Third Test

England wilt in the heat

Toss: Australia. Test debuts: Australia - J.Harry, A.E.Trott

On no occasion during the tour were the Englishmen so completely outplayed on a hard wicket as in the third of the five Test matches. In face of a modest score of 238, they only just escaped following on, and in the end they were beaten by 382 runs, their only excuse being that the intense heat at Adelaide robbed them of sleep and put them completely off their form. The allround cricket of Albert Trott, and a splendid innings of 140 by Iredale were the features of the match. Iredale was at the wicket for four hours, and it will be seen below that in addition to scoring 110 without being out, Albert Trott had the remarkable average in the Englishmen's second innings of eight wickets for 43 runs.

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