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Cricket Betting: Can Gayle Blow Sri Lanka Away?

William Hill make hosts Sri Lanka their 4/5 favourites to beat the West Indies in the final of the Twenty20 World Cup, the Windies are offered at Evens. Chris Gayle was simply superb in the semi-final victory over Australia, he is 11/2 to be named man of the match and 4/1 to top score in a West Indies victory. Home favourites Lasith Malinga is 10/1 to be named man of the match with Mahela Jayawardene 8/1.
7 October 2012

ICC WT20 Podcast: Sri Lanka-Pakistan Review

John Pennington and Chetan Narula discuss the ICC World Twenty20 2012 semi-final between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The game was won by Sri Lanka and they focus on the impact of Rangana Herath, among other things.
5 October 2012

Sri Lanka Reach Second ICC World Twenty20 Final

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 16 runs to reach the final of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 and guarantee a first-time winner on Sunday. In a match that see-sawed from one team to another all throughout, the hosts emerged victorious and will await the winners of the Australia versus West Indies semi-final.
4 October 2012

Cricket World Live - ICC WT20 2012 Semi-Final - Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Join our live cricket show covering the closing stages of the first semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 as Sri Lanka take on Pakistan in Colombo. Join us as we keep you up to date with the closing stages of the match with John Pennington and Daniel Grummitt leading coverage in the studio. Then, we look ahead to the second semi-final between Australia and the West Indies with contributions from Mickey Arthur, Stafanie Taylor, Chetan Narula and Mark Butcher.
4 October 2012

Malinga Bowls Sri Lanka Through As England Crash Out

Sri Lanka moved into the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 2012, taking the West Indies with them, by beating England by 19 runs in Pallekele. A powerful batting performance saw them post 169 for six - a score that proved well beyond England despite a fine knock of 63 in 43 balls from Samit Patel.
1 October 2012

Jayawardene Leads Sri Lanka To Thumping Win Over West Indies

Sri Lanka went from one extreme to the other, following up their tight Super Over victory over New Zealand with a comprehensive nine-wicket thrashing of the West Indies to make it two Super Eight wins in a row in the ICC World Twenty20 2012 in Pallekele. A majestic unbeaten 65 from Mahela Jayawardene underpinned a successful run chase having been set a modest target of 130.
29 September 2012

New Zealand And Sri Lanka Record First Wins

New Zealand Women got their ICC Women's World Twenty20 campaign back on track with a comfortable victory over South Africa Women in Galle, while hosts Sri Lanka had the better of a rain-affected second game against West Indies.
28 September 2012

Sri Lanka Take Dramatic Super Over Win

There was high drama as the Super Eight stage of the ICC World Twenty20 got underway in Pallekele as Sri Lanka held their nerve to beat New Zealand on a Super Over. Both teams scored 174 - Rob Nicol hitting 58 for New Zealand and Tillakaratne Dilshan 76 for Sri Lanka in a high-class display of powerful batting - before it came down to cricket's equivalent of the penalty shootout.
27 September 2012

Sri Lanka Ease Past Woeful Zimbabwe

Tournament hosts Sri Lanka were barely troubled by a poor Zimbabwe side as they won the opening match of the ICC World T20 2012 by 82 runs in Hambantota. It was a tale of the two Mendises as Jeevan starred with the bat to haul Sri Lanka up to 182 for four and Ajantha with the ball to help rout the visitors for just 100.
18 September 2012

Sri Lanka-New Zealand Series Dates Confirmed

New Zealand will play a Twenty20 Internationals, five One-Day Internationals and two Tests matches in Sri Lanka between 30th October and 29th November. Galle and Colombo will host the Tests at the end of the month-long tour, which begins with the one-off Twenty20 match in Pallekele on 30th October.
13 September 2012

ICC WT20 Warm-Up Wins For Ireland And Sri Lanka

Ireland and Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe and the West Indies as the warm-up matches for the ICC World Twenty20 2012 got underway in Colombo. Ireland produced an impressive performance to hammer Zimbabwe by 54 runs while hosts Sri Lanka defeated West Indies by nine wickets in a dominant display.
13 September 2012

ICC World Twenty20 2012 Preview - Sri Lanka

At home, Sri Lanka are near unbeatable. There is recent proof of this, when in the 2011 ODI World Cup, they reached the finals without as much as breaking a sweat. With the ICC World Twenty20 2012 coming to their backyard, there aren’t many people who will bet against them. There is some difference between the two tournaments though. Of course there is the format and how Sri Lanka figure in that sense as compared to the competition is something that needs to be tackled a bit later. The foremost difference is in leadership.
11 September 2012

ICC World T20 Trophies Arrive In Sri Lanka

The ICC World Twenty20 2012 trophies have been ceremoniously accepted at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka after arriving from Dubai. The trophies were delivered to the host country at the completion of their global tour and the men's and women's trophies were met by Ajit Jayasakera, the Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Executive Officer, and ICC World Twenty20 2012 Tournament Director Upekha Nell.
30 August 2012

Sri Lanka Win Plate Championship, England Finish Fifth

Sri Lanka made up for their disappointing showing in the group stage of the Under-19 World Cup to win the plate championship final against Afghanistan in Brisbane. Elsewhere, there was a win for England in the fifth place play-off, while Bangladesh beat neighbours Pakistan to secure seventh position and Scotland beat Ireland to finish 11th.
24 August 2012

New Faces In Sri Lanka World T20 Squad

Sri Lanka have named their final squads for the ICC World Twenty20, which begins in Hambantota next month. There are two surprising inclusions in the men's squad, while Shashikala Siriwardene has been named as the captain of the women's squad.
23 August 2012

West Indies And Sri Lanka Record Play-Off Victories

Pakistan suffered defeat at the hands of West Indies in the fifth place play-off semi-final as the Under-19 World Cup continued in Queensland. The other match saw Sri Lanka record the expected comfortable victory over Ireland.
22 August 2012

Kohli, Pathan And Dinda Star In India Win

India rounded off their limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka with a comprehensive 39-run win in the one-off Twenty20 match in Pallekele. Virat Kohli was again the start of the show, hitting 68 off only 48 balls to help India post 155 for three from their 20 overs. Irfan Pathan and Ashok Dinda then shared seven wickets in the Sri Lankan run chase to help bowl them out for just 116.
7 August 2012

India Move Up To Second In World Rankings

India moved up to second in the ICC One-Day International rankings after wrapping up a comfortable 20-run victory in the final ODI against Sri Lanka in Pallekele. Gautam Gambhir, Manoj Tiwary and MS Dhoni each passed 50 in the visitors' total of 294 for seven, while Irfan Pathan took five for 61 to help bowl Sri Lanka out for 274.
4 August 2012

Kohli Hits Another Ton In India Win

Virat Kohli scored another century as India won their five-match series in Sri Lanka with a match still to play by chasing down the home side's total of 251 for eight with more than seven overs to spare. India captain MS Dhoni had gambled at the start of the match by dropping leg-spinner Rahul Sharma in order to play batsman Manoj Tiwary, but Tiwary actually excelled with the ball and took four for 61 with his part-time leg-spin.
31 July 2012

Gambhir And Raina The Difference In Tense Win

Gautam Gambhir led India to victory in a closely-contested third One-Day International at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. He hit 102, while Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan finished the job as India passed Sri Lanka's impressive total of 286 for five in the final over.
28 July 2012


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