D.L. Underwood


D.L. Underwood 5-39 v West IndiesBack to boards

Derek Underwood made the Lord's Honours Boards for the third time when he took 5-39 during the drawn Test between England and West Indies in 1976.

After England only managed a total of 250 in their first innings, the requirement came to Underwood and his fellow bowlers to restrict West Indies' total.

Four wickets by John Snow and the five taken by Underwood did exactly what was required as West Indies were bowled out for 182.

Underwood's wickets saw the dismissal of Sir Gordon Greeenidge (84), Clive Lloyd (50), Michael Holding (0), Vanburn Holder (12) and Andy Roberts (16) to finish with figures of 18.4 overs, seven maidens, 39 runs conceded and five wickets taken.

Despite picking a further two wickets up during Windies' second innings, the game eventually resulted in a draw after five days at Lord's.

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