HEADLINE: Ambrose explains lack of love for magical 7 for 1 against Australia

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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10/8/20, 9:38:23 AM 

West Indies legend Curtly Ambrose’s 7 for 1 demolition job of Australia, in Perth, is widely considered to not only be his best performance but one of the best of all time.  From his perspective, however, the bowler does not rank it as highly as one would imagine.

The 1993 winner-takes-all showdown between the teams was decided by Ambrose’s magical 32 ball spell - from 85 for 2, the Australians tumbled to 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. 

In recently reflecting on the match itself, however, the bowler explained that the almost perfect circumstances for fast bowling was one reason the spell did not rank at the top of his list.

“When people ask me about some of my top spells, I will include that, because seven wickets for one run in 32 deliveries is unheard of but I’ve never had it at the top of the tree,” Ambrose told the Mason and Guest radio program.

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link natty_forever Joined: Apr 27, 2003
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10/8/20, 9:57:23 AM 
I can jus hear that deep accent of his.

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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10/8/20, 11:08:05 AM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

Barbados against SA was his best spell, which says alot because no one destroyed lineups as consistently as Ambi. But given the match situation, the fact that it was a totally white side from SA( with apartheid just officially ending in practice and officially ending in 1994 following the Mandela's win at the elections), the fact that Barbados saw it fit to put its puny interests above the needs of WI cricket and boycotted the match, it was a hell of a performance from a once in an eon bowler

link openning Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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10/8/20, 12:53:33 PM 
In reply to natty_forever
Below is the Podcast from last Tuesday show, listen to two team mates speaking of the love for the game, and the respect for each other.
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