• Short Summary

    West Indies captain Clive Lloyd complained of bad umpiring after his side lost the third cricket test by eight wickets in Melbourne, Australia, on Tuesday (30 December).

    "We're not squealers but there were bad umpiring decisions in this game and I think they contributed to our downfall," Lloyd said after the match.

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    West Indies captain Clive Lloyd complained of bad umpiring after his side lost the third cricket test by eight wickets in Melbourne, Australia, on Tuesday (30 December).

    "We're not squealers but there were bad umpiring decisions in this game and I think they contributed to our downfall," Lloyd said after the match.

    The two umpires were Victorian Jack Collins and South Australian, Robin Baillache. Lloyd refused to name the umpire he considered was below standard, but later said Mr. Baillache had "quite a good game."
    The West Indian said he would consider asking for certain umpires, if the fourth test -- due to be played in Sydney on Saturday (3 January) -- resulted in a win for his team ....thus levelling the series at two tests all.

    Australia took their 2-1 lead in what's become the unofficial world cricket championships after some brilliant performances by their bowlers.

    The West Indies were dismissed cheaply in both innings...for 224 in the first and 312 in the second. Australia made 485 in their first innings after centuries by Ian Redpath and Gary Cosier, and were two wickets down when they reached the required 52 runs in their second.

    Fast bowlers Jeff Thompson and Dennis Lillee did most of the damage, Lillee finished the match with a total of seven wickets and Thompson bagged six.

    Only Clive Lloyd offered any real resistance on the last day, as he hammered 102 runs in one of his finest ever centuries. The knock forced Australia to bat again, but they had little trouble reaching their winning target.

    SYNOPSIS: Australia beat the West Indies by eight wickets in the third cricket test in Melbourne, which ended on Tuesday. The win gave Australia 2-1 lead in the series, which being described as the unofficial world championship. HSV-7 sporting commentators tell the story.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEEH7A88PIBM8DBXP4WZ4SK9LV
    Media URN:
    VLVAEEH7A88PIBM8DBXP4WZ4SK9LV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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