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Profile: Cricket: Joe Solomon at 90! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine + video

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine        (SEE VIDEO: The first Tied Test Australia vs West Indies 1960 Below)

Tied Test Match 1960 – Final Play – Australia vs West Indies

It is Brisbane in 1960 and West Indies are playing Australia in the first Test. Don Bradman meets Australian skipper Richie Benaud.

Cricket needs excitement. Benaud promises an Australian victory. The Test enters the last day; Australia needs 233 runs to win. The excitement is fever pitch.

Joe Solomon is fielding at mid-wicket. He runs out Alan Davidson and Australia has three wickets and six minutes to get the runs. Wesley Hall bowls the final over. Each delivery creates drama. Conrad Hunte runs out Wally Grout. Hall bumps into Kanhai and a catch is spilled.        Continue reading

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