Cricket....and Australia's batsmen on Tuesday (2 May) put their team in a potentially winning position?
Cricket....and Australia's batsmen on Tuesday (2 May) put their team in a potentially winning position on the fourth day of the Fifth Test against the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. In Australia's second innings, Graeme Wood and Peter Toohey put on a fast second wicket partnership of 180, to dominate the day's play. Earlier, the West Indies were dismissed in their first innings for 276, to trail Australia by 67 runs.
SYNOPSIS: Jeff Thomson to Larry Gomes, who gets an inside edge and plays onto his stumps. Gomes had made on hundred and fifteen.
Thomson again...to Ralph Jumadeen, whose belated cover drive curls the ball behind point for a boundary.
Laughlin gets Holder leg before wicket to end the West Indies innings.
The crowd was denied the early breakthrough it was eager to see. Ogilvie has time to spare as he guides a ball from Norbert Phillip for a boundary on the leg-side.
This time Ogilvie takes a single off Phillip.
Phillip tries a bouncer to Wood. The ball rears very high but Wood is unconcerned.
Holder bowling, and Ogilvie taps a single to the offside. Runs were ticking along well for the Australian openers.
Phillip hurls another bouncer at Wood, who ducks well down this time.
There was clearly nothing in this again wicket for the West Indies pace attack. In contrast to the earlier Tests of the series, when Garner, Croft and Roberts ripped Australia apart, the visiting batsmen were now enjoying themselves. Wood and Ogilvie had run Australia's lead over a hundred, and were moving their side towards a strong position.
A life for Ogilvie as this snick from Holder's bowling darts between wicketkeeper Murray and Kallicharran, at first slip.
Ogilvie celebrates his let-off with a well-timed drive for four off Phillip.
Pace had given way to Jumadeen's spin, which fared no better...Ogilvie cuts him easily to the third-man boundary.
Wood, too, had his luck....an inside edge skims past both his offstump and Murray to the boundary.
At sixty-five, West Indies end the partnership. Ogilvie misses a ball from Parry, and is stumped by Murray for forty-three.
Peter Toohey playing quietly before he cut loose with Wood.