5 Batsmen who turned the test match with their bowling skills

By Bet Barter

September 16, 2020

Through this year 2020, when the usual order of things was turned upside down, let’s look at occasions when a test match was turned unexpectedly down by a batsman taking vital wickets while bowling, mostly to their teammates’ humorous enjoyment.

1. Simon Katich

Pakistan appeared ready to dig into the plume in response to Australia’s first mammoth innings of 519/8 Dec and went well at 213/4. The partial leg spinners of opener Simon Katich did, however, produce an absolute mess, as visitors sunk in at 8:227. The Fifth. Salman Butt claimed the wickets, but then the young Mohammed Aamir and Sarfaraz Ahmed, who were unable to avoid a slog, were teased out. The Pakistanis dropped to an incredible loss of 231 runs and a 3-0 reverse eventual.

2. Michael Clarke

After having lost the first test, India looked secure with 3 wickets in hand, but the offspring of Michael Clarke rattled at the eleventh hour. This test match is now recalled for even more bitter reasons, but Clarke was Australia’s last winner. Clarke had successfully fought the Indians in the past and had just two overtures left on the last day. SCG damage had been documented. He had Mike Hussey brilliantly trapped Harbhajan in the slip and then the first ball removed the RP Singh LBW.

3.Mike Hussey

This series was a spectacular feature for the veteran of West Australia, as he scored 95 and 15 for the first test, 142 for the only inputs in the second trial in Australia, and 118 and 93 for the final test. More significantly, he also claimed impressive 1/0 and 1/2 figures in the second test (much to his fellow Aussies’ amusement). Sri Lanka was mired in the tremendous struggle at 128/5, but on 48, Kumar Sangakkara approaching the comfort of tea. Sangakkara put a gentle full toss straight into Phil Hughes’ hands on the cover, with Hussey coming on shortly before the break.

4. Kraigg Brathwaite

As he is always the case, Kraigg Brathwaite was the backbone of the West Indies with a good 47 of just 163. Sri Lanka may well think she was in the box-seat, but this time, with the ball, Brathwaite proved to be another thorn in her side. In addition to Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, and Dilruwan Perera, the tough opener was 6/29. The host fell only for 206 due to his devastating and unexpected spell, and it was an inspired spell of 4/56 from Rangana Herath which marked Sri Lanka’s win from behind.

5. Marcus North

Who’s got the best numbers for an Australian Lords spinner? Shane Warne?-Shane Warne? Grimmet Clarrie? Surprisingly, Marcus North’s reply! Only for the first time in Pakistan 148 had dropped, but their 2/186 second dig looked fine. North, taking the precious wickets of Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi and Salman Butt for 92; then claiming the wicket from among a six-hand bag, which helped bond the Pakistanis for 289. It was enough to render an incredible 150-run victory to the Australians.

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