Two decades since Curtly Ambrose devastating spell of 7 for 1 run

Curtly Ambrose

It was 20 years ago on this same day when Australia was undone by Curtly Ambrose devastating spell of 7 for 1 run in the first inning. The match was played at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth. He shoved Australia off the Perth trampoline with seven wickets for one run in 32 balls. Australia were 85 for 2 at one stage and they were 119 all out. West Indies closed the first day on 135 for 1, and that was effectively that. The match was over by lunch on the third day, with Ian Bishop taking six in the second innings. His haul included Allan Border, who bagged the only pair of his first-class career. The WACA groundsman was subsequently dismissed for preparing such a home away from home for Ambrose and friends. He completed his bowling with 7-25.

Curtly Ambrose, full name Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose was a West Indian right arm fast bowler. He was born on 21st September, 1963 in Swetes Village, Antigua. He played 98 test matches and 176 ODI matches for West Indies. Ambrose made his test debut vs Pakistan at Georgetown, Apr 2-6, 1988. His first ODI appearance also came against Pakistan at Kingston on Mar 12, 1988.

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Imran Hunzai
Imran Hunzai is a cricket fanatic and blogger. He contributes stories related to T20 Cricket and Pakistan Cricket Team. He is also the co-founder Centangle Interactive - an Islamabad-based digital media agency.