Wednesday, June 19, 2013

World Cup 1978 - Day Nineteen

Monday 19 June

With no football, cricket was the order of the day. In 1978, cricket was live on terrestrial television (happy days!) and a young chap called Ian Botham was making a name for himself.

In the second test against Pakistan he made history by becoming the first player to score a century and take eight wickets in a single innings in the same test match. England were not on the football fields of Argentina, but on the cricket pitch, our boys were not letting us down.

England 364 (Botham 108, Roope 69, Gower 56, Gooch 54)
Pakistan 105 (Willis 5-47) and 139 (Botham 8-34)
England won by a innings and 120 runs

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