With an overnight score of 150 runs for one wicket, the West Indian batmen commenced play Jan 31 - fourth day - in a very strong position.
Scoreboard 1 for 150 (overnight score)
LS Kline to Kanhai - one run
LS Benaud to Kanhai who makes mighty swipe but misses and falls to crease
LS Benaud to Hunte - they take single to bring up 200
Scoreboard - showing 200
MS Kline to Hunte and they take quick single
LS Hunte facing up Hoare in and they run
Umpire signals boundary
LS Misson to Kanhai who smacks it at one ft in Misson scoops up from ground at 2 1/2 and smashes stumps to dismiss Hunte. Australians jump for joy.
CU Scoreboard - 2 for 229 - Sobers to come in Kanhai 99
L High LS play
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Background: With an overnight score of 150 runs for one wicket, the West Indian batmen commenced play Jan 31 - fourth day - in a very strong position. Hunte and Kanhai opened, and were not long at the crease before the total reached 200. Australia looked set for a long spell in the field as the fourth Test match neared its end at Adelaide.
Kline to Kanhai and another single to the imposing West Indies score. The Australians were bowling well but were more than matched at this stage by the batting skill. Kanhai, justifiably confident, took a tumble here from a miss-hit. Benaud to Hunte and with this single the double century was on the board for the West Indies - - still only one wicket down.
Kline with another delivery to Hunte, and still the score continues to mount. For the crowd it was action packed entertainment. Hunte deals severely with a fast one from Hoare and it's a long chase for the Australian fieldsman. A boundary.
Misson to Kanhai and a lightning dive by the bowler enables him to catch Hunte out of his crease dismissing him while Kanhai goes to his century from the run. This was the Australians first break through of the morning. However, the enormous lead already established continued to increase until the declaration that afternoon.