Result
1st Match, WSC World XI tour of Australia at Sydney, Jan 14-19 1978
304 & 128
27.5 ov, target 143
290 & 145/6
WSC World XI won by 4 wickets
WSC Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
BM Laird  b Garner1062352878245.10
RB McCosker lbw b Procter51118--45.45
IM Chappell (c)run out44991483-44.44
RS Langer c †Knott b Garner39831204146.98
GS Chappell c IVA Richards b Garner3575923-46.66
MF Kent c IVA Richards b Underwood1064841-15.62
RW Marsh c Lloyd b Procter82632--30.76
GJ Gilmour c †Knott b Roberts1018231-55.55
RJ Bright c †Knott b Procter923501-39.13
MHN Walker  b Procter2233403-66.66
W Prior not out143--25.00
Extras(b 6, lb 3, nb 6)15
TOTAL(82.7 Ov, RR: 2.75, 459 Mts)304
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Rick McCosker, 3.5 ov), 2-113 (Ian Chappell, 31.7 ov), 3-203 (Bruce Laird, 52.5 ov), 4-204 (Robbie Langer, 52.7 ov), 5-252 (Greg Chappell, 69.5 ov), 6-252 (Martin Kent, 69.5 ov), 7-270 (Gary Gilmour, 74.7 ov), 8-270 (Rod Marsh, 75.3 ov), 9-303 (Max Walker, 82.1 ov), 10-304 (Ray Bright, 82.7 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
AME Roberts1635312.4800
MJ Procter9.713342.5000
J Garner2227132.4201
AW Greig1115503.7501
DL Underwood2447712.4004
WSC World XI 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
RC Fredericks c †Marsh b Gilmour41720--23.52
BA Richards  b Gilmour57831179-68.67
CG Greenidge c †Marsh b Walker2343614-53.48
IVA Richards c Gilmour b Walker11920626317257.76
CH Lloyd c IM Chappell b Walker1914--11.11
AW Greig (c)c IM Chappell b Walker381221584-31.14
APE Knott  b Gilmour22027--10.00
MJ Procter c †Marsh b Walker62228--27.27
AME Roberts c †Marsh b Walker1033351-30.30
J Garner c Laird b Walker2436482-66.66
DL Underwood not out3817--37.50
Extras(nb 3)3
TOTAL(74.3 Ov, RR: 2.92, 402 Mts)290
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Roy Fredericks, 3.6 ov), 2-59 (Sir Gordon Greenidge, 13.5 ov), 3-95 (Barry Richards, 20.2 ov), 4-124 (Sir Clive Lloyd, 23.1 ov), 5-218 (Tony Greig, 54.3 ov), 6-227 (Alan Knott, 59.4 ov), 7-253 (Sir Viv Richards, 64.1 ov), 8-253 (Mike Procter, 64.7 ov), 9-275 (Sir Andy Roberts, 70.7 ov), 10-290 (Joel Garner, 74.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
W Prior1116604.5000
GJ Gilmour25210333.0903
MHN Walker28.388872.3200
RJ Bright422103.9300
GS Chappell61901.1200
WSC Australia 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
BM Laird lbw b Roberts511131-45.45
RB McCosker  b Procter31317--23.07
IM Chappell (c)c Fredericks b Roberts1944613-43.18
RS Langer  b Roberts1222291-54.54
GS Chappell  b Roberts031--0.00
MF Kent c †Knott b Garner3147872-65.95
RW Marsh c †Knott b Roberts611101-54.54
GJ Gilmour  b Roberts26191932136.84
RJ Bright c †Knott b Garner1144601-25.00
MHN Walker c †Knott b Garner021--0.00
W Prior not out713241-53.84
Extras(b 4, lb 4)8
TOTAL(28.4 Ov, RR: 3.36, 169 Mts)128
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Bruce Laird, 2.6 ov), 2-8 (Rick McCosker, 3.2 ov), 3-25 (Robbie Langer, 8.4 ov), 4-25 (Greg Chappell, 8.7 ov), 5-44 (Ian Chappell, 12.7 ov), 6-54 (Rod Marsh, 14.7 ov), 7-86 (Gary Gilmour, 18.3 ov), 8-113 (Martin Kent, 24.6 ov), 9-113 (Max Walker, 24.8 ov), 10-128 (Ray Bright, 28.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
AME Roberts1226964.3100
MJ Procter912512.0800
J Garner7.412632.6000
WSC World XI 2nd Innings (target: 143 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
RC Fredericks  b Gilmour131392-100.00
BA Richards c †Marsh b Walker4859824181.35
CG Greenidge  b Gilmour501041286-48.07
IVA Richards c †Marsh b Walker1825402-72.00
AW Greig (c)c Langer b Gilmour811181-72.72
APE Knott  b Gilmour021--0.00
MJ Procter not out575--71.42
CH Lloyd not out002---
Extras(lb 3)3
TOTAL(27.5 Ov, RR: 3.93, 148 Mts)145/6
Did not bat: AME Roberts, J Garner, DL Underwood 
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Roy Fredericks, 1.6 ov), 2-82 (Barry Richards, 15.7 ov), 3-124 (Sir Viv Richards, 23.5 ov), 4-140 (Sir Gordon Greenidge, 26.3 ov), 5-140 (Alan Knott, 26.5 ov), 6-141 (Tony Greig, 26.8 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
W Prior1307404.2600
GJ Gilmour412644.8700
MHN Walker10.514222.9600
MATCH DETAILS
RAS Showground, Sydney
TossWSC Australia , elected to bat first
SeriesWSC World XI tour of Australia 1977/78
Season1977/78
Match days14,15,16,17,18,19 January 1978 (6-day match)
Umpires
Douglas Sang Hue
Jack Collins
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 14 Jan - day 1 - WSC Australia 1st innings 249/4 (GS Chappell 34*, MF Kent 8*)
Sun, 15 Jan - day 2 - WSC World XI 1st innings 199/4 (IVA Richards 79*, AW Greig 33*)
Mon, 16 Jan - day 3 - WSC Australia 2nd innings 13/2 (IM Chappell 0*, RS Langer 4*)
Tue, 17 Jan - day 4 - WSC World XI 2nd innings 78/1 (BA Richards 45*, CG Greenidge 19*)
Wed, 18 Jan - day 5 - no play
Thu, 19 Jan - day 6 - WSC World XI 2nd innings 145/6 (27.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 6
  • day 6 - WSC World XI 2nd innings 145/6 (27.5 ov) - end of match
Day 5
  • day 5 - no play
Day 4
  • day 4 - WSC World XI 2nd innings 78/1 (BA Richards 45*, CG Greenidge 19*)
Day 3
  • day 3 - WSC Australia 2nd innings 13/2 (IM Chappell 0*, RS Langer 4*)
Day 2
  • day 2 - WSC World XI 1st innings 199/4 (IVA Richards 79*, AW Greig 33*)
Day 1
  • day 1 - WSC Australia 1st innings 249/4 (GS Chappell 34*, MF Kent 8*)
Day 0
  • Match attendance: 36,424 (Day 1 - 14,843, Day 2 - 11,566)
  • Day 4: No play until 2.40 pm (rain)
  • Day 5: No play (rain)
  • Day 6: No play until 1.30pm (rain)
  • WSC Australia 1st innings
  • Laird 50 from 128 balls, 149 mins, 2 fours 1 six
  • Laird on 93 swept Greig for four but this was disallowed when it was deemed the bail fell before he bowled (dead ball)
  • Laird 100 from 223 balls, 265 mins, 8 fours 2 sixes
  • WSC World XI 1st innings
  • BA Richards 50 from 70 balls, 107 mins, 8 fours
  • IVA Richards 50 from 60 balls, 76 mins, 10 fours
  • IVA Richards 100 from 197 balls, 254 mins, 14 fours 2 sixes
  • WSC World XI 2nd innings
  • Greenidge 103 balls, 128 mins, 6 fours 12th men: AA Mallett (WSC Australia) and Asif Iqbal (WSC World XI)
  • The match was scheduled for five days but extended to six.