• Short Summary

    THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKET TEST TEAM OF FIFTEEN PLAYERS CAPTAINED BY RICHIE BENAUD AND MANAGED BY SAM LOXTON ARRIVED IN CALCUTTA ON NOVEMBER 9TH ON THEIR WAY TO DACCA, CAPITAL OF EAST PAKISTAN TO PLAY THE FIRST TEST MATCH ON NOVEMBER 13TH.

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    THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKET TEST TEAM OF FIFTEEN PLAYERS CAPTAINED BY RICHIE BENAUD AND MANAGED BY SAM LOXTON ARRIVED IN CALCUTTA ON NOVEMBER 9TH ON THEIR WAY TO DACCA, CAPITAL OF EAST PAKISTAN TO PLAY THE FIRST TEST MATCH ON NOVEMBER 13TH.

    THE AUSTRALIAN TEAM PASSED THROUGH SINGAPORE WHERE IT PLAYED
    AFTER A 30 YEAR LAPSE, TWO ONE DAY MATCHES.

    THE AUSTRALIANS WON THE FIRST MATCH AGAINST THE MALAYAN PRESIDENT'S ELEVEN WHEN THEY SCORED 281 for 5 DECLARED AND THE LOCAL SIDE GOT ONLY 69 IN REPLY.

    THE SECOND MATCH WAS DRAWN AFTER AUSTRALIA HAD SCORED 176 FOR 7 AND THE LOCAL SIDE HAD REPLIED WITH 77 FOR 8 WICKETS.

    CAPTAIN BENAUD SAID IN SINGAPORE THAT HE WAS ANXIOUS TO REVERSE THE DEFEAT AUSTRALIA SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF PAKISTANIS IN 1956 ON MATTING WICKETS.

    HE SAID HIS TEAM WAS A VERY POWERFUL COMBINATION INCLUDING BOWLERS RAY LINDWALL ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AUSTRALIAN BOWLERS EVER. AND TWENTY YEAR OLD GORDON RORKE THE BABY OF THE TEAM.

    AFTER THE TEST MATCH IN DACCA THE AUSTRALIAN TEAM WILL PLAY TWO TEST MATCHES IN KARACHI AND LAHORE AND ONE FIRST CLASS MATCH IN THE NEW PAKISTAN CAPITAL OF RAWALPINDI.

    LATER THE TEAM WILL MOVE INTO INDIA FOR FIVE TESTS AND TWO FIRST CLASS MATCHES WHERE IT IS LIKELY TO MEET THE INDIAN WIZARD ABBAS ALI BAIG. AFTER THE INDO PAKISTAN TRIP THE TEAM RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2DAHJ0VX42FI7M5IASV54XZ54
    Media URN:
    VLVA2DAHJ0VX42FI7M5IASV54XZ54
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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