Victoria v World XI
World XI in Australia 1971/72
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th November 1971 (4-day match)
Balls per over8
TossVictoria won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresJR Collins, WJ Smyth
ScorersBW Bright (Victoria), MP Ringham (World XI)
Close of play day 1Victoria (1) 79/3 (Redpath 27*, Sheahan 7*)
Close of play day 2Victoria (1) 218/5 (Sieler 46*, Bedford 26*)
Close of play day 3No play

World XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HM Ackermanb Duncan9     
SM Gavaskarc Redpath b Duncan30     
Zaheer Abbasc Robinson b Sieler32     
CH Lloydc Lawry b Bedford41     
RA Huttonc Lawry b Sieler6     
*GS Sobersretired hurt7     
AW Greigc Thomson b Sieler2     
+FM Engineerc Stackpole b Bedford0     
Intikhab Alamc Robinson b Bedford0     
N Giffordb Thomson19     
RS Cunisnot out6     
Extras(1 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)4
Total(all out, 206 minutes, 48.3 overs)156
Fall of wickets:
1-37, 2-53, 3-93, 4-121, 5-127, 6-131, 7-131, 8-133, 9-156 (48.3 ov)
Victoria bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Duncan8   13421-
Walker3   0160--
Sieler13   4213--
Bedford13   4373--
Stackpole3   050--

Victoria first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
KR Stackpolec Engineer b Greig7     
*WM Lawryb Intikhab Alam32     
KH Eastwoodc Gavaskar b Greig2     
IR Redpathc Gifford b Greig31     
AP Sheahanc Engineer b Intikhab Alam67     
AJ Sielernot out46     
PLA Bedfordnot out26     
+RD Robinsondid not bat      
MHN Walkerdid not bat      
JRF Duncandid not bat      
AL Thomsondid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)7
Total(5 wickets, 318 minutes, 61 overs)218
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-12, 3-61, 4-88, 5-171
World XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cunis9   2240-2
Greig12   3363--
Hutton13   05501-
Intikhab Alam15   2512--
Gifford12   2450--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> AP Sheahan (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12
--> HM Ackerman made his debut in Australia in first-class matches
--> N Gifford made his debut in Australia in first-class matches
--> Zaheer Abbas made his debut in Australia in first-class matches
--> SM Gavaskar made his debut in Australia in first-class matches
--> RA Hutton made his debut in Australia in first-class matches
--> AW Greig made his debut in Australia in first-class matches
--> AW Greig reached 400 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Victoria first innings
--> GS Sobers retired hurt in the World XI first innings having scored 7 (team score 131/5)

12th Men: WJ Scholes (Vic) and Asif Masood (World)
Crowds: 7362, 9813, no play, no play. Total: 17,175. Receipts: $8,168





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