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ICC Super Series Test 2005

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Super test day 4: Australia thrash World XI

Australia's spinners ripped through the World XI to record a convincing 210-run victory on day four of the Super Series Test in Sydney. Stuart MacGill took four wickets on Monday and Shane Warne three as the World XI were all out for 144.
Resuming on 25-2, the World XI lost Rahul Dravid (23), Brian Lara (36) and Inzamam-ul-Haq (0) before lunch. And with the exception of Jacques Kallis, who was unbeaten on 39, the rest of the batsmen surrendered meekly. MacGill ended with figures of 5-43 off 15 overs and Warne took 3-48 off 19.
Man-of-the-match: Matthew Hayden

Super test day 3: Test set for exciting end

The World XI bowlers hit back on day three of the six-day Super Test, dismissing Australia for 199 in Sydney. But set an imposing 355 to win, the World XI made a shaky start in their second innings, slumping to 25-2 when bad light stopped play early.
Australia lost their last nine wickets for just 47 runs, their worst batting collapse on home soil for 117 years, Matthew Hayden top-scoring with 77.

Super test day 2: Australia on top against World XI

Australia have a commanding lead in the six-day Super Test after bowling out the World XI for 190 in Sydney. Leg-spinners Stuart MacGill and Shane Warne did the damage for the home side, claiming seven wickets between them. By the close of play on day two, Australia had advanced to 66-1, a lead of 221 runs, with Jacques Kallis dismissing Justin Langer for 22.
Lee had World skipper Graeme Smith caught behind for 12, while McGrath removed Rahul Dravid and Brian Lara. Dravid was caught by wicket-keeper Gilchrist for a duck while Lara was lbw for five. India's Virender Sehwag and South African Kallis steadied the World XI ship after lunch until Sehwag holed out to Simon Katich off Warne after making 76. Inzamam-ul-Haq was out for one in the following over, stumped by Gilchrist off MacGill.

Super test day 1: Gilchrist aims for Super century

Australia were 331-6 when bad light ended play on day one, with Gilchrist 94 not out and Shane Warne on one. Vice-captain Gilchrist hit four sixes and eight fours in his 109-ball innings after opener Matthew Hayden made 111.
World skipper Graeme Smith hopes they can restrict Australia to under 400 and then establish a first innings lead. "If we can defend 400 and hopefully bat well, then that's a good position in the game and we can really attack in the second innings.

ICC Super Series ODIs 2005

ODI 3: World XI collapse to third defeat

The ICC World XI crashed to another defeat at Melbourne's Telstra Dome as Australia cruised to a 3-0 win in the World Series one-day tournament. With just the Test match in Sydney to come, Australia look to be back in form after their Ashes disappointment.
Brett Lee had a tremendous evening, taking 4-30, after Michael Hussey and Shane Watson had taken the Aussies to another formidable score, 293-5. The World XI were bowled out for 137, Virender Sehwag making 37.

ODI 2: Gilchrist blitz seals series

Adam Gilchrist hit the fastest ever century by an Australian to help the home side beat the World XI by 55 runs and win the one-day Super Series. Gilchrist made his ton from just 73 balls as Australia set the opposition a target of 329 after making 328-4. The batsman-keeper got good support from captain Ricky Ponting (66), Damien Martyn (54) and Simon Katich (47).
Chris Gayle and Kumar Sangakkara made half-centuries and Andrew Flintoff made 42 in reply but it proved not enough.

ODI 1: Australia outplay World all-stars

Australia exploded the myth of their decline as cricket's super power with a convincing 93-run victory over a star-studded World XI in the opening One-Day International of the ICC Johnnie Walker Super Series in Melbourne.
The three-time World Champions produced a solid batting display to put up a challenging 255 for eight, and then followed it up with an immaculate bowling performance to dismiss the World XI for 163 with more than eight overs to spare. The World XI were reduced to smithereens by the blistering force of the Aussies as only two of the specialists in the star-studded line up managed to reach double figures. India's swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid found themselves undone by the searing pace and steep bounce of the track at the roofed Telstra Dome stadium. Only Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara (64) and England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff (38) managed to emerge unscathed.

Super Series warm-up match

The World XI warmed up for the Super Series against Australia by squeaking home with a 12-run win over Victoria. India's Rahul Dravid top-scored with 66 as the World XI scored 281-8 at the Junction Oval in St Kilda.

India in Australia 2004 series

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Ganguly's defensive tactics helps Australia draw series

Forth and final test, India: 705 for 7 decl. & 211 for 2 decl. Australia: 474 & 357 for 6
Steve Waugh signed off in style with an innings that portrayed his character impeccably as Australia forced a draw to finish the series 1-1 against a determined India at the SCG. The standing ovation that Waugh earned will reverberate for some time to come as the audience rose to pay tribute to a highly distinguished modern cricketer who brought glory to the game with his dedication and a vision to create a great combination. India Cricket Live In the closing stages, with the crowd chanting "Steve Waugh, Steve Waugh", it was a fight between the Australia skipper and the bowlers wanting to deny him his 33rd century in 168 Tests. The Indians denied him that honour but not the respect as they all converged on the man to pat him and shake his hands. Waugh deserved the emotional farewell.

Full 2003-04 series timeline and scores

Australia to play 4 Tests against India - 16.04.2003
McGrath aiming to be fit for first Test - 6.11.2003
S Ramesh among probables for Australian tour - 13.11.2003
Indian team to leave for Australia from Chennai - 13.11.2003
Pathan, Salvi picked for Australian tour - 16.11.2003
Australian tour: Salvi out, Balaji in - 18.11.2003
Ganguly may be okay for Australian tour - 19.11.2003
Aussies have an edge, admits Saurav - 22.11.2003
Lehman out of Test series against India - 24.11.2003
Steve Waugh announces retirement - 26.11.2003
Bracken, Williams in Test squad - 27.11.2003
Aussies will miss McGrath, Warne: Ganguly - 28.11.2003
Ricky Ponting to succeed Steve Waugh - 28.11.2003
Queensland humiliates India - 29.11.2003
Laxman's knock only saving grace for India - 30.11.2003
I am ready for Test, says Kumble - 30.11.2003
India draw with Queensland Academy - 01.12.2003

1st Test India ready to counter Australian onslaught - 03.12.2003
Murali Kartik to join Indian team - 11.12.2003
Day 1: Langer's ton puts Australia on top - 04.12.2003
Day 2: Zaheer leads India's fight back - 05.12.2003
Day 3: Rain disappoints cricket buffs - 06.12.2003
Day 4: Ganguly makes Aussies dance to his music - 07.12.2003
Day 5: India, Australia share honours in drawn Test - 08.12.2003
1st Test - Brisbane: Match Drawn Man of the Match: S Ganguly Ganguly fined 10 per cent of match fee - 08.12.2003

2nd Test Resurgent India pose threat to Aussies - 12.12.2003
Day 1: Indian bowlers struggle to contain run deluge - 12.12.2003
Day 2: Indian's top order plunges into disarray - 13.12.2003
Day 3: Dravid, Laxman set Adelaide Oval ablaze - 14.12.2003
Day 4: India set themselves up for historic win - 15.12.2003
Day 5:Dravid leads India to historic victory - Scorecard - 16.12.2003
2nd Test, Adelaide: India won by 4 wkts. Man of the Match: R Dravid

Indians made to toil hard on opening day - 19.12.2003
India-Australia 'A' match ends in draw - 21.12.2003

3rd Test Gillespie ruled out for third Test - 19.12.2003
Brett Lee is back - 22.12.2003
Good toss to lose - 25.12.2003
Day 1: Sehwag (195r 233b 25-4s 5-6s) blitzkrieg puts India on top - 26.12.2003
Day 2: Aussies subdue Indians - 27.12.2003
Day 3: Difficult task for India to save match (Ponting 257r 458b 25-4s, M Hayden 136r 173b 17-4s 1-6) - 28.12.2003
Day 4: Australia on verge of series-levelling win - 29.12.2003
Day 5: Comfortable win for Australia - 30.12.2003
3rd Test, Melbourne: Aus won by 9 wkts. Man of the Match: R Ponting

4th test Gillespie included for fourth Test - 30.12.2003
Sachin and Dravid- the battle - 2.1.2004
Day 1: Tendulkar breaks lean patch - 2.1.2004
Day 2: Records go for a six at Sydney - 3.1.2004
Day 3: Australia struggling to avoid follow-on - 4.1.2004
Day 4: India set Australia a winning target of 443 - 5.1.2004
Day 5: Waugh, Katich shatter India's quest for win - 6.1.2004
Ball Sense: Farewell, Steve Waugh - 9.01.2004
4th Test, Sydney: Match Drawn Man of the Match S Tendulkar
Man of the Series R Dravid

Australian Cricket History

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Australia - World beaters!

The Australian cricket team is one of the leading international teams in world cricket. Australia was one of the first two Test nations (with England) and have an outstanding recent Test record and in the one dayers were World Champs in 1987, 1999 and 2003. They are also the leaders in the current ICC Test Nations table. Dates in history of Australian cricket
November, 1868: 1868 Aboriginal cricket tour of England
15 March 1877: Test debut
28 December 1934: Women's Test team debut
5 January 1971: ODI Debut
23 June 1973: Women's ODI team debut
8 November 1987: Won 4th edition of Cricket World Cup by defeating England in the final match at Eden Gardens, Calcutta.
20 June 1999: Steve Waugh lifts the World Cup
23 March 2003: Ricky Ponting lifts the World Cup

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.