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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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New Zealand vs South Africa at Lord's
South Africa clinch victory over New Zealand in a nail-biting finish
June 09, 2009Electing to field first, the New Zealand bowlers were successful in limiting South Africa to a low score of only 128/7. Ian Butler (4-0-13-2) and Nathan McCullum (4-0-18-1) deserve notable mention in this performance by New Zealand. Graeme Smith(33) and Jean-Paul Duminy(29) were the high-scorers for South Africa. However, the New Zealand batsmen were unable to convert the good performance by their bowlers into a victory. Brendan McCullum gave his team a solid start by scoring 57 runs off 53 balls. But the New Zealand innings lacked momentum and from 2-26in 3 overs, they reached only 3-82 in 14 overs. They needed 2 runs from the last ball to win, but instead lost the wicket of Oram in a run out. New Zealnd were able to take only 127/5 in 20 overs. Van der Merwe was the most successsful bowler for South Africa, taking 2 wickets , giving away only 14 runs and earned the title of Player of the match.