E.S.H. Giddins

5-15

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Ed Giddins sealed his place on the Lord’s Honours Board with figures of 5 for 15 in England’s crushing victory over Zimbabwe in 2000.

Giddins had made his Test debut in the summer of 1999 and was recalled to the line-up at the Home of Cricket and on a greenish pitch, with cloud cover and a poor forecast, England won the toss and fielded first.

The conditions were perfect for Giddins, who moved the ball both ways and when introduced seven overs before lunch, snared Andy Flower with his fourth ball and Zimbabwe were in trouble at 46 for 4.

The visitors were bundled out for 83 in only 30.3 overs and after England had piled up 415 all out, the bowlers set to work once again and dismissed Zimbabwe for 123. Giddins this time took 2 for 27 from seven overs, finishing with impressive match figures of 7 for 42.