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Test Series

Attendance Series Year
943,000 Australia v England 1936-37

Test Series in England

Attendance Series Year
549,650 England v Australia 1953

Tests

Attendance Series Venue Year
465,000 India v Pakistan Calcutta 1998-99
350,534 Australia v England Melbourne 1936-37

Tests in England

Attendance Series Venue Year
158,000 England v Australia Leeds 1948
137,915 England v Australia Leeds 1953
141,967 England v West Indies Lord's 2004
142,945 England v Australia Lord's 2009
140,111 England v India Lord's 2011

Test Match Day

Attendance Series Venue Year
100,000** India v Pakistan Calcutta 1998-99
91,112 Australia v England Melbourne, 4th Test, 1st day 2013-14
90,800 Australia v West Indies Melbourne, 5th Test, 2nd day 1960-61
89,155 Australia v England Melbourne, 4th Test, 1st day 2006-07

ODIs

Attendance Match Venue Year
100,000** India v South Africa Calcutta 1993-94
100,000** India v West Indies Calcutta 1993-94
100,000** India v West Indies Calcutta 1993-94
100,000** India v Sri Lanka (WC semi-final) Calcutta 1995-96
100,000** India v Australia Kolkata 2003-04
90,000** India v Pakistan Calcutta 1986-87
90,000** India v South Africa Calcutta 1991-92
87,812 England v Pakistan (WC final) Melbourne 1991-92
86,122 Australia v West Indies Melbourne 1983-84

Other First-Class Matches in England

Attendance Series Venue Year
93,000 England v Australia** Lord's 1945
80,000+ Surrey v Yorkshire The Oval 1906
78,792 Yorkshire v Lancashire Headingley 1904
80,000+ Lancashire v Yorkshire Old Trafford 1926

** No official attendance figures were issued for these games but capacity at Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is believed to have reached 100,000 following rebuilding in 1993.

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WG Grace, Fred Grace and Edward Grace, all brothers, made their debuts in the same Test match, versus Australia at The Oval, in 1880. Another set of brothers, Alec Hearne, George Hearne and Jack Hearne, also made their debuts for England in the same Test, versus South Africa at Newlands in 1892.

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