Weblog of Nazly Ahmed
The Test match that was supposed to be played for six days ended in the morning of the fourth day as the Aussies comprehensively beat a high-class World XI team lead by Graeme Smith. Though the World XI bowling department powered with Steve Harmison, Andrew Flintoff, Muttiah Muralitharan, Danniel Vettori did fairly a good job, the batting didn't come out at all. The big names in World XI (Rahul Dravid, Brian Lara, Jaques kallis, Inzamam Ul Haq, Virendar Shewag, Graeme Smith) were completely outdone by the spin duo Shane Warne and Stuart McGill. The pair shared 15 wickets amongst them.
The result produced by the Super Series clearly justifies one fact. Cricket is all about playing as one unit. The understanding between individuals is very important for a team game like Cricket.