Twenty20 World Championship 2007


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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 World 20-20, IND vs SA, Super 8: India beat South Africa by 37 runs

India Cricket team South Africa Cricket team India advanced to the semi-finals of the Twenty20 World Cup beating South Africa by 37 runs and in the process knocked the hosts out of the competition while New Zealand also proceeded into the last-four stage on the basis of better run-rate.
New Zeland will take on Pakistan in the first semi-final in Cape Town while India will meet Australia in Durban in the other clash. Needing 154 runs to win on a bowlers-friendly pitch, South Africa were restricted to 116-9 as R P Singh emerged the star with the ball claiming 4 wickets. Harbhajan Singh and S Sreesanth took two wickets each.
ICC World Twenty20, IND vs SA, Super 8: India 153-5 (20 overs) beat South Africa 116-9 (20 overs) by 37 runs

ICC World 20-20, PAK vs BAN, Super 8: Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 4 wickets

Pakistan Cricket team Bangladesh Cricket team Pakistan huffed and puffed their way to a four wicket victory over Bangladesh to maintain an all win record in the Super Eights phase of World Twenty20 at Cape Town today.
Set 141 for a win, Pakistan reached the target with 1 over to spare as Shahid Afridi, who was sent atop, smashed 39 off 21 balls while Mohammad Hafeez (23) and Salman Butt (21) were the other contributors.
ICC World Twenty20, PAK vs BAN, Super 8: Pakistan 141-6 (19 overs) beat Bangladesh 140 (19.4 overs) by four wickets

ICC World 20-20, AUS vs SL, Super 8: Australia beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets

Australia Cricket team Sri Lanka Cricket team World Champions Australia strolled past Sri Lanka to score a 10-wicket victory in their World Twenty20 Super 8s match in Cape Town to book a semi-final place in the event, today.
Having restricted Sri Lankan to 101 all out in 19.3 overs, the Aussies knocked the required target in just 10.2 overs and without losing a wicket. Openers Adam Gilchrist (31) and Matthew Hayden (58) finished off the things in a hurry as the match was finished off with close to 10 overs to spare.
ICC World Twenty20, AUS vs SL, Super 8: Australia 102-0 (10.2 overs) beat Sri Lanka 101 by 10 wickets

ICC World 20-20, IND vs ENG, Super 8: India beat England by 18 runs

India Cricket team England Cricket team India registered a 18-run victory over England in the must-win Super 8s game to keep their hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the Twenty20 World Cup alive, in Durban on Wednesday.
After being set a huge target of 219 runs to win the game as Yuvraj Singh set the record for the fastest half-century and hit six sixes in an over from Stuart Broad, England could manage 200-6 in their allotted 20 overs.
ICC World Twenty20, IND vs ENG, Super 8: India 218-4 (20 overs) beat England 200-6 (20 overs) by 18 runs
Cricket Records

6-sixes in an over, fastest international 50 for Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh Yuvraj Singh became the first player in Twenty20 history to hit six sixes in an over in India's match against England.
The astonishing barrage from Yuvraj, 25, helped him reach his half-century off just 12 balls. The lefthander hit the first delivery from England bowler Stuart Broad out of the Kingsmead stadium, and followed with five more sixes in the Super Eight match of the World Twenty20 tournament. Sir Gary Sobers was the first to hit six sixes in an over in first-class cricket, followed by Ravi Shastri, while Herschelle Gibbs managed it in a one-day international. managed it in a one-day international. Yuvraj Singh is however the first batsman to hit a fast bowler for max.
Yuvraj's 12-ball 50 is also the fastest in any form of international cricket. The previous quickest one-day fifty belonged to Sanath Jayasuriya, in 17 balls for Sri Lanka against Pakistan in 1996. Record for the fastest 100 is held by Shahid Afridi, who needed only 37 balls against Sri Lanka on his first ever innings.

Previous 36-run overs 1968 Garfield Sobers, of Nottinghamshire and West Indies, hit Malcolm Nash, the Glamorgan left-arm bowler, for 36 in an over in Swansea. See video of Sir Gary Sober's Six 6s
1985 Ravi Shastri, playing for Bombay, matched the achievement in a Ranji Trophy match. The India opening batsman hit Tilak Raj, a slow left-arm Baroda bowler, out of the ground six times.
2007 Herschelle Gibbs won $1 million for charity when he took on Daan van Bunge of Netherlands, the leg spinner, in the 30th over of South Africas World Cup match.

ICC World 20-20, SA vs NZ, Super 8: South Africa beat New Zealand by 6 wickets

South Africa Cricket team New Zealand Cricket team Justin Kemp's aggressive batting spurred South Africa to a six-wicket win over New Zealand in a Twenty20 World Cup Super Eights match on Wednesday.
Kemp smashed six fours and six sixes in his 56-ball 89 not out, the top score in South Africa's reply of 158 for four to New Zealand's total of 153 for eight.
ICC World Twenty20, SA-NZ, Super 8: South Africa 158-4 (19.1 overs) beat New Zealand 153-8 (20 overs) by 6 wickets

ICC World 20-20, SL vs BAN, Super 8: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 64 runs

Sri Lanka Cricket team Bangladesh Cricket team Sri Lankan batsmen failed to fire, but the bowlers responded to the call and helped them post a 64 run win against Bangladesh in the Super Eights 'Group F' match of the Twenty20 World Cup.
ICC World Twenty20, SL vs BAN, Super 8: Sri Lanka 147-5 (20 overs) beat Bangladesh 83-10 (15.5 overs) by 64 runs

ICC World 20-20, AUS vs PAK, Super 8: Pakistan beat Australia by 6 wickets

Australia Cricket team Pakistan Cricket team Led by captain Malik and Misbah Ul Haq , Pakistan inflicted a humiliating defeat on Australia chasing the set target with 5 balls and six wickets in hand. Pakistan earlier touted as favorites seeing their talent and experience have now two back to back wins over Sri Lanka and Australia respectively. Pakistan now are most likely to enter the Semifinal.
Chasing a total of 164 runs for victory against Australia, Pakistan managed to recover well led by its captain Shoaib Malik and Misbah Ul Haq, who scored a brilliant fifty. Pakistan required just 22 runs of last three overs. However a straight drive from Misbah meant Pakistan now need just 16 runs on same number of balls.
ICC World Twenty20, AUS vs PAK, Super 8: Pakistan 165-4 (19.1 overs) beat Australia 164-7 (20 overs) by six wickets

ICC World 20-20, NZ vs ENG, Super 8: New Zealand beat England by 5 runs

New Zealand Cricket team England Cricket team New Zealand edged past England by a mere five runs in a nail-biting encounter in the super eight stage of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in Durban on Tuesday.
Despite a shaky start, the Kiwis had recovered to post a competitive 164 for nine, with significant contributions by Scott Styris (42) and Craig McMillan (57).
ICC World Twenty20, NZ vs ENG, Super 8: New Zealand 164-9 beat England 159-8 by five runs

ICC World 20-20, PAK vs SL, Super 8: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 33 runs

Pakistan Africa Cricket team Sri Lanka Cricket team Pakistan eased to a 33-run win over Sri Lanka in their first Super Eight match of the ICC World Twenty20 in Johannesburg today.
Set 190 to win, Sri Lanka were restricted to 156-9 in 20 overs as allrounder Shahid Afridi was the pick of the Pakistani bowlers, taking 3-18 in 4 overs.
ICC World Twenty20, PAK vs SL, Super 8: Pakistan 189-6 (20 overs) beat Sri Lanka 156-9 (20 overs) by 33 runs

ICC World 20-20, SA vs ENG, Super 8: South Africa beat England by 19 runs

South Africa Cricket team England Cricket team South Africa produced a disciplined bowling performance to beat England by 19 runs in their Super Eight match of ICC World Twenty20 in Cape Town on Sunday.
ICC World Twenty20, SA vs ENG, Super 8: South Africa 154-8 (20 ovs) bt England 135-7 (20 ovs) by 19 runs

ICC World 20-20, AUS vs BAN, Super 8: Brett Lee hat-trick crushes Bangladesh

Australia Cricket team Bangladesh Cricket team Paceman Brett Lee recorded the first World Twenty20 hat-trick as Australia coasted to a nine-wicket victory over Bangladesh in their first match of the Super Eights.
ICC World Twenty20, AUS vs BAN, Super 8: Australia 124-1 (13.5 ovs) bt Bangladesh 123-8 (20 ovs) by 9 wkts

ICC World 20-20, IND vs NZ, Super 8: New Zealand beat India by 10 runs

India Cricket team New Zealand Cricket team New Zealand opened the Super Eight stage of the ICC World Twenty20 with a thrilling 10 run win over India.
Beaten on saturday by Sri Lanka, the New Zealand bounced back with an impressive all-round display in Johannesburg. A brutal stand of 73 between Craig McMillan and Jacob Oram propelled the Kiwis to an impressive total of 190 all out after they had been put into bat.
ICC World Twenty20, IND vs NZ, Super 8: New Zealand 190-10 (20.0 ovs) bt India 180-9 (20.0 ovs) by 10 runs

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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