England won by 10 wickets with 145 balls remaining(D/L method) (Dominance : England 100% | Sri Lanka 0%)
SL started off disastrously as they tumbled to 20/4 after 9 with 39% COW. Sangakkara held up one end as he battled his way to a fifty but there was little support from the other end. Barring Mathews who got 39 no one crossed 20 as SL were bowled out for 174 in 43.4 overs with 29% COW. Having received a lot of flak for his stodgy knock in last ODI, Cook went off in a hurry dragging Kieswetter along with him as England raced to 69/0 after 10 overs with 90% COW. Both went on to rack up unbeaten fifties as England won by 10 wickets with more than 25 overs to spare.
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets with 10 balls remaining (Dominance : Sri Lanka 95% | England 3% | Equal 2%)
England once again started off on a crutch as they limped to 32/2 after 10 with 44% COW. KP and Cook put together a partnership before KP fell to a spinner again. Cook struggled to score freely but held up one end while at the other end no one was able to play a cameo to take pressure off him. Cook scored a century but Eng ended with just 246/7 with 51% COW. Jayawardene came out all guns blazing and Dilshan’s failure didn’t deter him one bit as along with Chandimal he put a century stand. When Jayawardene fell for 79 SL were 138/2 in 24 overs with 65% COW. Despite Sangakkara and Kandamby not able to convert their starts, Chandimal made sure that SL were always ahead of Eng in this race as his century saw SL win by 5 wickets with 1.4 overs to spare.
Sri Lanka won by 69 runs (Dominance : Sri Lanka 72% | England 26% | Equal 2%)
Jayawardene seemed to running out of partners right from start as SL slumped to 46/2 after 10 with 47% COW. He found support from Sangakkara who scored a nifty fifty as SL reached 204/2 after 38 with 58% COW. Jayawardene and Mathews then tore apart the English attack as Sri Lanka raced away towards 300. Jayawardene fell for 144 and Mathews missed a fifty but SL ended with 309/5 with 62% COW. Cook and Kieswetter got England off to a steady start with a fifty partnership before Kieswetter fell with score 54/1 after 11 with 34% COW. But the rising RRR took its toll as wickets kept tumbling and barring a rapid fifty from Morgan England were never in hunt as they folded up for 240 in 45.5 overs to lose by 69 runs.
England won by 110 runs(D/L method) (Dominance : England 80% | Sri Lanka 14% | Equal 6%)
Captain Cook started his voyage with the rain marred 1st ODI against Sri Lanka. Cook was out early but Kieswetter and Trott took Eng to 35/1 after 7 with 48% COW before rain interrupted and reduced the match to 32 overs. Upon resumption Trott fell soon but KP helped Kieswetter bring up 100 for England before he fell too. This brpught Morgan who along with Kieswetter upped the tempo as Eng reached 142/3 after 20 with 56% COW. Kieswetter fell after his fifty and Morgan fell short of his but inspired hitting by Bresnan took England to 229/8 with 58% COW. Chasing 232, SL started disastrously and were 15/4 after 5 with 27% COW. Kandamby and Mathews seemed to set about a revival but that was just s blip as Eng ran through the SL line up to skittle them out for 121 in 27 overs to win the match by 110 runs.
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets with 16 balls remaining (Dominance : Sri Lanka 79% | England 16% | Equal 5%)
Stuart Broad’s captaincy debut went as well as his bowling. Put in to bat first, England lost both openers for next to nothing before Morgan and KP blasted the SL attack to all parts, By the time Morgan fell, Eng were 97/3 after 12 with 53% COW. Once KP soon followed soon after Eng’s batting came undone, primarily thanks to a mild bout of madness as they collapsed to 136/9 with 45% COW. Jayasurya’s swansong was as short as his career has been long but Mahela and Sangakkara put on 97 runs to end any hopes Broad had of a winning start as SL romped home by 9 wickets with 2.4 overs to spare.
Australia won by 66 runs (Dominance : Australia 100% | Bangladesh 0%)
Having missed out on the World Record in the previous match, Watto went after it again but fell for 72 off 40 as Australia reached 114/1 after 12 with 66% COW. Surprise opener Ponting surprised us by nearly scoring a fifty and do did Clarke, both missing out by 3 runs. A fine century by Mr. Cricket ensured that Australia posted a massive 361/8 with 76% COW. Tamim fell after a blistering cameo but Imrul and Kayes notched up contrasting fifties as Bangladesh looked in mood for a fight at 177/1 after 30 with 17% COW. But once both fell within 4 overs rest struggled to cope with the pressure barring Mahmudullah whose quickfire unbeaten fifty ensured Bangladesh saved face even in defeat as they ended with 295/6 to lose by 65 runs.
Australia won by 9 wickets with 144 balls remaining (Dominance : Australia 100% | Bangladesh 0%)
Bangladesh’s hopes of keeping the series alive were gone as soon as the match started as they stumbled to 32/3 after 12 with 33% COW. Nafees battled his way to a fifty and when he fell Bangladesh were 88/5 after 27 with 35% COW. A brilliant attacking 81* by Mushfiqur helped them post a respectable 229/7 with 49% COW. Any respect, however, ended right there as Watto came out with a murderous intent. Record 15 sixes rained on the spectators as Watto smashed his way to 185* off just 96 balls as Australia won by 9 wickets with 24 overs to spare. Oh and Ponting scored 37*.
Australia won by 60 runs (Dominance : Australia 88% | Bangladesh 7% | Equal 5%)
While the whole world was busy watching the IPL, Australia snuck in to Bangladesh for a 3 match series hoping no one would notice if they played like crap. That they nearly did. After Haddin fell early, Watto and Ponting knocked launched in to the Bangladeshi attack till they both fell within few overs as Australia reached 91/3 after 14 with 57% COW. Skip Clarke continued in company of White, who batted at a rate that would surely earn him a Test call up. When White fell for a super slow 20, Australia were 143/4 after 30, Bangladesh’s COW snuck ahead at 51%. However Clarke went on to register a century and with support from Hussey and Johnson helped Australia post 270/7 with 63% COW. Bangladesh seemed to take lessons from White instead of Clarke as after losing early wickets they went in to a shell batting really slowly. Even Tamim scored a painful fifty and when he fell Bangladesh were 116/4 after 30 with 14% COW. Even Shakib’s fifty was super slow and Mushfiqur’s late innings meant nothing as Australia won by 60 runs.
West Indies won by 10 wickets with 159 balls remaining (Dominance : West Indies 88% | Pakistan 8% | Equal 4%)
On a fast track in overcast conditions Pakistan made WI look like the WI as they crawled to 47/1 after 14 with 45% COW. Things went from bad to worse as they were soon 73/4 after 23 with 36% COW. Hafeez scored a fifty and Umar chipped in with 24 as Pakistan eventually succumbed to 139 all out in 41.2 overs with 21% COW. Simmons continued his good form with yet another fifty but this time he made sure he stayed there till then end. His unbeaten 77 in company of Edwards, who managed to put up 40 runs, saw WI home by 10 wickets with 26.3 overs to spare.
West Indies won by 1 run(D/L method) (Dominance : West Indies 58% | Pakistan 33% | Equal 9%)
Shehzad’s wretched form continued as he fell for 6 but Shafiq and Hafeez batted well till Shafiq fell wirth score at 171/2 after 39 with 48% COW. This triggered off a display of mindless batting as despite Hafeez’s century Pakistan ended with 248/9 with 55% COW. Edwards continued the tradition of poor starts but Simmons blazed away to a fifty in the rain interrupted innings as WI won this match by 1 run thanks to the Duckworth-Lewis method despite a senseless stodgy innings by Sarwan.
Pakistan won by 3 wickets with 29 balls remaining(D/L method) (Dominance : Pakistan 100% | West Indies 0%)
After Smith failed again, Simmons and Darren batted sensibly till Simmons fell just after a fifty as WI reached 92/2 after 21 with 46% COW. After that Riaz and Ajmal ran through their line up as WI conjured another familiar collapse to be all out for 171 in 43.4 with 31% COW. Rampaul rocked the Pakistani top order as Pak slumped to 13/3 after 4 with 66% COW. Umar fell after an attacking 30 but Misbah and Hammad brought sanity back in to the proceedings. When Hammad fell Pak were 132/5 after 32 with 80% COW. Bishoo raised hopes as Pak stumbled to 148/7 but Misbah kept his cool to take Pakistan home by 3 wickets in 40.1 overs.
Pakistan won by 8 wickets with 51 balls remaining (Dominance : Pakistan 98% | West Indies 0% | Equal 2%)
WI were underdogs, WI without Gayle were the definite underdogs. After Smith fell early, Simmons and Darren Bravo went in to a shell with runs coming at a premium. By the time Simmons fell for 24, WI were 67/2 after 20 with 41% COW. Bravo went on to score a fifty but Samuels, Edwards and Dwayne Bravo all disappointed. Sammy’s cameo and 30 extras took the score to 221/6 with 45% COW. Hafee and Shehzad laid the foundation with a fifty stand and when Shehzad got out Pak were 69/1 after 13 with 62% COW. Hafeez, Shafiq and Misbah all scored fifties as Pakistan scored 222/2 in 41.3 overs to win the first match.
West Indies won by 7 runs (Dominance : West Indies 58% | Pakistan 30% | Equal 12%)
WI lost Fletcher early but Simmons showed why WICB’s hopes rest on him with a blistering fifty in company of Darren Bravo as WI got off to 100/1 after 12 with 55% COW. However just 50 runs came off the last 8 overs as Riaz, Ajmal, and Rehman picked 2 wickets each and WI ended with 150/7 with 48% COW. After losing 2 early wickets, Shafiq and Umar settled the innings till 2 wickets in 2 balls reduced Pakistan to 49/4 after 7 with 49% COW. No one gave support to Umar and when he fell trying to win it all by himself Pakistan were 110/7 after 16 with 40% COW. Ajmal nearly gave them a scare but his heroics were not enough as Pakistan ended with 143/9 to lose by 7 runs.
Pakistan won by 5 wickets with 8 balls remaining (Dominance : Pakistan 80% | Ireland 15% | Equal 5%)
Joyce stuck around long enough to help Stirling give Ireland a good start and by the time Joyce fell Ireland were 67/1 after 15 with 44% COW. Stirling went to smash a century but got little support and when he fell Ireland were 190/4 after 44 with 39% COW. Few lusty blows by Wilson saw them put up a decent 238/8 with 43% COW. After Hafeez fell early Taufiq and Azhar batted with caution. When Taufiq fell Pak were 67/2 after 18 overs with 51% COW. Azhar fell soon after and old guards Misbah and Younus battled the spirited Irish with a fifty stand. When Misbah fell Pak looked in a bit of bother at 148/4 after 37 with 48% COW. But Umar walked in and smashed a belligerent fifty as Pakistan won the match by 5 wickets with 8 balls to spare.
Pakistan won by 7 wickets with 51 balls remaining(D/L method) (Dominance : Pakistan 100% | Ireland 0%)
In a match reduced to 36 overs due to race Stirling’s 39 off 22 stood tall amongst the runs as Ireland who were 66/4 after 11 with 40% COW collapsed to 95 all out in 20 overs with 23% COW. Junaid Khan (4-12) and Ajmal (3-7) being the wreckers-in-chief. Taufeeq and Hafeez ensured there was no repeat of 1st innings with a fifty stand as Pakistan raced away to 73/0 after 22 with 99% COW. 3 quick wickets made no impact on the game as Pakistan romped home in 27.3 overs as Cusack ended with 3-13.
West Indies won by 7 wickets with 8 balls remaining (Dominance : West Indies 25% | India 74% | Equal 1%)
India’s attempt to get a good start failed yet again as both openers were back in pavilion as India reached 21/2 after 7 with 44% COW. Kohli and Tiwary put up a fifty stand before Tiwary fell to Pollard. Sharma joined Kohli and both scored fifties as India looked on course for a good score at 177/3 after 35 with 55% COW. But once Kohli fell 6 runs short of a century the Indian middle order imploded under no pressure. Poor batting saw India bowled out for 251 in 47.3 overs with 52% COW. Once Simmons fell early WI batted with caution and when Barath fell WI were 53/2 after 16 with 39% COW. Sarwan and Bravo then resurrected their innings with a brilliant stand and both notched up fifties as WI reached 202/2 after 44 with 42% COW. Those 15 wasted deliveries came back to haunt India as WI reached home with just 8 balls to spare.
West Indies won by 103 runs (Dominance : West Indies 30% | India 67% | Equal 3%)
India decided to rest a few players while in pursuit of a clean sweep. They looked on the way to it as WI lost early wickets to be at 12/2 after 5 with 44% COW. Simmons once again scored an exciting fifty and fell after it as WI found themselves in a familiar situation at 103/5 after 27 with 37% COW. Pollard finally brought his T20 form to the international stage as he along with Baugh rescued WI with a 96 run stand. Once Pollard fell Russell took over as WI ended with 249/8 with 48% COW. The tinkered Indian line up struggled in face of the first challenge they faced. Not a single batsman scored 40 as they crumbled under pressure against some fast-ish bowling to be bowled out for just 146 and lose the match by 103 runs.
India won by 3 wickets with 22 balls remaining (Dominance : India 62% | West Indies 36% | Equal 2%)
Looking to keep the series alive WI lost Edwards for a duck but Simmons and Sarwan dug in and took them to 65/1 after 14 with 48% COW before a collapse saw them stumble to 96/7 after 30 with 27% COW. Cometh the hour cometh the man. Andre Russell showed exactly why he is so highly rated as he smashed 92 runs off just 64 balls and along with Baugh rescued WI to 225/8 with 44% COW. India found themselves in a spot of bother at 92/6 after 23 with 33% COW before Sharma and Harbhajan emulated Russell and Baugh and took India to 166/6 after 40. Harbhajan fell to a rush of blood but Praveen Kumar surprised all with his clean hitting as India scampered to win the series.
India won by 7 wickets with 20 balls remaining(D/L method) (Dominance : India 58% | West Indies 32% | Equal 10%)
For once WI got off to a steady start as Simmons put up a fifty partnership with Edwards and then notched up a fifty in company of Sarwan as WI looked comfortable at 118/1 after 26 with 51% COW. Simmons fell after fifty again but Samuels came and played with an intent to make up for last match’s slow innings unlike Sarwan. But once Sarwan fell, Mishra ran through the WI lower middle order as they were restricted to 240/9 with 51% COW. Dhawan failed to get going but Patel and Kohli put the WI attack to the sword as India raced away to 128/1 after 26 with 59% COW as India ensured in was ahead of WI at all times as rain kept interrupting the match. Both fell after their fifties but Raina ensured India was home comfortably as India chased down the revised target of 183 in 33.4 overs.
India won by 4 wickets with 31 balls remaining (Dominance : India 98% | West Indies 0% | Equal 2%)
In the battle of the ‘A’ teams, India looked better on paper. Two early wickets saw WI fall to 32/2 after 8 overs with 43% COW.Edwards also fell soon but the comeback men Sarwan and Manuels hit ridiculously slow fifties to pull WI out of trouble. Thanks to their snail paced innings WI were restricted to 214/9 with 38% COW. India didn’t fare much better with Patel, Kohli and Badri back in the pavilion with score at 63/3 after 16 overs with 59% COW. However Dhawan and Sharma did what Samuels and Sarwan did for WI with steady fifties and skipper Raina blazed away later as India romped home by 4 wickets with 5.1 overs to spare.
India won by 16 runs (Dominance : India 50% | West Indies 42% | Equal 8%)
India lost Dhawan early but looked to be back in control with Kohli and Patel batting well but both fell off consecutive deliveries as India stuttered to 48/3 after 7 with 46% COW. Skipper Raina didn’t repeat his CSK exploits but Badrinath carried his IPL form forward and along with Sharma helped India post a fighting 159/6 with 50% COW. With Gayle not there to give them a blazing start WI found themselves in trouble at 30/2 after 5 with 43% COW. Bravo and Samuels rescued the innings with a solid partnership but their slow scoring meant that the required run rate shot up and despite a hurricane cameo from Barnwell, West Indies ended with 143/5 to lose by 16 runs.
Pakistan won by 7 wickets with 12 balls left (Dominance : WI 1% | Pakistan 97% | Equal 2%)
WI were given a good start thanks to Simmons and despite losing Smith for 16 they reached 58/1 after 11, their COW up by 3% to 51%. However Bravo got out and Samuels who came in really struggled to core. Simmons scored a fast fifty but Samuels kept the run rate down as the spinners bowled tight spells. When Simmons got out WI were 91/3 after 21 with 45% COW. Wickets kept falling as no other batsman crossed 30 and WI were 220 all out with 40% COW. Pakistan also made a slow start and at ome point were 41/0 after 13 with 55% COW but Ahmed Shehzad century ensured they were always ahead of WI and late cameos by Misbah and Umar sealed the win in 48 overs.
SL 277/9 (K Sangakkara 75, M Jayawardene 44, S Benn 4/38, DJ Bravo 2/58) beat WI 251 (DM Bravo 79, R Sarwan 51, A Mendis 4/46, T Perera 3/36) by 26 runs.
Put in to bat first Sri Lanka went off on a flier with Tharanga and Dilshan racing away to a fifty partnership before Dilshan fell at 55/1 after 9 with COW of 53%. Tharanga too fell in 30s but Sangakkara who scored 77 and Jayawardene and later on Mathews battled to help SL reach 277/9 with COW of 56%. West Indies got off to a disastrous start with both openers back in the hut without a run on the scoreboard. Darren Bravo and Sarwan hit fifties to revive the inning but Sarwan and Chanderpaul fell to leave them at 128/4 after 26 with COW of 38%.Despite the best efforts of Dwayne and Darren Bravo and Baugh, WI were bowled out for 251 in 49 overs to lose the series 2-0.
WI 203 (DM Bravo 39, DJ Bravo 39, L Malinga 3/30, M Murlidharan 2/42) lost to SL 199 (U Tharanga 101*, M Jayawardene 48, R Rampaul 1/27, DJ Bravo 1/29) by 8 wickets with 27 balls remaining(D/L method).
West Indies got off to a steady start before two quick wickets saw them stumble to 45/2 after 11 with COW of 47%. Darren Bravo set about recovery first with Sarwan and then with Dwayne Bravo but SL kept picking up wickets and WIndies inning never gained any momentum as the big guns failed to fire and they were all out for 203 with COW of 42%. Sri Lanka lost Dilshan early but Tharanga and Sangakkara batted with caution and when rains threatened they opened up to keep ahead of D/L. When Sangakarra fell SL were 104/2 after 26 with COW of 57% and SL were firmly in control. Tharanga went on to score a century in Jayawardene’s company as SL coasted home with 8 wickets in hand and 7.5 overs to spare.
AUS 279/7 (A Voges 80*, D Hussey 60, J Anderson 3/48, L Plunkett 2/49) beat ENG 222 (M Yardy 60*, M Prior 39, M Johnson 3/18, S Tait 3/48) by 57 runs.
Australia chose to bat but their team didn’t get the best of starts when they were 35/2 after 9 with COW of 50%. Haddin and White too fell soon with the score reading 103/4 after 26 overs with COW of 47%. But Hussey and Voges hit fifties and Johnson played a cameo as they scored 279/5 after 50 with COW of 58%. Chasing 280 England lost both openers for ducks as their top order collapsed to leave them at 65/5 after 15 with COW of 37%. Yardy fought the lone battle with a well made 60* but he ran out of partners as England were bowled out for 222 in 44 overs to lose the series 6-1.
NZ 311/7 (J Ryder 107, N McCullum 65, A Razzaq 2/23, M Hafeez 2/57) beat PAK 254 (K Akmal 89, S Afridi 44, H Bennett 4/46, J Franklin 3/50) by 57 runs.
Paksitan won the toss and put New Zealand in. New Zealand lost Brendon early on but Guptill and especially Ryder fought back with attacking strokes by putting up a century stand. By the time Guptill was caught the score was 141/2 after 25 with COW of 51%. Taylor, Franklin and Ryder (after a scintillating century) fell soon but Styris and Nathan McCullum smashed fifties to take NZ to 311/7 with COW of 61%. Pakistan didn’t have the best of starts and were soon reduced to 58/3 after 12 with COW of 31%. Kamran and Ashad pit together a decent stand to give some stability but Ashad and Umar quickly and when Kamran also fell for 89 it was a lost cause and despite Afridi and Tanvir’s battling innings they were all out for 254 in 44.1 overs to lose the match and end the series at 3-2.
PAK 268/9 (A Shehzad 115, U Akmal 32, K Mills 2/42, J Oram 2/49) beat NZ 227 (R Taylor 69, M Guptill 65, W Riaz 3/51, U Gul 2/28) by 41 runs.
NZ won the toss and chose to field. Not surprising since the last 6 matches had been won by the team batting second. Pakistan got off to a slow start and lost Hafeez but Ahmed Shehzad Put his head down and held up one end. Even though nobody else converted their starts, Shehzad insured that the COW never went below 50% and his maiden century ensured Pakistan ended with 268/9 with COW of 59%, about 20 odd short of what they looked like getting. NZ’s problem during the series has been batting and once again it let them down. Ryder was out off the very first ball and How couldn’t last too long. Guptill and Taylor threatened to take the match to the Pakistanis but their fifties weren’t enough as NZ were bowled out for 227 to lose the series 3-1.
ENG 333/6 (J Trott 137, A Strauss 63, S Tait 2/59, S Smith 1/40) lost to AUS 334/8 (M Clarke 82, M Johnson 57, S Finn 2/51, M Yardy 1/47) by 2 wickets with 4 balls remaining.
England won the toss and chose to bat first. They got off to a good start despite Prior failing again. Trott played well in Strauss’ company who departed after scoring a fifty with score at 125/2 after 23 overs with COW of 52%. KP, Bell and Morgan all gave support to Trott who went on to score a century as England ended with 333/6 with COW of 66%. Australia got off to a blazing start before Haddin and Watson fell to leave them at 92/2 after 13 overs with COW of 34%. But Ferguson, Johnson and later on Clarke all played their role with good knocks and despite Australia’s COW being down to 29% after 43rd over, they won the match with one over to spare.
NZ 262/7 (J Franklin 62, N McCullum 53*, W Riaz 3/51, A Razzaq 1/16) lost to PAK 264/8 (M-ul-Haq 93*, A Shehzad 42, S Styris 3/40, D Vettori 2/48) won by 2 wickets with 6 balls remaining.
With Ryder and Vettori back in squad, NZ decided to bat first. Guptill was out after a short but rapid inning and then 2 more wickets fell as NZ reached 44/3 off 9 with COW of 49%. Wickets kept falling at regular intervals and it took decent stands between Franklin and the McCullum brother to take NZ to a respectable 262/7 with COW of 52%. Pakistan got off to a decent start and were 69/1 after 13 with COW of 52% before 2 quick wickets fell. But Younis and Misbah slowly but surely set towards the target. But NZ kept them in check with tight bowling and picked up key wickets as Pakistan tried to accelerate. The match was so close that the COW crossed 58% for NZ in the 43rd over of this inning and yet they lost the match by 2 wickets to trail the series 1-2.
WI 245/5 (A Barath 113, R Sarwan 75, L Malinga 3/51, N Kulasekara 1/35). Match called off due to rain.
West Indies chose to bat first but turned out to be a bad idea as Gayle fell early and then after a scratch inning Bravo was run out as they struggled to 45/2 after 13 with COW of 43%. But Adrian Barath and comeback man Sarwan put their heads down and put together a 150 plus stand. Barath went on to score his maiden century. But once again the Batting Power Play proved to be the wrecker in chief as both of them fell in the first over and Pollard followed soon. This seriously dented their hopes of scoring 280+ and in the end they had to settle for 245/5 with a COW of 49%. Sri Lanka’s inning never got going with rain washing out the match.
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