History was made on Day 4 of the first Test between South Africa and India in Johannesburg, as MS Dhoni took off his wicket-keeping pads and bowled late in the afternoon.
Remarkably, just 24 hours earlier, AB de Villiers had done precisely the same thing for his country, meaning both keepers had bowled in a Test for the first time in the long history of the game:
First time in Test history both wicket-keepers have bowled. #IndvsSA—Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 21, 2013
De Villiers' bowling was underwhelming: He hurled down the wide you see below, which reflected South Africa's struggles with an injury to seamer Morne Morkel.
Dhoni, by contrast, appeared to still have options but gave himself two of the last overs of the day.
His bowling was nothing spectacular—although it was certainly better than de Villiers'—but his decision to keep at the other end without pads just added to the strangeness of it all.
All the while, a thrilling Test goes into a fifth day with all three results still conceivable.
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