The Australian visitors beat England by five wickets in the fifth and final cricket test in London, on Wednesday (August 16) to draw the series -- two games to each with one draw.
GV Stackpole caught by Knott off Greig (3 shots)
SV Ian Chappell caught Willis off Underwood (2 shots)
GV Greq Chappell hits long ball off Underwood (2 shots)
GV Sheahan hits long ball off Parfitt (2 shots)
GV March hits long ball off Underwood (3 shots)
GV March scores winning single off Greig (4 shots)
LV Illingworth looking on from pavilion as March runs towards stands chased by cheering fans (2 shots)
"Tony Greig struck the first blow for England. Stackpole flashes at the rising ball and Knott takes the catch without any difficulty.
"From the other end, Underwood to Ian Chappell. The Australian captain sweeps, the ball ricochets off his face, and Willis, fielding as substitute, snaps up his chance."
"Greg Chappell came in and played one or two aggressive strokes. Hero, he faces Underwood.
"But when he and Edwards were out soon after, a defeat for Australia was again possible. It was left to sheehan and March to rally the innings.
"Sheahan faces Parfitt.
"After lunch, with Australia needing just forty more. March cut loose -- being particularly severe on Underwood.
"Finally, with the score level, March faces Tony Greig. A quick single, victory for Australia, joy for Marsh, his fans and his colleagues. Despite his own bad luck, England's captain, Ray illingworth, had no excuses once it was all over."
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Background: The Australian visitors beat England by five wickets in the fifth and final cricket test in London, on Wednesday (August 16) to draw the series -- two games to each with one draw. The final scores in the last match -- England 284 and 356; Australia 399 and 242 for five.
This telerecording, containing highlights or the final day's play, was taken for British Broadcasting Corporation coverage. It is provided with an English voice-on-film commentary over natural sound; a transcript of which is found below. An ALTERNATIVE written commentary appears overpage.