Border bowled out for 16, equal their own unwanted SA first-class record

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Boland Park in Paarl. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Boland Park in Paarl. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Border were bowled out for just 16 runs in the second innings of their CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup match against KwaZulu-Natal in Paarl over the weekend.

The match, which ended on Saturday, saw the hosts lose by an innings and 179 runs. 

KZN batted first and made 361 before Border, in their first innings, made 166 and were then asked to follow on. 

In bizarre fashion, Border's second innings was over in just 11.4 overs. 

It is the joint-lowest innings score in the history of South African first-class cricket, equalling the 16 all out Border made against the same opposition all the way back in 1959. 

Remarkably, in that match, Border were also bowled out for 18 while in 1921, Border were bowled out for 23, also against KZN. 

There were a total of four ducks in this latest disaster while No 4 Nonelala Yikha top-scored with 7, hitting one of just two boundaries in the innings. 

There were, however, two batsmen who did not walk out to the middle and they were recorded as being 'absent hurt'. 

On Monday, it was confirmed that Border had missed out on selection to the premier division of the new-look domestic structure that will come into effect from next season. 

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