Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Warm-up Matches Result (15th February)

Five warm – up World Cup matches were played on different venues,

1 – Zimbabwe vs Ireland

Ireland won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining),

Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bat at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur,


244/8 (50 over)



245/6 (49.3 over)

E Chigumbura



A Botha


D Johnston

2/9 (5 over)


R Price

2/37(10 over)


Ireland secured a striking four-wicket victory against Zimbabwe to underline their latent for making a mark on the ICC World Cup. Kevin O'Brien guided them home with three balls spare as he struck an unbeaten 62 after adding 99 with Andre Botha (79) to form the spine of the chase.

2 – Kenya vs Netherlands

Netherlands won by 2 wickets (with 5 balls remaining),

Kenya won the toss and opted to bat at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo,


263/5 (50 over)



264/8 (49.1 over)

S Waters



R Doeschate


R Doeschate

2/47 (10 over)


S Tikolo

4/39 (9 over)


Motorized by a knock of 98 not out from 92 balls by Ryan ten Doeschate, Netherlands beat Kenya by two wickets in a close 2011 Cricket World Cup warm-up match at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo, on Tuesday. After wobbling at 130 for 7 in the 30th over, Netherlands chased down 264 with five balls to standby thanks to ten Doeschate's innings and useful lower-order cameos.

3 – Pakistan vs Bangladesh

Pakistan won by 89 runs,

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur,


285/9 (50 over)



196/10 (41.4 over)

Ahmad Shehzad



Imrul Kayes





Abdul Razzaq

3/31 (6 over)

Shakib Al Hassan

3/49 (10 over)


Abdur Rehman

2/29 (8 over)


The inoffensive practice game had more reasons to be forgotten than to be remembered in spite of the centuries by Ahmad Shehzad and Misbah-ul-Haq. Pakistan beat Bangladesh persuasively by 89 runs at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Mirpur and it was a game that reminded Bangladesh of holes in their system and gave the young Pakistan batsman perfect practice ahead of their first big tournament.

4 – Australia vs South Africa

South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 34 balls remaining),

Australia won the toss and opted to bat at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore,


217/10 (47.1 over)


South Africa

218/3 (44.2 over)

M Clarke



G Smith


D Steyn

3/21 (8 over)


M Clarke

0/9 (3 over)


The Australia bowlers were dealt a heavy blow as South Africa racked up a seven wicket win in their warm-up match at Bangalore. Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla both retired to give the middle order some time at the crease during their chase. "It is pretty to win especially since Australia are a really good team. We will take a lot of confidence from defeating them," Amla said. The vigorous nature of the win will sustain South Africa, who has an aching history against Australia in the World Cup, especially as they conquered with both bat and ball.

5 – West Indies vs Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 15 balls remaining),

West Indies won the toss and decided to bat at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo,

West Indies

281/10 (50 over)


Sri Lanka

282/6 (47.3 over)

C Gayle



K Sangakkara


S Malinga

3/33 (8 over)


S Benn

3/40 (10 over)


Sri Lanka batsmen finished light work of a delicate chase to give their side a four wicket win in their World Cup warm-up game against West Indies in Colombo. West Indies had wisped to 281 on the back of half-centuries from Chris Gayle and Darren Bravo, but Sri Lanka batsmen were never hurried as Tillakaratne Dilshan, Captain Kumar Sangakkara and Thilan Samaraweera all made 50s to direct their team to victory.

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