• Short Summary

    AUSTRALIAN BATSMEN WERE AGAIN HUMBLED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN PACE ATTACK BY THE CLOSE OF PLAY ON FRIDAY (FEBRUARY 20) -- THE SECOND DAY OF THE CRUCIAL THIRD TEST MATCH AT JOHANNESBURG.

  • Description

    AUSTRALIAN BATSMEN WERE AGAIN HUMBLED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN PACE ATTACK BY THE CLOSE OF PLAY ON FRIDAY (FEBRUARY 20) -- THE SECOND DAY OF THE CRUCIAL THIRD TEST MATCH AT JOHANNESBURG. AFTER AN EARLY SLUMP, AUSTRALIA STRUGGLED TO A FIRST INNINGS SCORE OF 122 FOR FIVE WICKETS AT THE END OF PLAY.

    EARLIER IN THE DAY, SOUTH AFRICAN FAST BOWLERS PETER POLLOCK AND PROCTOR GAVE THEIR SIDE A GREAT START BY DISMISSING AUSTRALIAN SKIPPER BILL LAWRY, FELLOW-OPENER KEITH STACKPOLE AND IAN REDPATH IN A DEVASTATING 30-MINUTE SPELL.

    WITH THE AUSTRALIAN SCORE AT 12 FOR THREE, DOUG WALTERS AND IAN CHAPPELL CAME TOGETHER AND DEFENDED STUBBORNLY TO TAKE THE EDGE OFF THE SOUTH AFRICAN ATTACK.

    THEY SURVIVED UNTIL AFTER THE TEA INTERVAL, WHEN CHAPPELL FELL TO A BALL FROM GODDARD OUTSIDE THE OFF STUMP. LANCE TOOK THE CATCH AT COVER POINT. CHAPPELL HAD SCORED 34 VALUABLE RUNS, AND HIS FOURTH WICKET STAND WITH WALTERS HAD PUT ON 97 -- THE CLOSEST THE AUSTRALIANS HAVE COME TO A CENTURY PARTNERSHIP IN THEIR LAST SIX SOUTH AFRICAN TEST MATCHES.

    THREE RUNS LATER, WALTERS WAS CAUGHT BY PROCTOR IN THE GULLY OFF THE BOWLING OF POLLOCK. HIS 64 INCLUDED SOME FINE SHOTS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE WICKET.

    IN THE HALF-HOUR BEFORE THE CLOSE, SHEAHAN WAS TWICE DROPPED AT SECOND SLIP BY LANCE OFF PETER POLLOCK. AND WITH THE LIGHT FAILING, AUSTRALIA ENDED THE DAY 157 RUNS BEHIND THE SOUTH AFRICAN FIRST INNINGS TOTAL WITH FIVE WICKETS REMAINING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4BXUZRYZMPLT5OS59QOKQEKZ8
    Media URN:
    VLVA4BXUZRYZMPLT5OS59QOKQEKZ8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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