Legendary Australia bowler Gary Gilmour dies at 62

Gilmour's figures of 6 for 14 against England will forever be remembered

Gilmour’s figures of 6 for 14 against England will forever be remembered

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Legendary Australia left-arm pace bowler Gary Gilmour has died at the age of 62 after having hip surgery at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Gilmour, who represented Australia in 15 Tests, will be most remembered for taking six wickets in the 1975 World Cup semi-final against arch-rivals England.

Gilmour underwent a life-saving liver transplant in 2005, but had battled numerous health problems since then.

Gilmour’s six wickets against England was branded the greatest bowling effort in ODI history by Wisden in 2002.

After that remarkable performance against England, Gilmour took five wickets against the West Indies in the final.

Gilmour will also be remembered for his only Test century, which came against New Zealand in Christchurch in 1977. Gilmour smashed 20 boundaries and one six, meaning that 86 out of the 101 runs he scored came from boundaries.

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