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'There were no consequences to losing so badly'

Smith admits to Super Series frustration

Oct 21, 2005: Graeme Smith has said that losing the Super Test to Australia has made him realize how much he enjoys playing for South Africa

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Top-order pickings

Peerless Pigeon

Oct 21, 2005: The Numbers Game looks at Glenn McGrath's penchant for ruffling top-order feathers

S Rajesh

Ponting an important figure in his develpoment

Watson wants to cement Test spot

Oct 18, 2005: Shane Watson has said that the fortnight of Super Series action has been the making of him

Andrew McGlashan

Paper Round - Australia v World XI, Super Series

It's official - it was a Super Farce

Oct 17, 2005: The world's media have gone decidely cold on the Super Series concept

Martin Williamson

Australia v World XI, Super Test, Sydney, 4th day

A masterclass in legspin bowling

Oct 17, 2005: With combined figures of 15 for 153 from 55.1 overs, Stuart MacGill and Shane Warne were undoubtedly Australia's stars with the ball

On the ball with S Rajesh and Arun Gopalakrishnan

Australia v World XI, Super Test, Sydney, 4th day

A super one-sided series

Oct 17, 2005: The Super Series began with a whimper and ended as quietly. Australia could brag about being on top of the world again but there were few people left to listen

The Verdict by Peter English

Fast bowler confident about tackling England

Akhtar - 'Dravid will make a good captain'

Oct 17, 2005: Shoaib Akhtar, the controversial Pakistan fast bowler, believes Rahul Dravid will come good as captain of the Indian team. Akhtar played alongside Dravid in the first two games of the one-day leg in the World XI series against Australia, and sees the latt

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Australia v World XI, Super Test, Sydney, 4th Day

Super Series' future uncertain

Oct 17, 2005: Australia's dominance of the four-match Super Series has forced the ICC to abort a plan to stage it every four years

Peter English at the SCG

Australia v World XI, Super Test

Concept fails to fire the imagination

Oct 17, 2005: New ideas experimented in the Super Series have not proved to be an unqualified success

Andrew McGlashan

Australia v World XI, Super Test, Sydney, 4th day

MacGill continues his SCG affair

Oct 17, 2005: Stuart MacGill speaks after his matchwinning bowling performance at the SCG

Peter English

Jury out on extra referrals to third umpire

Lukewarm reception for increased technology

Oct 17, 2005: A number of those involved in the Super Test at Melbourne have voiced their opinions about the increase use of referrals to the third umpire

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World XI end on losing note

Flintoff denies rift with Smith

Oct 17, 2005: Andrew Flintoff has denied any suggestions that he does not get along with Graeme Smith, World XI captain for the recently concluded Super Test against Australia, and backed his statement with a hostile bowling spell to help dismiss Australia for 199 in

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Australia v World XI, Super Test, Sydney, 4th day

Warne and MacGill demolish World XI

Oct 17, 2005: Stuart MacGill and Shane Warne combined to destroy World XI as Australia swept to victory by 210 runs in the Super Test

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Australia v World XI, Super Test, Sydney, 3rd day

The Flintoff-Murali show

Oct 16, 2005: Muttiah Muralitharan and Andrew Flintoff turned around a game which seemed headed emphatically in Australia's direction

On the ball with S Rajesh and Arun Gopalakrishnan

Australia v World XI, Super Test, Sydney, 3rd Day

It's possible to chase 350 - Flintoff

Oct 16, 2005: Andrew Flintoff and Steve Harmison were pleased with the way their bowling had gone on the third day

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Australia v World XI, Super Test, Sydney, 3rd Day

World XI finally step up

Oct 16, 2005: Unless rain intervenes, the Super Test will end on day four; unless the World XI can upturn a wretched two weeks of batting

The Verdict by Peter English at the SCG

Australia v World XI, Super Test, Sydney, 3rd Day

Flintoff v Lee Part 2

Oct 16, 2005: The Andrew Flintoff-Brett Lee confrontation was renewed at the SCG during the most intense passage of play in the Super Test

Andrew McGlashan at the SCG

Australia v World XI, Super Test, Sydney, 3rd Day

Murali's magic

Oct 16, 2005: Ball-by-ball details of the seven magical deliveries Muttiah Muralitharan bowled to Simon Katich and Adam Gilchrist

Anand Vasu

Australia v World XI, Super Test, Sydney, 3rd day

World XI lose early wickets in quest of 355

Oct 16, 2005: Australia struck twice with the new ball as World XI struggled to 25 for 2 when play was play was called off due to bad light

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Fast bowlers with most Test wickets

McGrath surpasses Walsh's record

Oct 15, 2005: When Glenn McGrath had Brian Lara trapped lbw on the second day of the Super Test at Sydney, he surpassed Courtney Walsh's tally of 519 Test wickets

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Tour Results
Australia v ICC World XI at Sydney - Oct 14-17, 2005
Australia won by 210 runs
Australia v ICC World XI at Melbourne (Docklands) - Oct 9, 2005
Australia won by 156 runs
Australia v ICC World XI at Melbourne (Docklands) - Oct 7, 2005
Australia won by 55 runs
Australia v ICC World XI at Melbourne (Docklands) - Oct 5, 2005
Australia won by 93 runs
Victoria v ICC World XI at Melbourne - Oct 2, 2005
ICC World XI won by 12 runs
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