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The West Indies legend Gordon Greenidge is 72; here are his top five memorable defeats

Gordon Greenidge reinvented opening the batting in cricket with equal parts bravado and skill. At a period when fielding and defending were considered to be the cornerstones of opening the innings, Greenidge transformed the essence of the job with his stroke-play. He was born on May 1st, 1951 in Barbados' St. Peter Parish. He had a significant impact on West Indies' status as the global power that dominated cricket for over two decades.

This combination of style and substance sent shivers down the spines of almost every bowling unit in the world. He scored 37,354 points in 523 first-class games, including 92 hundreds and 183 fifty-sixes.

In Bangalore in 1972, Gordon Greenidge played his first Test match against India. He amassed 7,558 runs from 108 matches over the course of an impressive career, including 19 hundreds and 34 fifties.

We examine five of his standout performances in international cricket:

Pakistan (1977), 100
In 1977, while Pakistan was on tour in the West Indies, they ran across a hot-shot Greenidge. He scored 536 runs in five Test matches, contributing significantly to his team's 2-1 series victory. He hit a spectacular century in the first innings of the last Test in Jamaica, which the West Indies won by 140 runs.
India vs. 107 (1974)
In his maiden game against India, he displayed his prowess by scoring 93 in the first innings and then an even greater 107 in the second. By 267 runs, West Indies prevailed in the game.
(1976) 134 against England
When the West Indies visited England in 1976, Greenidge liked to destroy quick bowling. Despite the opener's outstanding 134, the West Indies only managed 211 runs in the first innings. Later, in the second inning, he scored 101 runs.
1984's “214* vs. England”
Another lesson by Greenidge was delivered to England. He was bowled for 1 in the first innings, but bounced back with a fantastic double hundred in the second, which was crucial in helping West Indies secure a nine-wicket victory.
Australia in 1991, 226
In the second-to-last Test match in Barbados against Australia, he may have scored his finest innings. In the second innings, he scored an amazing 226 runs, which led to Australia's defeat. The game was won by West Indies by nine wickets.

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