Friday, September 25, 2009

ICC Champions Trophy 2009 Results

Sri Lanka wins the opening game

Sri Lanka defeated South Africa by 55 runs to win the inaugural match of ICC Champions Trophy 2009. Chasing a victory target of 320, South Africa could manage only 206-7 off 37.3 overs, when rain interrupted play, which causes the calling up of the game. Sri Lanka scored 319, thanks mainly to a brilliant century by Tilakratne Dilshan and an expressly scored 71 by former captain Mahela Jayawardene. Dilshan was adjudged the Man of the Match award.

Pakistan thrashed Windies

As expected, Pakistan thrased the second string West Indies team by 5 wickets in the second game of ICC Champions Trophy 2009. West Indies, who won the toss, batted first and was 51-7 at one stage, when young Nikita Miller scored his maiden half century to rescue his team. He took the score past 130. Pacers Rana Naved, Mohd. Aamer and Umar Gul were the major wicket takers. In reply, Pakistan was also in the same league with West Indies, as their first two wickets fell cheaply. Shoaib Malik and Mohd. Yusuf looked good together in a small partnership, but soon the two also got departed. Then young Umar Akmal played a patient innings, with first Misbah-ul-Haq and then with Stand-in Captain Shahid Afridi (as Younis Khan was not playing because of fitness). Umar Akmal was declared the Man of the Match.

South Africa crushed New Zealand

South Africa crushed New Zealand by 5 wickets to win their first game in the ICC Champions Trophy 2009. New Zealand batted first and scored a modest total of 214. Thanks to Wayne Parnell’s 5 wickets, South Africa could limit New Zealanders. In reply, South Africa won comfortably and it didn’t looked even for a second or two, that South Africa will be having any sorts of trouble chasing the target. A.B. de Villers scored a splendid half century and stayed till the victory. Wayne Parnell was declared Man of the Match.


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