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No. 3

Worrell and Co. get a royal farewell

Dec 28, 2008: West Indies may have lost the series, but they won the hearts of all Australia

Peter Roebuck

No. 2

A Test is tied

Dec 21, 2008: Hall, Meckiff, Kline, Solomon. It all came down to one ball.

Mike Coward

First Test

Australia v West Indies 1960-61

2001: Toss: West Indies

Background - The 1960/61 West Indies tour of Australia

Oct 18, 2000: The West Indies tour of Australia in 1960/61 is widely regarded as one of the game's greatest series, described by both the great Richie Benaud and Sir Garfield Sobers as the best series they ever played in

Australian Cricket Board

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West Indies in Australia, 1960-61

1962: Never has it been more apparent that the game is greater than the result than in Melbourne on February 17, 1961

Fifth Test

Australia v West Indies

1962: When late on the afternoon of February 15, 1961, Valentine spun a ball past batsman and wicket-keeper it was swallowed up by the crowd as they swarmed on to the Melbourne Stadium while MacKay and Martin were going through for the winning run

Fourth Test

Australia v West Indies

1962: In a finish almost as exciting as the First Test, a defiant last-wicket partnership prevented West Indies taking the lead in the series.

Third Test

Australia v West Indies

1962: West Indies won by 222 runs thanks mainly to Gibbs, making his first Test appearance in Australia, and Valentine

Second Test

Australia v West Indies

1962: At Melbourne, December 30, 31, January 2, 3

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Tour Results
Australia v West Indies at Melbourne - Feb 10-15, 1961
Australia won by 2 wickets
Australia v West Indies at Adelaide - Jan 27-Feb 1, 1961
Match drawn
Australia v West Indies at Sydney - Jan 13-18, 1961
West Indies won by 222 runs
Australia v West Indies at Melbourne - Dec 30, 1960 - Jan 3, 1961
Australia won by 7 wickets
Australia v West Indies at Brisbane - Dec 9-14, 1960
Match tied
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