Super Eights

Sri Lanka use every trick in the book

Regular Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene

Hosts Sri Lanka have used a bagful of tricks to outwit rivals on their way to the World Twenty20 semi-finals - even changing captains for a match to further their cause.

Wednesday, 3 October, 2012, 1:41am

High-flying Pakistan ready to dent Indian hopes in Twenty20 clash

Pakistan will look to extend their dominant form and put India on the brink of elimination when the old foes clash in the World Twenty20 today.

Pakistan have never beaten India in either the 50-over World Cup or the World Twenty20, but Mohammad Hafeez's men start as favourites in the much-awaited Super Eights game in Colombo.

30 Sep 2012 - 2:36am

Big guns ready to have a blast in Super Eights

England players Jos Buttler (top) and Eoin Morgan put in some fielding practice ahead of their Super Eights opener. Photo: AP

The World Twenty20 shifts to a higher gear in Sri Lanka today when the hot favourites begin an intriguing race for the semi-finals in the Super Eights round.

The preliminary league, which ended on Tuesday, separated the men from the boys as lesser teams such as Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Ireland exited the competition.

27 Sep 2012 - 3:19am

Pakistan blast Bangladesh out of World T20

Pakistan cricketer Imran Nazir. Photo: AFP

Pakistan bludgeoned Bangladesh out of the World Twenty20 and successfully reached the Super Eights round with a ruthless batting display on Tuesday.

Imran Nazir’s brilliant 72 and skipper Mohammad Hafeez’s 45 helped take Pakistan past Bangladesh’s challenging 175-6 in Pallekele, after already overhauling the target needed to go through on net run-rate.

26 Sep 2012 - 10:38am