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Australia wins World Cup 2007

28 April 2007

Australia has made history by winning the world cup 2007 at Kensignton Oval in Barbados Today. They defeated Sri Lanka by 53 runs (D/L) to secure a unique treble and emerged as the unbeaten champion of world cup 2007.

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Bangladesh vs New Zealand, warmup OD, 06 Mar 07
Bangladesh won by 2 wickets

Underpowered Bangladesh, without their best batsman Shahriar Nafees and best bowler Mohammad Rafique, shocked the world by defeating full powered New Zealand team. All round performence from Masrafi helped Bangladesh announce, we are no longer a minnow!

Bangladesh: 230-8, 49.0 ov (Tamim 46, Golla 45, Masri 30*, Vettori 38/3)
New Zealand: 224, 47.2 ov (Oram 88, McCullum 46, Razzak 26/4, Masri 44/4)

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Bangladesh vs Scoltlan, warmup OD, 08 Mar 07
Bangladesh won by 7 wickets

Bangladesh finished the warmup matches with two wins, including an upset over New Zealand. In their second and final warmup match, Bangladesh outclassed Scotland by 7 wickets.

Bangladesh: 156-3, 34.1 ov (Sumon 57*, Sakib 45, Ashraful 23*)
Scotland: 150-9, 50 ov (Poonia 32, Razzak 25/3, Rafique 16/2)

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Bangladesh is scheduled to begin its World Cup 2007 mission in Group B, where the team will face sub-continental giants India and Sri Lanka, along with minnows Bermuda. Sunny Trinidad beckons.

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The top two teams from each of the four groups will qualify for the second round, the Super Eight Series, which will be held between March 27 and April 22.

The semi-finals will be played at Jamaica and St Lucia on April 24 and April 25, respectively with the final at Barbados on April 28. There have been reserve days for all the matches throughout the tournament.

Before the opening ceremony on March 11, all the teams will play warm-up matches between March 5 and 9 with Bangladesh slated to play New Zealand (March 6) and Scotland (March 8). The round robin play will see six games over a period of 11 days in each of the four groups.

The winners and runners-up from each group will earn the right to advance to the Super 8 stage of the tournament where teams will play each of the other teams advancing (except the team which advanced from their own group) for a total of six games each.

The Super 8 stage will be played in four countries: Antigua, Guyana, Grenada and Barbados. The last match of this segment of the tournament will take place on April 21.

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Australia wins World Cup 2007 defeating Sri Lanka by 53 runs

Australia wins World Cup 2007 defeating Sri Lanka by 53 runs


Fans back home celebrating victory against South Africa.  AFP

Fans back home celebrating victory against South Africa. AFP


Tigers pulled off yet another sensational victory in the World Cup, this time against South Africa. (AP Photo)

Tigers pulled off yet another sensational victory in the World Cup, this time against South Africa. (AP Photo)


West Indies great Andy Roberts helping out Shahadat & Mashrafe at the Stanford Cricket Ground, Antigua. © TigerCricket.com

West Indies great Andy Roberts helping out Shahadat & Mashrafe at the Stanford Cricket Ground, Antigua. © TigerCricket.com


Colorful fans cheer as the Tigers take on Bermuda. © AP

Colorful fans cheer as the Tigers take on Bermuda. © AP


Tigers celebrates the wicket of Stephen Outerbridge against Bermuda. © AP Photo

Tigers celebrates the wicket of Stephen Outerbridge against Bermuda. © AP Photo


Mohammad Ashraful's 45* was the only bright spot, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, World Cup Group B, Trinidad

Mohammad Ashraful's 45* was the only bright spot, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, World Cup Group B, Trinidad


Mashrafe Hits Franklin for six. BD vs NZ, Warmup Match World Cup 2007

Mashrafe Hits Franklin for six. BD vs NZ, Warmup Match World Cup 2007


The 2007 World Cup bound Tigers

The 2007 World Cup bound Tigers

 

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