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Wayne Phillips, the former Australia Test batsman, was the keynote speaker at the Sir Donald Bradman Luncheon, held at the MCG on the occasion of Bradman's birthday and he recounted a few anecdotes from his playing days. Greg Baum from the Age was there.
Wayne Phillips made a swashbuckling 159 on debut for Australia and, early in Pakistan's first innings, failed by a fingertip in a gallant and acclaimed effort to catch Mudussar Nazar from Rodney Hogg. He was feeling pretty good about life until Greg Chappell turned to him from first slip and asked gruffly: ''Why do you play cricket if you can't catch the ball?''
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