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Looking back at Jason Gillespie’s top cricketing moments

Playing in an era when Australia was the pace bowlers hub of the world with bowlers like McGrath,Kasprowicz and Lee, Jason Gillespie was never No.1 in the team. He was an integral part of the team even with this fact looming over his head. 

The contributions from Dizzy, as he is fondly called, to the Australian side cannot be forgotten. His career was a decent one but one filled with the odd brilliance when the team needed.

Gillespie is now part of the Yorkshire Cricket Club and is finding his feet in coaching. He was also a part of the staff at Kings XI Punjab. 

Today we look at his best moments in this sport.

An hilarious horse-like celebration after 50 vs. New Zealand

Australia decimated New Zealand in the 1st match of their tour of Australia by an innings. Gillespie did not contribute with the ball that well but struck an excellent partnership with fellow pacer Mcgrath and got himself a fifty and his team to 585.

 

 

Dizzy's funny horse celebration after reaching his fifty will be remembered as one of the top moments of the match.

Dizzy runs through England in Headingly

In the third test of the 1997 Ashes, Jason Gillespie who was just playing his 8th game showcased a fast bowling masterclass. He ran through the England batting order singlehandedly picking up 7 wickets on the way. He got the main wickets of Stewart, Thorpe and Crawley. The 7/37 in this innings and 9/88 in this match is the best bowling figures of his career. 

Gillespie gets into the honors board at Lord's

In the second test match of the 2001 Ashes Jason Gillespie got a fifer to get into the honors board at the Lord's stadium. Australia won the match by 8 wickets thanks to his second innings efforts.

 

 

He got the Butcher on 83 and the set Ramprakash on 40 to make sure England did not get a competitive 2nd innings lead.

Dizzy sets up Brian Lara skilfully and cleans him up

In the 4th test match of the 2000 West Indies tour of Australia the home team won by 352 runs. After getting a 199 1st innings lead Australia batted again and set the Windies a target of 462. In the 2nd innings Jason Gillespie ran through the batting order picking up six wickets.

 

 

However, the passage of play that caught the viewer's eye was when the fast bowler brilliantly set up Lara, the premier West Indies batsman's wicket.

Gillespie makes everybody dizzy with a double hundred 

In his last ever match in International cricket Jason Gillespie surprised one and all, including himself when he hammered 201 not out against Bangladesh after walking in as a night watchman. This took Australia to a huge total helping them win by an innings.

 

He forged partnerships of over fifty with Jacques, Ponting, M Hussey(182) and Clarke to guide Australia to 581/4 declared in their innings.

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