Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 4

436dOn the ball with S Rajesh and Arun Gopalakrishnan

A masterclass in legspin bowling

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

436dThe Verdict by Peter English

A super one-sided series

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

Day 3

436dAnand Vasu

Murali's magic

Ball-by-ball details of the seven magical deliveries Muttiah Muralitharan bowled to Simon Katich and Adam Gilchrist

436dThe Verdict by Peter English at the SCG

World XI finally step up

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

Day 2

436dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Spinners put Australia in control

Andrew Flintoff biffed 35 from 36 balls, but it was Stuart MacGill that stole the show after tea, picking up all three wickets to fall as the World XI were bundled out for just 190

436dOn the ball with S Rajesh and Arun Gopalakrishnan

The Flintoff-Murali show

Muttiah Muralitharan and Andrew Flintoff turned around a game which seemed headed emphatically in Australia's direction

436dOn the ball with S Rajesh and Arun Gopalakrishnan

Sehwag's scorcher

Virender Sehwag proved once again that he isn't only a fairweather batsman

436dAndrew McGlashan at the SCG

Sehwag: 'We are backing ourselves'

Virender Sehwag put on a brave face as he tried to explain another batting collapse from the World XI on the second day at Sydney

436dThe Verdict by Peter English at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Super Series continues to disappoint

A batting order as spectacular as the Sydney Harbour and the most talented assembled for a Test has turned a Super Series into a disappointment

Day 1

436dPeter English at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Hayden in his new-look approach

Matthew Hayden made sure he will stay for the summer with his second century in consecutive Tests and his 22nd overall


523dSamir Chopra

An idea whose time may come?

I wouldn't mind seeing games of five-day cricket between two teams whose selections were not limited by national boundaries

436dPeter English at the SCG

Super Series' future uncertain

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

436dThe Verdict by Andrew McGlashan

The spark is still missing

The Super Series concept was given a dose of respectability on a closely fought opening day at the SCG

436dCricinfo staff

Flintoff denies rift with Smith

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

436dCricinfo staff

McGrath surpasses Walsh's record

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

436dOn the ball with S Rajesh and Arun Gopalakrishnan

Hayden and Gilchrist find their feet again

Both Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist scored plenty of runs on the first day of the Super Test, but their methods were quite different

436dPeter English at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Smith confident of two-spinner strategy

Graeme Smith is confident his plan to hire only two specialist fast bowlers will pay off on an SCG pitch already assisting the spinners

436dAndrew McGlashan at the SCG

Flintoff v Lee Part 2

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