South Africa eased to a 10-wicket win with 44 balls to spare to eliminate Zimbabwe from the ICC World T20 2012. It was no contest at Hambantota once South Africa restricted Zimbabwe to just 93 runs in 20 overs.
Virat Kohli was the Man of the Match in yesterday’s Group A Match between India and Afghanistan at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. India were stretched quite hard by the minnows in a 23-run victory.
Both South Africa and Sri Lanka have qualified for the Super Eights stage of the tournament, following the drubbing they handed out to Zimbabwe in their opening game. As such, a defeat wouldn’t alter their fortunes in this series.
Gone are the days when Bangladesh were considered pushovers. When New Zealand take on Mushfiqur Rahim’s side at Pallekele, the former would actually start as underdogs, considering Bangladesh have done well against them in the recent past.
The West Indies will play their opening game in the T20 World Cup on Saturday against Australia and the cricketing world will be looking on with interest. Their long suffering fans have felt, for a long time, that their once all-conquering side has too long languished in the nether regions of the world cricket rankings.