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Final victims of top 5 Test wicket takers

Manish Pathak
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Wickets in Test cricket is not an easy feat, it is all a result of hard work and perseverance. Over the years, the conditions in cricket have undergone a radical shift and the rules have tilted more in favour of the batsmen and this has made things even more tough for the bowlers.

The pitches too have flattened out and the bowlers have had to toil real hard to prize out the wickets. Thus, the bowlers who top the list as the leading wicket-takers deserve all the accolades that come their way. They are legends in every which way, and their wickets need special reckoning.

Here in this list, we take a look at the final wickets of the top 5 wicket-takers in cricket, and it is our tribute to these stalwarts.

#5 Courtney Walsh (Allan Donald 2001)

Courtney Walsh
Walsh bidding farewell at his home ground

A man of tremendous spirit and a lion heart, Courtney Walsh could run in and keep bowling fast all day. And he could bowl all right. He was a workhorse at the beginning of his career and then gradually became the leader of the attack. He had the ability to hit the length and then move the ball just enough to torment the batsmen.

The Jamaican fast bowler had a very economical action and was the man to breach Kapil Dev's record of 434 wickets in Test cricket. He went on to pick 519 Test wickets and was the leading wicket for quite some time.

In his final Test match, he picked up 6 wickets against South Africa at Jamaica and helped West Indies win the match by 130 runs. Fittingly, he ended his career with the wicket of Allan Donald when he cleaned him up with an absolute beauty.

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