August 22, 2000
Steve Waugh was the pick of the players returning 26.10% for the tournament. Gilchrist and Beaven also performed well,
returning 24.60% & 22.91% respectively. Ian Harvey chipped in with a 19% return, making the top 4 performers an All Australian affair.
ND McKenzie was the best performer for the South African side returning 16.93%. Captain Pollock had a very impressive tournament returning 15.20% and also bringing his team back from dead to draw the series.
Ponting retuned a dissapointing 6.00%, who failed to live up to his $1,000 price tag. D Martyn and D Cullinan also performed under expectation, returning 3.44% & 3.22% respectively.
David Terbrugge had the distinction of being the only player losing value, as he retuned -1.54% for the tournament.
August 18, 2000
Last minute heroics of Andrew Hall saved the South Africans their second straight defeat to the Australians. Africans used all their lifelines to come back from the dead to tie the second match in the best of three series. Man of the match Andrew Hall gained $117 (14.61%) for his all round effort; Mark Boucher was the only other player to move up by three figures gaining $106 (11.70%). Jason Gillispie was the best performing Australian taking 3 wickets despite scoring a duck, to see his value go up by $75 (10.00%).
On the downside were Daryl Cullinan for failing to add any runs to the board and David Terbrugge giving away 80 runs without taking a wicket; both went down by $10
August 16, 2000
Michael Bevan and Steve Waugh scored centuries each to guide Australia to a comfortable win in the first match of the Pentasoft Super Challenge. Beven earned $226 (20.55%), scoring 106 runs and taking a catch, making him the highest gainer of the day. Close second behind Bevan was Steve Waugh earning $214 ($21.40%) for his batting effort of 114 runs.
Ian Harvey had a good day with the ball taking three wickets to move up by $86 (12.29%). Rouding the top 5 were Kallis with a gain of 8.20% and Shane Lee moved up by 7.56%.
While Shane Lee gained earned $68, brother Bret Lee was the only player on the down side losing $10 for his dismal bowling performance. For the tournament, the Lee family is up by $58.
August 8, 2000
This tournament marks the first time the Australian team is part of our fantasy competition. With a very solid team, it will be interesting to see which player performs according to expectations.
It would be fair to say that most of the Aussie palyers would be expensive, as their team is potent top to bottom.
With South Africa seemingly out of Cronje's shadow with some gutty performances in Sri Lanka, we can expect a hard fought 3 match series in Melbourne.