Mike Hendrick, who had played 30 Tests for England in 1974-81, passed away on July 27 at the age of 72.
He first played in the Lord’s Test against India in 1974. He took Solkar’s wicket with his third ball, and India lost with Gavaskar top-scoring in each innings with 101 and 58.
By the time his Test career ended, he had 87 wickets but without a single five-for. This remains a record.
Here is the list of all who took over 50 Test wickets without a five-for:
No current player is likely to surpass this record. The best for India is 47 by RK Chauhan.
Note that NJ Astle has the most wickets without a 4-for. Let us have a look at the corresponding table:
(Those who took over 40 wickets without a 4-for):
Tendulkar is in third position here.