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10-05-2005, 06:03 AM
Australia's chance to make amends for their upset defeat to England in the Ashes began well at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne when Ricky Ponting won the toss and chose to bat in the first of three Super Series one-day internationals against a World XI.

Cameron White, the young Australian legspinning allrounder, made his international debut after Brad Hogg was ruled out with a knee injury. He was named the Supersub, and was likely to be drafted into the game if the batting collapsed, or later on, when Australia were bowling. The World XI named Shahid Afridi their Supersub, and he is sure to have a role to play, with his explosive batting or his wily legspin.

The pitch looked a good one for batting, as Ponting stressed at the toss. "The wicket looks very good. We've played a few series here, it's a great arena and I thought it would be a good idea to bat first and put a score on the board." The strip being used is a drop-in pitch from Alexandra. It has been used five times in the past.

Ponting also made it clear that the Ashes defeat was not on his team's mind at the moment. "We're playing one-day cricket now, and the last one-day series we played we won."

Shaun Pollock, the captain of the World XI, said he was not particularly disappointed at losing the toss. "We haven't played much here so we don't really know what the conditions will do. So I'm not overly disappointed at losing the toss."

Australia 1 Adam Gilchrist (wk), 2 Simon Katich, 3 Ricky Ponting (capt), 4 Damien Martyn, 5 Michael Hussey, 6 Michael Clarke, 7 Shane Watson, 8 Andrew Symonds, 9 Brett Lee, 10 Glenn McGrath, 11 Nathan Bracken. Supersub: Cameron White.

World XI 1 Virender Sehwag, 2 Kumar Sangakkara (wk), 3 Rahul Dravid, 4 Jacques Kallis, 5 Brian Lara, 6 Kevin Pietersen, 7 Andrew Flintoff, 8 Shaun Pollock (capt), 9 Daniel Vettori, 10 Muttiah Muralitharan, 11 Shoaib Akhtar. Supersub: Shahid Afridi.

Australia win the toss and bat


Australia 119/1 (20.4 ov)

Hours of Play: (GMT) 04.15-07.45, 07.45-08.30 Break, 08.30-12.00.

Batsmen: R B 4s 6s S/R
RT Ponting (RHB) 16 18 1 1 88.89 Striker
SM Katich (LHB) 48 61 4 0 78.69 Non-striker

Bowlers: O M R W Econ
SM Pollock (RFM) 4.4 0 19 0 4.07 (0nb, 0w)
M Muralitharan (OB) 2 0 8 0 4.00 (0nb, 0w)

10-05-2005, 06:29 AM
GO AUSSIE!!!!! :b:

i was thinking of opening a thread on this here later.. athukulae che post panitaru :Ksp:

World XI 1 Virender Sehwag, 2 Kumar Sangakkara (wk), 3 Rahul Dravid, 4 Jacques Kallis, 5 Brian Lara, 6 Kevin Pietersen, 7 Andrew Flintoff, 8 Shaun Pollock (capt), 9 Daniel Vettori, 10 Muttiah Muralitharan, 11 Shoaib Akhtar. Supersub: Shahid Afridi.

can we know which country they r from??? i know the obvious like dravid and lara and pietersen and flintoff (duh) and vettori and muralitharan... the others me not sure :? ;)

10-05-2005, 06:35 AM
Sangakara (Srilanka), Kallis (South Africa). Guess all the others are pretty obvious.
Damn 146/4 after 28.4 :(

10-05-2005, 08:12 AM
damn vettori and muthiah.. they r good man :(

Vettori leads World fightback

New Zealand's champion spinner Daniel Vettori led the World XI back into the opening Super Series match in Melbourne today after the Australian openers plundered world pace attack.

Vettori (4-33 off 10 overs) and Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan turned the screws on the Australian middle order after a brisk start from Adam Gilchrist and Simon Katich set the platform for the home side.

Between them, Vettori and Murali snared Michael Hussey, Shane Watson, Andrew Symonds, Michael Clarke, Simon Katich and Damien Martyn.

All-rounder Shane Watson (8 off 15) was out to a difficult overhead catch by Brian Lara off the bowling of Vettori.

After 46 overs, Australia was 7-225.

thanx nana for info... where is the world supersub from??? :think:

10-05-2005, 08:42 AM
Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4 6
+AC Gilchrist b Kallis 45 48 7 0
SM Katich c & b Muralitharan 58 79 4 0
*RT Ponting c Lara b Pollock 23 26 1 1
DR Martyn c Vettori b Muralitharan 0 3 0 0
A Symonds c Flintoff b Vettori 36 54 1 1
MJ Clarke c & b Vettori 6 16 0 0
MEK Hussey c Pietersen b Vettori 32 44 1 0
SR Watson c Lara b Vettori 8 15 0 0
B Lee not out 26 17 1 1
NW Bracken not out 2 3 0 0
Extras (b 2, lb 6, w 6, nb 5) 19
Total (8 wickets, 50 overs) 255

DNB: GD McGrath.

FoW: 1-80 (Gilchrist, 14.1 ov), 2-128 (Ponting, 22.2 ov),
3-128 (Martyn, 23.3 ov), 4-142 (Katich, 27.2 ov),
5-154 (Clarke, 31.5 ov), 6-206 (Symonds, 41.4 ov),
7-223 (Watson, 45.5 ov), 8-231 (Hussey, 47.5 ov).

Bowling O M R W
Shoaib Akhtar 9 1 49 0 (3nb, 1w)
Pollock 8 1 32 1
Flintoff 9 1 66 0 (1nb, 3w)
Kallis 4 0 26 1 (1nb, 1w)
Muralitharan 10 0 41 2 (1w)
Vettori 10 1 33 4


World XI batting with 1 for no loss after 2 overs.

10-05-2005, 08:45 AM
8 wickets for 255 not bad :b: GO AUSSIES!!!!

che.. yenna live'a pakaringala??? ... me goin back home now gonna watch live too :ahha: ;)

10-05-2005, 08:52 AM
che.. yenna live'a pakaringala???

not live in office now. just going through desktop scoreboard.

10-05-2005, 11:00 AM
ICC World XI innings (target: 256 runs from 50 overs) R B 4 6
+KC Sangakkara c Ponting b Watson 65 94 7 0
V Sehwag c Hussey b McGrath 6 10 0 0
JH Kallis lbw b McGrath 8 23 1 0
BC Lara c Symonds b Bracken 0 2 0 0
R Dravid c Ponting b Lee 4 14 0 0
KP Pietersen lbw b Watson 2 6 0 0
A Flintoff not out 18 30 1 0
Shahid Afridi lbw b Symonds 2 5 0 0
*SM Pollock not out 4 11 0 0
Extras (w 6, nb 1) 7
Total (7 wickets, 32.2 overs) 116

Go Aussie Go. Go Aussie Go.................


10-05-2005, 11:05 AM
8 down che :D, Pollock run out.

10-05-2005, 11:08 AM
yep correct. 8 down for 122 , 34.2. :D

10-05-2005, 12:25 PM
1st Match: Australia v ICC World XI at Melbourne (Docklands), 5 Oct 2005

Australia 255/8 (50 ov)
ICC World XI 162 (41.3 ov) Australia won by 93 runs

Australia RR: 5.10
ICC World XI RR: 3.90
Required RR: 11.06
Australia win by 93 runs

255 was never a good looking total against this packed World XI team but the bowlers did their job exceptionally well, everyone chipped it with wickets and in the end it was a fantastic victory for the Australians McGrath and Lee did the damage early , Bracken and Watson followed up well and one after the other the World XI batsmen were dismissed cheaply.
Watson picked up three wickets, Lee and McGrath got two each, Symonds and Bracken chipped in with one each now for the presentaion Pollock - I though 255 was gettable, few soft dismissals turned it the other way, We got to put it together, haven't got too many days, I am looking forward to the next one.
Ponting - `we played quite different today, we got out and played good cricket, full credit to the boys - wicket looked good and we wanted to put in a big total, 255 was always going to be a hard target, the boys bowled beautifully other than the few dropped catches i am happy with the way we played.

aussie won.. :dance: :dance:

10-05-2005, 02:39 PM
poor show by World XI batsmen.

10-07-2005, 04:31 AM
Australia v World XI, 2ndODI, Melbourne

Ponting chooses to bat again

Toss Australia chose to bat v World XI

Australia's attempt to seal the three-match one-day Super Series got off to a fine start when Ricky Ponting won his second toss in a row and chose to bat at the Telstra Dome in Melbourne. After being drubbed by 93 runs in the first match, the World XI must win today to stay in the series.

The World XI made one change to the team which was thrashed on Wednesday, bringing in Chris Gayle in place of Shahid Afridi, and naming him the Supersub as well. Australia offered a debut game to Stuart Clark, the right-arm fast bowler from New South Wales, preferring to rest Glenn McGrath after he complained of tightness in the legs after the first game. As in the first game, Cameron White was named the Supersub.

The pitch appeared to be a belter, and Ponting seemed confident that the moisture, which made the pitch and the outfield slightly slow for the first game, would have dried up, making it ideal conditions for the team batting first to post a huge total.

Score : Australia 6/0 (2.0 ov)

GO AUSSIES!!! aussie aussie aussie oi oi oi :b:

10-07-2005, 04:42 AM
Its 25/0 from 5 now :b: Hope this is a high scoring match. I hate bowling pitches :doh:

UPDATE: 26/0 from 6. bleddy Katich I'll shoot him down if crosses the last ball this over :evil:

10-07-2005, 04:53 AM
nana... match live'a paakiringala??? :think: good update... neenga yentha pakkam support ???? :think:
i think aussies have good chance to win.. hope to... it will be a good comeback from devastating ashes :(

10-07-2005, 05:11 AM
match live'a paakiringala?

naah..Cricinfo.com (http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/NEW/LIVE/frames/AUS_ICC-XI_SUPERS_ODI2_07OCT2005.html)

yentha pakkam support ?

Aussies dhaan :b:
62/0 from 11.4 overs. Gilchrist rocks :D 36(31). World XI has already brought in Muralitharan. 4 dots so far in his over :(

10-07-2005, 05:45 AM
acho.... me also get from there :ahha:
muralitharan vanthacha :doh: pochi.. he is one damn good bowler hey :doh:

10-07-2005, 05:47 AM
Katich bowled. 110/1 in 20.
Over 21: Gilchrist hits a 4 and 6 off Akthar. It would be fun to see this kankolla kaatchi on TV :P :P

10-07-2005, 06:20 AM
yippee :dance: :dance: Gilchrist 100 :dance:. Aussies 168/1 in 27

10-07-2005, 06:22 AM
good on u Gilly :b: is it same 50 overs today too???

10-07-2005, 06:23 AM
is it same 50 overs today too?

why not :think: was the match delayed or something?

10-07-2005, 06:25 AM
acho.. i dont know'ne kettaen.. :doh: nana!!! :evil:

wats the score now? :ee:

10-07-2005, 06:28 AM
Noooooooooooooooooooooooo :cry: Gilchrist bowled :cry: 177/2 after 29. Martyn and Ponting at the crease.

10-07-2005, 06:45 AM
Go Ponting Go Ponting Go Ponting :dance: :dance: :dance: hit a 6 mate :b:
acho gilly out.. poor guy... i think i better :ush:

10-07-2005, 06:49 AM
35 overs 212/2. 300 seems to be a easy target with 8 wickets in hand.

10-07-2005, 08:19 AM
Aussies rock, have set a target of 329 for World XI. Aussies were 328/4 at the end of 50 overs.

10-07-2005, 08:21 AM
Australia 328/4 (50.0 ov)


Australia have down well to get to this score but the pitch is a good one yet, so we might just be in for a big run chase. There's a 40-minute break between innings now. We'll be back in about half an hour, at 0830 GMT with all the action from the World XI chase

good one australia :b: :clap: :clap: :clap: now lets see wat world XI can come up with :ee:

10-07-2005, 08:36 AM
Go Aussie Go!!! Go Aussie Go!!!

10-07-2005, 09:25 AM
Damn World XI is 83/1 in 11 overs :00:

10-07-2005, 09:32 AM
wait ns. they are going to lose wickets. no. one gone. 9 remaining. :D

10-07-2005, 09:46 AM
But for 15 overs, World XI has built a nice total 118/1. idhu enan Stickcricket range'ku poittu irukku. idhellam nalla illa :snooty:

10-07-2005, 10:01 AM
128/2 for 17.2 overs. 8 remaining. :D Go Aussie Go!!!

10-07-2005, 10:13 AM
Yep Gayle gone, last 3 overs were pretty decent, kept under a run-a-ball, except for that overthrow. 142/2 in 19.2

10-07-2005, 10:23 AM
151 / 3 for 21.0 overs. 7 remaining.

Aussie going to win. :D

10-07-2005, 10:33 AM
Aussie going to win

Yeap :D required rate is climbing again. 157/4. Lara jus got out.

10-07-2005, 11:04 AM
189/5, 31.1 Overs.

Go Aussie Go. Go Aussie Go.!!!

10-07-2005, 11:16 AM
Required Runrate is now at 7.52 runs. its 211/5 after 35. Dravid's still at crease.

10-07-2005, 11:22 AM
more important flintoff at crease ;) gng to be a good battle

10-07-2005, 11:24 AM
flintoff gone i think match gone :)

10-07-2005, 11:35 AM
226 for 6. Req. Run Rate 8.47.


10-07-2005, 11:39 AM
235/7 Dravid out. The world is not enough for beating Australia. :D

10-07-2005, 12:07 PM
271/9 (45.0 ov) ... world XI is gone!!!! :)

10-07-2005, 12:23 PM
Brian Lara is a waste of space....he is so out of form...murali would score more runs than him.....

10-07-2005, 12:36 PM
273 all out. Aussies won :b:

10-07-2005, 01:41 PM
yay.. .aussies won :dance: :dance: :dance: isnt a nice weekend :b: ;)
so is this it.. or is there another one?? :think:

10-09-2005, 06:59 AM
Australia 193/5 (38.4 ov)
Australia won the toss and elected to bat first

hmm... GO AUSSIES GO!!!!! :)

10-09-2005, 08:07 AM
UPDATE: Australia 293/5 (50.0 ov)


10-09-2005, 12:23 PM
AUSSIES WON!!! :b: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Australia 293/5 (50 ov)
ICC World XI 137 (27.5 ov)
Australia won by 156 runs

10-10-2005, 03:59 PM
oops i missed yesterday's match. is this a best of 3 or best of 5 :think:

10-16-2005, 03:53 AM
one day match was best of 3 i think... anyway aus won all 3 matches :ee:
the test match is on the way.. aus leading by 3331 :b:

Australia 345 & 175/6 (52.3 ov)
ICC World XI 190
Australia lead by 327 runs with 4 wickets remaining


10-17-2005, 04:55 AM
It's the end of the World as spin twins cut loose

Australian spin twins Stuart MacGill and Shane Warne combined to kill off the World XI tail as the visitors slumped to a 210-run loss at the SCG today.
MacGill was on a hat-trick after striking twice in a row, trapping Steve Harmison lbw with a full wrong-un.

He missed out with the next ball but had the final wicket of Muttiah Muralitharan soon after when Adam Gilchrist stumped the Sri Lankan to finish the game.

MacGill finished with 5-43 and Warne with 3-48 as the leggies made the most of their rare pairing to tear through the World tail on the turning Day 4 SCG wicket.

Earlier, Matthew Hayden tooka sharp catch at slip to send Mark Boucher back to the pavilion off a sharp turning delivery from Shane Warne to leave the World side sliding to defeat at 7-144

Not long after, leg spinner MacGill had Andrew Flintoff (15) caught in the deep by Brad Hodge shortly after lunch.

Before lunch, his spin partner Shane Warne pushed Australia to the brink of a crushing victory over the World.

Chasing 355 to win, the World XI limped to 5-113 on the fourth day at lunch with Jacques Kallis (26no) and Flintoff (14no) at the crease.

The pair had put on 43 for the sixth wicket but the World XI needed another 242 runs to pull off an unlikely victory.

Warne (2-35) sparked a middle-order collapse as the all-star side lost three wickets in 20 balls in the opening session.

After resuming at 2-25, Rahul Dravid (23) and Brian Lara (36) tried to patiently build a foundation for their team before Warne stepped up to the plate.

Warne continued to extract plenty of turn and bounce from the pitch and had Dravid caught at slip to start the rot.

Lara, a key member of the West Indies team for the upcoming three-Test series against Australia, had finally started to show some sort of form on Australian soil.

The left-hander managed scores of 0, 5, 0 in the three-match one-day series in Melbourne before making 5 in the first innings of this clash.

However he unleashed consecutive boundaries off speedster Brett Lee (1-42) and appeared set before Warne struck again.

The Victorian found an inside edge off Lara's bat with wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist doing well to hold onto the catch on the second grab.

Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq (0) didn't bother the scorers with Lee trapping him front to leave the World XI struggling at 5-70.

Australia 345 & 199
ICC World XI 190 & 144 (50.0 ov) Australia won by 210 runs

This was the question put to the public for their views: "Do you think cricket's Super Series concept has been successful?"
What do you think?

10-17-2005, 05:30 AM
Do you think cricket's Super Series concept has been successful?


Go Aussie Go!!!

10-17-2005, 05:48 AM
Che neenga yeppavom Aussie support'a? :think: :think: :b:

i think it was not useful too... wat was the purpose of havin this in the first place? :think: there is one part of raising funds for some charity... but it was nice seeing the whole world in one stage (as in cricketeers from all teams)