The Australian cricket team's devastating "speed twins" -- fast bowlers Jeff Thomson and Dennis Lillee -- shattered the West Indies first innings on the opening day of the third test in Melbourne, Australia, on Friday (26 December).
GV Thomson bowls to Fredericks who is caught by McCosker (2 shots)
GV Clive Lloyd caught off Thomson's bowling (4 shots)
GV Viv Richards cuts Walker for 4 runs (3 shots)
GV Viv Richards hooking Lillee for 4 runs (2 shots)
GV Murray caught by Walker off Lillee (2 shots)
GV Lillee bowling Richards and being congratulated by Australian team (3 shots)
GV Lillee bowls to Julien who is caught (3 shots)
GV Robetts caught behind off Lillee's bowling
GV Holder hits four runs (2 shots)
GV Walker clean bowls Holder (2 shots)
WICKETS OF FREDERICKS, MURRAY, RICHARDS, JULIEN, ROBERTS AND HOLDER FALLING: VARIOUS HIGHLIGHTS OF PLAY.
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Background: The Australian cricket team's devastating "speed twins" -- fast bowlers Jeff Thomson and Dennis Lillee -- shattered the West Indies first innings on the opening day of the third test in Melbourne, Australia, on Friday (26 December).
Thomson finished the day with figures of 5-62 while Illee's final analysis was 4-56, and the West Indies were all our for 224 runs.
Thomson, whose performance in the first and second tests have been under fire, struck first. He had opener Gordon Greenidge caught for 3 runs and Lawrence Rowe lost his wicket to him without scoring to leave the tourists reeling at 2-22.
Thomson also captured the vital wickets of Roy Fredericks (who top scored with 59 runs), Clive Lloyd and Alvin Kallicharran.
Lillee was almost as effective from the other and as he cleaned up the West Indian tail.
The batting collapse won a bold gamble for Australia's new captain, Greg Chappell. Chappell won the toss and elected to send the West Indies in on what looked like an excellent batting strip.
In the remaining 11 overs of play the Australian openers, Ian Redpath and Alan Turner put on 38 runs to leave the home side in a commanding position.
SYNOPSIS: Australian fast bowler Jeff Thomson was in devastating form during the opening day of the third cricket opening day of the third cricket test against the West Indies in Melbourne on Friday. His first victim was opener Roy Fredericks.
The West Indian captain, Clive Lloyd, also fell to Thomson ... caught tin slips by Greg Chappell.
Viv Richards started what look like a West Indies revival when he hit 41 runs.
Here, he hooks a Lillee bouncer to the boundary.
Lillee took his revenge by having Deryck Murray caught by Max Walker.
Then he clean bowled Richards with an outswinger that scattered the West Indian's stumps.
Lillee has no trouble in cleaning up the West Indies tail. Bernard Julien was caught by Mallett in the gully.
Andy Roberts was caught behind by Rodney Marsh to become the Australian paceman's fourth victim.
Tail-ender Vanburn Holder batted gamely in scoring 24 runs.
However, he was bowled by Max Walker .. the seam bowler's only wicketof the day ... and the West Indies were all out for only 224.