However, during day 2 of the first Ashes Test, there was some action off the field as well, when one Aussie fan Michael Langridge proposed to his girlfriend Tori Roebuck besides the pool.
Wearing bright yellow-and-green swimwear in support of his country, Michael dropped to one knee and asked the question, much to the delight and cheers of the thousands of cricket fans around them.
Tori, luckily for him, replied with a yes.
The packed house at Gabba was left surprised but cheered on the couple.
Meanwhile, on the field, skipper Steve Smith led a rescue mission to revive Australia's fortunes after a top-order batting collapse in the Ashes Test against England in Brisbane on Friday.
Home hopes rested on Smith to mount a fighting rearguard after the loss of four wickets in a faltering chase after England's first innings of 302 at the Gabba.
At the close on the second day, the Australians were 165 for four and trailing by 137 runs, with Smith unbeaten on 64 and Shaun Marsh not out 44.
It left the match intriguingly poised once again after England ended day one in a similar position before collapsing before lunch on Friday.
Smith was then thrust into another high pressure situation after Australia suffered a now-familiar batting malfunction.
England had done their homework, encircling Smith with fielders and trying to frustrate the fidgety Australian captain into playing a rash shot.
First Published: November 24, 2017, 2:49 PM IST