If not the best ever all-rounder, Botham was a truly great match-winner.
On debut in 1977, he caught the first wicket to fall before claiming the first of five victims with the ball, Aussie captain Greg Chappell.
He also dismissed successive Australian skippers Kim Hughes and Allan Border a dozen times.
And there was also Botham's batting. Two of his four Ashes centuries came in 1981, when he was at his peak.
Having quit as England skipper after bagging a pair at Lord's, Botham turned the tide at Headingley and, in turn, the series.
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