This is being written after a day, which, in June 1974, I thought would never come again. That day in 1974, we were bowled out for 42 by England. We had scored over 300 in the first innings in reply to England’s massive score of 652 and had been asked to follow on. The day was bleak and cold and there was a cloud cover which helped the bowlers to swing the ball both ways, crazily. Adelaide, on the other hand, was so hot that I remember wondering in the commentary how long the fast bowlers’ spell would be. Even four overs would have been too much. That said, when a bowler is getting wickets then there’s nothing that is going to stop him from bowling — be it heat or cold. So Cummins kept going, looking for his fifth wicket while Hazelwood had got his fiver at the other end. Like in 1974 there were some great deliveries that got the top order out and there it was — India’s…

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