Some players have played very slow innings while performing in Test Cricket. Here are some players who have played slowest test innings.
List of players who have played slowest Test Innings.
With the increasing popularity of T20 and One-Day Cricket, the dominance of explosive batsmen has increased significantly. Therefore, in present-day Test Cricket, explosive batting is witnessed.
However, some players have played very slow innings while performing their concentration, patience and technique in Test Cricket.
In this article, we have mentioned players who have played the slowest innings in Test Cricket, scoring minimum runs.
|G. I. Allot||0||101||New Zealand||New Zealand vs South Africa||Auckland||2005-06|
|M. A. K. Pataudi||5||102||India||India vs England||Bombay||1972-73|
|S. C. J. Broad||6||137||England||England vs New Zealand||Auckland||2012-13|
|D. R. Martyn||6||106||Australia||Australia vs South Africa||Sydney||1993-94|
|G. Miller||7||123||England||England vs Australia||Melbourne||1978-79|
|R. Chauhan||9||132||India||India vs Sri Lanka||Ahmedabad||1993-94|
|T. G. Evans||10*||133||England||England vs Australia||Adelaide||1946-47|
Of these, one of the batters mentioned below didn’t score any runs and it happens to be the slowest innings ever played in the history of Test Cricket.
Geoff Allott (New Zealand)
New Zealand’s left-arm fast bowler Geoffery Ian Allot, was dismissed on zero after playing 77 balls in 101 minutes batting in the first innings of the first Test match played in Auckland against South Africa in 1999.
Geoff Allot did not make any runs in that innings, so his strike rate was 0.00. It is the slowest innings ever played in the history of Test Cricket.
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (India)
India’s youngest Cricket Captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi scored 5 runs off 84 balls in 102 minutes batting in the second innings of the fifth Test match played in Mumbai against England in 1973.
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s strike rate in that innings was 5.95.
Stuart Broad (England)
England’s right-arm fast bowler Stuart Christopher John Broad scored 6 runs with the help of 1 four after playing 77 balls in 137 minutes.
Batting in the second innings of the third Test match against New Zealand played in Auckland in 2013. Stuart Broad’s strike rate in that innings was 7.79.
Damien Martyn (Australia)
Australian right-handed batsman Damien Richard Martyn scored 6 runs with the help of 1 four after playing 59 balls in 106 minutes batting in the second innings of the third Test match against South Africa played in Sydney in 1994.
Damien Martin’s strike rate in that innings was 10.16.
Geoff Miller (England)
England’s right-handed batsman Geoffery Miller scored 7 runs after playing 101 balls in 123 minutes batting in the first innings of the third Test match against Australia played in Melbourne in 1979.
Geoff Miller’s strike rate in that innings was 6.93.
Rajesh Chauhan (India)
India’s right-handed batsman Rajesh Chauhan scored 9 runs with the help of 1 four after playing 96 balls in 132 minutes batting in the first innings of the third Test match against Sri Lanka played in Ahmedabad in 1994.
Rajesh Chauhan’s strike rate in that innings was 9.37.
Godfrey Evans (England)
England’s right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman Thomas Godfrey Evans scored 10 runs with the help of 1 four after playing 96 balls in 133 minutes batting in the second innings of the fourth Test match against Australia played in Adelaide in 1947.
The strike rate of Godfrey Evans in that innings was 10.41.