Tag Archives: Twenty20

Karthik’s last-ball six gifts India title – Bangladesh fall

COLOMBO, March 18, (AFP): Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik hit a last-ball six in his blazing cameo to help India edge out Bangladesh by four wickets and clinch the Twenty20 tri-series title in Colombo on Sunday. Karthik hit 29 off just eight balls to get India past their 167-run target in a …

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Thakur, Pandey star as India beat Sri Lanka in tri-series – Win propels Men in Blue into final contention

COLOMBO, March 12, (AFP): Paceman Shardul Thakur picked four key wickets to set up a comfortable six-wicket win for India in a tri-series Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka on Monday. The 26-year-old Thakur, playing his fifth T20 international, impressed with his pace and guile to help India dismiss the hosts …

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India defeat S. Africa by 28 runs in first T20 – Tourists complete 5-1 thrashing of hosts in ODI series

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 18, (AFP): Virat Kohli limped off the field before India completed another dominant performance over South Africa in the first Twenty20 international at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday. Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were mainly responsible for India’s 28-run win, just two days after the tourists completed a …

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Australia hammer England by 7 wickets in Twenty20 victory – Aussies cruise into T20 tri-series final

MELBOURNE, Feb 10, (AFP): Australia cruised to a seven-wicket victory over England with more than five overs to spare to remain unbeaten after three games in the triangular Twenty20 series in Melbourne on Saturday. The Australians restricted England to 137 for seven off their 20 overs with paceman Kane Richardson …

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Amla, Perera lead World XI Twenty20 win over Pakistan – Tourists beat hosts to level series 1-1

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 13, (AFP): Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera hit a towering six off the penultimate ball to steer the World XI to a thrilling seven-wicket win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 Wednesday. Perera made a whirlwind 19-ball 47 not out with five sixes, while Hashim Amla finished …

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Rapid fire Miller leads South Africa to victory – SA beat Sri Lanka by 19 runs in 10-over match

CENTURION, South Africa, Jan 21, (AFP): David Miller hit 40 off 18 balls to set up a South Africa win by 19 runs in a rain-shortened first Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park on Friday. Miller’s power hitting enabled South Africa to score 126 for six in a …

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Maxwell fuels Australia to Sri Lanka T20 triumph – Australian bowlers set up 4-wkt victory, spoil Dilshan’s farewell

COLOMBO, Sept 9, (AFP): Australian bowlers set up a four-wicket victory over Sri Lanka to spoil veteran batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan’s farewell and sweep the two-match Twenty20 series in Colombo on Friday. The visitors, who won the first match after scoring a world record 263, rode on opener Glenn Maxwell’s 29-ball …

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Ton-up Maxwell fires Aussies to 85-run win – Australia hit world record 263 in Sri Lanka T20

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Sept 6, (AFP): Opener Glenn Maxwell’s blistering century in Australia’s world record 263 powered the visitors to a comprehensive 85-run win over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Tuesday. Australia, who broke Sri Lanka’s nine-year record of 260/6 against Kenya in 2007, restricted …

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India’s Dhoni wants more US matches despite washout – ‘It’s a good venue to continue cricket’

FORT LAUDERDALE, United States, Aug 29, (AFP): India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni wants more matches in the United States despite a chaotic Twenty20 clash against the West Indies on Sunday ending in a rain-hit no result. Heavy rain forced the game at the Central Broward Regional Park to be abandoned …

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West Indies win one-run thriller in record run blitz – Lewis smashes impressive 100

FORT LAUDERDALE, United States, Aug 27, (AFP): West Indies defeated India by one run in a record run-laden Twenty20 clash on Saturday after piling up the third highest ever total in the game’s shortest format. Set 246 to win, India needed two runs off the last ball for a famous …

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