The 11 best images from Help for Hero v Rest of the World match
The Help for Hero, a UK military charity raised the money as some of the game’s biggest stars took to the historic venue for an entertaining evening sporting saga.
Along with highly popular Indian stars MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag, who entertained the spectators with their stroke play on the way to their 22 ball 38 and 25 ball 30, Help of Heroes captain Andrew Strauss thrilled the packed stadium with a 17 ball 26. As their contribution earned a four victory over the Rest of World XI and $8,666 was raised. A Generous supporter also sponsored Strauss’s every boundary for $2,166.
Hero Vs Rest of the World XI T20 Match Team Squad Details:
Help for Heroes XI: Andrew Strauss (c), Herschelle Gibbs, Virender Sehwag, MS Dhoni, Damien Martyn, Lieutenant Commander Jonathan Parker, Corporal Jake Wray, Shahid Afridi, Graeme Swann, Simon Jones, Matthew Hoggard, Darren Gough.
Management: David Gower and Michael Holding.
Rest of the World XI: Brendon McCullum (c), Matthew Hayden, Graeme Smith, Mahela Jayawardene, Major Storm Green, Brian Lara, Abdul Razzaq, Scott Styris, Dan Vettori, Tim Southee, Shapoor Zadran.
Management: Gary Kirsten; Manager: Sunil Gavaskar.
1. Together we raised $650,000
2. Darren Gough, the old wine: the 45-year-old heralded the attack of Help for Hero and took 3 wickets conceding just 19 runs.
3. Darren Gough uprooted the middle stump of Graeme Smith, who made just 8 run contribution to the Rest of the World’s total 158
4. Brian Lara (15) is playing his trademark shot while playign a 67 runs partnership with Matthew Hayden (34)
5. The most charitable bowler: Matthew Hoggard conceded 28 runs in 3 overs with an economy of 8.33
6. Mahela Yayawardene has not finished yet. He scored blistering 48 off 28 balls for Rest of the World with five fours and1 six
7. Indian dasher hit a 30 off 25 balls and a built a 64 run partnership with Andrew Strauss for a first wicket partnership to lay out a platform for HFH victory over ROW
8. Daniel Vettori bamboozled three wicktes Help of Heroes that yielded some light moments for the Rest of the World
9. Major Storm Green of the ColdStream Guards of the British Army played a cameo innings of 13 run and had a crucial 31 run partnership MS Dhoni
10. The Best finisher of the world MS Dhoni finishes off the match with a boundary for Help for Hero
11. Victorious HFH captain Andrew Strauss with the trophy