Cricket...and in Bridgetown, Barbados managed to force a draw in their four-day match against the?
GV: Clark to Desmond Haynes, who is hit on the pad and given out lbw.
GV PAN: Jim Higgs bowls to David Murray, who hits him for four.
GV PAN: Laughlin to Murray, who drives another four.
GV PAN: Laughlin bowls to Murray, who completes his 50 with a four.
GV PAN: Gary Cosier to Murray, who hits four more runs to complete his century. (2 SHOTS)
GV PAN: Higgs to Albert Padmore, who drives him for four.
SV: Laughlin to Vanburn Holder, who is given out lbw.
GV PAN: Higgs to Padmore, who pulls him for four.
GV PAN: Callen to Padmore and four more runs.
GV PAN: Callen to Padmore who is bowled for 79.
SV PAN: Padmore walks in and is followed by other players.
The scoreboard in brief: Barbados 291 and 386, the Australians 511. Because of a pulled hamstring muscle it is reported that West Indies paceman Wayne Daniel will miss the second Test against Australia, starting on the same Bridgetown ground on Friday. (17 March).
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Background: Cricket...and in Bridgetown, Barbados managed to force a draw in their four-day match against the touring Australians. The Australians led by 220 in the first innings, and at one stage on Tuesday (14 March), the final day, Barbados, in their second innings, were reeling at 231 for six. The tailenders, however, came to the rescue, and took the score to a respectable 386.
SYNOPSIS: Haynes made a confident start, but then fell leg before to Clark for 40.
Higgs to David Murray...and four runs.
Murray, the Barbados wicket-keeper, was in sparkling form...another four, this time off Laughlin.
Laughlin again to Murray, and four more took him to his 50. Wickets tumbled steadily at the other end, but Murray was batting with a lot of confidence.
Another four for Murray, this time off Cosier, and it was his century. A fine innings.
Murray was joined by Padmore, and he drove Higgs confidently for four.
Murray was finally out for 108. And Holder, the Barbados skipper, added a gritty 40 before he also went...leg before for Laughlin.
Padmore was still there at the other end and another four came off Higgs.
Callen to Padmore, and four more...it was a frustrating period for the Australians.
Padmore was finally out for 79. He was beaten by one from Callen and bowled. With the injured Daniel unable to bat the Barbados innings closed at 386 and the match ended in a draw.