Proteas in Australia

Tahir sets unwanted record

2012-11-25 15:03
Imran Tahir (AP)
Cape Town - Proteas leg-spinner Imran Tahir has become the most expensive bowler in Test match history without bagging a solitary wicket.

Tahir's nightmare Test in Adelaide, where he picked up a game “haul” of 0/260 (23-0-180-0 and 14-1-80-0), has earned him this unwanted record.

Just as significantly, the awful bruising saw his Test bowling average balloon from 40.19 to 50.19, which will likely see him replaced by Robin Peterson for the final Test of the series in Perth next week.

Video: Australia v South Africa: Day 4 highlights

The Australians are in a dominant position to take a 1-0 series lead going into the final day's play in Adelaide.

The Proteas, chasing 430 for victory, are currently 77 for four in their second innings with AB de Villiers (12) and Faf du Plessis (19) occupying the crease.

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