- Brian Close was fielding close to the wicket at short leg when the batsman produced a full-blooded pull shot and the ball hit the fielder hard on the side of his face, flew straight up in the air and the batsman was caught at slip. "My God," said a worried fielder going up to check on Close. "What would have happened if he'd hit you right between the eyes?" "In that case," replied Close, "the bugger would have been caught at cover."
- Brian Close's reported advice to his team as Gary Sobers came in to bat was "Right lads, this guy's a left hander".