• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed opening batsmen McDonald and Burke Jan 12 walking on to continue their overnight beginning of Australia's first innings on the third day of the test match between Australia and England at Sydney, Australia.

  • Description

    Visnews filmed opening batsmen McDonald and Burke Jan 12 walking on to continue their overnight beginning of Australia's first innings on the third day of the test match between Australia and England at Sydney, Australia.

    Surrey spin bowlers Laker and Lock took up the attack at mid-day and almost the whole day was taken up with these two trying to spin Australia to destruction. Indifferent fielding, responsible for many missed chances, did not assist the spinners.

    Jim Laker seemed to defy the Australian umpires to 'no-ball' him when he shortened his arm action. Now we saw a reply to the suspect 'bowling (of Australian Ian Meckiff, 'Terror of British batsmen.

    Days play ended with O'Neill (The darling of Sydney) and Favell still batting. Australia's stood at 184 for 3. Result of the match was a draw. England declared their second innings at 287 for 7. With a first innings lead of 138 runs Australian batsmen were set to get 150 runs in as many minutes. Seemingly content with a draw they quietly played out time.

    England still have a chance, however, of retaining the ashes if they win the next two Tests. They have lost two and drawn one of the deciding five.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8Q3S06YSN8FA9SXQCZWUCD5FN
    Media URN:
    VLVA8Q3S06YSN8FA9SXQCZWUCD5FN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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