SPORTS: By Raj Singh: Taylor Takes 6 Wickets, But England Recover
SYDNEY, Reuter: Australia’s Peter Taylor became the eight bowler to take six wickets in a test debut, but he failed to stop an England recovery which saw the tourists all out for 275 on the third day of the fifth test.
Australia’s first innings total of 343 gives them a 68 run lead over England.
England’s saviour were wicketkeeper Jack Richards and off spinner John Emburey, who came together when the tourists were in dire trouble on 142 for six.
Emburey, who batted with a runner for most of his innings because of a groin strain, shared partnership of 71 with Richards and 51 with Gladstone small and held the England late order together.
England was’ bowled out for 275 shortly before tea, with 30 year old newcomer Taylor Mopping up the England tail with the wickets of small and Emburey, who had made an excellent 69 in 210 minutes with seven fours.