Trent Boult Breaks 35-Year-Old Record in Test Cricket History

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Trent Boult Breaks 35-Year-Old Record in Test Cricket History 

Trent Boult Breaks 35-Year-Old Record in Test Cricket History
Trent Boult (Image Credit: Twitter)

On day three of the Wellington Test between New Zealand and India, Kiwis cricketer Trent Boult created a record in Test cricket history.

The hosts New Zealand started the day by resuming with their overnight score of 216 for five. Though they lost two quick wickets in the morning session, the lower-order batsmen played some crucial knocks. While Colin de Grandhomme scored 43 runs, and the Test debutant Kyle Jamieson scored 44 runs to break the 55-year-old record.

Trent Boult scored 38 runs during 1st Test against India in Wellington:

Coming to bat on 310 for nine, the last batsman Boult scored 38 runs off 24 balls (5 fours and only six) before losing his wicket. Ishant Sharma dismissed him as New Zealand were bowled out for 348 runs with the healthy lead of 183 runs (India scored 165 all out in the first innings).

Trent Boult
Trent Boult (Image Credit: Twitter)

After coming to bat, Boult scored 100% runs of the team while the other batsman Ajaz Patel (4*) didn’t add a run during that final wicket partnership. While Boult scored 38 runs, it is the highest individual Test score for a batsman who scored all the runs for the team while he was at the crease.

The previous record-holder was the former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev. During the Colombo (SSC) Test in 1985, skipper Dev scored all the 36 runs during the sixth-wicket partnership with Sunil Gavaskar and lost his wicket on 36 off 26 balls (7 fours).

Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Most Test runs by a batsman who scored all of his team’s runs while he was at the crease

Player (Team) Runs Opposition Venue Year
Trent Boult (New Zealand) 38 India Wellington 2020
Kapil Dev (India) 36 Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 1985
Chris Gayle (West Indies) 33 India Kolkata 2013
Ian Smith (New Zealand) 30 Sri Lanka Kandy 1984

On the other hand, as the No.11 batsman, the previous most Test runs during 100% runs scoring for the team was 24. New Zealand batsman Ken Hough (24 runs against England) and Bangladesh cricketer Robiul Islam (24 runs against Zimbabwe) were holding that previous record.

Also, during India’s second innings, the left-arm pacer Boult has already taken three wickets (3/27). At the stumps of day three, India scored 144/4 as they were still trailing by 39 runs.

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