Cricket News sort by ICC World Twenty20 2012

If it’s cricket, it cannot get bigger that India versus Pakistan. But, over the last decade or so, South Africa and Australia have developed a rivalry that runs Indo-Pak encounters close.

Sri Lanka are almost there into the Semi Finals after beating West Indies by a big margin of 9 wickets with 28 balls to spare at Pallekele. The hosts made short work of the West Indian target of 130 by romping home in just 15.2 overs.

England have kept their hopes of going through into the Semis alive by defeating the Kiwis at Pallekele. It was a pretty easy chase for England after they kept New Zealand down to 149.

There was no contest at all in the second game this evening at the R Premadasa Stadium. India was completely outplayed by the Aussies.

To put it very simply, the first Super Eights game against Australia at Colombo is one India would want to forget in a hurry, which wouldn’t be all that easy as M S Dhoni candidly admitted during the post-match presentation – it will be at the back of our minds somewhere, were his words.

They are the defending champions, but they haven’t played like one at all. It is only the win against Afghanistan that has got them this far. Against India, they were extremely poor and in the clash against West Indies were always second best.

Hosts Sri Lanka and West Indies, both would go into the match against each other high on confidence. Lanka, following their Super Over win against New Zealand, and West Indies having overcome the English challenge.

Australia thrashed India by 9 wickets with as many as 31 balls to spare in the Super Eights contest at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Australia smashed India’s target of 141 with utmost ease.

Pakistan pulled off a miraculous 2-wicket victory over South Africa in a low-scoring affair at Colombo. The Pakistanis were down and out at 76 for 7 in the 15th over chasing the target of 134.