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.

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (12:30 IST)   at Bulawayo

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

India tour of England 2014

Jul 17, 2014  at London

India won by 95 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 16, 2014  at Galle

South Africa won by 153 runs

Photos

Gallery: India vs England 2nd Test at Lord's

Videos

Alastair Cook jokes about his bowling

10 things you need to know about Zaheer Abbas

Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test at Colombo: Pride at stake for high-flying hosts

Mahela Jayawardene at SSC: A tale of 11 tons

Please help Graeme Pollock, cricket boards and franchises of the world

Cricket at Commonwealth Games and Olympics: Why not?

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe 2014 England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Ishant Sharma South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014 Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 2014

Mahela Jayawardene ton takes Sri Lanka to 305/5 on Day 1 of 2nd Test against Sri Lanka

Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma advises him not to play square of wicket

Afghanistan set target of 260 against Zimbabwe in 4th ODI at Bulawayo

India A tour of Australia 2014: Manan Vohra, Mohit Sharma give India A easy win

Mahela Jayawardene scores 11th Test ton at SSC; Sri Lanka 212/3 at tea on Day 1 against South Africa

10 things you need to know about Zaheer Abbas

Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test at Colombo: Pride at stake for high-flying hosts

Mahela Jayawardene at SSC: A tale of 11 tons

Please help Graeme Pollock, cricket boards and franchises of the world

Cricket at Commonwealth Games and Olympics: Why not?

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

Jodha Akbar: Will Jodha lose Akbar’s child?

Apple reportedly prepping a 12-inch MacBook and a 4K Mac for October release

Vir Das feels that Jaane Kyon has been his toughest film so far!

6 benefits of increased Foreign Direct Investment limit in insurance sector

Commonwealth Games 2014: Scotland swimmer Hannah Miley sets new record

ZTE India posts sales of nearly Rs 2,813 crore in FY2013-14

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here