On December 6th 1980, Sunil Gavaskar captained the Indian cricket team in their first World Series Match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) which was a tri series between India, Australia and New Zealand.
Greg Chappell won the toss and put India into bat. Dennis Lillee stormed in and dismissed Gavaskar for 4 and Srinivasan for 6. After the early set back India rebuilt their innings with a fine 64 runs Sandeep Patil. Amazingly assisted by Australian fast bowling hero Dennis Lillee who dropped Patil 3 times off the bowling of Geoff Lawson. (Thanks Dennis). India went on to get 208.
Australia started well, losing their first wicket for 60, that of Kim Hughes bowled by Patil. 2 runs later Dyson was run out by a direct hit from Binny. To cut a long story short, India bundled Australia out for 146, winning by 66 runs.
Australia went on to make the final against New Zealand to win the series with the help of the Chappells dirty underarm tactics.
More importantly India took away the prize for the best looking team.
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