About the show
Underarm – The Ball That Changed Cricket is the story of the most infamous ball in trans-Tasman sporting history. The Underarm created an international incident, changed the rules of cricket and gave Kiwis the moral high ground over Australia. Now, for the first time on television, the full story of Trevor Chappell’s underarm bowl is told by the players from both teams who were there on the field on February 1, 1981.
But what, on that scorching hot afternoon, possessed Greg Chappell to instruct his brother to roll the ball to kiwi batsman and All Black, Brian McKechnie?