Australia was in a good position for a win over England with one day remaining in the Fifth Test at The Oval.
GV Lillee to Greig 4 runs (4 shots)
GV Illingworth scores boundary (4 shots)
GV Greig caught Marsh off Lillee (3 shots)
GV Illingworth LBW to Lillee (4 shots)
GV Knott takes four off Massie (3 shots)
SV Knott hits boundary off Watson (3 shots)
SV Lillee to knott (3 shots)
SV Watson LBW to Arnold for 6 runs (5 shots)
SV Greig to Stackpole hits boundary
England started the day with some sparking form with a succession of fours form Gung and Illingworth. This one, from Greig off Lillee, gave Greig and Illingworth their fifty partnership in 64 minutes. This was Greig's fourth boundary in the over. Then Illingworth took over. And there were two more fours off the next two balls. Lillee to Greig and Marsh takes the catch at the wicket to dismiss Greig for 29. England 270 for six.
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Background: Australia was in a good position for a win over England with one day remaining in the Fifth Test at The Oval. Play ended on Tuesday with Australia on 116 for one, needing 126 to overhaul England.
In their second innings, the English batsmen made 356, the last five men adding 129 to the overnight score. Of these tail-enders, captain Ray Illingworth made 31 before being trapped LBW by Dennis Lillee, Alan Knott was on 63 when he was bowled by Lillee and Tony Greig mae 29, caught Rodney Marsh, bowled Lillee.
Lillie took five wickets for 123 in the Fifth Test and ended the Test series with thirty wickets -- the highest ever taken by an Australian bowler against England. Marsh equalled Wally Grout's record of 23 batsman caught or stumped.
Set 242 to win, Australia lost the wicket of opener Graeme Watson for six, but Keith Stackpole went on to make 70 not out and captain lan Chappell made 29 before the light faded.