Australia beat England by eight wickets in the Second Cricket Test of their current tour at Lords Cricket Ground in London on Monday (26 June).
MV Newsreader (Clive Jacobs)
MV Massie bowls to Gifford who scores boundary 94 shots)
LV Massie to Price caught in slips to end England's 2nd innings
MV Australians congratulating Massie
CV Francis faces Price & caught behind
LV Stackpole hits boundary off Greig (3 shots)
GV Stackpole hits winning runs off Luckhurst & players leave field (2 shots)
CV Australian captain Chappell & Illingworth (England) interviewed by Peter West (SOF)
BBC NEWSREADER: "A spirited partnership by England's tail-enders Price and Gifford only made the inevitable defeat seem a little but more respectable. Gifford and Price put on 35 runs together bringing a little joy to English hearts. But it wasn't long before Massie sent Price the was of his predecessors....caught by Greg Chappell and England batsman had end early shock when Francis, who also failed in the first innings, was out to Price. But Stackpole made up for it, hitting three 4's from one over off Greig. With the scores level it was Stackpole who fittingly hit the winning runs off Luckhurst. A convincing wins by eight wickets, credit for which can be taken by bowlers Lillie and..particularly.. Bob Massie. Even the Australians didn't expect such a sudden victory."
CHAPPELL: Certainly we went out there very determined, but it was more then anything we could have hoped for, or even expected, but Bob has now produced a few of these in first-class cricket and, well, we hope he's still got a few more left up his sleeve yet, but it certainly was a great performance from Bob Massie and backed up by some tremendous fielding, and I don't think we can forget really Dennis Lillie's part in it either, the first two wickets were, you know, extremely important.
PETER WEST: Dennis Lillie really blunted the door down.
CHAPPELL: That's right. That's it. A great performance.
WEST: How quick is Dennis Lillie, Ray?
ILLINGWORTH: (indistinct) It's difficult to compare bowlers of different ages...he's as quick as most bowlers ave been.
WEST: You've had time now to reflect on Lillie and Massie, how would you sum up this performance by Bob on Saturday and throughout the march.
ILLINGWORTH: "He's bowled fantastically well. I think it's be a great (???)..he's exp???ted this very well."
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Background: Australia beat England by eight wickets in the Second Cricket Test of their current tour at Lords Cricket Ground in London on Monday (26 June). England added only 35 runs to their Second Innings total before their last wicket fell, and Australia were left only 81 runs to get for victory. They achieved this with the loss of only two wickets. For Bob Massie, Australian medium-pace bowler, it was a test debut which will go down in cricketing history. he secured 8 English wickets in both Innings. His total of 16 wickets for the match was two better than ever achieved in test cricket before by a player making his debut, and the third-best blowing success on record.
This coverage, made available by the BBC is introduced by newsreader Clive Jacobs, and includes an interview....by Peter West....with the two captains, Chappell (Australia) and Illingworth (England).