I.T. Botham


I.T. Botham 8-34 v PakistanBack to boards

Sir Ian Botham took an astonishing eight wickets for just 34 runs conceded to guide England to a comfortable victory over Pakistan in the summer of 1978.

After scoring a century in England's first innings to help them secure a total of 364, Botham was wicket-less for Pakistan's first attempt of chasing down that total, with a five-wicket haul from Bob Willis and four wickets from Phil Edwards restricting the tourists to a score of 105 all out.

However, Botham would dominate with the ball during Pakistan's follow-on, ripping through their batting line-up to finish with figures reading: 20.5 overs bowled, eight maidens, 34 runs conceded and eight wickets taken as England won the match by an inninngs and 120 runs.

 Botham's figures remain the best in any Lord's Test to this day.

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