G.D. McGrath

8-38

G.D. McGrath 8-38 v EnglandBack to boards

Glenn McGrath reached the Lord's Honours Boards for the first time when he took the best individual figures for an overseas bowler at the Home of Cricket, during the summer of 1997.

Overcast conditions had potentially forseen a torrid time for batsmen and once Mark Taylor elected to send England to bat after day one had been completely lost to rain, it only seemed inveitable that McGrath would somehow take advantage.

 The Australia speedstar certainly showed his class ripping through the hosts' top three - Mark Butcher, Michael Atherton and Alec Stewart - for just a combined total of seven runs.

Rain cut short day two, but McGrath returned the next day to take another five wickets - Nasser Hussain, John Crawley, Robert Croft, Darren Gough and Andy Caddick - to finish with 8-38 which was the best innings figures in an Ashes Test at Lord's.

England were bowled out for a total 77, their lowest at Lord's in the 20th century as McGrath sealed his place in the Ground's history.

 

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