Nick & Nicol win gold at the Commonwealth Games

[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [2] James Willstrop (ENG)  11-6, 11-7, 11-7 (66m)
[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [2] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) 11-3, 11-5, 11-7 (40m)

Bronze medal
Peter Barker (ENG) bt Azlan Iskandar (MAS)  11-5, 11-4, 11-2 (45m)
Kasey Brown (AUS) bt Alison Waters (ENG) w/o

World T20 semi final Aus v Pak

Michael Hussey left Pakistan shell-shocked with a stupendous display of hitting to complete a miraculous chase which, at one stage, seemed to be well beyond Australia’s reach. After a partnership with Cameron White, he took charge in a thrilling counter-attack, combining power with placement to bring down the required rate with each passing over, and with 17 needed off the 20th, launched Saeed Ajmal for three sixes and a four off consecutive deliveries to set up a final with England. Read more of this post

Ricky Ponting thanks coach for success

Ricky Ponting: “It’s not easy to make a very good team still strive to better itself and while a fair credit is due to players, much of it should go to John Buchanan. He has really pushed us into trying to better ourselves and that would be one of his long-standing legacy.”

Buchanan has been the coach at the time when Australia have dominated world cricket. Click here to hear an earlier interview

Australia win World Cup cricket

Final: Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method). Australia 281/4 (38/38 ov); Sri Lanka 215/8 (36/36 ov)

Man of the Match : Adam Gilchrist, Man of the Series Glen McGrath

Semi-Final: Australia won by 7 wickets (111 balls remaining). South Africa 149 (43.5 ov); Australia 153/3 (31.3 ov)
Semi-Final: Sri Lanka won by 81 runs. Sri Lanka 289/5 (50 ov); New Zealand 208 (41.4 ov)

Cricket World Cup week 5

Apr 21 England won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining). West Indies 300 (49.5 ov); England 301/9 (49.5 ov)
Apr 20 Australia won by 215 runs. Australia 348/6 (50 ov); New Zealand 133 (25.5 ov)
Apr 19 West Indies won by 99 runs. West Indies 230/5 (50 ov); Bangladesh 131 (43.5 ov)
Apr 18 Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 240 balls remaining). Ireland 77 (27.4 ov); Sri Lanka 81/2 (10 ov)
Apr 17 South Africa won by 9 wickets (with 184 balls remaining). England 154 (48 ov); South Africa 157/1 (19.2 ov)
Apr 16 Australia won by 7 wickets (with 44 balls remaining). Sri Lanka 226 (49.4 ov); Australia 232/3 (42.4 ov)
Apr 15 Ireland won by 74 runs. Ireland 243/7 (50 ov); Bangladesh 169 (41.2 ov)

Cricket coaches

Most of the teams will have a new coach shortly. I have listed the existing World Cup coaches and their future plans
Australia – John Buchanan, announced retirement
Bangladesh – Dav Whatmore, wont renew contract
India – Greg Chappell, resigned
England – Duncan Fletcher, resigned
Ireland – Adrian Birrell, wont renew contract
West Indies – Bennett King, resigned
Sri Lanka – Tom Moody, ???
Pakistan – Bob Woolmer, RIP
New Zealand – John Bracewell, undicided on renewing contract
Netherlands – Peter Cantrell, resigned
Canada – Andy Pick, resigned

Cricket World Cup week 5

Apr 14 New Zealand won by 5 wkts (by 10 balls). South Africa 193/7 (50 ov); New Zealand 196/5 (48.2 ov)

Apr 13 Australia won by 9 wkts (by 226 balls). Ireland 91 (30 ov); Australia 92/1 (12.2 ov)

Apr 12 Sri Lanka won by 6 wkts (by 29 balls). New Zealand 219/7 (50 ov); Sri Lanka 222/4 (45.1 ov)

Apr 11 England won by 4 wkts (by 31 balls). Bangladesh 143 (37.2 ov); England 147/6 (44.5 ov)

Apr 10 South Africa won by 67 runs. South Africa 356/4 (50 ov); West Indies 289/9 (50 ov)

Apr 9 New Zealand won by 129 runs. New Zealand 263/8 (50 ov); Ireland 134 (37.4 ov)

Apr 8 Australia won by 7 wkts (by 16 balls). England 247 (49.5 ov); Australia 248/3 (47.2 ov)

Cricket World Cup week 4

Apr 7, 2007 Bangladesh won by 67 runs. Bangladesh 251/8 (50 ov); South Africa 184 (48.4 ov)
Apr 4, 2007 Sri Lanka won by 2 runs. Sri Lanka 235 (50 ov); England 233/8 (50 ov)
Apr 3, 2007 South Africa won by 7 wickets (21 balls remaining) (D/L). Ireland 152/8 (35/35 ov); South Africa 165/3 (31.3/35 ov)
Apr 2, 2007 New Zealand won by 9 wickets (124 balls remaining). Bangladesh 174 (48.3 ov); New Zealand 178/1 (29.2 ov)
Apr 1, 2007 Sri Lanka won by 113 runs. Sri Lanka 303/5 (50 ov); West Indies 190 (44.3 ov)

Cricket World Cup week 2

Mar 24 England won by 7 wickets (with 60 balls remaining). Kenya 177 (43/43 ov); England 178/3 (33/43 ov)

Mar 24 Australia won by 83 runs. Australia 377/6 (50 ov); South Africa 294 (48 ov)

Mar 23 West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 59 balls remaining) (D/L method). Ireland 183/8 (48/48 ov); West Indies 190/2 (38.1/48 ov)

Mar 23 Sri Lanka won by 69 runs. Sri Lanka 254/6 (50 ov); India 185 (43.3 ov)

Mar 22 Netherlands won by 8 wickets (with 157 balls remaining). Scotland 136 (34.1 ov); Netherlands 140/2 (23.5 ov)

Mar 22 New Zealand won by 114 runs. New Zealand 363/5 (50 ov); Canada 249 (49.2 ov)

Mar 21 Pakistan won by 93 runs (D/L method). Pakistan 349 (49.5 ov); Zimbabwe 99 (19.1/20 ov)

Mar 21 Sri Lanka won by 198 runs (D/L method). Sri Lanka 318/4 (50 ov); Bangladesh 112 (37/46 ov)

Mar 20 South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 160 balls remaining). Scotland 186/8 (50 ov); South Africa 188/3 (23.2 ov)

Mar 20 New Zealand won by 148 runs. New Zealand 331/7 (50 ov); Kenya 183 (49.2 ov)

Mar 19 West Indies won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining). Zimbabwe 202/5 (50 ov); West Indies 204/4 (47.5 ov)

Mar 19 India won by 257 runs. India 413/5 (50 ov); Bermuda 156 (43.1 ov)

Mar 18 England won by 51 runs. England 279/6 (50 ov); Canada 228/7 (50 ov)

Mar 18 Australia won by 229 runs. Australia 358/5 (50 ov); Netherlands 129 (26.5 ov)

Cricket World Cup week 1

9th Match, Grp D: Ireland v Pakistan at Kingston – Mar 17
Ireland won by 3 wickets (with 32 balls remaining) (D/L method). Pakistan 132 (45.4 ov); Ireland 133/7 (41.4/47 ov)

8th Match, Grp B: Bangladesh v India at Port of Spain – Mar 17
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining). India 191 (49.3 ov); Bangladesh 192/5 (48.3 ov)

7th Match, Grp A: Netherlands v South Africa at Basseterre – Mar 16
South Africa won by 221 runs. South Africa 353/3 (40/40 ov); Netherlands 132/9 (40/40 ov)

6th Match, Grp C: England v New Zealand at Gros Islet – Mar 16
New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 54 balls remaining). England 209/7 (50 ov); New Zealand 210/4 (41 ov)

5th Match, Grp D: Ireland v Zimbabwe at Kingston – Mar 15
Match tied. Ireland 221/9 (50 ov); Zimbabwe 221 (50 ov)

4th Match, Grp B: Bermuda v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain – Mar 15
Sri Lanka won by 243 runs. Sri Lanka 321/6 (50 ov); Bermuda 78 (24.4 ov)

3rd Match, Grp C: Canada v Kenya at Gros Islet – Mar 14
Kenya won by 7 wickets (with 40 balls remaining). Canada 199 (50 ov); Kenya 203/3 (43.2 ov)

2nd Match, Grp A: Australia v Scotland at Basseterre – Mar 14
Australia won by 203 runs. Australia 334/6 (50 ov); Scotland 131 (40.1 ov)

1st Match, Grp D: West Indies v Pakistan at Kingston – Mar 13
West Indies won by 54 runs. West Indies 241/9 (50 ov); Pakistan 187 (47.2 ov)

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