• Short Summary

    A fine century by former captain, Ian Chappell saved Australia from a first innings collapse on the opening day of their second cricket test against the West Indies in Perth, Western Australia, on Friday (12 December.)
    Chappell, who resigned as Australia's captain after the series against England earlier this year and was succeeded by his younger brother Greg, cracked a solid 156 to steer Australia to a face saving first innings total to 329.

  • Description

    A fine century by former captain, Ian Chappell saved Australia from a first innings collapse on the opening day of their second cricket test against the West Indies in Perth, Western Australia, on Friday (12 December.)
    Chappell, who resigned as Australia's captain after the series against England earlier this year and was succeeded by his younger brother Greg, cracked a solid 156 to steer Australia to a face saving first innings total to 329.

    Support along the way from Ian Redpath (33), Rodney Marsh (23) and Gary Gilmour (45) saw Australia recover after they were 5-189 at one state. West Indian fast bowlers Andy Roberts and Mike Holding had made early break-throughs.

    Holding, the young paceman playing in his first test series, finished the most successful bowler with figures of 4-48.

    The Australian total, while respectable, does not look large enough to daunt the West Indies, who have eight recognised first class batsman in their line-up.

    The calypso cricketers now have a great chance of coming back into series reckoning after being thoroughly beaten in the opening test of the series in Brisbane two weeks ago.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA65K4I152T1HI9PQAIS0Q8P5I1
    Media URN:
    VLVA65K4I152T1HI9PQAIS0Q8P5I1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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