In the third Test during South Africa’s tour to Pakistan in 1997-98, Mushtaq Ahmed bowled a delivery to Pat Symcox that saw the ball go in-between the off stump and middle stump but did not dislodge the bails. This is, perhaps, the only instance in the history of cricket of the ball going through the stumps without touching them.
At the time of the incident, Symcox was batting on 56 and ended up getting out on 82. Those runs were crucial as South Africa won a close match by 53 runs. Watch the video here:Published 17 Apr 2015, 12:44 IST