In a match where the balance of power swung to and fro, Fraser gave a performance that exemplified the control and dogged determination that became synonymous with the England and Middlesex fast bowler’s career.
Trudging in from the Nursery End his figures of 5/66 helped restrict the West Indies to 324 all out, giving the tourists a first innings lead of 41 in the second Test of a six match series.
Fraser's 5/66 v West Indies
Wisden reflected on a contest of “startling fluctuations and compelling cricket”, yet the Middlesex stalwart remained composed as he went for just two runs per over in the West Indies' first effort, where Keith Arthurton was the stand-out performer with 75.
It was the second time the recalled Fraser, who missed the first Test at Headingley, found himself on the Honours Board after taking 5/104 against India in 1990 – a match where Graham Gooch stole the limelight with scores of 333 and 123.