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That was just a one-off test TBF and many people reckoned at the time, the ROW team just didn't get enough time to blend as unit like AUS.Look at the Aus v Rest of World, RoW were woeful, their individual brillance on a paper ability didn't match Aus team in either 1 day or test.
As the saying goes, "A champion team will be beat a team of champions"
Any composite group wihtout some sort of cohesive glue will fall apart quickly IMHO.
Although they weren't dominant teams like AUS in 2005, look how the ROW team were dominant vs England in 1970 or in AUS 71/72.
Barbados which was the spine of great 1960s WIndies team challenged ROW in 1967 - Barbados v Rest of the World XI at Barbados, 8-11 Mar 1967