The West Indies lost the fourth test match against Australia at Sydney by seven wickets on Wednesday (7 January), with more than a day to spare.
GV Rowe caught Marsh bowled Thomson (4 shots)
GV Holding bowled Thomson (3 shots)
GV Lloyd caught Marsh bowled Thomson (3 shots)
Boyce caught by Redpath, bowled Thomson
GV Julian 1.b.w. to Walker
Murray bowled Thomson
GV Roberts bowled Walker as West Indies 2nd innings ends at 128
GV Turner caught Murray, bowled Holding (3 shots)
GV Redpath bowled by Boyce (2 shots)
I. Chappell caught by substitute fielder, bowled Kallicharran (4 shots)
GV Greg Chappell scores winning run off Richards (2 shots)
The fourth test between Australia and the West Indies at Sydney ... and Thomson, the Australian fast bowler, is routing the West Indies in their second innings. He got the wickets of Rowe, Holding, Lloyd, Boyce, Murray and Kallicharran ... all six for just fifty runs. The West Indies batsmen fell not to the hook stroke as they did in the first innings but mainly to mistakes outside the off stump. Marsh had two good catches to dismiss Rowe and Lloyd ... and Redpath took a low one at third slip off the bowling of Thomson to send Boyce back to the pavilion. At the close of the innings, the West Indies were all out for 128 ... giving the Australians 79 to win.
The Australians lost three wickets before making the required runs, but they won the match with more than a day to spare. Turner was caught behind the stumps by Murray off the bowling of Holding for 15; Redpath was bowled by Boyce for 28; and Ian Chappell was caught by a substitute fielder off the bowling of Kallicharran for 9. Greg Chappell scored the winning run for Australia. The West Indies must now win the remaining two test matches if they are to square the series. The next text starts at Adelaide on January 23rd.
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Background: The West Indies lost the fourth test match against Australia at Sydney by seven wickets on Wednesday (7 January), with more than a day to spare.
The West Indies are now trailing by one match to three and need to win the remaining two tests to square the series.
In the West Indies second innings, batsman fell not to the hook stroke as on Monday (5 January) but to mistakes outside the off stump.
There were two good catches by Marsh and a beautiful low one at third slip by Redpath.
Rows failed early in his innings, Lloyd squandered a careful start, but Murray showed tremendous application before being bowled by Thomson for an even fifty.
Rowe was some way from the line when Thomson, in his second over of the morning, made one move from leg to off.
Marsh, diving to his right, held the catch. Then Holding, the night watchman was disposed of, bringing the West Indies total to 5 for 52. Lloyd and Murray added 43.
They stayed together for 90 minutes after which Lloyd chases an outswinger from Thomson and was caught by Marsh.
Of the fast bowlers in the match, Thomson was the fastest and eventually the best.
The West Indies were all out for 128, giving Australia 79 to win. Australia knocked up the runs at a cost of three wickets, Kallicharran, Boyce and Holding getting one each.