The year was 1957. The South African team was touring England. This is the third match between the two teams.
The year was 1957. The South African team was touring England. This is the third match between the two teams. Ground Kingsmead Durban. England team chose to bat first in this match. Everyone thought that the English batsmen would dominate the Safaris. But here the scene is almost reversed. Proteas bowler Heutefield made the most of his opportunity. He thrashed the opposition batsmen with his spin magic. He also set a world record. 66 years have passed since that Test match, Hugh Tayfield’s world record still stands.
In the Durban Test held between January 25-30, 1957, England scored 218 runs in the first innings. In response, South Africa were bowled out for 283 runs in the first innings. After that, England scored 254 runs in the second innings and set a target of 190 runs in front of South Africa. The Safari team could only manage 142 runs for 6 wickets. In the end this match ended in a draw.
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137 consecutive dot balls..
Heutefield took one wicket in the first innings and took 8 wickets in the second innings. In this way, Heutefield took 9 wickets in both innings. But do you think there is a world record here? Heutefield bowled a single 22.5 overs in this match. That is, he bowled 137 consecutive dot balls. This is still a world record. Meanwhile, Tayfield became the fastest bowler to take 100 Test wickets on behalf of South Africa. However, this record was later broken by Dale Steyn in 2008.