Hugh Tayfield of South Africa is the only player who took the fastest 100 wickets in Test cricket. However, his record was broken by Dale Steyn in 2008.
New Delhi: In the year 1957, the England team came to play the South Africa Test series. The third match of the series was played at the Kingsmead ground in Durban. In this match, Hugh Tayfield trapped the English batsmen in his spin. He made a world record against England. It has been 66 years since that Test match, but the record made by Hughes is still intact.
The match was against England
South Africa played a Test match against England in Durban from 25 January to 30 January 1957. England had 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 till the end of the last day’s play and the match was drawn.
Made a record by throwing 137 consecutive dot balls
, the match was drawn but a record was registered in Hughes’ name. He bowled 137 consecutive dot balls in this match. Hughes took one wicket in the first innings, while took 8 wickets in the second innings. He took a total of 9 wickets in both the innings. Hughes has played 37 matches in his Test career in which he has taken 170 wickets. He has also taken 10 wickets twice.
4405 runs given in 61 innings
Hugh Tayfield has played 61 innings in 37 test matches in which he has bowled 13568 balls. He has given 4405 runs in 61 innings. He has also taken five wickets four times and fourteen wickets five times. Hughes has also batted in 60 innings. He has scored 862 runs in these innings. His best score is 75 runs. Hughes died on 25 February 1994 at the age of 65.