After we have talked about the legendary Courtney Walsh it is now time to talk about someone who was feared the most in the 1980s and because he broke body parts of the batters he played against and not only that he was also express fast and he picked a lot of wickets in his career and he is still recognized as someone who revolutionized fast bowling for the bowlers today.
Malcolm Marshall was a true legend of fast bowling and he was known on the basis of that only and the batters who faced him prayed for their life every time they were batting and also he used that fear to take a lot of wickets for a number of years. So, let’s see the Top 5 Best Malcolm Marshall bowling performances.
7/22 vs England (1988)
One of the best bowling performances by Malcolm Marshall came against England in a Test match at Old Trafford in 1988 and it came in the second innings of this test match. The match was in a crucial situation and in this time it was Malcolm Marshall who stood up for West Indies and got 7 wickets in the innings and he won West Indies the test match easily.
7/54 vs England (1984)
England were the perennial victims of the Malcolm Marshall onslaught as he loved picking Wickets against them and this time it was a 7 wicket haul as well and it also came in the second innings of this test match in Headingley where the match was in a important position and yet again the great Malcolm Marshall got the West Indies on top of the match and bowled England out for 159 in the Second innings and he was becoming a global Superstar.
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7/80 vs New Zealand (1985)
He took 7 wickets yet again in his test career and this time the match was at the home ground of West Indies in Barbados and Malcolm Marshall was at the peak of his bowling powers and this time the opponents were New Zealand and they stood no chance in front of him and in the first innings he took 4 wickets but it was the outstanding performance in the second innings where he took 7 wickets stood out to everyone and all knew that we were looking at a very special fast bowler.
6/32 vs England (1988)
Yet another bowling performance by Malcolm Marshall against England is featured on this list only goes to show that the English batters were sitting ducks when they faced him everytime in test cricket and his express pace and the feat they had off him was telling. In this test match at Lord’s , Marshall produced a performance worthy of the iconic ground and this time it was the first innings in which he did this carnage against the English batters and after that England stood no chance in the test match and West Indies won this match by 134 runs which is a lot.
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6/37 vs India (1983)
A few months after West Indies lost the 1973 World Cup final to India at Lord’s it was time for the test series later in that year and in the test match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata Malcolm Marshall was at his imperious best as he completely destroyed the Indian batting order and allowed no one to score any runs as he got 6 wickets in the match and West Indies won that match very easily.