A formidable Team India eased past West Indies to become the first team to enter the Semi-Finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. With their victory, India have caused the exit of Pakistan from the tournament and the upcoming match on Friday between South Africa and the West Indies will be a virtual quarter-final in Group B.
Sunrisers Hyderabad remain in contention for the play offs after beating hosts Kings XI Punjab by a comprehensive margin of 30 runs at Mohali. The Sunrisers are now on level with the RCB with 8 wins in 13 matches. Kings XI Punjab are out of the play offs for sure with 8 defeats in 13 matches.
Delhi Daredevils crashed to an embarrassing defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad in what was a terribly one-sided affair at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. It was an absolute pity for the paying spectators to watch one side score just 80 runs on the board and the other side laboring to cross the target in a T20 match.
Those of us who thought the West Indies would have kept this series close or even gotten the better of Australia have been sorely disappointed. Not only did the visitors lose – they lost badly; 5-0 in fact, and the games, for the most part, weren’t even close.
The West Indies has the opportunity to show that their T20 World Cup triumph was no mere fluke but an indication of real improvement of a side long in the doldrums. They are scheduled to play five ODIs and a single T20 game, and though both teams shared both the ODI (2-2 with one tied) and T20 (1-1) series early last year in the Caribbean...
Skipper Darren Sammy scored an unbeaten 60 at no.8 and then followed it up with 3 for 28 in 8 overs to help West Indies pull off a resounding victory in the Fourth ODI at Mirpur. The 5-match series is now leveled at 2-2 with the decider to be played at this same venue tomorrow itself.