• Short Summary

    Australia ended the second day of the fourth test match against England at Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday (5 January) 299 runs ahead after a first innings score of 405.

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    Australia ended the second day of the fourth test match against England at Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday (5 January) 299 runs ahead after a first innings score of 405.

    In a day full of tension and incident, Australia put on 154 runs to raise their overnight total of 251 for four wickets to above captain Ian Chappell's 400 target, before last man Ashley Mallett was out l.b.w. to England's Tony Greig. Top scorer was Greg Chappell (84) -- only runs ahead of test newcomer Rick McCosker who put on a sparkling 80 in the first day.

    Top wicket-taker was England's fast bowler Geoff Arnold who turned in figures of 5 for 86, the best of his tour so far. Arnold was also the target for excited members of the Sydney crowd, who pelted him with orange peel and a beer-can after he twice knocked the bat out the hands of Australia's Ashley Mallett. During the day's play, both Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee and England all-rounder Tony Greig were warned against bowling bouncers.

    With 405 the target, England's opening batsmen seemed unworried by the Australian early bowling. Then, the situation changed with wickets falling at 36, 46 and 69. John Edrich -- England's captain for the match -- and Ken Fletcher -- batted defensively for two solid hours to bring the score to 106 for 3 at the end of play.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAUX092V8CSN58ITGXHKCTVJZE
    Media URN:
    VLVAUX092V8CSN58ITGXHKCTVJZE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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