South Africa may toss out more records

Published: Monday, January 15, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Johannesburg: Several national and international records have already tumbled during Sri Lanka's current tour of South Africa and in the New Zealand tour preceding it, and two more could be bettered by South Africa before the series ends.Among recent achievements have been Allan Donald reaching his 300th wicket and all-rounder Jacques Kallis becoming only the sixth player in the world to have achieved the double record of 4,000 runs and 100 wickets.By defeating Sri Lanka again in the fifth One-day International in Bloemfontein on Sunday, South African captain Shaun Pollock has made it 10 in-a-row, equaling the record for consecutive wins set by his predecessor, the now banned-for-life Hansie Cronje.The South Africans are now only two games away from setting a new world record. The legendary West Indies team captained by Viv Richards in the 80s set the current record of 12 consecutive wins in One-day Internationals.Sri Lanka may also unwittingly help South African wicket-keeper Mark Boucher achieve another South African record in the third and final Test in Centurion on Saturday. Boucher needs to get eight batsmen out to beat the current record of 152 held by Dave Richardson. Richardson achieved this in 42 games, and Boucher is likely to achieve this in fewer games. His tally currently stands at 141 in 36 Tests.India Abroad News Service

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