The 2009 Antigua Test
Teams: West Indies, England
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
February 13- 17, 2009
The match was abandoned as a draw after just ten balls were bowled because the bowlers were unable to get any solid footholds in an overly sandy outfield.
The match referee Alan Hurst said: Ã‚Â“The ground conditions, and especially the bowlersÃ‚Â’ run-ups, were unfit and potentially dangerous and we decided it would not be possible to rectify those fundamental issues over the course of a day or so.Ã‚Â”
It remains the shortest-ever Test in cricketing history.
Image: West Indies quick Daren Powell points to one of the many suspect areas along the bowlersÃ‚Â’ run-up area.
Text: Anant Gaundalkar