Fri, 09/21/2012

 

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Luke Wright hammered an unbeaten 99 to steer defending champion England to a crushing 116-run win over Afghanistan in their World Twenty20 match on Friday.

England made a formidable 196 for five in its 20 overs after being sent in to bat, and then bowled out Afghanistan for 80 in the 18th over at R. Premadasa Stadium. Wright and Alex Hales joined in a 69-run stand, and Wright shared 72 runs with Eoin Morgan.

The game ended Afghanistan's short campaign in the tournament after losing to India by 23 runs in its first Group A match on Wednesday.

Wright said that England knew Afghans were a dangerous team after watching their spirited effort against India on television. But he added: "The way we came back and bowled them out was a superb effort."

Wright played down his disappointment at missing out on England's first Twenty20 century by a single run.

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Fri, 09/21/2012

Abbotsford Cricket Club and PakCan Cricket Club do battle in the BCMCL Finals on Saturday. A live stream is available on punjabisports.com. 

In Toronto, the TDCA semi-finals and finals with Centurions, TCSCC, Vikings and Brampton Masters vying for positions in Sunday's final. 

 

Thu, 09/20/2012

 

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka -- Jacques Kallis produced the best bowling performance by a South African in the 20-over format with 4-15 as the Proteas hammered Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in the World Twenty20 on Thursday.

The latest defeat eliminated Zimbabwe from the tournament, after it lost the team's first match in Group C by 82 runs against Sri Lanka.

Kallis led the seam attack as Zimbabwe was restricted to 93-8 and South Africa openers Richard Levi (50) and Hashim Amla (32) eased to 94-0 in only 12.4 overs at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.

South Africa will meet Sri Lanka in the last Group C match on Saturday with both teams already qualified for the Super Eights.

Levis and Amla were untroubled by the Zimbabwean bowlers. Levi hit six fours off 43 balls while Amla rotated the strike well, facing 33 balls and hitting three boundaries.

"(I'm) very happy with the start. I back our pace bowlers to do well on this kind of deck. Hopefully it's the same for the next game," South African captain AB de Villiers said.

 

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Wed, 09/19/2012

 

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Virat Kohli scored a half-century while Lakshmipathy Balaji and Yuvraj Singh combined for six wickets to propel India to a 23-run win against Afghanistan at the World Twenty20 on Wednesday.
 
The lowly ranked Afghans, who reached the tournament through qualifying, put up a challenge in patches against one of the favourites to win the trophy. However, their inexperience meant they couldn't sustain the pressure in the Group A match.
 
Afghanistan captain Nawroz Mangal won the toss and sent in India, which made 159-5 in 20 overs. Kohli hit two sixes and four boundaries for 50 off 39 balls. He shared a 46-run stand with Suresh Raina after the Afghans had reduced India to 68-3.
 
In reply, Afghanistan was bowled out for 136 runs in the final over. Mohammad Nabi top-scored with 31. Balaji claimed 3-19 while Yuvraj took 3-24.
 

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Tue, 09/18/2012

 

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka -- Finger spinner Ajantha Mendis broke his own record for the best bowling figures in cricket's shortest format Tuesday, taking 6-8 to lead Sri Lanka to an 82-run win over Zimbabwe in the World Twenty20 opening match.

Mendis surpassed his previous mark of 6-16 against Australia last year with his miserly four-over spell, helping bowl out Zimbabwe for 100 in 17.3 overs after Sri Lanka had totalled 182-4.

The performance by Mendis was particularly remarkable for being his first international after an eight-month layoff because of a back injury.

Namesake Jeevan Mendis claimed 3-24 to add to his 43 not out. Kumar Sangakkara top-scored for Sri Lanka with 44 while Tillakaratne Dilshan hit 39.

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Mon, 09/17/2012

After years of waiting, Canadian cricket supporters can finally watch a world cup on mainstream television. Cricket Canada has partnered with Rogers Sportsnet to bring fans the 2012 T20 Cricket World Cup from Sri Lanka. 

Beginning Tuesday, every match will be shown live on the Sportsnet Network, as well Cricket Central will provide insight and analysis during the tournament as well as highlighting Cricket Canada and its impact across the country. 

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Thu, 09/06/2012

 

After a hard fought and a very competitive group stage matches we have come to the business end of the Tournament – the playoffs.
 
Semi Final 1(9am-12pm EST): University of Ontario Information & Technology vs University of Toronto (Scarborough)
 
Semi Final 2 (12.15pm-3.15pm EST): Ryerson University v University of Waterloo
 
Winner will move on to play the finals at 3.30 PM
 
All playoff games are going to be played atMaple Leafs Cricket Ground at King City, ON
Catch it all live at Sorkkam TV
 
Follow the Live scores at www.CricHQ.com
 
Standing of the Group stages can be found at https://canucric.wordpress.com/scores/standing/
 
Sun, 09/02/2012

 

Nova Scotia has won the Maritime 40 over championship defeating New Brunswick handily in Halifax on Saturday. Batting first, the hosts were led by skipper Hari Raghuraman (84) and Tyson Joyce (72*) setting New Brunswick 300 to win. New Brunswick were led by Aditya Aggarwal (13) but had no match for Amit Joshi (4-27) as they were bundled out for 84. 
 
 
NS 299/4 (40.0 overs): Harikrishnan Raghuraman 84, Tyson Joyce 72*, Shiv Sadhu 50, Akram Khan 2/41, Dunu Eliaba 1/29
NB 84 all out (26.4 overs): Aditya Aggarwal 13, Naveed Javed 12*, Amit Joshi 4/27, Shreyas Dhond 2/11
Result: Nova Scotia won by 215 runs
Man of the Match: Harikrishnan Raghuraman
Fri, 08/31/2012

The return of the Canada Cup produced one of the most thrilling finishes in recent memory as Alberta and Ontario fought down to the wire in the tournament finale. 

Batting first, the favoured team from Ontario struggled to make any headway as Wardan Ul-Haq (2-33) and Ankit Karwal (2-18) restricted them to 125 from 50 overs. Arman Kamal (33) top scored for Ontario.  In reply Alberta was quick off the mark as Canada's u18 skipper Suddepta Aurka (37) carried them to 58-2 before he perished leading to a total collapse. The Ontario team was quick to pounce as Manula Adithetty (4-30) and Druvh Patel (3-26) wrestled the advantage away as Alberta were all out for 114. 

 

Team

Played

Won

Lost

Tie

Points

Ontario

4

4

0

0

8

Alberta

4

2

2

0

4

Combined

4

1

3

0

2

BC

4

1

3

0

0

Ontario defeats Alberta in the Final 

BC defeats Combined in third place match

Final Stats

 

Player

Runs

 

Player

Wickets

 

Sudeepta

Aurka(AB)

146

 

 Ankit Karwak(AB)

 8 wkts

 

 Armaan

Kapoor(ON)

123

 

 

   Manula (ON)

 7 wkts

 

 

Avneet

Virdi(BC)

122

 

 Wardan Ul Haq(AB)

 6 wkts

 

 Anikit

Joshi(ON)

 114

 

  Avneet

Virdhi(BC)

  6 wkts

 

 

 

 

  Farhan Malik(AB)

  6 wkts

 

 

 

 

    Trevor Manoosingh

  6 wkts

 

 

 

 

    Kunal Bhatt(ON)

  6 wkts

 

 

Tue, 08/28/2012

Alberta and Ontario struck early blows at the u18 Canada Cup in Vancouver to both move to 1-0 as the tournament got underway Monday at Hugo Ray Park in West Vancouver.

On Hugo Ray 1, Alberta sucessfully chased down 183 runs set by the hosts made on the back of a century (104) from Avneet Virdi. Virdi's innings helped BC recover from 21-5 to get to a fighting score. Wardaan Ul Haq (4-25). Alberta got off to the chase in good nick as Ishant Sharma (65) and Parin Modi (39) put on 85 runs for the first wicket. Virdi (2-41) continued his good day but it was not enough as the visitors got over the line in the 46th over.

BC vs. Alberta

In the second match of the day, Ontario got contributions from all their batsmen including 51 from Siddant Sherar to pace them to 252-6 from 50 overs. Rakesh Ramoutar 3-53 was the pick of the bowlers. In reply, the rest of Canada team had no reply for Kunal Bhatt (5-17) as they were bundled out for 92.

Tuesday's games see Alberta take on Ontario while BC takes on the Rest of Canada.