Archive for May, 2010


Barbados: England won the ICC T20 World Cup – 2010 West Indies after beating Australia by 7 wickets.

England’s inserting the opposition in this game provides the first occasion of a team doing so in the finals of ICC T20.

RJ Sidebottom captured his 20th T20I wicket when he had SR Watson caught by GP Swann for 2 in this game. At the end of the game, his tally of wickets stood at 21. He became the 20th bowler to capture 20 plus wickets in T20I. He is the third England bowler to capture 20 plus wickets. The other two are – SJC Broad (33), GP Swann (26), interestingly enough all these three bowlers are playing this game.

Australia lost its three wickets for 8 runs in this game providing the fourth occasion of a team losing three wickets for eight runs or less in ICC WT20. The four occasions are – 3 for zero – Kenya vs New Zealand at Durban on 12.09.07, 3 for 1 – West Indies vs Sri Lanka at The Oval on 19.06.09, 3 for 7 – Afghanistan vs South Africa at Bridgetown on 05.05.10 and 3 for 8 – Australia vs England at Bridgetown on 16.05.10.

DA Warner’s run out for 2 in this game provide the 91st occasion of a batsman dismissed run out in ICC WT20. His run out in this game provides the ninth occasion of an Australian batsman dismissed run out in ICC WT20. His dismissal run out provides the 18th occasion of an opening batsman dismissed run out in ICC WT20. DA Warner became the second Australian opening batsman to be dismissed run out, after AC Gilchrist who was dismissed run out for 43 vs Bangladesh at Cape Town on 16.09.07.

SR Watson (02) and DA Warner (02) scored identical runs in this game providing the eighth occasion of both the openers scoring identical runs in an innings in ICC WT20. The complete list read thus – MA Ouma (zero) and DB Obuya (Zero) – Kenya vs New Zealand at Durban on 12.05.07, AC Gilchrist (04) andML Hayden (04) – Australia vs Zimbabwe at Cape Town on 12.09.07, RS Watson (27) and NJ Poonia (27) – Scotland vs New Zealand at The Oval on 06.06.09, WTS Porterfield (31) and NJ O’Brien (31) – Ireland vs Sri Lanka at Lord’s on 14.06.09, Kamran Akmal (73) and Salman Butt (73) – Pakistan vs Bangladesh at Gros Islet on 01.05.10, Imrul Kayes (zero) and Mohammad Ashraful (zero) – Bangladesh vs Australia at Bridgetown on 05.05.10, MJ Lumb (25) and C Kieswetter (25) – England vs Pakistan at Bridgetown on 06.05.10 and SR Watson (02) and DA Warner (02) – Australia vs England at Bridgetown on 16.05.10.

DJ Hussey and CL White added 50 runs for the fifth wicket in this game providing the 120th occasion of a fifty plus runs partnership in ICC WT20. This stand also represents the 12th occasion of a fifty plus runs partnership for the fifth wicket in ICC WT20. This stand provides the 13th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a fifty plus runs partnership for various wickets and the second occasion for the fifth wicket in ICC WT20. The other occasion of a fifty plus runs partnership for the fifth wicket was the 63 run stand between BJ Hodge and MEK Hussey vs Pakistan at Jo’burg on 18.09.07 DJ Hussey was run out for 59 in this game providing the 92nd occasion of a batsman dismissed run out in ICC WT20. He became the fifth batsman dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in ICC WT20. The five batsmen are – CH Gayle of West Indies for 98 vs India at Bridgetown on 09.05.10, DJ Hussey of Australia for 59 vs England at Bridgetown on 16.05.10, AD Mathews of Sri Lanka for 58 vs England at Gros Islet on 13.05.10, Misbah-ul-Haq ofPakistan vs India at Durban on 14.09.07 and DL Maddy of England for 50 vs New Zealand at Durban on 18.09.07.

DJ Hussey’s run out in this game provides the tenth occasion of an Australian batsman dismissed run out in ICC WT20. DJ Hussey became the first Australian batsman to be dismissed run out after scoring a fifty. He was run out for 59 in this game.

DJ Hussey competed 500 runs in T20I and his total at the end of the game read 512, He became the 20th batsman in T20I to total 500 plus runs. He is the second Australian batsman to aggregate 500 plus runs in T20I. DA Warner is the other Australian batsman with 602 runs to his credit.

CL White’s lone six in this game gave him an aggregate of 30 sixes in T20I. He became the fifth batsman to total 30 plus sixes in T20I. The complete list read thus – BB McCullum (38), Yuvraj Singh (38), CH Gayle (34), DA Warner (31) and CL White (30).

At the end of this game, DJ Hussey has an aggregate of 26 sixes in T20I. He became the eighth batsman to aggregate 25 plus sixes in T20I. The complete list read thus – BB McCullum (38), Yuvraj Singh (38), CH Gayle (34), DA Warner (31), CL White (30), JA Morkel (29), DJ Hussey (26) and LRPL Taylor (26).

DJ Hussey with two boundary sixes in this game took his aggregate of boundary sixes in T20 games to 122. LRPL Taylor (124) and BB McCullum (107) are the other two batsmen who have scored 100 plus sixes in T20 games.

DJ Hussey’s 59 in this game provide the 93rd occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty in ICC WT20. His knock provides the 12th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty in ICC WT20. DJ Hussey’s 59 in this game represent his second fifty. He has scored 53 vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 02.05.10. Thus his 59 in this game represents his highest individual score in ICC WT20.

DJ Hussey became the fourth Australian batsman to score two or more fifties in ICC WT20. Others are -ML Hayden (04), DA Warner (02) and SR Watson (02).

DJ Hussey with his 59 in this game became the third batsman to score a fifty in ICC WT20 finals. Other two are – G Gambhir of India – 75 vs Pakistan at Jo’burg on 24.09.07 and Shahid Afridi of Pakistan – 54* vs Sri Lanka at Lord’s on 21.06.09. C Kieswetter with his 63 in England’s joined this elite list to become the fourth batsman.

DJ Hussey took a catch to dismiss MJ Lumb of the bowling of SW Tait for 2 in this game to take his tally of catches in T20 games to 57. He is the only fieldsman in the history of T20 games to pouch 50 plus catches.

C Kieswetter and KP Pietersen added 111 runs for the second wicket in this game providing the 121st occasion of a fifty plus runs partnership in ICC WT20. This stand also represents the 20th occasion of a fifty plus runs partnership for the second wicket in ICC WT20. This stand provides the 16th occasion ofEngland batsmen posting a fifty plus runs partnership for various wickets and the first occasion againstAustralia for any wicket in ICC WT20.

KP Pietersen completed 900 runs in T20I when he was on 36 during his knock of 47 in this game. At the end of this game, his aggregate stood at 911. He became the second batsman in T20I to aggregate 900 plus runs after BB McCullum (1081).

KP Pietersen hit four fours in this game and took his aggregate of boundary fours to 90 in T20I. He became the third batsman in T20I to total 90 plus boundary fours after BB McCullum (110) and GC Smith(94).

KP Pietersen hit four fours in this game and took his aggregate of boundary fours to 60 in ICC WT20. He became the second batsman in ICC WT20 to total 60 plus boundary fours after DPMD Jayawardene (62).

C Kieswetter and KP Pietersen added 111 runs for the second wicket in this game providing the 17th occasion of a three figure partnership in ICC WT20. This stand also represents the third occasion of a three figure partnership for the second wicket in ICC WT20. This stand provides the third occasion ofEngland batsmen posting a three figure partnership for various wickets and the first occasion againstAustralia for any wicket in ICC WT20. The three occasions are – 102 for the first wicket between RS Bopara and LJ Wright vs Netherlands at Lord’s on 05.06.09, 100 runs for the fourth wicket between PD Collingwood and KP Pietersen vs Zimbabwe at Cape Town on 13.09.07 and 111 runs for the second wicket between C Kieswetter and KP Pietersen vs Australia at Bridgetown on 16.05.10.

Thus the between 111 runs for the second wicket between C Kieswetter and KP Pietersen in this game represents England’s highest partnership for any wicket in ICC WT20. This stand also represents the first three figure partnership in the finals of ICC WT20.

MG Johnson’s lone wicket in this game gave him an aggregate of 20 wickets in ICC WT20. He became the fifth bowler to aggregate 20 plus wickets in ICC WT20. Others are – Shahid Afridi (27), Umar Gul (26), SL Malinga (25), Saeed Ajmal (23).

DP Nannes captured 14 wickets in the third edition of ICC WT20 which represent the most wickets by a bowler in a single edition of ICC WT20. Umar Gul of Pakistan had captured 13 wickets in 2007-08 edition and also in 2009 edition and held the previous record for most wickets in a single edition of ICC WT20.

Australian batsmen hit three sixes in this match to take the total number of sixes to 96 in ICC WT20.Australia now holds the record for most sixes scored by a team in ICC WT20. They wrested the previous record of 95 sixes scored by Pakistan.

The following list shows the number of sixes (more than sixes) scored against the following teams in ICC WT20 – vs India (95), vs Pakistan (78), vs South Africa (73), vs Australia (69), vs New Zealand (66), vsEngland (65) and vs Sri Lanka (61).

With a six in this game, KP Pietersen has taken his number of sixes to 17 and shares the third place jointly with DPMD Jayawardene (17) in the list of batsmen who have scored most sixes in ICC WT20. CH Gayle with 27 sixes and Yuvraj Singh with 24 sixes hold the first and second place respectively.


St. Lucia: Australia won the sensational and thrilling match by 3 wickets after beating Pakistan (The Champions of ICC T20 World Cup 2009)

DP Nannes bowled a maiden over in this game providing the 30h occasion of a bowler bowling a maiden over in ICC WT20. He is the third Australian bowler to bowl a maiden over in ICC WT20 – SW Tait vs Bangladesh at Bridgetown on 05.05.10, SPD Smith vs Sri Lanka at Bridgetown on 09.05.10 and DP Nannes vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 14.05.10. All the three bowlers have bowled a maiden in the ongoing edition of ICC WT20.

Kamran Akmal completed 600 runs in T20I in this game and his aggregate at the end of this game stood at 631. He became the 12th batsman in the history of T20I to aggregate 600 plus runs. The complete list read thus – BB McCullum (1081), KP Pietersen (864), GC Smith (751), DPMD Jayawardene (743), KC Sangakkara (711), TM Dilshan (678), Kamran Akmal (631), G Gambhir (621), ST Jayasuriya (621), CH Gayle (603), Shoaib Malik (603) and DA Warner (600).

Kamran Akmal completed 600 runs as wicket keeper in T20I and his aggregate at the end of the game stood at 610. He is the third wicket keeper batsman to complete 600 plus runs in ICC WT20. The other two are – KC Sangakkara of Sri Lanka (711) and BB McCullum of New Zealand (620).

Kamran Akmal’s 50 in this game represents his fifth fifty in T20I – 59* vs Australia at Dubai on 07.05.09, 57 vs Ireland at The Oval on 15.06.09, 64 vs Australia at Melbourne on 05.02.10, 73 vs Bangladesh at Gros Islet on 01.05.10 and 50 vs Australia at Gros Islet on 14.05.10.

KC Sangakkara (06), BB McCullum (05) and Kamran Akmal (05) are the three wicket keeper batsmen to score five or more fifties in T20I.

Kamran Akmal with his five fifties became the ninth batsman in T20I to register five or more fifties. The complete list read thus – BB McCullum (07), G Gambhir (06). CH Gayle (06), KC Sangakkara (06), TM Dilshan (05), DPMD Jayawardene (05), Kamran Akmal (05), KP Pietersen (05) and Yuvraj Singh (05).

Kamran Akmal’s 50. Umar Akmal’s 56 not out and MEK Hussey’s 60 not out in this game provide the ninth, tenth and eleventh occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty in the semi finals of the ICC WT20. The other occasions are – 59 by Imran Nazir of Pakistan vs New Zealand at Cape Town on 22.09.07, 70 byYuvraj Singh of India vs Australia at Durban on 22.09.07, 62 by ML Hayden of Australia vs India at Durban on 22.09.07, 51 by Shahid Afridi of Pakistan vs South Africa at Nottingham on 18.06.09, 64 by JH Kallis of South Africa vs Pakistan on 18.06.09, 96* by TM Dilshan of Sri Lanka vs West Indies at The Oval on 19.06.09, 63* by CH Gayle of West Indies vs Sri Lanka at The Oval on 19.06.09, 58 by AD Mathews of Sri Lanka vs England at Gros Islet on 13.05.09, 50 by Kamran Akmal of Pakistan vs Australia at Gros Islet on 14.05.09, 56 not out by Umar Akmal of Pakistan vs Austrlia at Gros Islet on 14.05.09 and 60 not out by MEK Hussey of Australia vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 14.05.09.

Kamran Akmal’s 50 and Umar Akmals’ 56 not out in this game provide the third and fourth occasion of aPakistan batsman scoring a fifty in the semi finals of ICC WT20 – 59 by Imran Nazir of Pakistan vs New Zealand at Cape Town on 22.09.07, 51 by Shahid Afridi of Pakistan vs South Africa at Nottingham on 18.06.09, 50 by Kamran Akmal of Pakistan vs Australia at Gros Islet on 14.05.09 and 56 not out by Umar Akmal of Pakistan vs Austrlaia at Gros Islet on 14.05.09.

MEK Hussey’s 60 not out in this game provide the second occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty in the semi finals of ICC WT20. ML Hayden’s 62 vs India at Durban on 22.09.07 provides the other occasion.

This is the first semi final in ICC WT20 which has witnessed three fifties in a game – Kamran Akmal’s 50 and Umar Akmals’ 56 not out for Pakistan and MEK Hussey’s 60 not out for Australia.

At the end of this game Kamran Akmal’s aggregate stood at 412 in ICC WT20, He became the eighth batsman to score 400 plus runs in ICC WT20. The complete list read thus – DPMD Jayawardene (615), KP Pietersen (533), TM Dilshan (453), G Gambhir (444), CH Gayle (442), KC Sangakkara (420), Kamran Akmal (412) and JH Kallis (409).

For the first time in the history of ICC WT20, two brothers scored fifties in the same innings – Kamran Akmal (54) and Umar Akmal (56 not out).

Kamran Akmal’s 50 and Umar Akmal’s 56 not out provide the 90th and 91st occasion of a batsman scoring fifty in ICC WT20. Their knocks represents the 15th and 16th occasion of Pakistan batsman scoring fifty in ICC WT20.

Kamran Akmal’s 50 and Umar Akmal’s 56 not out in this game provide the 12th occasion of two batsmen scoring fifties in an innings in ICC WT20. Pakistan batsman performed such a feat on two occasions. They emulated Sri Lankan batsmen who also have four such performances to their credit.

The feat by Akmal brothers in this innings provides the fifth such occasion in the third edition of ICC WT20.

Kamran Akmal and Salman Butt added 82 runs for the first wicket in this game providing the 118th occasion of a fifty plus runs partnership in ICC WT20. This stand represents the 34th occasion of a fifty plus runs partnership for the first wicket in ICC WT20. This stand also represents the 13th occasion ofPakistan batsmen posting fifty plus runs partnership in ICC WT20 and also represents the second occasion of Pakistan batsmen posting fifty plus runs partnership against Australia. The first occasion was the 119* runs stand for the fifth wicket between Misbah-ul-Haq and Shoaib Malik at Jo’burg on 18.09.07.

Abdul Razaq and Misbah-ul-Haq were dismissed run out in this game providing the 89th and 90th occasion of a batsman dismissed run out in ICC WT20. Misbah-ul-Haq’s run out for zero represents the eleventh occasion of a batsman run out for zero in ICC WT20.

Misbah-ul-Haq became the fourth batsman in ICC WT20 to be dismissed run out for zero without facing a delivery. The other three batsmen are – DL Vettori of New Zealand vs Pakistan at Cape Town on 22.09.07, Mohammad Aamer of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka at Lord’s on 12.06.09 and MH Yardy of England vs Ireland at Providence on 04.05.10.

DA Warner took three catches in this game. He became the tenth fieldsman to pouch three or more catches in an innings in ICC WT20. The complete list read thus – DJG Sammy of West Indies (04) vsIreland at Providence on 30.04.10, B Lee of Australia (03) vs Sri Lanka at Cape Town on 20.09.07, SJ Benn of West Indies (03) vs Australia at The Oval on 06.06.09, LMP Simmons of West Indies vs India at Lord’s on 12.09.09, AB de Villiers of South Africa (03) vs India at Nottingham on 16.06.09, NL McCullum of New Zealand (03) vs Sri Lanka at Providence on 30.04.10, MEK Hussey of Australia (03) vs Bangladesh at Bridgetown on 05.05.10, Nowraz Mangal of Afghanistan (03) vs South Africa at at Bridgetown on 05.05.10, HH Gibbs of South Africa (03) vs New Zealand at Bridgetown on 06.05.10 and DA Warner of Australia (03) vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 14.05.10.

DA Warner became the third Australian fieldsman to pouch three catches in an innings – B Lee ofAustralia (03) vs Sri Lanka at Cape Town on 20.09.07, MEK Hussey of Australia (03) vs Bangladesh at Bridgetown on 05.05.10 and DA Warner of Australia (03) vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 14.05.10.

DA Warner earned the distinction of becoming the first fieldsman to pouch three catches in an innings against Pakistan in ICC WT20.

Kamran Akmal effected three stumpings in this game to become the only wicket keeper to effect three or more stumpings dismissals on two occasions in an innings in ICC WT20. He has effected four stumpings against Netherlands at Lord’s on 09.06.09.

His three dismissals in this game provide the third occasion of a wicket keeper effecting three of more dismissals in an innings in ICC WT20. Apart from Kamran Akmal who has done it on two occasions, Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh is the other wicket keeper who has three dismissals to his credit againstWest Indies at Johannesburg on 13.09.07.

At the end of this game, Kamran Akmal’s aggregate of dismissals stood at 21 which include 07 catches and 14 stumpings which is a record for most dismissals by a wicket keeper in ICC WT20. He is the only wicket keeper in ICC WT20 to effect 20 plus dismissals. His 14 stumpings is also a record for most stumpings effected by a wicket keeper in ICC WT20.

Kamran Akmal’s three stumping dismissals in this boosted the number of dismissals in ICC WT20 to 44. Australian batsmen have been dismissed stumped on six occasions in ICC WT20.

BJ Haddin’s dismissal stumped in this game provides the fifth occasion of a wicket keeper batsman stumped in ICC WT20 – KC Sangakkara of Sri Lanka for 15 vs Pakistan at Lord’s on 12.06.09, NJ O’Brien of Ireland for 31 vs Sri Lanka at Lord’s on 14.06.09, Kamran Akmal of Pakistan for 37 vs Sri Lanka at Lord’s on 21.06.09, BJ Haddin of Australia for 8 vs India at Bridgetown on 07.05.10 and BJ Haddin ofAustralia for 25 vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 14.05.10.

BJ Haddin is the only wicket keeper to be dismissed stumped on two occasions in ICC WT20.

KA Pollard (03), DJ Bravo (02) and BJ Haddin (02) are the three batsmen who have been dismissed stumped on two or more occasions in ICC WT20.

MJ Clarke’s dismissal stumped in this game for 17 provide the fifth occasion of a captain dismissed stumped in ICC WT20. The five occasions are – Shoaib Malik of Pakistan for 11 vs Scotland at Durban on 12.09.07, RR Sarwan of West Indies for 5 vs Bangladesh at Johannesburg on 13.09.07, BB McCullum of New Zealand for 57 vs South Africa at Lord’s on 09.06.09, KC Sangakkara of Sri Lanka for 15 vs Pakistanat Lord’s on 12.06.09 and MJ Clarke of Australia for 17 vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 14.05.10.

MJ Clarke and KC Sangakkara are the two captains who have been dismissed stumped against Pakistanin ICC WT20.

DJ Hussey with a six in his knock of 13 in this game took his aggregate of sixes in T20 games to 120. He stands second in the list of batsmen who have hit most sixes in T20 games. LRPL Taylor leads the table with 124 sixes to his credit. BB McCullum (107) is the other batsman who has an aggregate of 100 plus sixes in T20 games.

MEK Hussey’s 60 not out in this game provide the 92nd occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty in ICC WT20. His knock provides the eleventh occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty in ICC WT20. This knock represents MEK Hussey’s highest individual score and his maiden fifty in ICC WT20. His previous best was 47 not out vs Bangladesh at Bridgetown on 05.05.10.

MEK Hussey became the first batsman to score a fifty while batting at number seven in ICC WT20 when he scored 60 not out in this game. His knock represents the highest individual score by a batsman batting at number seven in ICC WT20. The previous best by a batsman batting at number seven was also credited to MEK Hussey who had made 47 not out against Bangladesh at Bridgetown on 05.05.10.

MEK Hussey and MG Johnson added 53 runs in an unfinished partnership for the eighth wicket in this game providing the 119th occasion of a fifty plus runs partnership in ICC WT20. This stand represents the 12th occasion of a fifty plus runs partnership posted by Australian batsmen in ICC WT20.

MEK Hussey and MG Johnson added 53 runs in an unfinished partnership for the eighth wicket in this game providing the very first occasion of a fifty plus runs partnership for the eighth wicket in ICC WT20 and thus constituting a record stand for the eighth wicket. The previous best was 47 runs partnership between RG Sharma and Harbhajan Singh in the game between India and Australia at Bridgetown on 07.05.10.

This match witnessed three fifties – Kamran Akmal (50), Umar Akmal (56*) and MEK Hussey (60*) – providing the seventh occasion of match containing three fifties in ICC WT20.

This game was won by Australia with a ball to spare providing the fourth occasion of a team winning a game with a ball remaining. The four occasions are – Zimbabwe won by five wickets against Australia at Cape Town on 12.09.07, New Zealand won by two wickets against Sri Lanka at Providence on 30.04.10,West Indies won by eight wickets against England at Providence on 03.05.10 and Australia won by three wickets against Pakistan at Gros Islet on 14.05.10.

MEK Hussey scored six sixes in his knock of 60 not out in this game providing the ninth occasion of a batsman scoring six sixes innings in ICC WT20. The nine occasions read thus – Yuvraj Singh of India (07) vs England at Durban on 19.09.07, DA Warner of Australia vs India at Bridgetown on 07.05.10, CH Gayle of West Indies (07) vs India at Bridgetown on 09.05.10, JM Kemp of South Africa (06) vs New Zealand at Durban on 19.09.07, CH Gayle of West Indies (06) vs Australia at The Oval on 06.06.09, AB de Villiers of South Africa (06) vs Scotland at The Oval on 07.06.09, SR Watson of Australia (06) vs India at Bridgetown on 07.05.10, CL White of Australia (06) vs Sri Lanka at Bridgetown on 09.05.10 and MEK Hussey ofAustralia (06) vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 14.05.10.

MEK Hussey became the fourth Australian batsman to score six or more sixes in an innings in ICC WT20 – DA Warner of Australia vs India at Bridgetown on 07.05.10, SR Watson of Australia (06) vs India at Bridgetown on 07.05.10, CL White of Australia (06) vs Sri Lanka at Bridgetown on 09.05.10 and MEK Hussey of Australia (06) vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 14.05.10.

MEK Hussey earned the distinction of becoming the first batsman to score six sixes in an innings againstPakistan in ICC WT20.

Kamran Akmal’s 50 and Umar Akmal’s 56 not out in this game were in a losing cause providing the 29th and 30th occasion of a batsman’s fifty going in vain in ICC WT20. The following are the four Pakistanbatsmen whose fifties have gone in vain – Younis Khan’s 50 vs Sri Lanka at Lord’s on 12.06.09, Salman Butt’s 67 not out vs New Zealand at Bridgetown on 08.05.10, Kamran Akmal’s 50 vs Australia at Gros Islet on 14.05.10 and Umar Akmal’s 56 not out vs Australia at Gros Islet on 14.05.10.

This game provides the first occasion of two batsmen’s fifties going in vain in ICC WT20 – Kamran Akmal’s 50 and Umar Akmal’s 56 not out in this game could not win the game for Australia.

Australia won this game by chasing the target of 192. It is the second occasion that a team has chased a target in excess of 190 and won the game. South Africa had won the game by chasing a target of 206 set by West Indies at Jo’burg on 11.09.07, the inaugural game of ICC WT20. It is interesting to note that on both these occasions, the winning team has inserted the opposition.

This semi final witnessed the following new records in ICC WT20 – Three batsmen scoring fifties in a semi final, highest individual score by a batsman batting at number seven, highest partnership for the eighth wicket, brothers scoring fifties in the same game, Kamran Akmal becoming the only wicket keeper to effect three or more stumpings on two occasions.


St. Lucia: Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has a theory on how his team manage to inch in just when the final boarding call is made for the line-up in the knockout stages of a tournament.

“We wait for others to fire at us first before we mount our attack,” he said on Thursday, analysing his team’s backdoor entry into the ICC World Twenty20 semi-finals. “On a serious note,” he added, “we should have played better but we are lucky.”

His Australian counterpart, Michael Clarke does not need to make any such statement ahead of the match.

Friday afternoon will see Round Two of Australia versus Pakistan, in very similar settings of the Beausejour Stadium, as the latter look to defend their crown against the best side in the tournament this time.

But there could not be two more different sets vis-a-vis their approach: while Australia have beaten their opponents with ruthless precision, Pakistan have worked bare minimum but clinched the two critical victories required to sneak into the last four.

On the batting front, both weigh more or less similar. Kamran Akmal and Salman Butt have managed to give the same starts, if not as flashy, as David Warner and Shane Watson, while Misbah-ul-Haq and Umar Akmal have held the team together, like Mike Hussey and Michael Clarke have for Australia. Then there’s Afridi and Cameron White, respectively, to provide the late sparks.

But it’s the bowling that will decide whether Pakistan reach their third successive ICC World Twenty20 final or Australia earn their first shot at the title.

Beating the speed gun

For Australia, Dirk Nannes, Shaun Tait and Mitchell Johnson have been in regular business in St Lucia. Though Steven Smith has caught everyone’s attention, the leg-spinner will come under severe scrutiny from the Pakistan batsmen, who will hunt him down as the weak link.

Pakistan’s problems lie with the new ball: while Mohammad Asif does not enjoy the skipper’s confidence, Mohammad Sami has not reposed the faith yet. The spin trio – Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman and Mohammad Hafeez – has served the team well so far, with skipper Afridi himself completing the quartet and bailing out the team on more than one occasion.

Batting first will be a bonus on a wicket expected to slow down and be more sensitive to wear and tear. The bigger boundaries will test the power-hitters.

Calling Friday’s clash a “huge game” for the team, Clarke said: “It’s going to be tough for us. Pakistan have several spinners, and they have class. They have players with a lot of international exposure and we need to play like we have played throughout this tournament. We need to be at our best, both physically and mentally, to play against Pakistan because they are a very good team.”

Afridi returned the compliment with a straight bat: “Australia have now learnt how to play T20 cricket. They have a strong batting and bowling line-up. But we played them on this ground in the first round and we know the areas where Shane Watson and David Warner play their shots. We have a plan for them.”

Afridi said Pakistan would play to their strengths. “We have three genuine spinners who can use the conditions very well. Abdur Rehman and Saeed Ajmal have been bowling well and we are confident that they will perform in this crucial game.”

Pakistan have been consistent in this format, while Australia have been consistent in this edition. One of the two will snap at the end of the afternoon but by then it’s expected to be a great contest.


St. Lucia: Today is the day, where the big clash between the Green Shirts and Kangaroos will take place. The 2nd Semi-Final of T20 World Cup 2010.

Both the team are ready but Pakistani Middle Order batsman Akmal is doubtful against Australia, as he was taken to the local hospital after he complained of back-pain, he passed through the MRI scan, the report will issue today. Umar Akmal played well against South Africa in the Pakistan last Match.


West Indies: Pakistani Left handed bowler Muhammad Aamer bowled the best over of the T20 World Cup 2010 and also set a world record against Australia.

He got 3 wickets, two run-outs, total 5 wickets in his maiden over against Australia. The last over of the Australian innings was very bad for Australia.

Have, a look:

He hooked up the Kangroos with his bowling, the 2nd Semi-Final will play in between Pakistan and Australia, so Australia have to be much more careful from Pakistan, specially Muhammad Aamer.


List of Test or One-day International Cricket families is a list of families and their members who are associated with Test or ODI cricket.

Australia

Alderman/Emerson

  • Terry Alderman
  • Denise Emerson
  • Ross Emerson

Alderman’s sister Denise Emerson is married to former Test umpire Ross Emerson and herself played seven Tests for the Australian women’s cricket team.

Archer

  • Ken Archer
  • Ron Archer

Ken and Ron were brothers.

Bannerman

  • Alec Bannerman
  • Charles Bannerman

Alec and Charles were brothers.

Benaud

  • Richie Benaud – (captain)
  • John Benaud

Richie and John are brothers.

Campbell/Ponting

  • Greg Campbell
  • Ricky Ponting

Ponting is the nephew of Campbell.

Chappell/Richardson

  • Vic Richardson – (captain)
  • Ian Chappell – (captain)
  • Greg Chappell – (captain)
  • Trevor Chappell

Ian, Greg and Trevor Chappell are brothers and grandsons of Vic Richardson.

Gregory

  • Dave Gregory (captain)
  • Ned Gregory
  • Syd Gregory (captain)
  • Harry Donnan
  • Jack Gregory

Dave and Ned were brothers in a family of 6 cricketing brothers. Dave and Ned made their Test debut in the same match, the first recognised Test match (played in 1877 between Australia and England in Melbourne). Syd was Ned’s son, and Harry Donnan was Ned’s son-in-law. Jack was Dave and Ned’s nephew.

Harvey

  • Neil Harvey
  • Merv Harvey
  • Mick Harvey

Neil and Merv were brothers. Another brother, Mick was a Test umpire.

Hussey

  • Michael Hussey
  • David Hussey

Michael and David are brothers.

Laughlin

  • Trevor Laughlin
  • Ben Laughlin

Ben is the son of Trevor.

Lee

  • Brett Lee
  • Shane Lee

Brett and Shane are brothers.

Lehmann/White

  • Darren Lehmann
  • Craig White (England)

Darren and Craig are brothers-in-law, Darren is married to Craig’s sister Andrea.

Marsh

  • Geoff Marsh
  • Shaun Marsh

Geoff is Shaun’s father.

Shevill/Blade

  • Essie Shevill
  • Rene Shevill
  • Fernie Blade (née Shevill)

All three were sisters and played Test cricket in the Australian women’s cricket team. Rene and Fernie were twins.

Trumble

  • Hugh Trumble
  • John Trumble

Hugh and John were brothers.

Waugh

  • Mark Waugh
  • Steve Waugh (captain)

Mark and Steve are fraternal twin brothers.

Bangladesh

Iqbal/Khan

  • Akram Khan
  • Nafees Iqbal
  • Tamim Iqbal

Nafees is the nephew of Akram and brother of Tamim.

Canada

Mulla

  • Asif Mulla
  • Mohsin Mulla

Asif and Mohsin are brothers.

England

Broad

  • Chris Broad
  • Stuart Broad

Stuart is the son of Chris.

Butcher

  • Alan Butcher
  • Mark Butcher (captain)

Mark is the son of Alan.

Cowdrey

  • Colin Cowdrey (captain)
  • Chris Cowdrey (captain)

Chris is the son of Colin.

Gilligan

  • Arthur Gilligan (captain)
  • Harold Gilligan (captain)

The Gilligans were brothers.

Grace

  • W. G. Grace (captain)
  • E. M. Grace
  • G.F.Grace

All were brothers, from a large family of cricketers. All three brothers played in the same match against Australia at The Oval in 1880.

Greig

  • Tony Greig (captain)
  • Ian Greig

Tony and Ian are brothers both born in South Africa but represented England.

Gunn

  • Billy Gunn
  • John Gunn
  • George Gunn

George and John were brothers and nephews of Billy. George’s son G.V. Gunn played for Nottinghamshire.

Hardstaff

  • Joe Hardstaff senior
  • Joe Hardstaff junior

Hearne

  • Frank Hearne
  • Alec Hearne
  • George Gibbons Hearne
  • John Thomas Hearne

Frank, George and Alec were brothers, and John was their cousin, from a large family of cricketers.

Frank Hearne played Test cricket for England against South Africa and later, having settled in South Africa, for South Africa against England. In the Cape Town Test of 1891-92, Frank played for South Africa while his two brothers and cousin were playing for England. Frank’s son, George, also played for South Africa.

Hollioake

  • Adam Hollioake (captain)
  • Ben Hollioake

Adam and Ben were brothers.

Hutton

  • Sir Leonard Hutton (captain)
  • Richard Hutton

Sir Leonard was Richard’s father.

Jones

  • Jeff Jones
  • Simon Jones

Jeff is Simon’s father.

Lloyd

  • David Lloyd (coach)
  • Graham Lloyd

Graham was the son of David.

Mann

  • Frank Mann (captain)
  • George Mann (captain)

George was the son of Frank.

Parks

  • Jim Parks, Sr.
  • Jim Parks, Jr.

Prideaux/Westbrook

  • Roger Prideaux
  • Ruth Westbrook

Prideaux and Westbrook were married and both played in Tests for their country[1]

Pringle

  • Don Pringle
  • Derek Pringle

Don is the father of Derek. Don played for East Africa in the 1975 World Cup.

Ranjitsinhji/Duleepsinhji

  • Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji
  • KS Duleepsinhji

Duleep was Ranji’s nephew.

  • Ajay Jadeja

Ajay is great grand nephew of Duleep.

Richardson

  • Peter Richardson
  • Dick Richardson

Peter is the older brother of Dick.

Sidebottom

  • Arnie Sidebottom
  • Ryan Sidebottom

Arnie is the father of Ryan

Smith

  • Chris Smith
  • Robin Smith

Chris is the older brother of Robin.

Stewart

  • Micky Stewart
  • Alec Stewart (captain)

Alec is the son of Micky.

Stewart/Butcher

  • Alec Stewart
  • Mark Butcher

Alec and Mark were brothers-in-law. At one time in their respective playing careers, Butcher was married to Stewart’s sister Judy.

Studd

  • George Studd
  • Charles Studd

George was the older brother of Charles.

Tate

  • Fred Tate
  • Maurice Tate

Maurice was the son of Fred.

Townsend

  • Charlie Townsend
  • David Townsend

David was the son of Charlie.

Tremlett

  • Maurice Tremlett
  • Chris Tremlett

Chris is Maurice’s grandson.

Tyldesley/Vaughan

  • Ernest Tyldesley
  • Johnny Tyldesley
  • Michael Vaughan (captain)

Ernest and Johnny were brothers. Michael is the great grandson of one of the sisters of Johnny and Ernest.[1]

White/Lehmann

  • Darren Lehmann (Australia)
  • Craig White

Darren and Craig are brothers-in-law, Darren is married to Craig’s sister Andrea.

Wilson

  • Clem Wilson
  • Rockley Wilson

Clem was the older brother of Rockley.

India

Ali

  • Wazir Ali
  • Nazir Ali

Wazir Ali and Nazir Ali were brothers. They both made their Test debut in India’s inaugural Test match, against England at Lord’s in 1932. Wazir Ali’s son, Khalid Wazir played Test cricket for Pakistan.

Amarnath

  • Lala Amarnath
  • Surinder Amarnath
  • Mohinder Amarnath

Surinder and Mohinder are sons of Lala.

Amar Singh/Ramji

  • L. Amar Singh
  • Ladha Ramji

They were brothers.

Apte

  • Madhav Apte
  • Arvind Apte

The Aptes were brothers.

Gaekwad

  • Datta Gaekwad
  • Anshuman Gaekwad

Anshuman is the son of Datta

Gavaskar

  • Sunil Gavaskar
  • Rohan Gavaskar
  • Madhav Mantri
  • Gundappa Viswanath

Sunil Gavaskar is Rohan’s father and Mantri’s nephew. Viswanath is married to Sunil Gavaskar’s sister Kavita.

Ghulam Ahmed/Asif Iqbal

  • Ghulam Ahmed
  • Asif Iqbal

Ghulam Ahmed was the uncle of the Asif who represented Pakistan in Test cricket.

Gupte

  • Subhash Gupte
  • Baloo Gupte

Subhash was the elder brother of Baloo.

Kanitkar

  • Hemant Kanitkar
  • Hrishikesh Kanitkar

Hrishikesh is the son of Hemant.

Khan/Jilani

  • Jahangir Khan
  • Baqa Jilani

There were brothers in law.

[Kripal/Milkha

  • A. G. Kripal Singh
  • A. G. Milkha Singh

They were brothers.

=Manjrekar

  • Vijay Manjrekar
  • Sanjay Manjrekar
  • Dattaram Hindlekar

Vijay Manjrekar was the father of Sanjay and the nephew of Hindlekar.

Mankad

  • Vinoo Mankad
  • Ashok Mankad

Vinoo was the father of Ashok. Rahul Mankad, another son of Vinoo, was a first class cricketer.

Nayudu

  • C. K. Nayudu
  • C. S. Nayudu

C.K. was the elder brother of C.S.

Pataudi

  • Iftikhar Ali Khan, Nawab of Pataudi, senior (captain)
  • Mansur Ali Khan, Nawab of Pataudi, junior (captain)

Iftikhar was Mansur’s father. Iftikhar played three Tests for England, before captaining the Indian team that toured England in 1946.

Pathan

  • Irfan Pathan
  • Yusuf Pathan

Irfan and Yusuf are half brothers.

Powar

  • Ramesh Powar
  • Kiran Powar

Ramesh is the older brother of Kiran and has played ODI cricket for India. Kiran has played First-class cricket for Mumbai and Assam.

Roy

  • Pankaj Roy
  • Pranab Roy
  • Ambar Roy

Pankaj was the father of Pranab and the uncle of Ambar

Rathour

  • Vikram Rathour
  • Aashish Kapoor

Brothers in law

Sharma

  • Yashpal Sharma
  • Chetan Sharma

Yashpal is the uncle of Chetan.

Singh

  • Yuvraj Singh
  • Yograj Singh

Yograj Singh is Yuvraj’s father. Yograj played just one Test against New Zealand in 1981.

Srikkanth

  • Krishnamachari Srikkanth
  • Anirudha Srikkanth

Anirudha is the son of Kris Srikkanth

Ireland

Joyce

  • Dominick Joyce
  • Ed Joyce
  • Cecelia Joyce
  • Isobel Joyce

All are siblings who have played Test and/or ODI cricket in the Irish men’s and women’s cricket teams. Dominick and Ed made their debuts for opposite teams, Ireland and England respectively

Mooney

  • John Mooney
  • Paul Mooney

John and Paul are brothers

O’Brien

  • Kevin O’Brien
  • Niall O’Brien

Kevin and Niall are brothers and played together in the 2007 World Cup

Kenya

Odhiambo/Onyango

  • Nehemiah Odhiambo
  • Lameck Onyango

Nehemiah and Lameck are brothers

Obuya/Otieno

  • Collins Obuya
  • David Obuya
  • Kennedy Otieno

All three are brothers

Odumbe

  • Edward Odumbe
  • Maurice Odumbe

Edward and Maurice are brothers

Suji

  • Anthony Suji
  • Martin Suji

Anthony and Martin are brothers

Tikolo

  • David Tikolo
  • Steve Tikolo

David is the older brother of Steve

Namibia

Burger

  • Jan-Berrie Burger
  • Louis Burger
  • Sarel Burger

All three are brothers

Kotze

  • Bjorn Kotze
  • Deon Kotze

Bjorn and Deon are brothers

Netherlands

Mol

  • Geert-Maarten Mol
  • Hendrik-Jan Mol

Geert and Hendrik are brothers

New Zealand

Anderson

  • Robert Anderson
  • Mac Anderson

William “Mac” Anderson was Robert’s father.

Astle/McMillan

  • Nathan Astle
  • Craig McMillan

Nathan and Craig are brothers in law

Bracewell

  • Brendon Bracewell
  • John Bracewell

Brendon and John Bracewell are brothers.

Bradburn

  • Wynne Bradburn
  • Grant Bradburn

Grant was the son of Wynne.

Cairns

  • Lance Cairns
  • Chris Cairns

Chris is the son of Lance.

Crowe

  • Jeff Crowe
  • Martin Crowe

Jeff and Martin are brothers, cousins of Russell Crowe.

Hadlee

  • Walter Hadlee
  • Barry Hadlee
  • Dayle Hadlee
  • Richard Hadlee
  • Karen Hadlee

Walter is the father of brothers Barry, Dayle and Richard. Karen, who played in one One-day International for the New Zealand women’s cricket team against England in 1977-78 was married to Richard.[1]

Harris

  • Zin Harris
  • Chris Harris

Parke “Zin” Harris is the father of Chris Harris.

Hart

  • Matthew Hart
  • Robert Hart

Matthew was the older brother of Robert.

Horne

  • Matthew Horne
  • Phil Horne

Matt and Phil Horne are brothers.

Howarth

  • Geoffrey Howarth
  • Hedley Howarth

Geoff and Hedley Howarth are brothers.

Marshall

  • Hamish Marshall
  • James Marshall

Hamish and James are twin brothers.

McCullum

  • Brendon McCullum
  • Nathan McCullum

Nathan is the older brother of Brendon.

McGlashan

  • Peter McGlashan
  • Sara McGlashan

Sara is the younger sister of Peter.

Parker

  • John Parker
  • Murray Parker

John and Murray are brothers.

Redmond

  • Aaron Redmond
  • Rodney Redmond

Rodney is Aaron’s father

Reid

  • John Reid (captain)
  • Richard Reid

John is Richard’s father.

NB: John Fulton Reid is unrelated, but is the cousin of Australian Test and ODI player Bruce Reid.

Signal

  • Rose Signal
  • Liz Signal

Rose and Liz are twin sisters and were the first instance of twins playing in the same Test: New Zealand women against England in 1984.

Snedden

  • Colin Snedden
  • Martin Snedden

Colin is Martin’s uncle.

Vivian

  • Graham Vivian
  • Giff Vivian

Giff was Graham’s father.

Webb

  • Murray Webb
  • Richard Webb

Murray and Richard are brothers. Note: Murray Webb played only Tests; Richard played only one-day internationals.

Pakistan

Akmal

  • Kamran Akmal
  • Umar Akmal

Kamran is the elder brother of Umar

Dalpat/Kaneria

  • Anil Dalpat
  • Danish Kaneria

They are cousins

Burki/Khan

  • Imran Khan
  • Javed Burki
  • Majid Khan
  • Bazid Khan

The first three are cousins. Baqa Jilani who was the uncle of the three, and Jahangir Khan who was the father of Majid played Test cricket for India. Bazid Khan is the son of Majid.

Elahi

  • Manzoor Elahi
  • Zahoor Elahi
  • Saleem Elahi

All three are brothers.

Iqbal/Miandad

  • Javed Miandad
  • Faisal Iqbal

Javed is the uncle of Faisal

Mohammad

  • Hanif Mohammad
  • Mushtaq Mohammad
  • Sadiq Mohammad
  • Wazir Mohammad
  • Shoaib Mohammad

Hanif, Mushtaq, Sadiq and Wazir are brothers. A fifth brother Raees was once twelfth man for Pakistan. Hanif, Mushtaq and Sadiq all played against New Zealand at Karachi in 1969-70. Hanif is the father of Shoaib.

Raja

  • Wasim Raja
  • Rameez Raja

Wasim and Rameez are brothers.

Scotland

Haq/Hussain

  • Omer Hussain
  • Majid Haq

Both men are cousins.[2]

Sri Lanka

Ranatunga

  • Arjuna Ranatunga
  • Dammika Ranatunga
  • Sanjeeva Ranatunga
  • Nishantha Ranatunga

All four were brothers.

Samaraweera

  • Dulip Samaraweera
  • Thilan Samaraweera

Dulip and Thilan are brothers

Warnapura

  • Bandula Warnapura
  • Malinda Warnapura

Bandula is the uncle of Malinda

Wettimuny

  • Mithra Wettimuny
  • Sidath Wettimuny
  • Sunil Wettimuny

All three are brothers

South Africa

Callaghan/Kemp

  • David Callaghan
  • Justin Kemp

David and Justin are cousins

Kirsten

  • Gary Kirsten
  • Peter Kirsten

Gary and Peter are half-brothers.

Morkel

  • Albie Morkel
  • Morne Morkel

Albie and Morne are brothers

Pollock

  • Peter Pollock
  • Graeme Pollock
  • Shaun Pollock

Peter and Graeme are brothers; Peter is Shaun’s father.

Tancred

  • Bernard Tancred
  • Louis Tancred
  • Vincent Tancred

All three were brothers.

West Indies

Bravo

  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Darren Bravo

Both are half-brothers.

Browne/Browne-John

  • Beverly Browne
  • Louise Browne
  • Anne Browne-John

All three are sisters. Beverley and Louise played for the West Indian women’s cricket team. Anne was coach.

Croft/Hunte

  • Colin Croft
  • Conrad Hunte

Colin Croft’s father was a cousin of Conrad Hunte, Colin played for Guyana whilst Conrad played for Barbados, both played for the West Indies.

Collins/Edwards

  • Pedro Collins
  • Fidel Edwards

Fidel and Pedro are half-brothers.

Ganga

  • Darren Ganga
  • Sherwin Ganga

Darren is the older brother of Sherwin.

Gibbs/Lloyd

  • Lance Gibbs
  • Clive Lloyd

Both are cousins.

Grant

  • Jackie Grant
  • Rolph Grant

Both brothers captained the West Indies side.

Headley

  • George Headley
  • Ron Headley

George was Ron’s father. Ron’s son (and George’s grandson), Dean Headley, played Test cricket for England.

Holford/Sobers

  • David Holford
  • Sir Garfield Sobers

Both are cousins.

Kallicharan/Nagamootoo

  • Alvin Kallicharan
  • Mahendra Nagamootoo

Alvin is Mahendra’s uncle. Both played for the West Indies and Guyana. Alvin’s brother Derek also played for Guyana as did Mahendra’s brother Vishal.

Kanhai/Nagamootoo

  • Rohan Kanhai
  • Mahendra Nagamootoo

Rohan is Mahendra’s uncle. Both played for the West Indies and Guyana.

Murray/Weekes

  • David Murray
  • Sir Everton Weekes

David is Everton’s son. Both played for the West Indies and Barbados. David’s son Ricky Hoyte also played for Barbados

Samuels

  • Marlon Samuels
  • Robert Samuels

Robert is the older brother of Marlon

Stollmeyer

  • Jeffrey Stollmeyer
  • Victor Stollmeyer

The Stollmeyer brothers played cricket for the West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago.

Zimbabwe

Flower

  • Grant Flower
  • Andy Flower (captain)

Grant and Andy are brothers.

Jarvis

  • Malcolm Jarvis
  • Kyle Jarvis

Malcolm is the father of Kyle

Masakadza

  • Hamilton Masakadza
  • Shingirai Masakadza

Hamilton and Shingirai are brothers

Rennie

  • Gavin Rennie
  • John Rennie

Gavin and John are brothers.

Strang

  • Bryan Strang
  • Paul Strang

Bryan and Paul are brothers.

Note: All three pairs of Flowers, Rennies and Strangs played together against New Zealand at Harare in September 1997.[2]

Waller

  • Andy Waller
  • Malcolm Waller

Andy is the father of Malcolm

Whittall

  • Andrew Whittall
  • Guy Whittall

Andrew and Guy are cousins.


St. Lucia: Caribbean is ready for the Semi-Finals. The whole World is waiting for the Semi-Final and for the new Champion of T20 World Cup.

The First Semi-Final will play on Thursday [May 13, 2010] between England and Sir Lanka at St. Lucia. Both teams are ready for this big match.

The Second Semi-Final will play on Friday [May 14, 2010] between Australia and Pakistan at St. Lucia. Both teams are excited.

Pakistan will try to defend as they’re the T20 Champions [2009].

Schedule of Semi-Finals of T20 World Cup – 2010 West Indies

1ST Semi-Final

Day               Date                       Time                    Team vs Team               Venue

Thursday     May 13, 2010     15:30 [GMT]        England vs Sir Lanka       St. Lucia

2nd Semi-Final

Day                  Date                        Time                   Team vs Team               Venue

Friday          May 14, 2010     15:30 [GMT]        Australia vs Pakistan        St. Lucia


St. Lucia:  West Indies faced almost certain exit from the Twenty20 World Cup after making just 105 all out against Australia in their final Super Eights match in St Lucia on Tuesday.

Australia and Sri Lanka will qualify from the group unless West Indies produce a highly unlikely turnaround after the break.

A passionate capacity crowd at Beausejour Stadium were hoping for a real fight from the home side but they crumbled after skipper Chris Gayle was clean bowled by Dirk Nannes with the third delivery of the game.

Shivnarine Chanderpau and Ramnaresh Sarwan put on 34, the highest partnership in the innings, but even though Sarwan stuck around it was largely to witness wickets tumbling at the other end.

Brief scores:

West Indies: 105, 19 overs (S Smith 3-20)

Australia: 109-4, 16.2 overs

Australia won by six wickets.


St. Lucia: Sir Lanka won the sensational but terrific match against India by 5 wickets. Sir Lanka needed 3 runs from last ball but Chamara Kapugedara struck a SIX at the last ball.

Toss:

India won the toss and chose to bat first.

Indian Innings:

Dinesh Karthik and Gautam Gambhir were the opening batsman from India.

Both the batsman gave a god start to India. But at score 30, Dinesh got out at the beautiful ball of Lasith Malinga, also the catch was caught by ‘Malinga’ himself. Dinesh scored 13 runs of 12 [2 ‘Fours’].

The next batsman was Suresh Raina, both Gambhir and Raina started building a solid partnership. They pushed the score of India from 30 to 96, but at 96 the India shocked, because Gambhir was gone, he played a good innings for India and succeeded to score 41 runs of 32 balls [3 ‘Fours].

The next man in was Dhoni {Captain of India}, they both wanted a solid partnership but after adding a little score, India received a severe attack, as the danger man Raina was got out at the ball of Thilan Thushara, while the catch was caught by Mahela Jayawardene. Raina scored 63 runs from 47 balls [7 ‘Fours’ & 1 ‘Six’].

Yuvraj Singh took the guard but failed to maintain himself and just got out at the ball of Thilan Thushara, while the catch was caught by Mahela Jayawardene. He scored a 1 run from 2 balls.

Yusuf Pathan was the next batsman from India and there were two over left behind. Both Dhoni and Pathan tried there best to score above 160 and were succeeded. At the last ball of the Indian Innings, Pathan got out at the ball of Thilan Thushara, while the catch was caught by Chamara Kapugedara. He scored 13 runs of 9 balls [2 ‘Fours’]. While Dhoni remained not-out, he scored 23 runs from 19 balls for India [1 ‘Six’].

At last, India scored 163 runs after loosing 5 wickets in 20 overs.

Extras: (b1, lb1, w6, nb1).

Sir Lanka Innings:

Mahela Jayawardene and Sanath Jayasuria were the openers from the side of Sir Lanka.

Sir Lanka wanted a good start but the openers disappointed them, as Jayawardene got out in the first over at the score of 4 and Jayasuria got out in the third over, just after two runs, at the score of 6. Wicket of Jayawadene was caught by Ashish Nehra and wicket of Jayasuria was caught out by Vinay Kumar.

Dilshan and Sangakara were on the crease, they started building a strong partnership, several beautiful shots were seen in this part of game. But at the score of 49, Dilshan said ‘Good-Bye’ to the ground, he was the victim of Yusuf Pathan, while the catch was caught by Yuvraj Singh. He managed to score 33 runs from 26 balls [5 ‘Fours’].

The next batsman was Angelo Mathews, he started working with Sangakara, both played a very beautiful innings and they also got 50 of their partnership. Indian Captain Dhoni was really worried about this partnership.

At the score of 105 runs, Sangakara was bold by Vinay Kumar, he played a spectacular innings and succeeded to score 46 runs from 33 balls [2 ‘Fours’ & 3 ‘Sixes’]. Still 5.2 overs were behind.

Sir Lanka was in trouble, Chamara Kapugedara, Indians were looking happy at this moment. But their problems once again started when he started scoring runs. Both Chamara and Mathews got 50 of their partnership, India was kicked out, because the score of Sir Lanka was reached above 143. Both batsman were playing extra-ordinary cricket, but at the second last ball of the Sir Lanka innings, Mathews got run-out by the Ashish, he felt sad because he was out at the second last ball when their score was 161.

There were West Indies team also watching the tight match between Sir Lanka and India, they were also very feeling suspense. Sir Lanka needed 3 runs of just 1 ball, which was to be bowled by Ashish Nehra, Indian team was discussing. The new batsman in was Thissara Perera, he was at the non-striker end.

Kapugedara was with batt & Ashish was with ball, the whole ground was sinked in the suspense and thrill. Ashish placed the ball but Kapugedara made a good contact of the batt with ball and it was gone for ‘SIX’.

Situation of the ground after the win of Sir Lanka:

The whole team of Sir Lanka jumped into the ground from the dressing room and treated the Kapugedara with the word ‘Thank You’, ‘Congrats’, ‘You were Superb’ and many more.

West Indies team was looking sad at the moment because there chances of reaching into the Semi-Final were minimized by Sir Lanka.

India and its fan were thinking deep and were feeling sad because there team was eliminated from the T20 World Cup.

Man Of The Match:

The man-of-the-match award went directly to Angelo Mathews for playing wonderful innings of 46 runs from 37 balls, including 3 ‘Fours’ and 2 ‘Sixes’, at the time when Sir Lanka was thirsty for such an innings.

Chances of Sir Lanka for reaching into Semi-Finals:

If West Indies will loose the game against Australia, then Sir Lanka will qualify for Semi-Final.

Chances of West Indies for reaching into Semi-Finals:

If WI bat first then, WI have to beat AUS by 24 runs or more for qualifying Semi-Finals.
If WI bowl first then, WI have to complete the score in 17 overs for qualifying Semi-Finals.

Chances of India for reaching into Semi-Finals:

All chances of India are over, its time for India to leave caribbean Caribbean.


St. Lucia: England eliminated New Zealand by 3 wickets, while helped Pakistan to reach in the Semi-Finals.

England’s cricketers maintained their impressive momentum with their third win in three Super Eight fixtures, as New Zealand were out-muscled in their must-win Group E finale in St Lucia, and sent packing from the tournament by a three-wicket defeat that was more emphatic than the final margin suggested. Chasing 150 for victory after another disciplined bowling display led by Tim Bresnan, England were able to overcome a mid-innings wobble and a late clatter of wickets to coast to victory with five balls to spare, as Bresnan put the seal on a fine day’s work with 23 not out from 11 balls.

Thanks to Pakistan’s earlier victory over South Africa, England’s progress was assured before the match began, but for New Zealand, the stakes were utterly black-and-white. A victory would have propelled them into the semi-finals, but anything less would allow the defending champions, Pakistan, to come from nowhere in the Group and leap into the final four. In the end, that is exactly what transpired, as England’s superbly balanced outfit made light of the absence of Kevin Pietersen to turn in a thoroughly professional victory.

As has become the norm for this tournament, England’s openers refused to stand on ceremony as they set off to better New Zealand’s effort of 149 for 6. Craig Kieswetter belted a four and a six in the first over, bowled by Nathan McCullum, before drilling the third ball of Kyle Mills’ spell into the covers to depart for 15, while Michael Lumb took a shine to the extra pace of Shane Bond, milking 19 runs from his first two overs, including a brace of leg-side steers, a checked drive for six, and a loose flick that burst through Gareth Hopkins’ webbing as he dived in vain to his left.

At the end of the Powerplay overs, England had hurtled to 57 for 1, compared to New Zealand’s earlier effort of 39 for 1, but not for the first time in this tournament, the introduction of the slower bowlers whipped the momentum out of the innings. Daniel Vettori’s first over had been swiped by Lumb for 11 runs, but he responded brilliantly by taking all pace off the ball, in tandem with Scott Styris’s offcutters, as England stumbled to 66 for 4 after nine.

Styris was the first of the pair to strike, from the fourth delivery of his spell, as Ravi Bopara – standing in for the absent Kevin Pietersen – smashed uppishly into the covers, where Ross Taylor timed his vertical leap to perfection. Three balls later, Vettori suckered Lumb on the sweep with a loopy slower ball that rapped him plumb in front of middle for 32, before Paul Collingwood continued his poor run of form by nurdling another Styris cutter into Brendon McCullum’s midriff at midwicket.

As usual, however, Eoin Morgan found a method to master the conditions, as he slapped Styris one-handed over cow corner for a vast six, while Luke Wright tucked into the extra pace of Ian Butler by spanking two slog-swept fours in consecutive deliveries. Morgan then made room outside off against McCullum to dance into a delightful drive over extra cover, and when McCullum’s third over was shovelled for 13 runs, England were cruising on 117 for 4 with seven overs to come.

Vettori responded by reintroducing Bond’s extra venom, and the change did the trick as Wright immediately holed out to deep square leg to end a fifth-wicket stand of 52 in 38 balls. But Morgan and Bresnan stole a boundary each off the next over to take the asking rate below a run-a-ball, and even when an unlikely collapse revived New Zealand’s morale, the result was never really in doubt. Morgan was well snaffled by a leaping Vettori at midwicket for 40 from 34 balls before Michael Yardy unwisely rifled a drive to long-off, but Bresnan belted Mills through the covers to put the game beyond doubt.

It was a busy day’s work for Bresnan, who earlier set the tone for the performance with 1 for 20 in four constrictive overs. He conceded a solitary run from the first over of the match and bowled Jesse Ryder (9 from 11 balls) with a slower ball in his second, then returned at the death to concede just seven runs from the final over of a New Zealand innings that never quite found a fifth gear.

Brendon McCullum did his best to keep the runs flowing at the top of the order, but after a positive start, the introduction of England’s spinners stymied his attacking options, as Swann and Michael Yardy limited him to a succession of increasingly frustrated sweep shots. Eventually, he stepped out to Swann and aimed a pull over midwicket, but Lumb on the boundary’s edge steadied himself beneath a steepling chance, to send him on his way for 33 from 32 balls.

By this stage, Aaron Redmond – Martin Guptill’s replacement at No. 3 – had already been and gone for 16 from 15 balls, at the end of an eventful over in which Stuart Broad on the midwicket boundary first saved a certain four with a sprawling dive, then watched a meaty six sail clean over his head, and finally pulled off a brilliant low catch which he completed with his legs bent at the knees to prevent them touching the rope as he bounced along the turf.

At 68 for 3 after 11 overs, New Zealand needed a positive response with their tournament life at stake, and that was provided by Styris and Taylor, who added 62 in 41 balls to lift their side towards a competitive total. When Styris crunched the first ball of Sidebottom’s penultimate over for six over long-on, the pressure was on England to keep their heads in the slog overs. But to their credit, they did. Sidebottom responded to that indignity by conceding two runs from the remainder of his over, and one ball later, Styris was gone, as Wright called decisively at deep cover to slide into a well-judged catch (127 for 4).

New Zealand’s keeper, Gareth Hopkins, then lasted just two legitimate deliveries, as he was surprised by a glove-high beamer from the sixth delivery of the same over, before being bowled by the (non free-hit) seventh for 1. Taylor responded with one last six, a baseball slog off Sidebottom, to move to 44, only to fall to the very next delivery, as Bresnan at deep midwicket settled comfortably beneath a skier.

Man Of The Match:

Tim Bresnan was awarded man-of-the-match award.

Chances of New Zealand for reaching into Semi-Final:

All the chances of New Zealand are over, If New Zealand would won this game, then he would qualified for the Semi-Finals, but now he must say ‘Good-Bye’ to the Caribbean.

Teams in Semi-Finals:

England and Pakistan are now moved to Semi-Finals.