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When four Tests were in progress on the same day

November 25, 2012 14:41 IST

November 25 marked a special occasion in Test cricket as four Tests were being played simultaneously around the globe. Only sides missing from action were Pakistan and Zimbabwe.

There are only two previous instances when four Tests were in progress on the same day.

The details:

Four Tests in progress on the same day

March 21, 1998

India v Australia at Kolkata (4th day)

South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town (3rd day)

West Indies v England at St.John's (2nd day)

Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare (1st day)

March 11, 2001

Sri Lanka v England at Kandy (5th day)

New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland (4th day)

West Indies v South Africa at Georgetown (3rd day)

India v Australia at Kolkata (1st day)

November 25, 2012

Bangladesh v West Indies at Khulna (5th day)

Australia v South Africa at Adelaide (4th day)

India v England at Mumbai WS (3rd day)

Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo PSS (1st day)

Rajneesh Gupta