A dazzling century by new captain Greg Chappell in partnership with his brother Ian, took Australia to an eight wicket victory over the West Indies in the first test at Brisbane on Tuesday (2 December).
GV Roberts bowls to Alan Turner who scores two runs
GV Ian Chappell batting, bowler Inshan Ali drops catch
GV Ian Chappell swinging ball behind wicket
GV Turner bowled by Lance Gibbs
GV Greg Chappell hits six (3 shots)
SV Crowd cheering
GV Greg Chappell hits four wide of Alvin Kallicharan (4 shots)
GV Roberts bowls to Ian Chappell who score four runs (3 shots)
GV Greg Chappell cuts ball to boundary to r each 100
GV Australia winning first test in front of jubilant crowd
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Background: A dazzling century by new captain Greg Chappell in partnership with his brother Ian, took Australia to an eight wicket victory over the West Indies in the first test at Brisbane on Tuesday (2 December).
Greg Chappell joined his brother Ian at the wicket after left hander Alan Turner was bowled out for 26 from a delivery by Lance Gibbs.
Watchful in defence, Greg employed powerful well placed strokes to take advantage of any inaccurate ball. When Inshan Ali switched to Gibbs's end after tea, Greg hammered four, four, six off the first three balls he received from the left handed spinner.
Greg overtook Ian at 63, after giving him 18 overs start. With singles, Ian Chappell gave his younger brother so much of the strike that he received 40 balls while Greg faced 85. The c captain's hundred came off 168 balls. And the winning hit for the match made him 109 off 172 balls in 157 minutes with 14 four and one six.
Greg's 109 not out makes him the first cricketer to score a century in each innings in his first test as captain, making the winning stroke with a day to spare.
SYNOPSIS: Cricket...and Brisbane, Queensland with batsman Alan Turner scoring off West Indian bowler Andy Roberts in the closing stages of the first test, which later saw a dazzling century by the new Australian captain, Greg Chappell. Turner's partner was Ian Chappell --Greg's brother ...And he had a lucky escape early on when Inshan Ali dropped a catch.
With Ali's failure, went the West Indies chance to fight the match to a close finish...And Ian settled down to reduce the West Indies lead.
Bowler Lance Gibbs made sure of Turner when he had scored twenty-six. However, Greg Chappell followed him in and settle down to an unbroken partnership with him brother, Ian. Greg hit a series of powerful strokes to set the scoreboard rolling.
Greg overtook Ian at sitty-three, after giving his elder brother eighteen over of start...And with singles Ian gave Greg so much of the action that he received forty balls, while Greg faced eighty-five. The West Indies second innings score of three-hundred-and seventy, had left Australia needing two-hundred and nineteen to win.
With Greg Chappell reaching his century, any chance the tourists had of winning, receded into oblivion. His hundred came off one-hundred-and-sixty-eight-balls. And the winning stroke took his score to one-hundred and nine off one-hundred and seventy two balls in just under three hours with fourteen fours and one six.