Cricket ...and England had played themselves into a potentially winning position on Wednesday (31 January)?
GV Rodney Hogg bowls to Bob Taylor who leg glances and is caught at wicket, Hogg congratulated, Taylor walks off (4 shots)
GV Hogg bowls Willis to end England innings (2 shots)
GV Australian Innings: Ian Botham bowls Rick Darling around his legs and England players congratulate Botham (2 shots)
GV Botham bowls, Graeme Wood plays to midwicket and Geoff Boycott runs him out at bowler's end (5 shots)
BLAKEY: "After six hours, Taylor deserved his maiden Test century."
COMMENTATOR: "He's caught. He's walked. He's done him. The first wicket I've seen Hogg take off his short run. Bad luck for Bob Taylor, who really deserved a hundred. He was caught by Wright, bowled Hogg, for ninety-seven. It's eight for three, thirty-six."
BLAKEY: "Bob Willis helped give England a lead of three hundred and sixty-five."
COMMENTATOR: "And that's out. He's walked, and the catch taken there by wicketkeeper Wright, and Hogg picks up his third wicket. Three for fifty-nine, off twenty-eight overs and Willis is out for twelve."
BLAKEY: "Australia faced a difficult, but not impossible task in trying to win the match, and made thirty-one without loss."
COMMENTATOR: "Bowled him. Yes, trying to get inside that, and Darling has been bowled for eighteen by Botham. Australia: one for thirty-one, and that's a vital breakthrough."
BLAKEY: "Boycott, so often accused of running out his partners, ended a memorable day for him by running out Wood, another eccentric caller."
COMMENTATOR: "Going for a single. Boycott, a shot. And hit the stumps. Let's see; is he out? Yes, he's out. A beautiful throw from Boycott. A magnificent effort. He had one stump to aim at."
REPORTER: MICHAEL BLAKEY
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Background: Cricket ...and England had played themselves into a potentially winning position on Wednesday (31 January) -- the fourth day of the Fifth Test match against Australia in Adelaide. Thanks to an innings of ninety-seven from wicketkeeper Bob Taylor, England took their second innings to three hundred and sixty, a total which appeared to set far too many runs for Australia to overhaul. The BBC's Michael Blakey reports.