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Australia v West Indies
West Indies in Australia 1960/61 (5th Test)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th February 1961 (5-day match)
Balls per over8
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to field
ResultAustralia won by 2 wickets
UmpiresCJ Egar, C Hoy
Close of play day 1West Indies (1) 252/8 (Solomon 21*, Hall 5*)
Close of play day 2Australia (1) 236/3 (Burge 37*, Mackay 16*)
Close of play day 3West Indies (2) 126/2 (Hunte 46*, Solomon 9*)
Close of play day 4Australia (2) 57/1 (Simpson 44*, Benaud 1*)

West Indies first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CW Smithc O'Neill b Misson1121321- 
CC Huntec Simpson b Davidson31841364- 
RB Kanhaic Harvey b Benaud3865767- 
GS Sobersc Grout b Simpson641791775- 
*FMM Worrellc Grout b Martin102740-- 
PD Lashleyc Misson b Benaud41107994- 
+FCM Alexanderc McDonald b Misson1136421- 
JS Solomonrun out451431413- 
LR Gibbsc Burge b Misson1113141- 
WW Hallb Misson2140841- 
AL Valentinenot out046-- 
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 1 w)9
Total(all out, 89.7 overs)292
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Smith), 2-75 (Kanhai), 3-81 (Hunte), 4-107 (Worrell), 5-200 (Lashley), 6-204 (Sobers), 7-221 (Alexander), 8-235 (Gibbs), 9-290 (Hall), 10-292 (Solomon, 89.7 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davidson27   4891--
Misson14   3584--
Mackay1   010--
Benaud21.75552--
Martin8   0291--
Simpson18   3511--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB Simpsonc Gibbs b Sobers752372005- 
CC McDonaldlbw b Sobers911751666- 
NCL O'Neillb Gibbs103134-- 
PJP Burgec Sobers b Gibbs681941947- 
KD Mackayc Alexander b Hall19109951- 
RN Harveyc Alexander b Sobers52226-- 
AK Davidsonc Alexander b Sobers2457691- 
*R Benaudb Gibbs32021-- 
JW Martinc Kanhai b Sobers1554421- 
FM Missonnot out1261541- 
+ATW Groutc Hunte b Gibbs142328-- 
Extras(4 b, 8 lb, 8 nb)20
Total(all out, 121.4 overs)356
Fall of wickets:
1-146 (McDonald), 2-181 (Simpson), 3-181 (O'Neill), 4-244 (Mackay), 5-260 (Harvey), 6-309 (Burge), 7-309 (Davidson), 8-319 (Benaud), 9-335 (Martin), 10-356 (Grout, 121.4 ov)
West Indies bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall15   1561--
Worrell11   2440--
Sobers44   71205--
Gibbs38.418744--
Valentine13   3420--

West Indies second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CW Smithlbw b Davidson37636151 
CC Huntec Grout b Davidson521661794- 
RB Kanhaic Misson b Benaud3141554- 
JS Solomonrun out361751623- 
GS Sobersc Grout b Simpson2150611- 
+FCM Alexanderc Mackay b Davidson731261555- 
*FMM Worrellc Grout b Davidson727211- 
PD Lashleylbw b Martin1844451- 
LR Gibbsc O'Neill b Simpson836541- 
WW Hallc Grout b Davidson2129342- 
AL Valentinenot out31219-- 
Extras(5 b, 8 lb, 1 w)14
Total(all out, 95.7 overs)321
Fall of wickets:
1-54 (Smith), 2-103 (Kanhai), 3-135 (Hunte), 4-173 (Sobers), 5-201 (Solomon), 6-218 (Worrell), 7-262 (Lashley), 8-295 (Gibbs), 9-304 (Alexander), 10-321 (Hall, 95.7 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davidson24.74845--
Misson10   1580--
Simpson18   4552--
Benaud23   4531--
Mackay10   2210--
Martin10   1361--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB Simpsonb Gibbs9223119410- 
CC McDonaldc Smith b Gibbs115253-- 
*R Benaudb Valentine63642-- 
NCL O'Neillc Alexander b Worrell481971455- 
PJP Burgeb Valentine531951558- 
RN Harveyc Smith b Worrell1249391- 
AK Davidsonc Sobers b Worrell1258481- 
KD Mackaynot out35142-- 
+ATW Groutc Smith b Valentine52519-- 
JW Martinnot out153-- 
FM Missondid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 9 lb, 3 nb)15
Total(8 wickets, 111.7 overs)258
Fall of wickets:
1-50 (McDonald), 2-75 (Benaud), 3-154 (Simpson), 4-176 (O'Neill), 5-200 (Harvey), 6-236 (Davidson), 7-248 (Burge), 8-256 (Grout)
West Indies bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hall5   0400--
Sobers13   2320--
Worrell31   16433--
Valentine21.74603--
Gibbs41   19682--

Notes
--> RB Kanhai (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 10
--> GS Sobers (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 20
--> PD Lashley (1) passed his previous highest score of 19 in Test matches
--> CC McDonald (1) passed 3000 runs in Test matches when he reached 90
--> AK Davidson (1) passed 1000 runs in Test matches when he reached 17
--> CC Hunte (2) passed 1500 runs in Test matches when he reached 25
--> FCM Alexander made his last appearance in Test matches
--> RB Simpson (2) equalled his previous highest score of 92 in Test matches
--> RB Simpson (2) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 11
--> NCL O'Neill (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 44
--> JW Martin (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> FM Misson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed WW Hall in the West Indies first innings (previous best was 3-79)
--> GS Sobers achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed JW Martin in the Australia first innings (previous best was 4-26)
--> GS Sobers achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Test matches in the Australia first innings
--> LR Gibbs reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed ATW Grout, his 4th wicket in the Australia first innings
--> R Benaud reached 700 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed RB Kanhai, his 1st wicket in the West Indies second innings

 

 

 

 

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