On at the present time, South Africa cricketer Pat Symcox rewrote historical past books as he slammed a gorgeous century whereas batting at quantity 10, in the course of the first Test of the 1997-98 Test collection towards Pakistan in Johannesburg.Batting first, the Proteas had been reeling at 166/eight with Waqar Younis and Mushtaq Ahmed wreaking havoc and choosing up three wicket every. That is when, Symcox — who got here out to bat at quantity 10 — joined forces with wicket-keeper-batsman Mark Boucher within the center.
The duo placed on 195 runs for the ninth wicket and set a new world report within the course of, which nonetheless hasn’t been damaged. The duo surpassed the report of Pakistani duo Asif Iqbal and Intikhab Alam, who put collectively a partnership of 190 towards England on the Oval in 1967.
However, Symcox went onto obtain additional laurels as he grew to become solely the third cricketer ever to slam a ton after popping out to bat at quantity 10. The first was Walter Read, who slammed a ton towards Australia in 1884, whereas the second was Reggie Duff in 104.
Symcox’s innings helped South Africa snatch a draw from the jaws of defeat as they had been watching very low rating within the first innings however Symcox’s batting ensured they placed on a large whole within the match.
First Published: February 15, 2018, 5:40 PM IST