ICC World Twenty20 History, Champions
World Championship for Twenty20 CricketThe ICC World Twenty20 is the international championship of Twenty20 cricket. The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC). The tournament consists of 12 teams and is contested by all Test-playing nations plus qualifiers. The championship is expected to be held around every two years.
WT20 Champions, Tournament History:In this page, click for browsing - 2007 ICC World Twenty20 (South Africa) Champions: India 2009 ICC World Twenty20 (England) Champions: Pakistan 2010 ICC World Twenty20 (West Indies) Champions: England 2012 ICC World Twenty20 (Sri Lanka) Champions: West Indies
2007 ICC Twenty20 World Championship, South Africa
ICC Twenty20 World Championship 2007The inaugural Twenty20 World Championship was held in South Africa from September 11 to September 24, 2007. Twelve teams took part in the ten-day tournament, comprising the ten Test playing nations as well as Kenya and Scotland. India emerged champions, beating archrivals Pakistan.
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WORLD TWENTY20 final, Johannesburg: India v PakistanThe inaugural Twenty20 World cup final, on Monday, is a marketing man's dream - with Pakistan taking on India.
India held its nerve against a brave charge by Australia to win the spectacle by a handsome margin of 15 runs after setting a target of 189 while earlier in the day, Umar Gul's sensational seam bowling and Imran Nazir's half-century ensured Pakistan the first spot in the ICC World Twenty20 final at New Zealand's expense. Chasing a target of 144 runs, after a combination of poor batting and excellent bowling restricted New Zealand to 143-8 from their 20 overs, Pakistan won the semi-final encounter at the Newlands cricket ground in Cape Town by six wickets after knocking off 147 runs in 18.5 overs. A middle order collapse had cost New Zealand vital runs after a promising start, Ross Taylor top-scoring with 37. At Durban, brilliant left-hander Yuvraj Singh hit 70 off just 30 balls as India won the toss and recovered spectacularly from a sluggish start to total 188-5. Australia crumbled when 30 were needed from the last three to end on 173-7.
WORLD TWENTY20 semi-final, Durban: India 188-5 (20 overs) beat Australia 173-7 (20 overs) by 15 runs
WORLD TWENTY20 semi-final, Cape Town: Pakistan 147-4 (18.5 overs) beat New Zealand 143-8 (20 overs) by six wickets
ICC World 20-20, IND vs PAK, Final: India wins the ICC World Twenty20 Championship
Sep 24, 2007India beat arch-rivals Pakistan by five runs in a thrilling contest to win the inaugral Twenty20 World Cup at Johannesburg on Monday.
Defending a modest 158, RP Singh struck first up to scalp Mohammad Hafeez for one run and give India a kickstart. He struck in his successive over to uproot Kamran Akmal for a duck. At that point of time, Pakistan's scorecard read 26 for 2 in 2.3 overs.
Imran Nazir then hammered Indian bowlers all over the ground and soon Pakistan were cruising as they crossed 50 run mark in 6th over with the loss of 2 wickets.
But a splendid direct hit from Robin Uthappa ended Nazirs run at Wanderers. Nazir was caught napping way outside the crease. Nazir was run out on the score of 33 runs from 14 balls. India were riding on high note against Pakistan as they claimed wickets at regular wickets to derail Pakistans attack.
This time Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi were sent of in a hurry by Irfan Pathan. Pathan struck on 3rd and 5th ball of his over to dismiss the two batsman. While Shoaib made just 8 runs, Afridi was out on duck. Pathan claimed his third wicket when he cleaned bowled Yasir Arfat for 14.
Earlier, India were restricted to a modest total of 157 runs by Pakistan. Indian top order crumbled under the fiery attack of Pakistan seamers. But it was a hard fought innings of 75 runs from Gautam Gambhir that boosted Indian total to a modest score. Gambhir's fifty came of just 39 balls. He was caught by Shoaib Malik off the bowling of Mohammad Asif. Umar Gul, with his match figures of 4-0-28-3 was the best bowlers of the day. He dimissed the key wickets of India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj made 14 runs from 19 balls.
ICC World Twenty20, IND vs PAK, Final: India 157-5 (20 overs) beat Pakistan 152 (19.3 overs) by five runs
2009 ICC World Twenty20, England
ICC World Twenty20 England 2009The 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.
Complete News Coverage of the Second ICC World Twenty20
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Pakistan ICC World Twenty20 2009 Champions
June 21, 2009Shahid Afridi's sensible yet electrifying batting, with a couple of boom-booms thrown in for good measure, helped Pakistan overtake Sri Lanka's modest score with 8 balls to go, and bag the Championship. With his outstanding bowling throughout the tournament, and great batting towards the final stages, Shahid Afridi has risen to iconic status that was reserved for the likes of Imran Khan in a nation troubled by conflicts for so long.
Afridi's unbeaten 54 and a wicket of the very last ball, earned him the Man-of-the-Match award. He hit two sixes and two fours, and the winning runs, after which he stood and saluted the thousands of elated Pakistani supporters in his usual trademark style. It was the second global one-day title for Pakistan after Imran Khan's side rallied in similar fashion to win the 1992 50-over World Cup. Pakistan lost the inaugural Twenty20 final in 2007 to India.
Sri Lanka had effectively lost the match in the first six powerplay overs, after they were down 32 for 4. A captain's innings from Kumar Sangakkara and a late charge by Angelo Mathews (partnership of 68 runs in 43 deliveries) boosted Sri Lanka to 138 for 6. Abdul Razzaq claimed a wicket in each of his first three overs, removing Jehan Mubarak for a duck, Sanath Jayasuriya for 17 and Mahela Jaywardene for one.
ICC World Twenty20 final, Lord's, PAK v SRL: Pakistan 139/2 (Afridi 54*, Akmal 37) beat Sri Lanka 138/6 (Sangakkara 64*, Mathews 35*, Razzaq 3-20) by eight wickets
ICC World Twenty20 2009 Finals Preview
June 21, 200914:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT | 19:30 IST :: The Finals - Sunday, June 21
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Lord's
On Sunday, July 21st, the two best bowling sides in the second edition of the World Twenty20 - Pakistan, the mesmerizingly over-achieving underdogs and Sri Lanka, the remarkably professional and well oiled machine - meet in the finals at Lord's. While two Pakistanis - Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal - have picked up 12 wickets apiece in the tournament to top the bowling charts, Sri Lankan mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis (with an outstanding economy rate of less than 5 runs an over) and fast bowler Lasith Malingahas also have 12 wickets apiece. But their bowling strength is deeper, with Muralitharan and Angelo Mathews taking 13 wickets between them at less than a run a ball. For Pakistan, the surprise package has been Shahid Afridi, who picked up 10 wickets in the tournament so far, conceding just 5.37 runs per over.
Batting is one area that worries Sri Lanka. Other than Dilshan (with 317 runs at an average over 60), Jayasuriya (160 runs), Jayawardene (153 runs) and to an extent, Sangakkara (just 113 runs), no one else has contributed much with the bat. The one area where the Lankans do excel over Pakistan is their fielding.
The Pakistan batting averages just 138 as a team, with no one shining in particular, but everyone contributing in bits and pieces. Captain Younis Khan (172 runs) and Kamran Akmal (151 runs) are the leading batsmen.
With both sides preferring to bat first, the toss will be crucial. The last contest between the two finalists was in the Super Eights at Lord's when Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 19 runs. Sri Lanka made 150 for the loss of 7 wickets as Dilshan and Jayasuriya put on 81 for the first wicket in 9 overs, with the rest of the side adding just 69 more from the 11 overs that followed. Despite a 37 ball 50 from Younis Khan, Pakistan lost too many wickets to Malinga and Murali and ended up 19 runs short of the target.
Sri Lanka storms into World T20 final
June 19, 2009Tillakaratne Dilshan's 96 not out, and a three-wicket opening over spell for one run by Angelo Matthews took Sri Lanka into an all-Asia final at the ICC World Twenty20 to be played on Sunday. Man-of-the-match Tillakaratne's unbeaten 96, the highest score of the event, came as his team-mates struggled for momentum. He batted through out the innings in Sri Lanka's 158 for five, and was involved in the opening wicket partnership of 73 with Jayasuriya, who looked strangely subdued while making 24 in 46 balls.
Angelo Mathews then stunned West Indies with three wickets in the opening over before the spinners strangled the middle order, leaving Chris Gayle, who played a captain's role, unbeaten on 63 as he carried his bat while no one else reached double figures.
The Sri Lankan opening bowler finished with three for 16 from four overs. Muttiah Muralitharan took 3-29 and Ajantha Mendis 2-9 as West Indies was all out in less than 18 overs for 101.
2009 ICC World Twenty20, Second Semi-final at The Oval, SRL vs WIN, June 19 2009: Sri Lanka 158/5 (Dilshan 96*) beat West Indies 101 (Gayle 63*, Mathews 3-16, Muralitharan 3-29) by 57 runs
Boom Boom lifts Pakistan into World T20 final
June 18, 2009Shahid Afridi shone with bat and ball at Trent Bridge as Pakistan dumped South Africa by seven runs to storm into the World Twenty20 final. Boom Boom smashed 51 from 34 balls and then grabbed 2-16 with his leg-spin as Pakistan successfully defended 149-4 to restrict the favoured Proteas to 142-5 before a sell-out crowd.
Afridi, coming on to bowl in the seventh over, struck twice in four deliveries when he bowled Herschelle Gibbs and AB de Villiers to make South Africa 50-3 in 8.3 overs. Veteran Jacques Kallis made a brave attempt to take the South Africans home, striking seven fours and a six in 64 from 54 balls, but the other batsmen faltered against the spot-on attack.
2009 ICC World Twenty20, First Semi-final at Trent Bridge, PAK vs SAF, June 18 2009: Pakistan 149/4 (Afridi 51, Malik 34) beat South Africa 142/5 (Kallis 64, Duminy 44*, Afridi 2-16) by seven runs
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2010 ICC World Twenty20, The West Indies
ICC World Twenty20 West Indies 2010
World Twenty20 2010 Final: England vs Australia - England wins Twenty/20 World Cup
May 16, 2010Man of the match Craig Kieswetter scored a wonderful half century (63) to steer his team to a comprehensive 7 wicket victory over Australia after England bowlers restricted them to just three sixes and ten fours in 20 overs. The current 50 overs World Cup and Champions Trophy holders Australia could only score 147 for six, with David Hussey's 59 the top score.Looking for their first ever Cricket World Cup win (in any format), South Africa-born batsmen Kevin Pietersen (47) and Craig Kieswetter were involved in a 111-run partnership for the second wicket. Pietersen was named man of the tournament for scoring 248 runs.
World Twenty20 2010 Final: England 148/3 (Craig Kieswetter 63, Kevin Pietersen 47) beat Australia 147/6 (David Hussey 59) by seven wickets.
Second Semi-Final: Freakish Hussey shocks Pakistan in final over
May 14, 2010
World Twenty20 Second Semi-Final: Australia 197/7 (19.5 ov) beat Pakistan 191/6 (20 ov), Michael Hussey 60(24 3x4 6x6)
First Semi-Final: England cruise into World T20 final
May 13, 2010
World Twenty20 First Semi-Final: England 132/3 (Pietersen 42*) beat Sri Lanka 128/6 (Mathews 58, Broad 2-21) by 7 wkts.
2012 ICC World Twenty20, Sri Lanka
ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012The 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. Latest News from the ICC World Twenty20 2012: WT20 2012 Cup Index | Championship Schedule | Groups & Points | Teams | WT20 Warm-up Matches
ICC World Twenty20 2012 Championship Finals
Sri Lanka vs West Indies
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
West Indies crowned champions
7 Oct 2012A 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.