Border bowled out for record-low 16 in first-class cricket

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Border were limited to a record-low 16 all out by KwaZulu-Natal in late last week’s CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup fixture at Boland Park in Paarl.

Middle-order batsman Nonelela Yikha was the top-scorer with seven in the third innings.

There were four ducks and two players – tail-ender Mkhululi Calana and captain Wesley Coulentianos retired out on zero.

Seamer Keith Dudgeon capitalised en route to figures of five for eight in six overs.

KwaZulu-Natal won the match by an innings and 179 runs, after scoring 361 to Border’s 166 and 16.

Previous Record-Low First-Class Totals

Border’s 16 equalled the previous lowest total in the history of South African first-class cricket.

In 1959, Border were bowled out for the same score against Natal in East London. The same match saw Border bowled out for 18 – the third-lowest first-class score in the country.

The lowest score in all first-class cricket is six, collected by The Bs against England at Lord’s in 1810.

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