Australian Test great Ashley Mallett dies aged 76


Australian spin bowling great Ashley Mallett has died at age 76 after battling cancer.

Mallett played 38 Tests from his debut against England in 1968 and took 132 wickets at an average of 29.84, also finishing his Test career against England in 1980.

Quietly-spoken Mallett, nicknamed Rowdy, is behind only Nathan Lyon (399 wickets) and Hugh Trumble (141) as Australia’s most successful Test off spinners.

Mallett’s 8-59 against Pakistan in 1972 was the eighth-best bowling performance by an Australian in a Test innings.


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