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Icc World Twenty20 2012 (Sri Lanka)

ICC T20 World CUP Poll  

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  1. 1. Which team do you think would win ICC World Twenty20 2012?

    • Afghanistan
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    • Australia
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    • Bangladesh
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    • England
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    • India
    • Ireland
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    • New Zealand
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    • Pakistan
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    • South Africa
    • Sri Lanka
    • West Indies
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    • Zimbabwe
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  2. 2. Which team do you WANT to win ICC World Twenty20 2012?

    • Afghanistan
    • Australia
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    • Bangladesh
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    • England
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    • India
    • Ireland
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    • New Zealand
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    • Pakistan
    • South Africa
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    • Sri Lanka
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    • West Indies
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    • Zimbabwe
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23rd Match,

 

Australia vs Pakistan

 

A do or die match for Pakistan. And that match is against (almost) unbeatable Australia. Sad that either India or Pakistan will exit in this round.

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24th Match,

 

South Africa vs India

 

The last match of the Super Eights. And this could be a do or die match for both of these teams depending upon the result of the previous match. But, S. Africa will have to win by a big margin if they are to qualify.

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What a victory that was for the Pakistanis!!!! They crushed the (almost) 'unbeatable' Australia by 32 runs!!!! Which would help them to Qualify for the Semis... Once Watson was out, I became more confident. Then we needed the result against India vs South Africa Match.

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India could not restrict S. Africa to 121 runs after making 152. They won the match by just 1 run. So, they are out due to inferior net run rate. Pakistan and Australia Qualify..... It was a good match though...

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Semi Final 1,

 

25th Match,

 

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka

 

The host will take on the confident Pakistani side, who beat Australia emphatically in the last match . This is really a tough one to call for me. Both looking so good....

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And that's the end of Pakistan. They could not score 140. Sri Lankan bowling was good. I still blame the Pakistani batsmen for the defeat. They should have got that. Fell short of 16 runs in the end.

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Sri Lanka will now face either West Indies or Australia. It is now confirmed that there will be a new World Twenty 20 Champion team this year.

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Semi Final 2,

 

26th Match,

 

West Indies vs Australia

 

I desperately want the Windies to win it!!!!! Will love a Sri Lanka- West Indies Final.

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And it has happened such! Australia once again got out of T20 World Cup in the latter stages of the tournament. What a win that was. Gayle was awesome. The bowlers also did well.

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Final

 

27th Match,

 

Sri Lanka vs West Indies

 

The final match of this exciting tournament. The host will take on the flying Windies. This is their second appearance in final. Last time they lost against Pakistan. Can they stop the mighty West Indians?

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I believe that scoring 200 or near that against Sri Lanka is possible for only West Indians. The batting line-up of the Windies is so powerful. So many big hitters. Gayle, Samuels, Bravo, Pollard, Russel!

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But Sri Lanka have a very good bowling side. This really makes this match so interesting. They have so much variety! Even though West Indies lost earlier against Sri Lanka, this will be a very different match (Hopefully).

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And Yeah! I voted for Sri Lanka even before the start of the tournament. My mind was saying they will be the Champions. Now they are in final. Can they do it? I won't mind that much a Windies win either.

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And the Windies have done it. After such an ultra slow start they managed to score 137. Sri Lanka short by 36 runs. Congrats to the Caribbeans. They are the Champions of the World T20.

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Marlon Samuels played one of the best Innings I have seen in my life. In the first 10 overs, Windies score was only 34 for 2. In the last 10 overs they scored more than 100 runs. Credit to Marlon Samuels. That's just incredible.

 

Man of the Match- Marlon Samuels (WI)

 

Man of the Series- Shane Watson (AUS)

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On the contrary, Sri Lankans were going pretty well in the first 10 overs in batting. But some very immature runnings between the wicket and planning cost them the match. That will hurt those Sri Lankan fans very badly. They should have won the match. It's the fourth final that they have lost- the Sri Lankans. The fans really deserved better.

 

Malinga, the flop with ball

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West Indies

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Picture: ICC, Getty

 

 

 

The ICC World Twenty20 2012 Champions.

 

Congratulations!

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