The West Indies cricket team toured Australia in the 1960-61 season under the captaincy of Frank Worrell. Both Worrell and his opposing captain, Richie Benaud, encouraged their teams to play attacking cricket. The first Test of the five match series ended in a dramatic tie, the first of only two instances in Test cricket. Though West Indies narrowly lost the series 2-1, with one draw in addition to the tie, they might easily have won both the last two matches and taken the series 3-1.

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  • The West Indies cricket team toured Australia in the 1960-61 season under the captaincy of Frank Worrell. Both Worrell and his opposing captain, Richie Benaud, encouraged their teams to play attacking cricket. The first Test of the five match series ended in a dramatic tie, the first of only two instances in Test cricket. Though West Indies narrowly lost the series 2-1, with one draw in addition to the tie, they might easily have won both the last two matches and taken the series 3-1. They took much credit for contributing to such an exciting series and made themselves extremely popular with the Australian public. Prior to their departure from Australia, the team were paraded through Melbourne in open-top cars on 17 February 1961, and were cheered by enormous crowds.Worrell's success as captain was particularly significant, because all previous West Indies captains had been white (except for George Headley in a single home Test in 1947-8).The series marked the first time that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation had covered all five Test matches of a touring team. In 2000, the Corporation produced a two-part documentary of the tour entitled Calypso Summer which included a mixture of five hours of archived match highlights, anecdotes and current day reflections from the key players. The documentary was released in 2005 as a three-disc DVD. (en)
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  • Richie Benaud (en)
  • Frank Worrell (en)
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  • --01-27
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  • --02-15
  • --12-09
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  • --01-01
  • --02-12
  • --12-11
  • --01-15
  • --01-29
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  • Australia (en)
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  • Australia won by 7 wickets (en)
  • Match tied (en)
  • Australia won by 2 wickets (en)
  • Match drawn (en)
  • Australia won the 5-Test series 2-1-1 (en)
  • West Indies won by 222 runs (en)
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  • Frank Worrell 65 (en)
  • Bob Simpson 27* (en)
  • Gerry Alexander 108 (en)
  • Gerry Alexander 73 (en)
  • Ken Mackay 74 (en)
  • Rohan Kanhai 115 (en)
  • Rohan Kanhai 117 (en)
  • Garfield Sobers 132 (en)
  • Garfield Sobers 168 (en)
  • Garfield Sobers 64 (en)
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  • Alan Davidson 80 (en)
  • Norm O'Neill 181 (en)
  • Bob Simpson 85 (en)
  • Bob Simpson 92 (en)
  • Colin McDonald 91 (en)
  • Conrad Hunte 110 (en)
  • Neil Harvey 85 (en)
  • Norm O'Neill 65 (en)
  • Norm O'Neill 71 (en)
  • Rohan Kanhai 84 (en)
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  • West Indies cricket team in Australia in 1960-61 (en)
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  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat (en)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat (en)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field (en)
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  • Colin Egar and Col Hoy (en)
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  • Alan Davidson 5/135 (en)
  • Alan Davidson 6/87 (en)
  • Alan Davidson 5/80 (en)
  • Alan Davidson 5/84 (en)
  • Frank Misson 4/58 (en)
  • Ken Mackay 2/72 (en)
  • Richie Benaud 4/113 (en)
  • Richie Benaud 5/96 (en)
  • Wes Hall 2/32 (en)
  • Wes Hall 4/51 (en)
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  • Wes Hall 4/140 (en)
  • Wes Hall 5/63 (en)
  • Alan Davidson 6/53 (en)
  • Alf Valentine 4/67 (en)
  • Frank Worrell 3/27 (en)
  • Frank Worrell 3/43 (en)
  • Johnny Martin 3/56 (en)
  • Lance Gibbs 5/66 (en)
  • Lance Gibbs 5/97 (en)
  • Garfield Sobers 5/120 (en)
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  • The West Indies cricket team toured Australia in the 1960-61 season under the captaincy of Frank Worrell. Both Worrell and his opposing captain, Richie Benaud, encouraged their teams to play attacking cricket. The first Test of the five match series ended in a dramatic tie, the first of only two instances in Test cricket. Though West Indies narrowly lost the series 2-1, with one draw in addition to the tie, they might easily have won both the last two matches and taken the series 3-1. (en)
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  • West Indian cricket team in Australia in 1960–61 (en)
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