Usman Khawaja's 180 against India in the fourth Test in Ahmedabad meant he became the ninth member of a select band with Test centuries in India, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. Khawaja had scored 141 against Pakistan in Dubai in 2018-19, and last March made 160 in Karachi followed by 104 not out in Lahore. He's also hit nine Test hundreds in Australia, and one in New Zealand.
The most balls sent down by a bowler on a single day of a Test is 360 - 45 eight-ball overs - by the South African offspinner Athol Rowan, on the third day against England in Port Elizabeth in 1948-49. The same day, slow left-armer Tufty Mann delivered 328 balls (41 overs) as South Africa got through 104 eight-ball overs in the day (the equivalent of 138.4 of six balls). "Rowan and Mann virtually carried the whole of the South African attack today, and both bowled remarkably well," reported the Times.
Jimmy Anderson is top of both these lists - not surprisingly, perhaps, given that his current haul of 179 Test caps is exceeded only by Sachin Tendulkar's 200. Anderson has been the last man out at the end of 20 different Test defeats, and the non-striker for 17 more.
There has been one instance of this in an official T20I, by Canada's slow left-armer Saad Bin Zafar, who finished with figures of 4-4-0-2 against Panama (who were all out for 37) in a World Cup Americas Region qualifying match in Coolidge (Antigua) in November 2021.
When he made his Test debut against South Africa in St Lucia in June 2021, the 19-year-old Jayden Seales had played only one previous first-class match, for West Indies A in New Zealand late the previous year. He was the fifth West Indian whose second first-class match was a Test, following George Gladstone and Clarence Passailaigue (both in 1929-30), Charlie Griffith (1959-60) and Fidel Edwards (2003). Seven other West Indians played only two first-class games before their first Test, including Garry Sobers (1953-54).
Steven Lynch is the editor of the updated edition of Wisden on the Ashes