R.G.D. Willis


R.G.D. Willis 5-47 v PakistanBack to boards

Bob Willis took 5-47 during Pakistan's visit to Lord's in 1978 to claim a second spot on the legendary Honours Boards.

In a match many remember for Sir Ian Botham's 8-34 during Pakistan's second innings, if it wasn't for Willis' five-wicket haul in their first knock, the match would have taken a different outcome.

After England had posted a healthy total of 364 all out, Willis showed his class, taking the early wickets of Mudassar Nazar and Sadiq Mohammad with only 22 scored.

Willis went on to also grab the wickets of Javed Miandad, Wasim Bari and Iqbal Qasim as Pakistan finished their first innings with a score of 105 all out.

Following on in the second innings, pakistan were forced to face the wrath of Willis again when he took a further two wickets before Botham sealed the victory with his historic 8-34.

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