January 7th, 2011 — Mark Littlewood
The Ashes are coming home though I confess to have been feeling a little discombobulated for the past couple of weeks. How strange is it to hear Australians whine about the weather and throw cricket matches?
This has been a cracking series with all sorts of records being broken but perhaps the longest lasting legacy that this series has could be a great pub quiz question.
“Who is the only test batsmen to be given out first ball four times in a test?”
The answer is Ryan Harris, in the second Test in Adelaide.
- In the first innings he was bowled lbw first ball by Swann. The decision was appealed and he was then given out, again, by the TV umpire.
- He repeated this feat in the second innings, this time off the bowling of Anderson. LBW first ball. Appeal. Out again.