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England vs India

2nd ODI, Cardiff

Aug 27, 2014
Sophia Gardens ODI: India 304/6 (Raina 100, Dhoni 52, Sharma 52, Woakes 4-52) beat England 161/target 295 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L method)


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2014 ICC World Twenty20, Bangladesh

ICC WT20 2014 in Bangladesh

2014 world twenty20 cricketThe 2014 ICC World Twenty20 will be the fifth ICC World Twenty20 competition, an international Twenty20 cricket tournament that will take place in Bangladesh from 16 March to 6 April, 2014 and is scheduled to be played in four cities in Bangladesh - Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet and Kaksbajar (Cox's Bazar). The official hashtag is #wt20

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Twenty20 supremacy at stake

Pakistan, Australia favourites

Oscar-winning Indian music composer AR Rahman and Senegalese-American R&B singer Akon performed together in the unnamed opening ceremony concert of the 2014 Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh on Thursday, March 13.

It will be the biggest multi-nation tournament ever held in Bangladesh in terms of participating teams, as 16 men’s teams — 10 full members and six qualifiers — and eight women’s teams will take part in the mega event which will be played from March 16 to April 6 next year in four venues across the country.

Australia, still trying to win their maiden World T20 trophy, and Pakistan, champions of 2009 edition, have credentials to be labelled as strong contenders. Defending champions West Indies would like to prove that their triumph in 2012 was no flash in pan while Sri Lanka will like to be third time lucky having lost two finals in 2009 and 2012 respectively. India, Champions of the inaugural edition of 2007, will be looking to make amends for their dismal run starting with two series abroad in South Africa, New Zealand and then the Asia Cup in Bangladesh. Two and half months into 2014, India have only two international victories - that too against minnows Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

Twenty20 International History

First Twenty20 Internationals

First T20I On 17 February 2005 Australia defeated New Zealand in the first men's full international Twenty20 match, played at Eden Park in Auckland. The game was played in a light-hearted manner - both sides turned out in kit similar to that worn in the 1980s, the New Zealand team's a direct copy of that worn by the Beige Brigade. Some of the players also sported moustaches/beards and hair styles popular in the 1980s taking part in a competition amongst themselves for best retro look, at the request of the Beige Brigade. Australia won the game comprehensively, and as the result became obvious towards the end of the NZ innings, the players and umpires took things less seriously - Glenn McGrath jokingly replayed the Trevor Chappell underarm incident from a 1981 ODI between the two sides, and Billy Bowden showed him a mock red card (red cards are not normally used in cricket) in response. The first Twenty20 international in England was played between England and Australia at the Rose Bowl in Hampshire on the 13 June 2005, which England won by a record margin of 100 runs. On 9 January 2006 Australia and South Africa met in the first international Twenty20 game in Australia. In a first, each player's nickname appeared on the back of his uniform, rather than his surname. The international match drew a crowd of 38,894 people at the The Gabba. Australia convincingly won the match with man of the match Damien Martyn scoring 96 runs. On 16 February 2006 New Zealand defeated West Indies in a tie-breaking bowl-out 3-0; 126 runs were scored apiece in the game proper. The game was the last international match played by Chris Cairns - NZC handed out life-size cardboard masks of his face to patrons as they entered the ground.

Pakistan Super League

Pakistan Super League 2009

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is a Twenty20 cricket competition created by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The first season of the PSL will be held in September 2009 and will replace Pakistan's current Twenty20 competition. The structure of the league will be modelled on the Indian Premier League, making use of the franchise model.

Twenty20 Cup

Twenty20 Cup 2009

The Twenty20 Cup is a cricket competition for English and Welsh county clubs.
When the Benson And Hedges Cup ended in 2002, the England and Wales Cricket Board needed another one day competition to fill its place.

Standard Bank Pro 20 Series

Standard Bank Pro 20 Series 2009

The Standard Bank Pro20 Series is the premier Twenty20 cricket competition in South Africa, first contested in the 2003/4 season. The Gestetner Diamond Eagles and the Nashua Titans have both won the title twice and are the most successful teams, while the Cape Cobras have appeared in two finals, losing both.

Inter-Provincial Twenty20

Inter-Provincial Twenty20 2009

Inter-Provincial Twenty20 is a Twenty 20 domestic Cricket competition in Srilanka held by Sri Lanka Cricket. It is a part of their Inter-Provincial Tournament program. Sri Lanka used to have a Twenty20 Tournament which was conducted from 2004-2008 and was held between the clubs in Srilanka.

KFC Twenty20 Big Bash

KFC Twenty20 Big Bash 2009

The KFC Twenty20 Big Bash is the domestic Twenty20 cricket competition in Australia. The competition is organised by Cricket Australia, and sponsored by fast food chicken outlet KFC.

State Twenty20

State Twenty20

State Twenty20 is the domestic Twenty20 cricket tournament in New Zealand. The tournament was first held in 2006 and was won by Canterbury defeating Auckland by six wickets.

Metropolitan Bank Twenty20

Metropolitan Bank Twenty20 2009

Metropolitan Bank Twenty20 is the domestic twenty 20 cricket competition in Zimbabwe. It was formed in 2007 and maintained by Zimbabwe Cricket Union. It features all the national and domestic players from Zimbabwe.

National Elite League Twenty20

National Elite League Twenty20 2009

National Elite League Twenty20 is a Twenty 20 domestic Cricket competition in Kenya held by Cricket Kenya. It is a part of the Sahara Elite League program. The Sahara Elite League (also known as Zonal League) is a four team cricket competition created by Cricket Kenya featuring a Twenty20 tournament, a one day cricket tournament and finally a first class cricket tournament. For the inaugural league four teams will be competing consisting of the 60 best players according to Cricket Kenya from Kenya.

Scotiabank National T20

Scotiabank National T20 2009

Scotiabank National T20 Championship is the first ever Twenty 20 domestic competition in Canada held by Cricket Canada. First season started in 2008.
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