Cricket....and a century partnership between captain Mike brearley and Derek Randall revived England on Monday?
SV Rodney Hogg running to bowl first ball of England's second innings and Geoff Boycott out L.B.W., Hogg and Australian players celebrate (3 shots)
SV Derek Randall hits four through extra cover (4 shots)
SV Randall hooks to boundary (4 shots)
SV Mike Brearley at crease and snicks ball over slips for four (3 shots)
GV Higgs bowls to Brearley, who hits four through midwicket (3 shots)
SV Border bowls Brearley for 53 (3 shots)
BLAKEY: "Hogg's first ball of the innings looked innocuous."
COMMENTATOR: "He's out. Boycott is out. First ball, l.b.w. England, one for none. What a sensation."
BLAKEY: "But Randall began to reduce the deficit."
COMMENTATOR: "As almost invariably happens, the next ball is hit for four. That's a nice shot by Randall past extra cover."
"Short, but Randall hooks this time, and hooks very, very well indeed. Dead square of the wicket, along the ground all the way into the fence."
BLAKEY: "And, after a cautious start, Brearley showed the right time to return to form."
COMMENTATOR: "And over the head of the second slip, going down to the boundary for four. No need to run for that."
COMMENTATOR: "That's Hughes at mid-off. Wrong-un. Brearley picked it and punches it square of the wicket on the side. That's four runs."
BLAKEY: "Randall and Brearley took the score to one hundred and eleven, a score that often marks a wicket down for England."
COMMENTATOR: "....there's an appeal. I think it's bowled him."
REPORTER: MICHAEL BLAKEY
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Background: Cricket....and a century partnership between captain Mike brearley and Derek Randall revived England on Monday (8 January) -- the third day of the Fourth Test match in Sydney. Their second-wicket stand was vital after opener Geoff Boycott had, for the first time ever, been dismissed by the opening ball of England's second innings. By stumps, England were one hundred and thirty three for two, still eight runs behind Australia's first innings of two hundred and ninety four. Michael Blakey of the BBC describes the day's highlights.