Kraigg Brathwaite Sets Test Record With Seven Runs From One Ball

Updated: 06 January 2015 16:44 IST

West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite ran three and gained four extra runs when wicketkeeper AB de Villiers shied at the stumps at the bowler's end and the ball went to the boundary on Sunday.

Kraigg Brathwaite Sets Test Record With Seven Runs From One Ball
Kraigg Brathwaite in action against South Africa. © AFP

Cape Town:

West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite has earned a footnote in cricket history after he got off the mark with a seven in the third Test against South Africa at Newlands.

The batsmen ran three and gained four extra runs when wicketkeeper AB de Villiers shied at the stumps at the bowler's end and the ball went to the boundary on Sunday.

According to South African statistician Andrew Samson, this was the first occasion in Test history when a batsman's first runs were a seven. Brathwaite was eventually dismissed for 16.

South Africa won the series by two matches to nil, with one match finishing in a rain-affected draw.

The left-handed Elgar made 60 not out as South Africa reached a victory target of 124 shortly before lunch.

Topics : Kraigg Brathwaite West Indies South Africa Cricket
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