Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Cheers for joining us folks. The next Cricket All Stars T20 is on Wednesday in Houston. See you then

Man of the Match is Shane Warne "All the fans - 36000 people turned up to watch cricket in a baseball stadium. We wanted to be comeptitive. There was some skillful batting and bowling and fielding out there. But we know they will come back hard in Houston. A lot of the guys have trained hard, they are proud people, they don't want to be embarrased and they were not today. The first two-three balls, I couldn't get them through past halfway. But after that it was alright. There hasn't been a media outlet we haven't been to. The highlight was Sachin ringing the bell at the NY stock exchange. To have my Father there as well. it's been wonderful. We hope everyone on TV has enjoyed it. Thank you to the fans"

Presentation time "The first match has been really special. We thoroughly enjoyed being here. New York, you were brilliant," says Sachin. "Houston and LA, you are going to find it difficult to match them. It was a bit competitive at some stages. Ricky batted well and Sanga batted well and that partnership won the game for them. Our opening partnership was good, it was important to build after that. Shane and the other guys really bowled well. The tournament is called Warne v Tendulkar and all that, but we are here, 30 superstars, and as long as we play good cricket that's all that matters. The bodies are holding on. We saw while Shoaib was bowling today that we were competitive. That's all we need to do"

Handshakes around. Smiles everywhere. The customary roar when Sachin's name is announced. It's not been the greatest game ever played even if these players are some of the greatest to ever play the game. But it was fun while it lasted and we have two more of these to go. For now, they take a lap of honour around Citi Field, the iconic baseball stadium of the New York Mets, momentarily transformed into a cricket field

So Warnie gets a win, and bragging rights over Tendulkar, Lara and Laxman. Took them all out in the space of four overs. Would even he have dreamed of that? And then there was Shoaib Akhtar, breathing fire as only a fast bowler can. Surprised Kallis with a ripsnorter of a bouncer. And even got rid of Sanga with one

chahlia: "Shoaib Akhtar is find of the tournament."

Hamid: "Here is an idea... Today's Greats VS the Retired Greats. I wanna see Akhtar, Lee, Akram, Murli, Warne taking on Kohli, AB'D, Warner, Maxiii ... Come on Cricinfo, I think i have got an idea finaly thats worth a post in cricinfo."

17.2
6
Tendulkar to Rhodes, SIX runs, loopy full toss, which is reverse swept over the third man boundary. That's the winning runs!

Slip for Jonty

17.1
1
Tendulkar to Ponting, 1 run, flighted outside off, slapped through the covers. Ponting v Sachin, fellows. That's fun, right?

Chandan: "Ponting plays villain again for all Indian fans." --- The moment you have all been waiting for. Sachiiiiiin, Sachiin. Has the ball in hand

END OF OVER:
17 | 15 Runs | WWARR: 134/4 (7 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.88, RRR: 2.33)

  • Jonty Rhodes14 (13b)
  • Ricky Ponting47 (37b)
  • Sir Curtly Ambrose3-0-36-0
  • Shaun Pollock3-0-30-0
16.6
0
Ambrose to Rhodes, no run, full on middle and leg, looks for a flick, misses
16.5
6
Ambrose to Rhodes, SIX runs, short, asking to be hit, poor Ambrose. He is having the same day his former captain Walsh was. Pulled to the midwicket boundary

Mahela signing autographs... seems a little reluctant to go back on the field... so many fans

16.5
1w
Ambrose to Rhodes, 1 wide, full and wide outside off, slashes and misses
16.4
0
Ambrose to Rhodes, no run, good length ball outside off, pushed to cover
16.3
6
Ambrose to Rhodes, SIX runs, full toss, Jonty takes it from outside off and slog sweeps it over the square leg boundary. That's a special, trademark stroke
16.2
0
Ambrose to Rhodes, no run, good length ball on middle and off, defended
16.1
1
Ambrose to Ponting, 1 run, slower ball on the base of middle, nudged through midwicket
16.1
1w
Ambrose to Ponting, 1 wide, full and slid way down leg. Ponting was running down to pick it over midwicket, can't connect

Curtly is back

END OF OVER:
16 | 7 Runs | WWARR: 119/4 (22 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.43, RRR: 5.50)

  • Ricky Ponting46 (36b)
  • Jonty Rhodes2 (8b)
  • Shaun Pollock3-0-30-0
  • Shoaib Akhtar4-0-26-2
15.6
1
Pollock to Ponting, 1 run, back of a length and just outside off, slid to deep third man
15.5
4
Pollock to Ponting, FOUR runs, all he did was open the face and the ball just shot away to the point boundary. Punter is making sure his team wins yet another close one
15.4
1
Pollock to Rhodes, 1 run, full on middle, driven to long-on
15.3
0
Pollock to Rhodes, no run, then the one that moves away. Has his former team-mate in all sorts of bother. Jonty tries a slice to third man, and can't connect
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Warne’s Warr 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st20ML HaydenJH Kallis
2nd2RT PontingJH Kallis
3rd80RT PontingKC Sangakkara
4th2RT PontingA Symonds
5th37JN RhodesRT Ponting