Australia's Nathan Lyon recently became the 14th bowler in history to claim a wicket off his first delivery in Test cricket. He capped the performance with a fiver — making it a remarkable debut for the 23-year-old off-spinner from New South Wales.
Here's the full list of bowlers who've achieved this feat.
Despite this fabulous start, very few of these cricketers have had long, successful Test careers.
Half of them didn't last three Test matches. Only two of them could be considered successes at the Test level.
England's Maurice Tate, who played 39 Tests, took 155 wickets and also made 1198 runs.
Intikhab Alam of Pakistan, the leg-spinner all-rounder scored 1493 runs and took 125 wickets in the 47 Tests he played.
Here's how the first-ball heroes stand.
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