The first day of the fifth test between Australia and the West Indies in Jamaica saw Australia off to a bad start.
The first day of the fifth test between Australia and the West Indies in Jamaica saw Australia off to a bad start. One of their opening batsmen went out without scoring, while the other was out for sixteen. But their luck changed with their next two batsmen, who put on some fast runs to push the score up well over the hundred mark.
SYNOPSIS: The West Indies team took to the field with confidence. and opening batsmen Wood and Ogilvie looked set for a long spell. Bit for Ogilvie, the stay was very short, and Holder made sure that the score stayed at zero.
Holder to Toohey, who notches up two runs.
Holder to Wood, who manages a single.
Then it was Phillips who did his best to confuse the Australians, finally putting an end to Wood's spell at the crease through a catch by Parry at short leg.
Yallop then came in to join Toohey in what turned out to be a valuable partnership. Yallop raised a lot of interest among the spectators by appearing in a bright green crash helmet. The two Australians set about putting on runs at a fast rate and it began to look as if the early bad start was not going to be the patter for the match.
Parry then took a turn a t bowling, but he too was unable to break the Yallop-Toohey combination.
Foster to Yallop, and another four runs.
Phillips again, bowls to Toohey, the ball is fielded by Shivnarine.