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Question: Which bowler has taken the wicket of a particular batsman the maximum number of times in the Test cricket? Top three bowlers please. Also, which Indian bowlers is number one in this category?
Rajneesh Gupta: England's Mike Atherton appears in three of four top instances of a batsman getting dismissed most often to a bowler. Australia's Glenn McGrath dismissed him 19 times -- a world record -- while West Indies' Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh dismissed him 17 times each. There is one entry of 18 dismissals for Australia's Arthur Morris, who fell to England's Alec Bedser's bowling.
The Indian record is in the name of Kapil Dev with 12 dismissals of Pakistan's Mudassar Nazar. Kapil, in fact, was till recently the only Indian bowler to dismiss a particular batsman 10 or more times before Harbhajan Singh got himself an entry into the record books by getting rid of Ricky Ponting in the first innings of the Nagpur Test. England's Graham Gooch and David Gower, Australia's Allan Border and West Indies' Malcolm Marshall are the other batsmen to have fallen off Kapil's bowling on 10 occasions.
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Question: A batsman gets retired hurt in the fourth innings of a match, is in no position to bat and his side loses the ninth wicket and still there are 10 overs to be bowled. Has the batting side lost the match or drawn it?
Question: A batsman gets retired hurt in the fourth innings of a match, does not get back to bat and his side loses the ninth wicket on the second last ball of the match, having made 200 while chasing a target of 300. There is a one ball left but retired hurt batsman does not come to bat. Has the batting side lost the match or drawn it?
Name: Sunil Sastry
Question: A batsman gets retired hurt in the fourth innings of a match, does not get back to bat and the ninth wicket falls; if there are few more overs left and few runs to be made to win and the hurt batsman can't make to the crease, then in such a case has the batting side lost the match or drawn it?
Rajneesh Gupta: In all the above cases, the batting side will lose the match