Visnews filmed opening batsmen McDonald and Burke Jan 12 walking on to continue their overnight beginning of Australia's first innings on the third day of the test match between Australia and England at Sydney, Australia.
GV Pan Players walk on for the third day.
LV Zoom in Trueman to MacDonald - no run May fields.
STV TRUEMAN to Macdonald through to wicket keeper.
SV MacDonald only. 1 run.
GV Trueman to Burke no run.
SV May Statham chatting.
LV Macdonald waiting.
LTV. Statham to MacDonald. 2 runs.
SV Scoreboard 14 for none.
SV Lock holds up the ball.
LV Lock to Burke-no run -fielded Graveney.
STV. Lock to Burke - no run - fielded
Graveney (Bell turns considerably)
STV Lock to Burke bump ball fielded by Bailey.
STV Laker pacing out his run up.
LV Laker to Macdonald -no run.
SV Laker to Macdonald a sharp single.
SV Laker to Burke, who snicks it into Locke's safe hands. 1 for 26.
SV Harvey takes guard.
LV Lock to Harvey - no run.
SCU Harvey batting.
LV Lock to Harvey - no run.
SV Scoreboard. 40 for 1 at lunch.
LV Lunchtime crowd.
STV. Harvey and MacDonald walk on.
LV Lock to MacDonald - no run.
SV Lock to MacDonald. 4 runs.
SV Umpire signals.
SV Lock bowling.
SV MacDonald batting.
LV. Laker to Harvey no run. Lock fields
SCU Laker bowls.
SV Harvey walks off. -bowled by Laker
SV Scoreboard at 52 runs.
STV. Harvey walks off.
SV O'Neill enters and takes guard.
TV Laker to O'Neill - no run.
SV O'Neill batting.
SV Bailey in field.
SV O'Neill batting
STV. Drinks come on to field.
CU Scoreboard 67 for 2
LV Statham to MacDonald -no run.
SV Statham only bowls.
LV Dexter fielding.
SV Lock bowls.
LV Pan MacDonald caught by Graveney off lock.
SV MacDonald walks off.
SV Favell walks in.
LV Laker to Favell -no run.
CU Scoreboard at 100 for 3.
LV Favell and O'Neill running 3.
LV Team walk off at the end of the third day.
SV Favell and O'Neill the not out batsmen walk off.
Initials TDH/RL M.R./R.L.
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Background: Visnews filmed opening batsmen McDonald and Burke Jan 12 walking on to continue their overnight beginning of Australia's first innings on the third day of the test match between Australia and England at Sydney, Australia.
Surrey spin bowlers Laker and Lock took up the attack at mid-day and almost the whole day was taken up with these two trying to spin Australia to destruction. Indifferent fielding, responsible for many missed chances, did not assist the spinners.
Jim Laker seemed to defy the Australian umpires to 'no-ball' him when he shortened his arm action. Now we saw a reply to the suspect 'bowling (of Australian Ian Meckiff, 'Terror of British batsmen.
Days play ended with O'Neill (The darling of Sydney) and Favell still batting. Australia's stood at 184 for 3. Result of the match was a draw. England declared their second innings at 287 for 7. With a first innings lead of 138 runs Australian batsmen were set to get 150 runs in as many minutes. Seemingly content with a draw they quietly played out time.
England still have a chance, however, of retaining the ashes if they win the next two Tests. They have lost two and drawn one of the deciding five.