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Incredible collapses in Test cricket

February 15, 2010 15:40 IST

Cricket is a game of great uncertainties. South Africa learnt this fact the hard way at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.

They were comfortably placed at 251 for 3 at one stage, but lost wickets in a heap and soon reduced to 261 for 9. They could add just ten runs, while losing six wickets, in 67 balls!

This is the second worst six-wicket collapse against India in a home Test.

Interestingly the only better performance also came from South Africa, when they crumbled from 96 for four and were all out for 105, at Ahmedabad in 1996-97.

Worst 6-wicket collapses against India in India

Wkts-Runs

For

Venue

Season

Collapse

6-9

South Africa

Ahmedabad

1996-97

96-4 to 105 all out

6-10

South Africa

Kolkata

2009-10

251-3 to 261-9

6-11

Pakistan

Chennai

1998-99

275-4 to 286 all out

6-11

Pakistan

Kolkata

1998-99

15-0 to 26-6

6-14

New Zealand

Hyderabad

1969-70

122-1 to 136-7

6-14

Pakistan

Bangalore

1986-87

60-2 to 74-8

6-14

England

Mohali

2001-02

224-4 to 238 all

Rajneesh Gupta