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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 2005Toss: 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
For the record, the team of World players beat a team of Asian players by 112 runs in front of 70,101 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the match broadcast in 122 countries. Ricky Ponting hit 115 in a massive total of 344-8 after electing to bat first in front of a crowd of 70,101. Rahul Dravid top-scored with 75 not out in the Asian XI reply, after Virender Sehwag 's brisk 45. Daniel Vettori took 3-58 while England's Darren Gough took a wicket and a catch. Shane Warne had 2-27.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard tossed a coin to start the match. Ponting entertained the fans early on by hitting some big shots off Anil Kumble and Abdul Razzaq and the World XI's run rate was soon ticking along at a healthy rate. Chris Cairns (69) and Brian Lara (52) enjoyed themselves as a middle order packed with stars delivered the goods.
Asian XI captain Sourav Ganguly said: "I hope we have contributed in whatever way we can to help the people who have suffered this disaster."
Asia vs Rest of the World Cricket Match at Oval
Unofficial: Asia XI v Rest of the World XI at Kennington Oval, London, 29 Jul 2000Toss: Rest of the World XI won the toss and decided to bat
Result: Rest of the World XI won by 15 runs
Man of the Match: NJ Astle
*Wasim Akram Captained as Sachin didn't play.
Rest of the World Alec Stewart (Captain) (Eng), Nasser Hussain (Eng), Alan Mullally (Eng), Graham Thorpe (Eng), Stuart Law (Aus), Shane Warne (Aus), Courtney Walsh (WI), Nathan Astle (NZ), Chris Cairns (NZ), Neil Johnson (Zim), Heath Streak (Zim), Manager: Keith Medlycott
Rest of the World XI 219 for 8 wickets in 50 overs (N Hussain 45 of 68, NJ Astle 51of 68, Saqlain Mushtaq 10-0-45-4) Beat
Asia XI 204 all out in 48.5 overs (Azhar 33, PA de Silva 35, N Chopra 30, Mullally 9-1-41-3, Cairns 9.5-1-29-3)
Asia vs Rest of the World Cricket Match at Dhaka
Unofficial: Asia XI v Rest of the World XI at Dhaka, Bangladesh, 8 April 2000Toss: Asia XI won the toss and decided to bat
Result: Asia XI won by 1 run
Man of the Match: Michael Bevan
Asia Wasim Akram (c) (Pak), Sanath Jayasuriya (vc) (SL), Saurav Ganguly (Ind), Sachin Tendulkar (Ind), Aravinda de Silva (SL), Ajay Jadeja (Ind), Robin Singh (Ind), Moin Khan (Pak), Anil Kumble (Ind), Muttiah Muralitharan (SL), Chaminda Vaas (SL), Abdur Razzak (Pak)
Rest of the World Mark Waugh (c) (Aus), Chris Cairns (vc) (NZ), Andy Flower (Zim), Michael Bevan (Aus), Neil Johnson (Zim), Adam Gilchrist (Aus), Jacques Kallis (RSA), Lance Klusener (RSA), Phil Tuffnel (Eng), Franklyn Rose (WI), Nantie Hayward (RSA), Andrew Caddick (Eng)
Asia XI 320 for 9 in 50 overs (Sachin 80 of 77, Saurav Ganguly 67 of 66, N Hayward 3 for 39) Beat
Rest of the World XI 319 for 7 in 50 overs (Michael Bevan no 185 of 132)
W.G. Grace Anniversary and Princess Diana Memorial at Lords
Unofficial: MCC XI v Rest of the World XI at Lords, England, July 18, 1998Toss: MCC XI won the toss and decided to bat
Result: Rest of the World XI won by 6 wkts
Man of the Match: Sachin Tendulkar
Rest of the World Aamir Sohail, Sanath Jayasuriya, Sachin Tendulkar , Saeed Anwar, Aravinda de Silva, Graeme Hick, Tom Moody, Andrew Flower, Wasim Akram, Chris Cairns, Ian Bishop, Mushtaq Ahmed.
MCC XI 261 for 4 off 50 overs (Shivnarine Chanderpaul no 127) Lost to
Rest of the World XI 262 for 4 wickets in 43.3 overs (Sachin Tendulkar 125, Aravinda De Silva 82)
Other Previous World XI Encounters
All are Exhibition MatchesAt Dhaka, 2000: Asian XI 320 for nine off 50 overs (Sourav Ganguly 67) beat the Rest of the World XI 319 for eight off 50 overs (Michael Bevan - 185 not out) by a solitary run!
At Lords, 1998: Two strong teams were assembled for this match, played on the 150* anniversary of W G Graces birth in aid of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, which was benefited by some 5,20,000. MCC XI made 261 for four off 50 overs with Shivnarine Chanderpaul making unbeaten 127. In reply, the Rest of the World XI were superbly guided by captain Sachin Tendulkar who made 125 and Aravinda De Silva wit 82, to win by six wickets with 39 balls to spare.
At Lords, 1987: As part of the Bicentennial Celebration, the match between the MCC XI (455 for five declared: Graham Gooch - 117 & Mike Gatting - 179) and (318 for three declared: Gordon Greenidge - 122) and Rest of the World XI 421 for seven declared (Sunil Gavaskar - 188) and 13-1 ended in a drawn affair. This was Gavaskars last first class match.
In Down Under, when South Africas series was cancelled during 1971-71 season, the Rest of World XI registered 4-1 win over Australian XI in the Test series.
At Karachi, 1970-71: Pakistan XI beat the Rest of the World XI by a whopping 226 run-margin in their own backyard. Brief scores: Pakistan XI 373 for six declared (Mushtaq Mohammad - 103 *, Shafqat Rana - 117) and 320 for six declared (Saeed Ahmed - 119, P Pocock 3-55) Vs Rest of the World XI 184 (Saeed Ahmed - 3-42) and 283 (Sarfraz Nawaz 5-65)
During 1970 English summer, when the scheduled tour of South Africa was cancelled due to apartheid problem, the World XI scored emphatic 4-1 win in the five-match series against England XI.
At Lords 1967: Two matches were contested that summer as well. In the first match, England XI made 144 runs, with Sobers snaring three for 13. They eventually lost to World XI who chased successfully, making 146 for two, with Eddie Barlow making unbeaten 74. Once again, World XI emerged triumphant when they scored 223 for six off 50 overs with Rohan Kanhai (88) and Sobers (72 not out) doing the damage. This time, though, the team at the receiving end were Pakistan XI who could muster only 179 for nine.
At Lords 1966: In the same season, West Indies XI batting made 254 for seven off 50 overs with Hunte (57) and Seymor Nurse (88) among the runs. In turn, World XI were restricted to 236 for eight off their stipulated overs with Wes Hall capturing four wickets.
At Lords, 1966: In the return match, England XI made 201 for seven off 50 overs to beat World XI, bowling them out for 119.
At Lords, 1965: In this 70-over-a-side match, England XI batted first and were restricted to 175 with all-rounder Garfield Sobers chipping in with five for 22. In reply, World XI made 178 for one with Conrad Hunte remaining unbeaten on 88, to win the match by nine wickets. Our own Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi was vice captain of the World XI.
ICC Super Series 2005
Top ICC ODI & Test side v Rest of WorldTeams: 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
By Nishanth Gopinathan.
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