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ICC Super Series 2005
Top ICC ODI & Test side v Rest of World
Latest News towards the top.Teams: Australia (the Top ODI and Test team in ICC Cricket Rankings for 2004-2005 season) VS. World XI
Oct 5 Top ODI side v Rest of World, Melbourne Super Series ODI 1
Oct 7 Top ODI side v Rest of World, Melbourne Super Series ODI 2
Oct 9 Top ODI side v Rest of World, Melbourne Super Series ODI 3
Oct 14-19 Australia v Rest of World, Sydney Super Series Six day Test match
SCG, Sydney and Telstra Dome, Melbourne will host the matches
ICC board rejected the proposal to give the matches official status on Feb 02, 2005.
The two Rest of the World squads, one for ODIs and one for the Test, will include 30 players from around the world. The two squads will be reduced to 20 players in June and finalised in August.
Gavaskar will lead a panel comprising New Zealand's Richard Hadlee, Clive Lloyd of the West Indies, South Africa's Jonty Rhodes, Mike Atherton of England and Sri Lanka's Aravinda de Silva.
Selectors were not bound by Test and one-day rankings when choosing the sides and would instead aim to pick the most balanced sides to play Australia.
ICC Super Series Live on Internet
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ICC Superseries 2005 Coverage Schedule:All timings are listed in EST. These schedules are subject to change at short notice. Please revisit the service as close as possible to the broadcast time for the most accurate information.
Wed Oct 5 00:15 EDT 2005 Australia v Rest of the World XI. ODI 1
Fri Oct 7 00:15 EDT 2005 Australia v Rest of the World XI. ODI 2
Sun Oct 9 00:15 EDT 2005 Australia v Rest of the World XI. ODI 3
Thu Oct 13 23:30 EDT 2005 Australia v Rest of the World XI. Test Match
Super test day 4: Australia thrash World XI
Resuming on 25-2, the World XI lost Rahul Dravid (23), Brian Lara (36) and Inzamam-ul-Haq (0) before lunch. And with the exception of Jacques Kallis, who was unbeaten on 39, the rest of the batsmen surrendered meekly. MacGill ended with figures of 5-43 off 15 overs and Warne took 3-48 off 19.
Man-of-the-match: Matthew Hayden
Super test day 3: Test set for exciting end
Australia lost their last nine wickets for just 47 runs, their worst batting collapse on home soil for 117 years, Matthew Hayden top-scoring with 77.
Super test day 2: Australia on top against World XI
Lee had World skipper Graeme Smith caught behind for 12, while McGrath removed Rahul Dravid and Brian Lara. Dravid was caught by wicket-keeper Gilchrist for a duck while Lara was lbw for five. India's Virender Sehwag and South African Kallis steadied the World XI ship after lunch until Sehwag holed out to Simon Katich off Warne after making 76. Inzamam-ul-Haq was out for one in the following over, stumped by Gilchrist off MacGill.
Super test day 1: Gilchrist aims for Super century
World skipper Graeme Smith hopes they can restrict Australia to under 400 and then establish a first innings lead. "If we can defend 400 and hopefully bat well, then that's a good position in the game and we can really attack in the second innings.
ODI 3: World XI collapse to third defeat
Brett Lee had a tremendous evening, taking 4-30, after Michael Hussey and Shane Watson had taken the Aussies to another formidable score, 293-5. The World XI were bowled out for 137, Virender Sehwag making 37.
ODI 2: Gilchrist blitz seals series
Chris Gayle and Kumar Sangakkara made half-centuries and Andrew Flintoff made 42 in reply but it proved not enough.
ODI 1: Australia outplay World all-stars
The three-time World Champions produced a solid batting display to put up a challenging 255 for eight, and then followed it up with an immaculate bowling performance to dismiss the World XI for 163 with more than eight overs to spare. The World XI were reduced to smithereens by the blistering force of the Aussies as only two of the specialists in the star-studded line up managed to reach double figures. India's swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid found themselves undone by the searing pace and steep bounce of the track at the roofed Telstra Dome stadium. Only Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara (64) and England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff (38) managed to emerge unscathed.
Super Series warm-up match
Inzamam snubs Super Series
"The Pakistan Cricket Board had given me an understanding that I would be in both the World XIs (ODI and Test)," Pakistan's captain, Inzamam, told the news agency PTI on Monday from Lahore, "but till today, they have not conveyed to me about my selection. I have already read my selection in the newspapers."
"At this stage of my career, I deserve respect and nothing else," said Inzamam. "I am not pleased at all with whatever has happened. Having played cricket with respect and distinction, I don't deserve this at the fag end of my career."
Max to telecast live Super Series from Australia
Australia's place in Johnnie Walker ICC Super Series one-day matches confirmed
The Johnnie Walker ICC Super Series will pitch the best team in the world against an ICC World XI in three-one day matches and one Super Test. The cut-off date for the selection of the best team is 1 April 2005 but the win over Pakistan means that second placed New Zealand can no longer overhaul Australia's lead before this date. This means Australia will take on the ICC World XI in both forms of the game, having secured its Test berth with a series win over Pakistan in January.
Full International Status?
Gavaskar to head Rest of the World selection panel
Australia appear certain to play the world selection in the Test match as they are the clear leaders on the Test rankings. But Ricky Ponting's team need to beat Pakistan in this weekend's tri-series finals and win the one-day series against New Zealand in February-March to be guaranteed of playing in the ODI matches against the Rest of the World.
ICC Super Series selection panel to be announced on Feb 2nd
The ICC Super Series will see Australia as the number one ranked team in international cricket take on a team of the best players from all other countries in a three-match, one-day series on October 5, 7 and 9 at the Telstra Dome in Melbourne, and a one-off, six-day Super Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground from October 14-19.
"Choosing between Rahul Dravid , Michael Vaughan, Sachin Tendulkar , Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis, Inzamam ul-Haq, Stephen Fleming, Brian Lara, Vireder Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly is hard enough let alone having to then choose the all rounder, the wicket-keeper and the bowling attack," said Speed in an earlier interview, last year.
Australia confirmed as top Test team
Harbhajan Singh Memorabilia
Singh's Magnificent Hat Trick
On the 1st Day of the 2nd Test, India versus Australia, in March 2001, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Harbhajan Singh achieved what no other Indian cricketer had ever done - he snared a magnificent Hat Trick.
Limited Edition Magnificent photographic collage of the three dismissals with the hat trick at Calcutta capturing photograph in each piece being personally signed by Harbhajan Singh. Each piece .encased in a timber frame with Perspex glazing and is supported by A-Tag microchip authentication technology, and comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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