• Short Summary

    A fine century by former captain, Ian Chappell saved Australia from a first innings collapse on the opening day of their second cricket test against the West Indies in Perth, Western Australia, on Friday (12 December.)
    Chappell, who resigned as Australia's captain after the series against England earlier this year and was succeeded by his younger brother Greg, cracked a solid 156 to steer Australia to a face saving first innings total to 329.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Roberts gets McCosker out lbw.
    0.10

    2.
    LV Roberts congratulated by team mates.
    0.19

    3.
    GV Turner hooking Holding for four runs. (2 shots)
    0.29

    4.
    LV Umpire signalled four.
    0.34

    5.
    GV Turner cuts Roberts for four runs. (3 shots)
    0.46

    6.
    GV Roberts to Turner and Turner is caught. (2
    shots)
    0.58

    7.
    GV Ian Chappell drives. (3 shots)
    1.10

    8.
    GV SLOW MOTION REPLAY Redpath being caught behind.
    1.20

    9.
    GV Marsh sweeping for 4 and umpire signals. (3 shots)
    1.31

    10.
    SV Ian Chappell walking to other end.
    1.39


    Australian batsmen were in trouble early in their first innings on the opening day of the second cricket test against the West Indies in Perth on Friday. West Indies paceman Andy Roberts was quick to strike when he trapped opener Rick McCosker, leg before wicket for a duck in his opening over.
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    McCosker's dismissal meant Australia were one-for-one. And the West Indies had started their fight back after losing the first test in Brisbane a fortnight ago.



    Australia's other opening batsman Alan Turner quickly settled and put his team back on the right road by hooking Holding for four runs.



    The aggressive Turner then took revenge on Roberts. A well timed cut by the left-hander raced to the boundary.



    But it was Roberts who triumphed in the end, having Turner caught by Gibbs in the gully for 23.



    Then Australia's former captain Ian Chappell dug in and started the Australian revival. He was to share a fourth wicket stand with Ian Redpath that took Australia from 3-70 to 4-149.



    Redpath made 33 valuable runs before becoming one of Bernard Julien's two victims...caught behind by Deryck Murray.



    Wicketkeeper Rodney Marsh also made a valuable contribution to the Australia total when he weighed in with an attacking innings of 23.



    But Ian Chappell was the hero for Australia. He made 156 runs to steer them to a respectable total of 329.




    Initials VS 22.20 VS 22.40


    SPORT: CRICKET
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    Editor's Note: This film is serviced with an English commentary by ABC cricket commentators which is for guidance only.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A fine century by former captain, Ian Chappell saved Australia from a first innings collapse on the opening day of their second cricket test against the West Indies in Perth, Western Australia, on Friday (12 December.)
    Chappell, who resigned as Australia's captain after the series against England earlier this year and was succeeded by his younger brother Greg, cracked a solid 156 to steer Australia to a face saving first innings total to 329.

    Support along the way from Ian Redpath (33), Rodney Marsh (23) and Gary Gilmour (45) saw Australia recover after they were 5-189 at one state. West Indian fast bowlers Andy Roberts and Mike Holding had made early break-throughs.

    Holding, the young paceman playing in his first test series, finished the most successful bowler with figures of 4-48.

    The Australian total, while respectable, does not look large enough to daunt the West Indies, who have eight recognised first class batsman in their line-up.

    The calypso cricketers now have a great chance of coming back into series reckoning after being thoroughly beaten in the opening test of the series in Brisbane two weeks ago.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA65K4I152T1HI9PQAIS0Q8P5I1
    Media URN:
    VLVA65K4I152T1HI9PQAIS0Q8P5I1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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