Western Australia v World XI
World XI in Australia 1971/72
VenueWestern Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth on 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th December 1971 (4-day match)
Balls per over8
TossWorld XI won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWorld XI won by 72 runs
UmpiresDL Hawks, NE Townsend
Close of play day 1World XI (1) 320 all out
Close of play day 2World XI (2) 26/0 (Ackerman 9*, Engineer 15*)
Close of play day 3World XI (2) 288/9d

World XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HM Ackermanc Chadwick b Thornton50      
FM Engineerc Inverarity b Massie22      
Zaheer Abbasrun out (Watson->Marsh->Thornton)112      
AW Greigst Marsh b MacGill58      
RA Huttonrun out8      
*GS Sobersc and b MacGill34      
Intikhab Alamb MacGill4      
+RW Taylorc Watson b Inverarity1      
N Giffordnot out15      
RS Cunisc Marsh b Massie3      
Asif Masoodb Massie8      
Extras(1 lb, 4 nb)5
Total(all out, 330 minutes, 71.7 overs)320
Fall of wickets:
1-34, 2-112, 3-243, 4-247, 5-273, 6-277, 7-278, 8-294, 9-302, 10-320 (71.7 ov)
Western Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gannon13   3520-1
Thornton10   0471-3
MacGill21   61073--
Varis5   0230--
Inverarity9   3141--

Western Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GD Watsonc Zaheer Abbas b Asif Masood20      
D Chadwickc Hutton b Cunis8      
*RJ Inverarityc Taylor b Asif Masood3      
R Edwardsc Engineer b Gifford143      
L Varisc Taylor b Greig13      
IJ Brayshawc Gifford b Greig9      
+RW Marshst Taylor b Intikhab Alam19      
TMD MacGillc Gifford b Intikhab Alam4      
RAL Massiec Ackerman b Gifford11      
JB Gannonc Engineer b Gifford11      
BT Thorntonnot out8      
Extras(4 lb, 2 nb)6
Total(all out, 285 minutes, 54.4 overs)255
Fall of wickets:
1-10, 2-29, 3-34, 4-63, 5-95, 6-116, 7-136, 8-198, 9-236, 10-255 (54.4 ov)
World XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Asif Masood8   2392--
Cunis13   4431-1
Greig12   0582-1
Hutton2   190--
Intikhab Alam14   2702--

World XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HM Ackermanc Marsh b Varis9      
FM Engineerc Marsh b Massie28      
Zaheer Abbasc Varis b Gannon52      
AW Greigb Inverarity68      
RA Huttonc Brayshaw b Watson8      
*GS Sobersc Marsh b Watson0      
Intikhab Alamc Inverarity b Watson8      
+RW Taylornot out51      
N Giffordc Watson b Inverarity1      
RS Cunisc Inverarity b Massie43      
Asif Masoodnot out5      
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)15
Total(9 wickets, declared, 374 minutes, 76 overs)288
Fall of wickets:
1-29, 2-53, 3-146, 4-158, 5-158, 6-182, 7-182, 8-187, 9-275
Western Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gannon11   1451-5
Massie18   26821-
Varis7   0321--
Thornton6   0400--
Inverarity17   5432--
Watson11   1323--
MacGill6   1130--

Western Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
D Chadwickb Sobers0      
GD Watsonlbw b Asif Masood89      
IJ Brayshawc Ackerman b Cunis20      
R Edwardsc and b Gifford44      
*RJ Inverarityb Intikhab Alam66      
L Varisc Ackerman b Hutton21      
+RW Marsh hit wkt b Intikhab Alam1      
TMD MacGillc Taylor b Intikhab Alam11      
RAL Massiec Taylor b Hutton1      
JB Gannonb Intikhab Alam3      
BT Thorntonnot out16      
Extras(1 b, 6 lb, 2 nb)9
Total(all out, 306 minutes, 61.5 overs)281
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-68, 3-148, 4-179, 5-221, 6-222, 7-240, 8-241, 9-254, 10-281 (61.5 ov)
World XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sobers8   0451-1
Cunis9   2341--
Greig8   0560-1
Gifford13   1541--
Asif Masood6   1241--
Intikhab Alam10.51404--
Hutton7   0192--

--> BT Thornton made his debut in first-class matches
--> GD Watson (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 63
--> R Edwards (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 32
--> BT Thornton made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> GD Watson reached 100 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the World XI second innings

12th Men:B Duperouzel (WA) and SM Gavaskar (World)
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