1st T20

  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 1st T20 January 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Australia captain George Bailey won the toss and opted to bat against England in the first Twenty20 in Hobart. After a closely fought ODI series, Australia and England shift their focus to the shortest format of the game. Playing XI:...
  • Pakistan, Sri Lanka begin tune-up for World Twenty20 December 10, 2013

    Dubai: Sri Lanka and Pakistan will use their two-match series in Dubai starting on Wednesday to size each other up ahead of the World Twenty20 in three months' time. Pakistan, fourth in the Twenty20 rankings, are also aiming to topple Sri Lanka from the top of the standings by winning...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 1st T20 November 20, 2013

    Sri Lanka and New Zealand start their two-match T20 series at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. The preceding three-match ODI series was severely affected by rain and the two teams would want to play a complete cricket match in the shortest version of the game. Sri Lanka once...
  • 1st T20: Finch ballistic powers Australia to win August 30, 2013

    Southampton: Aaron Finch's record-breaking innings saw Australia to a first competitive international win in 200 days as they beat England by 39 runs in the first Twenty20 international at Southampton on Thursday. Man-of-the-match Finch's stunning 156, the highest individual score in all Twenty20 internationals, was the cornerstone of Australia's 248...
  • England vs Australia, 1st T20: as it happened August 30, 2013

    Click here for the live updates from the first Twenty20 between England and Australia. Joe Root remained unbeaten on 90 as England failed 39 runs short of Australia's score of 248. Toss and team news: England won the toss and elected to bowl. For Australia Fawad Ahmed makes debut. Teams: Australia: David Warner, Aaron...
  • New Zealand beat England by 5 runs in first T20 June 26, 2013

    London: Brilliant half-centuries by Hamish Rutherford and Brendon McCullum set New Zealand on their way to a five-run victory over England on Tuesday in the first of two Twenty20 internationals at The Oval. Rutherford (62 off 35 balls) and McCullum (68) put on a second-wicket stand of 114 to help the...
  • As it happened: NZ v England, 1st T20 June 26, 2013

    CLICK HERE for live updates from the first T20I between England and New Zealand being played at Kennington Oval, London After finishing runners-up, England are most likely to field a new team with most players being rested. England will like to forget their five-run loss to India on Sunday and look...
  • 1st T20: Raut, Kamini help India thrash Bangladesh April 2, 2013

    Vadodara: Poonam Raut and Thirush Kamini scored contrasting half-centuries in a 130-run opening stand as India Women thrashed Bangladesh by 49 runs in the first Twenty20 international on Tuesday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Asked to bat, India responded well by scoring a challenging 143 for 3...
  • 1st T20: Shorter format, bigger problems for Zimbabwe March 1, 2013

    North Sound: Having been beaten 3-0 in the preceding one-day international series, Zimbabwe's task only grows stiffer as the focus shifts to cricket's shortest format with the first Twenty20 international at North Sound on Saturday. This weekend's double-header pits the struggling tourists against the ICC World Twenty20 winners, giving West...
  • 1st T20: Sri Lanka beat Australia by fiv January 26, 2013

    Sydney: David Warner's unbeaten 90 went in vain as Sri Lanka beat Australia by five wickets in the first Twenty20 International on Saturday to go 1-0 up in the two-match series. Shot-making was not easy on the drop-in pitch at Sydney's Olympic Stadium but Warner blasted an unbeaten 62-ball 90 in...
  • Captains play down Ishant-Akmal face-off December 26, 2012

    Bangalore: Playing down the face-off between Indian pacer Ishant Sharma and Pakistan batsman Kamran Akmal in the first Twenty20 international here, captains of both the sides said it was a minor argument which ended with an exchange of smiles between the two. A heated argument erupted between the two and umpires...
  • 1st T20: India, Pakistan brace themselves for battle royale December 24, 2012

    Here we are! India and Pakistan resume their time-honoured rivalry when they take the field in the first T20I at the Chinnaswami Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday. Sachin Tendulkar’s ODI retirement has taken some sheen off the build-up to this match but a good match can move us on from...
  • Hafeez not wary of experienced Dhoni December 23, 2012

    Bangalore: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez is not wary of his experienced Indian counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni and said as a skipper his main aim would be to motivate his team not to buckle under pressure in the limited over series against the hosts which starts here on Monday. The much-anticipated bilateral...
  • McCullum defends NZ despite pathetic show December 22, 2012

    Durban: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was unapologetic for his team's approach after South Africa trounced them by eight wickets with 47 balls to spare in the first Twenty20 international on Friday. Fast bowler Rory Kleinveldt took two early wickets to start a slide from which New Zealand never recovered. Kleinveldt...
  • We fell 10-15 runs short: Eoin Morgan December 21, 2012

    Mumbai: England Twenty20 captain Eoin Morgan conceded that his side fell short by 10-15 runs after getting off to a blistering start in the lost opening Twenty20 international against India in Pune. "We got off to a fantastic start - Alex [Hales] and Luke [Wright] really came together as a pair...
  • 1st T20: New Zealand face formidable South Africa December 21, 2012

    Durban: The New Zealand Black Caps will be underdogs on their cricket tour of South Africa, with their first Twenty20 international scheduled for Durban on Friday. Hit by injuries and the unavailability of leading batsman and former captain Ross Taylor, New Zealand's best chance of matching their powerful hosts would...
  • Morgan excited to captain England in T20s December 19, 2012

    Pune: England's stand-in Twenty20 skipper Eoin Morgan on Wednesday said that his team will carry the confidence of 2-1 Test series victory over India into the two-match T20 series, commencing at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here on Thursday. "As you have seen in the past when the Test side has...
  • SA ready for World T20 challenge: de Villiers September 9, 2012

    Chester-le-street: South Africa captain AB de Villiers said his side's three-wicket win over reigning champions England was an encouraging sign ahead of this month's World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. On a generally slow Chester-le-Street pitch taking turn - the kind of surface that may well confront them in the global tournament...
  • Yuvraj Singh physically fit, says doctor September 8, 2012

    Yuvraj Singh's doctor has backed the player's decision of returning to international cricket sooner than expected. ...
  • India aim to keep NZ on the mat in 1st T20 September 8, 2012

    With the Test series over, the spotlight will be on Yuvraj Singh when India take on New Zealand in the first Twenty20 international in Visakhapatnam on Saturday. The 30-year-old, whose last appearance for India was a Test against West Indies in November 2011, has fully recovered from cancer and his...
  • Pakistan beat Australia in 1st T20 September 6, 2012

    Dubai: Sohail Tanvir guided Pakistan to a crushing seven-wicket victory over Australia in their first Twenty20 match on Wednesday, restricting the opposition to their second lowest total ever in the format. Australia was all out for 89, while Pakistan cruised to 90 for 3 with 31 balls to spare as the...
  • West Indies thrash New Zealand in first T20 July 1, 2012

    Lauderhill: Chris Gayle slammed an unbeaten 85 and Kieron Pollard lashed 63 not out off 29 balls on Saturday to set up a 56-run victory for the West Indies over New Zealand in the first Twenty20 cricket international in Florida. Gayle smashed seven fours and five sixes off 52 balls to...
  • Aus vs Ind, 1st T20: as it happened February 1, 2012

    India Innings: 20th over: It's all over for India as they go down by 31 runs. Australia take 1-0 lead in the 2-match series. MS Dhoni made a brave 48 not out but it was not enough. For Australia, David Hussey and Daniel Christian took two wickets each. 18th over: Dhoni is taking...