All seven bowlers used for the Warriors took a wicket against the Dolphins on Friday night.
And there was even space for a run-out. It was the complete bowling performance from the Warriors as they bowled out the Dolphins for 144 to thrash them by 130 runs.
Warriors skipper Jon Jon Smuts must have been pretty pleased with the way he utilised his bowlers, allowing the pace quartet of Basheer Walters (1-22), Andrew Birch (1-29), Aya Gqamane (2-18) and Sisanda Magala (2-30) to see off the top order, before the part-time spin efforts of Smuts (1-15), Colin Ackermann (1-14) and Colin Ingram (1-11) demolished the tail.
To put this stat into perspective, it’s only been achieved four times in a Test match before, stretching as far back as 1898 between England and Australia, and most recently between the Proteas and New Zealand in 2006, when Stephen Fleming opted for seven bowlers in their defeat at Centurion.
Never before have eight bowlers taken wickets in an innings before, so it’s a pity that Kelly Smuts and Lesiba Ngoepe didn’t have a go, who are more than capable bowlers themselves.
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