Cricket..and in the Fourth Test against Australia in Sydney, a fine innings of 150 by?
SV & GV Derek Randall hooks for four (4 SHOTS)
GV Randall hooks another boundary to reach his century. (4 SHOTS)
GV Randall scoring again from Australia's Rodney Hogg. (2 SHOTS)
GV Randall is dropped at slip. (2 SHOTS)
GV Randall scores boundary to reach 142. (2 SHOTS)
GV Randall out LBW for 150. (3 SHOTS)
TRANSCRIPT: BLAKEY: "Randall played mainly with caution, but in the 90s reverted to his normal style of play."
COMMENTATOR: "And that's short and hooked away by Randall gloriously to the square leg boundary."
COMMENTATOR: "Randall just one more for his century, a slow innings but extremely valuable. And again the same result, and that's four more runs. You couldn't think of a better way to reach you century."
BLAKEY: "Randall hit there fours off Hogg in one over, on a day when batsmen were determined to stay in."
COMMENTATOR: "And again that's hooked away down to find leg, that's a long chase for Dymock."
BLAKEY: "The heat affected everyone';s concentration."
COMMENTATOR: "And he's dropped."
BLAKEY: "In all, Randall was dropped three times and only attacked the loosest of bowling."
COMMENTATOR: "He surely can put that away, and yes, that's four, a loose full toss, and Randall for 142."
BLAKEY: "Randall, exhausted in the overpowering heat, took nearly ten hours to reach 150."
COMMENTATOR: "Its's close, LBW, he's out, Randall's out LBW to Hogg, he's coming in. Randall out for 150."
REPORTER: MICHAEL BLAKEY
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Background: Cricket..and in the Fourth Test against Australia in Sydney, a fine innings of 150 by Derek Randall helped England to a respectable lead at the end of the fourth day. England scored only 152 in their first innings and Australia, batting second went in front with 294. But Randall, and Captain Mike Brearley, with 53, led England's recovery, and at the end of the day they were 162 runs ahead. The BBC's Michael Blakey describes Randall's innings.