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ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in England and Wales
The last edition of the tournament!
June 6-23, 2013
India vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy 2013
10th match, Group B
India move into the semis with a perfect record
Jun 15, 2013India beat Pakistan in front of 22,000 boisterous flag-waving supporters from both sides at Birmingham by 8 wickets in a rain-marred match that resulted in three revised victory targets. Pakistan played 40 overs, made 165, and India at first needed 168 from 40 ov by the D/L method. The target was then revised to 157 from 36 ov after another rain delay and finally India were asked to make 102 from 22 ov as more time was lost to rain.
Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 114 vs South Africa and 102 not out vs West Indies, hit a fluent 48 after sharing an opening stand of 58 with Rohit Sharma. Earlier, man-of-the-match Bhuvneshwar Kumar made things difficult for Pakistan with figures of 8-2-19-2, while Jadeja claimed two crucial wickets for 30. Ishant Sharma and Ashwin also claimed two wickets apiece.
Already confirmed as winners of Group B and assured of a place in the semi-finals, India maintained their 100% record while with the third loss from as many matches, Pakistan has been eliminated from the tournament. India's opponents in the last four will be the Group A runners-up.
India Total: 102/2 (19.1/22 ov) RR 5.32
1-58: Rohit Sharma c Misbah-ul-Haq b Saeed Ajmal 18 (32)
2-78: Dhawan c Nasir Jamshed b Wahab Riaz 48 (41)
Not outs: Kohli 22 (27) and Karthik 11 (15); Extras: 3
Pakistan Total: 165 (39.4/40 ov) RR 4.15
1-4: Nasir Jamshed c Raina b Kumar 2 (9)
2-50: Mohammad Hafeez c Dhoni b Kumar 27 (31)
3-56: Kamran Akmal c Kohli b Ashwin 21 (38)
4-110: Misbah-ul-Haq b Jadeja 22 (33)
5-131: Asad Shafiq c Dhoni b Sharma 41 (57)
6-139: Shoaib Malik lbw b Jadeja 17 (23)
7-140: Wahab Riaz b Ashwin 0 (2)
8-159: Saeed Ajmal c Rohit Sharma b Sharma 5 (16)
9-159: Junaid Khan run out (Kohli) 0 (1)
10-165: Mohammad Irfan run out 0 (2)
Not outs: Amin 27 (26); Extras: 3
India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma.
Pakistan XI: Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik, Misbah-ul Haq, Kamran Akmal, Umar Amin, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Saeed Ajmal, Wahab Riaz.
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough and Ian Gould.
IND vs PAK: India 102/2 in 19.1, target 102 from 22 ov (Dhawan 48) beat Pakistan 165 in 39.4/40 ov by 8 wickets
India and Pakistan to play 3 ODIs and 2 T20 matches
Dec 25 2012 to Jan 6 2013
July 15, 2012After five years of no cricket, India and Pakistan will play again during the Christmas break of 2012. The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) at its working committee meeting on Monday took the decision that India will host Pakistan to play three One Day International and two T20 matches in December 2012-January 2013. The plan, as per BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla's announcement, is to hold the three ODIs in Chennai, Delhi and Kolkata, and the Twenty20 matches in Ahmedabad and Bangalore.
India vs Pakistan Cricket Series 2012-13 Latest News
3rd ODI, India vs Pakistan, Delhi
Delhi ODI - India win low-scoring thriller by 10 runs [IND-PAK:1-2(3/3)]
Jan 6, 2013India pulled off a 10-run win over Pakistan in a low-scoring thriller at chilly Ferozeshah Kotla, avoiding a series whitewash in a match played under extremely chilly and windy conditions. The Indians were first bundled out for a paltry 167 in 43.4 overs, but Pakistan failed to overcome the measly target as the were bowled out for 157 in the 49th over.
For India, Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (36), Suresh Raina (31) and Ravindra Jadeja (27) were the top contributors. Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal was the pick of the bowlers with five-wicket haul for 24 runs.
Dhoni won the Man of the Match award, while Nasir Jamshed was the Man of the Series for his back to back hundreds in the first two ODIs.
India XI: Gambhir, Rahane, Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Raina, Dhoni (c/wk), Jadeja, Ashwin, B Kumar, I Sharma, Ahmed
Pakistan XI: Jamshed, Hafeez, Y Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Shoaib Malik, U Akmal, K Akmal (Wicket Keeper), Junaid Khan, Gul, Ajmal, Irfan
3rd ODI, India vs Pakistan at Delhi: India 167 all out in 43.4 ov (Dhoni 36, Raina 31, Saeed Ajmal 5/24) beat Pakistan 157 all out in 48.5 ov (Misbah-ul-Haq 39; Ishant 3/36) by 10 runs
2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka
Pakistan's matches in World T20 2012The ICC World Twenty20 2012 tournament consisting of 27 Twenty20 matches will be hosted by Sri Lanka in Sep-Oct 2012. The first T20 match will be between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe on September 18, 2012 at 19:30 local time to be played at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota.
Latest News from the ICC World Twenty20 2012: WT20 2012 Cup Index | Championship Schedule | Groups & Points | Teams | WT20 Warm-up Matches
Semi-Finals ICC World Twenty20 2012
ICC World Twenty20, 1st Semi-Final: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan at Colombo
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan to reach World T20 final
Oct 4, 2012Mohammad Hafeez scored 42 runs for Pakistan but it wasn't enough to take them past the Sri Lankan total of 139 on a difficult surface - dry, turning and hard to score on. Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis stifled the Pakistan batsmen to 31 runs in the last five overs, holding the opposition to 123/7. The left-arm spinner Rangana Herath grabbed three for 25. He was supported by two wickets each from seamer Angelo Mathews and unorthodox spinner Ajantha Mendis.
Batting first after winning the toss, Sri Lanka finished on 139/4 in their 20 overs after the openers Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan put on 63 in 10 overs. Both teams made one change from their last games. Pakistan brought back seamer Sohail Tanveer in place of Abdul Razzaq, while Sri Lanka dropped Akila Dananjaya to play Rangana Herath.
Pakistan XI: Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan
Sri Lanka XI: Jayawardene, Dilshan, Sangakkara, Mathews, Mendis, Thirimanne, Perera, Kulasekara, Malinga, Herath, Mendis
WT20 1st Semi Final - Sri Lanka vs Pakistan: Sri Lanka 139/4 (Jayawardene 42, Dilshan 35) beat Pakistan 123/7 (Mohammad Hafeez 42, Herath 3-25) by 16 runs
Super Eights ICC World Twenty20 2012
23rd Match, Group 2: Pakistan vs Australia WT20
Pakistan win, Australia qualify for semis
2 Sep 2012Nasir Jamshed scored a fluent 55 as Pakistan posted 149/6 against Australia before a five-man spin attack restricted the Aussies to 117/7. Saeed Ajmal claimed 3-17. Both teams ended the Super Eights on four points each, which knocked winless South Africa out of the tournament. Despite the defeat, Australia advanced to join Sri Lanka and West Indies in semi-finals with a superior net run-rate.
Pakistan vs Australia World T20: Pakistan 149/6 (Nasir Jamshed 55, Starc 3-20) beat Australia 117/7 by 32 runs
20th Match, Group 2: Pakistan vs India WT20
India coast past Pakistan to keep hopes alive
30 Sep 2012Chasing an easy target of 129, Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten 78 off 61 balls to propel India to an 8-wicket victory over Pakistan with 3 overs to spare. After losing Gambhir for a duck, Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli controlled the innings by playing sensibly. Sehwag hit a sedate 29 before falling at 75/2 in the 11th over. Yuvraj Singh remained unbeaten on 19.
Earlier, electing to bat, Pakistan were all out for 128 thanks in part to Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuvraj Singh who returned similar figures of 2-16. Seamer Lakshmipathy Balaji chipped in with three wickets. Australia look virtually certain to reach the last four and the other three teams - including South Africa - all still have a chance of progressing.
Reported Earlier: Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez won the toss and decided to bat first against India. Virender Sehwag returned to the playing XI after missing last two matches against England and Australia. Lakshmipathy Balaji also made his way back in to the team. Piyush Chawla and Harbhajan Singh were left out for today's match.
India XI: Virender Sehwag, Gambhir, Virat Kohli, SK Raina, Yuvraj Singh, RG Sharma, MS Dhoni (Captain), Irfan Pathan, Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Balaji
Pakistan XI: Mohammad Hafeez (Captain), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Arafat, Raza Hasan, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal
Pakistan vs India World T20: India 129/2 in 17 ov (Kohli 78*) beat Pakistan 128 in 19.4 (Balaji 3-22, Yuvraj 2-16, Ashwin 2-16) by 8 wickets
India need to beat Pakistan to stay in the tournament
30 Sep 2012Pakistan have never beaten India in either the 50-over World Cup or the World Twenty20, but today they start as the favorites to ouster India from the cup. Pakistan will look to extend their dominant form and put India on the brink of elimination in the clash everyone is waiting for. India were humiliated by Australia in their opening Super Eights match, and will have to pick up the pieces in their do-or-die game in the World Twenty20 Super Eights game at Colombo. The last time the two teams met India lost to Pakistan in a warm-up game on Sep 17th by 5 wkts.
India squad: MS Dhoni, Gambhir, Ashwin, Balaji, Chawla, Dinda, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virat Kohli, Irfan Pathan, SK Raina, Virender Sehwag, RG Sharma, Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh
Pakistan squad: Mohammad Hafeez, Abdul Razzaq, Asad Shafiq, Imran Nazir, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Sami, Nasir Jamshed, Raza Hasan, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Yasir Arafat
15th Match, Group 2: Pakistan vs South Africa WT20
Pakistan pull off unlikely victory against SA in Colombo
28 Sep 2012Pakistan beat South Africa by two wickets in a Super Eight stage match of the World Twenty20. Umar Gul cracked a stunning 17-ball 32 and Umar Akmal remained unbeaten on 43 t at the R. Premadasa Stadium on Friday after their top order suffered a batting collapse, chasing a modest target off 134 to win. Pakistan were 31 for three from five overs, after Hafeez and Imran Nazir provided them a brisk start. New Zealand were on top with Pakistan reeling at 76/7 in 14.3 overs before Gul executed a brilliant turnaround with his big hits.
Pakistan vs South Africa World T20: Pakistan 136/8 in 19.4 ov (Umar Akmal 43*, Umar Gul 32; Dale Steyn 3-22) beat South Africa 133/6 (JP Duminy 48, AB de Villiers 25) by 2 wickets
12th Match, Group D: Bangladesh vs Pakistan ICC World Twenty20 2012
Pakistan blasts Bangladesh, Completes Super Eight Lineup
Sep 25 2012Pakistan bludgeoned Bangladesh out of the World Twenty20 and successfully reached the Super Eights round with a ruthless batting display. Imran Nazir blasted 72 off 36 balls - tournament's fastest half-century - to help propel Pakistan past the 176-run victory target with eight balls to spare. Nazir slammed nine fours and three sixes in an opening stand of 124 off 81 balls with skipper Mohammad Hafeez (45). Earlier Bangladesh set Pakistan a daunting task after posting 175 for six, thanks to a classy innings of 84 by Shakib Al Hasan that included two sixes and 11 boundaries.
Bangladesh vs Pakistan World T20: Pakistan 178/2 (Nazir 72, Hafeez 45) beat Bangladesh 175/6 (Shakib 84, Arafat 3-25) by eight wickets
9th Match, Group D: New Zealand vs Pakistan
Pakistan overcome fighting New Zealand
Sep 23 2012Saeed A classy fifty from Nasir Jamshed and a four wicket haul by Ajmal, lead Pakistan to its first win of this World T20 tournament. Pakistan scored 177-6 in their 20 overs after Mohammad Hafeez won the toss and elected to bat first. They then New Zealand, who won in a convincing fashion against Bangladesh, to 164-9 in their 20 overs. The Kiwis however qualified for the Super Eights on net run rate.
Pakistan 177/6 (Nasir Jamshed 56, Mohammad Hafeez 43) beat New Zealand 164/9 (Saeed Ajmal 4-30) by 13 runs
World T20 2012 Warm-up Matches
India vs Pakistan at Colombo - Sep 17, 2012
Kamran Akmal's 92 win Pakistan the game
Sep 15 2012A scintillating knock of 92 off 50 balls by Kamran Akmal, with 6 sixes and 5 fours, on Monday helped Pakistan beat India by five wickets in their last warm-up match before the ICC World Twenty20 gets underway tomorrow. R Ashwin picked up four wickets, but India was outdone by the wicket-keeper batsman's brilliant assault.
Pakistan Team: Mohammad Hafeez , Shahid Afridi, Imran Nazir, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Nasir Jamshed, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Sami, Abdul Razzaq, Asad Shafiq, Raza Hasan, Yasir Arafat
Indian team: MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Irfan Pathan, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, L Balaji
WT20 2012 warm-up match: Pakistan 186/5 (Akmal 92*, Ashwin 4-23) beat India 185/3 (Kohli 75*, RG Sharma 56) by 5 wkts
Mohammad Hafeez to lead Pakistan
Shahid Afridi returns
In Group D with New Zealand and Bangladesh
Aug 21, 2012Afridi who is recovering from a finger injury that kept him out of the T20Is against Australia will be travelling to Sri Lanka to play in the World Twenty20. Yasir Arafat, Abdul Razzaq, Imran Nazir also in the team. Pakistan were runners-up in the inaugural World Twenty20 in South Africa in 2007, won the 2009 edition in England and were semi-finalists in West Indies in the 2010 event.
Team Pakistan for ICC World T20: Mohammad Hafeez (Captain), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Kamran Akmal (wicketkeeper), Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Arafat, Umar Akmal, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan, Umar Gul, Mohammad Sami, Sohail Tanvir.
Kamran Akmal included in Pakistan's World T20 provisional squad
Test and ODI skipper Misbah-ul-Haq left out
Preliminary list of 30 players for the World Twenty20 announced
July 10, 2012Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal, who is awaiting clearance by the Pakistan Cricket Board's integrity committee, has been selected in the provisional 30-member squad for the World T20 in Sri Lanka starting this September. Akmal has not been selected for Pakistan since the 2011 World Cup. Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board has dropped test and one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq. Allrounder Abdul Razzaq and opening batsman Imran Nazir, who both have not played international cricket for a while, are also on the list.
Pakistan Squad: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shahzad, Khalid Latif, Nasir Jamshed, Imran Nazir, Shahzaib Hasan, Awais Zia, Sharjeel Khan, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Shoaib Malik, Rameez Raja, Shahid Afridi, Hammad Azam, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul, Mohammad Sami, Sohail Tanvir, Yasir Arafat, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Aizaz Cheema, Anwar Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Raza Hasan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Kamran Akmal, Shakeel Ansar.
Asia Cup, 2012 - India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan
Asia Cup Final: Bangladesh vs Pakistan
Pakistan pull off a two run victory against Bangladesh in a thriller Final to take Asia Cup
March 22, 2012Bangladesh needed 4 runs from the last ball to take their first Aisa Cup, but were only able to score 2 runs. Bangladesh, who won the toss and elected to field were able to restrict Pakistan to 239/9 in 50 ov. Abdul Razzak took 2 wickets conceding only 26 runs and his 10 over spell included 3 maidens. For Pakistan, Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammed Hafeez made notable contributions of 46 and 40 runs respectively.
Bangladesh started off swinging, with opener Tamim Iqbal scoring 60 runs. They lost their first wicket only in the 16th over, when Nazimuddin fell to Afridi for 16. Jahurul Islam fell for no runs in the very next over. Shakib Al Hasan was the top batsman for Bangladesh scoring 68 runs. He was also named Player of the Series. For Pakistan, Cheema took 3 wickets in 7 overs giving away only 46 runs.
Even though Pakistan won the Asia Cup, the memorable team of this tournament have defintely been Bangladesh, who beat both India and Sri Lanka on their way to the Final, and came very close to beating Pakistan twice.
Asia Cup Final: Pakistan 236/9 in 50 ov beat Bangladesh 234/8 in 50 ov by 2 runs
Asia Cup: Points Table
Tigers' victory over Sri Lanka eliminates India from Asia Cup
Asia Cup: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
Bangladesh to meet Pakistan in the finals
March 20, 2012Bangladesh have reached the Asia Cup final for the first time after chasing down the revised 212 target with 17 balls and five wickets to spare against Sri Lanka. Put into bat, Sri Lanka were all out for 232 in 49.5 overs.
Reported earlier: Indian cricket fans will be praying for a Sri Lankan victory when they take on hosts Bangladesh today in their last league match, the result of which will determine India's fate in the Asia Cup cricket tournament. Virat Kohli smashed a blistering 183 off 148 balls as India produced their highest ever run chase to beat Pakistan by six wickets on Sunday. But Pakistan, despite a crushing six-wicket defeat, are in the Asia Cup final, while India, with two wins, need Sri Lanka – out of the tournament – to beat Bangladesh to ensure they join their arch rivals in the finals.
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain), Imrul Kayes, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Nazimuddin, Jahurul Islam, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Elias Sunny, Nazmul Hossain, Shahadat Hossain and Anamul Haque.
Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (Captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Farveez Maharoof, Sachithra Senanayake, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Seekkuge Prasanna, Suranga Lakmal and Shaminda Eranga.
Asia Cup Match 6: Bangladesh 212/5 in 37.1/40 ov beat Sri Lanka 232/10 in 49.5 ov by 5 wickets (D/L method)
Asia Cup: Pakistan vs India
Virat Kohli spearheads India's highest-ever run chase in ODIs, beat Pakistan by 6 wickets
March 18, 2012Chasing a huge target of 330 to win, India rode on Virat Kohli’s career-best 183 to reach the target in 47.5 overs losing only 4 wickets. He clobbered 183 off 148 balls with the help of 22 boundaries and a six, to help India register their highest-ever run chase in one-day cricket.
Virat Kohli and Tendulkar (52 off 48) added 133 runs for the second wicket after they lost opener Gautam Gambhir in the very first over of the game. Kohli later added 172 runs for the third wicket with Rohit Sharma (68 off 83). For Pakistan, openers Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed smashed centuries as Pakistan reached a formidable 329-6 after winning the toss. Pakistan didn't lose a wicket until the 36th over, with the team on 224-1. Dhoni used eight bowlers, Ashok Dinda finishing with figures of 2-47, and Praveen Kumar taking two wickets for 77 runs.
If Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka on Tuesday, then the hosts will go through to the final. Else, India will meet Pakistan.
Reported earlier: The sub-continental rivals gear up for a vital clash in the Asia Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday, in which India has to defeat Pakistan to stay alive in the tournament. For Pakistan the encounter is a chance for them to avenge the World Cup semi-final defeat in Mohali (by 29 runs) on Mar 30, 2011, their last meeting. In the 2010 Asia cup too, Pakistan lost to India (by 3 wickets).
Asia Cup Match 5: India 330/4 in 47.5 (Sachin 52, Kohli 183, Rohit 68) beat Pakistan 329/6 in 50 ov (Mohammad Hafeez 105, Nasir Jamshed 112) by 6 wickets
Asia Cup: India vs Bangladesh
Bangladesh beat India by 5 wickets despite Sachin scoring his 100th hundred.
March 16, 2012Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th international century on Friday against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup encounter at Mirpur, Dhaka. The 38-year-old completed his landmark century, his 49th in one-day cricket, in 138 balls. The right-hander, who holds the record for scoring the most Test and one-day runs, has also scored 51 Test tons.
India, who batted first were able to get a respectable score of 283 at the loss of 5 wickets. The Little Master's much awaited 100th hundred was definitely the highlight of the Indian innings. Virat Kohli's 66 and Raina's 51 also contributed to the total. The Bangladesh innings hit a bump when they lost opener Nazimuddin in the 4th over, but the rest of the line-up held up leading Bangladesh to their first win against India in 5 years. Though Tamim Iqbal was the top-scorer, it was some splendid batting by Shakib Al Hasan (49 off 31 balls) and Mushfiqur Rahim (46 off 25 balls, not out) that helped Bangladesh pull off this huge upset.
The next match is the highly anticipated India - Pakistan clash which will take place on March 18th. The two rivals haven't played against each other in more than a year. India need a win against Pakistan to get into the Asia Cup final, especially after this unexpected loss to Bangladesh today.
Asia Cup Match 4: Bangladesh 293/5 in 49.2 ov (Tamim Iqbal 70, Kumar 3-56) beat India 289/5 in 50 ovs (Tendulkar 114, Kohli 66, Raina 51)
Asia Cup: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup after losing to Pakistan
March 15, 2012Sri Lanka, who needed a win to keep their hopes of reaching the final alive, played poor shots and threw their wickets away as Pakistan picked up the last six for just 27 runs at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium on Wednesday. Chasing a modest victory target of 188 runs, Pakistan batted sensibly after losing three quick wickets. They were tottering at 33/3 at one stage, but skipper Misbahul Haq (76 not out off 93 balls) and young Umar Akmal (77 off 72 balls) halted further loss and steadied the innings with a 153-runs fourth wicket partnership.
If India beat Bangladesh on Thursday, fans can look forward to two India-Pakistan games, the round-robin match on Sunday and then the final on Thursday.
Asia Cup Match 3: Pakistan 189/4 in 39.5 ovs (Misbah-ul-Haq 72, Umar Akmal 77) beat Sri Lanka 188 in 45.4 (Sangakkara 71, Tharanga 57, Cheema 4-43) by 6 wickets
Asia Cup: India vs Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka crumbles chasing 305, lose to India
March 13, 2012Pacers Irfan Pathan (4 for 32) and Vinay Kumar (3 for 55) and spinner R Ashwin (3 for 39) scripted a middle-order collapse to bowl Sri Lanka out for 254 and earn India a 50-run victory at the Shere-e-Bangla National Stadium.
Earlier Gautham Gambhir (100) and Kohli (108) put on a 205-run partnership for the second wicket after India lost Sachin for just 6. It was Kohli's 10th ODI ton in just his 80th innings, which obliterated the previous record of 99 innings set by Gordon Greenidge.
The defending champions ended up with 304 for 3 wickets in their 50 overs with the help of some lusty hits by captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (46* off 26 balls) and Suresh Raina (30* off 17 balls) in the slog overs.
Asia Cup Match 2: India 304/3 in 50 ov (Gambhir 100, Kohli 108) beat Sri Lanka 254 in 45.1 ovs (Sangakkara 65, Jayawardene 78) by 50 runs
Asia Cup: Pakistan vs Bangladesh
Pakistan win despite Shakib heroics
March 12, 2012Pakistan beat a spirited Bangladeshi side by 21 runs, with 11 balls remaining. Bangladesh was all out for 241, chasing the Pakistan score of 262/8. Shakib Al Hasan top scored with 64, while Umar Gul took 3 for 58.
Asia Cup Match 1: Pakistan 262/8 in 50 ov (Hafeez 89, Jamshed 54, Gul 39, Shahadat 3-53) beat Bangladesh 241 in 48.1 ov (Shakib 64, Tamim 64, Gul 3-58) by 21 runs
Asia Cup squad: Sehwag dropped from Indian Team
Umesh, Zaheer rested, Sachin Tendulkar in Asia Cup squad
February 29, 2012The 15-member squad for the Asia Cup announced on Wednesday did not feature Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Umesh Yadav. The Board for Control of Cricket in India said Sehwag has been rested on fitness grounds, but there are reports that this is a fallout from the Dhoni vs Sehwag spat. Selection committee chairman Krishnamachari Srikkanth however told the reporters that opener Virender Sehwag and pace spearhead Zaheer Khan were not dropped and have been "rested purely on fitness ground". Besides the two, young pacer Umesh Yadav has also been left out of the team because of injury concern. Tendulkar, who made 143 runs in 7 matches in Australia, with a best of 48 has been stuck on 99 international centuries since March 12, 2011. He will get chance to reach the unprecedented landmark in Bangladesh.
India Squad: MS Dhoni (Captain), Virat Kohli (Vice-Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, R Vinay, Rahul Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Ashok Dinda.
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