On this day, February 15: Australia hammered South Africa

On this day in 1932 the Australians and the South Africans recorded the lowest aggregate in Test history for a complete match. The match was played over 3 days but due to the torrid weather, there was hardly 5 hours of playing time that actually happened.

  • The South Africans were bowled out for 36 and 45, and the Australian left-arm spinner Bert Ironmonger took 5 for 6 and 6 for 18 in the two innings. His 11 for 24 is the cheapest ten-wicket haul in a Test match.

    In all, there were 234 runs scored, the lowest aggregate in Test history for a complete match.