Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) vs Rest of World (ROW) Live Cricket Score: MCC XI 296/3, win by 7 wickets

Sachin Tendulkar (3)

Celebration of the bicentenary of the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London could not have been more grandeur than this. After several request to the Cricketing Gods to watch some of the finest players that have ever graced the game on one platform, the fans are finally being treated with a game of such calibre. The MCC XI will be lead by the God himself; yes Sachin Tendulkar is finally stepping onto the pitch after a gap of eight months while his good friend Shane Warne gets to captain the Rest of the World.

The Rest of the World XI boasts of cricketing legends Adam Gilchrist and swashbuckling players like Virender Sehwag, Kevin Pietersen and Sahid Afridi. Their bowling department is sure to a treat for the Fans as Shane Warne and M Murlidharan will look to combine to have a deadly effect.

The contest gets more grueling when you get to watch on-field fierce competitors and off-field friends – Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne, captains of MCC XI and Rest of World XI respectively. Today’s 50 overs game is likely to be the most anticipated matches of the year. With rain gods also likely to come into play, it will be interesting for the spectators how much game they get to see of their demi-gods.

MCC XI win the match by 7 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)

OVERS 45.5: MCC XI – 296/3

Yuvraj to continue. Chandrapaul sweeps off the first deliery and gets a boundary first up. Gets a single of the second delivery. Yuvraj toys with Finh there, bowls slow and lofted and Finch misses on a couple of occasions. He finally gets a boundary, thats the match for MCC. 296/3 after 45.5 overs. Aaron Finch remains not out on 181.

OVERS 40-45: MCC XI – 285/3

Best to continue. A wide ball to start the over. A single off the first delivery for Chandrapaul. Inch once again plays the pick up shot on the on side and gets a boundary. Inside out this time, over extra covers for another boundary. Couple of singles to follow the boundaries. 11 runs from the over. 241/3 after 41 overs.

Kevin Pietersen to bowl the 42nd over. Finch sweeps on the first ball and gets a single. Another single off the next delivery.  Another couple off the next delivery and that brings up the 150 for Aaron Finch. He pulls and pulls the ball for a huge six over deep mid wicket. A single off the last ball, 11 runs from the over. 252/3 after 42 overs.

Best to continue. Follows the batsman and hits him in the ribs, no runs there. He bowls a wide off the second delivery. A dot ball on the second delivery. Another short ball and Finch pulls the ball for another boundary. Finch gets a single of the 4th delivery, moves to 163. Just 6 runs from the over. 258/3 after 43 overs.

Pietersen to continue. Finch gets another six here. Takes a single off the next ball. Pietersen is jut giving the, dollies here.Chandrapaul pulls consecutive deliveries for a six and a boundary. Single off the last ball. 276/3 after 44 overs.

Best to continue. Single of the first delivery for Chandrapaul. Another single of the second delivery, this time for Finch. A misfield allows a single off the third delivery. This time a top edge flies over the keeper for a boundary. Finch moves to 175. Single off the 5th ball. 9 runs from the over. 285/3 after 45 overs.

OVERS 35-40: MCC XI – 230/3

Siddle is brought back into the attack. Couple of dot balls to start the over. Three runs off the third delivery for Chandrapaul. Finch digs out a yorker but for no runs. Finch flicks one off his pads for a beautiful boundary. Another single off the last delivery, 8 runs from the over.

Murali to continue. Finch sweeps of the first ball and gets a boundary. A single off the second delivery for Finch. Chandrapaul comes down the ground and gets a boundary, 9 runs from the over. 212/3 after 37 overs. Siddle to continue. A couple off the second ball for Finch. Finch plays through the line and gets a six down the ground. A single off the 4th delivery for Finch. 9 runs from the over.

Murali to continue. Finch sweeps of the first ball and gets a boundary. Sweeps again but gets only a single of that shot. Couple of dot balls to Chandrapaul. Just 5 runs of the over. Siddle to continue. A couple off the first delivery for Finch. A single of the 2nd ball to Finch. Dot ball again, he has halted proceedings here, Chandrapaul. Another dot ball. Chandrapaul is really struggling here. Single off the last ball,4 runs from it. 230/3 after 40 overs.

OVERS 30-35: MCC XI – 195/3

Yuvraj to continue. Single of the first ball for Finch. Single off the 4th delivery for Chandrapaul to get off the mark. Boundary to end the over for Finch, 6 runs from it. Collingwood to continue. Couple of runs off the first 4 deliveries for the world XI. Chandrapaul drives for a single of the last delivery. 3 runs from the over. 183/3 after 32 overs.

Murali to continue. Single off the first delivery for Chandrapaul. Finch sweeps again and gets another boundary for MCC. Another single off the 5th delivery, he is looking very good here. 7 runs from the over. 190/3 after 33 overs. Colingwood to continue. Couple of dot balls to start the over for Chandrapaul. Single off the 3rd delivery. Just 1 run off the over so far with one ball to go. Just 1 from the over.

Murali to continue. Couple of runs of the first three deliveries for the batsman. Murali bowls a wide off the 5th ball. Just 4 from the over. 195/3 after 35 overs.

OVERS 25-30: MCC XI – 174/3

Collingwood to continue. A single off the third delivery for Finch. Good delivery to end the over, just 1 run from it. Yuvraj to continue. Finch gets another boundary off yuvraj, he is liking his bowling here. Another single off the 2nd delivery, moves to 98. Another single off the 4th delivery for Lara. 6 runs from the over. 166/1 after 27 over.

Collingwood to continue. Lara gets a single off the 2nd delivery. Couple of dot balls to follow the single. Just 1 run from the over. Yuvraj to continue. Just 2 runs from that over as well. Thins have slowed down a bit here. 169/1 after 29 overs.

Collingwood to continue. Single off the first delivery for Finch and he gets to his century. Woah, thats a Lara special, ges on  his knee and gets a boundary through te covers. Outside edge and Lara departs. OUT Brian Lara 23(36). Rahul Dravid walks out in the middle now. He gets bowled on the very first delivery for a duck. Collingwood gets another big one. OUT Rahul Dravid 0(0). Shivnarine Chanderpaul walks into the middle as Collingwood is on a hat trick. 5 runs and 2 big wickets off the over. 174/3 after 30 overs.

OVERS 20-25: MCC XI – 159/1

Murali to continue. Single off the 4th ball to Finch. Good over so far. A single off the last ball to Lara, 2 runs from it. Afridi to continue. Good over so far by afridi, has bowled 5 dots so far. He bowls a maiden over here. 128/1 after 22 overs.

Yuvraj Singh is the new ball in the attack. He is greeted with a thunderous boundary of the very first ball by Finch, boundary there for him. Another couple off the next delivery for him. Woah, he is going after yuvi here. Clears the long off boundary for a six. Single of the fifth ball for Finch. 13 runs from the over.

Afridi to continue. Finch gets a boundary off the very first delivery. Couple of dot balls to follow the boundary. He goes over the top again and gets a brace off the 4th delivery. Another boundary, Finch moves into the 90′s. 10 runs from the over. 151/1 after 24 overs.

Yuvraj to continue. Yuvraj bowls the second delivery short and Lara pulls that one away for a boundary. Single off the 3rd delivery for Lara. Another single off the 4th delivery for Finch. 8 runs off the over. 159/1 after 25 overs.

OVERS 15-20: MCC XI – 126/1

Afridi to continue. Sachin makes room and gets a brace off the first delivery. Another single off the second delivery for Sachin. Single off the last delivery for Finch, 100 comes up. 4 runs from the over.

Murali to continue. Single off the second delivery for Finch. Hohoho!! Thats vintage Sachin there, down the track and scores a boundary. Another single off the 4th and 5th ball for the batsmen. Sachin plays a rare bad stroke and that brings his downfall. He loses his stump trying to play a late cut of a full pitched delivery. OUT Sachin Tendulkar 44(45).

Brian Lara walks into the middle now. Tino Best to continue. Couple of dot balls to start the over. Single off the next delivery for Finch as Brian Lara takes the strike to face his first ball in 7 years. Woah, outside off and ges beaten trying to whack that one. Leaves the next one outside off. Takes three runs and gets off the mark. 112/1 after 18 overs.

Murali to continue. Gets on the frontfoot and defends it back to the bowler. Gets a single off the second delivery. Finch cuts the third delivery and gets another single. Finch sweeps on the 5th ball, gets a leading edge but the ball falls safely. 4 runs off the over.

Best to continue. Bowls the second ball on the pads and Finch gets an easy boundary there. Finch gets a single off the 3rd delivery. Best bowls outside off to Lara. Lara cuts and gets a boundary, vintage Lara there. 126/1 after 20 overs.

OVERS 10-15: MCC XI – 96/0

Muralitharan is brought back into the attack. Single off the first ball to Finch. Another single off the second ball to Tendulkar. Finch plays inside out and gets a boundary off the third delivery. Another beautiful shot by Finch, backfoot drive for a boundary. Single of the last ball, 11 runs from it.

Shahid Afridi is brought into the attack. He bowls a short ball to Finch and he needs no further invitation as he hus that one for a six. Single off the 4th ball to Finch. Sachin gets a single off the 5th ball of the over. 8 runs of the over. 80/0 after 12 overs. Murali to continue. Single of the first delivery for Sachin. Down the leg as Finh sweeps that ball fine for a boundary. Defends the next one on the front foot. 6 runs off the over.

Afridi to continue. Dot ball to start the over. Finch gets a boundary through gully to bring up his 50. A single off the next delivery for Finch. Sachin gets a single of the next delivery. Finch gets a single off the next delivery. 7 runs off the over. 93/0 after 14 overs. Murali to continue. Single of the first delivery for Finch and the ball is declared a no ball as well. Sachin sweeps this time, gets another single. Just 3 runs from the over. 96/0 after 15 overs.

OVERS 5-10: MCC XI – 61/0

Match begins again after the short delay. And best finishes his over with a dot ball. 32/0 after 6 overs.

Paul Collingwood to bowl now. Sachin plays a dot ball first up. Lovely, backfoot punch through the covers for a boundary, the master at his best. Single of the next delivery for Tendulkar. Finh plays the ball over covers for a boundary. 9 runs off the over. 41/0 after 7 overs.

Siddle to continue. Another beautiful shot here by Tendulkar, but the fielder at covers stops the ball. Beautiful, straight down the ground for a boundary, another boundary for Tendulkar. Another one through the covers and another boundary for Tendulkar. 8 runs from the over.

Collingwood to continue. Dot ball to start the over. Single on the second ball to Finch as Tendulkar comes onto the strike. Short ball and Tendulkar plays it over the point fielder for a boundary, 5 runs from the over.

Siddle to continue. Finch gets a single off the second ball. Another couple off the third delivery for Sachin. Another great shot, through the covers for a boundary. 61/0 after 10 overs.

Best to continue. Single off the first delivery for Finch. Sachin plays a beautiful push through the covers for three runs. ! Damn, it has started to rain out there, this is spoil sport here. Rain interrupts play, MCC XI 32/0 after 5.5 Overs

OVERS 1-5: MCC XI – 28/0

Peter Siddle to start the proceedings for the ROW XI. Aaron Finch and Sachin Tendulkar to open the batting for MCC XI. Couple of dot balls to start the proceedings here. Bad news already as that beamer from Brett Lee means that Shane Warne wont be taking the field here this afternoon. A maiden over first upby Peter Siddle here.

Sachin to face Tino Best. Single off the second delivery for Sachin to get off the mark. A wide down the leg side on the third delivery. First boundary off the innings as another one down the leg is flicked off the pads for a boundary. A single off the 4th delivery for Finch. Another single down the leg for the master. Finch pulls that short ball for a boundary at square leg, 12 runs from the over. 12/0 after 2.

Siddle to continue. Couple of dot balls first up for Sachin. Good bowling so far by Siddle here. Another maiden over for Siddle. Best to continue. On the pads and Finch plays it nicely through mid onn for a boundary. Good come back by Best, beats the outside edge of Finch. An LBW appeal by Best against Finch, not out though. Finch plays the last ball through the covers for three runs, 7 runs of the over.

Siddle to continue. Still no run off his bowling so far. He bowls the first short ball off his spell and Finch nails that for a boundary in front of square. Single off the third ball. Sachin gets his first boundary of his innings. 9 runs off the over. 28/0 after 5 overs.

End of 1st Innings: MCC XI need 294 runs to win

OVERS 45-50: ROW XI – 293/7

Tait to continue. Single off the first delivery for Siddle. Another single for Yuvi off the 3rd delivery. Just 5 singles from the over. Ajmal to bowl his last over. Single off the first delivery for Siddle. Yuvraj misses a full toss and is distraught about it. A si ngle off the 4th delivery for Yuvraj. Another single, this is good bowling towards the end. And Yuvraj finally ges hold of one, huge over mid wicket for a six. 263/6 after 47 over.

Brett lee to continue. Single off the first delivery for Siddle. A couple of the second delivery for Yuvraj. Another single of the 3rd delivery. Yuvraj continues to be himself, another six over deep mid wicket. A single off the last ball, 12 runs off the over. 275/6 after 48 overs.

Sachin to continue. Dot ball first up by Sachin. Another dot ball, this is great cricket. A couple of the 3rd delivery. Ohh, that one is a six, no doubt about it. Plays it over mid onn for a six. Sachin ges his man, another one of those slow lopping ones and Yuvraj is caught at long onn. Great innings this one by him. Yuvraj Singh 132(134). Shane Warne walks into the middle. Siddle gets a boundary off the last ball. 287/7.

Brett lee to bowl the last over. Shane Warne to face him. He gets a shocker first up, beamer to welcome Warne there. Warne plays the second one back to the bowler. Gets a single on the 2nd ball of the over. A couple of singles to follow. Another single, good last over so far. Single to end the over, 6 runs from it. 293/7 after 50 overs.

OVERS 40-45: ROW XI – 249/6

Sachin Tendulkar is into the attack now, huge cheers around the ground. Single off the second ball to Yuvraj. Bowls a beauty, siddle has no clue as it goes between his legs. A single to end the over, 3 runs from it. Ajmal to continue, single off the first ball to Yuvi as he moves into the 90′s. Another single off the second delivery to Siddle. Just 3 from the over. 226/6 after 42 overs.

Sachin to continue. Single off the first delivery for Yuvraj. Siddle gets a boundary of the second ball. Another single off the third delivery. This time yuvraj sweeps and gets a boundary, moves to 95. 10 runs from the over. 236/6 after 43 overs. Tait to continue. A wide ball first up to Siddle. A single of the second delivery for Yuvraj. An LBW appeal on siddle, but that was not out. Another single for Siddle of the next delivery. A single for Yuvraj to move to 97. 5 runs from the over.

Sachin to continue. He is teasing Yuvraj here. But Yuvraj pulls the third ball for a boundary and gets to his century of 115 balls. Great innings by him here. That was a poor delivery as Yuvi takes full toll on it, 8 runs from the over. 249/6 after 45 overs.

OVERS 35-40: ROW XI – 220/6

Ajmal to continue. Yuvraj pulls te third ball for a boundary. 7 runs from the over. Brett Lee to continue. Singke off the first delivery for Yuvraj. Collingwood gets a boundary oer covers on the third delivery. A wide on the last ball, so that will be bowled again. Gone, Dravid takes a catch in the slips. Paul Collingwood 40(64).

Peter Siddle walks out in the middle, Ajmal to continue bowling. Single off the first delivery for Yuvraj. Woah, that has beaten everyone and travelled for 4 byes, beautiful delivery that. Well defended there by Siddle. On the pads and Siddle puts it away for a single. Single off the last delivery for Yuvi, 7 runs from the over.

Brett Lee to continue. Single of the first delivery for Yuvraj. Siddle gets a single off the 3rd delivery. Another single off the fifth delivery for Yuvraj, he moves on to 86. Singke off the last ball, 4 ru s from it. 210/6 after 39 overs.

Ajmal to continue. Short ball wide outside off and Siddle smacks that delivery for a boundary. A single off the second ball for Siddle. Another single for Yuvraj. Siddle ets a boundary off the last ball, 10 runs from it. 220/6 after 40 overs.

OVERS 30-35: ROW XI – 184/5 (Drinks Break)

Tait to continue. A couple off the second delivery for Yuvraj. Just 2 runs from the over. Good comeback from Tait here. Vettori to continue. A single off the fist delivery for Collingwood. Woah, thats typical Yuvraj, gets on his knees and sweeps the ball for a six over deep mid wicket. Couple of singles off the next 2 deliveries. 9 runs from the over. 169/5 after 32 overs.

Tait to continue. A single off the third delivery for Collingwood. Uvraj ges an inside edge and the ball rolls away for a couple. Just 3 runs from the over. Ajmal is brought back into the attack. Ohh my, he nearly picked up his 5th but the substitute fielder Jordan Price drops a sitter at the boundary. Another drop catch, this time by the keeper. Three runs of the third delivery for Yuvraj. Single off the 5th delivery for Collingwood. 5 runs off the over, 177/5. Tait to continue. A couple for yuvraj on the second delivery. Another single off the third delivery for him. 6 runs off the over.

OVERS 25-30: ROW XI – 158/5

Vettori to continue. Single off the first delivery for Yuvraj. Another single for Collingwood. 3 runs from the over. 145/5 after 26 overs. Brett Lee is brought back into the attack. Good delivery first up by him. A single for Yuvraj of the third delivery. Just a single off the over.

Vettori to continue. Single off the first delivery to Yuvraj. Collingwood gets a single off the 5th ball. Vettori bowls a wide down the leg side that rolls away for a boundary, 5 runs. 7 runs from the over. Lee to continue. A single off the second ball for Collingwood. Yuvraj gets a single off a pull on the fifth delivery. 3 runs off the over. 156/5 after 29 overs.

Vettori to continue. Single off the second delivery for Collingwood. Another single off the next delivery for Yuvraj. Just 2 runs from the over.

OVERS 20-25: ROW XI – 142/5

Finch to continue. Single off the second ball to collingwood. Single off the fifth delivery for Yuvraj. Just 2 from the over. Vettori to continue. Three dot balls to start the over. A single off the last ball of the over, just 1 run from it. Finch to continue. He bowls a full toss and Yuvraj hammers it over deep mid wicket for a six. He gets a boundary now off the second delivery, pulls a short ball in the same region. Single off the third delivery. 13 runs from the over. 122/5 after 23 over.

Vettori to continue. A wide ball to start the over. Yuvraj sweeps again and clears the boundary at deep mid wicket for a six. Yuvi cuts this time and gets three runs towards the third man region. 12 runs from the over. Finch to continue. He bowls another full toss first up and Yuvraj dispatches it for a boundary. He gets his 50 with a single off the 2nd delivery. Couple of more singles off the next  balls. 8 runs off the over.

OVERS 15-20: ROW XI – 106/5

Vettori to continue. Couple of dot balls to start the proceedings. A single of the 3rd delivery for Collingwood. Just a single of the over. Tait to continue the bowling. Three dot balls in the over so far, runs are hard to comy by after the dismissal of the openers. Tait bowls one on the pads and gets glanced of the pads for boundary. Pulls the next ball and collingwood gets another single, 5 runs off the over. 87/5 after 17 overs.

Vettori to continue. Single off the first ball to Collingwood. Another single off the third delivery for yuvraj. A couple off the 5th ball for Yuvi. Another single off the last ball. 6 runs off the over. Aaron Finch is brought into the attack. A single off the first ball to Yuvraj. Collingwood sweeps the ball for a boundary in the cow corner. Another single off the 5th delivery for him. Yuvi sweeps this time and gets a boundary. 10 runs from the over. 103/5 after 19 overs. Vettori to continue. Single off the first ball to Collingwood. Yuvi gets a single off the second ball as well. Just 3 from the over.

OVERS 10-15: ROW XI – 81/5

Tait is brought back into the attack. And what do we have here, Pietersen and Yuvraj batting together, that is something to remember here. Pietersen gets a boundary through mid wicket for a boundary on the second delivery. A single off the third delivery. Couple of dot balls for Yuvraj here. Single to get off the mark for Yuvi, 6 runs off the over.

Ajmal to continue. He beats pietersen to get him stumped off the 4th delivery. OUT Kevin pietersen 10(13). Shahid Afridi walks out in the middle. Ajmal bowls him up this time, great spell by Ajmal here. OUT Shahid Afridi 0(2). Tait to continue. He bowls a good over and concedes just 2 runs off the over.

Ajmal to continue. Yuvraj gets a single off the first ball. Paul Collingwood is the new man in the middle and gets a single off the first delivery. Ajmal has turned the whole match in just a few overs here. A single off the last delivery for yuvraj. 74/5 after 14 overs. Tait to continue. Single off the first ball to Yuvi. The batsman are taking it easy now, there’s a long way to go in the game. Yuvraj cuts the ball and es a boundary, his first.

OVERS 5-10: ROW XI – 59/3

Shaun Tait comes in as the first change bowler. A dot ball to start the over. He bowls a ball outside off and Gilchrist plays a classic lofted drive for a boundary. A straight drive this time, another boundary. A wide delivery of the next delivery. He bowls a short deliery now and the result is the same, a boundary over square leg. Woah, a backfoot punch by Gilchrist, its been a while since we have seen that, another boundary. 17 runs off the over.

Lee to continue. Another ball on the leg stump and another boundary by Sehwag. A good short ball by Lee there. OUT He gets the first wicket, ges through the defence of Virendra Sehwag and cleans him up. Virendra Sehwag 22(24). Tamim Iqbal is the new man in. Just 4 runs and a wicket off that over.

Saeed Ajmal is brought into the attack now. Good ball straight up by Ajmal. OUT Gilchrist departs now, he is stumped by Chris Read off a Doosra by Ajmal. Kevin Pietersen walks out in the middle off a great ovation. Defends the first ball by Ajmal. A single off the last ball for Pietersen.

Vettori is brought into the attack. Single off the very first ball for Pietersen. Couple of dot balls to follow the single. Another single off the 4th ball, Tamim ges off the mark. Just 3 runs off the over.

Ajmal to continue. Dot ball to start the over, it’s slowed down a bit here. A single off the 2nd delivery. Ajmal picks up another one, OUT Tamim Iqbal departs this time as he fails to read the doosra and gets his legs in front off the wicket. Yuvraj singh walks out in the middle.

OVERS 1-5: ROW XI – 33/0

Virendra Sehwag and Adam Gilchrist will open the batting for rest of the world XI and Brett Lee to open the bowling for MCC XI. Adam Gilchrist gets off the mark of the very first delivery he faces. Lee bowls a very good first over and he beat the Batsman outside off stump on multiple occasions. Umar Gul bowls the second over of the innings. Gilchrist picks up a boundary off the very first deliery of the over and seemed to be in very good touch. 8 runs came off the over.

Brett Lee continues the proceedings. He bowls a friendly full toss off the very first delivery and Sehwag dispatched the bowl for a boundary through the covers. Sehwag scored another boundary on the fifth ball of the over straight down the ground. 10 runs came off the third over.

Gul to bowl the 4th over. He bowls a friendly full pitched delivery on the pads and Sehwag was happy to pick up a boundary off that ball. Another boundary of the third delivery, an edge that ran past the third man for a boundary. 8 runs from that over.Lee to continue. Single off the first delivery for Gilchrist. Another single off the second delivery for Sehwag. Another single off the 4th delivery, Slower delivery that one. Just 3 runs off the over.

Toss: Rest of World XI win toss, elects to bat

Teams

MCC XI: Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Rahul Dravid, Aaron Finch, Brian Lara, Brett Lee, Chris Read, Saeed Ajmal, Shaun Tait, Sachin Tendulkar, Umar Gul, Daniel Vettori

Rest of the World XI: Tino Best, Paul Collingwood, Adam Gilchrist, Muttiah Muralitharan, Kevin Pietersen, Virender Sehwag, Shahid Afridi, Peter Siddle, Tamim Iqbal, Shane Warne, Yuvraj Singh