Sheffield Shield 2020-21: New South Wales get bundled out for 32, create new low in their domestic history 

Sheffield Shield 2020-21: New South Wales get bundled out for 32, create new low in their domestic history 

Only one of the NSW batsmen could touch the double-figure mark and four of them bagged a duck.

New South Wales vs Tasmania
New South Wales vs Tasmania. (Photo by Steve Bell/Getty Images)

The New South Wales team had a horrific day in the Sheffield Shield as they got bundled out for just 32 runs in their first innings. Only one of their batsmen could touch the double-figure mark and four of them bagged a duck. The top scorer for them was captain Peter Nevill who remained unbeaten on 10 runs off 30 balls. The NSW batting line-up had no answers to Jackson Bird, who picked up seven wickets for just 18 runs in his 10 overs. Peter Siddle and Sam Rainbird picked up one wicket each. The number 11 batsman for NSW, Sean Abbott, did not come to bat owing to an injury.

Earlier on the second day, Tasmania were all out 333 runs in their first innings after they were asked to bat first. They had scored 258/7 at the end of the first day with Tim Paine and Jackson Bird at the crease. Paine scored 87 runs off 159 balls with the help of nine fours. Bird earlier displayed his batting skills as well, scoring 54 runs off 54 balls with five fours and two sixes. Mitchell Starc and Trent Copeland picked up three wickets each for NSW in the first innings. 

Let’s look at some of the interesting records created after the NSW innings on the second day:

4 – The team total of 32 runs by NSW is the fourth-lowest innings total in the history of  Sheffield Shield. The lowest ever innings total belongs to South Australia who collapsed to a score of 27 runs against NSW in a 1955 match.     

1 – This is NSW’s lowest ever innings total in the Sheffield Shield history. Before this game, their lowest total was 53 which they registered against Tasmania in the 2006-07 season. 

2004 – This was also the lowest total in the Sheffield Shield after 2004. Earlier in the 2004 season, the South Australia team was all out for just 29 runs against NSW.   

19.3 – New South Wales’ innings in this game lasted for only 19.3 overs. This is the second shortest completed innings in the history of the Sheffield Shield considering the six-ball per over era. The only team to bat fewer overs than NSW was South Australia when they could stand for just 14.4 overs in a match back in 2004.

7 – Jackson Bird’s figures of 7/18 are his best-ever in his first-class career. His earlier best bowling figures were 7/45.