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Full name Philip Malcolm Bednall
Born January 27, 1931, Burra, South Australia
Died December 22, 2007 (aged 76 years 329 days)
Major teams South Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
|First-class span||1948/49 - 1948/49|
Philip Bednall was a middle-order batsman who appeared twice for South Australia without making any impression. At the time he had played on two Grade A matches.
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan