List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Allan Donald

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Donald's (pictured in 2012) average of 22.25 in Tests is the fourth-best among his countrymen as of August 2013.[N 1]

Allan Donald is a former Test and One Day International (ODI) cricketer who represented the South African cricket team between 1991, when the team's suspension from international cricket was lifted following the end of the apartheid regime,[2][3] and 2003. A right-arm fast bowler, Donald was described by ESPNcricinfo writer Peter Robinson as "South Africa's greatest fast bowler".[4] Donald took 330 wickets in Test cricket and 272 in ODIs, and remains the second highest wicket-taker of his country in ODIs as of 2013.[5] The Wisden Cricketers' Almanack named him one of their cricketers of the year in 1992 and rated him the second best ODI bowler in 2003.[N 2] During his international career, Donald took 22 five-wicket hauls. A five-wicket haul—also known as a five-for or fifer—refers to the feat of a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings.[7] This is regarded as a notable achievement,[8] and only 41 bowlers have at least 15 five-wicket hauls at international level in their cricketing careers.[N 3][9]

Donald took a five-wicket haul in his ODI debut against India at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata in November 1991, taking 5 wickets for 29 runs, the fifth best performance by any bowler on ODI debut. Despite this, South Africa lost the match, while Donald secured a Man of the match award.[10] He picked up another five-wicket haul the following year against Kenya, when he claimed 6 wickets for 23 runs at the Nairobi Gymkhana Club. The bowling figures are the second best by a South African as of 2013.[11]

Donald made his Test debut against the West Indies in April 1992, collecting six wickets in the match.[12] He took a five-wicket haul for the first time in Tests when he took 5 wickets for 55 runs against India during the third Test of a four-match series held later that year. He took another five wicket haul in the second innings, thus collecting 12 wickets for 139 runs in the match. Donald went on to repeat this feat against England in November 1999. His career-best bowling figures in an innings came when he took 8 wickets for 71 runs against Zimbabwe in 1995 at the Harare Sports Club.[13] He was most successful against England taking nine fifers. As of 2013, he is sixteenth overall among all-time combined five-wicket haul takers.[N 4]

Key[edit]

A view of a cricket field focusing towards the pavilion
Donald took a pair of fifers for the first time at the St George's Oval, Port Elizabeth.
Symbol Meaning
Date Day the Test started or ODI took place
Inn Innings in which five-wicket haul was taken
Overs Number of overs bowled
Runs Number of runs conceded
Wkts Number of wickets taken
Econ Runs conceded per over
Batsmen Batsmen whose wickets were taken
Result Result for the South African team
dagger Donald was man of the match
double-dagger 10 or more wickets taken in the match
Section-sign One of two five-wicket hauls by Donald in a match

One Day Internationals[edit]

List of five-wicket hauls by Allan Donald in One Day Internationals
No. Date Ground Against Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 10 November 1991 dagger Eden Gardens, Kolkata  India 2 8.4 29 5 3.34 Lost[15]
2 3 October 1996 dagger Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi  Kenya 2 9 23 6 3.58 Won[16]

Tests[edit]

List of five-wicket hauls by Allan Donald in Test cricket
No. Date Ground Against Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 26 December 19921 dagger double-dagger Section-sign St George's Park, Port Elizabeth  India 1 27 55 5 2.03 Won[17]
2 26 December 19922 dagger double-dagger Section-sign St George's Park, Port Elizabeth  India 3 28 84 7 3.00 Won[17]
3 25 August 1993 Tyronne Fernando Stadium, Moratuwa  Sri Lanka 1 28 69 5 2.46 Drawn[18]
4 21 July 1994 Lord's Cricket Ground, London  England 2 19.3 74 5 3.79 Won[19]
5 13 October 1995 dagger double-dagger Harare Sports Club, Harare  Zimbabwe 3 33 71 8 2.15 Won[20]
6 2 January 1996 dagger Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town  England 1 16 46 5 2.87 Won[21]
7 26 December 1996 Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban  India 2 16 40 5 2.50 Won[22]
8 21 March 1997dagger Centurion Park, Centurion  Australia 3 18 36 5 2.00 Won[23]
9 26 December 1997 Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne  Australia 3 27 59 6 2.18 Drawn[24]
10 26 February 1998 Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban  Pakistan 1 19.2 79 5 4.08 Lost[25]
11 27 March 1998 dagger Centurion Park, Centurion  Sri Lanka 3 13.3 54 5 4.00 Won[26]
12 18 June 1998 Lord's Cricket Ground, London  England 2 15.3 32 5 2.06 Won[27]
13 2 July 1998 Old Trafford, Manchester  England 3 40 88 6 2.20 Drawn[28]
14 23 July 1998 Trent Bridge, Nottingham  England 2 33 109 5 3.30 Lost[29]
15 6 August 1998 Leeds cricket ground, Headingley  England 3 29.2 71 5 2.42 Lost[30]
16 10 December 1998 St George's Park, Port Elizabeth  West Indies 4 14.2 49 5 3.41 Won[31]
17 15 January 1999 dagger double-dagger Centurion Park, Centurion  West Indies 2 13 49 5 3.76 Won[32]
18 25 November 19991 dagger double-dagger Section-sign New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg  England 1 15 53 6 3.53 Won[33]
19 25 November 19992 dagger Section-sign New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg  England 3 23 74 5 3.21 Won[33]
20 2 January 2000 Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town  England 1 26 47 5 1.80 Won[34]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Records are calculated on the basis that a bowler should have delivered a minimum of 2000 balls.[1]
  2. ^ Donald was second only to Wasim Akram in the table.[6]
  3. ^ The five-wicket haul is defined by the cumulative sum of all formats of the game.
  4. ^ Donald shares the position with Malcolm Marshall, Makhaya Ntini, Daniel Vettori and Dale Steyn.[14]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ André M. Louw (2010). Sports Law in South Africa. Kluwer Law International. p. 9–9. ISBN 978-90-411-3314-4. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Vashi, Ashish (26 March 2009). "Gandhi fought SA’s racism in cricket". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Robinson, Peter (25 February 2002). "Allan Donald retires from Test cricket". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Records / One-Day Internationals / Bowling records / Most wickets in career". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Wisden CricInfo staff (27 January 2003). "All-time W100 ODI Top 10s". Wisden. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Radha, Sailesh S. (2009). Five Days in White Flannels: A Trivia Book on Test Cricket. Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse. p. 210. ISBN 978-1-4389-2469-4. 
  8. ^ Pervez, M. A. (2001). A Dictionary of Cricket. Hyderabad, India: Sangam Books Ltd. p. 31. ISBN 978-81-7370-184-9. 
  9. ^ "Combined Test, ODI and T20I records: Most five-wicket hauls in a career". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Records / One-Day Internationals / Bowling records / Best figures in a innings on debut". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Records / One-Day Internationals / Bowling records / Best figures in an innings". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "South Africa in West Indies Test Match – Only Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Players / South Africa / Allan Donald". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Records – Combined Test, ODI and T20I records – Bowling records – Most five-wickets-in-an-innings in a career". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "1st ODI: India v South Africa at Kolkata, Nov 10, 1991". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "5th Match: Kenya v South Africa at Nairobi (Gym), Oct 3, 1996". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "3rd Test: South Africa v India at Port Elizabeth, Dec 26–29, 1992". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "1st Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Moratuwa, Aug 25–30, 1993". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  19. ^ "1st Test: England v South Africa at Lord's, Jul 21–24, 1994". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  20. ^ "Only Test: Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Oct 13–16, 1995". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  21. ^ "5th Test: South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 2–4, 1996". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  22. ^ "1st Test: South Africa v India at Durban, Dec 26–28, 1996". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  23. ^ "3rd Test: South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Mar 21–24, 1997". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  24. ^ "1st Test: Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Dec 26–30, 1997". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  25. ^ "2nd Test: South Africa v Pakistan at Durban, Feb 26 – Mar 2, 1998". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  26. ^ "2nd Test: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Mar 27–30, 1998". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  27. ^ "2nd Test: England v South Africa at Lord's, Jun 18–21, 1998". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  28. ^ "3rd Test: England v South Africa at Manchester, Jul 2–6, 1998". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  29. ^ "4th Test: England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jul 23–27, 1998". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  30. ^ "5th Test: England v South Africa at Leeds, Aug 6–10, 1998". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  31. ^ "2nd Test: South Africa v West Indies at Port Elizabeth, Dec 10–12, 1998". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  32. ^ "5th Test: South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, Jan 15–18, 1999". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  33. ^ a b "1st Test: South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Nov 25–28, 1999". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  34. ^ "4th Test: South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 2–5, 2000". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2013.