After loosing their first match at Wanderers against New Zealand, India found themselves in a must win situation against England at Durban today. England is almost out of the tournament by loosing two successive matches but they will play for prides against India.
On the other hand M.S. Dhoni like to show to the world why he has been named as ODI captain. They have lost to New Zealands due to bad bowling at the depth over and due to failure of their middle order batsman.So they have to improve in these area to beat the Englishmen.
Indians will be playing on a pitch which supports the fast bowler, so anything around 170 will be good score on this wicket.
So far the Indian Pacemen have given patchy performances and the team management has a somewhat difficult task of deciding what to do in the seaming conditions at Durban, with Ajit Agarkar, who was been given the boot from the ODI team on Tuesday, not justifying his place despite what manager Lalchand Rajput might say.
Likely Team for both the teams (Match will began from India Time)
Indian squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Yuvraj Singh (Vice-captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla, S Sreesanth, Irfan Pathan, Rudra Pratap Singh, Harbhajan Singh.
England squad Paul Collingwood (capt), D.Maschcarenas, Stuart Broad, Luke Wright , Darren Maddy, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior (wk), Owais Shah, Vikram Solanki, James Anderson, Chris Schofield.
South Africa Vs New Zealand – New Zealand likes their winning habbits to carry on
New Zealand likes to continue their winning habbits and on the other hand South Africa who has not beaten in this tournament so far also likes to carry that momentum.
So altogether it will be another exciting encounter at super eight stages.
Likely squads for both teams (Match will beagan from India time)
New Zealand squad for Twenty20 World Cup: Daniel Vettori (capt), Shane Bond, Peter Fulton, Mark Gillespie, Chris Martin, Craig McMillan, Brendon McCullum, Jacob Oram, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor, Lou Vincent.
South Africa Twenty20 squad: Graeme Smith (captain), Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers, Herschelle Gibbs, Justin Kemp, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Makhaya Ntini, Vernon Philander, Shaun Pollock, Johan van der Wath
18/09/07 (Yesterday) Match Results
England Vs New Zealand Highlights – New Zealand won by 5 runs
Craig Macmillan was declared Man of the Match.
New Zealand – 164/9 in 20 Overs
Craig Macmillan – 57Scott Styris– 42
James Anderson– 4-0-24-2Darren Maddy – 1-0-6-2
England – 159/8 in 20 Overs
Darren Maddy –38Luke Wright – 24
Shane Bond– 4-0-20-2Danniel Vettori – 4-0-20-2
Australia Vs Pakistan – Pakistan beat Australia by 6 wickets
Captain Shoaib Malik struck his second consecutive half-century and was involved in another 100-run stand as Pakistan stunned world champions Australia by six wickets in their Group E Super Eights encounter at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
Pakistan bowled exceptionally well to restrict world champions Australia to 164-7 before Malik (52 not out) and Misbah-ul-Haq (66 not out) finished off the game with five balls to spare.
Earlier in the day Pakistan bowled exceptionally well to restrict Australia to just 164 in their 20 overs. The last 4 overs yielded just around 30 runs and this proved to be the crucial factor of the match. Sohail Tanvir (3-31) impressed all with his left-handed nippy fast bowling.
Australia began the defense of their modest total pretty well and at one stage had reduced the Pakistanis to 46-4 before the duo of Malik and Misbah guided them to victory.
Having already beaten Sri Lanka in the Super Eights, Pakistan are now assured of a spot in the semi-finals. The Australia vs Sri Lanka game is going to decide the second team to qualify for the Semi-Finals from this group.
Highlights of Australia Vs Pakistan Match
Misbah-ul-haq was declared Man of the Match.
Australia – 164/7 in 20 Overs
Michael Hussey – 37Brad Hodge– 36
Sohail Tanvir– 4-0-31-3Mohammad Hafeez– 4-0-31-1
Pakistan – 165/4 in 19.1 Overs
Misbah-ul-Haq –66*Shoaib Malik– 52*
Stuart Clark– 4-0-27-3Mitchell Johnson– 4-0-28-1
Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh – Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 64 runs
Sri Lankan bowlers came to the party after their batsman fails to put a commanding score on the board. And they bowled out the Bangladeshi on just 83 runs to beat them by 64 runs.
Earlier Bangladesh Skipper Mohammad Ashraful won the toss and elected to bowl first. Bangladeshi bowlerd did actually what their skipper wanted to restrict Sri Lankans to 147/5 in 20 overs.
Despite chasing a modest total, the Bangladeshis were bundled out for a mere 83 runs with 4.1 overs remaining.
Bangladesh was virtually out of the ICC World Twenty20 competition after having lost both their Super Eights games, with only one game against Pakistan at hand.
Jolted by Pakistan in their previous encounter, World Cup finalists Sri Lanka were in no mood of a let up as left-arm paceman Chaminda Vaas snared Bangladeshi opener Nazimuddin for a golden duck.