Test match dismissals by type

For the next while I want to start really simple – I think this kind of post is really handy to have out in the public domain, and also a nice reference to come back to later.

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Of the 3,703 catches, 123 were caught and bowled
Of the 187 run outs, 46 came after a team had already completed at least one run. As I discussed with Omar Chaudhuri on twitter yesterday, that seems incredibly wasteful.
In a test match where 40 wickets fell we’d expect ~38 of the dismissals to be caught/LBW/bowled.
The sample here comprises of 197 test matches – an average of 31.3 wickets fall per match.


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