New South Wales
West Indies may have lost the series, but they won the hearts of all Australia
Hall, Meckiff, Kline, Solomon. It all came down to one ball.
Toss: West Indies
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
At Melbourne, December 30, 31, January 2, 3
West Indies won by 222 runs thanks mainly to Gibbs, making his first Test appearance in Australia, and Valentine
In a finish almost as exciting as the First Test, a defiant last-wicket partnership prevented West Indies taking the lead in the series.
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
Never has it been more apparent that the game is greater than the result than in Melbourne on February 17, 1961
Worrell inspired, stirred, roused. And therein lay his greatness