• Short Summary

    Australia took most of the honours on the first day of the First Test cricket match against England at the Old Trafford ground on Thursday (June 8).

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    Australia took most of the honours on the first day of the First Test cricket match against England at the Old Trafford ground on Thursday (June 8).

    Play started on hour-and-a-half late because of rain, and in the 30 minutes before lunch England scored 13 without lost. Then came the first major setback as star batsman Boycott was injured and failed to resume his innings after lunch.

    Australia's first breakthrough came after England had reached 50 without loss and was seemingly heading for a big score on a big wicket. The commentator takes up the story of play from this point:
    Colley to Luckhurst. he bowls him to takes his first wicket in Test Cricket. At the others end Edrich was in good form, playing particularly well on the offside. Mike Smith, making a return to Test Cricket, faces Dennis Lilles. He's well beaten to be given out L.B.W. and England are 86 for 2. Edrich looked certain to reach his 50, but one run short he's involved in a misunderstanding with D'Oliveira. A sad ending to a fine innings. D'Oliveira played some good attacking shots, but at 23 he's well beaten by Greg Chappell and England had slumped to 118 for 4. Boycott, apparently fully recovered, returned to the wicket but he didn't last long either. Glasson's the bowler and stackpole takes an easy catch in the slips to make up for four chances the Australians had dropped earlier in the day.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA01VUMK2644DLM6ZH4LN1OJSW
    Media URN:
    VLVAA01VUMK2644DLM6ZH4LN1OJSW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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