Should i call it a day of upsets, mmm not really i guess. Ireland beating Bangladesh may be termed as an upset, but Srilanka beating OZ is no more an upset. It however ensured that the Oz are now kicked out of the tournament. Nothing is going right for the Oz these days, racial abuse, then Symonds going back, seems like they will have a tough time in the upcoming Ashes series too.
The first match between Ireland and Bangladesh was good to watch as Ireland made a good run chase and defeated Bangladesh. Bangladesh did not play as well as they did against India. The Brian brothers (Nial and Kevin) batted really well. When Kevin said his favourite player was Andrew Flintoff, i wasn’t amazed, seems like he has modelled himself on him completely, right from the tall built to the way he hits sixes with ease. I am loving the upsets in this T20 world cup (as long as India reaches finals without any drama i’m fine). Bangladesh i thought was over confident about defeating the Irish side which is being coached by Phil Simmons (for those who can’t recall, he’s the West Indian who has managed to torment India in his hey days,read only India and no other team :P.Some cricketers always have to pick up India to return to form).
The second match between Oz and Srilanka was a good one considering the Oz lost :P. The Oz started well and looked like scoring well over 200 at one point, but the Srilankan spinners did really well to restrict them to just 160. Srilanka did not start well, however Sangakarra ensured they reached (Semifinals). Well no i’m not wrong considering they will be in a group which may have Ireland and Netherland in Super eights.
Some more news: Pakistan captain Younis Khan has gone on record to say that T20 world cup is not that important and that they were just playing for fun. I can imagine the plight of fans who have been supporting this team. I saw him in the match too smiling even when his team was losing.
Todays matches: Pakistan vs Netherlands:- a must win for Pakistan to stay in T20.They have to win this one and win well to ensure they are ahead on net run rate.
New Zealand vs South Africa:- Both teams have already qualified for the Super Eights, and this will only decide who tops the group