When Steve Waugh treaded on his own wicket off a short ball from Zaheer Khan in his 165th Test, it was the first time he got out "hit-wicket".
Waugh also provided the 15th instance of a batsman getting out in this fashion against India. The list comprises seven West Indians, five Australians, two Englishmen and a Pakistani.
Interestingly, the last time a batsman got out in this peculiar way against India was way back in 1987-88 when Arshad Ayub induced Desmond Haynes to walk on to his wicket in the Delhi Test.
Waugh may take some solace from the fact that he is not the only one to suffer the ultimate ignominy of getting out "hit-wicket" without opening his account.
West Indians Vanburn Holder and David Murray also suffered similar fate. On the other end of the scale, another West Indian, Faoud Bacchus, knocked his own bails after scoring 250 runs.
Vinoo Mankad and Kapil Dev hold the honour of dismissing three batsmen apiece this way.
The complete list of "hit-wicket" dismissals against India:
|Arthur Morris||47||Aus||1st||Brisbane||1947-48||Chandu Sarwate|
|Don Bradman||185||Aus||1st||Brisbane||1947-48||Lala Amarnath|
|Reginald Spooner||11||Eng||1st||Delhi||1951-52||Sadashiv Shinde|
|Frank Lowson||26||Eng||4th||Kanpur||1951-52||Vinoo Mankad|
|Wazir Mohammad||34||Pak||4th||Peshawar||1954-55||Vinoo Mankad|
|Ken Mackay||27||Aus||3rd||Kolkata||1956-57||Vinoo Mankad|
|Easton McMorris||42||WI||5th||Kingston||1961-62||Chandu Borde|
|Vanburn Holder||0||WI||4th||Chennai||1974-75||Bishan Singh Bedi|
|David Murray||0||WI||4th||Chennai||1978-79||Kapil Dev|
|Herbert Chang||2||WI||4th||Chennai||1978-79||Karsan Ghavri|
|Faoud Bacchus||250||WI||6th||Kanpur||1978-79||S Venkataraghavan|
|Graham Yallop||89||Aus||3rd||Kanpur||1979-80||Kapil Dev|
|Gus Logie||1||WI||5th||St. John's||1982-83||Kapil Dev|
|Desmond Haynes||27||WI||1st||Delhi||1987-88||Arshad Ayub|
|Steve Waugh||0||Aus||1st||Brisbane||2003-04||Zaheer Khan|