Home > News >

Ricky Ponting-led Prime Minister’s XI trump West Indies in tour game

Ricky Ponting-led Prime Minister’s XI trump West Indies in tour game

Australia’s Minister for Sport, Kate Lundy (L) presents the trophy to Ricky Ponting after the tour match between the Prime Minister’s XI and West Indies at Manuka Oval © Getty Images

Canberra: Jan 30, 2013
 
Opener Kieran Powell narrowly missed out on a century while Ramnaresh Sarwan made a timely return to form with a half-century, but the West Indies still made a losing start to their tour of Australia with a 23-run defeat to the Prime Minister’s XI here.
 
In a high scoring contest at Manuka Oval, the PM’s XI piled up 333 for six off 50 overs and then restricted the West Indies to 310 all out off 49 overs, with the left-handed Powell hammering 92 and Sarwan stroking 63, reports CMC.
 
Exciting all-rounder Andre Russell chipped in with 54 from 24 balls down the order but the task proved too much for the tourists.
 
Asked to bowl first after losing the toss, the West Indies attack was put to the sword by Alex Doolan (87), Usman Khawaja (69) and Jono Dean (51) who all cashed in with half-centuries.
 
The Windies seamers were punished for their short length early on and leaked runs, and it needed the guile of off-spinner Sunil Narine to put the brakes on the free scoring Aussies.
 
He finished with two for 32 from his ten overs, knocking over former Australia captain Ricky Ponting (15) and wicketkeeper Peter Handscomb (0) in successive deliveries in the 36th over, to put himself on a hat-trick.
 
However, fast bowler Tino Best’s ten overs went for 84 runs while captain Darren Sammy’s nine overs of medium pace yielded 72, and seamer Dwayne Bravo’s ten overs bled 75 runs.
 
Even when Doolan departed in the 44th over, James Faulkner slammed an unbeaten 44 from 28 balls and Brad Haddin, 39 from 28 balls in an upbeat 62-run, sixth wicket stand off 37 balls, to finish the innings on a high.
 
West Indies started positively, with Powell and Johnson Charles (34) putting on 83 from 69 deliveries. Powell faced 97 balls and struck five fours and two sixes while Charles plundered a pair of fours and sixes in a cameo 32 ball knock.
 
A 51-run, sixth wicket stand off 30 balls between Sarwan and Russell revived the Windies hopes, with Russell in particular flaying the Aussie bowling to all parts of the ground in clobbering three fours and five sixes.
 
Both fell in a mad dash for runs in the dying stages, however, the last four wickets went down for 35 runs in the space of 22 balls.

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Hamilton

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 72 runs

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

Amla feels Proteas more acclimatised to conditions

Pakistan eye victory as Australia reel at 59/4 at stumps on Day 4

Suresh Raina gifts Aditya Garhwal an autographed bat

Dwayne Bravo says West Indies pull-out had everybody’s consent

Bangladesh gain upper-hand over Zimbabwe at stumps on Day 1 of 1st Test

David Warner and others with records related to hundreds in consecutive Test innings

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Duleep Trophy India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand 2014 West Indies

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Younis Khan considered skipping Tests

Michael Clarke: Younis Khan is one of the gentlemen of our game

Duleep Trophy 2014: Central Zone to meet South Zone in final

Pakistan eye victory as Australia reel at 59/4 at stumps on Day 4

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: David Warner admits that Australia is not scared of big targets

Younis Khan scores 26th ton to establish Pakistan record

Younis Khan becomes seventh Pakistani cricketer to score two hundreds in a Test

Virat Kohli and others with 20 ODI hundreds

David Warner and others with records related to hundreds in consecutive Test innings

Strangers, Brothers and Cricket— the English novelist CP Snow’s lasting passion for the game

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Barack Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response

Top Sex Positions: Frog Princess

Anil Kapoor ropes in a new director for son Harshvardhan’s next?

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Younis Khan considered skipping Tests

NGOs pursue education for all

Apple to merge Beats Music with iTunes next year as music sales fall 14 percent in 2014: WSJ

‘Sentiment’ in Bharatiya Janata Party against forming coalition government in Maharashtra

How to make tamarind or imli packs for hair and skin

Dear IAF, every smartphone not just Xiaomi could be a security threat

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here