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When Bob Massie destroyed England at Lord’s


In the 1972 Ashes Test at Lord's, Bob Massie, the Australian debutant produced mind-boggling figures of 16 for 137 to destroy England and win the game for his side. That was a remarkable feat and to do it on debut is what makes it incredible.

Famously known as ‘Massie’s Test’, a young Australian swing bowler stunned England and literally battered them into submission on debut. Heading into this Test, Australia had Dennis Lillee and Bob Massie, two contrasting bowlers who combined well at Lord’s. While Massie relied on movement, Lillee was genuinely quick. Using the conditions, Massie used his out-swing to great effect.

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