1st Twenty20

  • West Indies vs New Zealand Live Score: 1st Twenty20 at Roseau July 5, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Pre-match: Sunil Narine returns to the West Indies fold with the mystery spinner seeking to maintain his stranglehold over New Zealand in the T20 Internationals on Saturday and Sunday at Windsor Park...
  • Rain washes out South Africa-Australia 1st Twenty20 March 9, 2014

    Port Elizabeth: South Africa and Australia were denied potentially useful preparation for the World Twenty20 tournament when the first of their three-match series was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Sunday. Rain fell throughout the morning at St. George's Park. Although it halted briefly around the time that the Twenty20...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 1st T20 March 9, 2014

    Persistent showers forced the first Twenty20 between Australia and South Africa at Port Elizabeth to be called off. South Africa and Australia will be aiming to hone their Twenty20 international skills when they start a three-match series at St George's Park on Sunday. Coming after a high-intensity Test series, a succession of...
  • 1st T20: South Africa, Australia prepare for World Twenty20 March 8, 2014

    Port Elizabeth: South Africa and Australia will be aiming to hone their Twenty20 international skills when they start a three-match series at St George's Park on Sunday. Coming after a high-intensity Test series, a succession of 20-overs games would not normally have much more than entertainment value, but for both teams...
  • Ireland stun World T20 champions West Indies February 27, 2014

    Kingston: Ireland added to their list of giant-killing victories with a six-wicket win over World Twenty20 champions West Indies in the first T20 international at Jamaica's Sabina Park on Wednesday. It was at the Kingston venue where Ireland dramatically defeated Pakistan in a St Patrick's Day 50-over World Cup match back...
  • 1st T20: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in last-ball thriller February 12, 2014

    Chittagong: With Bangladesh needing three runs off the last ball to win, Thisara Perera caught and bowled Anamul Haque for Sri Lanka to win the thrilling first Twenty20 by two runs on Wednesday. Victory didn't look possible for the Bangladeshis until the last balls. They needed 29 off the last two...
  • 1st T20, Ban vs SL: as it happened February 12, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. To prepare for the bigger battle at the ICC World Twenty20 will be on Sri Lanka and Bangladesh's mind when the two subcontinent teams face each other in the first T20 international at Chittagong on Wednesday. The two-match series will...
  • 1st T20: A new-look West Indies out to challenge strong New Zealand January 10, 2014

    A huge win in the final match of the preceding ODI series has given West Indies the momentum going into the two-match Twenty20 series, starting in Auckland from Saturday. West Indies did well to level the series 2-2 with most of their specialist limited-overs players being out injured. They will...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Twenty20 in Dubai December 12, 2013

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez has won the toss and elected to field against Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 in Dubai. Sri Lanka and Pakistan will use their two-match series in Dubai starting on Wednesday to size each other up ahead...
  • 1st T20: Simmons leads Windies to eight-wicket triumph March 3, 2013

    Antigua: Lendl Simmons' third half-century and an unbroken 85-run third-wicket partnership with Dwayne Bravo guided the West Indies to an eight-wicket win over Zimbabwe in first T20 international on Saturday. Replying to Zimbabwe's 130 for eight, the opening batsman smashed six sixes, the last ending the match at the start of...
  • West Indies v Zimbabwe, 1st T20: As it happened March 3, 2013

    Live updates from the first Twenty20 international between West Indies and Zimbabwe at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. West Indies innings: End of over 16.1, West Indies 131 for 2: Riding on a scintillating half-century by Lendl Simmons, West Indies crushed Zimbabwe by eight wickets in their first Twenty20 match...
  • De Villiers to open batting in 1st T20 against Pakistan February 28, 2013

    Durban: AB de Villiers will open the batting for South Africa in the first Twenty20 against Pakistan in Durban on Friday, team's captain Faf du Plessis said on Thursday. "We just feel that AB is one of the best batsmen in the world. He's one of those guys who on his...
  • England thrash New Zealand by 40 runs in T20 opener February 9, 2013

    Auckland:Luke Wright shone with bat and ball while captain Stuart Broad took four wickets as England eased to a 40-run victory over New Zealand in their first Twenty20 international in Auckland on Saturday. Allrounder Wright's 20-ball innings of 42 included three fours and four sixes as England's power-packed batting line-up scored...
  • Misbah warns Pak players against complacency December 26, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Wednesday warned his team-mates against complacency after their win in the first T20 International against India in Bangalore, saying that the home team would try to come back hard in the remaining matches of the limited-overs series. "It is a great start by our team...
  • Ishant, Kamran fined for verbal face-off December 26, 2012

    Dubai: The ICC on Wednesday penalised Indian pacer Ishant Sharma and Pakistan batsman Kamran Akmal for an altercation during the opening Twenty20 International between the arch-rivals in Bangalore. While Akmal was penalised 5 per cent of his match fee after he pleaded guilty to breaches of Article 2.1.8 of the...
  • 1st T20: Pakistan beat India by 5 wickets December 25, 2012

    CNN-IBN cricket experts discuss Pakistan's five wicket victory over India in the 1st T20 match at Bangalore. ...
  • Kapil backs Dhoni as limited-overs captain December 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni might have come under heavy criticism for his captaincy during the just-concluded home Test series against England but former skipper Kapil Dev on Monday backed him as the best bet to lead India in limited-overs cricket. "You can say whatever you want about Dhoni's captaincy in...
  • SA thrash NZ by 8 wickets in opening T20 December 22, 2012

    Durban: An experimental South Africa team cantered to an eight-wicket win over New Zealand in their opening Twenty20 game on Friday after the tourists slumped to their third-lowest T20 score in a dismal start to their tour. South Africa needed just 12.1 overs to reach 87 for 2 and overhaul New...
  • 1st T20 between India and NZ called off September 8, 2012

    Vizag: Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh's keenly-awaited return after battling cancer ended with a damp squib as the first Twenty20 game against New Zealand was washed out on Saturday. The game was abandoned without a ball being bowled as heavy rain lashing the southern coastal town of Visakhapatnam since late afternoon showed...
  • England slump against SA in T20 opener September 8, 2012

    Chester-le-Street: Jacques Kallis guided South Africa to a seven-wicket win over World Twenty20 champions England in the first Twenty20 international at Chester-le-Street on Saturday. The Proteas were in trouble at 29 for three, chasing a seemingly modest 119 for victory. But opener Kallis, returning to international duty after being rested from the...
  • India-NZ, 1st T20: As it happened September 8, 2012

    The 1st T20 between India and New Zealand at Vizag is called off due to heavy downpour on Saturday. The match that has gained marquee status because of Yuvraj Singh's much hyped comeback into international cricket. ...
  • 1st T20: Upbeat SA to take on England September 8, 2012

    After winning the Test series and drawing the ODI leg, South Africa will now take on England in first of the three Twenty20 matches at Chester-le-Street on Friday. South Africa, who created history recently by becoming the first team to top the ICC rankings in all three formats recently, will be...
  • De Villiers up for England Twenty20s September 7, 2012

    Chester-Le-Street: South Africa captain AB de Villiers has insisted his side are looking forward to the prospect of three Twenty20s against England, despite having already been on tour for two months. Wicket-keeper batsman de Villiers has been an ever-present in all eight internationals so far this tour, with South Africa winning...
  • Yuvi, Bhajji are hungry to cement spots: Dhoni September 7, 2012

    Visakhapatnam: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni reckons senior players Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh will be hungry for success in the two-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand as they are making a comeback after more than a year. Dhoni said the two T20Is will give the players chance to get into...
  • 1st T20 at Vizag promises to be a run-feast September 6, 2012

    Visakhapatnam: Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his arrival on big stage at this particular venue with a magnificent 148 against Pakistan back in 2005 and the pitch at the Dr YSR Reddy ACA-VDCA Stadium again promises of run-feast when India take on New Zealand in the first T20 international. "We have the...
  • Australia-Pakistan get down to T20 tussle September 4, 2012

    Australia, after clinching the ODI series 2-1 against Pakistan, will now set their sights on the three-match Twenty20 series starting on Wednesday. Both the teams, especially Australia, are taking this as a practice series ahead of the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 in September. It has been a challenging tour for Australia...