WSC Australia v WSC World XI
World Series Cricket International Cup 1978/79
VenueBrisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane on 1st January 1979 (50-over match)
Balls per over6
TossWSC World XI won the toss and decided to field
ResultWSC World XI won by 8 wickets
PointsWSC Australia 0; WSC World XI 2
UmpiresPR Enright, C Hoy
Man of the MatchGS le Roux

WSC Australia inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
GS Chappellc Richards b le Roux022--0.00
KC Wesselsc le Roux b Rice3     
IR Redpathc Majid Khan b le Roux4     
TM Chappellc Majid Khan b le Roux0     
DW Hookesc Knott b Rice14     
*IM Chappellc Javed Miandad b Rice3     
+RW Marshb Rice15     
RJ Brightlbw b Imran Khan0     
MF Maloneb le Roux6     
MHN Walkernot out0     
W Priorb le Roux2     
Extras(4 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)7
Total(all out, 128 minutes, 28.1 overs)54
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (GS Chappell), 2-4 (Redpath), 3-4 (TM Chappell), 4-9 (Wessels), 5-19 (IM Chappell), 6-43 (Marsh), 7-45, 8-45, 9-51, 10-54 (28.1 ov)
WSC World XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
le Roux6.1265--7.400.97
Imran Khan7   1211--42.003.00
Sarfraz Nawaz7   360---0.86
Rice8   4144--12.001.75

WSC World XI inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
BA Richardsc Wessels b Walker21     
Majid Khanc Malone b Walker2     
Zaheer Abbasnot out7     
Javed Miandadnot out25     
Asif Iqbaldid not bat      
CEB Ricedid not bat      
*AW Greigdid not bat      
+APE Knottdid not bat      
Imran Khandid not bat      
Sarfraz Nawazdid not bat      
GS le Rouxdid not bat      
Total(2 wickets, 50 minutes, 12.3 overs)55
Fall of wickets:
1-22 (Majid Khan), 2-23 (Richards)
WSC Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Walker6   0352--18.005.83

Attendance: 12,000
GS Chappell fell to the second ball of the game and from there the Australian batting collapsed on a hard dry wicket to some magnificent bowling by le Roux, well supported by Rice.
Despite the loss of two early wickets the World XI was able to reach their target in just fifty minutes. Lillee and pascoe, both suffering injury were unable to be considered for selection in the Australian team. In order not to disappoint the large crowd assembled a further unofficial match was arranged.