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Tsunami Aid World XI vs Asian XI Cricket Match at MCG

World Vision Tsunami Relief Fund Raiser - Match 1

ODI #2203: ASIAN-XI ICC-XI at Melbourne, World Cricket Tsunami Appeal 1st ODI, 10 Jan 2005
Toss: ICC World XI won the toss and decided to bat
Result: ICC World XI won by 112 runs
Series: ICC World XI leads the 2-ODI series 1-0
Live Scores: Streaming Video of Tsunami Aid Cricket Match Scoreboard Latest News at the Top.

Match Report

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World XI triumph in Tsunami match

World XI led by Australians beat the Asian XI by 111 runs. Only Dravid tried to stick in the crease and tried for a victory after World XI posted a mamoth 344-8, thanks to a 115 by Captian Ponting. India paceman Zaheer Khan made two early breakthroughs for his side, having openers Gayle and Gilchrist caught behind by wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara. Ponting took the attack to support bowlers Anil Kumble and Abdul Razzaq, however, and the World XI's run rate was soon ticking along at a healthy rate. The decision to promote Australia tailender McGrath to number six failed, however, when he was out for a first-ball duck. New Zealand's Daniel Vettori took three wickets for the World XI. Muttiah Muralitharan captured his wicket in overall figures of 3-59.
Sehwag gave the Asian XI a good start as they reached 59-0 in the 10th over. But wickets regularly tumbled once he fell to a catch in the deep trying to hit Warne's second ball for six. In Picture: Sachin at a pre-match meet the press.


ICC World XI Innings
C H Gayle c K C Sangakkara b Z Khan
9 0 0
A C Gilchrist c K C Sangakkara b Z Khan
20 3 1
R T Ponting st K C Sangakkara b A Kumble
102 8 3
B C Lara c W P U J C Vaas b A Kumble
77 3 0
C L Cairns st K C Sangakkara b M Muralitharan
46 6 2
G D McGrath c Yousuf Youhana b M Muralitharan
1 0 0
S P Fleming b W P U J C Vaas
28 1 0
M L Hayden st K C Sangakkara b M Muralitharan
5 0 0
D L Vettori not out
17 2 0
S K Warne not out
2 0 0
7nb 12w 3lb 22
Total for 8 344

W P U J C Vaas 9.0 1 59 1
Z Khan 8.0 0 46 2
Abdul Razzaq 5.0 0 50 0
M Muralitharan 10.0 0 59 3
A Kumble 10.0 0 73 2
V Sehwag 7.0 0 46 0
S T Jayasuriya 1.0 0 8 0
Fall of wicket
1 C H Gayle
50 A C Gilchrist
172 B C Lara
263 R T Ponting
264 G D McGrath
286 C L Cairns
292 M L Hayden
337 S P Fleming
Asian Cricket Council XI Innings
S T Jayasuriya c S P Fleming b C L Cairns
29 2 0
V Sehwag c C H Gayle b S K Warne
39 5 1
S C Ganguly c D Gough b D L Vettori
40 2 0
R Dravid not out
71 5 0
Yousuf Youhana c R T Ponting b S K Warne
5 0 0
K C Sangakkara c A C Gilchrist b D Gough
24 3 0
Abdul Razzaq st A C Gilchrist b D L Vettori
12 0 0
W P U J C Vaas c G D McGrath b D L Vettori
11 0 0
Z Khan run out
0 0 0
A Kumble b G D McGrath
7 2 0
M Muralitharan run out
2 0 0
1nb 2w 2lb 5
Total all out 232

G D McGrath 7.0 0 37 1
D Gough 8.0 0 55 1
C L Cairns 6.0 0 37 1
S K Warne 7.0 0 27 2
D L Vettori 10.0 0 58 3
C H Gayle 1.5 0 16 0
Fall of wicket
59 S T Jayasuriya
76 V Sehwag
107 S C Ganguly
114 Yousuf Youhana
156 K C Sangakkara
173 Abdul Razzaq
197 W P U J C Vaas
199 Z Khan
226 A Kumble
232 M Muralitharan

World XI vs Asian XI Match News

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Sehwag wants a Double Hundred

Dean Jones has revealed that Indian Virender Sehwag has set his sights on becoming the first batsman to score 200 runs in an international one-day cricket match. The dashing Indian opener could ask for few grander stages to achieve the feat than the day-night tsunami charity game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground tonight between an Asian XI and World XI. He launches himself at most balls in tests, let alone one-dayers.
A double-century remains unconquered territory in the limited overs arena despite boundaries becoming smaller over the years, bats becoming more powerful and team totals consistently crashing past 300. Sehwag's highest one-day score is a 134-ball knock of 130 against New Zealand in November 2003.
Pakistan opener Saeed Anwar was one lusty hit away from a 200 when he made the world record of 194 from 146 balls against India at Chennai in 1996-97. In Picture: The team jerseys were in display yesterday at MCG. The World XI, led by Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, will don a navy blue uniform while the Asian XI, captained by India's Sourav Ganguly, will wear bottle green.

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Best of the Planet

Sachin Tendulkar , who cannot bat because of an elbow injury now can't be named in the Asian team, because of ICCs rules regarding Official matches, said the most important thing was to contribute to the cause.
The match suffered a third high-profile withdrawal yesterday when Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu was forced to stay home with his sick daughter. Shoaib Akhtar had earlier withdrawn to nurse an injury.World XI coach Steve Waugh, in his first official duty since retiring a year ago, said it was unfortunate that more than 11 players on each side could not take part. "The ICC did what they thought was best. The problem with that is that the Asian side has got 13 or 14 players and we've got 12 players and someone is going to have to miss out. You want everyone to take part in that match," said Waugh. In Picture: Top Team uniforms for the Tsunami Appeal Cricket match were released at a press conference at Cricket Australia. More than 75,000 fans and a potential TV audience of more than one billion people in 122 countries will watch an Asian XI side play a World XI team in the sell-out World Cricket Tsunami Appeal match, to be played at the MCG on Monday. Above Rival spinners Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan were all smiles yesterday when promoting the tsunami appeal match. Warne who retired from ODIs one year ago, made a one match comeback.

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Official ODI status awarded to World Cricket Tsunami Appeal matches

The International Cricket council today announced that the World Cricket Tsunami Appeal matches will have official One-Day International status. ICC President Ehsan Mani said that the decision was confirmed by a vote of the ICC Executive Board due to the exceptional nature of the matches in which players from all ICC Full Member countries are available to play. "The ICC Board is of the view that due to the extraordinary circumstances that have brought about these two matches an exception to the existing rules should be made," said Mr Mani. "This decision applies only to these two matches and does not change the status of other one-day matches from the past or in the future."
In the first World Cricket Tsunami Appeal match in Melbourne on Monday 10 January, the ICC World XI will include top players from Australia, England, New Zealand and the West Indies while the ACC Asian XI will include leading players from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Ganguly to lead Asian XI

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The Asian XI side

Indian captain Sourav Ganguly will lead a star-studded Asian XI in the tsunami relief match on January 10 at the MCG. Sachin Tendulkar has made himself available for selection, going against doctors' orders and a two-week rehabilitation programme for a "noble cause".
The 14-man squad was announced in Kolkata (Calcutta) by BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya. The side was picked by selectors Kiran More (India), Asantha de Mel (Sri Lanka) and Farooq Ahmed (Bangladesh) following the consultation of Pakistani selector Wasim Bari over the phone.
It contains six Indians, five Sri Lankans, two Pakistanis and one Bangladeshi. Asian XI (ACC Asia XI) : From (shirt Nos. as prefix) 1-Sourav Ganguly (India/captain), 2-Marvan Atapattu (Sri Lanka), 3-Rahul Dravid (India), 4-Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), 5-Alok Kapali (Bangladesh), 6-Zaheer Khan (India), 7-Anil Kumble (India), 8-Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka), 9-Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), 10-Virender Sehwag (India), 11-Sachin Tendulkar (India), 12-Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka), 13-Yousuf Youhana (Pakistan) and 14-Abdul Razzaq (Pakistan). Final Asian Cricket Club XI - S Jayasuriya, V Sehwag, S Ganguly (Captain), R Dravid, Yousuf Youhana, K Sangakkara (wkt.), Abdul Razzaq, W Vaas, A Kumble, Z Khan, M Muralitharan. In Picture: Sanath Jayasuriya appeals for more aid to help rebuild Sri Lanka

Ponting to lead the World XI

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The World XI side

ICC CEO Malcolm Speed today announced a powerful World XI for the 10 January World Cricket Tsunami Appeal fund-raising game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The ICC is delighted to have this powerful and unique team, and sincerely thanks them and the Federation of Cricketers Associations for their enthusiasm driving this important fund-raising concept, he said.
The world team, chosen by former Australian captain Steve Waugh, who held strong ties with the Indian sub-continent, represents Warne's first one-day international since he retired from international limited-overs cricket two years ago. Warne was named along with West Indian captain Brian Lara, leading Australians Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden and Glenn McGrath and Englishman Darren Gough.
It contains five Australians, three Black Caps, three West Indians and one English Player. Rest of the World (ICC World XI) : From (shirt Nos. as prefix) 1-Ricky Ponting (captain, Australia), 2-Stephen Fleming (vice-captain/New Zealand), 3-Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), 4-Chris Cairns (New Zealand), 5-Chris Gayle (West Indies), 6-Adam Gilchrist (Australia), 7-Darren Gough (England), 8-Matthew Hayden (Australia), 9-Brian Lara (West Indies), 10-Glenn McGrath (Australia), 11-Daniel Vettori (New Zealand), 12-Shane Warne (Australia). Final ICC World XI - C Gayle, A Gilchrist (wkt.), S Fleming, R Ponting (Captain), B Lara, M Hayden, C Cairns, D Vettori, S Warne, D Gough, G McGrath. In Picture: Ricky Ponting is to lead the World XI

MCG, venue of the 1st Tsunami fundraising match

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Experimenting with portable pitches..

The first experimental portable pitch was trialled in October 1996, installed at the eastern edge of the wicket table and delivered in two pieces, each weighing 16 tonnes. The aim of the exercise was to provide better wickets for cricket as well as minimising or eliminating the muddy centre square for football in winter. The MCG took the international spotlight on Boxing Day 2000 when a Test match was played on a one-piece portable pitch for the first time anywhere in the world. Six 34-tonne pitches, prepared over a two-year period in the old practice-wicket area, were lowered into place in early November.
The capacity of the MCG is scheduled to be approximately 80,000 for the 2004 Boxing Day Test between Australia and Pakistan on December 26 to 30. Capacity is expected to reach 95,000 for the 2005 AFL Grand Final. Once building works are completed, it is expected the MCG will have a capacity in excess of 100,000 people.

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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