Cricket in its official guise...and Indian captain Bishen Bedi humbled Australian batsmen as the First?
EXTERIOR GV PAN: Brisbane cricket ground. (MUTE)
GV: Indian opening bowler to Gary Cosier, who pulls to leg boundary. (TWO SHOTS)
GV: Beshen Bedi bowls to D. Ogilvie, who snickers to Viswanath at slip.
Bedi bowling to Craig Sergeant who is caught by Sunil Gavaskan at slip. (TWO SHOTS)
Bedi to Bobby Simpson, who comes down wicket and gets thick edge to Gavaskan at second slip.
GV: Bedi bowling S. Raxon who is caught by Amanarth in slip. (TWO SHOTS)
Almost 9,000 people turned up to watch the first day's play, almost 6,000 more than came to VFL Park in Melbourne, where the first self-styled Packer Supertest opened on the same day.
DAVID NORDSVAN: "And away it goes through midwicket. Well played by Cosier...that's the first four.
So, as Bedi bowls to Ogilvie...caught at slip, I think. Yes, caught by Viswanath.
WE must pick them up in moment.Look at that turn. That.s a chance. And he's caught. He's out.
And caught. Yes, he's out. That could be out. Yes, bat-pad. Caught by Amarnath."
COMMENTATOR: DAVID NORDSVAN
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Background: Cricket in its official guise...and Indian captain Bishen Bedi humbled Australian batsmen as the First Test match began on Friday (2 December) at the Brisbane Ground in Queensland. Bedi took 5/55 and was the main force in restricting Australia's first innings to a modest 166. Among his victims was Australian captain Bobby Simpson, caught for seven, in his first Test innings for almost 10 years. Twenty-three-year-old newcomer, Peter Toohey from New South Walves, gave the Australian innings most of its substance with a fine, aggressive innings of 82, as the last five wickets put on 121 runs.