Aged dating 365
He was barely used with the ball, bowling three overs for ten runs, as Australia amassed a first-innings total of over 600.
Sobers was given a further opportunity in the next Test in Georgetown, Guyana (British Guiana at the time) in South America.
Sobers gained useful experience by bowling to Wanderers batsmen, including West Indies Test player Denis Atkinson, at practice in the nets and soon developed his great skill as a left arm spin bowler.
More importantly for his career, he was observed by Inspector Wilfred Farmer, captain of the Police team in the BCL First Division.
Against Pakistan in 1958, Sobers scored his maiden Test century, progressing to 365 not out and establishing a new record for the highest individual score in an innings.Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers, AO, OCC (born 28 July 1936), also known as Gary or Garry Sobers, is a former cricketer who played for the West Indies between 19, and is widely considered to be cricket's greatest all-rounder.Born in Bridgetown, Barbados, Sobers made his first-class debut for the Barbados cricket team at the age of 16 in 1953, and his Test debut for the West Indies the following year.Despite scoring only 12 and 11 with the bat, he took three wickets in the Australians' first innings. Eventually, Sobers was chosen to open the innings after Australia had amassed another total of over 600.
Sobers had a suspicion he might be asked to do the job.He made a good impression by taking 4/75 in England's first innings, including a wicket in his opening over.