Cricket -- and in Adelaide, Australia, England managed to salvage themselves from complete catastrophe in the fifth Test Match against Australia on Saturday (27 January) and ended the first day's play with a slight advantage.
SV & CU England's Geoff Boycott hitting ball and being caught out. (2 SHOTS)
CU Another England player being bowled out. (2 SHOTS)
GV & SV Another England player being caught out. (3 SHOTS)
SV & GV England player being caught out. (2 SHOTS)
GV PAN England's Ian Botham hitting six.
GV & SV Ian Botham hitting another six. (3 SHOTS)
SV PAN Rodney Hogg bowling and England batsman being caught out by Rick Darling.
SV & GV England bowler Bob Willis bowls to Australian opening batsman Rick Darling and ball hits Darling in stomach. Darling falls to ground and other players rush to him. (5 SHOTS)
BLAKEY: "England were put in to bat on a green wicket and Boycott was the first of five batsmen to go for twenty seven runs."
AUSTRALIAN COMMENTATOR: ". (INDISTINCT) caught behind -- he's out, he doesn't think so, but he's out. And off the body it's been caught, he's out, he's out, that's not off the body at all. (INDISTINCT) catch, wonderful catch."
BLAKEY: "Ian Botham stopped the collapse with seventy-four."
AUSTRALIAN COMMENTATOR: "Yes, that could be a six, it's way over the top, it's there I think it may be let's see, yes six (INDISTINCT) it's over the top."
BLAKEY: "Rodney Hogg needed one more wicket to create a series record of thirty-seven."
AUSTRALIAN COMMENTATOR: "That's in the air, fieldsman getting in there to wicket keeper Wright, could be a catch here, Darling comes in and he's taken the catch.
BLAKEY: "The most alarming accident of the series happened as Rick Darling opened the innings for Australia against Willis."
AUSTRALIAN COMMENTATOR: "And that's hit him, that's the second time I've seen that from Darling. It happened in Perth and Darling is down. That one cut back a long way from the pitch and they're calling straight away for something to assist him out there.
BLAKEY: "The players and one of the umpires worked desperately to bring him round. Darling had swallowed his tongue. He recovered and was taken to hospital, but said later he'd be able to bat tomorrow."
COMMENTATORS: ABC COMMENTATORS AND MICHAEL BALKEY
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Background: Cricket -- and in Adelaide, Australia, England managed to salvage themselves from complete catastrophe in the fifth Test Match against Australia on Saturday (27 January) and ended the first day's play with a slight advantage. England have already retained the Ashes, but this did not take the edge off the competition. The BBC's Michael Blakey reports.