ICC World XI tour of Australia, 2005/06 / Wicket commentary

ICC Super Series ODIs - 1st match

Australia v ICC World XI

Australia won by 93 runs

14.1

Kallis to Gilchrist, OUT, first blood! bowled from round the wicket, ball coming back in from outside the off stump, Gilchrist plays down the wrong line and the ball crashes into the stumps - Kallis strikes

AC Gilchrist b Kallis 45 (76m 48b 7x4 0x6) SR: 93.75

Australia 80/1   SM Katich 26* (40b 1x4)   JH Kallis 2.1-0-13-1

22.2

Pollock to Ponting, OUT, good length delivery outside the off stump, Ponting comes down the track looking to clear the ropes but ends up hitting it high up towards the deep cover region, Lara moving in from the deep judges it to perfection - Australia two down

RT Ponting c Lara b Pollock 23 (33m 27b 1x4 1x6) SR: 85.18

Australia 128/2   SM Katich 49* (63b 4x4)   SM Pollock 5.2-0-22-1

23.3

Muralitharan to Martyn, OUT, duck! comes down the track looking to clear Vettori at mid-on but doesn't quite get to the pitch of the delivery and the ball lobs up towards mid-on, Vettori quickly moves across to his right and takes a good diving catch

DR Martyn c Vettori b Muralitharan 0 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 128/3   SM Katich 49* (67b 4x4)   M Muralitharan 3.3-0-14-1

27.2

Muralitharan to Katich, OUT, gone! another batsman departs looking to give the charge to Murali, ends up giving a straight return catch and Murali makes no mistake - Australia four down

SM Katich c & b Muralitharan 58 (133m 78b 4x4 0x6) SR: 74.35

Australia 142/4   A Symonds 2* (11b)   M Muralitharan 5.2-0-18-2

31.5

Vettori to Clarke, OUT, another return catch! this one is tossed up outside the off stump, not much spin on it, Clarke looking to turn it away ends up hitting it straight back to the bowler, as easy as it gets - Australia in trouble here

MJ Clarke c & b Vettori 6 (20m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Australia 154/5   A Symonds 6* (23b)   DL Vettori 1.5-0-2-1

41.4

Vettori to Symonds, OUT, gone! Symonds departs looking to force the pace, once again was looking to clear the fence by coming down the track but this time holds out to Flintoff at long-on, Vettori gets another one to his name

A Symonds c Flintoff b Vettori 36 (73m 54b 1x4 1x6) SR: 66.66

Australia 206/6   MEK Hussey 20* (28b 1x4)   DL Vettori 6.4-1-20-2

45.5

Vettori to Watson, OUT, another batsmen departs trying to force the pace - this time courtesy a brilliant catch by Brian Lara at deep midwicket, timed his jump to perfect and took it with two hands and high over his head, wicket number three for Vettori

SR Watson c Lara b Vettori 8 (15m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 53.33

Australia 223/7   MEK Hussey 29* (38b 1x4)   DL Vettori 8.5-1-30-3

47.5

Vettori to Hussey, OUT, bowled from over the wicket, tossed up outside the off stump, Hussey goes down on one knee and slogs it away straight down the throat of Pietersen at deep midwicket - Vettori on a roll here!

MEK Hussey c Pietersen b Vettori 32 (61m 44b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

Australia 231/8   B Lee 5* (6b)   DL Vettori 9.5-1-33-4
Series Results
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Australia won by 156 runs
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Oct 5, 2005

Glenn McGrath roars in to bowl, Australia v World XI, 1st ODI, Super Series, Melbourne, October 5, 2005

Glenn McGrath roars in to bowl

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Oct 5, 2005

Ricky Ponting catches Daniel Vettori to finish the match, Australia v World XI, 1st ODI, Melbourne, October 5, 2005

Ricky Ponting catches Daniel Vettori to finish the match

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