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Windies destroy Pakistan to make World T20 semis DHAKA: Defending champions West Indies charged into the World Twenty20 semi-finals with a spectacular 84-run win over Pakistan in a key Super-10 match in Dhaka on Tuesday.The West Indies recovered from a top-order meltdown to post 166-6 after electing to take first strike, before three wickets each by spin twins Samuel Badree and Sunil Narine skittled Pakistan for 82 in 17.5 overs.The West Indies, who finished second behind unbeaten India in group two, will clash with group one champions Sri Lanka in the first semi-final in Dhaka on Thursday.India, who won all their four league matches, meet South Africa at the same venue on Friday.The final will take place in Dhaka on Sunday.It was the first time Pakistan, finalists in the inaugural World T20 in 2007 and champions in 2009, failed to reach the knock-out rounds in the five editions of the tournament.The West Indies slumped to 81-5 before skipper ...

West Indies to bat against Pakistan in decider DHAKA: West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in a crucial World Twenty20 match in Dhaka on Tuesday.The winner of the night game at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium will join India in the semi-finals from group two of the Super-10s, condemning the loser to an early flight home.Pakistan or the West Indies will clash with group one winners Sri Lanka in the first semi-final in Dhaka on Thursday, while ...
Sri Lanka's Dilshan fined for showing dissent DHAKA: Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for breaching the players' code of conduct during the game against New Zealand in Chittagong, the International Cricket Council said on Monday.Dilshan was found to have shown dissent at an umpire's decision during his team's 59-run win over New Zealand in the Group one match which lifted Sri Lanka into the semi-finals."The incident happened in the fourth over, when ...
Small comfort in Australia T20 win over Bangladesh DHAKA: Pre-tournament favourites Australia finished their unimpressive World Twenty20 campaign with a comfortable seven-wicket win over Bangladesh in Dhaka on Tuesday.Openers Aaron Finch scored a 45-ball 71 and David Warner knocked a fiery 35-ball 48 to help Australia chase down a 154-run target in 17.3 overs in the Super-10 Group two match.Australia and hosts Bangladesh had lost their first three matches and were playing for pride in a meaningless match with no bearing on semi-final ...
Australia beat Bangladesh in World Twenty20 DHAKA: Australia beat Bangladesh by seven wickets in their last Group two match in Dhaka on Tuesday, ending a miserable tournament with one win in four games.Bangladesh were lifted to 153-5 by Shakib Al Hasan's 66 and 47 by skipper Mushfiqur Rahim.Australia smashed the target in 17.3 overs for the loss of three wickets. Aaron Finch made 71 and David Warner scored 48.Hosts Bangladesh, who qualified from the first round, finished the Super-10 stage with ...
Bangladesh bat in Australia World Twenty20 match DHAKA: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and opted to bat in the World Twenty20 Super-10 Group Two match against Australia in Dhaka on Tuesday.Both teams were already out of the semi-finals after losing all their three previous matches.Bangladesh were forced to bring in 18-year-old paceman Taskin Ahmed for his Twenty20 international debut after Mashrafe Mortaza was ruled out due to a knee problem.They also brought in Mominul Haque and Sohag Gazi in place ...
English cricket needs total rethink after Dutch disaster: press LONDON: England cricket must make sweeping changes after a humiliating defeat to the Netherlands in the World Twenty20 capped off a dismal winter, the national press said Tuesday.England, who had already been eliminated from the competition before Monday's debacle in Chittagong, were bowled out for just 88 runs with more than two overs to spare in reply to the Netherlands' modest 133 for five.Given the 5-0 Ashes loss in Australia, Fleet Street agreed that incoming ...


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