} Yes, indeed, it's a marvellous day out here at the MCG. The sun is
} shining, the weather bureau is forecasting a clear day, not too hot,
} just nice and comfortable at twenty-five degrees. The Australians won
} the toss, and sent the Martians in to bat; starting off in the
} commentary box is Tim Lane, and Keith Stackpole.
} Tim: Yes, thank you, Orrie; it really is a marvellous day. The
} Martians have brought in a new batsman, Halle-Bopp, to replace
} Marvin, who unfortunately came down with a cold. The funeral's
} in five days, and all the fine young cricketers out there are
} wearing black armbands to symbolize their distress.
} Keith: The Australians are bringing in their young paceman, Mark.
} He's shown a lot of promise in the Sheffield Shield competition
} this year, taking a superb ten wickets in both innings of his
} last match. It's a big step up for him, but I think he's ready
} for it.. let's see how he goes.
} Tim: Mark walks up to his mark, turns around, and charges in to the
} crease. He delivers the ball... Halle-Bopp lets it go through
} to the keeper, who takes it cleanly. A good delivery first up on
} this opening day.
} Keith: He's getting a bit of swing out there already, which indicates
} this will be an interesting contest between a good batsman, and a
} superb up-and-coming paceman. Mark comes in again, delivers a
} good outswinger - but Halle-Bopp has picked it, swings lustily;
} that's going to go all the way... that's six runs! An incredible
} shot there.
} Tim: Well, obviously Mark still has to get into his rhythm, but he
} can't afford too many more loose deliveries like that. The
} Australians are down one-nil in this three-Test series; they have
} to win today, and it won't be easy. This Martian team is no
} Keith: Mark bowls... Halle-Bopp swings at it, but he mistimes it...
} it's in the air, going back towards Mark, who dives to his left..
} and that's an INCREDIBLE catch! Halle-Bopp is out, caught and
} bowled Mark, for six runs.
} (commentary fade out.)
} There you go. You will catch him on the return; and as for the runs,
} there'll be just six. You'll go on to a fine career in cricket,
} becoming the first Test bowler to take six hundred wickets.
} You owe the Oracle an autographed Don Bradman bat.