D. Gough

5-61

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Darren Gough had gone close on a number of occasions to sealing a place on the Lord’s Honours Board, but he finally claimed a five-wicket haul at the Home of Cricket in 2001 as England defeated Pakistan.

The opening day was completely washed out, which proved significant as when play did begin, England batted first and made 391 all out.

Gough, ably supported by Andrew Caddick, set to work on Pakistan and claimed nine wickets between them as they were bowled out for 203. Bowling from the Pavilion End, Gough helped reduce Pakistan to 60 for 4 with the help of Caddick, before dismissing Mohammad Yousuf early on the fourth day.

He mopped up the tail in four balls either side of the lunch interval and finished the innings with figures of 5 for 61. In his 50th Test, he had not only become the eighth England bowler to take 200 Test wickets, but also sealed a coveted place on the Honours Board.

With the washout reducing the follow-on target from 200 to 150, the visitors were asked to bat again and this time could only reach 179 as England won by an innings and nine runs.