List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Dennis Lillee

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Bronze statue of Dennis Lillee, one of the Parade of Champions, located outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground

Dennis Lillee is a former Australian cricketer who took 24 five-wicket hauls during his career in international cricket. A five-wicket haul (also known as a "five–for" or "fifer")[1] refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings. This is regarded as a notable achievement,[2] and fewer than 40 bowlers have taken more than 15 five-wicket hauls at international level in their cricketing careers.[3][4][N 1] A fast bowler who represented the Australian cricket team between 1971 and 1984, Lillee was described by one writer as "the heart of Australia['s] bowling attack for more than a decade" and was rated "the outstanding fast bowler of his generation" by the BBC.[5][6] He was the first bowler to capture 350 Test wickets and held the record for almost two years before Ian Botham surpassed the feat.[7][8][9] Lillee was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1973 and the South African Cricket (Annual) Cricketer of the Year three years later.[10][11] The International Cricket Council (ICC) inducted him into its Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009.[5]

Lillee made his Test debut during the sixth Test of the 1970–71 Ashes series where he claimed a five-wicket haul on debut.[12][13] He was subsequently selected for the 1972 tour of England and took a pair of five-wicket hauls for the first time in a single match during the final Test of the same series.[14] He ended the series with 31 wickets at an average of 17.67.[15] He went on to claim five-wicket hauls in both innings of a Test match on three more occasions.[16] Lillee's career-best figures for an innings were 7 wickets for 83 runs against the West Indies in 1981.[17] He was most successful against England with eleven five-wicket hauls against them, and was most effective at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where he took seven of his twenty three five-wicket hauls.[18] When Lillee retired from Test cricket in 1984, he had taken ten or more wickets in a match on seven occasions.[18]

Lillee's One Day International (ODI) debut came against England in 1972.[19] His sole five-wicket haul in ODIs came against Pakistan during the Prudential World Cup (1975) at Headingley.[20] As of 2012, Lillee's combined tally of 24 five-wicket hauls is eleventh in the all-time list, a record jointly held with Sydney Barnes, Imran Khan, Kapil Dev and Dale Steyn.[21][N 1]

This list includes only matches that are deemed official by the ICC. Lillee's performances in World Series Cricket and the World XI tour of Australia in 1971–72 are not included.

Key

Symbol Meaning
Date Day the Test started or ODI held
Inn Innings of the match in which the five-wicket haul was taken
Overs Number of overs bowled in that innings
Runs Runs conceded
Wkts Number of wickets taken
Econ Bowling economy rate (average runs per over)
Batsmen Batsmen who were dismissed by Lillee in the five-wicket haul
Result Result for the Australian team in that match
dagger Lillee was Man of the match
double-dagger 10 wickets or more taken in the match
Section-sign One of two five-wicket hauls by Lillee in a match

Tests

Five-wicket hauls in Test cricket
No. Date Ground Against Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 29 January 1971 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide  England 1 28.3[N 2] 84 5 2.22 Drawn[22]
2 8 June 1972 Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester  England 3 30 66 6 2.20 Lost[23]
3 10 August 1972 double-dagger Section-sign Kennington Oval, London  England 1 24.2[N 2] 58 5 2.38 Won[14]
4 10 August 1972 Section-sign double-dagger Kennington Oval, London  England 3 32.2[N 2] 123 5 3.80 Won[14]
5 10 August 1975 Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham  England 2 15 15 5 1.00 Won[24]
6 31 January 1976 Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne  West Indies 2 11.3[N 2] 63 5 4.15 Won[25]
7 24 December 1976 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide  Pakistan 4 47.7[N 2] 163 5 2.55 Drawn[26]
8 1 January 1977 double-dagger Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne  Pakistan 2 23[N 2] 82 6 2.67 Won[27]
9 25 February 1977 double-dagger Section-sign Eden Park, Auckland  New Zealand 1 17.3[N 2] 51 5 2.20 Won[28]
10 25 February 1977 double-dagger Section-sign Eden Park, Auckland  New Zealand 3 15.7[N 2] 72 6 3.40 Won[28]
11 12 March 1977 double-dagger Section-sign Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne  England 2 13.3[N 2] 26 6 1.45 Won[29]
12 12 March 1977 double-dagger Section-sign Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne  England 4 34.4[N 2] 139 5 3.02 Won[29]
13 26 January 1980 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide  West Indies 1 25 78 5 3.25 Lost[30]
14 1 February 1980 dagger double-dagger Section-sign Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne  England 1 33.1 60 6 1.80 Won[31]
15 1 February 1980 dagger Section-sign Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne  England 3 33 78 5 2.36 Won[31]
16 28 November 1980 Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane  New Zealand 3 15 53 6 3.53 Won[32]
17 12 December 1980 WACA Ground, Perth  New Zealand 1 23.5 63 5 2.64 Won[33]
18 18 June 1981 dagger Trent Bridge, Nottingham  England 3 16.4 46 5 2.76 Won[34]
19 27 August 1981 double-dagger Kennington Oval, London  England 2 31.4 89 7 2.81 Drawn[35]
20 13 November 1981 WACA Ground, Perth  Pakistan 2 9 18 5 2.00 Won[36]
21 27 November 1981 dagger Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane  Pakistan 1 20 81 5 4.05 Won[37]
22 26 December 1981 double-dagger Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne  West Indies 2 26.3 83 7 3.13 Won[38]
23 9 December 1983 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide  Pakistan 2 50.2 171 6 3.39 Drawn[39]

One Day Internationals

Five-wicket hauls in One Day Internationals
No. Date Ground Against Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 7 June 1975 dagger Headingley, Leeds  Pakistan 2 12 34 5 2.83 Won[40]

Notes

  1. ^ a b The five-wicket haul is defined by the accumulative sum of all formats of the game.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Eight-ball overs were bowled in this match.

References

General

  • "Dennis Lillee – Five-wicket hauls in Test matches". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  • "Dennis Lillee – Five-wicket hauls in ODI matches". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 

Specific

  1. ^ "Swinging it for the Auld Enemy – An interview with Ryan Sidebottom". The Scotsman. 17 August 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2012. ... I'd rather take fifers (five wickets) for England ... 
  2. ^ Pervez, M. A. (2001). A Dictionary of Cricket. Orient Blackswan. p. 31. ISBN 978-81-7370-184-9. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Records – Test matches – Bowling records – Most five-wickets-in-an-innings in a career". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "One-Day Internationals: Bowling Records – Most five-wickets-in-an-innings in a career". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Dennis Lillee inducted into ICC Hall of Fame". The Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. 17 December 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ashes Legends XI – Profiles of an all-time Ashes team". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Frindall, Bill (1 February 2010). The Wisden Book of Test Cricket, 1977–2000. A&C Black. p. 168. ISBN 978-1-4081-2758-2. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Lillee to be inducted in ICC Hall of Fame on Thursday". The Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. 16 December 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  9. ^ Ninan, Ajit; S, Radhakrishnan (21 August 2010). "Sir Ian Botham picks his 356th Test wicket". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "South African Cricket Annual Cricketers of The Year". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Bowling records / Overall figures". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Players / Australia / Dennis Lillee". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  14. ^ a b c "The Ashes – 5th Test England v Australia". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / DK Lillee / Test matches / Series averages". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / DK Lillee / Test matches / Innings by innings list". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / DK Lillee / Test matches / Best innings bowling". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  18. ^ a b "Test Bowling on Each Ground by Dennis Lillee". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  19. ^ "Prudential Trophy – 1st ODI England v Australia". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  20. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / DK Lillee / One-Day Internationals / Innings by innings list". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  21. ^ "Records / Combined Test, ODI and T20I records / Bowling records / Most five-wickets-in-an-innings in a career". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  22. ^ "The Ashes – 6th Test Australia v England". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  23. ^ "The Ashes – 1st Test England v Australia". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  24. ^ "The Ashes – 1st Test England v Australia". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  25. ^ "The Frank Worrell Trophy – 6th Test Australia v West Indies". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  26. ^ "Pakistan in Australia Test Series – 1st Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  27. ^ "Pakistan in Australia Test Series – 2nd Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  28. ^ a b "Australia in New Zealand Test Series – 2nd Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  29. ^ a b "Centenary Test Australia v England". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  30. ^ "The Frank Worrell Trophy – 3rd Test Australia v West Indies". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  31. ^ a b "England in Australia Test Series – 3rd Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  32. ^ "New Zealand in Australia Test Series – 1st Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  33. ^ "New Zealand in Australia Test Series – 2nd Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  34. ^ "The Ashes – 1st Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  35. ^ "The Ashes – 6th Test England v Australia". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  36. ^ "Pakistan in Australia Test Series – 1st Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  37. ^ "Pakistan in Australia Test Series – 2nd Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  38. ^ "The Frank Worrell Trophy – 1st Test Australia v West Indies". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  39. ^ "Pakistan in Australia Test Series – 3rd Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  40. ^ "Prudential World Cup – 3rd match, Group B". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 

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