Grout hit hard in the stomach by a bouncer and while he is collapsing sees
Benaud running toward him without calling so that WI fielders are not
alerted. Grout straightens up and runs successfully.
Hall bowls, Benaud skies, Kanhai positioned exactly under the catch.
Hall, e***d, jumps right over Kanhai's head and muffs the catch. One
Hall disobeys Worrell and bowls a beautiful bouncer. The ball takes an
outside edge, Alexander catches and Beaud is out for 52 hard-hit runs.
Meckiff nudges to gulley and they scamper for a run. Solomon picks up and
throws square to the wicket. The one stump visible to him goes over even
though Grout does a rugby dive. Grout is runout.
Two balls to go, 3 needed to win, Meckiff swings Hall to deep square.
Batsmen run. Hunte chases the ball like an Olympian sprinter, picks up
and throws from the boundary as the batsmen are running the third. Ball
comes straight over the stumps into Alexander's gloves and Kline is run
out for the first ever tied match.
That match was characterizied two great individual performances:
Davidson's 11 wickets and 100+ runs in two innings and a spectacular
century by Sobers. But the most appreciated fact of the match and the
series was Worrell's must-win captaincy and Benaud's positive response
that turned Test cricket around from sure death. The previous Eng/Aus
test at Brisbane was called "The Battle of the Snooze".
1. HUMILIATION AT ITS BEST """BANGLADESHI STYLE""""
3. Digging the ABC-TV 1986 Madras "tied test" special
4. Sehwag and Yuvraj need to be "rested" for a match or two
5. Sachin is "one of the best", not "the best", why argue?
6. "Favours" and "dis-Favours" for Zim
7. "Sledging" and "Excessive Appealing"
8. LARA: "...greatest cricketing moment of my life," "Nothing surpasses this."
10. "utterly soulless" n "relentlessly boring" Jacques Kallis speaks out
11. Australian Malcom "The Pig" Speed defends Darel "The Asshole" Hair
12. Niranjan Shah To Decide If Dravid Was "Rested" Or "Dropped"
13. "Deep down" "In their hearts"...