Hugh Tayfield was also the fastest bowler to take 100 Test wickets for South Africa. However, his record was broken by Dale Steyn in 2008.
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Year 1957. South Africa tour of England. Third match of test series. Ground Kingsmead Durban. The English team, which came as a guest, came to bat first. means bowling south africa Of. And, Proteas bowler Hugh Tayfield was looking for the same. Taking advantage of the opportunity, he made the English batsmen dance on his spin and made them dance in such a way that a world record was created. Today 66 years have passed for that Test match, but the world record made by Hugh Tayfield in that match is still intact.
In that Durban Test played between January 25 and January 30, 1957, England scored 218 runs in the first innings. In response, South Africa scored 283 runs in the first innings. England scored 254 runs in the second innings and set a target of 190 runs in front of South Africa. But the South African team could only score 142 runs for 6 wickets and the match was drawn. The match was drawn, but in this also Hugh Tayfield did wonders.
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Made a world record by throwing 137 consecutive balls dot
Hugh Tayfield took 8 wickets in the second innings, after taking one wicket in the first innings. In this way, including both the innings, he took 9 wickets in the Durban Test played against England in 1957.
But, this test is known even more because of the frequent maiden overs thrown by Hugh Tayfield. He had bowled 22.5 overs of maidens continuously in this test. That is, he had bowled 137 consecutive dot balls, meaning on which no runs were given to the batsmen. This is still a world record because no one has bowled so many balls continuously till now.
KISS used to do before starting every over
Hugh Tayfield had another specialty. Before starting his every over, he used to KISS on the cap, meaning he used to kiss it and then let the umpire keep it. Tayfield was also the fastest bowler to take 100 Test wickets for South Africa. However, his record was broken by Dale Steyn in 2008.