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McGrath - I wanted my name up there Published: 21 July 2013

McGrath - I wanted my name up there

Former Australia fast bowler Glenn Mcgrath discussed his 8/38 against England at Lord's in 1997 after ringing the five-minute bell on day four of the Investec Test between England and Australia.

“I was more nervous ringing the bell than I was playing out in the middle,” McGrath joked with Lord’s TV.

McGrath on his 8/38 and bowling at Lord's

McGrath, who is one of the most successful exponents of the Lord's slope, took three five-wicket hauls for the Baggy Greens at this Ground.

“There's so much history and tradition.

"You look at the names on the [Honours] Boards there, there are some legends of the game and it’s a pretty amazing place.

"I thought 'I want my name up there.'"

The 43-year-old is now a broadcaster for Channel 9 in Australia and is currently working for BBC Test Match Special during this Ashes series.


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