List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Ian Botham

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Botham batting for England at Trent Bridge in 1983

Sir Ian Botham is a former international cricketer and captain of the England cricket team. He has claimed five-wicket hauls (taken five or more wickets in an innings) in Test cricket on 27 occasions, more than any other English cricketer.[1] A five-wicket haul is regarded as a notable achievement,[2] and fewer than 40 bowlers have taken more than 15 five-wicket hauls at international level in their cricketing careers.[1][3] Botham is generally considered one of the greatest all-rounders of all time.[4][5] He was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1978, and Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year four years later. In 1992 he was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE), and he was knighted for his services to cricket and charity work in 2007.[6] Two years later, he was honoured by the International Cricket Council, who named him as one of 55 initial inductees into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.[7] He is sixth overall in all-time Test five-wicket haul takers.[8][note 1]

He made his international debut for England on 26 August 1976 in a One Day International (ODI) against the West Indies.[9] He made his Test cricket debut just under a year later against Australia,[10] and it was during the first innings of this match that he claimed his first international five-wicket haul.[11] It is against Australia that he has claimed the most five-wicket hauls, doing so on nine occasions. Three of these came during the 1981 Ashes series and, along with the two centuries he scored,[12] saw the series dubbed "Botham's Ashes".[13] He twice claimed eight wickets in an innings, playing at Lord's on each occasion, against Pakistan in 1978 and the West Indies in 1984. Including these performances, Botham has collected a five-wicket haul at Lord's eight times, more so than on any other ground.

Botham never managed to take five-wickets in an innings in ODI cricket, despite playing 116 matches and claiming 145 wickets,[14] making him England's fourth highest wicket-taker in the format.[15][note 1] His best return was four wickets, which he achieved on three occasions.[14]

Key[edit]

  • Date – Starting date of the match.
  • Inn. – The innings of the match in which the five wicket haul was taken.
  • Overs – Number of overs bowled in that innings.
  • RunsRuns conceded.
  • Wkts – Number of wickets taken.
  • Econ.Bowling economy rate (average runs per over).
  • Batsmen – The batsmen whose wickets were taken in the five wicket haul.
  • Result – The result for the England team in that match.
  • dagger – Botham was selected player of the match.
  • * – Botham claimed 10 wickets or more in the match.
  • double-dagger – Botham also scored a century in this match.

Tests[edit]

No. Date Ground Against Inn. Overs Runs Wkts Econ. Batsmen Result
1 28 July 1977 Trent Bridge, Nottingham  Australia 1 20.0 74 5 3.70 Won[11]
2 11 August 1977 Headingley, Leeds  Australia 2 11.0 21 5 1.90 Won[16]
3 24 February 1978 double-dagger Lancaster Park, Christchurch  New Zealand 2 24.7[note 2] 73 5 2.20 Won[17]
4 4 March 1978 Eden Park, Auckland  New Zealand 1 34.0[note 2] 109 5 2.40 Drawn[18]
5 15 June 1978 double-daggerdagger Lord's, London  Pakistan 3 20.5 34 8 1.63 Won[19]
6 10 August 1978 dagger Trent Bridge, Nottingham  New Zealand 2 21.0 34 6 1.61 Won[20]
7 24 August 1978 * Lord's, London  New Zealand 1 38.0 101 6 2.65 Won[21]
8 24 August 1978 * Lord's, London  New Zealand 3 18.1 39 5 2.14 Won[21]
9 12 July 1979 Edgbaston, Birmingham  India 3 29.0 70 5 2.41 Won[22]
10 2 August 1979 Lord's, London  India 1 19.0 35 5 1.84 Drawn[23]
11 14 December 1979 *dagger WACA, Perth  Australia 1 35.0 78 6 2.22 Lost[24]
12 14 December 1979 *dagger WACA, Perth  Australia 3 45.5 98 5 2.13 Lost[24]
13 15 February 1980 *double-dagger Wankhede Stadium, Bombay  India 1 22.5 58 6 2.54 Won[25]
14 15 February 1980 *double-dagger Wankhede Stadium, Bombay  India 3 26.0 48 7 1.84 Won[25]
15 16 July 1981 double-daggerdagger Headingley, Leeds  Australia 1 39.2 95 6 2.41 Won[26]
16 30 July 1981 dagger Edgbaston, Birmingham  Australia 4 14.0 11 5 0.78 Won[27]
17 27 August 1981 *dagger The Oval, London  Australia 1 47.0 125 6 2.65 Drawn[28]
18 27 November 1981 Wankhede Stadium, Bombay  India 3 22.3 61 5 2.71 Lost[29]
19 10 June 1982 Lord's, London  India 2 19.4 46 5 2.33 Won[30]
20 26 August 1982 Headingley, Leeds  Pakistan 3 30.0 74 5 2.46 Won[31]
21 30 January 1984 double-daggerdagger Basin Reserve, Wellington  New Zealand 1 27.4 59 5 2.13 Drawn[32]
22 28 June 1984 dagger Lord's, London  West Indies 2 27.4 103 8 3.72 Lost[33]
23 9 August 1984 The Oval, London  West Indies 1 23.0 72 5 3.13 Lost[34]
24 23 August 1984 Lord's, London  Sri Lanka 3 27.0 90 6 3.33 Drawn[35]
25 27 June 1985 Lord's, London  Australia 2 24.0 109 5 4.54 Lost[36]
26 3 April 1986 Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain  West Indies 2 24.1 71 5 2.93 Lost[37]
27 26 December 1986 Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne  Australia 1 16.0 41 5 2.56 Won[38]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Records correct as of 30 September 2010.
  2. ^ a b Eight-ball overs were bowled in this match.[17][18]

References[edit]

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  25. ^ a b "Only Test: India v England at Mumbai, Feb 15–19, 1980". Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
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  31. ^ "3rd Test: England v Pakistan at Leeds, Aug 26–31, 1982". Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  32. ^ "1st Test: New Zealand v England at Wellington, Jan 20–24, 1984". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  33. ^ "2nd Test: England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 28 – 3 Jul 1984". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  34. ^ "5th Test: England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 9–14, 1984". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  35. ^ "Only Test: England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Aug 23–28, 1984". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  36. ^ "2nd Test: England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 27 – 2 Jul 1985". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  37. ^ "4th Test: West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Apr 3–5, 1986". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  38. ^ "4th Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 26–28, 1986". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2010.