Windies bowler makes his mark

West Indies’ Kemar Roach bowls on the second day of the third test match between England and the West Indies at Lord’s cricket ground in London, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.
West Indies, Kemar Roach bowls on the second day of the third test match between England and the West Indies at Lord's cricket ground in London.

West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach has joined a distinguished list of bowlers with five-wicket hauls at historic Lord’s Cricket Ground, England recently.

Right-arm bowler Roach, in his first Test series in 18 months, claimed 5 for 72 as England were dismissed for 194 in the first innings of the final Test at Lord’s.

With the performance he became the ninth West Indies bowler to make the honors board at the home of cricket (Lord’s), joining the likes of legends Courtney Walsh, Malcolm Marshall and Andy Roberts.

Roach finished the series with 11 wickets at 29 runs apiece as West Indies lost the series 2-1.

A year ago, Roach was having serious doubts he would ever return to international cricket.

He was still struggling to recover from a shoulder injury which had resulted in surgery, and subsequently also led to a loss of form.

Roach was recalled for the three-Test tour of England after 18 months out of the West Indies team. But the 20-year-old rebounded in style when he snatched the five-wicket haul at Lord’s.

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