Super Eight

  • We didn't want to risk lose Jayawardene: Sangakkara October 2, 2012

    Pallekele: Kumar Sangakkara on Monday clarified that he led Sri Lanka in place of Mahela Jayawardene against England as the side did not want to risk lose the skipper on the count of slow over rate ahead of the semi-finals. Jayawardene has already been fined for slow over rate against the...
  • World T20: How India can qualify for semi-finals October 2, 2012

    With two Super Eights matches still to be played in the ICC World Twenty20, we take a look at what the teams in content_cnion – New Zealand and defending champions England have been eliminated, hosts Sri Lanka and West Indies have qualified – need to do to make the semi-finals...
  • Pakistan must down red-hot Australia October 1, 2012

    Colombo: Annihilated by India in their second Super Eight match, an inconsistent Pakistan face with a do-or-die situation and need nothing less than a big win when they take on a rampaging Australia in the ICC World Twenty20 here on Tuesday. Pakistan will have to pick up the pieces from...
  • World T20, WI vs NZ: As it happened October 1, 2012

    Super Over, West Indies: Here walks out Chris Gayle along with Marlon Samuels. For New Zealand Tim Southee comes on. First ball a length ball and Gayle launches it over long-off for a six and hold on it's a no ball so there is a free-hit to follow. Seven runs off...
  • Kohli show keeps India alive with win over Pak October 1, 2012

    CNN-IBN's panel of experts analyse India's big win over Pakistan in the World Twenty20 Super Eight tie. ...
  • Confused India face in-form Pakistan in must-win tie September 30, 2012

    There can't be a worse timing for India than this to play Pakistan. Another loss in the Super Eights will send them packing, and one has to admit they don’t look in order right now ahead of the tie at the Premadasa in Colombo on Sunday. The humiliating loss against...
  • World T20: Dominant Australia await SA September 29, 2012

    Colombo: On a roll with an all-win record in the tournament so far, a rampaging Australia would look to beat a demoralised South Africa and seal a semifinal berth in their second Super Eights match here on Sunday. The George Bailey-led side's nine-wicket win over 2007 champions India last night...
  • England, NZ aim for fresh start September 29, 2012

    Pallekele: Handed contrasting but demoralising defeats in their opening Super Eight matches, England and New Zealand would aim for resurrection when they face off in what is likely to be an even contest at the World Twenty20 here on Saturday. England were done in by the all-round brilliance of Chris Gayle...
  • World T20: Will India's five-bowler plan work? September 28, 2012

    Having topped Group A, MS Dhoni’s India need to pull up their socks and plug in the loopholes when they take on Australia in their first ICC World Twenty20 Super Eights match at the Premadasa in Colombo on Friday. On the eve of the match in a press conference, Dhoni hinted...
  • We will probably go in with five bowlers: Dhoni September 28, 2012

    Colombo: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday said the team will go in with five bowlers in its World Twenty20 Super Eight match against Australia but it will be one of the toughest decisions of his career to choose between Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh. "We would most likely go...
  • Harbhajan ready to savour Australian cuisine September 27, 2012

    MS Dhoni threw Harbhajan Singh a dare against England. "Show me why I should play you?" Dhoni asked without saying. The sardar latched onto the dare and singed England, saying, "Now what, skipper - am I on for the Super Eights?" The wily offspinner is back, spewing venom. India's colonial cousins...
  • Kartik wants India to play with three spinners September 26, 2012

    CNN-IBN's cricket expert Murali Kartik discusses the possibility of India playing three spinners against Australia in their first World T20 Super Eight game on Friday. ...
  • Tucker-Kettleborough to officiate at Ind-Pak tie September 26, 2012

    Colombo: Rod Tucker and Richard Kettleborough will be the on-field umpires for Sunday's high-profile match between India and Pakistan in the Super Eight stage of the ICC World Twenty20 here. The ICC Wednesday announced the list of umpires and match referees for the Super Eight stage of the tournament, with former...
  • World T20: Super Eights means serious cricket September 26, 2012

    With Pakistan having thrashed Bangladesh in their last encounter in the ICC World Twenty20 group stage, the tournament takes proper shape as the best teams line up for the Super Eights. Many, in fact, will tell you that the tournament begins on Thursday when Sri Lanka play New Zealand. After...
  • England face dangerous WI in Super Eights September 27, 2012

    Pallekele: Defending champions England would like to overcome the disappointment of recording their lowest-ever Twenty20 total and return to winning ways when they take on a dangerous West Indies in their opening Super Eight match of the ICC World Twenty20 here on Thursday. After starting their campaign on a high...
  • World T20: Super Eights line-up, fixtures September 26, 2012

    Colombo: Pakistan's comprehensive win over Bangladesh on Tuesday concluded the first stage of the 2012 ICC World Twenty20, with all the minnows making their way out of the tournament leaving the top eight to contest for a place in the semi-finals. The second of the two group stages, known as the...
  • World T20, Pak vs Ban: As it happened September 25, 2012

    Pakistan innings: 18.4 overs: Pakistan 178 for 2 Pakistan win. What a win, an easy one. Credit goes to Imran Nazir who played a blinder of an innings of 72 off 36 balls. Pakistan advance to the Super Eight stage with a thumping win, while Bangladesh crash out with two defeats....
  • Sehwag's fitness, a concern for India September 25, 2012

    Colombo: Senior opener Virender Sehwag's finger injury along with a suitable bowling combination are two major concerns for India ahead of their opening Super Eight game against Australia in the ongoing ICC World Twenty20 here on Friday. The swashbuckling opener, who was hit on the knuckles while batting in the nets...
  • WI move into Super 8s after washout, Ireland out September 24, 2012

    Colombo: The West Indies qualified for the Super Eights stage of the World Twenty20 after their Group B match against Ireland was abandoned due to rain on Monday. Ireland made 129 for 6 in their 19 overs before heavy rain at the Premadasa stadium prevented the West Indies from starting...
  • Pakistan to probe domestic Twenty20 match April 13, 2012

    Karachi: A match in Pakistan's domestic Twenty20 competition last month is under scrutiny over allegations of foul play and under-performance by some players, an official said. Karachi Zebras lost the Super Eight tournament game by 31 runs against a weakened Peshawar Panthers side missing injured star Pakistan paceman Umar Gul....
  • Pak teams should get a chance in CLT20: Malik April 2, 2012

    Rawalpindi: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik, who led his hometown Sialkot to their seventh national Twenty20 title on Sunday, is disappointed over his team not being given a chance to represent Pakistan in the Champions League T20. "It is disappointing and sad that Sialkot, who are such a terrific Twenty20 outfit,...
  • Afridi pulls out of National T20 tourney March 24, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi has pulled out of the National Super Eight T20 championship, which begins in Rawalpindi on Sunday, even as all the top cricketers of the country are taking part in the week-long event. "Not only Afridi but Fawad Alam has also pulled out of the Karachi Dolphins...