Mike gatting had his nose broken by a ball from Malcolm Marshall while batting v West Indies at Kingston in 1986. The ball unfortunately dropped from his nose on to the wicket.
No less than five batsmen were run out during the New Zealand innings v Sri Lanka at Sharjah in March 1988- only eight wickets fell in all.
Only four test series have ended 0-0 with all five matches being drawn. India was involved in three of them, including two in a row against Pakistan.
- Almost half of all injuries to adult cricketers occur during formal play.
- One third of cricket injuries to children occur during school hours reflecting the popularity of cricket as a school sport.
- Almost 20 per cent of injuries occur during training or practice.
The incidence of injury for first class cricketers in Victoria is approximately 333 injuries/10,000 hours played. In Australia, cricket represents 7.3 per cent of adult and 3.7 per cent of child sporting related injuries presenting to hospital emergency departments.