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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.
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South Africa Beat India To March Into Semi-Finals Unbeaten
June 16, 2009AB de Villiers scored 63 in a low scoring match with seven fours in 51 balls, as South Africa made 130-5 and finished off India, which made 118-8 at Trent Bridge to complete the Super 8s unbeaten. South Africa, which had already qualified for the semifinals, returns to Trent Bridge on Thursday when it meets Pakistan in the first semifinal.
Dhoni blamed India's batting for the failure and said supporters had every right to be unhappy. India put on 48 for the first wicket, but collapsed once Gautam Gambhir fell in the seventh over for 21. Raina returned soon with three, and opener Rohit Sharma with a team-best 29 followed him. Dhoni was senselessly run out in the 13th for five, and Yusuf Pathan faced just two balls before he was caught by de Villiers off Roelof van der Merwe in the next over without scoring. Yuvraj and Harbhajan steadied India, and scored some quick runs, but Harbhajan fell in the 17th for 14 and Yuvraj was out six balls later for 25.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Match 24: IND vs SAF, Group E, June 16: South Africa 130/5 (AB de Villiers 63) beat India 118/8 by 12 runs
Sri Lanka keep clean slate, reach semis
June 16, 2009Man of the Match Ajantha Mendis' three-wicket spell of 3-0-9-3 took the wind out of New Zealand’s run chase, as the Black Caps collapsed 48 runs behind the victory target of 159, earning Sri Lanka a place in the semi-final with their third straight victory in the Super Eights group stages. They topped Group F.
Kiwis, the pre-tournament favorites, only beat Scotland and Ireland and lost to semi-finalists South Africa and West Indies, to exit before the semis. Captian Vettori said a South Africa v Sri Lanka final at Lord's on Sunday looked to be on the cards.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Match 23: SRL vs NZL, Group F, June 16: Sri Lanka 158-5 (Dilshan 48, Jayawardene 41*) beat New Zealand 110 (Guptill 43, Mendis 3-9, Udana 2-17) by 48 runs
Windies boot hosts England out of the Tournament and head to the Semis
June 15, 2009In an innings shortened to 9 overs due to rain, West Indies were required to take 80 runs following the Duckworth-Lewis method. England, who batted first, scored 161/6 in 20 overs. Ravi Bopara's 55 runs and Kevin Pietersen's 31 off 19 balls were the highlights of the English innings. Dwayne Bravo took 2 wickets for West Indies giving away 30 runs in 4 overs.
The England innings was followed by a heavy downpour and rain delay. The West Indies team, chasing a target of 80 runs in 9 overs got off to a shaky start, losing Andre Fletcher in the first over for a duck. Chris Gayle, the backbone of the West Indian batting line-up took 15 runs from only 8 balls, but was bowled out by Sidebottom in the second over. Bravo steadied the innings with 18 runs, but the required run rate kept creeping up and West Indies were 45/5 in 5.2 overs. Needing 35 runs in 22 balls, with 5 wickets in hand, the West Indies innings were on shaky grounds and match which could easily go either way at this stage. Thankfully, for the Windies, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan came through for their team and both remained unbeaten with scores of 17 (off 10 balls) and 19 (off 9 balls) respectively. The Windies attained their target with 4 balls remaining.
Ramnaresh Sarwan was named Player of the Match.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Match 22: WI vs ENG, Group E, June 15: England 161/6 in 20 overs (Bopara 55, Pietersen 31, Bravo 2-30 ) lost to West Indies 82/5 in 8.2 overs (Target D/L Method - 80 in 9 overs) (Sarwan 19, Chanderpaul 17, Bravo 18, Gayle 15) by 5 wickets
Pakistan pull off comfortable victory over Ireland to reach the Semi Finals
June 15, 2009Pakistan beat Ireland by 39 runs to secure a berth in the Semi Finals of the ICC World twenty 20 Championship. The Pak team were dominant in all aspects of the game. Kamran Akmal, once again came through for Pakistan and was the top scorer with 57 runs. Shahzaib Hasan (23) and Shahid Afridi (24) also made notable contributions to Pakistan's total of 159/5. Kyle McCallan was the most successful bowler for Ireland taking 2 wickets at the cost of 26 runs.
In the batting line-up of the Irish, only three players were able to score double-digits. Opener William Porterfield (40 runs off 36 balls) tried to build a strong innings, but the Pakistan bowlers kept Ireland on their toes and took wickets at regular intervals. From 87/3 in 13 overs, Ireland only reached 111/9 in 18.3 overs. Saeed Ajmal was the one who wreaked most havoc on the Irish batsmen taking 4 wickets and conceding only 19 runs in 4 overs. Ireland were able to gather just 120/9 in the allotted 20 overs.
Kamran Akmal was named Player of the Match.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Match 21: PAK vs IRE, Group F, June 15: Pakistan 159-5 (Akmal 57, Hasan 23, Afridi 24, McCallan 2-26 ) beat Ireland 120-9 (Porterfield 40, K O'Brien 26, Ajmal 4-19, Gul 2-19) by 39 runs
Defending Champions India succumb to England and bow out of the tournament
June 14, 2009India, the defending champions lost to England by 3 runs in the crucial match at Lord's. After winning the toss, India elected to field, but were unable to take early wickets. England lost the wicket of Luke Wright in the second over and were 3/1, but Ravi Bopara (37) and Kevin Pietersen (46) stabilised their innings and England managed to take 153/7 in the allotted 20 overs. Harbhajan Singh was the most succesful bowler for India who bowled 4 overs and took 3 wickets giving away only 30 runs. India lost Rohit Sharma (9) in the 2nd over and Suresh Raina (2) in the 4th over and their scoring pace slowed down after that. From 12/1 after 2 overs, the Indians were only able to get to 62/3 in 11 overs. Yuvraj Singh was a glimmer of hope for India, when he took 17 runs off only 9 balls, but lost his wicket to Foster who stumped him off a ball by Swann. Towards the end of the Indian innings, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (30*) and Yousuf Pathan (33*) tried to take India to their target of 154, but they fell short by just 3 runs in the nail-biting finish of this match.
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni continued with his experimenting, even in the must win match, playing Ravindra Jadeja instead of the experienced Irfan Pathan, and promoting him to No 4 in the batting line-up instead of Yuvraj Singh when India needed quick runs.
Though India will not advance to the semi-finals, they still have one more match to play, on Tuesday, June 16th, against South Africa. Winning that match will not help India's chances in this champoinship in any way, but it will give the millions of Indian fans something to be proud of about their team's performance in this ICC Twenty 20 World Cup.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Match 20: IND vs ENG, Group E, June 14: England 153-7 (Pietersen 46, Harbhajan 3-30, Jadeja 2-26) beat India 150-5 (Pathan 33*, Sidebottom 2-31, Swann 2-28) by three runs
Ireland give Srilanka a good fight, but ultimately lose by 9 runs
June 14, 2009The Irish team who played against Sri Lanka today were a far cry from the team that lost by 83 runs to New Zealand earlier in the tournament. Dilshan, Sri Lanka's star batsman was out for a duck in the second ball of the match, caught by Niall O' Brien off a ball by Boyd Rankin. Sangakkara was out (c N O'Brien b Johnston) in the third over for only 3 runs. Alex Cusack took 4 wickets for Ireland in 3 overs, conceding only 18 runs. Jayasuriya (27) and Jayawardene (78) steadied the Sri Lankan innings and set the Ireland team a target of 145 runs in 20 overs. Porterfield and Niall O' Brien laid the foundation of the Irish innings taking 31 runs each. Sri Lanka failed to take any wickets till the 10th over when Porterfield was caught by Sangakkara off a ball by Muralitharan. Ireland's run rate declined steeply after Ajantha Mendis took down both the O'Brien brothers in the 14th over. Needing 18 runs from the last over, Ireland was able to get only 8 runs and their final score was 135/7.
With this defeat, Ireland are eliminated from progressing further in this World Twenty20 tournament. Sri Lanka will play against New Zealand on Tuesday, June 16th at trent Bridge and Ireland will face Pakistan tomorrow at Kennington Oval in their final match.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Match 19: SRI vs IRE, Group F, June 14: Sri Lanka 144 for 9 (Jayawardene 78, Cusack 4-18) beat Ireland 135 for 7 (Malinga 2-18) by nine runs
June 14 Preview: India vs England
June 14, 2009It is do or die for India and England who will take on each other in the ICC World Twenty20 match at Lord's on Sunday. Each team will have to win the match to have any chance of progressing to the semifinal, after losing their first matches of the super eight stage. India lost to West indies in the super eight stage, while England lost to South Africa
The last time India met England in a World Twenty20 was in South Africa in 2007, when India's master destroyer Yuvraj Singh had hit England's baby-faced fast bowler Broad for six sixes in one monumental over. Yuvraj finished that innings with 58 off 16 deliveries, as India made 219, chasing which, England lost by 18 runs.
Umar Gul stuns New Zealand with first ever Twenty20 5-wicket haul
June 13, 2009A sensational five-wicket haul for just 6 runs in 3 overs by Umar Gul helped Pakistan defeat New Zealand by six wickets to keep their semi-finals hopes alive in the World Twenty20.
The Kiwis were all out for a paltry 99 in 18.3 overs, after they won the toss and decided to bat first at Oval. After being introduced in the 13th over, Gul wreaked havoc in his three-over spell and emerged the first bowler ever to claim five wickets in a T20 international.
Pakistan coasted home to finish on 100-4 with Shahzaib Hasan making 35 and Shahid Afridi 29 not out.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Match 18: PAK vs NZL, Group F, June 13: New Zealand 99 in 18.3 overs (Gul 5-6, Razzaq 2-17) lost to Pakistan 100/4 in 13.1 overs (Shahzaib Hasan 35, Shahid Afridi * 29) by 6 wickets (with 41 balls remaining)
South Africa maintains unbeaten record as Windies go down
June 13, 2009South Africa, batting first, were on course for a huge total as all-rounder Jacques Kallis (45) put on an opening 54-run partnership with Smith (31) and a second wicket 51-run partnership with Herschelle Gibbs (55). But they lost 5 quick wickets for just 34 runs in 25 balls on a typically good batting pitch, accompanied by a fast outfield, to finish 183/7.
West Indies, looking for the second consecutive win in consecutive matches, were given hope as Lendl Simmons hit 77 off just 50 balls with a six and 12 fours. But the South African teenager and left-arm fast bowler, Wayne Parnell, took 4-13, including the wickets of openers Andre Fletcher and Chris Gayle in four balls, to put his side firmly on the front foot. In the end, West Indies could manage only 163, falling short by 20 runs.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Match 17: SAF vs WIN, Group E, June 13: South Africa 183/7 (Gibbs 55, Kallis 45) beat West Indies 163/9 (Simmons 77, Parnell 4-13) by 20 runs
Bravo magic sinks defending champions
June 12, 2009West Indies beat India by seven wickets in a thrilling run chase at the Twenty20 World Cup at Lord's on Friday. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, India lost quick wickets at the top with Rohit Sharma the first to go for 5, caught by Simmons off Edwards in the second over. Suresh Raina was next for 5, giving a catch behind to Denesh Ramdin off Edwards. Simmons then brilliantly caught opener Gautam Gambhir, taking a superb catch running back as Gambhir miscued a Bravo delivery. Dhoni made a painful 11 before he was out caught on the boundary by Andre Fletcher off Bravo as he tried to force a sixer.
Yuvraj Singh (67) and Yusuf Pathan (31) gave something to the packed Indian crowd to cheer on, and they looked they were taking the match away from the West Indians, but an ill-timed shot by Yuvraj again gave the momentum back to the Caribbeans. Harbhajan hit three fours off the last three balls to give India a defendable target of 153-7.
India celebrated with early wicket of Fletcher for nought, and later when dangerman Gayle was out on 22, but Simmons and Bravo put on 50 from 35 balls, and shifted the momentum decisively in West Indies' favour. Dwayne Bravo who had taken four wickets to keep India down earlier, went on to score a 66 not out and ended up with the Man of the Match award.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Match 16: IND vs WIN, Group E, June 12: West Indies 156 for 3 (Bravo 66*, Simmons 44) beat India 153 for 7 (Yuvraj 67, Yusuf 31, Bravo 4-38, Edwards 3-24) by seven wickets
Sri Lanka defend modest total to beat Pakistan
June 12, 2009Sri Lanka survived a mid-innings slump and a threatening 66-run partnership between Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq to ease to a 19-run win in their first game of the Super Eights at Lord's. Sanath Jayasuriya (26) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (46) put on 81 for the first wicket but then lost 6 wickets for 69 runs to Shahid Afridi (2 for 23) and Saeed Ajmal (2 for 26) as they slumped to 150-7.
Lasith Malinga (3 for 17) and Muttiah Muralitharan (2 for 28) were able to restrict Pakistan to 131-9 with Younus Khan positng 50.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Match 15: PAK vs SRL, Group F, June 12: Sri Lanka 150 for 7 (Dilshan 46) beat Pakistan 131 (Younis 50, Malinga 3-17) by 19 runs
June 12 Preview: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, India vs West Indies at the Lord's
June 12, 2009Pakistan take on Sri Lanka in a Group F match at Lord's on Friday at 18:00 IST which is an important match for both teams. Pakistan has so far shown they can play like winners or losers, depending on the mood of the team. Shahid Afridi's bowling (with his 4-11 against the Dutch ) has picked up, but his batting style has been ridiculed by everyone since the tournament started. Sri Lanka on the other hand are fresh from two morale boosting victories over Australia and West Indies. Batsman Dilshan and veteran all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya have both already recorded big scores with the bat. India meet Windies in the second match, scheduled to start at 22:00 IST in a Group E match. Belonging to the toughest group, a win or loss can mean moving to the semis or going home. T20 World Champions India barely had to break sweat progressing from their group with comfortable wins over Bangladesh and Ireland. West Indies on the other hand are inconsistent, depending too much on Captain Chris Gayle's batting. His 88 from 50 balls led the team to a crushing win over Australia, while they lost pathetically to Sri Lanka while Gayle rested, due to an injury.
All-round effort by Kallis in South African win
June 11, 2009Man of the Match Jacques Kallis took 2 wickets in 3 overs, and followed it up with an unbeaten (49-ball) 57 which included 5 fours and a six.
Owais Shah was the lone Englishman to withstand the Proteas' onslaught with 38 off 33 balls in a game where four of the top seven batsmen managed only four runs between them.
2009 ICC World Twenty20 Match 14: SAF vs ENG, Group E, June 11: South Africa 114/3 (Kallis 57*, Gibbs 30) beat England 111 (Shah 38, Parnell 3-14) by 7 wickets
After beating Ireland effortlessly, New Zealand marches on
June 11, 2009Aaron Redmond, who was called up into the New Zealand side quite unexpectedly following non-availability of Jesse Ryder, Ross Taylor and Daniel Vettori, played an astonishing innings, to blast 63 off 30 balls.
Chasing 198, Ireland were soon 15 for 2, but Wilson and Andre Botha steadied their innings, but couldn't match the asking run-rate.
In a match that featured a set of brothers from each side, the McCullum brothers shined, with Nathan picking up 3 for 15, while his brother Brendon was outstanding in the infield, effecting run outs of John Mooney and Johnston, and then took a sharp catch to dismiss Cusack. O'Brien brothers had a forgettable match, scoring just 5 runs between them.