Brief review, reports and highlights of ICC World Cup 2011 matches


ICC World Cup 2011 has been started. Cricket loving countries of the whole world are looking forward for the results. Lot of calculations are going on, who will lift the trophy. India is under World Cup cricket fever.

Here the brief details of the matches played in ICC World Cup 2011 are given.

Match Number 1 - February 19, India defeated Bangladesh by 87 runs in the opening match of ICC World Cup 2011 at Shere Bangla Stadium, Bangladesh. India scored 370 for 4 while Bangladesh scored 289 for 9 in 50 overs.

Indian batsman Virender Sehwag scored 175 and this is the first century in this ICC World Cup 2011. Virat Kohli was not out at 100.
Munaf Patel of India took four wickets for 48 and Zaheer Khan took two wickets for 40.

Match Number 2 - February 20: Sri Lanka crushed Canada at the Mahinda Rajapaksha International Cricket Stadium by 210 runs win. Sri Lanka scored 332 for 7 while Canada were all out for 122 with 13.1 overs to spare.

Jaywardene of Sri Lanka scored 100 in just 81 balls and Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara contributed 92 runs in 87 balls. Muttiah Muralitharan took 2 wickets of Canada for 38 runs in nine overs.

Match Number 3 - February 20: New Zealand became the first team in this ICC World Cup 2011 to beat the opponent by 10 wickets.

Kenya scored just 69 runs and New Zealand crossed the score without loosing any wicket.

New Zealand's Jacob Oram took 3 wickets for 2 runs.


Match No. 4 of the ICC World Cup 2011 played on 21 February. Australia wins in this Australia vs. Zimbabwe match at the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, Motera, and Ahmedabad by 91 runs. Australia batted first and scored 262 for 6 in 50 overs. Zimbabwe was all out for just 171 runs in 46.2 over.

For Australia team, S R Watson scored 79 and Michael Clarke was not out at the end of the game with 58 individual score.

Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting smashed an LCD screen in the dressing room after getting run out.

Match No. 5 of the ICC World Cup 2011 played on 22 February played at Nagpur. England won this England vs. Netherlands match by 6 wickets.
This match was not very easy for England team. Netherlands scored 292 runs for 6 wickets in 50 over. England crossed the score with 8 balls left.

For England, Skipper Andrew Strauss scored 88 runs and Jonathan Trott scored 62.
Ryan ten Doeschate of Netherlands scored the only hundred in this match. He scored 119 runs in 110 balls. Ryan ten Doeschate of Netherlands is the first cricketer of an Associate Nation to get an IPL contract. He will play for KKR this time.

Match No. 6 of the ICC World Cup 2011 played on 23 February at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, and Hambantota. Pakistan won this Pakistan vs. Kenya match by a huge margin 0f 205 runs. Pakistan scored 317 runs for 7 in 50 over and in reply Kenya was all out in 112 runs in just 33.1 over.

Four Pakistani cricketers scored 50 and above 50 runs.
Thomas Odoyo of Kenya was the most effective bowler. He bagged 3 wickets for 41 runs.

For Pakistan Shahid Afridi picked up five wickets for 15 runs only.


Match No. 7 of the ICC World Cup 2011 played on 24 February between South Africa and West Indies at Delhi. South Africa won this match by seven wickets. West Indies scored 222 all out and in response of that score South Africa crossed the target with seven wickets in hand. Debutant Imran Tahir of South Africa took 4 wickets of West Indies for 41 runs. Darren and Dwayne of West Indies scored 70 and 40 respectively. For South Africa AB de Villiers scored unbeaten 107 runs.


Match No. 8 of the ICC World Cup 2011 played on 25 February at Nagpur between Australia and New Zealand. Australia won by seven wickets. New Zealand failed to put any challenge at all to Australian team.

New Zealand scored 206 runs for all wickets in 45.1 overs. MG Johnsons of Australian team took 4 wickets for 33 runs. For New Zealand team, N McCullum scored 52 runs.

Australian tean crossed the target of 206 runs in 34 overs at the cost of 3 wickets. Both the openers of Australian team played well. SR Watson scored 62 runs and BJ Haddin scored 55 runs.
Ricky Ponting again fails with his bat.


Match No. 9 of the ICC World Cup 2011 played on 25 February between Bangladesh and Ireland at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Bangladesh. Both the teams are of same quality so the match was interesting. Bangladesh won this match by 27 runs.

Bangladesh scored 204 runs in this match.
Shafiul Islam of Bangladesh took 4 wickets for 21 runs. Tamim Iqbal scored 44 runs in 43 balls.

Match No. 10 of the ICC World Cup 2011 played on 26 February at Colombo between Srilanka and Pakistan. Pakistan won this high profile match by 11 runs. Pakistan scored 277 runs for 7 wickets in 50 overs. Sri Lanka managed 266 in 9 wickets.

Pakistan caption Shahid Afridi excelled with the ball again. He took 4 wickets of Sri Lanka for 34 runs. Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan scored 83 not out.
Sangakkara and Silva of Sri Lanka scored 49 and 57 respectively.


Match No. 11 of the ICC World Cup 2011 played on 27 February at Bengaluru between India and England. This is the first match in this World Cup 2011 to end with a tie.

India batted first and scored 338 runs in 49.5 overs. Sachin Tendulkar scored 120 runs. This is his 47th century in ODIs and 98 international hundreds to his credit. Tim Bresnan of England took 5 Indian wickets for 48 runs..

England scored 338 for 8 in 50 overs. Andrew Strauss scored 158 runs off 145 balls is his career-best innings in ODIs.
Among the Indian bowlers, Zaheer Khan 3 for 64. Munaf Patel and Piyush Chawla both took 2 wickets each.

Match No. 12 of the ICC World Cup 2011 played on 28 February at Nagpur between Zimbabwe and Canada and Zimbabwe won by 175 runs.

Zimbabwe chose to bat first and scored 298 runs in 49.6 overs. For Zimbabwe T.Taibu scored 98 runs and CR Ervine scored 85 runs.
Canada scored 123 runs in 42.1 overs. RW Price of Zimbabwe took 3 wickets for 16 runs.

Match No. 13 of the ICC World Cup 2011 played on 28 February at Delhi. In this West Indies vs Netherlands match West Indies won by 215 runs.

West Indies scored 330 runs at the fall of 8 wickets in 49.6 overs while Netherlands scored only 115 runs in 31.3 overs.

For West Indies CH Gayle scored 80 runs and KA Pollard scored 60 runs
In Netherlands innings, TLW Cooper scored unbeaten 55 runs.
For West Indies, KAJ Roach took 6 wickets for 27 runs and SJ Benn took 3 wickets for 29 runs.

Match No. 14 of the ICC World Cup 2011 played on 1 March at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo between Sri Lanka and Kenya. Sri Lanka won this match by 9 wickets.

Kenya were all out for 142 runs in 43.4 overs. SL Malinga of Sri Lanka took 6 wickets of Kenya for 38 runs.
Sri Lankan batsman Upul Tharanga remains not out on 67 runs.

Match No. 15 of the ICC World Cup 2011 played at Bangalore on 2 March between England and Ireland. Ireland won this match by 3 wickets, the first major upset of this ICC World Cup 2011.

England scored 327 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Trott scored 92 runs and Ian Bell scored 81 runs. For Ireland Mooney took 4 England wickets for 63 runs.
Ireland crossed England score in 49.1 overs with 3 wickets in hand. Kevin O’Brien for Ireland scored 113 runs. For England Swann took 3 wickets for 47 runs.

Match No. 16 of the ICC World Cup 2011 played at Chandigarh on 3 March between South Africa and Netherlands. South Africa won by 231 runs. South Africa scored 351 runs for 5 wickets in 50 overs. Hashim Amla scored 113 and AB de Villiers scored 134 runs for South Africa.

Netherlands finished their innings in just 120 runs.
Dale Steyn took 3 wickets for 26 runs.

Match No. 17 of the ICC World Cup 2011 played at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo between Pakistan and Canada on 3 March. Pakistan won this match by 46 runs.

Pakistan batted first and scored 184 runs in 43 overs. Umar Akmal is the highest scorer with 48 runs. Canada scored 138 runs in 42.5 overs. Shahid Afridi again took 5 wickets. His bowling figure in this match is 5 wickets for 23 runs in 10 overs.


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