• Short Summary

    THE WEST INDIAN CRICKETERS CLINCHED THE SERIES AGAINST AUSTRALIA WHEN THE FOURTH TEST ENDED IN A DRAW AT BRIDGETOWN ON TUESDAY.

  • Description

    THE WEST INDIAN CRICKETERS CLINCHED THE SERIES AGAINST AUSTRALIA WHEN THE FOURTH TEST ENDED IN A DRAW AT BRIDGETOWN ON TUESDAY. WITH ONE TEST TO GO, THEY LEAD TWO-NIL. SET TO MAKE 253 IN 270 MINUTES, THE WEST INDIES FINISHED WITH 242 FOR 5.

    THE AUSTRALIANS RESUMED THE FINAL DAY WITH THEIR OVERNIGHT TOTAL AT 139 FOR 2 -- A LEAD OF 216. LAWRY RETIRED HURT AND COWPER WAS OUT FOR 4, LEAVING O'NEILL TO CHASE THE RUNS.

    BRIAN BOOTH MADE 17 BEFORE BEING CAUGHT BY SOBERS OFF GIBBS. THOMAS JOINED O'NEILL, BUT MADE ONLY THE ONE RUN BEFORE GIVING GIBBS HIS SECOND WICKET. WITH THOMAS OUT, AUSTRALIA DECLARED AT 175 FOR 4 -- O'NEILL NOT OUT 74 -- A LEAD OF 252.

    BUT THE PITCH WAS WEARING FAST, AND THE WEST INDIAN OPENERS HUNTE AND DAVIS FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO SCORE FREELY. HOWEVER, THEY RAN UP A PARTNERSHIP OF 145 BEFORE PHILPOTT HAD DAVIS CAUGHT FOR 68. TWO RUNS LATER, MCKENZIE HAD KANHAI OUT FOR 1.

    A BREEZY 27 FROM BUTCHER HEIGHTENED THE WEST INDIAN HOPES. SKIPPER GARY SOBERS WAS IN FORM, BUT TIME WAS RUNNING OUT. IN THE END, WITH FIVE WICKETS LEFT, THE WEST INDIES WERE JUST 11 SHORT OF VICTORY.

    FINAL SCORE: AUSTRALIA 650 FOR 6 DEC. AND 175 FOR 4 DEC. WEST INDIES 573 AND 242 FOR 5.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2ZXMHYAB1544NS9NGKYLBDX44
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ZXMHYAB1544NS9NGKYLBDX44
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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