• Short Summary

    SOUTH AFRICA SCORED 191 FOR 5 WICKETS ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE THIRD TEST MATCH WITH AUSTRALIA AT JOHANNESBURG ON THURSDAY (19 FEB).

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    MATCH IN PROGRESS.




    Initials SAW/VS/BOB/ES


    SPORT: CRICKET
    EDITORS NOTE: THIS FILM IS FOR SCHEDULED NEWS BULLETINS ONLY.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SOUTH AFRICA SCORED 191 FOR 5 WICKETS ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE THIRD TEST MATCH WITH AUSTRALIA AT JOHANNESBURG ON THURSDAY (19 FEB).

    SOUTH AFRICA WON THE TOSS AND MADE A BRISK START WITH A CROWD OF 24,000 AT THE WANDERERS' GROUND APPLAUDING BARRY RICHARDS WHO MADE 65 IN 85 MINUTES BEFORE HE WAS CAUGHT BEHIND THE WICKET BY TABOR OFF CONNOLLY WHEN THE SCORE WAS 85. RICHARDS HIT 12 FOURS IN HIS INNINGS.

    AS RICHARDS SET ABOUT THE BOWLING IN THE EARLY SESSION, T.L. GODDARD ONLY CONTRIBUTED SIX TO THE OPENING WICKET PARTNERSHIP OF 56 BEFORE HE WAS CAUGHT AT LEG SLIP BY WALTERS OFF CONNOLLY.

    GRAEME POOLOCK AND BACKER CARRIED THE SCORE TO 132 - 2 BEFORE RAIN STOPPED PLAY BEFORE THE TEA BREAK.

    CONNOLLY TOOK 2 WICKET FOR 45 RUNS IN HIS FIRST SPELL OF 26 OVERS -- THE BEST FIGURES IN THE SERIES SO FAR BY AN AUSTRALIAN BOWLER. IN A PRECISE SPELL OF BOWLING BEFORE LUNCH ONLY 31 RUNS WERE SCORED OFF CONNOLLY IN HIS FIRST 15 OVERS.

    WHEN RAIN INTERRUPTED PLAY FOR 80 MINUTES BEFORE TEA, SOUTH AFRICA WERE 132 - 2.

    AFTER PLAYING STEADILY BUT BEING DROPPED TWICE POOLOCK WENT ON TO 52 BEFORE BEING CAUGHT BEHIND THE WICKET BY TABOR OFF CONNOLLY, WITH SOUTH AFRICA 162.

    BARLOW WAS STUMPED OFF GLEESON FOR SIX AND BACKER PLAYED ACROSS A BALL FORM MAYNE WHEN HE WAS 30 AND WAS LEG BEFORE WICKET WITH THE SCORE 170.

    A FEATURE OF DAY'S PLAY WAS THE FIVE CATCHES DROPPED BY THE AUSTRALIAN TEAM.

    SOUTH AFRICA WON THE FIRST TWO TESTS IN THE FIVE-MATCH SERIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5AGBJLC7SADRFFMZRKQQX5UKQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5AGBJLC7SADRFFMZRKQQX5UKQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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