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    Cricket - and in the first of the official test matches, Australia defeated India by 16 runs at Brisbane on Tuesday (6 December) The Australians, led by veteran 41-year-old Bobby Simpson, fielded a relatively weak team - most of their experienced players have been signed up play in Kerry Packer's "super tests".

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    Cricket - and in the first of the official test matches, Australia defeated India by 16 runs at Brisbane on Tuesday (6 December) The Australians, led by veteran 41-year-old Bobby Simpson, fielded a relatively weak team - most of their experienced players have been signed up play in Kerry Packer's "super tests". The result was a boost for the cricket authorities. The Australians scored 166 in their first innings and in their first innings India had a good chance of building up a lead. As it was they fell to the Australian pacemen.

    SYNOPSIS: Wayne Clark, a newcomer to the Australian test side is a lively and accurate medium pacer. Here he is bowling to Gundappa Viswanath, the Indian number four batsman. A fine cover drive almost reaches the boundary - and that is three runs.

    Jeff Thompson - bowling here from the other end to Dilip Vengsarkar. A leg glance gives him four runs.

    Jeff Thompson is one of the few men to turn down Kerry Packer's offer. Here he comes in again and bowls to Vengsarkar - who leans back and square cuts him for two more runs.

    Wayne Clark bowling to Vengsarkar - and he gives him the same treatment as he did Thompson. A powerful off-drive through the covers for another three runs.

    Mann to Viswanath, and he is out, caught by Hurst at mid-wicket for 45.

    Thompson bowling to Vengsarkar - a bounce - and he is out, hit-wicket for 48 runs.

    Another wicket for Thompson; Mankad caught behind by Rixon for a duck.

    Clark bowling to Patel; he's edged it and is caught by Serjeant at third slip. India were finally all out for 153.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADPRZND78KJDMX9GAMGN1M6JHM
    Media URN:
    VLVADPRZND78KJDMX9GAMGN1M6JHM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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