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Malcolm Marshall: The one-handed seven-wicket haul

We’re back to the English summer of 1984 in which West Indies brutally defeated the hosts by 2-1 in the ODI series followed by the famous ‘Blackwash’. The ODI series was already highlighted by one of the most epic batting performances of all-time, in which Sir Vivian Richards scored a mind-blowing 189*. At this point, no one believed that there would be a more defining … Continue reading Malcolm Marshall: The one-handed seven-wicket haul

Vivian Richards’ 189* against England

It was in the days of thin bats, no helmets and deadly bouncers, the days when a team would struggle to score over a hundred runs together, the days when scores over 150 were made just four times in the history of the game and the days when Sir Vivian Richards was playing. Hitting a four was considered a skill back then and hitting a … Continue reading Vivian Richards’ 189* against England

Brian Lara 153* against Australia, 1999

Well, West Indies lost not one, not two but a humiliating five Tests in a row in South Africa before the series against Australia. The Aussies were by far the best team at that moment in 1999. It was indeed a very tough task to beat the Aussies even away from their backyard. Now, Brian Lara and his troops came to the Caribbean Islands after … Continue reading Brian Lara 153* against Australia, 1999

Kapil Dev’s 175* against Zimbabwe

There are two kinds of memorable knocks, those which will be remembered in the history and those which influenced history. Kapil Dev’s iconic knock of 175* is of the second kind. The Context: The 1983 World Cup (then Prudential Cup) was hosted by England. This was the third time consecutively that England was hosting the tournament because no other nation could organize an event of … Continue reading Kapil Dev’s 175* against Zimbabwe

Ian Botham in 3rd Test of 1981 Ashes

There are very few instances in which a single match becomes a crown-jewel for a player’s career. No matter how many games he plays, how many centuries he scores or how many wickets he picks, he will always speak about that single match with the utmost pride. The third Test of Ashes in 1981 is such a game for Sir Ian Botham. Ian Botham was … Continue reading Ian Botham in 3rd Test of 1981 Ashes

Anil Kumble’s 10 wicket haul against Pakistan

Certain records in cricket are nearly impossible to break. One of such a record was made in the year 1956, Jim Laker made it to the record books by taking all the 10 wickets in a single inning. It was one amazing feat which people thought wouldn’t be repeated but one leg spinner replicated the same 43 years later. It wasn’t Shane Warne, his name … Continue reading Anil Kumble’s 10 wicket haul against Pakistan

Dale Steyn 5/23 against India

South Africa’s 2007–2008 tour of India is definitely one of the most memorable Test series of all time and three of the biggest highlights of this series would be, Virender Sehwag’s triple century, AB de Villiers’ double century and Dale Steyn’s extraordinary spell of 5/23. Relive Dale Steyn 5/23 here. Embed from Getty Images Handed over a humiliating defeat in the first game of the … Continue reading Dale Steyn 5/23 against India

Michael Hussey 60*(24) against Pakistan

It was the 2nd Semi-Final of the 2010 T20 World Cup between Australia and Pakistan. The Australian captain, Michael Clarke, won the toss and decided to bowl first amidst the wet outfield and the outcast conditions. Dirk Nannes gave a brilliant start to the Aussies as he started the match with a maiden over. Things were looking bright for the Aussies but Pakistan shifted gears … Continue reading Michael Hussey 60*(24) against Pakistan