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Australia - West Indies Test Series


December 29
Jason Gillespie added another nail to the West Indian coffin with his amazing spell of nine wickets to give Australia a four-zip victory in the test series.

West Indians just don’t seem to catch a break in this series and it was Gillespie’s turn in the fourth test to make certain that the trend continued. Gillespie made a whopping $394 (35.75%) for his match winning performance. Lone star of the West Indian side was Ridley Jacobs, who evened the record of taking seven catches behind the stumps in an innings to move up by $385 (28.43%). Andrew Bichel’s all round performance earned him $243 (34.81%).

Brain Lara continued to struggle with the bat and could not find touch from the previous test. Lara moved up by just $6, disappointing his captains. Darren Ganga was the only player on the negative side, losing $6 for his value.
December 19
The Caribbean revival fell short on the 5th day of the 3rd test, as Australia beats the Windies by 5 wickets.

Behind a sparkling 61.69% move by Colin Miller, the Aussies overcome their own 2nd inning nervousness to extend the winning streak to 13 matches. Miller's performance earned him a stupendous $401, making him the highest % gainer for the match.

For the first time we had 3 Windies in the top 5. Leading the way was mercurial start batsman Lara, finally repaid all his fantasy captains faith by earning $441 (40.80%). Jacobs saw his value spike up by a $283 (26.42%) move, while Dillion saw his efforts rewarded with a $198 gain. Gillespie had a fine $204 performance, which saw his value go up by 22.72%.

MacGill and McGrath were surprisingly among the bottom 5 performers earning only $16 & $56 for their efforts which must have disappointed many Captains.

December 4
Australia humbled the WIndies again by an innings and 27 runs to win the 2nd test match under 4 days.

Led by Mark Waugh who earned 25.59% for the match and a 24.61% performance by fiery Bret Lee ($281), the Aussies outclasses their counterparts from the Caribbean.

McGill earned 19.77% increasing his value by $158, while Gillespie and Hayden earned $148 (19.73%) & $154 (18.25%) respectively.

Wavell Hinds was the best performer for the visitors earning $116 (16.57%) for his batting while the only other notable gain was by Jacobs earning $145 (15.66%). His counterpart Gilchrist moved up by $165 (13.89%) for his bat as well as his glove.

Daren Ganga continued his miserable tour with a loss of ($10), bringing his value down by (-1.59%). Not to be outdone, Lara earned a paltry $7, to increase his value by (0.65%) which will be well received by all the dreamteam captains.

November 28
Glen McGrath and Adam Gilchrist were the most impressive movers in the first ever test covered by dreamcricket.com.

McGrath's eleven-wicket rout of the West Indies gained him $420 (38.18%) and Gilchrist took seven catches and scored 48 runs to move up by $338 (39.76%). West Indian wicket keeper Ridley Jacobs bucked the negative trend of his team by taking four catches to move up by $176.

Most disappointing performer for the first test was Brian Lara, who went down by $26 (2.36%) for failing to contribute with the bat. Other negative performers were Nixon McLean and Ramnaresh Sarwan. McLean went down by $27 (3.60%) and Sarwan saw $40 (5.71%) shaved off his value for his double duck effort in both innings..


November 25 -- New Tie Breaker Rule
Please note that the tie breaker rule for the 5 match Fantasy Test Series has been changed as follows

The First Inning Total of the team batting FIRST in the 5th Test Match will be considered for the Tie-breaker, in case of a tie in the dreamcricket.com fantasy standings.

Captains please note that, you will be able to trade/modify your teams before the beginning of each test match. Also, you will be able to change the TIE BREAK value before the start of the 5th test match.

Please check the schedule for the match times. Captains will be able to trade/modify their respective teams after each test match.






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