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Taibu gets a world record

Rajneesh Gupta | May 17, 2004

Zimbabwe wicketkeeper and captain Tatenda Taibu got a world record on his name in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Bulawayo. 

Taibu did not concede a single bye in Sri Lanka's mammoth total of 713 for 3 declared. This, now, is the highest total in Tests without containing any bye in the extras column.

The previous record was held by Sri Lanka's Hashan Tillakaratne who did not let a single bye during New Zealand's total of 671 for four at Wellington in 1990-91.

The accompanying table lists the highest total without a bye in Tests:

713-3dT TaibuZimSLBulawayo QSC2003-04
671-4HP TillakaratneSLNZWellington1990-91
660-5dAC ParoreNZWIWellington1994-95
659-8dTG EvansEngAusSydney 1946-47
658-9dRD JacobsWISADurban2003-04
652SMH KirmaniIndPakFaisalabad1982-83
632-4dAJ StewartEngAusLord's1993
619JL HendriksWIAusSydney 1968-69
616-5dIDS SmithNZPakAuckland1988-89
610-6dSS DigheIndSLColombo SSC2001-02
609-6dA FlowerZimIndNagpur2000-01
601-7dRC RussellEngAusLeeds1989
600-3dA FlowerZimSAHarare2001-02

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