England's John Snow bowled his side to a 299-run victory in the fourth test at Sydney against Australia on Thursday (14th January).
England's John Snow bowled his side to a 299-run victory in the fourth test at Sydney against Australia on Thursday (14th January). His fine fast-bowling gave him figures of seven for forty, and shot Australia out in their second innings for 116. England are now one-up in the series, with three still to play.
Only the Australian captain Bill Lawry defied Snow. He carried his bat for 60 in an innings lasting 267 minutes and 57 overs.
Two superb catches launched Snow on his triumphant final day. In the third over Stackpole edged low and wide to give Peter Lever a difficult catch at third slip.
Then in Snow's next over John Willis the young England fast bowler brought off an equally brilliant catch in the gully. Willis was later to get his first wicker in test cricket when he made Ashley Mallett edge a catch to wicket-keeper Knott.
McKenzie was unhappily removed when a ball form Snow kicked sharply, to strike him on the side of the nose just below the right eye. He was cut and bruised, and took no further part in the innings.
Snow accounted for the last two batsmen, Connolly and Gleeson, very quickly after the lunch-break.
The full scores were: England 332 and 319 for 5 declared. Australia 236 and 116.