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India and Pakistan to play 3 ODIs and 2 T20 matches
Dec 25 2012 to Jan 6 2013
July 15, 2012
After five years of no cricket, India and Pakistan will play again during the Christmas break of 2012. The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI)
at its working committee meeting on Monday took the decision that India will host Pakistan to play three One Day International and two T20 matches in December 2012-January 2013. The plan, as per BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla's announcement, is to hold the three ODIs in Chennai, Delhi and Kolkata, and the Twenty20 matches in Ahmedabad and Bangalore.
India vs Pakistan Cricket Series 2012-13 Latest News
2nd T20I, India vs Pakistan, Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad Twenty20 - India win thriller, tie series [IND-PAK:1-1(2/2)]
Dec 28, 2012
Man of the Match Yuvraj Singh smashed 72 from 36 balls as India scored a massive 192 for five to help set up a 11-run win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 international in Ahmedabad. Yuvraj hammered seven sixes and four fours, with Mahendra Dhoni making 33 from 23 balls. They added 97-runs for the fourth wicket as India put on board its highest total against Pakistan in T20s. Ajinkya Rahane (28) and Virat Kohli (27) also came up with valuable knocks. Pakistan pacer Umar Gul picked up four for 37.
In reply, Pakistan seemed to be well and truly on course to overhaul India's challenging target with Mohammad Hafeez playing a captain's knock of 55 off just 26 balls which contained six boundaries and three sixes. However Dinda (3 for 36) and Ishant Sharma kept their cool during the death overs to seal the issue in hosts' favour. Needing 20 runs off the final over bowled by Ishant, Umar Gul and Shoaib Malik could manage only eight runs. Hafeez was adjudged Man of the Series for his back to back half centuries.Reported earlier:
Pakistan are eyeing a historic series triumph against India buoyed by their emphatic five-wicket win in the first Twenty20 international at Bangalore
on Christmas Day. With substandard fielding, underperforming spinners, inconsistent middle-order and heavy reliance on part-timers, India has failed to defend their home turf in the Tests against England
and only managing to draw the T20 series
. They are now on the brink of losing again, this time against Pakistan in the shortest version.
India T20I XI:
Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni (captain & wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda.
Pakistan T20I XI:
Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Kamran Akmal (wk), Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan.
2nd T20I, India vs Pakistan at Motera, Ahmedabad: India 192/5 (Yuvraj Singh 72, Umar Gul 4-37) beat Pakistan 181/7 (Mohammad Hafeez 55) by 11 runs
1st T20I, India vs Pakistan, Bangalore
Bangalore Twenty20 - Pakistan win last-over thriller [IND-PAK:0-1(1/2)]
Dec 25, 2012
Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik hit timely half-centuries, leading Pakistan to a five wicket win in the first Twenty20 match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday night. Bhuvaneshwar had a dream debut, his swing bowling netting him figures of 4-0-9-3.
Earlier, sent in to bat, India suffered a shocking collapse losing nine wickets for 47 runs after Ajinkya Rahane and Gambhir had added 77 for the opening wicket.Reported Earlier:
India and Pakistan will play the first Cricket series since the 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai. Even as the Pakistan team landed in India on Saturday, it was widely reported in the Indian press that the players have been snubbed by IPL franchises. In the past four years the teams have met four times in 50-over tournaments – in the 2009 Champions Trophy
in South Africa, the famous World Cup semi-final at Chandigarh
in 2011, and a couple of Asia Cup
ties in Sri Lanka in 2010 and Bangladesh just over six months ago. In the World Twenty20 tournament, India beat Pakistan by 8 wickets
in the Super Eights on September 30, 2012.
India Twenty20 squad:
Mahendra Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Parvinder Awana, Piyush Chawla, Ashok Dinda, Gautam Gambhir, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh.
Pakistan Twenty20 squad:
Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Ali, Junaid Khan, Kamran Akmal (wk), Mohammad Irfan, Nasir Jamshed, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umar Amin, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar.
1st T20I, India vs Pakistan at Bangalore: Pakistan 134/5 in 19.4 ov (Shoaib 57*, Mohammad Hafeez 61, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3-9) beat India 133/9 in 20 ov (Rahane 42, Gambhir 43) by 5 wickets
India vs England T20 Cricket Series 2012
1st T20I: India v England at Pune
Pune T20I: Yuvraj powers India to victory [IND-ENG:1-0(1/2)]
Dec 20, 2012
Yuvraj Singh starred with bat and ball as India won the first Twenty20 international against England in Pune by five wickets. Yuvraj bowled an impressive spell of three of 19 to restrict England to 157 for six, and later smashed three sixes and two fours in his quickﬁre 38 as he added 49 for the third wicket with Virat Kohli. He dedicated his man-of-the-match award to the 23-year-old girl who was gang raped in a moving bus on Sunday in New Delhi.
Gambhir, Rahane, Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Raina, Jadeja, Dhoni (C/W), Ashwin, Chawla, Dinda, AwanaEngland XI:
Hales, Lumb, Wright, Morgan (C), Patel, Buttler (W), Bresnan, Tredwell, Meaker, Briggs, Dernbach
Pune T20I: India 158/5 in 17.5 overs (Yuvraj Singh 38) beat England 157/6 (Hales 56, Yuvraj Singh 3-19) by five wickets
T20I Squad: Zaheer, Sehwag dropped
Dec 10, 2012
Indian Cricket team selectors announced the team for the two Twenty20 matches to be held in Pune (December 20) and Mumbai (December 22). Uttar Pradesh all-rounder Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Parvinder Awana were the two new faces. Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan were left out and the BCCI explained that they were unavailable for the series.
India Squad for Twenty20 Series:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Ashok Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Laxmipathy Balaji, Parvinder Awana.
2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka
ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012
The ICC World Twenty20 2012 tournament consisting of 27 Twenty20 matches will be hosted by Sri Lanka in Sep-Oct 2012. The first T20 match will be between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe on September 18, 2012 at 19:30 local time to be played at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota.
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Sri Lanka vs West Indies
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
West Indies crowned champions
7 Oct 2012
A Marlon Samuels-inspired West Indies recovered from an awful start to beat Sri Lanka and clinch the World Twenty20 title. The West Indies, restricted to 137/6 after electing to bat, hit back to defeat Sri Lanka by 36 runs on Sunday. It was the Caribbeans' first major global title after a gap of 33 years having won the ODI World Cup back in 1979.
Marlon Samuels smashed a heroic 78 off 56 balls to steer West Indies to 137 for six after only 32 runs came off the first 10 overs. The first run off the bat came off the 17th legal delivery. The hosts were all out for 101 in 18.4 overs. Picture: West Indies captain Darren Sammy and Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene pose for photographers with the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup trophy in Colombo.
World T20 2012 Championship Finals, Sri Lanka vs West Indies: West Indies 137/6 (Samuels 78, Mendis 4-12, Malinga 0-54) beat Sri Lanka 101 in 18.4 ov (Narine 3-9) by 36 runs
Final teams for Twenty20 World Cup 2012
Final 15 members in each team
Afghanistan: Hamid Hassan Returns To Afghanistan World T20 Team
Australia: Allrounder Glenn Maxwell is the only uncapped member of the squad
Bangladesh: Pace-bowling allrounder Farhad Reza only surprise in Bangladesh Squad
England: Pietersen left out of England World T20 team
Ireland: Experienced 15-member Ireland squad for the ICC World Twenty20
India: Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh in the Indian 15
New Zealand: Milne and Vettori in New Zealand World T20 team
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez Pakistan Twenty20 captain
Sri Lanka: Dananjaya, Munaweera Named In Sri Lanka's WT20 Squad
South Africa: South Africa - Kallis to play World Twenty20
West Indies: Darren Bravo returns to West Indies World T20 team
Zimbabwe: Brian Vitori included in Zimbabwe squad
The 30-men Provisional squad for Twenty20 World Cup 2012
Squad to be trimmed to the final 15 members by August 18
Australia: Nathan Lyon and James Pattinson left out of Australian side
Bangladesh: Seven Discarded Internationals And Six Uncapped Players In Bangladesh Squad
England: Kevin Pietersen left out, Ian Bell confident he can handle the challenge
India: Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh in the Indian 30
New Zealand: Ross Taylor named skipper for the tournament, Vettori included
Pakistan: Kamran Akmal Included, Misbah-ul-Haq dropped
South Africa: Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith in the 30-member provisional squad
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell In 30-Man Squad
India Vs New Zealand T20I series, Sep 2012
India vs New Zealand at Chennai, 2nd T20I
India lose match and series by 1 run [IND-NZL:0-1 (2/2)]
Sep 11, 2012
New Zealand held their nerve to pull of a one-run victory over India in their second Twenty20 international in Chennai on Tuesday after India won the toss and elected to field.
Chennai T20I: New Zealand 167/5 (McCullum 91, Irfan 3-31) beat India 166/4 (Kohli 70, Yuvraj 34) by 1 run
India vs New Zealand at Visakhapatnam, 1st T20I
Opening T20I called off due to rain
Sep 08, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled. The second T20I is in Chennai on Tuesday. Match starts at 7 pm IST.
India Vs Sri Lanka T20I, Aug 2012
Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele, Only T20I
Pathan, Kohli star in India's comprehensive win over Sri Lanka [IND-SRL:1-0(1/1)]
Aug 07, 2012
Irfan Pathan's brilliant opening spell to leave the hosts tottering at 35 for three by the fifth over and Virat Kohli's fine half-century ensured India comprehensively beat Sri Lanka by 39 runs in the one-off T20 international at Pallekele. Chasing a modest 156, Sri Lanka were bundled out for just 116 with Ashok Dinda cleaning up their tail to end with figures of 4 for 19 from three overs.
Earlier, a blazing knock by in-form Virat Kohli guided India to 155/3. Kohli smashed his way to a 48-ball 68 and shared a couple of crucial partnerships, including 74 runs with Ajinkya Rahane (21) and 48 with Suresh Raina (34 no, 3x4, 1x6) for the second and third wickets respectively. His innings consisted of 11 boundaries and a six. He was named the Player of the Series - a series of one match - while Man of the Match award went to Irfan Pathan.
Only T20I at Pallekele: India 155/3 (20.0/20 ov, Kohli 68) beat Sri Lanka 116 (18.0/20 ov, Dinda 4-19, Pathan 3-27)
India Vs England T20I, Oct 2011
One-off India vs England Twenty20 International at Calcutta
Consolation win for England in the T20I match
Oct 29, 2011
After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Indian team lost Rahane and Uthappa in the first two overs. Virat Kohli followed soon in the 5th over when India's score was only 26. Raina was the top-scorer for the Indian side with 39 runs and took the total up to 74/5. Bopara took 2 more wickets in the 17th over and India plummeted to 91/8. Thanks to MS Dhoni (21) and Ashwin (17*), India were able to get their total into the triple digits with 120/9 in 20 ov. For England, Finn (4-0-22-3) and Bopara (3-1-16-2) were the key bowlers.
England cruised through their innings without any major problems and comfortably found their target 121/4 in 18.4 ov. Player of the Match Pietersen's (53) half century was the highlight of the England innings. Kohli, Raina, Jadeja and Pathan took one wicket each for India.
After losing the ODI series to India 5-0, England were able to find some consolation with this T20 win and remain the No.1 ranked T20 team in the world.
Engand 121/4 (Pietersen 53, Patel 21) beat India 120/9 (Raina 39, Dhoni 21, Ashwin 17*, Finn 3-22, Bopara 2-16, Bresnan 2-19) by 6 wickets
Uthappa likely to play in T20I match
Oct 29, 2011
Karnataka batsman Robin Uthappa who hit three back to back half-centuries in domestic Twenty20 tournament for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and a 132 for India Green in the Challengers, Mumbai opener Ajinkya Rahane, and Yusuf Pathan might be in the Indian team for the Twenty20 International against England at Kolkata. Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir will miss out because of his marriage. Varun Aaron, touted as India's fastest, will also be in the team, on the slow-looking Eden track. Teams (from):
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Manoj Tiwary, Varun Aaron, Robin Uthappa, Rahul Sharma, S Arvind.England:
Graeme Swann (captain), Craig Kieswetter (wicketkeeper), Alex Hales, Kevin Pietersen, Ravi Bopara, Jonathan Bairstow, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, Scott Borthwick, Stuart Meaker, Steven Finn, Graham Onions, Jos Buttler.
Match starts at 14:30 GMT | 20:00 IST | 10:30 EDT
Reigning World Twenty20 champions England #1 T20 side, India 5th
Oct 28, 2011
Reigning World Twenty20 champions England
are the #1 ranked side in the Twenty20 International team rankings released by ICC in Dubai on Oct 24th. England, which is also the top ranked Test side, has 127 points and leads second-placed Sri Lanka by just one ratings point. Only six ratings points separate the next four sides with New Zealand occupying 3rd position on 117, followed by South Africa, inuagural Twenty20 winner in 2007 India
, and Australia. The 2009 champions Pakistan
are seventh in the list.
India vs Srilanka T20 Cricket Series Nov-Dec 2009
India vs Sri Lanka - 2nd Twenty20 international in Mohali
Mohali T20: Sehwag, Yuvraj help India thrash Sri Lanka (IND-SRL: 1-1|2)
December 12, 2009
A spectacular finish by birthday boy Yuvraj Singh
(60 of 25 balls) helped India win the second T20 match in Mohali by six wickets and draw the two-match series 1-1. A dazzling half-century by Virendra Sehwag
(64 off 36 balls) set things in motion for India, chasing a mammoth target of 207 runs, thanks largely to Kumara Sangakkara
's superb 59 off 31 balls. Sangakkara won the Man of the Series award, as this came after the match winning 37-ball 78 in Nagpur.
The match saw India dropping about six catches, and Sri Lanka missing one run-out chance after another. The Indian bowlers also bowled 17 wides in 20 overs. India would have lost this match (making it the fifth loss in a row) but for the Yuvraj - Dhoni partnership which blasted 80 runs off just 6 overs to secure the highest successful chase in T20 internationals
Yuvraj Singh won the Man of the Match award for his 60 not out that included 3 fours and 5 sixes off just 25 balls, and taking 3-23 in 3 overs.
India 211/4 (Sehwag 64, Yuvraj 60*, Dhoni 46) beat Sri Lanka 206/7 (Sangakkara 59, Jayasinghe 38, Yuvraj 3-23) by six wickets
Mohali T20: Sreesanth diagnosed with swine flu, Team manager also in hospital
December 12, 2009
Indian cricket team manager Mayank Sekhar was admitted to a local hospital in Mohali late Friday night - the evening before the second T20 match - with flu-like symptoms. Pacer S Sreesanth was diagnosed with swine flu on Thursday.
After Wednesday's thrashing at Nagpur - India's fourth loss in succession - the former World Twenty20 Champions are looking to win this match to level the series 1-1. Rohit Sharma, who injured his shoulder during India's 29 run defeat, will also miss the game.Teams for Twenty20: INDIA T20 (from)
MS Dhoni (Capt/Wkt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Yusuf Pathan, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Ashok Dinda, Sudeep Tyagi, Pragyan Ojha.
SRI LANKA T20 (from)
Kumar Sangakkara (Capt/Wkt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardene, Chamara Kapugedara, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Muthiah Muralitharan, Muthumudalige Pushpakumara, Dilhara Fernando, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Chanaka Welegedara.
India vs Sri Lanka - 1st Twenty20 international in Nagpur
Nagpur T20: Sri Lanka beat India by 29 runs (IND-SRL: 0-1|2)
December 9, 2009
Man of the Match Kumar Sangakkara hit 78 off 37 balls which included 11 boundaries and two sixes to lead Sri Lanka to a 29-run win over India in the first of two Twenty20 internationals. Sri Lanka raced to 215-5 with help from Chamara Kapugedera (47 not out from 20 balls), Tillakaratne Dilshan (34) and Sanath Jayasuriya (26).
Gambhir (55 off 26 balls) gave India a great start, but the middle order collapsed and India finished the 20 overs at 186/9. Ashish Nehra’s 22 in 13 balls was not enough to see the team through. Jayasuriya took 2-19 and Angelo Mathews 2-30.
India's losing T20 streak extended to four with this loss.
Sri Lanka 215 for 5 (Sangakkara 78*, Kapugedera 47) beat India 186 for 9 (Gambhir 55) by 29 runs
Nagpur T20: Srilanka's fight for honor
December 9, 2009
Recently crowned World Number One Test team, India, will look to assert their supremacy in the shortest format as well when they clash against Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 International in Nagpur today. For India, youngsters Ashok Dinda and R Ashwin are in the team, replacing fast bowler Zaheer Khan and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh. Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan and Rohit Sharma would shore up the middle-order along with Yuvraj Singh and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. After winning the World Twenty20 in 2007, India has not played well in the international arena. In nine Twenty20 internationals since 2008, they have lost six and won only three - one each against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Ireland.
The tourists have brought in right-arm sling-action bowler Lasith Malinga, who missed the Test series because of an injury, to strengthen their pace bowling attack. Muttiah Muralidaran, who is nursing an injured finger, might not play.Teams for Twenty20: INDIA T20 (probable team)
Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Pragyan Ojha, Sreesanth, Ishant Sharma, Ashish Nehra.
SRI LANKA T20 (probable team)
Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara (capt & wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Chamara Kapugedera, Angelo Mathews, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Chanaka Welegedara.
ICC World Twenty20
ICC World Twenty20 England 2009
The 2009 ICC World Twenty20 is the World Championship for Cricket in the Twenty20 format. There are 12 teams competing in the Group Stages. The first two placed teams from each of the four groups (Group A to D) will move on to the Super Eights
. Each team plays three games against teams they have not already played. (Teams divided into Group E and Group F). Fixtures are predetermined and have no connection to who finished first and second in the group. No points are carried forward from group stages. Top two teams in Groups E and F qualify for semi-finals.
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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka T20I Series, Sept 2009
Colombo - Second T20I: New Zealand embarrass Sri Lanka again in T20 (NZL 2:0|2)
Sep 4, 2009
New Zealand recorded their second Twenty20 success over Sri Lanka in three days with a 22-run victory on Friday that helped them sweep the two-match series.
34-year-old Shane Bond, into his second international comeback-match, claimed three wickets for 18, while Jesse Ryder clobbered 52 off 37 deliveries and Brendon McCullum made 49 off 34, the two putting on 84 for the opening wicket in quick time as the visitors piled on a formidable 170-4 after Daniel Vettori won a good toss.
In reply, Mahela Jayawardene then made 41 and Kumar Sangakkara struck a valiant 69, but the home side managed only 148-8.
New Zealand 170/4 (Ryder 52, McCullum 49) beat Sri Lanka 148/8 (Sangakkara 69, Jayawardene 41, Bond 3-18, Nathan McCullum 2-18 ) by 22 runs
Colombo - First T20I: Oram hat-trick stun Sri Lanka (NZL 1:0|2)
Sep 2, 2009
Sri Lanka opener Tillakaratne Dilshan slammed 57 off 28 deliveries to put the hosts well on course to reach a target of 142 at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, before Jacob Oram took a hat-trick to help New Zealand secure a three-run success in the first T20 international.
Oram's hat-trick - the second in a T20 international after Australia's Brett Lee - started with the last ball of the 17th over when he got the wicket of Angelo Mathews. Oram returned to bowl the final over and stunned Sri Lanka by claiming two more wickets from the first two balls.
The second and final match of the series is also in Colombo on Friday.
New Zealand 141/8 (Taylor 60, Malinga 2-21) beat Sri Lanka 137/9 (Dilshan 57, Oram 3-32) by three runs
Australia vs England, In England, Aug-Sep 2009
Manchester - Second T20I: No result, again! (ENG 0:0|2)
Sep 1, 2009
The second Twenty20 international between England and Australia was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to waterlogged bowlers' run-ups at the Brian Statham End of the ground.
Match abandoned: No ball bowled.
Manchester - First T20I: Play abandoned due to rain (ENG 0:0|2)
Aug 30, 2009
A flashy start by Brett Lee and Mitchell Johnson at Old Trafford had reduced England to four for two in reply to Australia's 145, when rain brought an early end to the match.
Match abandoned: Australia 145/4 (White 55, Collingwood 2-20) v England 4/2
Australia v South Africa Cricket Series 2009
AUS v SA, 2nd T20, Centurion: South Africa beat Australia to clinch series (SA 2:0|2)
Mar 29, 2009
Johan Botha led his team from the front to guide South Africa to a 17-run victory over Australia in the second Twenty20 international in Pretoria on Sunday.
The Proteas captain took two wickets for 16 runs and was given good support from debutants Yusuf Abdullah (one for 16) and Roelof van der Merwe (one for 30), while Johann Louw (two for 36) also chipped in as the visitors were limited to 139 for eight.
Van der Merwe also made a useful contribution with the bat, slamming 48 from only 30 deliveries as the hosts posted 156 for five.
AUS v SA, 2nd T20, Centurion: South Africa 156-5 (20.0 overs) beat Australia 139-8 (20.0 overs) by 17 runs
AUS v SA, 1st T20, Johannesburg: South Africa beat Australia by four wickets (SA 1:0|2)
Mar 27, 2009
Powerful boundary-hitting from Albie Morkel and Mark Boucher in the last five overs of the innings Friday took South Africa to a four-wicket victory with four balls to spare over Australia in a Twenty20 cricket match.
South Africa finished on 168-6 in reply to Australia's 166-7 to go 1-0 up in the two-match series. The second game will be played at Centurion on Sunday.
Earlier, David Hussey smashed 88 not out off 44 balls to guide Australia to a defendable total. He smacked five fours and six sixes after coming to the wicket with the score on 16-2.
The only other Australian batsman to make a meaningful contribution was opener David Warner, who hit four fours and a six to score 38.
AUS v SA, 1st T20, Johannesburg: South Africa 168-6 (19.2 overs) beat Australia 166-7 (20.0 overs) by 4 wickets
West Indies vs England Cricket Series 2008-09
WI v ENG, Twenty20, Trinidad: Sarwan steers West Indies to six-wicket win over England (WI 1:0|1)
Mar 15, 2009
An inspired performance by Ramnaresh Sarwan steered the West Indies to a comfortable six-wicket victory over England in their one-off Twenty20 match at the Queen's Park Oval on Sunday.
Sarwan helped run out two England players and then hit a fine 59 to spur the West Indies to 123-4 off 18 overs, finishing with 12 balls remaining, in reply to the visitors' modest 121 all out off 19.1 overs.
Opener Steve Davies, on his international debut, topscored for England with 27. But Sulieman Benn took 3-24 and a total of three run outs caused England's innings to stutter.
There was also a wicket apiece for Lionel Baker (1-12), Darren Sammy (1-14), Fidel Edwards (1-18) and Dwayne Bravo (1-34).
The West Indies lost an early wicket but Sarwan, the standout batsman in the preceding test series, guided his side to victory.
Having already engineered the runouts of Gareth Batty and Dimitri Mascarenhas, the 28-year-old right-hander lashed four fours and two sixes off 46 balls before he fell with the victory in sight.
Lendl Simmons contributed a level-headed 23 not out while Kieron Pollard (4 not out) ended the match with a boundary.
WI v ENG, Twenty20, Trinidad: West Indies 123-4 (18.0 overs) beat England 121 (19.1 overs) by 6 wickets
Twenty20 International History
First Twenty20 Internationals
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.
Indian Premier League Season 2
2009 DLF Indian Premier League
Deccan Chargers IPL 2009 Champions
After finishing bottom in the inaugural tournament in 2008, Deccan Chargers won the 2009 Indian Premier League beating Bangalore Royal Challengers by six runs in the final in Johannesburg. The tournament was a huge success, despite all the controversies that marred the tournament, which was shifted to South Africa at the last moment.
RCB v DC, Finals: Deccan Chargers 143 for 6 (Gibbs 53*, Symonds 33, Kumble 4-16) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 137 for 9 (RE van der Merwe 32, Ross Taylor 27, Ojha 3-28) by 6 runs
Indian Cricket League Season 2
2008 ICL 20-20 Indian Championship
Lahore Badshahs lift ICL Trophy
Nov 16, 2008
Favourites Lahore Badshahs lived up to their reputation and annexed the ICL Twenty20 League title after an easy eight-wicket win over Hyderabad Heroes in the third final on Sunday.
Imran Nazir cracked a huge six to land the winning runs as Lahore won the best-of-three finals 2-1.
LB v HH, 3rd Final: Lahore Badshahs 160 for 2 (13.5 overs) beat Hyderabad Heroes 158 for 7 (20.0 overs) by 8 wickets
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 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 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 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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