Steve Rixon recalls extraordinary scenes which led to controversial drawn Test at Sabina Park

IT all started with a slap on the thigh.

That seemingly innocuous act by West Indian quick Vanburn Holder triggered one of the more notorious acts of crowd violence in cricket’s history, and led to the stunning end to a Test in which Australia needed just one wicket to secure victory.

The incredible memories came flooding back for Australia’s wicketkeeper in that match, Steve Rixon, last week when he visited the scene of the incident — Sabina Park, in Kingston, Jamaica — in his current role as Pakistan’s assistant coach.

That visit came nearly 39 years to do the day, May 3rd, after his side was robbed of a Test win.

Day five in Kingston was the culmination of a testy series which had started with the home side racking up two comfortable wins with their star-studded line-up against an Australian outfit missing its World Series Cricket stars.

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