7 Best slower ball wickets by pacers in International Cricket
Here are some of the best slower balls delivered by the fast bowlers in International Cricket.
Updated - May 14, 2020 3:37 pm
5. Aaqib Javed to Mark Greatbatch in 1992
An injury to John Wright in the 1992 World Cup helped Mark Greatbatch walk into the side and seal his place in the XI. Greatbatch was asked to open the batting despite not been in that role in ODI format before the tournament. The left-hander smashed 68 from 60 balls in his first game against South Africa for which he was named player of the match for his performance and continued his aggressive approach.
Greatbatch struck two fifties and his strike rates in his next four games read 93.75, 81.81, 94.8 and 94.59 respectively. In the last league match, he scored only 42 off 67 balls against Pakistan as no other player among NZ’s top eight batters reached double digits. He was continued as an opener in the semi-final against Pakistan where he opened alongside John Wright who returned fit for the big match.
Neither of Greatbatch and Wright got going except for a couple of boundaries. In the 5th over, Greatbatch smashed Wasim Akram for a six over backward point and one more maximum coming down the ground to Aaqib Javed in the 8th over. The left-hander tried same on the next ball but Aaqib’s slower one struck Greatbatch’s pad. The 10th over bowled by Aaqib began with an even better slower ball which got Greatbatch beaten who tried to advance down the ground.