April 28, 2010

Zimbabwe stuns Australia by winning the warm up match

Today 3 matches were played as an warm up for World Twenty20 cup. World Twenty20 cup will be starting from 30th of April in West Indies.

Zimbabwe played their warm up match against Australia at St Lucia. Zimbabwe stunned Australia, winning the match by 1 runs. Batting first, Zimbabwe put up a total of 173-7 in 20 overs. Elton Chigumbara hit a massive 76 runs from just 33 deliveries. In reply, Australia played magnificently with the help of David Warner who hit 72 runs. But they failed to score 2 runs to become victorious there by loosing the match to Zimbabwe by 1 runs. Wow!! what a start from Zimbabwe in this season as they have stunned one of the best team in the world.

 Second match was played between New Zealand & Ireland. Kiwis batted first & made a magnificient 187 runs loosing 5 wickets off 20 overs. In reply, Ireland could score only 147 runs off 20 overs. Top performer was Jesse Ryder who played spectacularly scoring 60 runs from just 30 deliveries.

Third match was between Bangladesh & Barbados XI which was played in the afternoon. Bangla boys won the match by 36 runs which has increased their confidence. They scored 166 runs loosing 6 wickets off 20 overs. Chasing the target, Barbados could score only 130.

Also, Pakistan had won the opening warm-up game against Windward Islands XI where they had the match comfortably by 68 runs.

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