Asia XI v International XI, Twenty20 Tsunami Appeal match, The Oval
Twenty20 Tsunami Relief Fund Raiser - Match 3Toss:Asia XI won the toss and decided to bat
Result: International XI won by 6 wickets
Man of the Match: GS Blewett
Umpires: B Dudleston and TE Jesty
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International XI posts win
Jun 21, 2005International XI scored a six-wicket win over Asian XI in a Twenty20 charity match at The Oval on Monday, a fund-raiser for tsunami victims. Scott Styris scored an 18-ball 39 and Greg Blewett was unbeaten on 91 (61b) as the International XI finished the match at 161 for four in 18.1 overs. India's Rahul Dravid had earlier scored 62 (47b) to steer Asian XI to 157. Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya (27), Mahela Jayawardene (24), Kumar Sangakkara (15) and Chaminda Vaas (14) were the only other batsmen to reach double figures as the Asian XI was dismissed five balls short of its maximum 20 overs. Former England all-rounder Adam Hollioake, who came out of retirement to play, was the pick of the bowlers with figures of three for 16 off 2.1 overs.
Allrounders Dominic Thornely (Australia) and Styris (New Zealand) claimed two wickets apiece. Dravid led Asian XI, while Brian Lara led the International XI. In Picture: An undaunted Greg Blewett sees some wickets fall but his innings of 91 not out puts his side in sight of victory.
International XI beat Asian XI by 6 wicketsAsian XI 157 in 19.1 overs (Rahul Dravid 62, Adam Hollioake three for 16) lost to International XI 161 for four in 18.1 overs (Greg Blewett 91, Scott Styris 39). AP Click for Tsunami Twenty20 Scorecard
Asia XI v International XI Twenty20 Match News
Jun 14, 2005The latest Tsunami Appeal match gets underway at The Oval tonight - and for the first time it is being played in Twenty20 format. Rahul Dravid will captain the Asia XI and Brian Lara will again lead the International XI, a team which lost to an MCC XI in the 50-over format last Tuesday. Adam Hollioake, who gained something of a formidable reputation in the Twenty20 arena, has been brought out of retirement for this match and will play for the International XI.
"I don't play any cricket any more," Hollioake, the former Surrey and England player, told BBC Sport, "so it'll be exciting." Hollioake vowed that the teams would take the match seriously in front of what Surrey hope will be a sell-out 23,000 crowd. "I think we'll play it properly," he added, "I don't think there's any point in not playing properly because people don't pay to see guys just messing around." He was a last-minute addition to the side which will be managed by Alec Stewart. Asia XI: Rahul Dravid (Captain), Virender Sehwag , Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara (wicket-keeper), Mahela Jayawardene, Mohammad Kaif, Anil Kumble, Chaminda Vaas, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Muttiah Muralitharan. International XI squad: Brian Lara (Captain), Graeme Smith, Stephen Fleming, Andy Flower (wicket-keeper), Adam Hollioake, Chris Cairns, Shaun Pollock, Heath Streak, Dominic Thornely, Shane Warne, Makhaya Ntini. In Picture: Captain Rahul Dravid enjoys an entertaining innings of 62 runs off 47 balls as Asia look to build a challenging total.
Oval, venue of the 3rd Tsunami fundraising match
The Brit OvalFrom WikiPedia The Oval is a cricket ground in Kennington, London. It has also been known as 'Kennington Oval', 'Fosters Oval' and 'AMP Oval' and is currently known as the 'Brit Oval'. It is the home ground for Surrey. The nearest tube station is also called Oval, but it can also be easily reached from Vauxhall.
The Oval traditionally hosts the last Test match of each English summer in August or September. In 1868, 20,000 spectators gathered at the Oval for the first game of the 'Aboriginal Black Australian' tour. The first Test match in England was played at the Oval in 1880 between England and Australia. In 1882, Australia won the Ashes Test by seven runs within two days. The Sporting Times carried a bogus obituary notice which mentioned of the 'Ashes' of English cricket. The first Test double-century was scored at the Oval in 1884 by Australia's Billy Murdoch.
In 1907, South Africa became the 2nd visiting Test team to play a Test match at this venue. In 1928, West Indies played its first Test match at this venue followed by New Zealand in 1931. In 1936, India became the 5th ever visiting Test side to play at the Oval followed by Pakistan in 1954 and Sri Lanka in 1998. Zimbabwe and Bangladesh are yet to play a Test match at this venue.
The first One-day International match at this venue was played on September 7, 1973 between England and West Indies. It had the privilege of hosting matches of the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 World Cups. It hosted five of the fifteen matches in the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy including the final. No day and night international match has been played here, although Surrey have played some one-day matches. During the Second World War, the Oval was used as a prisoner of war camp.