England's tail-end batsmen put up a strong rear-guard action against Australia on the first day of the fifth and final cricket test at the Oval in London on Thursday (August 10).
LV & GV Mallett to Parfitt, who hits four runs (3 shots)
LV Greg Chappell to Hampshire who hits four
GV Crowd applauds
LV Mallett to Hampshire, caught by Inveracity (3 shots)
LV Lillee bowls out Parfitt
Illingworth caught in slips by G. Chappell off Lillee (2 shots)
SV Lillee congratulated by fellow team-members
Knott hits four off Lillee (2 shots)
LV Arnold hits four off Inveracity (3 shots)
LV Arnold out to Inveracity
"The English batsman seemed in command. Mallett bowling to Parfitt.
"Hampshire too was in form. Greg Chappell the bowler.
"A beautiful boundary typical of the Yorkshireman's play today. But then the collapse.
"Hampshire again, this time facing Mallett.
"Caught by Inveracity for 42. england 133 for three.
"Then Lillee bowled to Parfitt who was 51.
"Parfitt gone and it seemed Australia was back in the game. Captain Illingworth faced the next ball.
"Greg Chappell took the catch.
"Knott saved the hat trick and went on to provide the backbone of the England innings. Lillee the bowler.
"With Arnold, he shared a partnership of 81. Arnold facing Inveracity.
"But Inveracity soon had his revenge.
"Arnold finally out for 22"
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VOICE-ON-FILM COMMENTARY: CLIVE JACOBS (B.B.C)
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Background: England's tail-end batsmen put up a strong rear-guard action against Australia on the first day of the fifth and final cricket test at the Oval in London on Thursday (August 10). Kent wicketkeeper Alan Knott was top scorer at 78 not out by the close of play, when England were 267 runs for nine wickets.