View Full Version : Champions Trophy 2006: Group B Discussion and Poll

October 24, 2006, 09:41 AM
Group B Schedule :

South Africa v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad Oct 24
New Zealand v Pakistan Mohali Oct 25
Pakistan v South Africa Mohali Oct 27

October 24, 2006, 09:45 AM
Today's Match

South Africa v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad Oct 24

South Africa: 219/9 (50.0 Ovs)
Sri Lanka: 53/4 (18.1 Ovs)

very interesting situation.The Game is on.

October 24, 2006, 09:50 AM
It will be very difficult for Srilanka to win todays match. Something extraordinary from jayawardane is required.

October 24, 2006, 10:03 AM
A partnership is building. 41 right now with a good SR. The game is on for sure.

October 24, 2006, 10:06 AM
The game is still in huge favor of South Africa. I feel this is going to be Jayawardane's day.

Go Srilanka !!

October 24, 2006, 10:19 AM
Lankans lost their 5th Wicket. Jayawardene run out.
SAfrica seems to be in the driver's seat now

Sri Lanka: 82/5 (26.0 Ovs)

October 24, 2006, 10:39 AM
Now, SA in total control of the game. Its a shame, if this is the way for Srilanka to bow out of the tournament.

October 24, 2006, 10:59 AM
There goes the last recognised Batsman.
Dilshanc H Gibbs b A Nel 36(63)
Sri Lanka: 114/7 (33.2 Ovs) .
It's unofficially all over for Sri Lanka.

October 24, 2006, 01:03 PM
south africa will beat pakistan in the next game. but. who will go through will be known tomorrow

October 24, 2006, 04:49 PM
<TABLE class=wikitable width="85%"><TBODY><TR><TH colSpan=8>Group B Table</TH></TR><TR><TH>Team</TH><TH>M</TH><TH>W</TH><TH>L</TH><TH>NR</TH><TH>Pts</TH><TH>NRR</TH></TR><TR align=middle><TD align=left>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/11/Flag_of_Sri_Lanka.svg/25px-Flag_of_Sri_Lanka.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Sri_Lanka.svg) Sri Lanka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_cricket_team)</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>-0.20</TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD align=left>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3e/Flag_of_New_Zealand.svg/25px-Flag_of_New_Zealand.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_New_Zealand.svg) New Zealand (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_cricket_team)</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>+0.41</TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD align=left>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/32/Flag_of_Pakistan.svg/25px-Flag_of_Pakistan.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Pakistan.svg) Pakistan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistani_cricket_team)</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>+0.23</TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD align=left>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/af/Flag_of_South_Africa.svg/25px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_South_Africa.svg) South Africa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_cricket_team)</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>–0.09</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Sri Lanka still in with a chance

Sri Lanka might still make it to the semi-finals.

For that to happen, though, Pakistan will need to win both their remaining matches, which will put them on top of the group with six points, leaving New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka with one win each. ...

In fact, South Africa's NRR is so marginally above Sri Lanka's that even a narrow defeat against Pakistan will be a huge setback - if, for example, Pakistan score 250 and South Africa lose by 30 runs, their NRR will still drop to -0.26.

For Sri Lanka to beat New Zealand's NRR, though, they'll need greater help from Pakistan. If Pakistan manage 250, they will have to restrict New Zealand to less than 189 for Sri Lanka to get through.

It's not the ideal situation for Mahela Jayawardene and his team, but it's hardly time yet to pack their bags and head home.

Source : cricinfo (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/iccct2006/content/story/264312.html)

October 25, 2006, 12:47 AM
its not that i dont like the lankan team....but sl will b tuff opponent for windies in india.i prefer nz and sa(two non subcontinent) teams.

October 25, 2006, 08:07 AM
looks like pakistan is goneeee.great hitting by styris,mccullum and oram.

October 25, 2006, 09:27 AM
New Zealand: 274/7 (50.0 Ovs)
Fleming (80) and Styris (86) did the job for NZ with McCullum 27(13 balls) and Oram 31(26) helping to take the score past 250.
Pakistan: 69/3 (14.0 Ovs)
Pakistan are still in the game.Yousuf and Afridi are at the crease.

October 25, 2006, 09:43 AM
Afridi gone 4(6),tried to pull but top edges.Dissapointing stuff from Afridi.
Pakistan: 83/4 (16.3 Ovs)
Shoaib Malik comes in.If Malik and Yousuf can manage a big patnership,Pakistan can still manage it

October 25, 2006, 11:05 AM
Pakistan: 176/4 (36.0 Ovs)
Crucial Partnership of 93 and still on.Pak need 99 runs in 83 balls and on the way to a possible victory

October 25, 2006, 11:09 AM
and Yousuf is out. Pakistan: 177/5 (37.0 Ovs) .Razzaq is in.

October 26, 2006, 02:31 PM
it will be pak,windies,NZ and Oz at the semis

October 27, 2006, 09:17 AM
Pakistan: 47/7 (14.0 Ovs) in reply to SA 213/8.
Pathetic stuff from the Pakistan team.sometime they go Up,up and next they touch rock-bottom,it's an enigma.

October 27, 2006, 09:22 AM
another wkt gone,razzaq.Pakistan: 47/8.
what's going on,are they in a hurry to go home.

October 27, 2006, 10:02 AM
They are trying to emulate our style during last world cup :)

October 27, 2006, 11:31 AM
What a performance by SA! Good to see some different teams getting through to the semis. WI FTW!

October 27, 2006, 11:44 AM
http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/67900/67911.jpgLoved this picture...haha....


October 27, 2006, 11:46 AM
Shall the sub continent have any representation in the semis? If India fails that would be eye opening, since the matches are being held in the sub continent.

October 27, 2006, 02:04 PM
hmmmm. Is everything okay inside the Pakistan dressing room? Maybe they just rebel against Younis Khan. You never know. Anything is possible with Pakistan.

October 27, 2006, 02:36 PM
Yup Younis Khan rebelled against himself. His three innings as a captain were 7(12), 2(12) and 7(24). Blazing form indeed. All 3 captain's knock. Gola baji kombey na tobuo. If only Razzak cooperated in the first game they would have performed worse than Zim.

October 27, 2006, 04:29 PM
It is again proved that, BD is not the worst team in the present CT.
It was a very poor show from Pakistan.