3 occasions when South Africa was all out on the lowest score in Test cricket


South Africa is limited to 55 runs against India

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The last Test match of the two-match Test series between South Africa and India is being played at Newlands, Cape Town from today, January 3. Let us tell you that in this match, South Africa’s batting has collapsed like a house of cards in front of India’s excellent bowling. In the match today, the Proteas batsmen had no answer to the havoc-wreaking balls of the Indian fast bowlers.

South Africa’s first innings was all out on a total score of just 55 runs in 23.2 overs. With this, South Africa has also got a shameful record in its name. Let us tell you that this is South Africa’s lowest score in Test cricket against India. Apart from this, today in this article we are going to tell you about three more such occasions, when South Africa’s first innings ended early. So let’s start-

1. vs Australia 36 runs (1932)

Let us tell you that this was the first time in the history of Test cricket when South Africa was all out for just 36 runs. South Africa was all out for just 35 runs in the Melbourne Test match against Australia in 1932.

In this match, in bowling for Australia, Bert Ironmonger took 5 wickets, Laurie Nash took 4 wickets and Stan McCabe took 1 wicket. Whereas for South Africa, team captain Jack Cameron was the top scorer by scoring 11 runs.

2. vs India 55 runs (2024)

For the second time, South Africa’s first innings has been all out on the lowest score against India. The Indian team has achieved this feat today on January 3, 2024 in the Cape Town Test match against South Africa due to the amazing bowling of Mohammed Siraj.

It is noteworthy that in the match, Siraj gave his career best performance and took 6 wickets for 15 runs while bowling 3 maiden overs in 9 overs. In front of this brilliant bowling of India, only two South African batsmen could reach double figures.

3. vs England 58 runs (1912)

The third occasion came almost 110 years ago, when South Africa was all out for just 58 runs in the first innings in the Lord’s Test match against England. Name of this tournament It was the Triangular Tournament, and batting first in the match, the entire South African team was reduced to 58 runs.

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