• Short Summary

    THE WEST INDIES SWEPT TO A 179-RUN VICTORY OVER AUSTRALIA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IN THE FIRST CRICKET TEST AT SABINA PARK, IN KINGSTON, JAMAICA.

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    THE WEST INDIES SWEPT TO A 179-RUN VICTORY OVER AUSTRALIA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IN THE FIRST CRICKET TEST AT SABINA PARK, IN KINGSTON, JAMAICA. SCORES WERE: WEST INDIES 239 AND 373 AND AUSTRALIA 217 AND 216 -- WITH A DAY TO SPARE.

    AUSTRALIA'S HOPES AND HAD BEEN SLENDER WHEN, NEEDING 369 TO WIN, THEY RESUMED THEIR SECOND INNINGS YESTERDAY AT 42 FOR TWO WICKETS. WES HALL, THE WEST INDIES FAST BOWLER, ATTACKED THE AUSTRALIAN WICKETS WITH VIGOUR, TAKING FOUR FOR 45 AND EARNING MATCH FIGURES OF NINE FOR 105.

    HALL GOT HIS FIRST SUCCESS WHEN HE HAD BOB COWPER LEG-BEFORE-WICKET TO A WELL PITCHED UP BALL, WHICH WAS TOO FAST FOR HIM. NEIL HAWKE, THE AUSTRALIAN FAST BOWLER WHO HAD BEEN SENT IN LATE ON SATURDAY AS AN OPENER, WAS BOWLED BY SOLOMONS AFTER SCORING A FIGHTING 33.

    FROM THE START, O'NEILL PLAYED BACK STRONG TO THE BALLS OF GOOD LENGTH AND SENT SEVERAL TO THE BOUNDARY. IN HIS EFFORTS TO GET O'NEILL OUT, HALL BOWLED "NO BALLS" THREE TIMES IN OVERSTEPPING THE CREASE. O'NEILL WAS FINALLY CAUGHT IN SLIPS BY NURSE, OFF A BALL FROM GIBBS.

    AFTER LUNCH, HAWKE RESUMED WITH BRIAN BOOTH, WHO PROCEEDED TO MAKE A GALLANT AND ATTRACTIVE INNINGS OF 56 IN 94 MINUTES. HE HIT SOME WELL-PLACED BOUNDARIES THROUGH THE ONSIDE FIELDSMEN -- DESPITE THE EXCELLENT FIELDING OF THE WEST INDIES PLAYERS. BOOTH WAS FINALLY BOWLED BY ONE OF GRIFFITH'S FAMOUS YORKERS.

    THE AUSTRALIAN SEVENTH AND EIGHTH BATSMEN, C. THOMAS AND P. PHILPOTT, THEN HAD TO FACE A FAST BOWLING BARRAGE FROM GRIFFITH AND HALL. THOMAS IMMEDIATELY HOOKED A SHORT BALL FROM HALL FOR FOUR. LATER THOMAS ATTEMPTED ANOTHER HOOK, BUT HE WAS BOTH TOO LATE AND OUT OF POSITION -- AND THE BALL FROM HALL SENT ONE OF HIS STUMPS FLYING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAUZ9624NNX7T0XOFVICUISZBO
    Media URN:
    VLVAUZ9624NNX7T0XOFVICUISZBO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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