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    India were off to a splendid start after captain Pataudi had won the toss for the fourth consecutive time in the current series between India and MCC.

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    Roll No 1.

    MS. Home Minister Gulzari Lal Nanda sitting at the pavillion.

    MS British High Commissioner Sir Paul Goer Booth and Mrs arriving.

    MS Sir Booth with MSS Skipper Mike Smith.

    CU Mike Smith.

    MS Umpires going out.

    MS MCC Team going out to field.

    MS Kunderam and Jaisinha going out to open Indian innings.

    LS MS Mr. Nehru arriving and alighting fro stairs to reach the pavillion.

    MS CU Many more shots of Mr. Nehru watching the match.

    MS A Cricket Official presenting a rose to Mr. Nehru.

    MS CU More shots of Nehru watching the match.

    LS Two establishing shots of the game in progress (Knight is bowling to Kunderam.

    MS Price to Kunderam.

    MS Price to Kunderam. Price himself fields the ball.

    CU Titmus bowls to Kunderam, Kunderam misses, Titmus appeals while Wicket Keeper Binks takes out the ball from Kunderam's pad.

    CU Wilson bowls to Kunderam who hits it for four. Fielder chasing.

    Roll No.2.

    MS Wilson bowls to Kunderam. Kunderam spoons a catch while wilson catches the ball but drops it.

    MS Wilson to Kunderam.

    CU Many shots of Nehru leaving after watching the match and greeting the crowds with folded hands.

    CU Titmus to Kunderam.

    CU Wilson to Jaisimha.

    CU Titmus is hit for a mighty sweep by Kundrem, who misses the ball completely, the ball is well taken by wicket keeper Binks.

    CU Titmus to Kunderam, Binks fields running from behind wickets.

    CU Titmus to Jaisimha, Wilson fields.

    CU Kunderam out, walks back while Sardesai goes out to bat.

    MS Wilson to Hanumant Singh.

    MS Titmus to Sardesai.

    MS Wilson to Hanumant Singh.

    CU Score Board after Hanumant Singh has hit a boundary and the score move to 131 for 3 while his score moves to 12.

    CU More shots of the game.

    Roll No.3.

    CU Mortimore to Borde (five shots).

    CU Titmus to Hanumant Singh.

    CU Titmus to Hanumant Singh.

    CU Mortimore to Borde.

    MS Titmus to Borde.

    CU Shot of the bored crowd as Indian batting becomes dull, the score now is 210 for four wickets.

    CU New Ball taken, Price bowls to Borde.

    CU Price rubbing the ball to keep its shine.

    CU Price bowls to Borde, Borde missesand price appeals.

    MS Price to Hanumant Singh.

    MS Price to Hanumant Singh.

    MS Hanumant Singh hitting Price for four.

    MS A fielder running to pick up the ball from boundary line.

    MS First days game over, fielders coming back to pavillion.

    CU MCC Fielders coming back, extreme left is Binks.

    CU Borde and Hanumant Singh coming back.

    CU Score Board at close (Total 247 for 4, H.Singh79&Borde22).

    CU Crowds melting away.

    Roll No.4.

    (About sixty feet). Shots of Crowds, men, women and children watching the match. (Cutaways).



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: India were off to a splendid start after captain Pataudi had won the toss for the fourth consecutive time in the current series between India and MCC. The fourth Test match opened at the Willingdon Pavillion of New Delhi crowded by mist, cold and dull weather. Openers Jaisimha and Kunderam gave a bright start with a opening stand f 81 when Kundream was bowled of his pads by Titmus.

    The British and Indian teams awaited anxiously the arrival of Prime Minister Nehru, who was expected to watch the match. Mr. Nehru arrived after the match has started and was there for about an hour before he left. The whole grounds stood up in applause and the game was held up for about five minutes. This is Mr. Nehru's first appearance apart from attending the Republic Day after his sickness harnesses during the Bhubhneswar session of the Congress. (detailed press clipping enclosed).

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