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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka

Australia's matches in World T20 2012

2012 world twenty20 cricketThe ICC World Twenty20 2012 tournament consisting of 27 Twenty20 matches will be hosted by Sri Lanka in Sep-Oct 2012. The first T20 match will be between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe on September 18, 2012 at 19:30 local time to be played at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota. Latest News from the ICC World Twenty20 2012: WT20 2012 Cup Index | Championship Schedule | Groups & Points | Teams
Date and TimeMatchVenue
Wed Sep 19
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT
Group B:
2nd T20 - Australia vs Ireland
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Sat Sep 22
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT
Group B:
8th T20 - Australia vs West Indies
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Fri Sep 28
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT
Super Eights, Group 2:
16th T20 - Australia vs India
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Sun Sep 30
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT
Super Eights, Group 2:
19th T20 - Australia vs South Africa
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Tue Oct 2
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT
Super Eights, Group 2:
23rd T20 - Pakistan vs Australia
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Semi-Finals ICC World Twenty20 2012

ICC World Twenty20, 2nd Semi-Final: Australia vs West Indies at Colombo

West Indies thrash Australia by 74 runs; will face SL in the final

Australian Cricket team West Indies Cricket team Windies bowled Australia out for 131 in 16.4 overs at Colombo's Premadasa stadium after Chris Gayle's 75 runs pushed West Indies to 205/4. Gayle faced 41 balls, hit 6 sixes and 4 fours, combining with Dwayne Bravo for 83 runs. West Indies ransacked 25 runs off the final over bowled by Xavier Doherty which included four sixes. Kieron Pollard smashed 38 off 15 with three sixes. In all West Indies hit 14 sixes. Chasing a massive 206 runs total, Australia lost wickets at regular intervals and managed only 131 in 16.4 overs. Skipper Georges Bailey was the only success in Australian batting line-up with 63 off 29 balls, which included 4 sixes and 6 fours.Australia XI: George Bailey (Captain), Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, Brad Hogg, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Shane Watson, Cameron White.
West Indies XI: Darren Sammy (Captain), Dwayne Bravo, Samuel Badree, Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels.
WT20 2nd Semi Final - Australia vs West Indies: West Indies 205/4 (Gayle 75*, Pollard 38) beat Australia 131 in 16.4 ov (Bailey 63, Rampaul 3-16) by 74 runs

Super Eights ICC World Twenty20 2012

23rd Match, Group 2: Pakistan vs Australia WT20

Pakistan win, Australia qualify for semis

Pakistan Cricket team Australian Cricket team Nasir Jamshed scored a fluent 55 as Pakistan posted 149/6 against Australia before a five-man spin attack restricted the Aussies to 117/7. Saeed Ajmal claimed 3-17. Both teams ended the Super Eights on four points each, which knocked winless South Africa out of the tournament. Despite the defeat, Australia advanced to join Sri Lanka and West Indies in semi-finals with a superior net run-rate.
Pakistan vs Australia World T20: Pakistan 149/6 (Nasir Jamshed 55, Starc 3-20) beat Australia 117/7 by 32 runs

19th Match, Group 2: Australia vs South Africa WT20

Australia thrashes South Africa in Twenty20

Australian Cricket team South Africa Cricket team Australia powered by Shane Watson, gathered further momentum with a thrashing of South Africa by eight wickets in the Super Eight stage of cricket's World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. Tournament top-scorer Shane Watson continued his impressive form with both bat (70 off just 47 runs) and ball (two wickets for 29). Australia have now won both their Super Eight games while South Africa are on the brink of elimination having lost both their matches.
Australia vs South Africa World T20: Australia 147/2 in 17.4 (Watson 70, M Hussey 45*) beat South Africa 146/5 in 20 ov (Doherty 3-20) by 8 wkts

16th Match, Group 2: Australia vs India WT20

India convincingly beaten by Australia

Indian Cricket team Australian Cricket team After restricting India to 140 runs, David Warner (63 of 41 balls) and Shane Watson (72 of 42 balls) played havoc and mauled India on a slow track racing to victory in just 14.5 overs, and losing only one wicket. Man of the match Watson smashed two boundaries and seven sixes, and was the only man out, falling to Yuvraj Singh, one of the eight bowlers India used. Earlier Watson took 3-34 and and Pat Cummins 2-16 after Dhoni elected to bat first. For India, Raina smashed 26 runs from just 19 balls, while opener Irfan Pathan top scored with 31 runs from 30 balls. MS Dhoni (15) Virat Kohli (15), Yuvraj Singh (8) and Rohit Sharma (1) all struggled against the Aussie attack.
Australia vs India World T20: Australia 141/1 in 14.5 ov (Warner 63*, Watson 72) beat India 140/7 (Pathan 31, Watson 3-34) by 9 wickets, 31 balls remaining

8th Match, Group B: Australia vs West Indies ICC World Twenty20 2012

Australia beat West Indies to advance

Australian Cricket team West Indies Cricket team Gayle (54 runs off 33 balls) and Samuels’ (50 off 32 balls) half-centuries were in vain as rain ruined a potential thriller in West Indies first match. West Indies posted a mammoth 191 for 8 in 20 overs, enthralling a packed Premadasa Stadium, and Australia breezed to 100 for 1 in 9.1 overs, when rain stopped play. Sammy's men will need to beat Ireland on Monday to guarantee a spot in the last eight.
Australia vs West Indies World T20: Australia 100/1 in 9.1 ov (Watson 41*) beat West Indies 191/8 (Gayle 54, Samuels 50) by 17 runs (D/L method)

2nd Match, Group B: Australia vs Ireland ICC World Twenty20 2012

Shane Watson stars as Aussies thrash Ireland

Australian Cricket team Ireland Cricket team Outplayed by Shane Watson's superb all-round show (three for 26 and 51), Ireland struggled to 123/7 batting first, and Australia had no trouble making 125/3 in 15.1 overs on the back of a 60-run opening stand. When he reached 22 Warner became the first Australia to make 1000 Twenty20 international runs.
For Ireland, brothers Niall and Kevin O’Brien put together a 52 run stand around the 15th over. It came after Ireland found themselves down 4-33 early. Ireland has won some impressive games in the last few years, defeating Pakistan in 2007 and then England in 2011 despite the squad being made up of travellers and part-time pros.
Australia vs Ireland World T20: Australia 125/3 in 15.1 ov (Watson 51) beat Ireland 123/7 (KJ O'Brien 35, Watson 3-26 ) by 7 wickets

Brad Hogg in Aussie World Twenty20 squad

Three-man spin contingent

Allrounder Glenn Maxwell is the only uncapped member of the squad

Australian Cricket team 41-year-old spinner Brad Hogg, who originally retired from international cricket four years ago, and offspinning allrounder Glenn Maxwell are in the final 15-member team heading for Sri Lanka. The Australian selectors named the same 15 men they chose for the T20s against Pakistan in the UAE. Team Australia for ICC World T20: David Warner, Shane Watson, Matthew Wade (Wicket Keeper), David Hussey, Michael Hussey, George Bailey (Captain), Cameron White, Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Hogg, Xavier Doherty, Clint McKay, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Ben Hilfenhaus.

Australia's World T20 provisional squad announced

Nathan Lyon and James Pattinson left out

Squad to be trimmed to the final 15 members by August 18

Australian Cricket teamDirk Nannes, who has not played for Australia in nearly two years, and the seamer Ben Laughlin were included in the 30 member squad announced by Australian selectors, along with Rob Quiney and right-arm finger-spinner Glenn Maxwell who have not played for Australia in any format, while Nathan Lyon and James Pattinson were left out. Australia Squad: George Bailey, Travis Birt, Dan Christian, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Ryan Harris, Ben Hilfenhaus, Brad Hogg, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Ben Laughlin, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Andrew McDonald, Clint McKay, Dirk Nannes, Stephen O'Keefe, Tim Paine, Rob Quiney, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Shane Watson, Cameron White.

Australian Tri-Series 2012

India, Sri Lanka, Australia - Commonwealth Bank Series

India Sri Lanka Australia Cricket

Australia claim tri-series

Clint McKay's feats with bat (28) and ball (5-28) for Australia inspired the home side to a 16-run win over Sri Lanka in front of 11,216 spectators at the Adelaide Oval in the Commonwealth Bank Series. This was Australia's first triumph since their win in 2005-06.
• 3rd Final: Australia 231 (Wade 49, Warner 48, Herath 3-36, Maharoof 3-40) beat Sri Lanka 215 (Tharanga 71, McKay 5-28) by 16 runs
• 2nd Final: Sri Lanka 274/2 (Dilshan 106, Jayawardene 86*, Sangakkara 51) beat Australia 271/6 (Warner 100, Clarke 117*, Malinga 3-40) in 50 ov
• 1st Final: Australia 321/6 (Warner 163, Wade 64) beat Sri Lanka 306 (Kulasekara 73, Tharanga 60, D Hussey 4-43, Watson 3-33, Lee 3-59) by 15 runs
• Match 12 - Sri Lanka 238 beat Australia 229 in 49.1 ov by 9 runs
• Match 11 - India 321/3 in 36.4 ov (Kohli 133) beat Sri Lanka 320/4 (Sangakkara 105, Dilshan 160*)
• Match 10 - Australia 252/9 in 50 ov (Warner 68, Wade 56, D Hussey 54, Sehwag 3-43) beat India 165 (Ashwin 26, Watson 2-9) by 87 runs
• Match 9 - Sri Lanka 283/7 in 49.2 ov (Jayawardene 85, Chandimal 80) beat Australia 280/6 in 50 ov (Forrest 104, Clarke 72) by three wickets
• Match 8 - Sri Lanka 289/6 in 50 beat India 238 in 45.1 ov (Kohli 66, I Pathan 47, Raina 32) by 51 runs
• Match 7 - Australia 288/5 in 50 ov (M Hussey 59, Forrest 52) beat India 178 all out in 43.3 overs (Dhoni 56, Hilfenhaus 5-33) by 110 runs
• Match 6 - Sri Lanka 152/2 in 24.1 ov (Jayawardene 61*, Dilshan 45) beat Australia 158 in 40.5/41 ov (David Hussey 58) by eight wickets according to D-L method
• Match 5 - Sri Lanka 236/9 in 50 ov (Chandimal 81, Jayawardene 43, Vinay 3-46) tied with India 236/9 in 50 ov (Gambhir 91, Dhoni 58*)
• Match 4 - India 270/6 in 49.4 ov (Gambhir 92) beat Australia 269/8 in 50 ov (D Hussey 72, Forrest 66)
• Match 3 - Australia 231 in 49.1 ov beat Sri Lanka 226 in 49.5 ov by 5 runs
• Match 2 - India 234/6 in 46.4 ov (Kohli 77, Sachin 48) beat Sri Lanka 233/8 in 50 ov (Chandimal 64, Ashwin 3-32) by 4 wickets
• Match 1 - Australia 216/5 in 32 (max 32) ov beat India 151 all out in 29.4 overs (Kohli 31, McKay 4-20) by 65 runs by D/L method

India vs Australia

2nd T20I - Australia vs India at Melbourne

Melbourne Twenty20 International

Melbourne T20I: India win by 8 wkts [IND-AUS:1-1 (2/2)]

India won their first game on the current tour, and leveled the T20I series 1-1. Gautam Gambhir top-scored with 56 and scored the winning runs. Ravindra Jadeja was named the Man of the Match for his run-outs from point and an economical spell of 3-0-16-1. Today's result meant India finally ended a 14-match winless streak abroad after also failing to win a game in England last year.

Bailey won the toss in his second match as skipper and sent his team in to bat. They included Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch and Clint McKay in place of Travis Birt, Daniel Christian and James Faulkner, while India made no changes.

The win will give India some confidence heading into the one-day tri-series beginning on Sunday.

Australia XI: David Warner, Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Clint McKay, David Hussey, George Bailey (Captain), Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade (Wicket Keeper), Brad Hogg, Brett Lee, Xavier Doherty

India XI: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni (capt, wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Rahul Sharma
Melbourne T20I: India 135/2 in 19.4 ov (Gambhir 56*) beat Australia 131/10 in 19.4 ov (Finch 36) by 8 wickets

1st T20I - Australia vs India at Sydney

Sydney Twenty20 International

Sydney T20I: Australia 171/4 beat ‎India 140/6 (20 ov) by 32 runs [IND-AUS:0-1 (1/2)]

Opener Matthew Wade smashed 72 runs off 43 balls to help set up Australia's 31-run win over India in the first of two Twenty20 cricket internationals on Wednesday in front of 59659 fans. Chasing 172 runs target, India crumbled as they lost five wickets inside 75 runs. They are yet to register a victory on the current tour of Australia.
Debutant George Bailey lead the Oz side. India omitted Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan, Manoj Tiwary, Parthiv Patel and Umesh Yadav.

Australia XI: David Warner, Shaun Marsh, David Hussey, George Bailey (Captain), Travis Birt, Mitchell Marsh, Daniel Christian, Matthew Wade (Wicket Keeper), Brad Hogg, Brett Lee, Doherty

India XI: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni (capt, wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Rahul Sharma
Sydney T20I: Australia 171/4 in 20 ov (Wade 72, Hussey 42) beat India 140/6 in 20 ov (Dhoni 48*) by 32 runs

India vs Australia 2012 Test Series


Fourth Test, India vs Australia - Adelaide, Jan 24-28, 2012 - 4th Test, Day 5: India 201 all out, lose by 298 runs [IND-AUS:0-4 (4/4)]
Australia 604/7 decl (Ponting 221, Clarke 210) and 167/5 decl (Ponting 60*) beat India 272 (Kohli 116, Siddle 5-49) and 201 (Sehwag 62) by 298 runs
Third Test, India vs Australia - Perth, Jan 13-17, 2012 - 3rd Test, Day 3: Australia demolish India within 2½ days [IND-AUS:0-3 (3/4)]
Australia 369 (Warner 180, Cowan 74) beat India 161 (Kohli 44, Hilfenhaus 4-43) and 171 (Kohli 75, Hilfenhaus 4-54) by an innings and 37 runs
Second Test, India vs Australia - Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2012 - 2nd Test, Day 4: Australia win by an innings and 68 runs [IND-AUS:0-2 (2/4)]
India 191 (Dhoni 57*, Tendulkar 41, Sehwag 30, Pattinson 4-43) and 400 (Gambhir 83, Sachin 80, Laxman 66, Ashwin 62) lost to Australia 659/4 decl in 163 overs (Clarke 329*, Hussey 150*, Ponting 134) by an innings and 68 runs
First Test, India vs Australia - Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2011 - 1st Test, Day 4: Australia knock out India [IND-AUS:0-1 (1/4)]
Australia 333 (Cowan 68, Ponting 62, Zaheer 4-77) and 240 (Ponting 60, Hussey 89, Umesh Yadav 4-70) beat India 282 (Tendulkar 73, Dravid 68, Sehwag 67) and 169 (Sachin 32, Ashwin 30) by 122 runs

India in Australia, 2011-2012

India vs Australia 4 Test match cricket series (Border Gavaskar Trophy) and 2 T20Is

India Test squad for the Australia tour

The Indian fast bowling contingent for the four-Test series that begins in Melbourne on December 26 comprises of veteran Zaheer Khan (provided he is fit), two fast bowlers Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav, and two controlled seamers Vinay and Mithun.

Indians are scheduled to play two two-day warm-up matches against Chairman's XI before the Test series against Australia’s national side commences. CA has put up two completely different teams for the warm-up games - the first one kicks-off on Thursday, December 15 followed by the second one on Monday, December 19, 2011.

India Squad: MS Dhoni (captain/keeper), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag (vice-captain), Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, VVS Laxman, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Abhimanyu Mithun, Vinay Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, Ajinkya Rahane

Cricket Austraia Squad for First game: Ed Cowan (Captain), Joe Burns, Tom Cooper, Alex Doolan, Peter George, Jake Haberfield, Josh Lalor, Tim Ludeman, Glenn Maxwell, Joe Mennie, Wes Robinson, Dean Solway.

Cricket Austraia Squad for First game: David Warner (Captain), Doug Bollinger, Cameron Boyce, Tom Cooper, Trent Copeland, Alex Doolan, Peter George, Phil Hughes, Usman Khawaja, Josh Lalor, Tim Ludeman, Shaun Marsh.

Vinay Kumar replaces injured Aaron for Australia Tests

Pacer Varun Aaron has become the second first-choice pacer after Praveen Kumar to be replaced from the Indian squad for Australia due to injury. He will be replaced by 27-year-old Vinay Kumar, who has not played any Test cricket so far. He has five wickets from 5 Twenty20 matches.

Abhimanyu Mithun will replace injured Praveen for Oz tour, Umesh Yadav leaving early

Abhimanyu Mithun will replace injured swing bowler Praveen Kumar on the Australian tour, while Umesh Yadav will leave early so he can acclimatise in Australia for the upcoming Test series. Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Yadav and reserve wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha, who are not part of the current ODI team against West Indies, will leave for Australia early on Thursday to acclimatise to the conditions. The seven players will be accompanied by Evan Speechly (physiotherapist), Ramji Srinivasan (trainer), Amit Shah (massage therapist) and Raghavendra DVGI (attendant).

Test specialists to leave early for Australia, Shivlal Yadav named team manager

The Test specialists of the Indian squad - Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Ishant Sharma and Pragyan Ojha - will leave early for Australia, even as the ODI team completes its home series vs West Indies.

Meanwhile, Shivlal Yadav, the former Test offspinner and BCCI Vice President, has been named India's team manager for four-Test series in Australia, which begins from December 26.

Harbhajan left out of Australia tour

India have left out Harbhajan Singh from the Test squad for the Indian tour of Australia, picking Pragyan Ojha and Ashwin as the spinners in the 17-man team. Medium-pacer Praveen Kumar returns to the squad after being left out of the ongoing series against West Indies. Wriddhiman Saha was named as reserve wicketkeeper, while Zaheer Khan, who is recovering from hamstring and ankle injuries, will join the team subject to match fitness.

India Squad: MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Virat Kohli, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Rohit Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Praveen Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Zaheer Khan

India vs Australia
Date and TimeMatchVenue
Mon Dec 26 - Fri Dec 30
23:30 GMT (prev day) | 10:30 local | 18:30 EST -1d
1st Test - Australia vs IndiaMelbourne Cricket Ground
Tue Jan 3 - Sat Jan 7
23:30 GMT (prev day) | 10:30 local | 18:30 EST -1d
2nd Test - Australia vs IndiaSydney Cricket Ground
Fri Jan 13 - Tue Jan 17
02:30 GMT | 10:30 local | 21:30 EST -1d
3rd Test - Australia vs IndiaWestern Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
Tue Jan 24 - Sat Jan 28
00:00 GMT | 10:30 local | 19:00 EST -1d
4th Test - Australia vs IndiaAdelaide Oval
Wed Feb 1 D/N
08:35 GMT | 19:35 local | 03:35 EST
1st T20I - Australia vs IndiaStadium Australia, Sydney
Fri Feb 3 D/N
08:35 GMT | 19:35 local | 03:35 EST
2nd T20I - Australia vs IndiaMelbourne Cricket Ground

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.