1) 7-37 & 6-18 Vs New Zealand, 1994-95
Courtney Walsh’s best bowling effort came at the Basin Reserve Cricket Ground in Wellington, New Zealand during the two match Test series between West Indies and New Zealand in February 1995. Batting first, West Indies put up a mammoth total on board. Three batsmen achieved individual milestones as they notched up well deserved centuries.Brain Lara, Jimmy Adams, and wicket-keeper Junior Murray piled on the runs as West Indies declared at 660-5.
In response New Zealand looked like they were playing on a different wicket all together. Walsh and Ambrose tightened the screws as runs were not coming easily. New Zealand’s openers were cautious in their approach as they crawled their way to an opening partnership of 50. As soon as the fifty run stand was completed, West Indies lost their first wicket. Bryan Young was struck in front for 29.
New Zealand never got going again in the innings as the pacer kept up the pressure and consistently picked up wickets at regular intervals to bowl out New Zealand for 216 in their first innings. Walsh finally ended with figures of 7-37 in 20.4 overs.
West Indies enforced the follow-on and the lambs were once again in front of the deadly lion. Continuing his form from the first innings Walsh ended up with figures of 6-18 as West Indies thumped the kiwis by an innings and 322 runs.