Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Chappell's moment of infamy

Australia v/s New Zealand. 1 February 1981, MCG.

15 were required from the final over. Hadlee hit the first ball for 4, was lbw to the second. Smith took twos off ball 3 and 4, and was bowled by the 5th. McKechnie came to the wicket with 7 required, and Greg Chappell instructed his brother Trevor to bowl the final ball underarm, rolling along the ground.


djshodan said...

This has always puzzled me. Why wasn't he no-balled?

newnimproved said...

There was no rule at that time I believe against underarm bowling!