ICC World XI tour of Australia, 1st ODI: Australia v ICC World XI at Melbourne (Docklands), Oct 5, 2005
Australia won by 93 runs
5 October 2005 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist b Kallis 45 76 48 7 0 93.75
14.1 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 80/1
View dismissal SM Katich c & b Muralitharan 58 133 78 4 0 74.35
27.2 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 142/4
View dismissal RT Ponting* c Lara b Pollock 23 33 27 1 1 85.18
22.2 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 128/2
View dismissal DR Martyn c Vettori b Muralitharan 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
23.3 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 128/3
View dismissal A Symonds c Flintoff b Vettori 36 73 54 1 1 66.66
41.4 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 206/6
View dismissal MJ Clarke c & b Vettori 6 20 16 0 0 37.50
31.5 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 154/5
View dismissal MEK Hussey c Pietersen b Vettori 32 61 44 1 0 72.72
47.5 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! 231/8
View dismissal SR Watson c Lara b Vettori 8 15 15 0 0 53.33
45.5 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 223/7
B Lee not out 26 22 17 1 1 152.94
NW Bracken not out 2 12 3 0 0 66.66
Extras (b 2, lb 6, w 6, nb 5) 19
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs; 229 mins) 255 (5.10 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  Shoaib Akhtar 9 1 49 0 5.44 (3nb, 1w)
View wicket SM Pollock 8 1 32 1 4.00
22.2 to Ponting, 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 128/2
  A Flintoff 9 1 66 0 7.33 (1nb, 3w)
View wicket JH Kallis 4 0 26 1 6.50 (1nb, 1w)
14.1 to Gilchrist, 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 80/1
View wickets M Muralitharan 10 0 41 2 4.10 (1w)
23.3 to Martyn, 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 128/3
27.2 to Katich, 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 142/4
View wickets DL Vettori 10 1 33 4 3.30
31.5 to Clarke, 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 154/5
41.4 to Symonds, 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 206/6
45.5 to Watson, 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 223/7
47.5 to Hussey, 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! 231/8
  ICC World XI innings (target: 256 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Ponting b Watson 64 126 94 7 0 68.08
27.5 Watson strikes again! short of a good length delivery, angling across the left-hander and Sangakkara ends up slicing it in the air towards backward point, Ponting dives forward and takes a good catch. 101/6
View dismissal V Sehwag c Hussey b McGrath 6 22 10 0 0 60.00
5.1 gone! short of a good length delivery, Sehwag moves back and pulls it straight to Hussey at midwicket, McGrath strike ! World XI one down 18/1
View dismissal JH Kallis lbw b McGrath 8 28 23 1 0 34.78
11.6 and McGrath strikes back with a beauty! fuller in length and shaping in, Kallis plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the back-pad right in front of the stumps - loud appeal and up goes the finger 45/2
View dismissal BC Lara c Symonds b Bracken 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
12.5 gone! good length delivery outside the off stump, driven hard but straight to Symonds at cover, this is a huge wicket! Lara walks back for a duck - World XI in trouble here 50/3
View dismissal R Dravid c Ponting b Lee 4 30 14 0 0 28.57
18.6 short and rising delivery, extra bounce takes Dravid by surprise - gets caught in no man's land, ends up gloving it straight to the Australian captain at short cover 75/4
View dismissal KP Pietersen lbw b Watson 2 12 6 0 0 33.33
21.4 that's gone - plumb! good length delivery, drifting in from outside the off stump, Pietersen fails to make contact and is trapped dead in front of the wicket - Watson gets the danger man, World XI five down and struggling 82/5
View dismissal A Flintoff c McGrath b Watson 38 71 52 2 1 73.07
39.3 another nail goes in! good length delivery, Flintoff once again swings hard - this time he was eyeing the long-on fence but the shot is not timed well enough and the ball balloons up in the air, McGrath running in from the deep makes no mistake 150/9
View dismissal Shahid Afridi lbw b Symonds 2 4 4 0 0 50.00
28.6 that's the end of that! off break, turning in from outside the off stump, Afridi swing across hard but misses the target by miles, ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, loud appeal and umpire Aleem Dar's finger goes up 104/7
View dismissal SM Pollock* run out (Watson) 5 14 12 0 0 41.66
32.4 from Symonds, RUN OUT! eigth down! turned away to long-leg, Watson scores a direct hit from the deep and Pollock is caught short of his crease, Watston attacked the ball from the deep, the pick up was perfect and the throw even better 118/8
View dismissal DL Vettori c Ponting b Lee 15 34 28 0 0 53.57
41.3 all over! fraction short and outside the off stump, Vettori looking to slice it away ends up hitting it straight to Ponting at backward point 162/10
Shoaib Akhtar not out 10 9 5 1 1 200.00
Extras (lb 1, w 6, nb 1) 8
  Total (all out; 41.3 overs; 181 mins) 162 (3.90 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets B Lee 7.3 2 31 2 4.13 (1nb, 2w)
18.6 to Dravid, short and rising delivery, extra bounce takes Dravid by surprise - gets caught in no man's land, ends up gloving it straight to the Australian captain at short cover 75/4
41.3 to Vettori, all over! fraction short and outside the off stump, Vettori looking to slice it away ends up hitting it straight to Ponting at backward point 162/10
View wickets GD McGrath 7 1 13 2 1.85 (1w)
5.1 to Sehwag, gone! short of a good length delivery, Sehwag moves back and pulls it straight to Hussey at midwicket, McGrath strike ! World XI one down 18/1
11.6 to Kallis, and McGrath strikes back with a beauty! fuller in length and shaping in, Kallis plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the back-pad right in front of the stumps - loud appeal and up goes the finger 45/2
View wicket NW Bracken 8 0 36 1 4.50 (1w)
12.5 to Lara, gone! good length delivery outside the off stump, driven hard but straight to Symonds at cover, this is a huge wicket! Lara walks back for a duck - World XI in trouble here 50/3
View wickets SR Watson 10 0 43 3 4.30 (1w)
21.4 to Pietersen, that's gone - plumb! good length delivery, drifting in from outside the off stump, Pietersen fails to make contact and is trapped dead in front of the wicket - Watson gets the danger man, World XI five down and struggling 82/5
27.5 to Sangakkara, Watson strikes again! short of a good length delivery, angling across the left-hander and Sangakkara ends up slicing it in the air towards backward point, Ponting dives forward and takes a good catch. 101/6
39.3 to Flintoff, another nail goes in! good length delivery, Flintoff once again swings hard - this time he was eyeing the long-on fence but the shot is not timed well enough and the ball balloons up in the air, McGrath running in from the deep makes no mistake 150/9
View wicket A Symonds 9 0 38 1 4.22 (1w)
28.6 to Shahid Afridi, that's the end of that! off break, turning in from outside the off stump, Afridi swing across hard but misses the target by miles, ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, loud appeal and umpire Aleem Dar's finger goes up 104/7

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 3-match series 1-0
ODI debut - CL White (Australia)
Australia replacement - CL White for DR Martyn (ICC World XI innings, 16.0 ov)
ICC World XI replacement - Shahid Afridi for M Muralitharan (Australia innings, 43.0 ov)
Player of the match - SR Watson (Australia)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and SJA Taufel
TV umpire - RE Koertzen (South Africa)
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

Match Notes


    • 4th Umpire - DB Hair
    • Attendance: 18,435
    • Australia 50 in 49 mins from 9.2 overs
    • Australia 100 in 82 mins from 16.2 overs
    • Australia 150 in 149 mins from 30.1 overs
    • Australia 200 in 40.5 overs
    • Australia 250 in 227 mins from 49.4 overs
    • SM Katich 50 in 119 mins from 67 balls, 4x4
    • ICC World XI 50 in 54 mins from 12.3 overs
    • ICC World XI 100 in 124 mins from 27.3 overs
    • ICC World XI 150 in 171 mins from 39.1 overs
    • KC Sangakkara 50 in 81 mins from 61 balls, 6x4
 
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