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Instances When 11 Bowlers Were Used in an Innings

There have been 4 instances in test cricket when all the 11 players of the side found their name in the bowling cards. The first match of such a record happened in 1884 and the latest one was in 2005. All those matches were high-scoring ones and ended up in a draw.   England Vs Australia, The Oval (1884)  It was the third test of Australia's tour of England. Batting first, Australia piled up 551 runs with Billy Mudroch scoring a double century and Percy McDonell and Tup Scott scoring centuries. In reply, England was all out for 346 runs. England was made to follow on, and the game ended in a draw. England were 85/2 in their second innings. It was in the first innings of Australian batting, that the English team had used 11 bowlers. It was the first time in the history of test cricket. Interestingly, the best bowling figures of 4/19 in the innings for England was achieved by their wicketkeeper Alfred Lyttelton . Lyttelton was also the first man to play both cricke