Teams losing its first two wickets in an innings without a run on the board. England suffers such an ignominy against Australia after a gap of 117 years on home soil

England lost its first two wickets without a run on the board in its second innings – fourth innings of the test – against Australia in the ongoing test at Manchester to provide the 47th occasion of a team losing its first two wickets without a run on the board in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Team Oppn Ground Start Date Inns FoW Runs
1 Aus Eng Manchester 30 Aug 1888 3 2 0
2 SAF Eng Port Elizabeth 12 Mar 1889 1 2 0
3 Eng Aus Lord’s 12 Jun 1902 1 2 0
4 Eng Aus Melbourne 05 Mar 1904 2 2 0
5 NZl Eng Auckland 31 Mar 1933 1 2 0
6 Ind Aus Brisbane 28 Nov 1947 2 2 0
7 Ind Aus Adelaide 23 Jan 1948 3 2 0
8 Aus Eng Brisbane 01 Dec 1950 3 2 0
9 Win Aus Melbourne 31 Dec 1951 3 2 0
10 Ind Eng Leeds 05 Jun 1952 3 2 0
11 Win Ind Kanpur 12 Dec 1958 3 2 0
12 Ind Eng Lord’s 18 Jun 1959 3 2 0
13 Ind Win Port of Spain 04 Apr 1962 2 2 0
14 Ind Aus Chennai 02 Oct 1964 4 2 0
15 NZl Ind Mumbai (BS) 12 Mar 1965 4 2 0
16 NZl Eng Auckland 11 Mar 1966 3 2 0
17 Eng Win Kingston 08 Feb 1968 4 2 0
18 Ind Aus Kolkata 12 Dec 1969 1 2 0
19 Eng Pak Hyd-Pak 16 Mar 1973 3 2 0
20 Ind Aus Melbourne 30 Dec 1977 1 2 0
21 Pak Win Karachi 22 Dec 1980 1 2 0
22 Pak Eng Birmingham 29 Jul 1982 4 2 0
23 Win Ind Port of Spain 11 Mar 1983 2 2 0
24 Ind Win Kanpur 21 Oct 1983 2 2 0
25 Ind Win Chennai 24 Dec 1983 2 2 0
26 Eng Ind Birmingham 03 Jul 1986 1 2 0
27 NZl Eng Auckland 30 Jan 1992 4 2 0
28 Zim Pak Faisalabad 24 Oct 1996 3 2 0
29 SAF Ind Ahmedabad 20 Nov 1996 4 2 0
30 Srl Zim Kandy 07 Jan 1998 4 2 0
31 NZl Ind Hamilton 02 Jan 1999 1 2 0
32 Zim Srl Harare 26 Nov 1999 1 2 0
33 Win NZl Hamilton 16 Dec 1999 3 2 0
34 Zim Win Port of Spain 16 Mar 2000 2 2 0
35 Win Zim Port of Spain 16 Mar 2000 3 2 0
36 Zim Ban Chattogram 15 Nov 2001 4 2 0
37 Eng NZl Christchurch 13 Mar 2002 1 2 0
38 Eng NZl Auckland 30 Mar 2002 2 2 0
39 Pak Ind Karachi 29 Jan 2006 1 2 0
40 NZl SAF Johannesburg 05 May 2006 1 2 0
41 SAF Aus Durban 06 Mar 2009 2 2 0
42 NZl Pak Dunedin 24 Nov 2009 3 2 0
43 Aus Eng Adelaide 03 Dec 2010 1 2 0
44 Ban Zim Dhaka 25 Oct 2014 4 2 0
45 NZl Eng Lord’s 21 May 2015 4 2 0
46 Ban SAF Potchefstroom 28 Sep 2017 4 2 0
47 Eng Aus Manchester 04 Sep 2019 4 2 0

It also provides the eighth occasion of England losing its first two wickets in an innings without a run on the board. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Team Oppn Ground Start Date Inns FoW Runs
1 Eng Aus Lord’s 12 Jun 1902 1 2 0
2 Eng Aus Melbourne 05 Mar 1904 2 2 0
3 Eng Win Kingston 08 Feb 1968 4 2 0
4 Eng Pak Hyd-Pak 16 Mar 1973 3 2 0
5 Eng Ind Birmingham 03 Jul 1986 1 2 0
6 Eng NZl Christchurch 13 Mar 2002 1 2 0
7 Eng NZl Auckland 30 Mar 2002 2 2 0
8 Eng Aus Manchester 04 Sep 2019 4 2 0

It also provides the third occasion of England losing its first two wickets in an innings without a run on the board against Australia. All such occasions are tabulated below, It is interesting to note that England innings suffered such an happening after a gap of 115 years against Australia and also after a gap of 117 years against Australia on home soil

No Team Oppn Ground Start Date Inns FoW Runs
1 Eng Aus Lord’s 12 Jun 1902 1 2 0
2 Eng Aus Melbourne 05 Mar 1904 2 2 0
3 Eng Aus Manchester 04 Sep 2019 4 2 0

England lost its first two wickets without a run on the board in its second innings – fourth innings of the test – against Australia in the ongoing test at Manchester to provide the tenth occasion of a team losing its first two wickets without a run on the board in the annals of test cricket against Australia. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Team Oppn Ground Start Date Inns FoW Runs
1 Eng Aus Lord’s 12 Jun 1902 1 2 0
2 Eng Aus Melbourne 05 Mar 1904 2 2 0
3 Ind Aus Brisbane 28 Nov 1947 2 2 0
4 Ind Aus Adelaide 23 Jan 1948 3 2 0
5 Win Aus Melbourne 31 Dec 1951 3 2 0
6 Ind Aus Chennai 02 Oct 1964 4 2 0
7 Ind Aus Kolkata 12 Dec 1969 1 2 0
8 Ind Aus Melbourne 30 Dec 1977 1 2 0
9 SAF Aus Durban 06 Mar 2009 2 2 0
10 Eng Aus Manchester 04 Sep 2019 4 2 0

It also provides the twelfth occasion of a team losing its first two wickets against without a run on the board  in the fourth innings of the test. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Team Oppn Ground Start Date Inns FoW Runs
1 Ind Aus Chennai 02 Oct 1964 4 2 0
2 NZl Ind Mumbai (BS) 12 Mar 1965 4 2 0
3 Eng Win Kingston 08 Feb 1968 4 2 0
4 Pak Eng Birmingham 29 Jul 1982 4 2 0
5 NZl Eng Auckland 30 Jan 1992 4 2 0
6 SAF Ind Ahmedabad 20 Nov 1996 4 2 0
7 Srl Zim Kandy 07 Jan 1998 4 2 0
8 Zim Ban Chattogram 15 Nov 2001 4 2 0
9 Ban Zim Dhaka 25 Oct 2014 4 2 0
10 NZl Eng Lord’s 21 May 2015 4 2 0
11 Ban SAF Potchefstroom 28 Sep 2017 4 2 0
12 Eng Aus Manchester 04 Sep 2019 4 2 0

It also provides the second occasion of England losing its first two wickets against without a run on the board  in the fourth innings of the test. Both such occasions are tabulated below

No Team Oppn Ground Start Date Inns FoW Runs
1 Eng Win Kingston 08 Feb 1968 4 2 0
2 Eng Aus Manchester 04 Sep 2019 4 2 0

Test cricket has witnessed both the teams losing its first two wickets without a run on the board only once. It occurred in West Indies Vs Zimbabwe test at Port of Spain in March 2000.  Zimbabwe lost its first two wickets in the second innings of the test and West Indies suffered the same fate in the third innings of the test

No Team Oppn Ground Start Date Inns FoW Runs
1 Zim Win Port of Spain 16 Mar 2000 2 2 0
2 Win Zim Port of Spain 16 Mar 2000 3 2 0
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