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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Twenty20 Cricket World Cup 2007 – Today’s Match Pakistan Vs Australia, New Zealand Vs England & Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh

Pakistan Vs Sri LankaPakistan beat Sri Lanka by 33 runs

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 33 runs to end their winning street in twenty20 world cup. Captain Shoaib Malik and Younis Khan struck timely half-centuries to boost Pakistan to 189-6 after being put in to bat, before their bowlers never allowed Sri Lanka to get away, restricting them to 156-9 at the end of 20 overs.

The Pakistan bowlers hit Sri Lanka hard up front as Mohammad Asif removed opener Upul Tharanga with his second delivery. Sanath Jayasuriya was let off two balls later, but Sohail Tanvir, who dropped him, came back to castle him with a seering first delivery in the second over of the innings.

Jayawardena, Chamara Silva and Dilshan put up some resistance but in the end the Lankans fell well short of the 190 mark.

Earlier Srilankan Captain Mahela Jayawardne won the toss and put Pakistani into bat. Pakistan didn’t started well and they lost three quick wickets but their Captain Shoiab Mallik and their experienced player Younis Khan played brilliantly in the middle over to give Pakistan a formiddble total of 189/6.

Younis Khan was declared Man of the Match for his brilliant 51 runs of 35 balls.

Highlights of Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka

Match Summary

Pakistan – 189/6 in 20 Overs

Shoaib Malik – 57 Younis Khan– 51

Dilhara Fernando 4-1-17-2 Lasith Malinga – 4-0-43-3

England – 156/9 in 20 Overs

Chamara Silva –38 T. Dilshan – 38

Shahid Afridi 4-0-18-3 Umar Gul – 4-0-14-2

England Vs New ZealandNew Zealand beat England by 5 runs

New Zealand after ridiculous start bounce back with brilliant fielding and some lusty hitting at end. Paul Collingwood won the toss and decided to field first at Durban. New Zealand got up to poor start by loosing quick three wickets early on, but thanks to some lusty hitting by Craig Macmillan (57 of 37 balls) & Scott Styris (42 of 31 balls). New Zealand reached a formidable total of 164/9 in their 20 overs.

Chasing a target if 165 in 20 overs England started well with Darren Maddy (50 of 31 balls) & Vikram Solanki (24 of 25 balls). But their middle order fail to deliver at the time when it matters. However Luke Wright tries to play an inning of his life by hitting 24 runs of 17 balls but he also not able to handle the pressure.

Craig Macmillan was declared Man of the Match.

Match Summary

New Zealand – 164/9 in 20 Overs

Craig Macmillan – 57 Scott Styris– 42

James Anderson 4-0-24-2 Darren Maddy – 1-0-6-2

England – 159/8 in 20 Overs

Darren Maddy –38 Luke Wright – 24

Shane Bond 4-0-20-2 Danniel Vettori – 4-0-20-2

Pakistan Vs Australia – Both teams will look to ensure their Semi Final birth

This match is really interesting, since both of the team looks to confirm their semi final place. This ones going to be a real close match and we should expect the Pakistanis to upset the Aussies.

After beating Sri Lanka, Pakistanis are on high and they would like to beat the Aussies.

Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka – Both will play to remain in twenty20 hunt

Bangladesh take on Sri Lanka in the final match of the day. The Lankans would be hoping to register a huge win to boost their Run Rate. On the other hand Bangladeshi would like to upset the Sri Lankan lions to remain in the contest.

After winning their first match at group stage Bangladesh struggle to put the performance required and that’s why they have been beaten by both Australia and South Africa. So they would like to improve all this and try to beat the lankans.

Before their lost to Pakistan, Sri Lanka looks like much stronger team of the tournament and they are but they have to really play well to advance onto next stage of the tournament.


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