Michael Holding,  Maximum Balls Without A Single Wide Or No-Ball In ODIs, 5473 Deliveries
“Michael Holding, Michael Holding, Maximum Balls Without A Single Wide Or No-Ball In ODIs, 5473 Deliveries

Michael Holding sent down 5473 deliveries in one-day internationals, and none of them was a WIDE or a NO-BALL. This is still a world record of delivering Maximum Balls without a single WIDE or NO-BALL in ODIs.

His long-time team-mate Joel Garner bowled 5330 deliveries without a wide (or a no-ball), and Lance Cairns 4021 balls.


About Michael Holding (from Wikipedia Page)

Michael Anthony Holding is a Jamaican cricket commentator and former cricketer who played for the West Indies cricket team.

Regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in Test cricket history, he was nicknamed “Whispering Death” due to his silent, light-footed run up to the bowling crease.

His bowling was smooth and extremely fast, and he used his height (6 ft 3+1⁄2 in or 1.92 m) to generate large amounts of bounce and zip off the pitch.

He was part of the fearsome West Indian pace battery, together with Joel Garner, Andy Roberts, Sylvester Clarke, Colin Croft, Wayne Daniel and the late Malcolm Marshall that devastated batting line-ups throughout the world in the seventies and early eighties.

Early in his Test career, in 1976, Holding broke the record for best bowling figures in a Test match by a West Indies bowler, 14 wickets for 149 runs (14/149). The record still stands.


Back to Home

#Slogover #DidYouKnowCard #Cricket #CricketStories #CricketRecords #SlogoverRecords

Refer to Best Cricket Records Website ESPNCrickInfo for more such interesting information.

By Slogover

At Slogover we take you to your cricket world. Not virtually, but in real. Swing your bat in front of an AI driven bowling machine. Come, fall in love with cricket all over again.