Cricketing legends together with Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist returned to motion on Sunday for a charity match. The particular encounter named Bushfire Bash noticed Ricky Ponting XI taking over Gilchrist XI at Melbourne’s Junction Oval in an effort to boost cash for Australia Bushfire aid marketing campaign. From Sachin Tendulkar slamming a boundary on his first ball after 5 years, to Ponting slamming a one-handed six, the match noticed a number of particular moments.
In one of many bizarre moments from the match, Aussie legend Matthew Hayden was given the duty of bowling an over. Bowling is just not what the previous Australian opener has carried out a lot throughout his worldwide cricketing days. While coming into the assault, Hayden regarded visibly uncomfortable along with his spikes and determined to take away his reveals altogether.
Hayden, from assist of the umpire, eliminated his sneakers and socks bowled his over barefoot. He was hammered for 2 boundaries in the over by former Australia allrounder Andrew Symonds, and gave away 12 runs in his over.
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After the sport, Cricket Australia tweeted that “thanks to the incredible generosity from Australia and around the globe, we’ve raised over Aus$7.7 million to support communities and families impacted by the recent bushfires”. Fundraising has been ongoing for the reason that blazes started in September.
They left no less than 30 folks lifeless and hundreds of properties destroyed, with most of the fires solely introduced underneath management in current days after torrential rain swept throughout jap Australia.