Wicket on last ball of career in all 3 formats
Did you know that the Australian pacer Glenn McGrath ended his career with wicket on last ball of career in all 3 formats (Test, ODI and T20) of cricket – a feat that no other bowler has yet achieved.
Glenn McGrath is a name that is synonymous with fast bowling in the game of cricket. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of all time, having taken 949 wickets in international cricket. However, one particular record of his stands out – the fact that he took a wicket on the last ball of his career in all three formats of the game.
Glenn McGrath Career Statistics at a glance
McGrath retired from international cricket in 2007, having played 124 Test matches, 250 One Day Internationals (ODIs), and 2 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). He had an outstanding career, taking 563 wickets in Tests, 381 in ODIs, and 5 in T20Is. However, it is the manner in which he ended his career that has made him a legend of the game.
Record of wicket on the last ball in test cricket
McGrath’s first achievement in this regard came in the Test format. He was playing against England in the fifth and final Ashes Test of 2007, which was also his last Test match. McGrath had announced his retirement before the start of the series, and he was determined to end his career on a high. On the last ball of his career, he bowled to England’s James Anderson and got him out LBW, thereby ending his Test career in a fitting manner.
McGrath’s record of wicket on the last ball in One Day Internationals
McGrath’s next achievement came in the ODI format. He was playing against the Sri Lanka in the World Cup 2007 finals, which was also his last ODI. McGrath had announced his retirement from ODI cricket before the start of the tournament, and he was once again determined to end his career on a high. On the last ball of his career, he took the wicket of Russel Arnold and got him out caught behind by Gilchrist, thereby ending his ODI bowling career in a memorable manner.
McGrath’s record of wicket on the last ball in T20 Internationals
McGrath’s final achievement came in the T20I format. He played only two T20I matches in his career, one against New Zealand and 2nd and last one was against England in 2005. In the second T20I, which was also his last international match, McGrath was once again determined to end his career on a high. On the last ball of his spell which was eventually 20th over, he bowled to Paul Collingwood and got him out caught, thereby ending his T20I career in a remarkable manner.
It is a record that may never be equaled, let alone surpassed, and it is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest cricketers of all time.
Who is Glenn McGrath?
Glenn McGrath is a former Australian cricketer who played as a fast bowler for the Australian cricket team from 1993 to 2007.
What is Glenn McGrath’s record of taking wickets on his last ball in all three formats?
Glenn McGrath has the unique record of taking a wicket on the last ball of his career in all three formats of the game – Test, ODI, and T20I.
When did Glenn McGrath retire from international cricket?
Glenn McGrath retired from international cricket in 2007.
How many wickets did Glenn McGrath take in his international career?
Glenn McGrath took a total of 949 wickets in international cricket, including 563 in Tests, 381 in ODIs, and 5 in T20Is.
Which were the matches in which Glenn McGrath took a wicket on the last ball of his career in all three formats?
Glenn McGrath took a wicket on the last ball of his career in the fifth and final Ashes Test of 2007 against England in Tests, in the World Cup 2007 against Sri Lanka in ODIs, and in the second T20I against England in 2005 in T20Is.
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