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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Cricket: Asia XI v. Africa XI

Update 1: 11:40 p.m. IST
Africa XI beat Asia XI by 2 runs in a close match. At one stage Asia XI's score was 96/6 but Razzaq and Kumble, and then Zaheer and Shoaib Akhtar shared partnerships to take the score within winning distance before last man Ashish Nehra was bowled by Dale Steyn.

Zaheer gave a good all-round performance after being dropped from India's ODI team for the triangular series in Zimbabwe.

Africa XI...198 all out in 44.3 overs
Asia XI.....196 all out in 48.1 overs

Update: 07:55 p.m. IST
Virender Sehwag has opened the innings with Sri Lanka's Kumara Sangakkara, and not Shahid Afridi. Asia XI chasing 199 for a win is 13/0 in 3 overs.

Posted at 06:24 p.m. IST

There's an Africa XI v/s. Asia XI one-day match in progress at Centurion, South Africa.

Asia XI's innings will offer cricket fans the opportunity to watch the special combination of two of the most attacking batsmen in one-day cricket, India's Virender Sehwag and Pakistan's Shahid Afridi, opening the batting.
Worth a watch for it. Abhijeet tells me the match is live on Zee TV.
Is this an official match?

Africa XI is 153/7 in 37 overs.

Follow the match on Cricinfo.