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Twenty20 World Championship 2007

September 11 - 24, 2007. Johannesburg, South Africa

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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T20 Group Matches

ICC World 20-20, SA vs BAN, Group A: South Africa Coast To Seven-Wicket Win Over Bangladesh

South Africa Cricket team Bangladesh Cricket team Hosts South Africa scored a comfortable seven wicket victory over Bangladesh in the final group A game of World Twenty20 in Cape Town. Graeme Smith struck some fierce shots in 41 and Albie Morkel fired two sixes in his 41, before Justin Kemp sealed victory in the 19th over with a six.
Earlier, Bangladesh made an explosive start and reached 50 in the fourth over, but had lost too may wickets then to lose their way. Aftab Ahmed hit 36 from 14 balls with five fours and two sixes but they were all out for 144 with three balls left.
ICC World Twenty20, BAN vs SA, Group A: South Africa 146-3 (18.5 ovs) bt Bangladesh 144 (19.3 ovs) by 7 wkts

ICC World 20-20, NZ vs SL, Group C: Jayasuriya blasts Sri Lanka to victory

Sri Lanka Cricket team New Zealand Cricket team Sanath Jayasuriya led Sri Lanka's successful chase of 165 against New Zealand in Johannesburg with 61 off 44 balls. New Zealand who won the toss and elected to bat first put on 164-7 with Ross Taylor producing a superb 42-ball 62.
Both teams have alredy qualified for the next round of the competition. New Zealand meet India in their first Super Eights match at Johannesburg on Sunday, while Sri Lanka face Asian rivals Pakistan at the same venue on Monday.
ICC World Twenty20, SL vs NZ, Group C: Sri Lanka 168-3 (18.5 overs) bt New Zealand 164-7 by seven wickets

ICC World 20-20, IND vs PAK, Group D: India bowl Pakistan out after a thrilling tie (IND 3-0)

India Cricket team Pakistan Cricket team India were able to snatch a tie right on the last ball of the last over of the match against Pakistan in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup encounter at Durban on Friday. The score was tied at 141 with Pakistan 7 wickets down. However, India won the match by scoring 3-0 points over Pakistan in the bowl out.
With this win, India secured 2 crucial points and topped the Group D. No Pakistani bowlers could hit the stumps in the bowl out. All the three Indian bolwers - Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Robin Uthappa - hit their stumps.
ICC World Twenty20, IND vs PAK, Group D: India 141 for 9 (20.0 overs) beat Pakistan 141 for 7 (20.0 overs) by Bowl Out (IND 3,PAK 0)

ICC World 20-20, AUS vs ENG, Group B: Australia beat England by 8 wickets

Australia Cricket team England Cricket team Australia bounced back from the embarrassment of defeat against Zimbabwe to crush England by eight wickets in a World Twenty20 match at Newlands on Friday.
Needing a win to advance past the group stage Australia produced an emphatic performance, bowling out England for 135 and then racing to victory in 14.5 overs.
ICC World Twenty20, AUS vs ENG, Group B: Australia 136-2 (14.5 overs) bt England 135 (20 overs) by eight wickets

ICC World 20-20, SL vs KEN, Group C: Sri Lanka beat Kenya by 172 runs

Sri Lanka Cricket team Kenya Cricket team Sri Lanka made an emphatic start to their ICC World Twenty20 campaign as they crushed Kenya by 172 runs in Johannesburg today.
After having posted the highest Twenty20 score of 260-6 in 20 overs, the World Cup runners-up restricted the hapless Kenyans to 88-9 in 19.3 overs to claim full points.
ICC World Twenty20, SL vs KEN, Group C: Sri Lanka 260 for 6 (20.0 overs) beat Kenya 88 for 9 (19.3 overs) by 172 runs

ICC World 20-20, IND vs SCO, Group D: India Scotland match washed out

India Cricket team Scotland Cricket team Bad weather forced the Twenty20 world championship group D match between India and Scotland to be abandoned without a ball being bowled at Durban on Thursday.
Persistent rain since the afternoon frustrated the two teams after Scotland captain Ryan Watson won the toss and sent India in to bat at the Kingsmead. Play could not begin and Australian umpires Simon Taufel and Steve Davis called off the match when not enough time was left to bowl a minimum of five overs a side to force a result.
ICC World Twenty20, IND vs SCO, Group D: Match abandoned

ICC World 20-20, ENG vs ZIM, Group B: Pietersen sets up England win at World Twenty20

England Cricket team Zimbabwe Cricket team Kevin Pietersen lashed 79 off 37 balls as England beat giant-killers Zimbabwe in a World Twenty20 match at Newlands on Thursday.
England won by 50 runs as they sent Zimbabwe crashing back to earth after their shock five-wicket win over tournament favourites Australia at the same ground Wednesday.
ICC World Twenty20, ENG vs ZIM, Group B: England 188-9 (20.0 overs) beat Zimbabwe 138-7 (20.0 overs) by 50 runs

ICC World 20-20, WI vs BAN, Group A: Bangladesh beat West Indies by 6 wickets

West Indies Cricket team Bangladesh Cricket team West Indies were knocked out of the World Twenty20 competition after they lost to a spirited Bangladesh by six wickets in Johannesburg.
ICC World Twenty20, WI vs BAN, Group A: Bangladesh 165-4 (18.0 overs) beat West Indies 164-8 (20.0 overs) by 6 wickets

ICC World 20-20, AUS vs ZIM, Group B: Zimbabwe beat Australia by 5 wickets

Australia Cricket team Zimbabwe Cricket team Zimbabwe scored a credible 5 wicket win over Australia to display the first major upset of the Twenty20 World Cup. Zimbabwean wicketkeeper batsman Brendon Taylor shined both behind and in front of the wickets as he made his first International Twenty20 half century. His fifty came in style and in just 38 balls.
ICC World Twenty20, AUS vs ZIM, Group B: Zimbabwe 139-5 (19.5 overs) beat Australia 138-9 (20.0 overs) by 5 wickets

ICC World 20-20, PAK vs SCO, Group D: Pakistan beat Scotland by 51 runs

Pakistan Cricket team Scotland Cricket team Shahid Afridi smashed 22 off seven balls and then grabbed 4-19 as Pakistan brushed aside Scotland by 51 runs in the Twenty20 world championships at Durban on Wednesday.
ICC World Twenty20, PAK vs SCO, Group D: Pakistan 171-9 (20 overs) beat Scotland 120 (19.3 overs) by 51 runs

ICC World 20-20, NZ vs KEN, Group C: New Zealand beat Kenya by 9 wickets

New Zealand Cricket team Kenya Cricket team New Zealand won the second match of the Twenty20 World Cup against Kenya by 9 wickets. Chasing an insignificant total of 73 runs put up by Kenya, New Zealand wrapped up the match in 7.4 overs. New Zealand opener,Brendon McCullum contributed 17 runs from 14 balls while Peter Fulton pitched in 21 runs off 14 balls.
ICC World Twenty20, NZ vs KEN, Group C: New Zealand 74-1 (7.4 overs) beat Kenya 73-10 (16.5 overs) by 9 wickets

ICC World 20-20, SA vs WI, Group A: South Africa beat West Indies by 8 wickets

South Africa Cricket team West Indies Cricket team South Africa won the first Twenty20 World Cup match against West Indies by 8 wickets at the New Wanderers Stadium on Tuesday. South Africa won the match with some heroic performances by their top order a poor show on the field by West Indies.
ICC Twenty20 World Cup, SA vs WI, Group A: South Africa 208-2 (17.4 overs) beat West Indies 205-6 by 8 wickets

ICC World 20-20, SA vs WI, Group A: South Africa meet West Indies in ICC World Twenty20 opener

South Africa Cricket team West Indies Cricket team Hosts South Africa meet the West Indies in the opening match of the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 on Tuesday in Johannesburg.
Both teams are clubbed with minnows Bangladesh in Group A, with only two being able to proceed to the next stage. South Africa have made a late chance to their squad drafting in Andre Nel for the injured Loots Bosman. The West Indies too have had injury worries over Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo, but both are expected to be fit for the opener. South Africa (from): Graeme Smith (Captain), Mark Boucher (Wicket Keeper), Gulam Bodi, A B de Villiers, Jean-Paul Duminy, Herschelle Gibbs, Justin Kemp, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Vernon Philander, Shaun Pollock, Thandi Tshabalala, Johan van der Wath.
West Indies (from): Ramnaresh Sarwan (Captain), Denesh Ramdin (Wicket Keeper), Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Pedro Collins, Narsingh Deonarine, Fidel Edwards, Chris Gayle, Runako Morton, Daren Powell, Ravi Rampaul, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Smith, Devon Smith.

South Africa takes on West Indies in opening match of World Twenty20

South Africa Cricket team The first ever Twenty20 cricket world championship has arrived.
From Tuesday, when host South Africa faces West Indies in the opening game of the 12-team competition, the best batsmen in the game will be encouraged simply to hit the ball out of the ground.

West Indies thump New Zealand in Twenty20 warm-up

New Zealand Cricket team New Zealand lost their second world Twenty20 cricket championship warm-up match in Benoni, South Africa, today after they were bowled out for just 115 in reply to the West Indies' modest 150-6.

Nel approved to replace Bosman

South Africa Cricket team The Technical Committee of the ICC Twenty20 World Championships has approved fast bowler Andre Nel as a replacement for Loots Bosman in hosts South Africa's squad for the tournament starting September 11.

Australia captain Ponting to join team for Twenty20 world chanpionships

Australia Cricket team Australia captain Ricky Ponting will fly out to lead his team in the Twenty20 world championship in South Africa after an improvement in his wife's health.

ICC approves Perera as replacement for Murali

Sri Lanka Cricket team The ICC has approved Dilruwan Perera as a replacement for Muttiah Muralitharan in Sri Lanka's squad for the Twenty20 World Championship to be held in South Africa from September 11 to 24.

England all-rounder Bopara to miss Twenty20 World Cup through injury

England Cricket team England all-rounder Ravi Bopara will miss this month's Twenty20 World Cup after breaking and dislocating his right thumb in a one-day match against India.

Ponting may miss Twenty20 World Championship

Australia Cricket team Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting may miss the inaugural Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa because of undisclosed family reasons.

Murali to miss Twenty20 World Championships

Sri Lanka Cricket team Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has suffered an elbow injury that rules him out of next month's Twenty20 World Championships in South Africa.

Australia announce Twenty20 World Cup squad

Australia Cricket team A nagging elbow injury has forced fast bowler Shaun Tait to withdraw from Australia's ICC World Twenty20 squad.
Australia squad: Ricky Ponting (Captain), Adam Gilchrist, Nathan Bracken, Stuart Clark, Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin, Matthew Hayden, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Andrew Symonds, Andrew Hilditch, Shane Watson.

South Africa's all-rounder Jacques Kallis rested for twenty20 world cup

South Africa Cricket team South Africa have rested their ace all-rounder Jacques Kallis for the inaugural Twenty-20 World Championships they are to host from September 11 to 24.
South Africa squad: Graeme Smith (Captain), Gulam Bodi, Loots Bosman, Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Herschelle Gibbs, Justin Kemp, Albie Morkel, Morn Morkel, Makhaya Ntini, Vernon Philander, Shaun Pollock, Thandi Tshabalala, Johan van der Wath.

Mohammad Ashraful to lead Bangladesh in twenty20 world cup

Bangladesh Cricket team Mohammad Ashraful has been named the skipper of Bangladesh at the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa. Bangladesh squad: Mohammad Ashraful (Captain), Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Alok Kapali, Abdur Razzak, Aftab Ahmed Chowdhury, Syed Rasel, Farhad Reza, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah Riyad, Junaid Siddique, Mohammed Nazimuddin, Nadif Chowdhury, Ziaur Rahman.

Sri Lanka names a strong squad for twenty20 world cup

Sri Lanka Cricket team Mahela Jayawardene will lead a strong Sri Lankan team to the inaugural Twenty20 world championship to be held in South Africa in September, officials said on Thursday. Sri Lanka squad: Mahela Jayawardene (Captain), Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillekeratne Dilshan, Chamara Silva, Chaminda Vaas, Farveez Maharoof, Muttiah Muralitharan, Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Fernando, Hasantha Fernando, Gayan Wijekoon, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Jehan Mubarak.

Daniel Vettori to lead New Zealand in South Africa

New Zealand Cricket team The New Zealand selectors have left out Test skipper Stephen Fleming from the Twenty20 World Cup squad. New Zealand squad: Daniel Vettori (Captain), Shane Bond, Peter Fulton, Mark Gillespie, Gareth Hopkins, Chris Martin, Craig McMillan, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Jacob Oram, Jeetan Patel, Bradley Scott, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor, Lou Vincent.

Dhoni to lead Indian twenty20 world cup squad in South Africa

India Cricket team Wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni was today named the captain of the 15-member squad for the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup to be held in South Africa from September 11 to 24. Indian twenty20 squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Ajit Agarkar, Dinesh Karthik, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Joginder Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla, Sreesanth, Irfan Pathan, RP Singh, Rohit Sharma

Dhoni set to lead India in Twenty20 World Cup

India Cricket team Mahendra Singh Dhoni is almost certain to be named India's captain when the selectors meet on Tuesday to pick the squad for the inaugural Twenty20 World Championships in September.

England announce twenty20 world cup team

England Cricket team The England selectors on Monday announced the squads for the Twenty20 World Cup to be played in South Africa next month along with the team that will play with India in the seven-match one-day series later this month. England squad: Paul Collingwood (Captain), Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Andrew Flintoff, James Kirtley, Darren Maddy, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior, Chris Schofield, Owais Shah, Ryan Sidebottom, Jeremy Snape, Vikram Solanki, Chris Tremlett, Luke Wright.

Scotland name 15 member squad for Twenty20 World Championship

Scotland Cricket team Scotland have named former England and Yorkshire player Gavin Hamilton in their 15-man squad for next month's Twenty20 World Cup to be held in South Africa. Scotland squad: Ryan Watson (Captain), John Blain, Dougie Brown, Navdeep Poonia, Gordon Drummond, Gavin Hamilton, Majid Haq, Ross Lyons, Qasim Sheikh, Neil McCallum, Gregor Maiden, Dewald Nel, Colin Smith, Fraser Watts, Craig Wright

ICC announced the umpires list for Twenty20 World Championship

The International Cricket Council yesterday announced the umpires and match referees for the inaugural Twenty20 world championships, excluding five involved in Aprils shambolic World Cup final.

New Zealand name initial Twenty20 championship squad

New Zealand Cricket team New Zealand Cricket have announced a 30-man preliminary squad for the ICC Twenty20 Championship to be held in South Africa in September. New Zealand Preliminary Twenty20 world championsip squad: Andre Adams, Shane Bond, Neil Broom, Grant Elliott, Stephen Fleming, James Franklin, Peter Fulton, Mark Gillespie, Chris Harris, Paul Hitchcock, Gareth Hopkins, Jamie How, James Marshall, Chris Martin, Michael Mason, Brendon McCullum , Nathan McCullum , Peter McGlashan, Craig McMillan , James McMillan, Warren McSkimming, Iain O'Brien, Jacob Oram , Jeetan Patel, Aaron Redmond, Bradley Scott, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor, Daniel Vettori, Lou Vincent.

England recalls Trescothick in provisional 30-man squad

England Cricket team Marcus Trescothick could be back for England sooner than expected. The 31-year-old left-handed batsman was named in England's provisional cricket squad for the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup on Wednesday, eight months after he dropped out of the Ashes tour of Australia citing a stress-related condition. England Twenty20 probables :James Anderson, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Glen Chapple, Paul Collingwood, Alastair Cook, Andrew Flintoff, James Kirtley, Jon Lewis, Mal Loye, Darren Maddy, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Paul Nixon, Monty Panesar, Mark Pettini, Kevin Pietersen, Liam Plunkett, Matthew Prior, Chris Schofield, Owais Shah, Ryan Sidebottom, Jeremy Snape, Vikram Solanki, Chris Tremlett, Marcus Trescothick, Jonathan Trott, Luke Wright, Michael Yardy.

Sachin, Dravid, Sourav opts out of Twenty20 World Cup

India Cricket team Out of favour players Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Mohammad Kaif were on Saturday included in the 30 probables list for the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa in September. India Twenty20 probables : Robin Uthappa, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Mohammad Kaif, Dinesh Kaarthick, Rohit Sharma, Gautam Gambhir, Yousuf Pathan, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, Neeraj Patel, Karan Goel, Cheteshwar Pujara, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Rudra Pratap Singh, Ishant Sharma, Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, S Sreesanth, Munaf Patel, Joginder Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh, Ramesh Powar, Rajesh Pawar, Niranjan Behera, Anirudha Srikkanth, Praveen Kumar.

Sehwag, Harbhajan set to be included in Twenty20 list

India Cricket team Out-of-favour batsman Virender Sehwag and spin bowler Harbhajan Singh are expected to be included in the list of 30 Indian probables for the inaugural World Twenty20 championship when the national selectors meet here on Saturday.

Lee on course to return for the Twenty20 World Cup

The Australian fast bowler Brett Lee is on course to return for the Twenty20 World Cup in September after being named in a preliminary 30-man squad today.

Indian selectors to name Twenty20 world cup probables on July 7

India Cricket team The Indian selection panel will pick the 30 probables for the inaugural World Cup Twenty20 Championship to be held in South Africa,on July 7, in Mumbai.

Tait doubtful for Twenty20 World Cup

Australian pacer Shaun Tait's participation in the upcoming Twenty20 cricket World Cup is in doubt as he undergoes an arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday.

India, Pakistan in same group at Twenty20 World Cup

India Cricket team Pakistan Cricket team India has been drawn with archrival Pakistan and minnow Scotland in the group stages of the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup to be held in South Africa in September.

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

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Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.