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World XI in Australia, 1971/72, 3rd Match
Australia v World XI
Melbourne Cricket Ground
1,2,3,5,6 January 1972 (5-day match)

Result: World XI won by 96 runs
Series: 5-Match series level 1-1

Toss: World XI
Umpires: JR Collins and MG O'Connell
Balls per over: 8

Close of play:

  • Day 1: World XI 184, Australia 58/1 (IM Chappell 21*)
  • Day 2: Australia 285, World XI 42/1 (Gavaskar 12*, Zaheer Abbas 21*)
  • Day 3: World XI 344/7 (Sobers 139*, PM Pollock 9*)
  • Day 4: World XI 514, Australia 139/3 (Benaud 34*, Walters 2*)
    World XI 1st innings
    HM Ackerman                              b Lillee               0
    SM Gavaskar           c GS Chappell      b Lillee              38
    Zaheer Abbas          c Stackpole        b Massie               4
    RG Pollock            c Marsh            b Lillee               8
    *GS Sobers            c Stackpole        b Lillee               0
    AW Greig              c Benaud           b Massie              66
    +FM Engineer          c Marsh            b Lillee               5
    Intikhab Alam         lbw                b Jenner              38
    PM Pollock            lbw                b Jenner               3
    N Gifford             not out                                   0
    BS Bedi               run out (Massie/Walters)                  7
    Extras                (b 5, lb 8, w 1, nb 1)                   15
    Total                 (all out, 49.3 overs, 256 mins)         184
    
    FoW: 1-0, 2-11, 3-26, 4-26, 5-105,
         6-117, 7-151, 8-160, 9-177, 10-184.
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Lillee                      16.3    4     48      5 (1nb,1w)
    Massie                      14      3     70      2
    GS Chappell                 10      2     17      0
    Watson                       3      1     10      0
    Jenner                       6      0     24      2
    
    Australia 1st innings
    KR Stackpole          c Ackerman         b Greig               32
    GD Watson             c RG Pollock       b Greig               16
    *IM Chappell                             b PM Pollock          21
    J Benaud              lbw                b Intikhab Alam       24
    GS Chappell           not out                                 115
    KD Walters                               b Greig               16
    +RW Marsh                                b Greig                4
    KJ O'Keeffe           c Gavaskar         b Intikhab Alam        1
    TJ Jenner             c Engineer         b Sobers              19
    RAL Massie            c Engineer         b Sobers              34
    DK Lillee             c Bedi             b Sobers               0
    Extras                (b 1, lb 2)                               3
    Total                 (all out, 71.6 overs, 363 mins)         285
    
    FoW: 1-58, 2-58, 3-78, 4-104, 5-133,
         6-141, 7-146, 8-188, 9-285, 10-285.
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    PM Pollock                  19      2     87      1
    Sobers                      14.6    0     67      3
    Greig                       16      4     41      4
    Intikhab Alam               12      0     45      2
    Bedi                         6      0     28      0
    Gifford                      4      0     14      0
    
    World XI 2nd innings
    HM Ackerman           c Stackpole        b Lillee               9
    SM Gavaskar           c IM Chappell      b Jenner              27
    Zaheer Abbas          c IM Chappell      b Lillee              86
    RG Pollock                               b Massie              28
    *GS Sobers            c Walters          b GS Chappell        254
    AW Greig                             c & b Jenner               3
    +FM Engineer                             b Lillee              14
    Intikhab Alam         lbw                b Watson              15
    PM Pollock            c O'Keeffe         b Jenner              54
    N Gifford             not out                                   4
    BS Bedi               c Massie           b Jenner               3
    Extras                (lb 13, w 3, nb 1)                       17
    Total                 (all out, 124.3 overs, 598 mins)        514
    
    FoW: 1-12, 2-87, 3-146, 4-177, 5-214,
         6-248, 7-319, 8-505, 9-505, 10-514.
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Lillee                      30      3    133      3
    Massie                      25      4     95      1 (2w)
    Walters                      2      0      5      0
    Watson                      16      2     37      1
    Jenner                      20.3    5     87      4 (1w)
    O'Keeffe                    27      5    121      0
    Stackpole                    1      0      7      0
    GS Chappell                  3      1     12      1 (1nb)
    
    Australia 2nd innings (target: 414 runs)
    KR Stackpole          c Engineer         b Greig               24
    GD Watson             retired hurt                             21
    *IM Chappell          run out (Intikhab Alam/Engineer)         41
    J Benaud              c Sobers           b Intikhab Alam       42
    GS Chappell           c Sobers           b Bedi                12
    KD Walters            c sub (RS Cunis)   b Bedi               127
    +RW Marsh             lbw                b Bedi                 0
    KJ O'Keeffe           c Sobers           b Intikhab Alam        1
    TJ Jenner             c Gavaskar         b Bedi                12
    RAL Massie                           c & b Intikhab Alam       23
    DK Lillee             not out                                   1
    Extras                (b 6, lb 2, w 1, nb 4)                   13
    Total                 (all out, 76 overs, 328 mins)           317
    
    FoW: 1-35, 2-117, 3-133, 4-157, 5-158,
         6-163, 7-201, 8-313, 9-317.
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Greig                       14      1     71      1 (4nb,1w)
    PM Pollock                   1      0      8      0
    Sobers                       8      0     48      0
    Gifford                      5      1     13      0
    Bedi                        24      4     81      4
    Intikhab Alam               24      5     83      3
    

    • Crowds: 29873, 30812, 38179, 28473, 6301. Total: 133,638. Receipts: $103,026




  • Tour Index

    Team Pages: Australia,

    Ground Page: Melbourne Cricket Ground

    World XI Player Pages: HM Ackerman, SM Gavaskar, Zaheer Abbas, RG Pollock, GS Sobers, AW Greig, FM Engineer, Intikhab Alam, PM Pollock, N Gifford, BS Bedi.

    Australia Player Pages: KR Stackpole, GD Watson, IM Chappell, J Benaud, GS Chappell, KD Walters, RW Marsh, KJ O'Keeffe, TJ Jenner, RAL Massie, DK Lillee.

    Match Officials' Pages: JR Collins, MG O'Connell.

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