April 15th Down the years,Richards slammed England Bowling

April 15th Down the years,Richards slammed England Bowling

On this day in 1986,ViV Richards Scored fastest Test century 

A delirious crowd in St John’s, Antigua watched their favored son, Viv Richards, annihilate England with the Fastest century (in terms of balls faced) in Test history – a record that stood for 30 years earlier than Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq equalled his record with an astounding century against Australia in Abu Dhabi in the 2014-15 season. It took most effective 56 balls, and Richards’ 110 not out, which came off fifty eight balls, blanketed seven fours and seven sixes. There become a informal one-handed six over long-on off John Emburey, and another flat, instantly off Ian Botham that took the breath away – and almost Botham’s head as well. In Wisden Cricket Monthly, John Thicknesse wrote of “the finest participant in the International in full majestic cry”, and of an innings that turned into “unimaginable, stupendous, brilliant, magical”. Two days later West Indies completed their 2nd blackwash of England in 18 months, with Roger Harper returning the startling figures of 12-8-10-three. England folded for a measly 170 thereby losing the five-match series 0-5.

 

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