30 years ago... Whispering Death

Courtesy: Cricinfo
August 17, 1976
One of the most extraordinary pieces of sustained fast bowling ended with Michael Holding becoming the only West Indian to take 14 wickets in a Test. On an Oval pitch known as a graveyard for pace bowlers, he twice clean-bowled the England captain Tony Greig, who had suggested before the series that West Indies might "grovel". Holding lived up to his nickname of Whispering Death by taking 8 for 92 and 6 for 57 to wrap up a 3-0 series win.

Here is the video clip of 3 of those wickets..

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Blogger Shailesh Mungikar 2:08 AM

Who's at the short sq leg (in frame during first two wickets)? Is it Larry Gomes. Remarkable thing is how much detached he is from the west-indian team celebration.    



Blogger vishnupavan 2:34 PM

Shailesh.. yeah it is Larry Gomes.. he does look a bit nonplussed..    



Blogger Pratik 5:39 AM

It looks that Michael Holding blows much faster then Brett Lee. And i don't know now a days how the Tony Greig is able to sit with Michael Holding in the commentary BOX.    



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