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Old November 14, 2003, 02:21 PM
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Interesting, also demonstrates the allrounders capability to turn around the match for a team.
1979 England v India - 3rd Test
I Botham 137/50%. Match drawn because of this guy.
This match reminds me of Botham in another subsequent occasion showing how the allrounder was a lynchpin of England mid order for a long time.

Follow on- Batting out the rest of the match to salvage a draw is the best you can hope for.
Headingley in 1981- Australia made 401, dismissed England for 174 and enforced the follow-on.
England were 135-7. Ian Botham took over the game with a century. England eventually totals 356, leaving Australia 130 to win. Bob Willis bowls and England wins the game.

Hey but J Omar is also in the list.
2000-2001 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh - 1st Test
J Omar 2nd inns 85. 50% of the total.
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