International cricket in 2005–06

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The international cricket season in 2005-06 lasted from October 2005 to April 2006. The season included the ICC Super Series which was held in Australia.

Season Overview[edit]

International tours
Start date Home team Away team Results [Matches]
Test ODI T20I
5 October 2005  Australia ICC World XI 1–0 [1] 3–0 [3]
21 October 2005  South Africa  New Zealand 2–0 [3] 4–0 [5] 0–1 [1]
25 October 2005  India  Sri Lanka 2–0 [3] 7–0 [7]
3 November 2005  Australia  West Indies 3–0 [3]
12 November 2005  Pakistan  England 2–0 [3] 2–2 [5]
16 November 2005  India  South Africa 2–2 [5]
3 December 2005  New Zealand  Australia 1–2 [3]
16 December 2005  Australia  South Africa 2–0 [3] 1–0 [1]
16 December 2005  New Zealand  Sri Lanka 3–1 [4]
14 January 2006  Pakistan  India 1–0 [3] 1–4 [5]
16 February 2006  New Zealand  West Indies 2–0 [3] 4–1 [5] 1–0 [1]
20 February 2006  Bangladesh  Sri Lanka 0–2 [2] 1–2 [3]
24 February 2006  South Africa  Australia 0–3 [3] 3–2 [5] 1–0 [1]
25 February 2006  Zimbabwe  Kenya 2–2 [5]
1 March 2006  India  England 1–1 [3] 6–0 [7]
17 March 2006  Bangladesh  Kenya 4–0 [4]
17 March 2006  Sri Lanka  Pakistan 0–1 [2] 0–2 [3]
9 April 2006  Bangladesh  Australia 0–2 [2] 0–3 [3]
International tournaments
Dates Tournament Winners
13 January 2006 Australia VB Series  Australia

Rankings[edit]

The following are the rankings at the start of the season.

ICC Test Championship Table at 31 August ICC ODI Championship Table at 31 August
Pos Nation Points Pos Nation Points
1  Australia 133 1  Australia 136
2  England 114 2  Sri Lanka 122
3  India 111 3  New Zealand 118
4  South Africa 100 4  Pakistan 116
5  New Zealand 100 5  South Africa 111
6  Sri Lanka 98 6  England 109
7  Pakistan 95 7  India 95
8  West Indies 74 8  West Indies 90
9  Zimbabwe 28 9  Zimbabwe 44
10  Bangladesh 6 10  Bangladesh 15

October 2005[edit]

ICC Super Series[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI Series
ODI 2282 5 October Ricky Ponting Shaun Pollock Docklands Stadium, Melbourne  Australia by 93 runs
ODI 2283 7 October Ricky Ponting Shaun Pollock Docklands Stadium, Melbourne  Australia by 55 runs
ODI 2284 9 October Ricky Ponting Shaun Pollock Docklands Stadium, Melbourne  Australia by 156 runs
Supertest Series
Test 1768 14–17 October Ricky Ponting Graeme Smith Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney  Australia by 210 runs

New Zealand in South Africa[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
T20 Series
T20I 3 21 October Graeme Smith Stephen Fleming New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg  New Zealand by 5 wickets
ODI Series
ODI 2285 23 October Graeme Smith Stephen Fleming Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein  South Africa by 2 wickets
ODI 2288 28 October Graeme Smith Stephen Fleming Newlands, Cape Town  South Africa by 19 runs
ODI 2289 30 October Graeme Smith Stephen Fleming St George's Park, Port Elizabeth  South Africa by 4 wickets
ODI 2292 4 November Graeme Smith Stephen Fleming Kingsmead, Durban No result
ODI 2293 6 November Graeme Smith Stephen Fleming SuperSport Park, Centurion  South Africa by 5 wickets
Test Series
Test 1798 15–19 April Graeme Smith Stephen Fleming SuperSport Park, Centurion  South Africa by 128 runs
Test 1800 27 April–1 May Graeme Smith Stephen Fleming Newlands, Cape Town Match drawn
Test 1801 5–7 May Graeme Smith Stephen Fleming New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg  South Africa by 4 wickets

Sri Lanka in India[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI Series
ODI 2286 25 October Rahul Dravid Marvan Atapattu Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur  India by 152 runs
ODI 2287 28 October Rahul Dravid Marvan Atapattu Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali  India by 8 wickets
ODI 2290 31 October Rahul Dravid Marvan Atapattu Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur  India by 6 wickets
ODI 2291 3 November Rahul Dravid Marvan Atapattu Nehru Stadium, Pune  India by 4 wickets
ODI 2294 6 November Rahul Dravid Marvan Atapattu Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad  Sri Lanka by 5 wickets
ODI 2295 9 November Virender Sehwag Marvan Atapattu Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot  India by 7 wickets
ODI 2296 12 November Rahul Dravid Marvan Atapattu Indian Petrochemicals Cooperation Limited Sports Complex Ground, Vadodara  India by 5 wickets
Test Series
Test 1775 2–6 December Rahul Dravid Marvan Atapattu M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Match drawn
Test 1776 10–14 December Rahul Dravid Marvan Atapattu Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi  India by 188 runs
Test 1778 18–22 December Virender Sehwag Marvan Atapattu Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmadabad  India by 259 runs

November 2005[edit]

West Indies in Australia[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test Series
Test 1769 3–6 November Ricky Ponting Shivnarine Chanderpaul The Gabba, Brisbane  Australia by 379 runs
Test 1771 17–21 November Ricky Ponting Shivnarine Chanderpaul Bellerive Oval, Hobart  Australia by 9 wickets
Test 1773 25–29 November Ricky Ponting Shivnarine Chanderpaul Adelaide Oval, Adelaide  Australia by 7 wickets

England in Pakistan[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test Series
Test 1770 12–16 November Inzamam-ul-Haq Marcus Trescothick Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan  Pakistan by 22 runs
Test 1772 20–24 November Inzamam-ul-Haq Michael Vaughan Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad Match drawn
Test 1774 29 November–3 December Inzamam-ul-Haq Michael Vaughan Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore  Pakistan by an innings and 100 runs
ODI Series
ODI 2304 10 December Inzamam-ul-Haq Marcus Trescothick Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore  England by 42 runs
ODI 2305 12 December Inzamam-ul-Haq Marcus Trescothick Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore  Pakistan by 7 wickets
ODI 2306 15 December Inzamam-ul-Haq Marcus Trescothick National Stadium, Karachi  Pakistan by 165 runs
ODI 2307 19 December Inzamam-ul-Haq Marcus Trescothick Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi  Pakistan by 13 runs
ODI 2308 21 December Younis Khan Marcus Trescothick Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi  England by 6 runs

South Africa in India[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI Series
ODI 2297 16 November Rahul Dravid Graeme Smith Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad  South Africa by 5 wickets
ODI 2298 19 November Rahul Dravid Graeme Smith M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore  India by 6 wickets
ODI 2298a 22 November Rahul Dravid Graeme Smith M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Bangalore Match abandoned
ODI 2299 25 November Rahul Dravid Graeme Smith Eden Gardens, Kolkata  South Africa by 10 wickets
ODI 2300 28 November Rahul Dravid Graeme Smith Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai  India by 5 wickets

December 2005[edit]

Australia in New Zealand[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI Series
ODI 2301 3 December Daniel Vettori Ricky Ponting Eden Park, Auckland  Australia by 147 runs
ODI 2302 7 December Daniel Vettori Ricky Ponting Westpac Stadium, Wellington  Australia by 2 runs
ODI 2303 10 December Daniel Vettori Ricky Ponting Jade Stadium, Christchurch  New Zealand by 2 wickets

South Africa in Australia[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test Series
Test 1777 16–20 December Ricky Ponting Graeme Smith WACA Ground, Perth Match drawn
Test 1779 26–30 December Ricky Ponting Graeme Smith Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne  Australia by 184 runs
Test 1780 2–6 January Ricky Ponting Graeme Smith Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney  Australia by 8 wickets
T20 Series
T20I 4 9 January Ricky Ponting Graeme Smith The Gabba, Brisbane  Australia by 95 runs

Sri Lanka in New Zealand[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI Series
ODI 2309 31 December Daniel Vettori Marvan Atapattu Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown  New Zealand by 7 wickets
ODI 2310 3 January Daniel Vettori Marvan Atapattu Jade Stadium, Christchurch  New Zealand by 5 wickets
ODI 2311 6 January Stephen Fleming Marvan Atapattu Westpac Stadium, Wellington  New Zealand by 21 runs
ODI 2312 8 January Stephen Fleming Marvan Atapattu McLean Park, Napier  Sri Lanka by 20 runs

January 2006[edit]

VB Series[edit]

No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
Group Stage
ODI 2313 13 January  Australia Ricky Ponting  Sri Lanka Marvan Atapattu Docklands Stadium, Melbourne  Australia by 116 runs
ODI 2314 15 January  Australia Ricky Ponting  South Africa Graeme Smith The Gabba, Brisbane  South Africa by 5 wickets
ODI 2315 17 January  Sri Lanka Marvan Atapattu  South Africa Graeme Smith The Gabba, Brisbane  Sri Lanka by 94 runs
ODI 2316 20 January  Australia Ricky Ponting  South Africa Graeme Smith Docklands Stadium, Melbourne  Australia by 59 runs
ODI 2317 22 January  Australia Ricky Ponting  Sri Lanka Marvan Atapattu Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney  Sri Lanka by 51 runs
ODI 2318 24 January  Sri Lanka Marvan Atapattu  South Africa Graeme Smith Adelaide Oval, Adelaide  South Africa by 9 runs
ODI 2319 26 January  Australia Adam Gilchrist  Sri Lanka Marvan Atapattu Adelaide Oval, Adelaide  Australia by 5 wickets
ODI 2320 29 January  Australia Adam Gilchrist  Sri Lanka Chaminda Vaas WACA Ground, Perth  Australia by 6 wickets
ODI 2321 31 January  Sri Lanka Marvan Atapattu  South Africa Graeme Smith WACA Ground, Perth  South Africa by 5 wickets
ODI 2322 3 February  Australia Ricky Ponting  South Africa Graeme Smith Docklands Stadium  Australia by 80 runs
ODI 2323 5 February  Australia Ricky Ponting  South Africa Graeme Smith Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney  Australia by 57 runs
ODI 2325 7 February  Sri Lanka Marvan Atapattu  South Africa Graeme Smith Bellerive Oval, Hobart  Sri Lanka by 76 runs
Final Group Stage Table
Team M W L NR BP Pts NRR
 Australia 8 6 2 0 3 27 +0.79
 Sri Lanka 8 3 5 0 2 14 +0.03
 South Africa 8 3 5 0 0 12 –0.08
Finals
No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
ODI 2326 10 February  Australia Ricky Ponting  Sri Lanka Marvan Atapattu Adelaide Oval, Adelaide  Sri Lanka by 22 runs
ODI 2328 12 February  Australia Ricky Ponting  Sri Lanka Marvan Atapattu Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney  Australia by 167 runs
ODI 2330 14 February  Australia Ricky Ponting  Sri Lanka Marvan Atapattu The Gabba, Brisbane  Australia by 9 wickets

India in Pakistan[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test Match Series
Test 1781 14-18 Jan 2006 Inzamam-ul-Haq Rahul Dravid Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore DRAW
Test 1782 22-26 Jan 2006 Inzamam-ul-Haq Rahul Dravid Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad DRAW
Test 1783 30 Jan-3 Feb 2006 Younis Khan Rahul Dravid National Stadium, Karachi  Pakistan by 341 runs
One-Day International Series
ODI 2324 6 Feb 2006 Inzamam-ul-Haq Rahul Dravid Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar  Pakistan by 7 runs (D/L)
ODI 2327 9 Feb 2006 Inzamam-ul-Haq Rahul Dravid Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi  India by 7 wkts
ODI 2329 13 Feb 2006 Inzamam-ul-Haq Rahul Dravid Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore  India by 5 wkts
ODI 2331 16 Feb 2006 Inzamam-ul-Haq Rahul Dravid Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan  India by 5 wkts
ODI 2333 19 Feb 2006 Inzamam-ul-Haq Rahul Dravid National Stadium, Karachi  India by 8 wkts

February 2006[edit]

Asia Cup[edit]

The Asia Cup was postponed due to India's busy cricket schedule at the time.

West Indias in New Zealand[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Twenty20 International
T20I 5 16 Feb 2006 Stephen Fleming Shivnarine Chanderpaul Eden Park TIE,  New Zealand win bowl-off 3–0
One-Day International Series
ODI 2332 18 Feb 2006 Stephen Fleming Shivnarine Chanderpaul Westpac Stadium(D/N)  New Zealand by 81 runs
ODI 2335 22 Feb 2006 Stephen Fleming Shivnarine Chanderpaul Queenstown Events Centre  New Zealand by 3 wickets
ODI 2337 25 Feb 2006 Stephen Fleming Shivnarine Chanderpaul Jade Stadium  New Zealand by 21 runs
ODI 2342 1 Mar 2006 Stephen Fleming Shivnarine Chanderpaul McLean Park  New Zealand by 91 runs
ODI 2346 4 Mar 2006 Stephen Fleming Shivnarine Chanderpaul Eden Park  West Indies by 3 wickets
Test Match Series
Test 1787 9,10,11,12,13 Mar 2006 Stephen Fleming Shivnarine Chanderpaul Eden Park  New Zealand by 27 runs
Test 1790 17,18,19,20,21 Mar 2006 Stephen Fleming Shivnarine Chanderpaul Basin Reserve  New Zealand by 10 wkts
Test 1793 25,26,27,28,29 Mar 2006 Stephen Fleming Shivnarine Chanderpaul McLean Park DRAW

Sri Lanka in Bangladesh[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-Day International Series
ODI 2334 20 Feb 2006 Habibul Bashar Mahela Jayawardene Bogra District Stadium SL by 5 wkts
ODI 2336 22 Feb 2006 Habibul Bashar Mahela Jayawardene Bogra District Stadium BAN by 4 wkts
ODI 2338 25 Feb 2006 Habibul Bashar Mahela Jayawardene Chittagong Divisional Stadium SL by 78 runs
Test Series
Test 1784 27,28 Feb, 1,2,3 Mar 2006 Habibul Bashar Mahela Jayawardene Chittagong Divisional Stadium SL by 8 wkts
Test 1786 6,7,8,9,10 Mar 2006 Habibul Bashar Mahela Jayawardene Shaheed Chandu Stadium, Bogra SL by 10 wkts

Australia in South Africa[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Twenty20 International Schedule
T20I 6 24 Feb 2006 Graeme Smith Ricky Ponting Wanderers Stadium  South Africa by 2 runs
One-Day International Series Schedule
ODI 2341 26 Feb 2006 Graeme Smith Adam Gilchrist SuperSport Park  South Africa by 6 wkts
ODI 2345 3 Mar 2006 Graeme Smith Adam Gilchrist Newlands  South Africa by 196 runs
ODI 2347 5 Mar 2006 Graeme Smith Ricky Ponting St George's Park  Australia by 24 runs
ODI 2348 10 Mar 2006 Graeme Smith Ricky Ponting Sahara Stadium Kingsmead  Australia by 1 wkt
ODI 2349 12 Mar 2006 Graeme Smith Ricky Ponting Wanderers Stadium  South Africa by 1 wkt
Test Match Series Schedule
Test 1789 16,17,18,19,20 Mar 2006 Graeme Smith Ricky Ponting Newlands  Australia by 7 wkts
Test 1793 24,25,26,27,28 Mar 2006 Graeme Smith Ricky Ponting Sahara Stadium Kingsmead  Australia by 112 runs
Test 1795 31 Mar,1,2,3,4 Apr 2006 Jacques Kallis Ricky Ponting Wanderers Stadium  Australia by 2 wkts

Kenya in Zimbabwe[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-Day International Series
ODI 2339 25 Feb 2006 Terry Duffin Steve Tikolo Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo  Zimbabwe by 8 wkts
ODI 2340 26 Feb 2006 Terry Duffin Steve Tikolo Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo  Kenya by 79 runs
ODI 2343 1 Mar 2006 Terry Duffin Steve Tikolo Harare Sports Club, Harare  Kenya by 65 runs
ODI 2344 3 Mar 2006 Terry Duffin Steve Tikolo Harare Sports Club, Harare  Zimbabwe by 109 runs
ODI 2346a 4 Mar 2006 Terry Duffin Steve Tikolo Harare Sports Club, Harare ABANDONED

March 2006[edit]

ICC Intercontinental Cup[edit]

England in India[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test Match Series
Test 1785 1,2,3,4,5 Mar 2006 Rahul Dravid Andrew Flintoff Vidarbha C.A. Ground DRAW
Test 1788 9,10,11,12,13 Mar 2006 Rahul Dravid Andrew Flintoff Punjab C.A. Stadium  India by 9 wkts
Test 1791 18,19,20,21,22 Mar 2006 Rahul Dravid Andrew Flintoff Wankhede Stadium  England by 212 runs
One-Day International Schedule
ODI 2357 28 Mar 2006 Rahul Dravid Andrew Flintoff Feroz Shah Kotla  India by 39 runs
ODI 2358 31 Mar 2006 Rahul Dravid Andrew Flintoff Nahar Singh Stadium  India by 6 wkts
ODI 2359 3 Apr 2006 Rahul Dravid Andrew Flintoff Nehru Stadium, Margao  India by 49 runs
ODI 2360 6 Apr 2006 Rahul Dravid Andrew Flintoff Nehru Stadium, Kōchi  India by 4 wkts
ODI 2360a 9 Apr 2006 Rahul Dravid Andrew Flintoff Nehru Stadium, Guwahati ABANDONED
ODI 2361 12 Apr 2006 Virender Sehwag Andrew Strauss Keenan Stadium  India by 5 wkts
ODI 2362 15 Apr 2006 Rahul Dravid Andrew Strauss Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground  India by 7 wkts

Kenya in Bangladesh[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-Day International Series
ODI 2350 17 Mar 2006 Habibul Bashar Steve Tikolo Shaheed Chandu Stadium  Bangladesh by 131 runs
ODI 2353 20 Mar 2006 Habibul Bashar Thomas Odoyo Khulna Divisional Stadium  Bangladesh by 9 wkts
ODI 2355 23 Mar 2006 Habibul Bashar Steve Tikolo Narayanganj Osmani Stadium  Bangladesh by 20 runs
ODI 2356 25 Mar 2006 Habibul Bashar Steve Tikolo Narayanganj Osmani Stadium  Bangladesh by 7 wkts

Pakistan in Sri Lanka[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-Day International Series
ODI 2351 17 Mar 2006 Marvan Atapattu Inzamam-ul-Haq R. Premadasa Stadium NO RESULT
ODI 2352 19 Mar 2006 Mahela Jayawardene Inzamam-ul-Haq R. Premadasa Stadium  Pakistan by 4 wkts
ODI 2354 22 Mar 2006 Mahela Jayawardene Inzamam-ul-Haq Sinhalese Sports Club Ground  Pakistan by 4 wkts
Test Match Series
Test 1794 26,27,28,29,30 Mar 2006 Mahela Jayawardene Inzamam-ul-Haq Sinhalese Sports Club Ground DRAW
Test 1796 3,4,5 Apr 2006 Mahela Jayawardene Inzamam-ul-Haq Asgiriya Stadium  Pakistan by 8 wkts

April 2006[edit]

Australia in Bangladesh[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test Match Series Schedule
Test 1797 9-13 Apr 2006 Habibul Bashar Ricky Ponting Chittagong Divisional Stadium  Australia by 3 wkts
Test 1799 16-20 Apr 2006 Habibul Bashar Ricky Ponting Chittagong Divisional Stadium  Australia by Inns & 80 runs
One-Day International Schedule
ODI 2365 23 Apr 2006 Habibul Bashar Ricky Ponting Chittagong Divisional Stadium  Australia by 4 wkts
ODI 2366 26 Apr 2006 Habibul Bashar Ricky Ponting Narayanganj Osmani Stadium  Australia by 64 runs
ODI 2367 28 Apr 2006 Habibul Bashar Adam Gilchrist Narayanganj Osmani Stadium  Australia by 9 wkts

New Zealand in South Africa (Test leg)[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test Match Series Schedule
Test 1796 15-19 Apr 2006 Graeme Smith Stephen Fleming SuperSport Park  South Africa by 128 runs
Test 1799 27 Apr-1 May 2006 Graeme Smith Stephen Fleming Newlands DRAW
Test 1801 5-7 May 2006 Graeme Smith Stephen Fleming Wanderers Stadium  South Africa by 4 wkts

DLF Cup[edit]

See also: DLF Cup 2005-06
No. Date India captain Pakistan captain Venue Result
One-Day International Series Schedule
ODI 2363 18 Apr 2006 Rahul Dravid Inzamam-ul-Haq Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Pakistan by 6 wkts
ODI 2364 19 Apr 2006 Rahul Dravid Inzamam-ul-Haq Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi  India by 51 runs

References[edit]

Notes[edit]