Shortest Test match (male)

The shortest Test match, in terms of actual playing time, was the first Test between England and Australia at Trent Bridge on 12 June 1926. There were only 50 minutes play in which 17.2 overs were bowled and England scored 32-0. In terms of balls bowled, the shortest is the first Test between the West Indies and England at Sabina Park, Jamaica on 29 Jan 1998. Only 10.1 overs were bowled in 56 minutes and England scored 17-3. The match was abandoned as the pitch was deemed to be too dangerous to continue.