ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka
India vs Sri Lanka - ICC cricket world cup 2011 Final
ICC World Cup 2011 Final
IND vs SRL
Saturday, 2 April 2011 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
ICC World Cup Final, India vs Sri Lanka - India power to World Cup triumph
Apr 2, 2011India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in a pulsating final to deliver World Cup glory to their cricket-mad population for the first time since 1983. Sri Lanka smashed 91 from their last 10 overs to post 274-6 in Mumbai, with Mahela Jayawardene making a superb 103. India lost Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar early on but Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Dhoni rebuilt the innings. Gambhir was out for 97, but captain Dhoni's brilliant unbeaten 91 led India to a famous win with 10 balls to spare.
India 277 for 4 (Gambhir 97, Dhoni 91*) beat Sri Lanka 274 for 6 (Jayawardene 103*, Sangakkara 48) by six wickets
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ICC World Cup Final, India vs Sri Lanka
Apr 2, 2011The final in Mumbai on Saturday is the first time two Asian nations meet in a cricket World Cup final and it will see a straight contest between the world's best batsman and best bowler of all time - Sachin Tendulkar (18,093 ODI runs) versus Muttiah Muralitharan (534 ODI wickets). And also, in all probability, it will be the last World Cup for both. Winning the World Cup has been a lifelong dream for India's Sachin, who is also waiting for his hundredth international ton.India were dealt a blow ahead of Saturday’s final with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni saying that pacer Ashish Nehra is “most likely” out of the match due to a fractured right-hand finger. But opener Gautam Gambhir, who left the field during Pakistan’s innings due to a hamstring problem, is expected to be fit for the final. Meanwhile, the World Cup final has created a thriving black market with tickets selling for as much as $10,000 each. The face value of the tickets in the Sachin Tendulkar Stand is 15,000 rupees while the cheapest seat for the match at the 33,442-seat stadium was listed at 1,100 rupees, in a country where the average monthly income is about 3,000 rupees.
Sri Lanka (probable) 1 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 2 Upul Tharanga, 3 Kumar Sangakkara (capt & wk), 4 Mahela Jayawardene, 5 Chamara Silva, 6 Thilan Samaraweera, 7 Thisara Perera, 8 Lasith Malinga, 9 Nuwan Kulasekara, 10 Muttiah Muralitharan, 11 Suraj Randiv/Rangana Herath.
India (probable): 1 Virender Sehwag, 2 Sachin Tendulkar, 3 Gautam Gambhir, 4 Virat Kohli, 5 Yuvraj Singh, 6 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 7 Suresh Raina, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 Zaheer Khan, 10 Sreesanth/Ashwin, 11 Munaf Patel.
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ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2011 Semi Finals
ICC World Cup 2nd Semi Final, India vs Pakistan - India beat Pakistan to make final
Mar 30, 2011India booked a place against Sri Lanka in Saturday's World Cup final after beating Pakistan by 29 runs in Mohali. Virender Sehwag (38) took 21 off Gul from the third over of the innings and Sachin Tendulkar, reprieved by referral and dropped four times on 27, 45, 70 and 81, looked set for his 100th international century with one of his least convincing innings. He was out for 85 from 115 balls as India compiled 260-9, with the help of Suresh Raina after the middle-order failures. Pakistan left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz took a career-best 5-46. Mohammad Hafeez struck 43 and Misbah-ul-Haq made a defiant 56 but Pakistan were all out for 231 in the final over. Munaf Patel picked up two wickets and Yuvraj Singh made up for his first ball duck with a pair of wickets, but the most important breakthrough came when Harbhajan Singh bowled Umar Akmal for 29. Sachin Tendulkar was the man-of-the-match.Pakistan XI: Mohammad Hafeez, K Akmal (Wicket Keeper), Shafiq, Younus Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, U Akmal, Shahid Afridi (Captain), Razzaq, Riaz, Gul, Saeed Ajmal
India XI: Sehwag, Tendulkar, Gambhir, Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Dhoni (C/W), Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, Nehra, PatelReported Earlier: India and Pakistan have played against each other in 119 One-Day Internationals since 1978, with India winning just 46, Pakistan winning 69, and 4 ending in No Result. In the first ever match, India won by 4 runs at Ayub National Stadium, Quetta, on Oct 01, 1978. The last match was during the 2010 Asia Cup, which India won by 3 wickets at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Jun 19, 2010. Pakistan have never beaten India in four World Cup matches they met so far.
India 260 for 9 (Tendulkar 85, Riaz 5-46) beat Pakistan 231 (Misbah 56) by 29 runs
ICC World Cup 1st Semi Final, Sri Lanka vs New Zealand - Sri Lanka edge New Zealand to reach final
Mar 29, 2011Sri Lanka overcame a serious bout of the jitters to book their place in Saturday's World Cup final in Mumbai, after holding their nerve to beat a spirited New Zealand by five wickets. The Black Caps looked set for a competitive score in Colombo, but they collapsed from 192-4 to 217 all out. Tillakaratne Dilshan (73) and Kumar Sangakkara (54) sent Sri Lanka charging towards victory before a flurry of wickets brought the match to life. Mahela Jayawardene, Sangakkara and Chamara Silva departed in quick succession as Lanka lost four wickets for 25 runs, but Thilan Samaraweera and Angelo Mathews kept their cool to see the hosts home with 13 balls to spare.Reported earlier: Sri Lanka - the 1996 World Cup champions - will meet New Zealand in Tuesday’s semi-final in Colombo. They have won their previous four World Cup games against New Zealand. The overall head-to-head record is 35-33 in New Zealand’s favour but since 2000 it is 20-11 in Sri Lanka’s favour. In Sri Lanka, since 2000, the head-to-head record is 6-1 against New Zealand.Sri Lanka Team: Tharanga, Dilshan, Sangakkara (C/W), M Jayawardene, Samaraweera, Silva, Mathews, Malinga, Herath, Muralitharan, Mendis
New Zealand Team: B McCullum (Wicket Keeper), Guptill, Ryder, Taylor, Styris, Williamson, N McCullum, Vettori (Captain), Oram, Southee, McKay
Sri Lanka 220 for 5 (Dilshan 73, Sangakkara 54) beat New Zealand 217 (Styris 57, Mendis 3-35) by five wickets
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Semi-Final Line up
Semi Final 1 - Tuesday, 29 March 2011 at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Semi Final 2 - Wednesday, 30 March 2011 at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
|SRL vs NZL||IND vs PAK|
ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2011 Quarter Finals
ICC World Cup 4th Quarter Final, Sri Lanka v England (Match D) - Tharanga and Dilshan crush England
Mar 26, 2011England crashed out of the World Cup as Sri Lanka openers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga both scored centuries in an emphatic 10-wicket quarter-final win. Earlier Jonathan Trott's stubborn 86 provided the spine as England battled to a seemingly competitive total of 229-6. Dilshan ended with 108 and Tharanga 102 as England suffered only their fifth 10-wicket one-day loss.
Sri Lanka 231 for 0 (Dilshan 108*, Tharanga 102*) beat England 229 for 6 (Trott 86, Morgan 50) by ten wickets
ICC World Cup 3rd Quarter Final, New Zealand v South Africa (Match F) - South Africa collapse sends New Zealand through
Mar 25, 2011Proteas reached 108-2 in the 25th over chasing New Zealand's 221-8, but subsided horribly to be all out for 172. For New Zealand, Jesse Ryder was the top scorer with 83, while with the ball, Oram picked up 4 for 39 and McCullum 3 for 24.
New Zealand 221 for 8 (Ryder 83, Taylor 43, Morkel 3-46) beat South Africa 172 (Oram 4-39) by 49 runs
ICC World Cup 2nd Quarter Final, India v Australia (Match E) - India into the semis, to meet Pakistan in Mohali
Mar 24, 2011Yuvraj Singh played a match-winning innings after Ricky Ponting's 104 - his first century for 13 months - helped Australia set a target of 261 for India in Ahmedabad. Sachin Tendulkar's 53 set the hosts off in fine style, and Gautam Gambhir added 50 before Yuvraj (57 not out) saw India to a five-wicket win with 14 balls to spare.The result ended an extraordinary run of success for the Aussies in the World Cup. Beaten finalists in 1996 when Ponting was a junior player, they won the next three tournaments, an imposing run that included a run of 34 matches without defeat.India team: SR Tendulkar, V Sehwag, G Gambhir, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, SK Raina, R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, MM Patel
India 261 for 5 (Yuvraj 57*, Tendulkar 53, Gambhir 50) beat Australia 260 (Ponting 104, Haddin 53, Ashwin 2-52, Yuvraj 2-44) by 5 wickets
ICC World Cup 1st Quarter Final, Pakistan v West Indies (Match C) - Pakistan storm into semi-final
Mar 23, 2011Pakistan annihilated West Indies by 10 wickets in the first knock-out match at Mirpur to secure a World Cup semi-final against India or Australia. Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi and Saeed Ajmal each took two wickets in an over as Pakistan bowled out West Indies for a paltry 112. Afridi claimed 4-30 to reach 21 wickets in the tournament as only Shivnarine Chanderpaul resisted with 44 not out. Pakistan reached the modest target with 175 balls left, man-of-the-match Hafeez (61) with 10 fours and opening partner Kamran Akmal firing seven fours in 47.
Tomorrow is the big match as the two heavyweights of world cricket, India and Australia collide in the second Q/F at Ahmedabad.
Pakistan 113 for 0 (K Akmal 47*, Hafeez 61*) beat West Indies 112 (Chanderpaul 44*, Afridi 4-30) by 10 wickets
|Wed Mar 23||08:30 GMT | 14:30 local | 04:30 EDT||1st Quarter Final|
Pakistan v West Indies
|Thu Mar 24||09:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 05:00 EDT||2nd Quarter Final|
India v Australia
|Fri Mar 25||08:30 GMT | 14:30 local | 04:30 EDT||3rd Quarter Final|
New Zealand v South Africa
|Sat Mar 26||09:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 05:00 EDT||4th Quarter Final|
Sri Lanka v England
ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2011 Group Round
ICC World Cup 42nd Match, India v West Indies, Group B - India win sets up Aussie showdown
Mar 20, 2011India set up a World Cup quarter-final against holders Australia with a 80-run victory over West Indies, who face Pakistan in the last eight. West Indies paceman Ravi Rampaul took 5-51 on his World Cup debut including the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar for two. Yuvraj Singh, who was dropped twice, hit 113 and shared a third wicket stand of 122 with Virat Kohli (59) before India collapsed from 218-3 to 268. Devon Smith hit 81 but West Indies lost eight wickets for 34 to finish on 188.
India 268 (Yuvraj 113, Kohli 59, Rampaul 5-51) beat West Indies 188 (Smith 81, Sarwan 39, Zaheer 3-26) by 60 runs
ICC World Cup 41st Match, Kenya v Zimbabwe, Group A - Zimbabwe thrash hapless Kenyans
Mar 20, 2011Zimbabwe recorded their second win of the World Cup with a 161-run victory over Kenya in a dead rubber match. Tatenda Taibu (53) and Vusi Sibanda (61) rescued the Zimbabwe innings from 36-2 with a third-wicket stand of 110. Craig Ervine then struck nine fours and a six during his fluent 54-ball knock of 66 to top score in Zimbabwe's 308-6. Steve Tikolo, who made his debut at the 1996 World Cup in India and was named captain for his 133th appearance in the absence of the injured Jimmy Kamande, was out for 10 in his last international game as Kenya slumped to 44-5 and despite Nehemiah Odhiambo's unbeaten 44, they were all out for 147.
Zimbabwe 308 for 6 (Ervine 66, Sibanda 61, Taibu 53, Otieno 2-61) beat Kenya 147 (Odhiambo 44, Price 2-20, Lamb 2-21) by 161 runs
ICC World Cup 40th Match, Australia v Pakistan, Group A - Australia run ended by Pakistan
Mar 19, 2011Pakistan ended Australia's 34-match unbeaten run at World Cups with a tense four-wicket victory in Colombo to secure top spot in Group A. Ricky Ponting's side looked out of sorts after choosing to bat, crumbling to 176 all out with Umar Gul (3-30) and Abdul Razzaq (2-8) impressing.
Pakistan 178 for 6 (Shafiq 46, Umar 44*, Lee 4-28) beat Australia 176 (Haddin 42, Gul 3-30)
ICC World Cup 39th Match, Bangladesh v South Africa, Group B - Abject Bangladesh surrender meekly
Mar 19, 2011South Africa eliminated the co-hosts and put England through to the quarter-finals with a massive 206-run victory in Mirpur. Jacques Kallis top-scored with 69 and Faf du Plessis hit a run-a-ball 52 as South Africa raced to 8-284 after Graeme Smith won the toss and elected to bat first. Needing a win to have any chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals, Bangladesh produced an abject batting display to be all out for 78.
South Africa 284 for 8 (Kallis 69, du Plessis 52, Amla 51, Rubel 3-56) beat Bangladesh 78 (Shakib 30, Peterson 4-12, Tsotsobe 3-14) by 206 runs
ICC World Cup 38th Match, New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mumbai, Group A - Sri Lanka thrash New Zealand
Mar 18, 2011Captain Kumar Sangakkara scored his first World Cup century and Muttiah Muralitharan took four wickets as Sri Lanka thrashed New Zealand by 112 runs. Sangakkara (111) and Mahela Jayawardene (66) added 145, after the openers fell cheaply, as Sri Lanka made 265-9. Muralitharan (4-25) then ran through the Black Caps' middle order as they crumbled from 82-2 to 153 all out.
Sri Lanka 265 for 9 (Sangakkara 111, Jayawardene 66, Southee 3-63) beat New Zealand 153 (Taylor 33, Muralitharan 4-25) by 112 runs
ICC World Cup 37th Match, Ireland v Netherlands, Group B - Ireland bow out with stylish win
Mar 18, 2011Paul Stirling hit a century off 70 balls as Ireland bowed out of the World Cup with a stirring six-wicket victory over Netherlands in Kolkata. Set 307 to win, Stirling (101) and William Porterfield (68) produced an opening stand of 177 from 162 balls. Niall O'Brien (57 not out) helped wrap up the third highest run chase in World Cup history in the 48th over.
Ireland 307 for 4 (Stirling 101, Porterfield 68, Cooper 2-31) beat Netherlands 306 (ten Doeschate 106, Borren 84, Stirling 2-51) by six wickets
ICC World Cup 36th Match, England v West Indies, Group B - England win keeps Cup hopes alive
Mar 17, 2011England kept their World Cup campaign alive with a dramatic 18-run win over the West Indies in Chennai. Jonathan Trott (47) gave England a fast start but wickets tumbled in the middle overs and they were dismissed for 243.
The Windies looked to be cruising to victory at 222-6 in the 42nd over, but amazingly collapsed to 225 all out.
England 243 (Trott 47, Russell 4-49) beat West Indies 225 (Russell 49, Tredwell 4-48) by 18 runs
ICC World Cup 35th Match, Australia v Canada, Group A - Australia openers crush Canada
Mar 16, 2011Australia extended their unbeaten run in World Cups to 34 matches, and vaulted from fourth to first in Group A after beating Canada by seven wickets with 91 balls to spare.
Australia 212 for 3 (Watson 94, Haddin 88) beat Canada 211 (Patel 54, Lee 4-46) by seven wickets
ICC World Cup 34th Match, Ireland v South Africa, Group B - Ireland exit as S Africa progress
Mar 15, 2011South Africa booked their place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup and ended Ireland's hopes of progressing in the tournament with a 131-run win in Kolkata.
South Africa 272/7 (Duminy 99, Ingram 46, van Wyk 42) beat Ireland 141 (33.2 ov) by 131 runs
ICC World Cup 33rd Match, Pakistan v Zimbabwe, Group A - Pakistan book quarter-final berth
Mar 14, 2011Pakistan booked a place in the World Cup quarter-finals with a seven-wicket victory (D/L method) over Zimbabwe in a rain-hit contest in Pallekele. Zimbabwe, needing to win to keep alive their hopes of reaching the last eight, got their innings made a dismal start as Umar Gul (3-36) left them on 13-3.
Pakistan 164 for 3 (Shafiq 78*, Hafeez 49, Price 2-21) beat Zimbabwe 151 for 7 (39.4 ov) (Ervine 52, Chigumbura 32*, Gul 3-36) by seven wickets (D/L method)
ICC World Cup 32nd Match, Bangladesh v Netherlands, Group B - Bangladesh cruise past Netherlands
Mar 14, 2011Co-hosts Bangladesh boosted their hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the World Cup as they eased to victory over the Netherlands in Chittagong. The six-wicket win means England must beat West Indies and hope other results go their way - or be eliminated.
Bangladesh 166 for 4 (Kayes 73*) beat Netherlands 160 (ten Doeschate 53*, Razzak 3-29) by six wickets
ICC World Cup 31st Match, Australia v Kenya, Group A - Kenya steal the show in Australia win
Mar 13, 2011Australia defeated Kenya by 60 runs in a World Cup Group A match after amassing 324 for six, batting first. They were made to work surprisingly hard by Kenya who reached 264 for six in 50 overs. The Australian bowlers managed to take only three wickets, with the other three batsmen falling to runouts.
Australia 324 for 6 (Clarke 93, Hussey 54) beat Kenya 264 for 6 (C Obuya 98*, Mishra 72) by 60 runs
ICC World Cup 30th Match, Canada v New Zealand, Group A - New Zealand ease to 97-run victory
Mar 13, 2011New Zealand scored a mammoth 358 for 6 in their 50 overs as in-form Ross Taylor and opener Brendon McCullum blitzed Canada Sunday, helping to fire the Black Caps into the World Cup quarter-finals with a thumping 97-run win in Mumbai. Canada never looked remotely like challenging the target and ended on 261-9 after their 50 overs.
New Zealand 358 for 6 (McCullum 101, Taylor 74, Baidwan 3-84, Rao 2-62) beat Canada 261 for 9 (Bagai 84, Hansra 70*, Mills 2-2, Oram 3-47) by 97 runs
ICC World Cup 29th Match, India v South Africa, Group B - South Africa stun India in the battle of nerves
Mar 12, 2011Sachin Tendulkar's 99th international century proved in vain as South Africa execute a brilliant run chase to beat India in the last over at the Cricket World Cup in Nagpur. Batting first, India lost their last nine wickets for 29 runs after Sachin Tedulkar's departure. They were 253 for 1 at one time, but ended up scoring only 296 with Dale Steyn taking five wickets in 16 balls.In a dramatic finale, tail-ender Robin Peterson struck 18 off seven balls to see the Proteas to a target of 297 with two balls to spare in Nagpur.
India team: Tendulkar, Sehwag, Gambhir, Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Y Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Nehra, Munaf Patel
South Africa 300 for 7 (Kallis 69, Amla 61, de Villiers 52) beat India 296 all out (Tendulkar 111, Steyn 5-50) by three wickets
ICC World Cup 28th Match, Bangladesh v England, Group B - Bangladesh rally to shock England
Mar 11, 2011Bangladesh weathered a batting collapse to pull off a shock World Cup win, after England hit a modest 225 in Chittagong but looked on course to defend it after taking five wickets for 14 runs between the 30th and 40th over. A heroic ninth-wicket stand between Shafiul Islam and Mahmudullah - 58 from 56 balls - resulted in a remarkable two-wicket win that was sealed with six deliveries remaining.
Bangladesh 227 for 8 (Kayes 60, Shahzad 3-63) beat England 225 (Trott 67, Morgan 63) by two wickets
ICC World Cup 27th Match, Ireland v West Indies, Group B - Pollard and Smith power Windies to victory
Mar 11, 2011Devon Smith scored a career-best 107 and Kieron Pollard smashed 94 off 55 balls as West Indies beat Ireland by 44 runs in World Cup Group B in Mohali.
West Indies 275 (Smith 107, Pollard 94, O'Brien 4-71) beat Ireland 231 (Joyce 84, Wilson 61, Sammy 3-31, Benn 4-53) by 44 runs
ICC World Cup 26th Match, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Group A - Sri Lanka into the quarter-finals
Mar 10, 2011A 282-run opening stand between Tillakratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga powered Sri Lanka to a mammoth 327 for six against Zimbabwe and then Muralitharan and Dilshan affected a late Zimbabwe collapse to guide Sri Lanka to a 139-run win in Pallekele.
Sri Lanka 327 for 6 (Dilshan 144, Tharanga 133) beat Zimbabwe 188 (Taylor 80, Dilshan 4-4) by 139 runs
ICC World Cup 25th Match, India v Netherlands, Group B - India beat Netherlands by 5 wickets to consolidate their Group B lead.
Mar 9, 2011After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Netherlands batting line up crashed to 127/7 in 38 overs even though they got a good start, taking 56/1 in 15 overs. Zaheer Khan took three wickets for 20 runs to help India bowl out the Netherlands for 189 at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium.Chasing a modest target of 190 to win, India were given a flying start by openers Virender Sehwag (39 off 26 balls) and Sachin Tendulkar (27 off 22 balls) as they added 69 runs in just 7.3 overs. However, a triple strike by Pieter Seelaar and another wicket by Peter Borren had India struggling at 99/4 at one point of time. Yuvraj rescued the home team from this precarious position and guided them to a 5 wicket victory over Netherlands with 81 balls to spare and consolidated their top spot in the points table. India now have 7 points from 4 games with England, who have 5 points off as many games, at the second place. India is still Group B's only unbeaten team, with just a tie against England spoiling its 100 per cent record.Sachin Tendulkar, today added another feather in his cap when he became the first batsman to score 2,000 runs in the World Cup. He achieved the feat during his 27-run knock in their group B match against the Netherlands at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Playing in his 40th World Cup match, the champion batsman reached the milestone in style, smashing Ryan ten Doeschate for three consecutive boundaries.
India 191/5 (36.3 ov) (Cooper 29, Borren 38, Zaheer Khan 6.4-0-20-3) beat Netherlands 189 (46.4 ov) (Sehwag 39, Tendulkar 27, Yuvraj Singh 51, Seelar 10-1-53-3) by 5 wickets
ICC World Cup 24th Match, New Zealand v Pakistan, Group A - Taylor blitz flattens Pakistan
Mar 8, 2011Birthday boy Ross Taylor's terrific unbeaten century - 131 off 124 balls - set up New Zealand's 110-run victory over Pakistan in their World Cup Group A match on Tuesday. New Zealand blasted 100 off last five overs to reach 302 for seven in their allotted 50 overs.Pakistan's chase was derailed after half the side were dismissed inside 15 overs, with paceman Tim Southee picking up 3-25. Pakistan were bowled out for 192 in a win that sees New Zealand leapfrog their opponents to the top of Group A.
New Zealand 302 for 7 (Taylor 131, Guptill 57) beat Pakistan 192 (Razzaq 62) by 110 runs
ICC World Cup 23rd Match, Canada v Kenya, Group A - Canada secure only their second-ever World Cup victory
Mar 7, 2011Canada secured only their second-ever World Cup victory with a five-wicket win against Kenya in Delhi. A 132-run, fourth-wicket partnership between Jimmy Hansra (70) and captain Ashish Bagai (64 not out) took Canada beyond their victory target of 199. Earlier, seamer Henry Osinde led the way with the ball with a career-best 4-26 as Kenya were dismissed for 198.
Canada 199 for 5 (Hansra 70, Bagai 64*) beat Kenya 198 (Mishra 51, Odoyo 51, Osinde 4-26) by five wickets
ICC World Cup 22nd Match, India v Ireland, Group B - Yuvraj's five & 50 save India
Mar 6, 2011Yuvraj Singh saved the blushes for India by picking his maiden five-for to restrict Ireland to 207 before he hit an unbeaten fifty to settle India's nerves in a hard-fought win in Bangalore. Needing just 208 for a victory, India managed to lose 4 wickets for 100 runs before Yuvraj and Dhoni put on 67 runs and Pathan cracked 3 sixes and 2 fours to see India through.
India 210 for 5 (Yuvraj 50) beat Ireland 207 (Porterfield 75, Yuvraj 5-31) by 5 wickets
ICC World Cup 21th Match, England v South Africa, Group B - England stun S Africa in thriller
Mar 6, 2011England produced the most astonishing comeback of the World Cup to beat South Africa by six runs in Chennai. They lost two wickets in the first over and though Jonathan Trott (52) and Ravi Bopara (60) put on 99, they were bowled out for 171 in the 46th over. South Africa appeared to be coasting in reply at 124-3 but lost four wickets for three runs in five overs.
England 171 (Bopara 60, Trott 52, Tahir 4-38) beat South Africa 165 (Amla 42, Broad 4-15) by six runs
ICC World Cup 20th Match, Sri Lanka v Australia, Group A - Rain ruins match
Mar 5, 2011Kumar Sangakkara led from the front with a responsible, and skillful, knock to push his team towards a competitive total when rain intervened to kill the contest between tournament heavyweights Sri Lanka and Australia. With his knock of 73, he also become the second wicketkeeper after Adam Gilchrist to complete the double of 8000 runs and 300 dismissals in ODIs.With this no-result game, Australia's tally of winning 31 World Cup games in succession has ended.
Sri Lanka 146 for 3 (Sangakkara 73*, Samaraweera 34*) v Australia Match Abandoned after 32.5 overs
ICC World Cup 19th Match, Bangladesh v West Indies, Group B - West Indies team bus stoned in Dhaka following Bangladesh's lowest-ever ODI total of 58
Mar 4, 2011The bus carrying the West Indies players has been stoned on its way back to the team hotel after they thrashed Bangladesh by nine wickets in Mirpur. A Bangladesh police official said the fans had mistaken the West Indies bus for the Bangladesh bus. The West Indies had produced a thumping performance to beat Bangaldesh by 9 wickets in their World Cup Group B match at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka earlier.Bangladesh were dismissed for 58, its lowest score in a World Cup. They were blown out inside 19 overs on a decent pitch to finish with the fourth lowest total in World Cup history. West Indies, led by Chris Gayle with 37 not out, took less than 13 overs to reach the winning target.
|LOWEST WORLD CUP TOTALS|
|36||Canada||vs. Sri Lanka||Paarl, 2003|
|45||Canada||vs. England||Manchester, 1979|
|45||Namibia||vs. Australia||Potchefstroom, 2003|
|58||Bangladesh||vs. West Indies||Dhaka, 2011|
|68||Scotland||vs. West Indies||Leicester, 1999|
West Indies 59 for 1 (Gayle 37*) beat Bangladesh 58 (Benn 4-18) by nine wickets
ICC World Cup 18th Match, New Zealand v Zimbabwe, Group A - Black Caps charge to 10-wicket win
Mar 4, 2011New Zealand displayed a clinically efficient all round performance to thump Zimbabwe by 10 wickets with more than 16 overs to spare in their crucial group league encounter of the World Cup at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, today. Zimbabwe were undone by disciplined Kiwi bowling and lost half the battle inside of 15 overs when they were reduced to 46 for five. The Kiwi openers Martin Guptill (86 n.o., 108b, 7x4, 2x6) and Brendon McCullum (76, 95b, 6x4, 2x6) showed enough restraint while facing Zimbabwe spinners in the beginning but still cantered home with 99 balls to spare. The duo's partnership was New Zealand's highest opening stand in World Cup matches and the highest of any team in this tournament.
New Zealand 166 for 0 (Guptill 86*, B McCullum 76*) beat Zimbabwe 162 (Taylor 44, Southee 3-29, Vettori 2-25) by 10 wickets
ICC World Cup 17th Match, Canada v Pakistan, Group A - Pakistan win despite being dismissed for 184
Mar 3, 2011Pakistan were skittled out for 184 after 43 overs but they saw off a spirited Canada by 46 runs, thanks to Shahid Afridi, who took his wicket tally in the 2011 World Cup to 14. A stand of 73 from Misbah-ul-Haq and Umar Akmal gave some respect to the Pakistan total with Umar firing four fours and a six in his 48. However swing bowler Harvir Baidwan took 3-35 as the final four Pakistan wickets fell for three runs in 14 deliveries.
Pakistan 184 (Umar 48, Misbah 37, Baidwan 3-35) beat Canada 138 (Hansra 43, Afridi 5-23) by 46 runs
ICC World Cup 16th Match, Netherlands v South Africa, Group B - South Africa crush Dutch to top Group B
Mar 3, 2011South Africa steamrolled the Netherlands by 231 runs in Thursday's World Cup match to top Group B at Mohali. South Africa rode the marathon 221-run third wicket stand between Hashim Amla (113) and AB de Villiers (134) and JP Duminy's (40) subsequent 15-ball cameo to post 351-5 after they were asked to bat first. AB de Villiers, who made 107 in their first match against West Indies, struck a 134 from 98 balls with 13 fours and four sixes - his 11th one-day century. South Africa then mowed down the Dutch top half by the time they reached the 100-mark.
South Africa 351 for 5 (de Villiers 134, Amla 113) beat Netherlands 120 (Tahir 3-19, Kallis 2-19) by 231 runs
ICC World Cup 15th Match, England v Ireland, Group B - Brilliant Ireland shock England
Mar 2, 2011All-rounder Kevin O'Brien smashed 113 off 63 balls - the fastest century in Cricket World Cup history - as Ireland recovered from 111-5 to overhaul their target of 328 with five balls to spare and pull off an astonishing victory over England in Bangalore. Earlier, fifties from Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell had driven England to an imposing 327-8. O'Brien, a 26-year-old all-rounder who had never made a fifty in nine previous World Cup innings, turned the match on its head with a brutal display of hitting featuring 13 fours and six sixes.
|FASTEST WORLD CUP CENTURIES|
|50 balls||K O'Brien||v Eng 2011|
|66 balls||M Hayden||v SA, 2007|
|67 balls||J Davison||v WI, 2003|
|72 balls||Kapil Dev||v Zim, 1983|
|72 balls||A Gilchrist||v SL, 2007|
Ireland 329 for 7 (K O'Brien 113) beat England 327 for 8 by three wickets
ICC World Cup 14th Match, Sri Lanka v Kenya, Group A - Malinga hat-trick sets hosts up for easy win
Mar 1, 2011Lasith Malinga - six for 38 - became the first bowler to pick up two hat-tricks at World Cups as he led Sri Lanka to a nine-wicket flattening of Kenya on Tuesday. In 2007, Malinga grabbed four in a row against South Africa.
Sri Lanka 146 for 1 (Tharanga 67*, Dilshan 44) beat Kenya 142 (C Obuya 52, D Obuya 51, Malinga 6-38) by nine wickets
ICC World Cup 13th Match, Netherlands v West Indies, Group B - Kemar Roach hat-trick destroys Dutch
Feb 28, 201122-year-old Kemar Roach from Barbados took the first World Cup hat-trick by a West Indian in superb figures of 6-27. Chris Gayle (80) and Kieron Pollard (60 from 27 balls) took the Windies to an imposing 330-8 on a pitch of irregular bounce, before Roach produced some exhilarating pace as the associate nation capitulated for 115.
West Indies 330 for 8 (Gayle 80, Pollard 60, Seelaar 3-45) beat Netherlands 115 (Cooper 55*, Roach 6-27) by 215 runs
ICC World Cup 12th Match, Canada v Zimbabwe, Group A - Zimbabwe thrash Canada
Feb 28, 2011Zimbabwe, picking only one fast bowler in their side, got their World Cup campaign up and running with a 175-run victory over Canada in a near-empty Nagpur.They easily defended a score of 298-8, with their five spinners sharing the wickets. Canada were all out for 123 in the 43rd over.
Zimbabwe 298 for 9 (Taibu 98, Ervine 85, Rao 4-57) beat Canada 123 (Surkari 26, Price 3-16, Cremer 3-31) by 175 runs
ICC World Cup 11th Match, India v England, Group B - England & India in thrilling tie
Feb 27, 2011A brilliant 158 from Andrew Strauss saw England tie an extraordinary World Cup group match against India in Bangalore. Strauss along with Ian Bell put England in command with a 170-run second-wicket stand, before Zaheer Khan dismissed both batsmen in successive balls. England needed 14 from the last over, but fell one run short of victory needing two off the final ball.Earlier, India scored a mammoth 338 with the help of Tendulkar's 120-run knock which came off 115 balls (5 sixes and 10 fours). Tendulkar hit his 47th century off 103 balls as India crossed the 200-run mark in the 35th over. This is Tendulkar's fifth World Cup century - the most by any player in the world. This was just the fourth tied game in World Cup history.
India 338 all out in 49.5 overs (Tendulkar 120, Gambhir 51, Yuvraj 58, Bresnan 5-48) tied with England 338/8 in 50 overs (Strauss 158, Bell 69, Zaheer 3-64)
ICC World Cup 11th Match, India v England, Group B - First big test for India
Feb 27, 2011India will face their first big test in the ongoing Cricket World Cup when they face England in a Group ‘B’ match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Strong contenders India beat Bangladesh in their first match while England wobbled a bit before getting past the Netherlands in their respective first outings. England captain Andrew Strauss has called on his side to ruin India's World Cup party as he believes England could conjure up a surprise.Both teams are likely to stick with the same starting XIs as in their first matches, with everyone available for the hosts apart from paceman Ashish Nehra. India captain Dhoni has warned his players they must forget about the emphatic nature of their victory over Bangladesh and not get carried away so early on in the tournament.
ICC World Cup 10th Match, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Group A - Afridi, Misbah seal Pakistan victory
Feb 26, 2011Misbah-Ul-Haq (83 not out off 81 balls) and Shahid Afridi - who picked up four wickets - guided Pakistan to an 11-run win over Sri Lanka in Colombo. Batting first, Misbah-ul-Haq and Younus Khan (72 off 76 balls) helped Pakistan to 277 for seven in 50 overs, from the difficult position of 105 for three.
Pakistan 277 for 7 (Misbah 83*, Younis 72) beat Sri Lanka 266 for 9 (Silva 57, Afridi 4-34) by 11 runs
ICC World Cup 9th Match, Bangladesh v Ireland, Group B - First victory for Bangladesh
Feb 25, 2011Bangladesh spinners, so ineffective against India, rediscovered their magical touch on Friday to fashion an exciting 27-run win over Ireland in a low-scoring Group B match of the 2011 World Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Shafiul Islam, who passed a last minute fitness test, took four wickets for 10 runs in five overs to send Ireland crashing to a 27 runs defeat as Bangladesh ended three years, 10 months and 10 days of waiting for revenge for their defeat at the last World Cup in Barbados.Andre Botha (3-32) was the pick of the Irish bowlers, but they were reduced to 110-5 in reply on a slow pitch. Niall O'Brien (38) and Kevin O'Brien (37) got the Irish close, but they were 178 all out.
Bangladesh 205 (Tamim 44, Botha 3-32, Johnston 3-40) beat Ireland 178 (Shafiul 4-21) by 27 runs
ICC World Cup 8th Match, Australia v New Zealand, Group A - Australia seal easy win
Feb 25, 2011Mitchell Johnson and Shaun Tait paved the way for defending champion Australia's easy seven wicket win over New Zealand in a World Cup Group A match at the Vidarbha Cricket Stadium. Chasing 207, openers Shane Watson (62) and Brad Haddin (55) smashed the Black Caps all around as the four-time winners cruised to the target in 34 overs. The match was given the status of the bilateral contest and dedicated it to the earthquake victims of Christchurch.
Australia 207 for 3 (Watson 62, Haddin 55) beat New Zealand 206 (Nathan 52, Vettori 44, Johnson 4-33, Tait 3-35) by 7 wickets
ICC World Cup 7th Match, South Africa v West Indies, Group B - South Africa begin campaign in style
Feb 24, 2011AB de Villiers made a sublime unbeaten 107 as South Africa beat West Indies by seven wickets in World Cup Group B. Pakistan-born bowler Imran Tahir took 4-41 on his one-day debut for South Africa to restrict the Windies to just 222. AB de Villiers produced a man-of-the-match display, scoring his tenth ODI century with an unbeaten 107 off just 105 balls, which included eight fours and two sixes, while JP Duminy was unbeaten at the other end on 42.
South Africa 223 for 3 (de Villiers 107*, Smith 45, Pollard 1-37) beat West Indies 222 (Bravo 73, Tahir 4-41, Botha 2-48) by seven wickets
ICC World Cup 6th Match, Kenya v Pakistan, Group A - Kenya sink in massive chase
Feb 23, 2011
Captain Shahid Afridi took five wickets as Pakistan completed a resounding 205-run World Cup Group A win over Kenya. Afridi claimed 5-16 - the best figures in a World Cup by a Pakistan bowler - as his team dismissed their Group A opponents for 112 in Hambantota. Earlier, Umar Akmal's 71 from 52 balls was complemented by Kamran Akmal (55), Younus Khan (50) and Misbah-ul-Haq (65), in a total of 317-7.
Pakistan 317 for 7 (Umar 71, Misbah 65, Kamran 55, Odoyo 3-41) beat Kenya 112 (Obuya 47, Afridi 5-16, Gul 2-12) by 205 runs
ICC World Cup 5th Match, England v Netherlands, Group B - England sneak past Dutch
Feb 22, 2011England survived a major scare in their opening World Cup match as they beat a spirited Netherlands with only eight balls to spare in Nagpur. All-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate smashed 119 from 110 balls as the Dutch took advantage of some poor England bowling and abject fielding to post 292-6.Chasing 293, Collingwood (30 off 23 balls) and Bopara (30 off 20 balls) ensured the victorious total of 296 for four with just eight balls remaining.
England 296 for 4 (Strauss 88, Trott 62) beat Netherlands 292 for 6 (ten Doeschate 119*, Cooper 47) by six wickets
ICC World Cup 4th Match, Australia v Zimbabwe, Group A - Australia begin World Cup defence with convincing win over Zimbabwe
Feb 21, 2011Australia got their quest for a fourth-straight World Cup crown off to a solid start with a comfortable 91-run win over Zimbabwe in their opening game of the tournament. Ricky Ponting's men cruised to a 91-run triumph in Ahmadabad that looked more like a practice match than a game at the highest level of one-day cricket. They posted a total of 262, with Watson and Clarke scoring freely. Shane Watson top-scored with eight fours and a six in his 72 from 92 deliveries, while Michael Clarke added an unbeaten 58.Left-armer Mitchell Johnson took 4-19 as the Aussies extended their winning run in the competition to 24 games.
Australia 262 for 6 (Watson 79, Clarke 58*, Mpofu 2-58) beat Zimbabwe 171 (Cremer 37, Johnson 4-19, Tait 2-34) by 91 runs
ICC World Cup Match 3, Sri Lanka v Canada, Group A - Sri Lanka beat Canada by 210 runs
Feb 20, 2011Sri Lanka dominated the third game of the World Cup both with bat and ball as they defeated Canada by 210 runs in Hambantota on Sunday. Batting first Sri Lanka piled up a massive total of 332 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their quota of 50 overs with Mahela Jayawardene scoring a brilliant century in just 81 deliveries. Chasing 333, Canadian innings came to an end at 122 runs with Rizwan Cheema (37) remaining the top scorer.
Sri Lanka 332 for 7 (Jayawardene 100, Sangakkara 92) beat Canada 122 (Cheema 37, Kulasekara 3-16) by 210 runs
ICC World Cup Match 2, Kenya v New Zealand, Group A - NZ crush Kenya by 10 wickets
Feb 20, 2011Paceman Hamish Bennett took 4-16 as New Zealand thrashed Kenya by 10 wickets in their opening World Cup group game. Tim Southee (3-13) and Jacob Oram (3-2) each claimed three wickets as the African side were bowled out for 69 in 23.5 overs after choosing to bat. New Zealand needed only eight overs to knock off the runs, with Martin Guptill scoring 39 and fellow opener Brendon McCullum adding 26 in Chennai. Kenya's total was the fifth-lowest in the history of the tournament.
New Zealand 72 for 0 (Guptill 39*, McCullum 26*) beat Kenya 69 (Bennett 4-16, Oram 3-2, Southee 3-13) by 10 wickets
ICC World Cup Match 1, India v Bangladesh, Group B - Sehwag and Kohli set up massive win for India
Feb 19, 2011India defeated Bangladesh by 87 runs in the first match of the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Opener Virender Sehwag ignored an injury to smash 175 - his second World Cup century - to lift India to a massive 370-4 on Saturday at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirapur, Dhaka. He added 203 runs with Virat Kohli for the third wicket with the latter also completing a century in the final over. Kohli finished on 100 not out off 83 balls in his World Cup debut.Bangladesh made 283 for nine in 50 overs with opener Tamim Iqbal top scoring with 70 and captain Shakib-al-Hasan scoring 55. For India, pacer Munaf Patel picked up four for 48 from 10 overs. Earlier Bangladesh Captain Shakib won the toss and put India to bat. Bangladesh team
Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Raqibul Hasan, Naeem Islam, Mahmudullah, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain India team
SR Tendulkar, V Sehwag, G Gambhir, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, YK Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, S Sreesanth, MM Patel.
India 370 for 4 (Sehwag 175, Kohli 100*) beat Bangladesh 283 for 9 (Tamim 70, Shakib 55, Munaf 4-48) by 87 runs
ICC World Cup Match 1, India v Bangladesh, Group B - Preview
Feb 19, 2011India takes on Bangladesh in the 2011 World Cup opener on Saturday in Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium with a chance to exact revenge for a shock loss in the previous edition four years ago which ensured India's early exit in the first round of the 2007 tournament in the Caribbean. On paper, the day-night clash may look like a no-contest with tournament favourites India having won 20 of their 22 one-day matches against the Tigers. India have enjoyed an impressive run over the last three years, which has taken Dhoni's men to the top of the Test rankings and made them number two behind Australia in the one-dayers. With Sehwag, Sachin, Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh adding to a top-heavy line-up and Dhoni and the explosive Yusuf Pathan coming down the order, Harbhajan Singh has been pushed to number eight despite two Test centuries to his credit.
ICC World Cup Warm-up Matches, India v New Zealand at Chennai
Feb 16, 2011Captain Mahendra Dhoni scored a superb unbeaten century as India recorded a 117-run win over New Zealand in their World Cup warm-up match in Chennai. He shared century stands with Virat Kohli (59), Gautam Gambhir (89) and Suresh Raina (50) in a total of 360-5.
India 360 for 5 (Dhoni 108*, Gambhir 89, Kohli 59, Raina 50) beat New Zealand 243 (B McCullum 58) by 117 runs
ICC World Cup Warm-up Matches, India v Australia at Bangalore
Feb 13, 2011Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting top-scored with 57 on his return from injury but Australia finished 38 runs short of their target of 215, despite reaching 118-1 at one stage. India's number one spinner Harbhajan Singh (3-15) and Piyush Chawla with figures of 4-31 from nine overs were instrumental in India's win. In order to ensure players are given maximum opportunity, teams are permitted to use any 11 batsmen from their 15-man squad, and any bowlers. India's next warm-up game versus New Zealand at Chennai on Feb 16, 2011.
India 214 in 44.3 ov (Sehwag 54, Lee 3-35) beat Australia 176 all out in 37.5 ov (Ponting 57, Chawla 4-31) by 38 runs.
De Ghuma Ke: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011′s official theme song
Dec 30, 2010Bollywood's musical trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have composed the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011′s official theme song, titled "De Ghuma Ke". The song is in itself a passionate expression that creatively captures the fierce sense of competition and the desire to win. The song has been composed in 3 different versions - Hindi, Bangla and Sinhalese - and will feature in the build-up to and during the tournament in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Pak govt may ask PCB to boycott 2011 World Cup
July 16, 2009After skipping the logo unveiling ceremony of the 2011 World Cup held in Mumbai recently, speculations are rife that Pakistan could boycott the mega event also.
According to sources, the government is seriously considering to ask the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to boycott the 2011 World Cup in protest against the ICC’s decision to shift the World Cup matches from Pakistan.The Indian government is being blamed for influencing the ICC’s decision and trying to alienate Pakistan. The Central Organising Committee of the 2011 World Cup on Tuesday had recommended India to host eight of the 14 matches that were earlier allotted to Pakistan.
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India to host 29 2011 World Cup matches
July 15, 2009The Central Organising Committee of the 2011 World Cup on Tuesday recommended India to host eight of the 14 matches that were earlier allotted to Pakistan. The COC met in Mumbai to recommend the ICC Board as to where, within Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka, the 14 matches originally allocated to Pakistan should be staged and where the tournament secretariat would be based.
While India got eight, Sri Lanka will host the remaining four matches and Bangladesh two. India will now host 29 matches, Sri Lanka 12 and Bangladesh eight.The COC also recommended that Bangladesh would stage two of the four quarter-finals, with India and Sri Lanka hosting one each. The two semi-finals will be staged in India and Sri Lanka, with the final in India.
2011 Cricket World Cup matches switch to India
Apr 28, 2009The majority of 2011 World Cup matches scheduled to be held in Pakistan will be switched to India, the tournament's organising committee has decided.
The 2011 World Cup was set to be co-hosted by Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka with Pakistan to host 14 matches. But the International Cricket Council, at its executive board meeting in Dubai earlier this month, decided to strip Pakistan of its hosting rights because of safety concerns arising from an "uncertain political situation" in the country.
At a World Cup organising committee meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday, India was given 29 matches including the final and one semi-final, while Sri Lanka is set to host 12 matches including a semi-final and Bangladesh eight matches and the opening ceremony. ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat, who attended the meeting, said he was confident adequate security measure would be put in place in the subcontinent to ensure the event goes ahead as planned.
"We have formed in the central organising committee a security team to be directed by BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) president Shashank Manohar," he said. "We recognise that it's important we instil confidence in the security measures we have in place. "We have no doubt that we will be able to put together security plans that would successfully help host the World Cup in 2011."
Mumbai to host 2011 cricket world cup final
Jun 19, 2007The organising committee for the 2011 Cricket World Cup has said that the inaugural ceremony of the mega event will be held in Dhaka, while Lahore and Colombo will host the semi-finals and finals will be held in Mumbai. It has also promised a spectator-friendly tournament with affordable ticket prices.
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be co-hosting the month-long extravaganza in four years' time. "We promise a spectator-and media-friendly World Cup in four years time," said, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Chairman Sharad Pawar, after the organisers' first meeting in Bhurban, a northern hill resort near Islamabad. "We will make unrelenting efforts to make the event a spectacular one so that more and more people come and watch the best cricket," Pawar was quoted as saying in 'The News'. "We assure that prices of the tickets will be affordable to the local paying capacity," he added.
The committee also held discussions on the option of common visas for citizens of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, based on the pattern the Caribbean nations adopted in the just concluded World Cup. "The possibility of a common visa will also be explored through talks with the governments," said Pawar.
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Nasim Ashraf said the committee will seek grants from the ICC for developing cricket grounds in all the four countries. Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi and Faisalabad would host the World Cup matches in Pakistan.
Pakistan's eastern cultural hub at Lahore was chosen, as the headquarters of the World Cup 2011. The four countries from the subcontinent beat the joint bid from Australia and New Zealand to stage the 2011 World Cup. Australia and New Zealand will now host the 2015 edition.
Besides Pawar and Ashraf, the meeting was attended by Bangladesh Cricket Board CEO Mehmood-ur-Rahman and Sri Lankan Cricket Board Chief Executive Dilip Mendies. The next organising committee meeting will be held in India later this year.
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in India, Sri Lanka & BangladeshThe 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup will be the tenth Cricket World Cup, and will be hosted by three South Asian Test cricket playing countries; India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. It will take place during the months of February and March 2011, with the first match being played on 19 February 2011.29 matches out of 49 will be played in India including one quarterfinal, semi-final and final, 12 matches in Sri Lanka including one quarterfinal and semifinal and eight matches in Bangladesh including two quarterfinals. See TV, Internet, Radio schedules.World Cup 2011 Home | ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 News | World Cup 2011 Schedule | World Cup 2011 Teams | Warm-up Matches
ICC Cricket World CupThe ICC Cricket World Cup, generally referred to as the Cricket World Cup, is the premier international championship of men's One-day International (ODI) cricket. The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), with preliminary qualification rounds leading up to a finals tournament which is held every four years. According to the ICC, it is the most important tournament and the pinnacle of achievement in the sport. The first Cricket World Cup contest was organised in England in 1975. A separate Women's Cricket World Cup has been held every four years since 1973.
The finals of the Cricket World Cup are contested by all ten Test-playing and ODI-playing nations, together with other national teams that qualify through the ICC Trophy competition. Australia has been the most successful of the five teams to have won the tournament, taking three titles. The West Indies have won twice, while India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have each won once.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 BidThe International Cricket Council announced its decision on which countries would host the 2011 World Cup on April 30, 2006.
Australia and New Zealand also bid for the tournament, and a successful Australasian bid for the 2011 World Cup would have seen a 50-50 split in games, with the final still up for negotiation. The TransTasman bid, Beyond Boundaries, was the only bid for 2011 delivered to ICC headquarters in Dubai ahead of the March 1 deadline. Considerable merits of the Australasian bid were the superior venues and infrastructure and the total support of both the New Zealand and Australian governments on tax and customs issues during the tournament, according to Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland. The New Zealand government had also given assurance that Zimbabwe would be allowed to compete in the tournament, following political discussions in the country whether their cricket team should be allowed to tour Zimbabwe in 2005. The Australasian bid also won the support of West Indies captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
ICC President Ehsan Mani said the extra time taken by the Asian bloc to hand over its bid compliance book had harmed the four-nation bid. However, when the time came to vote, Asia won the hosting rights by ten votes to three. The Pakistan Cricket Board has revealed that it was the vote of the West Indies Cricket Board that swung the matter, as the Asian bid had the support of the four bidding countries along with South Africa and Zimbabwe. It was reported in Pakistani newspaper Dawn that the Asian countries promised to hold fund-raising events for West Indian cricket during the 2007 World Cup, which may have influenced the vote. However, chairman of the Monitoring Committee of the Asian bid, I. S. Bindra, said it was their promise of extra profits in the region of US$ 400 million that swung the vote, that there "was no quid pro quo for their support", and that playing the West Indies had "nothing to do with the World Cup bid".
International cricket politics lie at the heart of the dispute. Since cricket is the most popular sport in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Asia is of fundamental financial importance to the International Cricket Council. However, historically, international cricket has been controlled by the Old Commonwealth nations of England, Australia, and New Zealand, supported by South Africa. The centre of cricketing politics has moved, over time, with the money, and the Asian nations, particularly India under the guidance of Jagmohan Dalmiya, looking for greater control in the direction of international cricket, and in 2005 Dalmiya said that the Indian subcontinent should host every third World Cup
ICC World Cup 2011 StructureOn 11 April 2005, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan announced agreement about the allocation of games, though no decision on the location of semi-finals and final has been made. Three months later, PCB director Abbas Zaidi confirmed that India had been chosen to host the final, while Pakistan and Sri Lanka would host the semi-finals. This will be the first time Sri Lanka will host a World Cup semi-final, after hosting two group games during the 1996 World Cup. The opening ceremony will take place in Bangladesh.
India:22 games (including the final)
Venues: Eden Gardens (Kolkata), Feroz Shah Kotla (Delhi), M. Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bangalore), M. A. Chidambaram Stadium (Chennai), Punjab C.A. Stadium (Mohali), Sardar Patel Stadium (Ahmedabad), Vidarbha C.A. Ground (Nagpur), Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai). The final of the 2011 cricket World Cup will be played in New Delhi at a new state-of-the-art stadium to be built by BCCI on the banks of river Yamuna at a cost of about Rs.5 billion.
Sri Lanka:9 games (including one semi-final)
Venues: R. Premadasa Stadium (Colombo), Sinhalese S.C. (Colombo)
Bangladesh:6 games (including the opening ceremony and opening match)
Venue (one from three will be picked): Bangabandhu National Stadium (Dhaka; the stadium was officially handed over to the football federation in March 2005), Narayanganj Osmani Stadium (Fatullah), Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium (Mirpur)