Cricket....and Australia's batsmen have moved their team into a strong position against England in the?
GV Emburey blows to Rick Darling, who hooks for boundary, crowd applauds (3 shots)
GV Darling hooks another four from Emburey (2 shots)
TV Bob Willis blows to Kim Hughes who is caught at extra cover, fieldsman leaps in air and Hughes walks off (3 shots)
TV Miller bowls, Darling in caught at shot backward square leg by Ian Botham (4 shots)
GV Botham bowls and Toohey caught at third slip
SCU & GV Mike Hendrick bowls and dismisses Yallop through tumbling catch by Botham at slip (4 shots)
BLAKEY: "The bowlers suffered as Darling took Australia towards England's meagre total."
COMMENTATOR: "And here's a beautiful shot by Darling, out through midwicket for four off the bowling of Emburey. That's a shot that he likes so much through the midwicket area, and Darling moves on to fifty-five... and that's the hundred for Australia. Australia, one for one hundred and two."
COMMENTATOR: "That's....He's hooked beautifully. Look at that go into the fence for four. It hit the fence like a rocket."
BLAKEY: "And Kim Hughes backed up Darling with some aggressive hitting."
COMMENTATOR: "Wide, and he's got it, and he's out, he's caught. Brilliantly caught."
BLAKEY: "Darling abandoned his helmet in the nineties."
COMMENTATOR: "....And caught... yes, he's out. Yes, he's out, Darling, caught by Botham."
BLAKEY: "With Willis off with exhaustion, Botham had to bowl twenty-two overs."
COMMENTATOR: "And he's caught. Yes, he's out."
BLAKEY: "Botham's contribution wasn't confined to bowling."
COMMENTATOR: And that's off the edge. Caught at slip by this man Botham. He is the most amazing cricketer."
REPORTER: MICHAEL BLAKEY
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Background: Cricket....and Australia's batsmen have moved their team into a strong position against England in the fourth Test Match, being played in Sydney. On the second day, they took their score to 248 for seven, a lead of almost one hundred over England's unin???pired first innings total of one hundred and fifty-two. Although england's leading bowler, bob Willis, went off the field with heat exhaustion, Australia did not capitalise on having been one hundred and twenty-six for one at lunch. Michael Blakey of the BBC describes the day's play.