It was only the minor details that caught Pat Cummins on a first day in charge captains can only dream of.
Losing the toss under grey skies and staring at a green Gabba wicket, he wasn't unhappy when asked to bowl.
The smile quickly grew when his good mate Mitchell Starc, under pressure to deliver, hit Rory Burns' leg stump with the first ball of the series.
He brought himself on to bowl at rival captain Joe Root, but didn't get a chance because Josh Hazlewood had him edging for a duck.
When Cummins did get the ball in his hand he didn't miss out, dismissing Ben Stokes then ripping through the tail to finish with 5-38.
In a blink England were skittled for 147.
Cummins had hardly celebrated his milestone when he was stumped by the umpires, asked what roller he wanted ahead of Australia's innings.
"The roller threw me; I've never done that before even for NSW in one-dayers," Cummins said.
"I had to ask Smithy (vice-captain Steve Smith) that we definitely go big (heavy roller), don't we, and he said 'yeh big'.
"It was a bit of a different dynamic (than just being a bowler), but totally manageable with a lot of help from Steve and a few of the other guys threw some ideas my way."
Wickets fell so regularly that there were hardly any head-scratching moments to test Australia's 47th skipper.
But he remained proactive with his bowling changes, presenting allrounder Cameron Green with an opportunity to claim his first Test wicket and extracting the best out of Starc in short bursts.
And he leant on former captain and new deputy.
Smith helped with field settings and the odd chat, particularly when off-spinner Nathan Lyon was bowling.
But he kept it low-key in a partnership Cummins has already acknowledged will look a little different to the norm given his rare position as a fast-bowling captain.
He now possesses a better Test average (21.18) and strike rate (46.2) than any other Australian in 58 and 113 years respectively in his 35 Tests.
"Everything went to plan," he told Fox Sports of his dream start.
"I was handed the team sheets (before the toss), it was a bit of a moment.
"I walked out and thought 'I haven't done this in so long'.
"I came back and told the batters I'd won the toss and chose to bowl, looked after you."
Cummins admitted he wasn't sure how he'd handle the glare and added responsibility of captaincy.
The early signs are promising.
Australian Associated Press