It’s the 200th anniversary of the Lord’s cricket ground and the organisers have assembled a star-studded ensemble. Grey skies and rain have greeted the teams in St. John’s Wood today, and now we are expecting a cracker of a match between legends of crickets battling against each other. It’s a battle between Sachin and Warne, let’s see which of these legend can win it.
Warne’s Rest of the World won the toss and they decided to bat and Gilchrist and Shewag took the crease. Bret Lee started the bowling for Marylebone cricket club and gave four runs. Then came Umar Gul and was hit for two fours in his first over by Gilchrist. In the sixth over Gilchrist hit four boundaries and Shaun Tait was left in despair. In the seventh over MCC got the first success of the match by Bret lee, when he dismissed Virender Shewag for just 22 runs. Tamim Iqbal came onto bat with Gilly, but in the eight over Saeed Ajmal got the second break through by dismissing Gilchrist. Saeed Ajmal in the tenth over dismissed Tamim Iqbal for just one run and ROW were 59 for three. Now Pietersen and Yuvraj were on the crease but Pietersent didn’t stay for long and was dismissed by Ajmal for just 10runs. In that over only Ajmal dismissed Afridi for a duck and he was proving fatal for ROW batsmen. But then Collingwood and Yuvraj were at the crease and they had to build ROW innings. Indeed they did that with a partnership of above 100 runs and they were posting a reasonable total. Yuvraj also brought up his half century in the 25th over. Bret Lee got the most important breakthrough by dismissing Collingwood in the 37th over. Yuvraj brought up his century in the 45th over and it was an outstanding innings. At last Yuvraj was dismissed and it was Tendulkar who did it and ROW innings ended at 293 and MCC required 294 to win it.
For MCC master blaster and Aron Finch took the crease and Siddle was on the bowling end and it was end. Tino Best bowled the second over to Tendulkar and noise level were high. Tino was hit for two boundaries. Finch was playing very well, but there was a delay in run of play due to rain. MCC was playing with intent to win the match as they went past 100 runs without loss of a wicket. But in the 17th over Muralitharan did the trick by dismissing the GOD of cricket before he could score half century. It was another legend who took the crease and it was Brian Lara. Finch was in a hurry to finish the game hitting boundaries in every over. Collingwood in the 30th over after finch just got to his century,Brian Lara was dismissed and it was the Wall of cricket who took the crease but he was dismissed in the first ball for Duck and Collingwood was on a hat trick. Chanderpaul defended well to deny Collingwoods hat trick. Finch was taking MCC towards victory with a great knock and after 40th over MCC were 230 for 3. Finch in the 42nd over brought up his 150 with a six. Chanderpaul and Finch was taking MCC closer to a win. In the 46th over Finch won it for MCC by hitting a six and ending his innings for unbeaten 188.
So Tendulkar’s MCC were victorious at the end of the day with seven wicets still remaining. Tendulkar again entered the record books by winning in all formats of the game in his last match by winning in the exibiton match.