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    Cricket...and Australia had much the better of play, both on the fourth and fifth days?

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    1.
    4TH DAY: TOP VIEW Foster bowls full toss to Peter Toohey, who raises his 50 with four through midwicket.
    0.13

    2.
    TV: Vanburn Holder bowls no-ball to Wood who drives through mid-off for four.
    0.22

    3.
    TV: Holder to Wood: cut past Bacchus at point for four: Wood's 50 up
    0.33

    4.
    TV: Foster to Wood: square drive to boundary
    0.43

    5.
    TV: Holder to Toohey cut through vacant gully- four.
    0.50

    6.
    LV AND TV: crowd Wood sweeps Foster high and fine for four. (2 shots)
    1.01

    7.
    TV: Ralph Jumadeen to Wood: Bacchus takes diving catch at cover to dismiss him.
    1.10

    8.
    LV AND TV: crowd watch Jumadeen to Toohey who moves out, misses and is stumped by Murray.
    1.22

    9.
    LV AND TV: crowd watch as Yallop hits Jumadeen full-toss straight for six. (2 shots)
    1.30

    10.
    LV AND TV: crowd watch as Craig Sarjeant sweeps Parry for four. (2 shots)
    1.38

    11.
    GV PAN: crowd jeer as play ends West Indies having come out to bat after Australia declared.
    1.50

    12.
    TV AND LV: 5TH DAY Umpires standing and crowd watching at start of day's play. (2 shots)
    1.56

    13.
    TV: Bacchus edges Thomson to Simpson at slip, easy catch.
    2.10

    14.
    TV: Yardley to Williams, bat and pad catch at short leg.
    2.22

    15.
    RV: Higgs to Gomes: back away and snicks to Rixon at wicket.
    2.36

    16.
    TV: Higgs to Foster who plays to third man, and run out trying for second run; players rush to congratulate fieldsman Yardley.
    3.00


    The match and series did not end on the fifth day...because rioting spectators invaded the ground with less than seven overs to play. They were incensed that Vanburn Holder had been given out caught behind for six, to make the West Indies 259 for nine. Only 38 deliveries remained in the final 20 overs. After police fired over rioters' heads, the day's play was called off, and the match went into a sixth and unscheduled, day.




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    SPORT: CRICKET

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Cricket...and Australia had much the better of play, both on the fourth and fifth days of the fifth, and final, Test match against West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. On the fourth day, the afternoon belonged to Australian batsmen Graeme Wood and Peter Toohey as they compiled their second wicket partnership of 180, which enabled Australia to declare their second innings at 305 for three. This set West Indies 369 to win. On the fifth day, West Indies lost several early wickets and a winning score did not appear within their grasp.

    SYNOPSIS: The afternoon of the fourth day, Toohey puts this full-toss from Foster away to the boundary, and raises his 50. He'd made a century in the first innings.

    Holders was among the steadiest West Indian bowlers, but Wood had no trouble off-driving him for four here.

    Holder once more...Wood cuts. It's another boundary and Wood's 50 to compensate for a first-innings failure.

    By now, it was obvious that the match was sliding away from the West Indies. They'd already won the series 3-1, but a win in the last Test would salve the wounds and build the confidence of the young Australian team.

    By now, Wood was well set and relishing Foster's bowling.

    Ralph Jumadeen finally broke the partnership at 245, when Bacchus took a fine tumbling catch at cover. Wood had made ninety. One run later, Toohey went just three runs short of his second century of the match. Jumadeen the bowler and Murray the stumper.

    Yallop took some revenge for his fallen comrades, with a clean and straight hit for six.

    Then Serjeant, who had had a mixed tour, improved his averages, a four off Parry in his thirty-two not out. Australia declared at three hundred and five for three, but the crowd was unhappy when the umpires ruled the light too poor for the West Indies innings to begin.

    This was to have been the fifth, and final day, but turned out not to be the last. Thomson, however, made the end sudden for Bacchus, out at twenty-one with a slip catch to Simpson.

    Yardley to the other opener, Basil Williams, and Wood swoops from short leg to take a fine catch from bat and pad. Forty-three for two, and a bad start. Then Gomes cuts a ball from Higgs into Rixon's gloves and three and down for forty-three. It's been a small collapse.

    Soon afterwards, another wicket goes down. Maurice Foster plays goes down. Maurice Foster plays to third ma and Yardley gives chase. Foster fancies a second run, but a brilliant throw runs him out...and Yardley's team-mates are ecstatic. At fifty-nine for four, the West Indies innings had become something of a mess, and defeat began to loom very large.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3NLE82PV5GRYV286C502UA1K7
    Media URN:
    VLVA3NLE82PV5GRYV286C502UA1K7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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