10 Best Bowling Performances in the Cricket World

Cricket is a bat-and-ball sport in which one team has its bowler delivers the ball in an attempt to hit the wickets, while the batsman tries to defend the wickets and score runs. So, a game of cricket is dependent equally on the shoulders of the batsmen and the bowlers. While batsman hog most of the attention with their incredible scores and stunning hits that change the course of a match and create history, bowlers, too, have left their marks in the history of the sport.

If we look back, some exceptional moments in cricket were contributions of the bowlers who used a variety of techniques to give some of the most memorable performances. Let us take a look at the 10 Best Bowling Performances in the Cricket World.

10 Best Bowling Performances in the Cricket World

10. Sir Richard Hadlee

10 Best Bowling Performances
10 Best Bowling Performances in the Cricket World

Former New Zealand right-arm fast bowler Sir Richard John Hadlee is widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. In the 1st test match of the 1985 Trans-Tasman Trophy between New Zealand and Australia played at Brisbane Cricket Ground in Woolloongabba, Brisbane, from 8th November 1985, Sir Richard Hadlee took a total of 15 wickets of Australia in 52.3 overs he bowled out of which 13 overs were maiden while giving just 123 runs with an economy rate of 2.34. Sir Richard Hadlee, on that same test match, took 9 wickets in a single innings while giving just 52 runs. He took a total of 23.4 over to got 9 wickets out of which 4 overs were maidens, and achieved a marvelous economy rate of 2.19 on that single innings. New Zealand earned the test match by an innings and 41 runs.

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9. Hedley Verity

10 Best Bowling Performances
10 Best Bowling Performances in the Cricket World

Former English slow left-arm orthodox bowler Hedley Verity was a leading squad member of the Yorkshire and English national cricket team between 1930 and 1939. In the 2nd test match of the 1934 Ashes series between England and Australia played at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London from 22nd June 1934, Hedley Verity took a total of 15 wickets of Australia in 58.3 overs he bowled out of which 23 overs were maiden while giving just 104 runs with an economy rate of 1.77. Hedley, on that same test match, took 8 wickets in a single innings while giving just 43 runs. He took a total of 22.3 over to achieve 8 wickets out of which 8 overs were maidens, and achieved a superior economy rate of 1.91 on that single innings. England won the test match by an innings and 38 runs.

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8. Colin Blythe

10 Best Bowling Performances
10 Best Bowling Performances in the Cricket World

Legendary former English left arm spinner Colin Blythe is widely regarded as one of the finest bowlers of the period between 1900 and 1914 which is often cited as the “Golden Age” of cricket. In the 2nd test match of the 1907 Test series between England and South Africa played at Headingley stadium in Leeds from 29th July 1907, Colin Blythe took a total of 15 wickets of South Africa in 38.3 overs he bowled out of which 10 overs were maiden while giving just 99 runs with an economy rate of 2.57. Colin, on that same test match, took 8 wickets in a single innings while giving just 59 runs. He took a total of 15.5 over to gained 8 wickets out of which 1 over was maiden, and achieved a splendid economy rate of 3.72 on that single innings. England won the test match by 53 runs.

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