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Had he scored three more runs, he would have got the 2,000 run-100 wicket double in Test cricket.
Noble averaged 30 with bat and 25 with ball, which speaks volumes about his quality.
He could bowl both seam and spin, and was a very accurate thrower and an astute strategist.
Even that is not unusual. Many movies feature bats and cool lines.
Russell Crowe is a perfectionist. He wanted the bat to be an exact replica of a bat used by Monty Noble in 1905, a decade before Gallipoli.
His team approached Michael Fahey for an answer.
"It follows an Australian farmer Joshua Connor, who travels to Turkey soon after World War I to find his three sons who never returned."
There is a cricket bat, found in the Allied trenches.
- You tell me, it is a game or weapon?
- Both in the right hands. Here, give it to me.
They "smilingly turned down" bat-pad catches and leg-before decisions, some of which were definitely unfair.
These decisions were accompanied by chants of "home rules apply, boys" from the crowd.
Chandra's politeness is legendary, but on this case even he lost his calm.
The pair added 204, of which Surinder got 124.
The Amarnaths, Lala and Surinder, thus became the first (and till date, only) father-son pair to score hundreds on Test debut.
With Gavaskar scoring 116 and Mohinder Amarnath 64, and India reached 414 (Congdon 5/65).
On a turning pitch, New Zealand won the toss and put up 266 (Congdon 54) after being 110/1.
Chandra took 6/94 and Prasanna 3/64.
The ball was already turning. Only nine overs of pace had been bowled.
Surinder joined Gavaskar after Vengsarkar fell early.
For example, India were without their newly-appointed captain, Bedi (that too on a turning pitch).
Vice-captain Gavaskar led India for the first time (before Bedi, actually).
There were three debutants, in Surinder Amarnath, Vengsarkar, and Kirmani.
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