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Australian veteran Gary Gilmour dies at age of 62

SYDNEY: Former Australian fast bowler Gary Gilmour, the hero of 1975 World Cup semi-final has died at the age of 62 on Tuesday after the long illness, ARY News reported.

Although the international career of Gary Gilmour is short consisting of only 20 matches across the two formats and was finished by the time he was 25 but it comprised of several remarkable performances.

His performance in the 1975 World Cup semifinal against England still remains alive in heart of fans. In that match he claimed 6 for 14 at Headingley in June 1975 leaving England’s batsmen with no answers for his left-arm swing.

The performance was listed by Wisden in 2002 as the greatest bowling effort in ODI history, and the 23-year-old Gilmour followed up with 5 for 48 in the final against West Indies.

Gilmour represented Australia in 15 Tests took 54 wickets at 26.03 while 16-wicket in five ODIs with an average of 10.31.

Gilmour, who had undergone a life-saving liver transplant in 2005, had battled health problems for many years and died at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital on Tuesday. He is survived by his wife Helen, daughter Brooke and sons Ben and Sam.

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