[Episode 2 | 1998 : Mohammed]
Mohammed and his father discuss playing soccer, but Mohammed is not convinced he wants to take up the sport. His grandmother replays Shane Warne bowling a leg break to English batsman Mike Gatting during the 1993 Ashes series. They discuss the 'Magnus effect', which causes the ball to spin.
The Australian Curriculum: History aims to ensure that students develop:
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There are many great moments in Australia's sporting history, but few as memorable as Shane Warne's performance in the 1993 Ashes series. Many believed he was the best leg-spin bowler in the world and his performances resulted in a resurgence in the popularity of cricket.
Ask students to find and view videos of the 1993 Ashes tour online, using links found at 'Google videos'.
In this clip we see Mohammed and his grandmother reliving the game at Old Trafford during the 1993 Ashes series. They have watched the game many times before. Recording great sporting moments from movies and television shows became possible with the invention of the VCR, or a video cassette recorder. It was a revolutionary device at the time.