ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 - West Indies: Match schedules, TV & Radio Schedules, Venues, Match Reports and more cricket news from the World Cup

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Results Summary till 19th March 2007

Date, Teams, Scores & Man of the Match for World Cup Cricket 2007 Matches: 13-03-07 to 19-03-07

Group D - West Indies vs. Pakistan
West Indies (241-9) beat Pakistan (187) by 54 runs
Dwayne Smith

Group A - Australia vs. Scotland
Australia (334-6) beat Scotland (131) by 203 runs
Ricky Ponting

Group C - Kenya vs. Canada
Kenya (203-3) beat Canada (199) by seven wickets
Steve Tikolo

Group B – Sri Lanka vs. Bermuda
Sri Lanka (321-6) beat Bermuda (78) by 243 runs
Mahela Jayawardene

Group D – Zimbabwe vs. Ireland
Ireland (221-9) tied with Zimbabwe (221)
Jeremy Bray

Group A- South Africa vs. Netherlands
South Africa (353-3) beat Netherlands (132-9) by 221 runs
Herschelle Gibbs

Group C – England vs. New Zealand
New Zealand (210-4) beat England (209-7) by six wickets
Scott Styris

Group B – India vs. Bangladesh
Bangladesh (192-5) beat India (191) by five wickets
Mashrafe Mortaza

Group D - Pakistan vs. Ireland
Ireland (133-7) beat Pakistan (132) by three wickets
Niall O’Brien

Group A – Australia vs. Netherlands
Australia (358-5) beat Netherlands (129) by 229 runs
Brad Hodge

Group C – England vs. Canada
England (279-6) beat Canada (228-7) by 51 runs
Paul Collingwood

Group B – India vs. Bermuda
India (413-5) beat Bermuda (156) by 257 runs
Virender Sehwag

Group D - West Indies vs. Zimbabwe
West Indies (204-4) beat Zimbabwe (202-5) by six wickets
Sean Williams

Friday, March 16, 2007

Qualification Rules for the Super Eight Stage of the World Cup

Following the Group stage the top 2 teams in each group will progress to the next phase (the Super Eight series). Each team will play every other team that has qualified for the Super Eight series except for the team that it played in the Group stage (six matches). The result of this match and any points gained will be carried forward to the Super Eight series. No other points from the Group stage will be carried forward to the Super Eight series.

The following point system will apply:

Win 2 Tie or no result 1 Loss 0

Group Matches
In the event of teams finishing on equal points in its Group, the right to play in the Super Eight series will be decided in the following order of priority:

• The team with the most wins in the Group matches will be
placed in the higher position.
• If there are teams with equal points and equal wins in the
Group matches then in such case the team with the higher
net run rate in the Group matches will be placed in the
higher position

• If following the net run rate calculation above there are
teams which are still equal, then the team with the higher
number of wickets taken per balls bowled in the Group
matches in which results were achieved will be placed in the
higher position.
• If still equal, the team which was the winner of the head to
head match played between them will be placed in the
higher position.
• In the highly unlikely event that teams cannot be separated
by the above this will be done by drawing lots.

However, for the purpose of the Super Eight stage, even if Australia finish second and South Africa first on the basis of point in its group, Australia will still be treated as A1 and South Africa as A2. Here, the ICC ratings will apply.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 - Rules for the Bowl Out

The following procedure will apply should the provision for a bowl out be adopted in any match.

1. Subject to weather conditions the bowl out will take place on the scheduled day of the match at a time to be determined by the referee.

2. The bowl out will take place on the pitch allocated for the match (the designated pitch) unless otherwise determined by the umpires in consultation with the ground authority and the referee.

3. A full set of stumps, including bails, will be pitched at both ends of the designated pitch.

4. The bowlers will all bowl from the same end.

5. The host television broadcaster shall be consulted as to which end of the ground the bowlers should bowl from, although the final decision will be taken by the referee.

6. CWC 07 shall ensure there is an adequate supply of dry, used balls.

7. The captains shall toss a coin for the right to decide which team bowls first or second in the bowl out. The referee will supervise the toss in the normal manner.

8. The captains shall nominate their five bowlers to each other, the umpires and referee prior to the toss. In the event of injury during the bowl out, the injured player may be replaced by another bowler.

9. The wicket keeper will not be permitted to stand up to the stumps.

10. No bowler will be allowed a practice delivery.

11. The umpires will stand in their normal positions and will be responsible for officially recording the number of ‘hits’ on the wicket. Their decision shall be final as to the result.

12. The referee will be responsible for making sure only the chosen bowlers actually bowl, and that no bowler bowls more than once until permitted to do so.

13. The bowls are taken alternately by the teams.

14. The team with the most number of hits after five bowls shall be declared the winner.

15. If, after both teams have taken five bowls, both have scored the same number of hits on the wicket, or have not scored any hits, bowls continue to be taken in the same order until one team has scored a hit more than the other from the same number of bowls. That team shall be declared the winner.

16. Each bowl is taken by a different player and all 10 eligible players (the wicket keeper shall not bowl) must bowl a delivery before any player can take a second bowl.

17. Only the eligible players and match officials are permitted to remain on the field of play when the bowls are being taken.

18. All players, except the bowler at the time and the wicket keeper, must remain just outside the 30 yard circle at mid-wicket.

19. Unless otherwise stated by the referee and on-field umpires, Law 24 and ICC standard playing condition 24.1 shall apply. In the case of an infringement the umpire shall call ‘no ball’ and the delivery shall be considered a miss and will not be retaken.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

West Indies crush Pakistan in World Cup opener

Pakistan vs West Indies, 13th March 2007, Sabina Park in Jamaica
Pakistan Scorecard cum Summary:
187 all out in 47.2 overs, lost to West Indies by 54 runs
Man of the match: D Smith
Imran Nazir – 6
Hafeez – 11
Younis Khan – 9
Mohammad Yousuf – 37
Inzamam-ul-Haq – 36
Shoaib Malik – 62
Kamran Akmal – duck
Rana Naved – 11
Rao Ifthikar – 11
Umar Gul – 0
Kaneria not out without scoring

Nazir, Khan & Yousuf were caught by the Windies keeper Ramdin. While Powell got rid of both the openers, Bravo cleaned the last 3. Smith chipped in with 2 wickets. Taylore & Collymore took one each

Match 1: West Indies vs Pakistan - Windies Scorecard

West Indies: Scorecard cum Highlights
241/9 in 50 overs
Chris Gayle caught Akmal bowled Gul – 2 runs off 6 balls, Strike Rate: 33.33
Chanderpaul c Akmal b Ifthikar – 19 off 63, SR: 30.16
Sarwarn c Younis Khan b Ifthikar – 49 runs off 65 balls, Strike Rate: 75.38
Marlon Samuels c Malik b Hafeez – 63 off 70
( with 5 boundaries and 3 sixes, Samuel’s strike rate was 90%. He was the one who both steadied the West Indian ship and provided them momentum. He fell when the score was 181)
Brian Lara c Akmal b Hafeez – 37 off 56 balls
(He got out at exactly the right moment for Pakistan. If the Windies captain had been around for a couple of more overs, the score would have been well in excess of 250. Not that it mattered)
Bravo – 16 off 17
Ramdin failed, fell for 1
Smith was the one who gave the inning the much needed late momentum. His 32 off just 15 balls included 2 sixes and 3 boundaries
Taylor – run out for 1
Powell and Collymore not out, for 1 and 8 respectively
Rao Ifthikar finished with top honours for Pakistan, taking 3 wickets. Gul and Hafeez took 2 wickets each, while Kaneria took 1. Don't know why Inzamam didn't utilize Gul's full quota of 10 overs. Probably a calculation mistake - Gul's figures read 9-1-38-2.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Live Cricket World Cup in Canada

Rogers Cable Communications Inc. has announced the launch of ATN Cricket Plus Channel, which will broadcast live the ICC (International Cricket Council) Cricket World Cup 2007 being held in the WestIndies.From the opening ceremonies on March 11th to the final onApril 28th Rogers Personal TV customers in Ontario and New Brunswick will be able to watch all the 51 games on channels 498 and 577.
Rogers PersonalTV customers can subscribe to the ATN Cricket Plus Channel for $179.99 (billed in 2 installments of $89.99), plus the rental or purchase of a digital cable set-top box. For more information about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 or to order the ATN Cricket Plus Channel, customers can call 1-888-ROGERS.

World Cup 2007 - Summary of the Warm-up Matches

Scotland v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown - March 5, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 159 runs
Sri Lanka 294/7 (50 overs), Scotland 135 (41.2 overs)

West Indies v Kenya at Greenfields - March 5, 2007
West Indies won by 21 runs
West Indies 268/6 (50 overs), Kenya 247/7 (50 overs)
Bermuda v England at Kingstown - March 5, 2007
England won by 241 runs
England 286/8 (50 overs), Bermuda 45 (22.2 overs)

Ireland v South Africa at St Augustine - March 5, 2007
South Africa won by 35 runs
South Africa 192 (50 overs), Ireland 157 (44.2 overs)
Ireland quite impressed everyone with their performance, and South Africa were in more than a bit of trouble before they managed to bounce back.

Australia v Zimbabwe at Kingstown - March 6, 2007
Australia won by 106 runs
Australia 290/7 (50 overs), Zimbabwe 184/7 (50 overs)
The big upset:
Bangladesh v New Zealand at Bridgetown, Barbados - March 6, 2007
Bangladesh won by 2 wickets
New Zealand 226 (47.2 overs), Bangladesh 230/8 (49 overs)
In spite of Jacob Oram batting with a broken finger and scoring a fine 88, NZ who came to West Indies riding on sky-high confidence having just beaten Australia 3-0, were given a rude shock by Bangladesh, at best, the best of the minnows.

Canada v Pakistan at St Augustine - March 6, 2007
Pakistan won by 77 runs
Pakistan 273/8 (48 overs), Canada 196 (46.4 overs)

India v Netherlands at Greenfields - March 6, 2007
India won by 182 runs
India 300/9 (50 overs), Netherlands 118 (37.5 overs)

Bangladesh v Scotland at Bridgetown, Barbados - March 8, 2007
Bangladesh won by 7 wickets
Scotland 152/9 (50 overs), Bangladesh 156/3 (34.1 overs)

Bermuda v Zimbabwe at Kingstown - March 8, 2007
Zimbabwe won by 6 wickets
Bermuda 136 (50 overs), Zimbabwe 137/4 (29 overs)

Canada v Ireland at St Augustine - March 8, 2007
Ireland won by 7 wickets
Canada 115 (32.5 overs), Ireland 116/3 (26.5 overs)

Kenya v Netherlands at Greenfields - March 8, 2007
Kenya won by 9 runs
Kenya 274/8 (50 overs), Netherlands 265/9 (50 overs)

Australia v England at Kingstown - March 9, 2007
Australia won by 5 wickets
England 197 (48.3 overs), Australia 200/5 (40.5 overs)

New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown, Barbados - March 9, 2007
New Zealand won by 18 runs
New Zealand 285/8 (50 overs), Sri Lanka 267 (48.2 overs)

Pakistan v South Africa at St Augustine - March 9, 2007
Pakistan won by 7 wickets
South Africa 199 (48.3 overs), Pakistan 200/3 (44.3 overs)

India vs West Indies at Greenfields - March 9, 2007
India won by 9 wickets
West Indies 85 (25.5 overs), India 86/1 (18.3 overs)

Sunday, March 04, 2007

World Cup Warms-Up from Today

In a few hours from now, action begins at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, with 8 of the participating nations beginning the first of their warm-up matches today. The matches for the day are:

West Indies vs Kenya, Trelawny Stadium, Jamaica
( The Trelawny will also be the venue for the opening ceremony of the World Cup to be held on Sunday, 11th March)
South Africa vs Ireland, Trinidad
England vs Bermuda, St. Vincent
Sri Lanka vs Scotland, 3Ws Oval, Barbados

The remaining 8 teams will be seen in action tomorrow, followed by a no-play Wednesday before the teams begin the second round of warm-up from Thursday.

Tuesday's (6 March) warm-up schedule is:

India vs Netherlands, Trelawny, Jamaica
Australia vs Zimbabwe, St, Vincent
Newzealand vs Bangladesh, Barbados
Pakistan vs Canada, Trinidad

Though all-rounder Andrew Symonds did participate in some light action on the park, Australia is in a bit of a worry right now with only 12 players ready to play in Tuesday's match against the African side. ( In the warm-up matches, each team is allowed to utlilize upto 13 players. Obviously, these warm-up matches do not have official ODI status.)

Friday, March 02, 2007

New flights for the Cup

Air Jamaica has introduced special flights for the World Cup. It will now be possible to fly from Florida for a match and return the same evening. This service will be available for the group matches and the semi-final.

There are a few regional flights to connect the cricket fans better to the island of Barbados also.


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