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2009 world twenty20 cricket The 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.

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Pakistan ICC World Twenty20 2009 Champions

Pakistan Cricket team Sri Lanka Cricket team Pakistan Sri Lanka T20 Finals Photos Shahid 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.

Finals Pakistan Sri Lanka

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.
Finals Pakistan Sri Lanka
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

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14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT | 19:30 IST :: The Finals - Sunday, June 21
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Lord's

Pakistan Cricket team Sri Lanka Cricket team 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.

ICC World Twenty20 2009

Final at Lord's

Scores

Toss: Sri Lanka, elected to bat

Sri Lanka batting

138/6 in 20 overs

Mathews (not out) 35 runs 24 balls 3x4s 1x6
Sangakkara (not out) 64 runs 52 balls 7x4s 0x6

FOW
0-1: Tillakaratne Dilshan c Hasan b Aamer 0(5)
2-2: Jehan Mubarak c Hasan b Razzaq 1(2)
3-26: Sanath Jayasuriya b Razzaq 17(10)
4-32: Mahela Jayawardene c Misbah Ul-Haq b Razzaq 1(4)
5-67: Chamara Silva c Ajmal b Gul 14(19)
6-70: Isuru Udana b Afridi 1(5)

Overs:
. . . . W . | 1lb 1 W . 2 4 | . . 4 4 . . | 6 4 . . W . | 2 1 1 . . 1 |
1 . W . 1 1 | 1 1 1 1 1 . | 1 . . . 4 . | . . 1 . . 1 | 1 1 4 1 . 1 |
. 1 1lb 4 4 1 | 1 1wd . W . . . | . 1 1 . 1 W | . 1 . 1 1 1 | 1wd 1 1 . 1 1 . |
1 1 2 2 2 1 |4 1lb 2 1 2nb 4 | . . 1 4 1 4 | 1 4 1 1 . 1 | 2 4 6 2 1 2 |

Bowling
Mohammad Aamer 4-1-30-1
Umar Gul 4-0-29-1 (13 in tournament)
Afridi 4-0-20-1
Abdul Razzaq 3-0-20-3

Pakistan batting

139/2 in 18.4 overs

Shahid Afridi (not out) 54 runs 40 balls 2x4s 2x6
Shoaib Malik (not out) 24 runs 22 balls 1x4s 0x6

FOW
1-48: Kamran Akmal st Sangakkara b Jayasuriya 37(28)
2-63: Shahzaib Hasan c Jayasuriya b Muralitharan 19(23)

Overs:
. . 4 2 . 2 | 1wd . . 1 1 . . | . . . 1 . . | 2 1 2 4 1 4 | . 1 . 2 . 1 |
. . 6 2 . 1 | 1 . 1 6 1 . | W 1 1lb 1 . . | 1 . 4 4 1 2 | W . . 1 1 . |
1 1 1 . . 1 | 1 1 1 1 1 1 | 1 2 2 1 1 1 | 6 4 1 2 . 1 | . 1 1 1 1 2 |
1 . 1 . . 1 | 1 1 1 1 2 1 | 2 1 1wd 1 2 6 5nb 1 | 1 4 1 1lb

Bowling
Muralitharan 3-0-20-1
Jayasuriya 2-0-8-1

By Nishanth Gopinathan.


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