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Symonds joins an elite list


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On day one of the Brisbane Test match between Australia and New Zealand, star all-rounder Andrew Symonds joined an elite group of crickters who have managed to score 8 runs off one delivery. Symonds pulled Kiwi seamer Ian O'Brien and ran three runs but the fielder failed to throw the ball back cleanly to wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum.

The ball flew away for four overthrows, but just before the ball crashed to the boundary, Symonds and Clarke had run another run. This meant that the overall runs scored off that one Ian O' Brien delivery was 8.

Take a look at this list:-

Most runs off a single ball in Test cricket

8          EH Hendren (169)     Eng v Aus       Brisbane                    1928-29
8          JG Wright (44)           NZ v Aus         Melbourne                  1980-81
8          A Symonds (26)      Aus v NZ        Brisbane                    2008-09 

7          A Sandham (325)     Eng v WI          Kingston                     1929-30
7          APE Knott (116)        Eng v WI         Leeds                         1976
7          Majid Khan (74)         Pak v Aus       Melbourne                  1981-82
7          HK Olonga (24)         Zim v SA         Bloemfontein             1999-00
7          MJ Clarke (21*)         Aus v Eng       Adelaide                     2006-07


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