Australia was in a good position for a win over England with one day remaining in the Fifth Test at The Oval.
Australia was in a good position for a win over England with one day remaining in the Fifth Test at The Oval. Play ended on Tuesday with Australia on 116 for one, needing 126 to overhaul England.
In their second innings, the English batsmen made 356, the last five men adding 129 to the overnight score. Of these tail-enders, captain Ray Illingworth made 31 before being trapped LBW by Dennis Lillee, Alan Knott was on 63 when he was bowled by Lillee and Tony Greig mae 29, caught Rodney Marsh, bowled Lillee.
Lillie took five wickets for 123 in the Fifth Test and ended the Test series with thirty wickets -- the highest ever taken by an Australian bowler against England. Marsh equalled Wally Grout's record of 23 batsman caught or stumped.
Set 242 to win, Australia lost the wicket of opener Graeme Watson for six, but Keith Stackpole went on to make 70 not out and captain lan Chappell made 29 before the light faded.