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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Asia XI won high-scoring thriller despite the Bevan's masterclass 185*

Highlights - Asia XI won high-scoring thriller despite the Bevan's masterclass 185*


ICC Cricket Week - one day international cricket match played between ASIA XI and Rest of World XI at Dhaka in 2000


The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) arranged the match to round off the ICC Cricket Week being celebrated for the first time to give a boost to cricket, already the country's most favourite game of cricket. In this match India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka Legends Player in one team Asia XI.

The ground which holds 45000 officially has been packed to overflowing and there must be in the vicinity of 50000 - 55000 in the ground.

Asia XI won the toss elected to bat first, Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya opened the Asian Eleven innings but they in crease short time as Sri Lankan captain got out to pavilion making only 12 runs with the scoreboard at 49 runs in 7.3 overs.

South African fastest star bowler Nantie Hayward made the first breakthrough for the Rest of the World Eleven as left-handed Sri Lanka's dashing opener batsman Jayasuriya was caught at square-leg by Michael Bevan.

Former Indian captain Little Master Sachin Tendulkar opened his run hitting a boundary against Andrew Caddick in the second ball of the innings in the cover area and the genius batsman of the world entertained the huge crowd dominating the opposition fast bowlers.

Tendulkar reached his half century facing 48 deliveries with nine boundaries.

Sachin Tendular smashed a splendid 80 runs off 77 deliveries with 11 boundaries while Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly scored a blazing 67 runs off run a balls in an innings with six fours and three huge sixes.

Sourav Ganguly's three sixes came against Tufnell was the victim. Prince of Kolkata Ganguly hit his first six with style over the mid-wicket and second six one over the long-on and third six over the long-off.

Pakistan captain Moin Khan, he came to batted at number seven, played a vital knock of 34 runs off 31 deliveries with six boundaries.

And Moin Khan added valuable 23 runs partnership with Anil Kumble, Kumble scored an unbeaten 14 runs off 8 balls.

Indian master blaster batsmen Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly guided to Asia XI set up the challenging total against the Rest of the World Eleven in the day-night match.

Asia XI scored a mammoth total of 320 for nine wickets in 50 overs riding on a 114-run stand for second wicket partnership between the two Indian Sachin and Ganguly.

While chasing 321 Rest of World Eleven opener Zimbabwe's hard-hitting batsman Neil Johnson was the first wicket scoring a only 2 runs off 12 balls at 28 runs.

Rest of the Eleven lost another quick wicket captain Mark Waugh goes to the pavilion scoring run a ball 28.

South Africa's all rounder Jacques Kallis contributed 27 runs off 31 deliveries with four hits to the boundary line before being trapped leg before wicket by Anil Kumble.

Australia's match finisher batsman Michael Bevan, who is famous for his top class match finishing ability in one-day cricket history, he takes the match to an exciting position making a 119-run stand for eighth wicket partnership with Andrew Caddick.

In the last over thriller, match gone right down to the wire, Rest of the World XI needed 20 runs from 6 deliveries - Abdul Razzaq's first delivery Andrew caddick takes the single give to Bevan strike.

Now 19 runs required in 5 balls which was almost possible because the World Greatest Finisher in Strike - Michael Bevan hits three consecutive boundaries against Pakistan bowler Abdur Razzaq.

Razzaq's fifth ball Bevan hitting big shot he takes the 2nd run but Andrew Caddick run out by Robin Singh, Robin Singh the substitute fielder such a dazzling fielding to run out the Caddick.

This match was dragged to a nerve breaking moment when Rest of the World Eleven needed 6 runs from the last delivery of the Match.

Michael Bevan on strike Bevan hit the big shot but ball goes to one bounce over the boundary and Asia XI won by 1 run - Rest of the World XI completed their fifty overs making 319 runs for eight wickets.

Asia won high-scoring thriller match despite a magnificent 185 knock by Michael Bevan.

The Rest of the World XI lost by 1 run against Asia XI in a thrilling limited-over match at the flood-lit Bangabandhu National Stadium at dhaka in 2000.

Stunning Innings from Michael Bevan, He was played outstanding unbeaten 185 runs facing just off 132 deliveries with 19 boundaries and five huge sixes, Michael Bevan awarded Man of the Match for his marvelous innings.