Tendulkar’s MCC beats Warne’s Rest of the World
A memorable match was played between Marylebone Cricket Club XI led by Tendulkar and Rest of the World, captained by Warne in honour of the Lord’s bicentenary. Lord’s, which is glibly referred to as the home of cricket completed the 200 years of hosting.
Rest of the world after winning the toss decided to bat first, but Saeed Ajmal’s intial burst of 4 for 5 left Rest of the World 68 for 5 but a flowing century from Yuvraj Singh allow them to post 293 on board.
Ajmal send key players including Adam Gilchrist, Tamim Iqbal, Kevin Pietersen and Shahid Afridi back to pavilion.
Chasing 294, Aaron Finch scored unbeaten 181 guiding MCC home. Other useful contribution was made by skipper Tendulkar (44), Brian Lara (23) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul 37*.