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Blast from the past: Hansie oversees historic ’96 duck run


Blast from the past: Hansie oversees historic ’96 duck run

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: November 23
1996 — SA collapse to 105 all out on the fourth day to lose the first Test against India in Ahmedabad by 64 runs. Captain Hansie Cronje top-scored with an unbeaten 48 in an innings that equalled Test cricket’s all-time record for most ducks in an innings alongside Pakistan from 1980 (Bangladesh and India have since joined the list). The ducks included top-order batsmen Andrew Hudson and Daryll Cullinan, who was batting at three, as well as middle-order star Jonty Rhodes and Pat Symcox, a bowler who could bat a bit. The other two were tail-enders Fanie de Villiers and Paul Adams. Pace bowler Javagal Srinath did most of the damage, taking 6/21 with spinner Anil Kumble taking 3/34.

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