Former West Indies batter Joe Solomon dies at 93

Joe Solomon, the former West Indies and Guyana batter, died on Saturday at the age of 93. Solomon played 27 Tests for West Indies somewhere in the range of 1958 and 1965, scoring 1326 runs at a normal of 34. However he was a late starter in top of the line cricket, appearing at 26, he demonstrated his certifications rapidly, as his initial three innings in five star cricket were hundreds of years: 114 not out against Jamaica, 108 against Barbados, and 121 against the visiting Pakistanis. From that point, he was drafted straight into the West Indies crew to visit India; in his fourth Test, he scored an unbeaten 100 in Delhi, and arrived at the midpoint of 117 in the series. Solomon, however, is maybe generally associated with his part in the tied Test against Australia at the Gabba in 1960. With six hurries to prevail upon off the last eight-ball, and with three wickets remaining, Australia looked set to take a generally emotional Test. However, with Richie Benaud and Wally Grout falling one after another, Australia were left requiring one run off two balls, with only one wicket remaining. Lindsay Kline, the last hitter, prodded the following ball to square leg and attempted to take a solitary, however Solomon's dead-eye point got Ian Meckiff shy of his wrinkle, bringing about the very first tied Test. Despite the fact that he made valuable runs in the that Test, Solomon's batting on that visit is best associated with the minor contention in the subsequent Test, at the MCG, when he was out hit-wicket as his cap fell on the stumps.