34 years on and New Zealand have still not forgiven Trevor Chappell
Co-Hosts Australia and New Zealand will face off each other in the finals of the 2015 World Cup at MCG on March 29th. This will be their first encounter in a World Cup final and seeing the kind of form both teams have shown throughout the tournament, a fierce battle can be expected.
Relations between New Zealand and Australia at a political level have regained their natural cordiality in the 34 years since cricket’s notorious “underarm” incident, but in the sporting context memories of the incident have dimmed very little and the shadow it casts is no less.
It was on the same MCG pitch on Feb. 1, 1981 that Australian skipper Greg Chappell instructed his brother Trevor to bowl underarm the last ball to Brian McKechnie in an ODI when New Zealand needed six runs to force a tie. That type of delivery, rolled along the ground, took away any chance of McKechnie lifting the ball off the pitch and hitting it out of the ground for a six. He blocked the ball and threw his bat away in disgust.
But wherever Australian and New Zealand fans gather for a game, even if no controversy attaches itself to the outcome, the day described as being among the most infamous in cricket history will likely be referenced in some way.
Here is the spoof video of it:
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