Earlier than the Mike Gatting “Ball of the Century” there was the miracle in Colombo that really introduced Warne on the world stage.

Eight nice moments within the profession of Shane Warne, who died Friday on the age of 52, as compiled by the Australian Related Press:


Earlier than the Mike Gatting “Ball of the Century” there was the miracle in Colombo that really introduced Warne on the world stage. Chasing 181 for victory, Sri Lanka was cruising at 127-2 when Australia’s spinners got here on.

Greg Matthews took 4-37 and Warne 3-0 in his final 13 balls to win the match for Australia. Earlier than that spell, within the second innings of his third check match, Warne had the profession figures of 1-335. From there, Warne by no means seemed again.


The second most cricket followers realized the expertise that had emerged. After lacking the primary check of the collection, Warne took 7-52 within the second innings on the Melbourne Cricket Floor to bowl Australia to victory towards the West Indies.

The success doubles as Warne’s first match on his beloved MCG dwelling floor, the place he’d ultimately take 56 check wickets.


Warne was the final word showman and he couldn’t have scripted it higher himself. Together with his first supply in a check match in England, Warne drifted the ball throughout the right-handed Mike Gatting, had it dip, pitch outdoors leg, spin sufficient to beat the bat and clip the highest of off-stump. Gatting’s bemused face stated all of it.

THE HAT-TRICK, 1994-95

A month after destroying England once more with figures of 8-71 within the first check on the Gabba in Brisbane, Warne claimed his well-known hat-trick on the MCG when he eliminated Phil DeFreitas, Darren Gough and Devon Malcolm with three consecutive deliveries. Warne completed the collection with 27 wickets.


Three years after serving to engineer a comeback to place Australia into the 1996 last, Warne was at it once more. He took 3-3 from his first three overs of the semifinal after South Africa was in management at 48-0 in pursuit of 214, earlier than coming again late to complete 4-29 within the well-known tie.

He was then man-of-the-match within the last, taking 4-33 towards Pakistan to assist Australia to a lopsided victory.


An usually forgotten instance of Warne’s dominance. In some of the lop-sided collection in historical past, Warne took 27 wickets at a mean of 12.66. In doing so, he took virtually half of the wickets out there to him within the collection and helped Australia wrap up a check inside two days in Sharjah.


Australia’s solely Ashes collection lack of Warne’s profession ought to have been a low level, however with Glenn McGrath out and in with harm the veteran legspinner really stepped as much as lead the bowling assault. He claimed 40 wickets at 19.92 for the collection, probably the most by an Australian in a five-match Ashes collection.

700TH WICKET, 2006-07

Warne scripted the right ending by saying he would retire at summer time’s finish with Australia 3-0 up within the Ashes and himself on 699 wickets forward of the MCG Boxing Day check. Within the good farewell, Warne bowled Andrew Strauss to change into the primary to succeed in 700 check wickets earlier than serving to Australia to finish simply the second 5-0 Ashes sweep in historical past.

He additionally went previous 1,000 worldwide wickets in all types of the sport in his Sydney Cricket Floor farewell. 

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