• Short Summary

    AT THE END OF THE 3RD DAY OF THE TEST MATCH BETWEEN THE WEST INDIES AND AUSTRALIA, THE WEST INDIES WERE 245 RUNS ON WITH 7 SECOND-INNINGS WICKETS IN HAND.

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    AT THE END OF THE 3RD DAY OF THE TEST MATCH BETWEEN THE WEST INDIES AND AUSTRALIA, THE WEST INDIES WERE 245 RUNS ON WITH 7 SECOND-INNINGS WICKETS IN HAND. THE AUSTRALIANS, HAVING RESUMED THE DAY AT 92 - 4 WERE ALL OUT FOR 179; THE WEST INDIES WERE 69 - 3 IN THE SECOND INNINGS.

    AS AT KINGSTON IN THE FIRST TEST, AUSTRALIA'S BATTING DISAPPOINTED. AN EXCITED CAPACITY CROWD ENCOURAGED THE HOME TEAM TO RAZOR KEENNESS.

    WITH A FRESH WIND ACROSS THE PITCH, SOBERS USED HALL AND GIBBS TO OPEN THE BOWLING. WITH GRIFFITH TAKING OVER FROM HALL, A FAST ATTACK WAS MAINTAINED FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF.

    A GRIFFITH YORKER GOT THROUGH O'NEILL'S DEFENCE AND HIT THE LEG STUMP. HE WENT FOR 27. THEN THOMAS MISSED A SHORT BALL FROM HALL AND LOST HIS OFF STUMP. THOMAS SCORED 8. HAWKE CAME OUT TO BE SOON BEATEN BY A SLOWER BALL FROM HALL AND THE SCORE WAS 130 - 7. GROUT AND BOOTH STAYED GRIMLY, EVEN SEEING OFF THE FAST BOWLING. SOBERS TOOK A BRILLIANT CATCH CLOSE TO THE WICKET FROM BOOTH TO DISMISS THE AUSTRALIAN BATSMEN AFTER 37 HARD-EARNED RUNS. THE LAST WICKET FELL SOON AFTER.

    WITH THE AUSTRALIANS ONLY SCORING 179, THE WEST INDIES COULD HAVE ENFORCED THE FOLLOW-ON. BUT SOBERS DECIDED TO BAT AGAIN.

    HUNTE HAD A CLOSE ESCAPE WHEN HE EDGED A FAST BALL INTO PHILPOTT'S CHEST. THE SLIP FIELDER HAD LITTLE CHANCE TO STOP THE BALL WHEN IT STRUCK HIM OVER THE HEART. HE WAS GIVEN ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION AND TAKEN TO HOSPITAL.

    IN THEIR SECOND INNINGS, THE WEST INDIES BATSMEN FAILED TO PRESS HOME THE ADVANTAGE WON BY EXCELLENT BOWLING. AFTER DAVIS HAD PLAYED ON FOR 17, THE REDOUBTABLE KANHAI WENT FOR O AND A SIMILAR DRIVE WITH HEAD UP SAW THE END OF BUTCHER. AT THE END OF THE 3RD DAY WEST INDIES ARE IN A STRONG POSITION TO TAKE A SECOND WIN IN THE SERIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA48WUGIWSFRD0VZ9LONY6R1XU0
    Media URN:
    VLVA48WUGIWSFRD0VZ9LONY6R1XU0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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