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Steven Lynch December 6, 2013
Michael Carberry dropped Brad Haddin on 5, with the Australian going on to make 118 © PA Photos
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In the first Ashes Test, 32 of the 37 wickets to fall were out caught. Is this some kind of record? asked Naushad Kazi from South Africa

It is very close to the Test record, which stands at 33 batsmen out caught (out of 36) in the match between Australia and India in Perth in February 1992.

One of the rare wickets that wasn't caught in that match - Mark Taylor lbw - was Kapil Dev's 400th in Test cricket.

The Ashes opener in Brisbane was the fifth Test match to feature 32 caught dismissals. In one of those - New Zealand v Pakistan in Auckland in 1993-94 - only 35 wickets went down, as against 37 in Brisbane (and all 40 in the other three instances). For the full list, click here.

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