Test cricket instances of ball hitting the bails but they didn’t fall

Here are instances in cricket where ball hit the stumps but the bails moved/jumped but didn’t fall and one instance when ball went through the stumps without dislodging the bails:

Due thanks to Ashru Mitra, Charles Davis& Michael Jones for the information.

Instances in test cricket when the ball hit the stumps but the bails were not dislodged:

(1) WH Scotton (4) when on 3, played a ball from FR Spofforth which having hit his foot rolled onto the stumps without dislodging the bails (E vs A, Sydney (4th test), 1884-85)

(2) FE Woolley (115 n.o.) when on 0, played the first ball from AE Hall onto the stumps, without disturbing the bails (E vs SA, Johannesburg (4th test), 1922-23)

(3) H Sutcliffe (194) got life when on 43, he played a ball from WJ O’Reilly unto his stumps without disturbing the bails (E vs A, Sydney, 1932-33)

(4) HB Cameron (49), the SA keeper during his second innings knock, got a life while facing a delivery from WR Hammonds (who bowled 4 overs in that innings to him) before being finally stumped by his rival keeper Ames off W Barber who got his first scalp with his second delivery in test cricket (SA v E, Leeds, 1935)

(5) L Hutton (100) when on 2 survived while facing EL McCormick when such a similar incident occurred in the 3rd over of the English innings (E vs A, Nottingham, 1938)

(6) NC O’Neil (181) when on 52 facing GA Sobers had the delivery hit his body and ricocheted onto his leg stump but without dislodging the bail(s) (A vs WI, Brisbane, 1960-61)

(7) RB Simpson (71) when on 0, played the first ball from FS Trueman that rolled onto the stumps without dislodging the bails (2nd innings over No: 0.1) (A vs E, Brisbane, 1962-63)

(8) BL Cairns (19) when on 17, played a ball from MA Holding that beat the batsman and touched the off stump without dislodging the bails (2nd innings over No: 45, the first over after tea) (NZ v WI, Dunedin, 1979-80

(9) J Wright (36) played a ball from D Capel off his pads which hit the stumps, and the off bail jumped in the air but safely landed back on the stump grooves (NZ vs E, Wellington, 1987-88)

(10) BC Lara (375) when on 365, pulled a ball from CC Lewis and in the process almost trod onto his wicket, when his boot touched the off stump while completing the stroke that shook the off bail but somehow it remained on the stump groove though slightly dismantled (WI vs E, Antigua, 1993-94

(11) Pat Symcox (81) when on 56 faced a delivery from Mushtaq Ahmed that went clean through the middle and leg stump without disturbing the bails (SA vs P, Faislabad, 1997-98)

(12) N Hussain (retired hurt 0) while facing his third delivery from Wasim Akram trying to hook got injured in his right wrist and the ball bounced on the leg stump without dislodging the bails (over No: 6.3)(E vs P, Lahore, 2000-01)

(13) Craig White (121) when on 57,inside edged a ball from Javagal Srinath which rolled back and hits the stumps, but the bails were not dislodged (over No: 100.3)(E vs I, Ahmedabad, 2001-02)

(14) James Foster (48) when on 14, tried to sweep the ball from Harbhajan Singh and missed it, ball rolls back and hit the stumps, but the bails doesn’t get dislodged (over No: 85.2) (E vs I, Bangalore, 2001-02)

(15) Andrew Strauss (112) when on 91 survived when a ball from Chris Martin hit the stumps but bails not dislodged (over No: 60)(E vs NZ, Lord’s, 2004)

(16) IR Bell (65) when on 3, played a delivery from B Lee back onto his leg stump without dislodging the bail (over No: 27.6)(E vs A, Manchester, 2005)

(17) SP Jones (15 n.o.) when on 15, survived when a B Lee delivery was struck on his shoulders and hit the stumps without dislodging the bails (over No: 120.4)(A vs E, Nottingham, 2005)

(18) ME Trescothick (31) when on 4, received a short ball from SL Malinga that hit his rib cage and rolls back unto the stumps without, however, dislodging the bails (over No: 1.6) (E vs SL, Nottingham, 2006)

(19) J Kallis (132) while on 61 play a ball off his gloves from Harbhajan Singh which rolls unto the stumps and inspite of hitting it, the bails remain stuck on its grooves (over No: 69.5)(SA vs I, Ahmedabad, 2007-08)

(20) M Boucher (89) while on 27 survived a delivery from N Hauritz that hit the leg stump without disturbing the bails (over No: 83.5) (A vs SA, Sydney, 2008-09). This test also saw a repetition of like survival within a short span of the earlier incident, the batsman being M Morkel (40) and the ill-fated bowler being MG Johnson, the ball having being edged which hit the off stump in this case. No other details could be gathered at this moment.

(21) MJ Clarke (103) when on 92 faced a delivery from SCJ Broad that beat the batsman and brushed the stumps without dislodging the bails (over No: 105.4) (A vs E, Birmingham, 2009)

(22) AB De Villiers (58) when on 24 played a ball from GP Swann that hit the stums without dislodging the bails (SA vs E, Johannesburg, 2009-10)

(23) P Siddle (6) when on 0 faced a ball from GP Swann that rolled unto the stumps without dislodging the bails (over No: 91.6) (A vs E, Adelaide, 2010-11)

(24) Harbhajan Singh (40) when on 6, faced a delivery from DW Steyn that went to the keeper, not before hitting the stumps, but without disturbing the bails (over No: 88.6)(I vs SA, Cape Town, 2010-11)

(25) Asad Shafiq (42) when on 36, faced a delivery from DJG Shammy and ducked to avoid it, but the ball glanced the off stump, the stump shakes without removing the bails (2nd innings over No: 31.5) (P vs WI, Providence, 2011-12)

(26) MJ Prior (110*), when on 28, gloved a ball from N Wagner onto his helmet then onto the stumps without dislodging the bails (E vs NZ, Auckland 2012-13)

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