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19/06/1978 Ian Botham makes cricket history

Ian Botham, a former English cricket star, became the first man ever to score a century and take 8 wickets in a single inning of a Test match. His performance was invaluable and helped the England team prevail over Pakistan. Wasim Bari, captain of Pakistan team said that Botham was just unplayable against.


  • Essentials 

  • Member of sportsteam 

  • Early life and development as a cricketer (1955–1973) 

  • Cricket career (1973–1993) 

  • Records in international cricket 

  • List of Test centuries and five-wicket innings 

  • Style and technique 

  • Status as a player 

  • Libel cases brought against Imran Khan (1994–1996) 

  • Football career 

  • Charity fundraising 

  • Media career 

  • Personal life