Taking place at Perth’s picturesque Leeming Spartan Cricket Ground, the home side ultimately triumphed in Jord’s annual World Cricket Challenge, in fast-fading light and on the very last ball.

The Aussies elected first use of the willow, posting a competitive 130 in the allotted 20 overs. In pursuit, the World XI were in dire straits at 3 for 8 after 6 overs. To the astonishment of the teeming, boisterous crowd, the tenacious World XI rebuilt to require just 7 runs from the final over.

Five super-tight balls on a length meant a 6 was needed off the final ball. Amidst calls for a Trevor Chappell under-arm, another beauty was bowled and the World XI fell short by 4.