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For Gilchrist’s sake, world stands up

Michael Clarke wants to win the Adelaide Test to give a "perfect farewell" to Adam Gilchrist, reports A Mukhopadhyay.

cricket Updated: Jan 28, 2008 12:37 IST

There is probably only one team that can win this fourth Test now and ask Michael Clarke who that can be. “We certainly want to win and for that all that we need is to catch well, put some pressure on them and then see how it goes.”

The man who took Australia to a safe position with Ricky Ponting said a win would be a "perfect farewell" for Adam Gilchrist. "Nothing can be better than that, but for that we have to bowl in the right areas, after which hopefully we will get something to chase." <b1>

There was another development of sorts, on the field, although not directly related to the players. An intruder after tea came running on to the pitch apparently sporting a 'monkey mask' and tried to enact the diving act that Harbhajan Singh had performed after getting Ponting in the second innings in Sydney.

Senior members in the Indian team management said they might draw this to the attention of the ICC-appointed Appeals Commissioner John Hansen. <b2>

‘Tough to replace Gilly’

Former coach John Buchanan said, “"Possibly Gilchrist’s loss is more than even Warne and McGrath. Gilchrist delighted me because of his sense of balance as a player in sport played at the highest level. He set benchmarks for wicketkeeper-batsmen and in general to cricketers.”