South African bowlers who have captured ten or more wickets in a test

K Rabada captured ten wickets conceding 63 runs in the just concluded Bloemfontein test against Bangladesh to provide the 31st occasion of a South African bowler capturing ten or more wickets in a test. All such occasions are tabulated below.

 

No Player Overs M Runs W Opposition Ground Start Date
1 CB Llewellyn 49.5 12 116 10 v Australia Johannesburg 18 Oct 1902
2 SJ Snooke 53.0 09 127 12 v England Johannesburg 10 Mar 1906
3 AEE Vogler 52.1 06 181 12 v England Johannesburg 01 Jan 1910
4 AE Hall 62.3 20 112 11 v England Cape Town 01 Jan 1923
5 EP Nupen 51.4 04 150 11 v England Johannesburg 24 Dec 1930
6 HJ Tayfield 66.5×8 22 165 13 v Australia Melbourne 24 Dec 1952
7 HJ Tayfield 74.0×8 26 192 13 v England Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957
8 SF Burke 81.0 29 196 11 v New Zealand Cape Town 01 Jan 1962
9 PM Pollock 47.5 23 087 10 v England Nottingham 05 Aug 1965
10 AA Donald 55.0 15 139 12 v India Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 1992
11 PS de Villiers 59.3 20 123 10 v Australia Sydney 02 Jan 1994
12 PS de Villiers 40.2 15 108 10 v Pakistan Johannesburg 19 Jan 1995
13 AA Donald 50.1 15 113 11 v Zimbabwe Harare 13 Oct 1995
14 AA Donald 38.0 10 127 11 v England Johannesburg 25 Nov 1999
15 SM Pollock 48.4 18 147 10 v India Bloemfontein 03 Nov 2001
16 PR Adams 31.1 08 106 10 v Bangladesh Chittagong 24 Apr 2003
17 M Ntini 48.0 08 220 10 v England Lord’s 31 Jul 2003
18 M Ntini 47.5 10 132 13 v West Indies Port of Spain 08 Apr 2005
19 A Nel 37.4 06 088 10 v West Indies Bridgetown 21 Apr 2005
20 M Ntini 44.5 06 178 10 v Australia Johannesburg 31 Mar 2006
21 M Ntini 33.0 05 145 10 v New Zealand Centurion 15 Apr 2006
22 DW Steyn 31.3 04 093 10 v New Zealand Johannesburg 08 Nov 2007
23 DW Steyn 24.3 06 091 10 v New Zealand Centurion 16 Nov 2007
24 DW Steyn 49.2 09 154 10 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2008
25 DW Steyn 34.5 07 108 10 v India Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
26 VD Philander 24.1 03 102 10 v Sri Lanka Centurion 15 Dec 2011
27 VD Philander 30.5 06 114 10 v New Zealand Hamilton 15 Mar 2012
28 DW Steyn 36.5 16 060 11 v Pakistan Johannesburg 01 Feb 2013
29 K Rabada 39.4 08 144 13 v England Centurion 22 Jan 2016
30 K Rabada 29.0 05 092 10 v Sri Lanka Cape Town 02 Jan 2017
31 K Rabada 24.5 05 063 10 v Bangladesh Bloemfontein 06 Oct 2017

 

K Rabada became the second South African bowler to capture ten wickets in a test against Bangladesh. PR Adams had captured 10 for 106 at Chittagong in Apr 2003. Both the occasions are tabulated below. K Rabada now has the best bowling figures in a test against Bangladesh

 

No Player Overs M Runs W Opposition Ground Start Date
1 PR Adams 31.1 08 106 10 v Bangladesh Chittagong 24 Apr 2003
2 K Rabada 24.5 05 063 10 v Bangladesh Bloemfontein 06 Oct 2017

 

K Rabada became the fourth South African bowler to capture ten or more wickets in match on three or more occasions. Others are DW Steyn {05}, M Ntini {04} and AA Donald {03}. The performance of these four bowlers are tabulated below

 

No Player Overs M Runs W Opposition Ground Start Date
1 DW Steyn 31.3 04 093 10 v New Zealand Johannesburg 08 Nov 2007
2 DW Steyn 24.3 06 091 10 v New Zealand Centurion 16 Nov 2007
3 DW Steyn 49.2 09 154 10 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2008
4 DW Steyn 34.5 07 108 10 v India Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
5 DW Steyn 36.5 16 060 11 v Pakistan Johannesburg 01 Feb 2013
                 
1 M Ntini 48.0 08 220 10 v England Lord’s 31 Jul 2003
2 M Ntini 47.5 10 132 13 v West Indies Port of Spain 08 Apr 2005
3 M Ntini 44.5 06 178 10 v Australia Johannesburg 31 Mar 2006
4 M Ntini 33.0 05 145 10 v New Zealand Centurion 15 Apr 2006
                 
1 AA Donald 55.0 15 139 12 v India Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 1992
2 AA Donald 50.1 15 113 11 v Zimbabwe Harare 13 Oct 1995
3 AA Donald 38.0 10 127 11 v England Johannesburg 25 Nov 1999
                 
1 K Rabada 39.4 08 144 13 v England Centurion 22 Jan 2016
2 K Rabada 29.0 05 092 10 v Sri Lanka Cape Town 02 Jan 2017
3 K Rabada 24.5 05 063 10 v Bangladesh Bloemfontein 06 Oct 2017

 

K Rabada’s 10 for 63 provide the 18th occasion of a South African bowler capturing exact ten wickets in a test. All such occasions are tabulated below

 

No Player Overs M Runs W Opposition Ground Start Date
1 K Rabada 24.5 05 063 10 v Bangladesh Bloemfontein 06 Oct 2017
2 PM Pollock 47.5 23 087 10 v England Nottingham 05 Aug 1965
3 A Nel 37.4 06 088 10 v West Indies Bridgetown 21 Apr 2005
4 DW Steyn 24.3 06 091 10 v New Zealand Centurion 16 Nov 2007
5 K Rabada 29.0 05 092 10 v Sri Lanka Cape Town 02 Jan 2017
6 DW Steyn 31.3 04 093 10 v New Zealand Johannesburg 08 Nov 2007
7 VD Philander 24.1 03 102 10 v Sri Lanka Centurion 15 Dec 2011
8 PR Adams 31.1 08 106 10 v Bangladesh Chittagong 24 Apr 2003
9 PS de Villiers 40.2 15 108 10 v Pakistan Johannesburg 19 Jan 1995
10 DW Steyn 34.5 07 108 10 v India Nagpur 06 Feb 2010
11 VD Philander 30.5 06 114 10 v New Zealand Hamilton 15 Mar 2012
12 CB Llewellyn 49.5 12 116 10 v Australia Johannesburg 18 Oct 1902
13 PS de Villiers 59.3 20 123 10 v Australia Sydney 02 Jan 1994
14 M Ntini 33.0 05 145 10 v New Zealand Centurion 15 Apr 2006
15 SM Pollock 48.4 18 147 10 v India Bloemfontein 03 Nov 2001
16 DW Steyn 49.2 09 154 10 v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2008
17 M Ntini 44.5 06 178 10 v Australia Johannesburg 31 Mar 2006
18 M Ntini 48.0 08 220 10 v England Lord’s 31 Jul 2003

 

K Rabada’s 10 for 63 represent the best bowling effort by a South African bowelr who has taken exact ten wickets in a test. The previous best was 10 for 87 by PM Pollock against England at Nottingham in Aug 1965

 

No Player Overs M Runs W Opposition Ground Start Date
1 K Rabada 24.5 05 063 10 v Bangladesh Bloemfontein 06 Oct 2017
2 PM Pollock 47.5 23 087 10 v England Nottingham 05 Aug 1965

 

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