A total of 23 wickets fell on the day one of the second Test between India and South Africa in Cape Town on Wednesday. It is the second highest number of wickets falling on day one of a Test.
The most wickets during the first day of a Test was during an Australia versus England Test back in 1902. A total of 25 wickets fell on the first day itself.
Visitors India also became the first-ever country to lose six wickets in a row without scoring a run. India was 153/4 at one point. But within the 10 balls, India were bundled out for 153.
India recorded a total of six ducks with Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Prasidh Krishna getting out without opening their account in the first innings. Thus India recorded the joint-highest number of ducks in a single Test innings by a team.
Pakistan (against West Indies at Karachi in 1980), South Africa (against India in Ahmedabad in 1996), Bangladesh (against West Indies in Dhaka back in 2002), and New Zealand (against Pakistan back in 2018 at Dubai) are among other teams to do so.