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Quiz! Name every opener dismissed off the first ball of a Test match since 1970

Quiz! Openers Dismissed Off The First Ball Of A Test Match Since 1970
by Wisden Staff 6 minute play

Can you name all of the openers to be dismissed off the first ball of a men’s Test match since 1970 and ace this quiz?

There’s a curious statistic at the heart of this list. No player has been dismissed off the first ball of a Test Match twice, but two have been done so three times.

One of those is one of the greatest to have played the game, and so naturally would have picked up a few first-ballers. But the other featured in just 17 Tests, and what’s odder still is that he was dismissed by the same bowler each time, across two different series. That bowler was hardly a world-renowned new-ball bowler either, playing just 34 Tests and averaging 34.63 with the ball.

In any case, you have six minutes. Good luck!

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