List of West Indies cricketers who have taken five-wicket hauls on Test debut

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In cricket, a five-wicket haul (also known as a "five–for" or "fifer")[1][2] refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings. This is regarded as a notable achievement.[3] To date, 147 cricketers have taken a five-wicket haul on debut in a Test match,[4] with nine of them being taken by players representing the West Indies.[5]

Key

  • Date – Date the match was held. Starting date of the match for Test matches.
  • Overs – Number of overs bowled in that innings.
  • RunsRuns conceded.
  • Wkts – Number of wickets taken.
  • Batsmen – The batsmen whose wickets were taken in the five-wicket haul.
  • EconBowling economy rate (average runs per over).
  • Inn – The innings of the match in which the five-wicket haul was taken.
  • Result – The result for the West Indies team in that match.
  • ♠ – The bowler was selected "Man of the match".
  • * – 10 wickets or more taken in the match.
Five-wicket hauls on Test debut by West Indies bowlers
No. Bowler Date Ground Against Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 Hines Johnson * March 27, 1948 Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica  England 1 34.5 41 5 1.17 Won[6]
2 Alf Valentine * June 8, 1950 Old Trafford, Manchester  England 1 50.0 104 8 2.08 Lost[7]
3 Jaswick Taylor March 26, 1958 Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad  Pakistan 2 36.5 109 5 2.95 Lost[8]
4 Lester King April 13, 1962 Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica  India 2 19.0 46 5 2.42 Won[9]
5 John Shepherd June 12, 1969 Old Trafford, Manchester  England 1 58.5 104 5 1.76 Lost[10]
6 Franklyn Rose March 6, 1997 Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica  India 2 33.0 100 6 3.03 Drawn[11]
7 Nehemiah Perry March 13, 1999 Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica  Australia 3 26.0 70 5 2.69 Won[12]
8 Fidel Edwards June 27, 2003 Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica  Sri Lanka 1 15.4 36 5 2.29 Won[13]
9 Darren Sammy June 7, 2007 Old Trafford, Manchester  England 3 21.3 66 7 3.06 Lost[14]

References

  1. ^ Buckle, Greg (April 30, 2007). "Pigeon's almost perfect sendoff". Canberra Times. Archived from the original on 15 August 2008. Retrieved October 30, 2009. McGrath didn't get the five-for that he had hoped for... 
  2. ^ "Swinging it for the Auld Enemy – An interview with Ryan Sidebottom". The Scotsman. August 17, 2008. Retrieved October 30, 2009. ... I'd rather take fifers (five wickets) for England ... 
  3. ^ Pervez, M. A. (2001). A Dictionary of Cricket. Orient Blackswan. p. 31. ISBN 978-81-7370-184-9. 
  4. ^ "Bowling records: Test matches". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bowling records: Test matches (West Indies)". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "4th Test: West Indies v England at Kingston, Mar 27 – Apr 1, 1948". Cricinfo. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  7. ^ "1st Test: England v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 8–12, 1950". Cricinfo. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  8. ^ "5th Test: West Indies v Pakistan at Port of Spain, Mar 26–31, 1958". Cricinfo. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  9. ^ "5th Test: West Indies v India at Kingston, Apr 13–18, 1962". Cricinfo. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  10. ^ "1st Test: England v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 12–17, 1969". Cricinfo. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  11. ^ "1st Test: West Indies v India at Kingston, Mar 6–10, 1997". Cricinfo. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  12. ^ "2nd Test: West Indies v Australia at Kingston, Mar 13–16, 1999". Cricinfo. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  13. ^ "2nd Test: West Indies v Sri Lanka at Kingston, Jun 27–29, 2003". Cricinfo. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  14. ^ "3rd Test: England v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 7–11, 2007". Cricinfo. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
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