England vs. Australia, Fourth test at the Old Trafford in 1961. With the series level at 1-1, Australia won the toss and batted first. Despite a good innings by Bill Lawry they only reached 190, to which England responded with 367. The Australians were sent in late on the third day but Lawry and Simpson survived without loss. The rest day proved a big help as a Bill Lawry century steered them to 331/6, giving them a hope of winning the match. Despite England taking three quick wickets early on the fifth day it was a 98 run 10 wicket partnership that frustrated the home side. With a 256 run target, England were spun out by Richie Benaud who bowled 32 overs, taking 6/70. The Australians had secured an unlikely win and with it retained the Ashes. Scorecard: content-aus.cricinfo.com
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