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1st ODI (D/N), Melbourne (Docklands), October 05, 2005, ICC World XI tour of Australia
(41.3/50 ov, T:256) 162

Australia won by 93 runs

Player Of The Match
Australia Innings
ICC World XI Innings
Match Flow
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
b Kallis4548767093.75
c & b Muralitharan58781334074.35
c Lara b Pollock2327331185.18
c Vettori b Muralitharan035000.00
c Flintoff b Vettori3654731166.66
c & b Vettori616200037.50
c Pietersen b Vettori3244611072.72
c Lara b Vettori815150053.33
not out 26172211152.94
not out 23120066.66
Extras(b 2, lb 6, nb 5, w 6)19
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.10, 229 Mins)255/8
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-80 (Adam Gilchrist, 14.1 ov), 2-128 (Ricky Ponting, 22.2 ov), 3-128 (Damien Martyn, 23.3 ov), 4-142 (Simon Katich, 27.2 ov), 5-154 (Michael Clarke, 31.5 ov), 6-206 (Andrew Symonds, 41.4 ov), 7-223 (Shane Watson, 45.5 ov), 8-231 (Michael Hussey, 47.5 ov)
22.2 to RT 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
14.1 to AC 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
23.3 to DR 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 SM 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
31.5 to MJ 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 A 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 SR 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 MEK 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  (T: 256 runs from 50 ovs)
c Ponting b Watson64941267068.08
c Hussey b McGrath610220060.00
lbw b McGrath823281034.78
c Symonds b Bracken023000.00
c Ponting b Lee414300028.57
lbw b Watson26120033.33
c McGrath b Watson3852712173.07
lbw b Symonds2440050.00
run out (Watson)512140041.66
c Ponting b Lee1528340053.57
not out 105911200.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 1, w 6)8
TOTAL41.3 Ov (RR: 3.90, 181 Mins)162
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Virender Sehwag, 5.1 ov), 2-45 (Jacques Kallis, 11.6 ov), 3-50 (Brian Lara, 12.5 ov), 4-75 (Rahul Dravid, 18.6 ov), 5-82 (Kevin Pietersen, 21.4 ov), 6-101 (Kumar Sangakkara, 27.5 ov), 7-104 (Shahid Afridi, 28.6 ov), 8-118 (Shaun Pollock, 32.4 ov), 9-150 (Andrew Flintoff, 39.3 ov), 10-162 (Daniel Vettori, 41.3 ov)
18.6 to R 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 DL 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
5.1 to V 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 JH 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
12.5 to BC 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
21.4 to KP 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 KC 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 A 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
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
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  • KC Sangakkara 50 in 81 mins from 61 balls, 6x4
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2282
Match daysdaynight (50-over match)
AUS Player Replacement
Substitute in out (2nd innings, 16 ov)
ICC Player Replacement
Substitute in out (1st innings, 43 ov)
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