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Twenty20 World Championship 2007

September 11 - 24, 2007. Johannesburg, South Africa

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ICC Twenty20 World Championship 2007

T20 cricketThe 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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ICC 20/20 World Championship 2007

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WORLD TWENTY20 final, Johannesburg: India v Pakistan

Pakistan Cricket team India Cricket team The 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

Pakistan Cricket team India Cricket team World Champions IndiaIndia 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

T20 Semi Finals

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WORLD TWENTY20 semi-final, Cape Town: New Zealand v Pakistan

Pakistan Cricket team New Zealand Cricket teamThe first semi-final, at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday afternoon, pits Pakistan against New Zealand.
The Pakistan side finished at the top of their group, having won all three of their second round matches against Sri Lanka, Australia and Bangladesh. The only loss in this tournament was agaist India in a bowl out. Pakistan are notoriously erratic and can either be brilliant or dire, but seem to be doing well under their new coach, Australian Geoff Lawson. New Zealand who owe their place in the ICC World Twenty20 semi-finals thanks to India's heavy defeat of South Africa on Thursday night, lost to South Africa, but went through to the semi-finals by virtue of a better run rate. New Zealand have been impressive throughout the tournament, and it needed a brilliant 89 not out from Justin Kemp for South Africa to beat them in the only second round match that they lost.
The first semi-final starts at 14:00

ICC World 20-20, PAK vs NZ, Semi Final: Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets

Pakistan cruised home to a six-wicket victory against New Zealand in the first semi-final of the Twenty20 World Cup at Cape Town on Saturday.
Mohammad Hafeez smashed Shane Bond through the covers on the first delivery to start the proceedings at Kingsmead. He, along with Imran Nazir, put up a sixty-run partnership for the first wicket to lead Pakistan's cracking reply before he was trapped lbw by Styris for 32. Nazir hammered three boundaries and five sixes en route his 59 and put Pakistan on course before Jeetan Patel trapped him in front.
An excellent spell from Umar Gul put New Zealand on the backfoot as they were restricted to 143 for eight after electing to bat.
ICC World Twenty20, PAK vs NZ, Semi Final: Pakistan 147-4 (18.5 overs) beat New Zealand 143-8 (20 overs) by 6 wickets
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WORLD TWENTY20 semi-final, Durban: Australia v India

India Cricket team Australia Cricket team Favorites Australia face brilliant India in the second semi-final, at Durban on Saturday evening
India were brilliant in their victory over England earlier in the week, assisted by a dazzling innings from Yuvraj Singh, who scored 50 off 12 balls and hit six sixes off one over. They were also ruthless in their destruction of South Africa on Thursday night. The only loss in the tournament out of five matches came against New Zealand as they fell 10 runs short while chasing. Australia, pre-tournament favourites, suffered two shock defeats, first losing to Zimbabwe in the first round and then to Pakistan in the second, but coach Tim Nielsen believes the team is peaking at the right time.
The second semi-final starts at 18:00.

ICC World 20-20, IND vs AUS, Semi Final: India beat Australia by 15 runs

India ousted Australia by 15 runs to book a place in the finals of World Twenty20 in Durban today.
After setting Australia a daunting target of 189, India restricted the World Champions to 173-7 and set up a finals against arch-rivals Pakistan on Monday in Johannesburg.
Earlier,Yuvraj Singh yet again took Australia to the cleaners with some power hitting as the left-handed bomber smashed a 30-ball 70 to whisk India away to a terrific 188-5.
ICC World Twenty20, IND vs AUS, Semi Final: India 188-5 (20 overs) beat Australia 173-7 (20 overs) by 15 runs

Twenty20 World Championship 2007


ICC World Twenty20 Results

Date Group A Group B Group C Group D
11 Sept West Indies Cricket team vs South Africa Cricket team
Johannesburg
SA bt WI by 8 wkts
Scorecard
12 Sept Australia Cricket team vs Zimbabwe Cricket team
Cape Town
ZM bt AUS by 5 wickets
Scorecard
New Zealand Cricket team vs Kenya Cricket team
Durban
NZ bt KEN by 9 wickets
Scorecard
Pakistan Cricket team vs Scotland Cricket team
Durban
PAK bt SCO by 51 runs
Scorecard
13 Sept West Indies Cricket team vs Bangladesh Cricket team
Johannesburg
BAN bt WI by 6 wickets
Scorecard
England Cricket team vs Zimbabwe Cricket team
Cape Town
ENG bt ZM by 50 runs
Scorecard
India Cricket team vs Scotland Cricket team
Durban
Match Abandoned
Scorecard
14 Sept England Cricket team vs Australia Cricket team
Cape Town
AUS bt ENG by 8 wkts
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Sri Lanka Cricket team vs Kenya Cricket team
Johannesburg
SL bt KEN by 172 runs
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India Cricket team vs Pakistan Cricket team
Durban
IND tie PAK, win bowl out
Scorecard
15 Sept South Africa Cricket team vs Bangladesh Cricket team
Cape Town
SA bt BAN by 7 wickets
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Sri Lanka Cricket team vs New Zealand Cricket team
Johannesburg
SL bt NZ by 7 wickets
Scorecard
Group E (A1, B2, C1, D2) Group F (B1, A2, C2, D1)
16 Sept India Cricket team vs New Zealand Cricket team
Johannesburg
NZ bt IND by 10 runs
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South Africa Cricket team vs England Cricket team
Cape Town
SA bt ENG by 19 runs
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Australia Cricket team vs Bangladesh Cricket team
Cape Town
AUS bt BAN by 9 wickets
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17 Sept Pakistan Cricket team vs Sri Lanka Cricket team
Johannesburg
PAK bt SL by 33 runs
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18 Sept New Zealand Cricket team vs England Cricket team
Durban
NZ bt ENG by 5 runs
Scorecard
Australia Cricket team vs Pakistan Cricket team
Johannesburg
PAK bt AUS by 6 wkts
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Bangladesh Cricket team vs Sri Lanka Cricket team
Johannesburg
SRI bt BAN by 64 runs
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19 Sept New Zealand Cricket team vs South Africa Cricket team
Durban
SA bt NZ by 6 wickets
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India Cricket team vs England Cricket team
Durban
IND bt ENG by 18 runs
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20 Sept India Cricket team vs South Africa Cricket team
Durban
IND bt SA by 37 runs
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Australia Cricket team vs Sri Lanka Cricket team
Cape Town
AUS bt SRI by 10 wickets
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Bangladesh Cricket team vs Pakistan Cricket team
Cape Town
PAK bt BAN by 4 wickets
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First Semi Final Second Semi Final
22 Sept Pakistan Cricket team vs New Zealand Cricket team
Cape Town
PAK beat NZ by 6 wickets
Scorecard
India Cricket team vs Australia Cricket team
Durban
IND beat AUS by 15 runs
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Final
24 Sept India Cricket team vs Pakistan Cricket team
Johannesburg
India beat Pakistan by 5 runs
Scorecard

How the teams fare in 20/20 Cricket

Australia

Australia Cricket team Strong favorites. Bret Lee is the main star under coach Tim Nielsen.
Ricky Ponting (Captain)

Records before the start of World Twenty20 2007:
Team Matches Wins Losses NR Win %
Australia 5 3 2 0 60%

England

England Cricket team Strong contenders with team full of Twenty20 specialists. Lack international exposure.
Paul Collingwood (Captain)

Records before the start of World Twenty20 2007:
Team Matches Wins Losses NR Win %
England 6 2 4 0 33.3%

India

India Cricket team Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly all asked not to be considered, so Mahendra Singh Dhoni is captain. Played only one international, beating South Africa in Johannesburg. Chances slim.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain)(Wicket Keeper)

Records before the start of World Twenty20 2007:
Team Matches Wins Losses NR Win %
India 1 1 0 0 100%

New Zealand

New Zealand Cricket team Team lead by spinner Daniel Vettori. Good in the field. Chances of becoming the finalists.
Daniel Vettori (Captain)

Records before the start of World Twenty20 2007:
Team Matches Wins Losses NR Win %
New Zealand 5 3 2 0 60%

Pakistan

Pakistan Cricket team Led by Shoiab Malik under coach Geoff Lawson. Shoaib Akhtar was sent home on Friday following a dressing-room fight.
Shoaib Malik (Captain)

Records before the start of World Twenty20 2007:
Team Matches Wins Losses NR Win %
Pakistan 2 1 1 0 50%

South Africa

South Africa Cricket team Experimental team with domestic Twenty20 specialists. Strong favorites because of favourable draw.
Graeme Smith (Captain)

Records before the start of World Twenty20 2007:
Team Matches Wins Losses NR Win %
South Africa 5 2 3 0 40%

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Cricket team Full strength international team. Possible semifinalists.
Mahela Jayawardena (Captain)

Records before the start of World Twenty20 2007:
Team Matches Wins Losses NR Win %
Sri Lanka 3 2 1 0 66%

West Indies

West Indies Cricket team Led by Ramnaresh Sarwan. Short on Twenty20 experience.
Ramnaresh Sarwan (Captain)

Records before the start of World Twenty20 2007:
Team Matches Wins Losses NR Win %
West Indies 3 1 2 0 33.3%

Other teams


Records before the start of World Twenty20 2007:
Team Matches Wins Losses NR Win %
Bangladesh 2 2 0 0 100%
Kenya 1 0 1 0 0%
Zimbabwe 1 0 1 0 0%


Twenty20 World Championship 2007

The ICC Twenty20 World Championship is the international championship of Twenty20 cricket. The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC) and is contested by all Test-playing nations (currently the only ten teams officially allowed to play the longest form and highest level of cricket), plus qualifiers. The inaugural championship is going to be held in South Africa in 2007. The tournament will consist of 12 teams. The championship will be held around every two years.

Twenty20 World Championship 2007 in South Africa

The 2007 ICC Twenty20 World Championship is a Twenty20 cricket tournament scheduled to take place in South Africa from September 21 - 30, 2007. It will be the inaugral Twenty20 World Championship. Twelve teams will take part in the ten-day tournament, comprising the ten Test playing nations as well as Kenya and Scotland, the latter teams having qualified by reaching the final of the 2007 WCL Division One tournament.

Teams

Australia , Bangladesh , England , India , Kenya , New Zealand , Pakistan , Scotland , South Africa , Sri Lanka , West Indies , Zimbabwe

Qualification

The World Cricket League is a series of international one-day cricket tournaments for national teams without Test status, administered by the International Cricket Council. Any Associate or Affiliate member of the ICC may compete in the league system, which has promotion and relegation between each division. The series will complete its first cycle in 2007, with teams allotted into divisions based on their performance in the qualification tournaments for the 2007 World Cup. The finalists of the World Cricket League Division One final will qualify for 2007 Twenty20 World Championship.
Scotland became the first qualifier from the World Cricket League when they beat Kenya by 77 runs to guarantee a place in the WCL final and therefore a place in the Twenty20 world cup. They will be joined in the championships by Kenya who secured their place after defeating Canada heavily in the 5th round of matches.

Venues

All matches will be played at the following three grounds: Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.