Symonds comes back firing

November 15th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Nov 15 (ANI): Australian all rounder Andrew Symonds scored a brisk 45 of 35 balls in his comeback match, but couldnt prevent his sides 64-run loss to the Australian Cricket Association All Stars in a Twenty20 charity fundraiser at the Gabba.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Symonds hit two sixes and a four in his entertaining knock for his team, but that was not enough to reach the All Stars 203 for four.

Importantly, the Queenslander, dumped from the Australian squad after missing a team meeting to go fishing, top-scored for them before he skied one to Simon Katich off Dan Marsh.

And he proved he can still pull a crowd - literally - dragging two youngsters, each named Tom, over the fence to field for a few deliveries each (the last time he was at the Gabba, he flattened a spectator).

It was a relaxed way to get back into the big picture, Symonds said.

Victorian Brad Hodge was the best of them. However, Tasmanian Michael Dighton stole the show early, even from his opening partner Adam Gilchrist.

The world champions were never in the hunt after former Test opener Justin Langer showed he”d lost little of his class in retirement, whacking an unbeaten 52 in a 120-run stand with a freewheeling Brad Hodge (65 not out off 45). (ANI)

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