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England bounce back with a convincing win over Pakistan


The English team erased the memories of their embarrasing defeat to Holland by convincingly beating Pakistan by 48 runs in their final Group B round robin match at the ICC T20 World Cup. The batsmen led by Kevin Pietersen (58) did a great job posting 185 and then the bowlers restricted a strong Paksitan batting line up to just 137 to book a place in the Super 8 stage of the competition.

Younis Khan won the toss and elected to bowl first under cloudy conditions. It was the 4th time that the current strip was being used in the tournament, w


South Africa annihilate Scotland


South Africa showed how to play against the minnows as they completely humiliated Scotland by 130 runs to seal their place in the Super Eight stage of the ICC T20 World Cup. Their batsmen were destructive to say the least with AB DeVilliers banging 79 off 34 balls to help his side register a mammoth 211 and the South African bowlers completed the rout rattling out Scotland for just 81.

In the only thing that went right for Scotland today, they won the toss and elected to field first under bright sunshine which was a relief for them considering their rain truncated game against Read more...

India cruise home against Bangladesh in T20 World Cup

gambhir_pulls.jpgDefending champions India restored a sense of normalcy to cricketing proceedings recording a comprehensive 25 run victory over Bangladesh to all but secure a place for themselves in the Super 8 stage of the competition.

A great all-round effort from the unit was the hallmark of the victory, with the openers Gautam Gambhir and Rohit Sharma playing useful hands before a cameo from Yuvraj Singh propelled India to a score of 180 from their 20 overs.

Four wickets for 21 from left-arm spinner

Gayle force rocks Aussie boat

gayle_storm.jpgThe much maligned West Indies cricket team after an embarrassing summer in England finally showed their prowess in the shortest version of the game humbling the mighty Aussies by 7 wickets in the Group of Death in the ICC T20 World Cup.

Mild mannered Chris Gayle put on his mighty maroon costume and stormed onto the field smashing a heroic 88 from 50 balls to all but propel West Indies into the Super 8s stage of the World Cup.

Clubbed in a group with Sri Lanka, the manner of today's victory was as important as the result itself, leavin


New Zealand edge Scotland in high-scoring encounter

nz_sco.jpgBoth New Zealand and Scotland would have looked out the window in the morning and anticipated little cricket today. However when the rain gods decided to pause for breath, and the ground staff at The Oval produced a magic 30 minute turn around, we were treated to some good old fashioned 7-overs a side gully cricket.

With the loss of wickets no longer part of the equation, the batsmen for either side were given a licence to thrill, and both sides to their credit came to party. One hundred and seventy nine runs were scored in 13 overs between Scotland and New Zealand, in what turned out to be an excellent appetizer for the Gayle th


Netherlands shock England in T20 World Cup opener

collingwood.jpgAfter all the hype and hoopla of the Indian Premier League, one almost fell sorry for the T20 World Cup akin to a Conan O'Brien having to follow a Jay Leno on stage. With minnows like Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands thrown into the mix for the early rounds, the chatter around bars and offices across the cricketing world was the same - "Yeah, will probably watch it when the Super 8s start."

Throw in the loss of the host's star attractions - Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen


Bangladesh set to take the game to India

rubel.jpgBangladesh coach Jamie Siddons is expecting the Tigers to arrive at the party from their very first match of the ICC T20 World Cup against India at Trent Bridge on Saturday.

"I think everyone knows that we are dangerous at any time. We have some potential match-winners,,,but our consistency has not been there. We don't want to lose this game, we want to win it but we are the underdogs and we are very relaxed about the game. We want to put our best foot forward and put them under some pressure" said Siddons while speaking to the media at Trent Bridge today.

The Bangladesh side had a three-hour training session at Lady Bay just across the road from Trent Bridge in the morning after which Si


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