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ICC WT20: South Africa Beat Ireland By 30 Runs
Published on :5th June 2009
South Africa made it three ICC World Twenty20 warm-up wins out of three when they beat Ireland by 30 runs in Southgate. Opening batsmen Graeme Smith (63) and Jacques Kallis (57) both made half-centuries before retiring as South Africa opted to give other squad members some time in the middle
 
Rohit, Gambhir shine as India thump Pakistan
Published on :4th June 2009
London: Openers Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir put on 140 runs to help India pummel Pakistan by nine wickets in an ICC Twenty20 warm-up tie that resembled a final in its festive look at the Oval cricket ground on Wednesday.
 
ICC WT20: Netherlands Take Victory Over Scotland
Published on :4th June 2009
The Netherlands secured a final-over ICC World Twenty20 warm-up victory over Scotland, winning by seven wickets at The Brit Oval. Batting first, Scotland reached 128 for nine before the Netherlands, driven by an Alexei Kervezee half-century, closed on 130 for three.
 
More than just a warm-up
Published on :4th June 2009
Charity matches are normally about being nice, but if that theory was ever to be tested, it was when India clashed with Pakistan on Wednesday
 
South Africa romp home by six wickets
Published on :3rd June 2009
South Africa maintained a clean sheet in their practice games with an easy six-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Sri Lanka barely managed to cross the 100-mark before Gibbs anchored the chase.
 
Oval on high alert for India-Pakistan match
Published on :3rd June 2009
London: Security around the Oval cricket ground has been stepped up in view of the India-Pakistan Twenty20 warm-up match to be held on Wednesday with extra night watchmen and sniffer dogs pressed into services around the venue.
 
Injuries remain big headache for India
Published on :3rd June 2009
London: The loss to New Zealand in the first warm-up game on Monday is not the only cause of worry for Team India. Injuries to key players is taking a toll on the best playing XI
 
Nervy Sri Lanka overcame scare to seal win
Published on :3rd June 2009
Sri Lanka threatened to squander what appeared an easy chase against a charged-up Bangladesh attack, but came through by four wickets with two balls to spare at Trent Bridge. Mahela Jayawardene, with a classy 43, kept his cool after Sri Lanka's openers failed to ignite but it was left to Chamara Silva and Angelo Mathews to steady the nerves before a wide sealed the match.
 
Pietersen spares England's blushes
Published on :3rd June 2009
If England had intended to lay down a marker in their penultimate fixture before the start of the ICC World Twenty20, this was not it. They duly beat the part-timers of Scotland by six wickets with an over to spare, with Kevin Pietersen allaying any lingering concerns about his fitness with a sparky performance in the field and a matchwinning 53 from 39 balls. But either side of his efforts, England were as flat as the atmosphere on a balmy evening in Nottingham. They lacked penetration with the ball, and at times were numbingly naïve with the bat. But at least they avoided humiliation, and that for the moment will have to do
 
Bowling experiment cost us the game: Dhoni
Published on :3rd June 2009
London: A failed experiment with bowling in death overs cost India the warm-up match against New Zealand, revealed Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
 
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