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Glenn McGrath’s top 3 performances in Test Cricket

Glenn McGrath is the embodiment of a gentle giant. He was ferocious but not as much as some of his teammates though his ferocity was evident with his bowling. McGrath is the third-highest wicket-taker among fast bowlers in Test cricket history and in this article, we will put some focus on his top 3 performances for Australia in the longest format. 

8/24 vs Pakistan, 2004

Glenn McGrath's top 3 performances in Test Cricket
vs Pakistan 2004

Total surrender, that is what the opposition did in front of this majestic spell from McGrath. The experienced Aussie pacer took 8 wickets against Pakistan in Perth in the first match of the Test series between the two teams. Australia posted a gargantuan target of 564 runs for Pakistan to chase in the second innings. But McGrath made the run chase simply impossible with his fierce bowling performance. As a result of his spell Pakistan got bowled out for a miserable total of 72 runs handing over a thumping victory to Australia by 491 runs.

8/38 vs England, 1997

Glenn McGrath's top 3 performances in Test Cricket
vs England 1997

An Ashes performance from Glenn McGrath to grace this list. The star fast bowler picked up 8 wickets against the arch-rivals England in the second match of the 6-match Ashes series. This match was played at Lord’s which makes McGrath’s performance even more memorable. Winning the toss, Australia elected to field first in order to take advantage of bowling-friendly conditions. McGrath perfectly exploited the conditions, sending the English fans in shock as their team got bowled out for just 77 runs in the first innings. 

7/76 vs England, 1997

Glenn McGrath's top 3 performances in Test Cricket
vs England 1997

Another mind-boggling bowling spell from Glenn McGrath in the same Ashes series. McGrath closed the series with this performance at the Oval. The home side opted to bat first after winning the toss but the decision did not go in their favour as McGrath wreaked havoc with his bowling masterclass. His 7 wickets resulted in England’s collapse and the side batting first could only add 180 runs to their account in the first innings. 

 

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