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Bushfire charity cricket match of legends raises $7.7 mn

Melbourne: Legends got here collectively for a noble trigger because the Bushfire Cricket Bash raised greater than $7.7 million for the communities devastated by the fires which have ravaged Australia, in keeping with Cricket Australia’s report.

The likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Courtney Walsh, Yuvraj Singh and Wasim Akram had been current amongst many as Ricky Ponting XI received the tie ultimately.

On Sunday, Tendulkar donned the Australian inexperienced and gold to play an over through the innings break of the Bushfire Cricket Bash legends match.

Tendulkar was dealing with Australia’s star all rounder and 2019 Ladies’s Cricketer of the Yr Ellyse Perry within the over and her former teammate Alex Blackwell. He mentioned whereas strolling as much as the pitch that it was the primary time in 5 years that he was choosing up a bat and the 46-year-old ended up hitting a 4 off the primary ball he confronted.

Tendulkar is in Melbourne as coach of the workforce led by former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who’re taking part in in opposition to a workforce led by former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist. Perry, nonetheless, threw a problem to Tendulkar on Saturday through a video message tweeted by the Australian girls’s workforce. Tendulkar in flip accepted the problem.

In the meantime, Lara was made to retire at 30 after dealing with a collection of lofted cowl drives and straight drives that echoed his peak genius, a www.cricket.com.au report mentioned.

Then Ponting hit an entertaining 26 from 14 balls earlier than retiring himself.

Through the run chase, Shane Watson smacked Wasim and co with a spectacular 30 from 9 balls.

Gilchrist hit his first ball for a most earlier than being knocked over by Aussie Guidelines nice Luke Hodge.

Andrew Symonds clubbed a number of sixes over long-off as his son watched on from the dugout.

(IANS)

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