West Indies vs England, Lord’s 1963: A thriller where all four results were possible till the very end
Lord s witnessed one of the greatest days of cricket, a match where all four results were possible till the very end, one that culminated in one of the greatest heroic acts cricket has known.
West Indies 301 (Rohan Kanhai 73, Joe Solomon 56, Conrad Hunte 44, Garry Sobers 42; Fred Trueman 6 for 100) and 229 (Basil Butcher 133; Fred Trueman 5 for 52, Derek Shackleton 4 for 72) drew with England 297 (Ken Barrington 80, Ted Dexter 70, Fred Titmus 52*; Charlie Griffith 5 for 91) and 228 for 9 (Brian Close 70, Ken Barrington 60; Wes Hall 4 for 93).
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