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Group B, Match 4 SA vs SL: 78 run victory for South Africa

Sri Lanka were all out for 141 with 10.5 overs remaining while chasing South African score of 219/9 in their ICC Champions Trophy match at Ahmedabad. With this loss, Sri Lanka would need Pakistan to win their remaining games and would still only progress if their run-rate was superior to South Africa or New Zealand. Man of the match, Medium-pacer Shaun Pollock took two early wickets in a masterly 10-over spell. He conceded just 21 runs, dismissed Sanath Jayasuriya for three and Kumar Sangakkara for nought. He then ran out Jayawardene and caught tail-ender Muralitharan. Earlier, Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and elected to field first. At one stage, South Africa were 30-3. AB de Villiers (54) and Jacques Kallis (43) put on 80, but they were unable to score quickly. Chaminda Vaas was the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers with 2-16 from his 10 overs, while Lasith Malinga took 4-53. It was a do-or-die battle for the Proteas, who lost their opening match against New Zealand by a big margin. The Lankans, on the other hand, were looking to consolidate their position for a semi-final berth after one loss and one win in the group stage. South Africa (Playing XI): G Smith (Captain), B Dippenaar, H Gibbs, J Kallis, AB de Villiers, M Boucher (Wicket Keeper), J Kemp, S Pollock, R Peterson, M Ntini, A Nel
Sri Lanka (Playing XI) : U Tharanga, S Jayasuriya, M Jayawardene (Captain), K Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), M Atapattu, T Dilshan, F Maharoof, C Vaas, L Malinga, M Muralitharan, D Fernando
ICC Champions Trophy, Ahmedabad: South Africa 219-9 (50 overs) bt Sri Lanka 141 (39.1 overs) by 78 runs

Andrew Hall could lose his place

Andrew Hall could lose his place in the South African cricket team as the Proteas weigh their options before the crucial ICC Champions Trophy match against Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
A decision to play AB de Villiers as an additional batsman could result in the versatile Hall being dropped from the team that lost by 87 runs to New Zealand in Mumbai. Hall is one of South Africa's leading bowlers in one-day cricket and a specialist at bowling at the end of an innings. However, coach Mickey Arthur said on Sunday they were considering one change to the team. "The decision we have to take is whether we want to play an extra batsman of a bowler. "We had an extra bowler against New Zealand. Maybe there will be a change in strategy. If we decide on an extra batsman, AB de Villiers will regain his place. We should make a final decision by Monday afternoon after taking another look at the wicket." The Proteas will go through to the semi-finals if they beat Sri Lanka and win their last group match, against Pakistan in Mohali on Friday. South Africa team (from): Graeme Smith (Captain), Jacques Kallis, Loots Bosman, Mark Boucher (Wicket Keeper), AB de Villiers, Boeta Dippenaar, Herschelle Gibbs, Andrew Hall, Jusin Kemp, Charl Langeveldt, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Robi Peterson, Shaun Pollock
Sri Lanka team (from) : Mahela Jayawardene (capt.), Marvan Atapattu, Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chamara Kapugedara, Farveez Maharoof, Chaminda Vaas, Ruchira Perera, Dilhara Fernando, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan and Malinga Bandara.

Group B, Match 3 NZ vs SL: Sri Lanka keep semi hopes alive

Chasing 166 in the must-win match after losing their opener to Pakistan, Sri Lanka reached the target against New Zealand with 14 overs to spare in ICC Champions Trophy at Mumbai.
Kumar Sangakkara and Marvan Atapattu remained unbeaten on 19 and 10, respectively at the end of the innings. The first session of play saw yet another Muttiah Muralitharan show as he picked up four wickets for 22 runs from his 10 overs and was adjudged the Man of the Match. New Zealand were dismissed for 165 in 49.2 overs with the last wicket pair of Daniel Vettori and Jeetan Patel putting up 47 crucial runs to take their team past the 150-run mark. New Zealand team (Playing XI): N Astle, L Vincent, S Fleming (Captain), P Fulton, H Marshall, M Gillespie, B McCullum (Wicket Keeper), S Styris, J Franklin, D Vettori, J Oram, K Mills, J Patel, S Bond
Sri Lanka team (Playing XI): U Tharanga, S Jayasuriya, M Jayawardene (Captain), K Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), M Atapattu, T Dilshan, K Kapugedera, F Maharoof, D Fernando, L Malinga, M Muralitharan, P Perera, M Bandara, C Vaas
ICC Champions Trophy, Group B, Mumbai: Sri Lanka 166-3 beat New Zealand 165 by seven wickets

Bond still in doubt at ICC Champions Trophy

Pace bowler Shane Bond remains in doubt for New Zealand's next ICC Champions Trophy cricket match against Sri Lanka on Friday due to a continuing back problem.
Black Caps coach John Bracewell said Bond bowled seven overs in a light workout at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India, and still felt a bit stiff. He said they were in contact with a specialist in New Zealand and the Canterbury paceman would have another bowl overnight, unless the stiffness persisted.
Bond, 31, has a history of back problems and missed the Black Caps' opening match in the tournament against South Africa yesterday. The Black Caps won by 87 runs. Meanwhile, all rounder Scott Styris remained in doubt for Sri Lanka with a back strain and slight hamstring twinge. Lara's West Indies could only muster 80 runs against Sri Lanka at Brabourne Stadium on Saturday and yesterday Smith slammed the pitch after his team went down to New Zealand. New Zealand team (from) : Stephen Fleming (capt.), Nathan Astle, Shane Bond, James Franklin, Peter Fulton, Mark Gillespie, Brendon McCullum, Hamish Marshall, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Jeetan Patel, Scott Styris, Daniel Vettori, Lou Vincent
Sri Lanka team (from) : Mahela Jayawardene (capt.), Marvan Atapattu, Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chamara Kapugedara, Farveez Maharoof, Chaminda Vaas, Ruchira Perera, Dilhara Fernando, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan and Malinga Bandara.

Group B, Match 2 SL vs PAK: Pakistan wins after a slump

Pakistan won their opening match of the ICC Champions Trophy against Sri Lanka by 4 wickets with 11 balls remaining. Sri Lanka were all out for 253 in 49.2 overs in Jaipur after winning the toss and electing to bat first.
For Lanka, Sanath Jayasuriya top scored with 48 from 35 balls with five boundaries and two huge sixes. Upul Tharanga, who put on 63 runs with Jayasuriya and 45 runs with skipper Mahela Jayawardene, was caught behind by Kamran Akmal off a Abdul Razzaq delivery for 38 runs. Razzaq ended up with 4 wickets for 50 runs in 7.2 overs. For Pakistan Imran Farhat hit a 53 of 64 balls while Mohammad Yousuf was run out for 49. Shoaib Malik remained unbeaten on 46. Sri Lanka (Playing XI): U Tharanga, S Jayasuriya, M Jayawardene (Captain), K Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), M Atapattu, T Dilshan, F Maharoof, C Vaas, L Malinga, M Muralitharan, D Fernando
Pakistan (Playing XI): I Farhat, S Malik, Y Khan (Captain), M Yousuf, M Hafeez, A Razzaq, K Akmal (Wicket Keeper), S Afridi, N-ul-Hasan, I Anjum, U Gul
Champions Trophy Group B, Jaipur: Pakistan 255-6 (48.1 overs) bt Sri Lanka 253 (49.2 overs) by four wickets

Sri Lanka wary of crisis-hit Pakistan

Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has warned his team against taking a depleted Pakistan side lightly in Tuesday's Champions Trophy Group B tie.
Pakistan strike bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif were withdrawn from the tournament on Monday after the pair returned positive tests for the steroid nandrolone in pre-tournament tests conducted at home. Pakistan cricket is still reeling from a ball-tampering fiasco which caused the team to forfeit the recent fourth test against England at The Oval, controversy over the captaincy and the resignation of board chairman Shaharyar Khan. However, even without the injured Shoaib, Pakistan were still strong enough to defeat hosts Sri Lanka in the test and one-day series in March-April.
Jayawardene said his team would miss the challenge of facing Shoaib, one of the most colourful characters in cricket and rated the sport's fastest bowler along with Australia's Brett Lee. Sri Lanka eye their 11th consecutive one-day victory on Tuesday after skittling out defending champions West Indies for 80 in their nine-wicket victory in the final qualifier on Saturday. Sri Lanka team (from) : Mahela Jayawardene (capt.), Marvan Atapattu, Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chamara Kapugedara, Farveez Maharoof, Chaminda Vaas, Ruchira Perera, Dilhara Fernando, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan and Malinga Bandara.
Pakistan team (from) : Younis Khan (capt.), Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Hafeez, Mohammad Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Naved-ul-Hasan, Faisal Iqbal, Imran Farhat, Rao Iftikhar and Umar Gul.

Qualification Standings

Sri Lanka33__6Qualifier 1
West Indies32_14Qualifier 2

Match 6, WIN vs SRI: With the best bowling figures in ICC Champions Trophy history, Maharoof the man of the moment

Farveez Maharoof took 6-14 for Sri Lanka as they hammered West Indies by nine wickets in the final Champions Trophy qualifier. Windies', after winning the toss decided to bat first, and were all out for 80, their second lowest score in ODIs. Only Wavell Hinds (28) and Brian Lara (13) reached double figures.
Upul Tharanga fell first ball but Sanath Jayasuriya (45) and Mahela Jayawardene (34) saw Sri Lanka home with almost 37 overs to spare. Sri Lanka now joins New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa in Group B, while the Windies face the daunting prospect of lining up alongside hosts India, world champions Australia and England. Sri Lanka Team U Tharanga, S Jayasuriya, M Jayawardene (Captain), K Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), M Atapattu, T Dilshan, F Maharoof, C Vaas, D Fernando, L Malinga, M Muralitharan
West Indies Team C Gayle, S Chanderpaul, B Lara (Captain), R Sarwan, W Hinds, M Samuels, D Bravo, C Baugh (Wicket Keeper), D Smith, F Edwards, C Collymore
ICC Champions Trophy qualifying round, Mumbai: Sri Lanka 83-1 (13.2 overs) bt West Indies 80 (30.4 overs) by nine wickets

Sri Lanka, Windies look to top qualifying stage

Having already booked their place in the main stage of the ICC Champions Trophy, titleholders West Indies and Sri Lanka would be keen to keep their momentum going when they clash in the qualifying match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.
There's very little to choose between the cricketers from the Emerald Island and those from the Caribbean and the tie, the first international outing in the splendid setting at the Cricket Club of India in more than a decade, promises to be thrilling contest. The victors in the match would qualify for Group B that comprises of South Africa, Pakistan and New Zealand. The losers would be pooled together with World Cup champions Australia, hosts India and England in Group A.
West Indies captain Brian Lara said after his team's comprehensive ten-wicket win over Bangladesh at Jaipur on Wednesday that his team was keen to finish as the number one team by beating the Lankans. "We want to continue the momentum. No team likes to go to the next stage of the tournament with a loss, and three (wins) in a row would be nice." Sri Lanka would be equally interested in making it ten victories in a row in ODIs starting with a very creditable 5-0 whitewash of England in the latter's backyard. The Lankans are an improved lot, a far cry from the one that visited India a season ago with Marvan Atapattu at the helm and was swamped in both Tests and ODIs, and have shown that the Mahela Jayawardene-led outfit is no pushover.

Match 3, SRI vs ZIM: Sri Lanka through to the next round

Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 144 runs and made it to the group stage of Champions Trophy. Chasing 286 to win, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 141 runs in 42.3 overs. Zimbabwe is yet to win a match in the five editions.
Upul Tharanga who hit his second century in two matches, was adjudged Man of the Match. He scored 110 and was involved in a 168-run partnership with Kumar Sangakkara, who hit his 34th one-day fifty.
Sri Lanka Team M Jayawardene (Captain), M Atapattu, M Bandara, T Dilshan, D Fernando, S Jayasuriya, C Kapugedera, F Maharoof, S Malinga, M Muralitharan, P Perera, K Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), U Tharanga, C Vaas
Zimbabwe Team T Duffin, T Mufambisi, C Chibhabha, E Chigumbura, S Matsikenyeri, P Rinke, B Taylor (Wicket Keeper), G Strydom, H Masakadza, P Utseya (Captain), A Ireland,T Mupariwa, T Kamungozi, E Rainsford
Champions Trophy qualifier, Ahmedabad Sri Lanka 285-7 (50 overs) bt Zimbabwe 141 (42.3 overs) by 144 runs

Sri Lanka aim to raise tempo against Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody will raise Zimbabwe to the same league as Australia and India when they clash in Tuesday's Champions Trophy qualifier.
"Quite clearly we'll be approaching this game just like any other - whether it's Zimbabwe, England, Australia or India, it makes no difference," said Moody. The Sri Lankans, considered one of the favourites to win the 10-nation tournament, began their campaign with an emphatic 37-run win over Bangladesh in Mohali on Saturday. Lowly Zimbabwe were thrashed by nine wickets by Brian Lara's West Indies here on Sunday, the match ending towards the close of the first session even before the lights were switched on in the day-night game.
Sri Lanka will qualify for the main tournament with their second win on Tuesday and the West Indies will join them if they defeat Bangladesh in Jaipur on Wednesday. Moody, a two-time World Cup champion as a player with Australia in 1987 and 1999, said his team will not take victory for granted against cricket's whipping boys. "My emphasis to the players will be that we're going in to win this match, the opposition is irrelevant," he said.
"Whether Zimbabwe have world class players in their side or not is not relevant. What is more important is that we have a game to play with the intensity we have with any match." "If anyone thinks they can come into a match like this with a foot off the gas and not quite switched on they can be in for a rude shock." Moody rubbished suggestions Sri Lanka would prefer to bat on winning the toss to gain useful practice rather than field and bring about a quick end to the match - like the West Indies did with Zimbabwe. Sri Lanka Team : Jayawardene (capt.), Marvan Atapattu, Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakarra, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chamara Kapugedara, Farveez Maharoof, Chaminda Vaas, Ruchira Perera, Dilhara Fernando, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan, Malinga Bandara.
Zimbabwe Team : Prosper Utseya (capt.), Stuart Matsikenyeri, Hamilton Masakadza, Elton Chigumbura, Terrence Duffin, Chamunorwa Chibhabha, Brendan Taylor, Harry Rinke, Gregory Strydom,Tawanda Mupariwa, Edward Rainsford, Anthony Ireland, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Tafadzwa Mufambisi.

Match 1, SRI vs BAN: Upul Tharanga's century instrumental in Srilanka's victory over Bangladesh

In the first qualifying match for the Champions Cup in Mohali, Srilanka pulled off an easy victory against Bangladesh, thanks to a century by Upul Tharanga. In response to Sri Lanka's score of 302 runs at the loss of 8 wickets, Bangladesh could come up with only 265 runs in 50 overs and just one wicket in hand.
Tharanga anchored himself at the crease to hit 105 runs off 129 balls and was instrumental in the Srilankan victory. The rest of the top order batsmen all contributed to the score by forming lasting partnerships with Tharanga to help Srilanka get to a comfortable total of 302. Bangladesh fought back by taking 4 wickets in quick succession towards the end, but Srilanka still managaed to get their score past the 300 mark as Muralitharan and Tillakaratne amassed 28 runs in the last two overs.
Though Bangladesh suffered some early setbacks when their turn came to bat, they did put up a fight. The efforts worth mentioning include Saqibul Hasan's unbeaten 67 runs which included his first 50 in ODIs, Aftab Ahmed's 33 off 31 balls with 5 boundaries and a six.
But in the end, Srilanka turned out to be the better team, beating Bangladesh by 37 runs to win this first qualifying match for the ICC Champions Trophy.
The next match will be between Australia and Zimbabwe on Sunday in Ahmedabad.
Champions Trophy qualifying round, Mohali: Sri Lanka 302-8 (50 overs) bt Bangladesh 265-9 (50 overs) by 37 runs

Bangladesh face Sri Lanka in opener today

The first match of the Champions Trophy will be played at Mohali on Saturday between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
The 1996 World Cup champions and the joint winners of the 2002 Champions Trophy Sri Lanka begin as overwhelming favourites in this encounter which kicks off the qualifying stage. The Sri Lankans have been in pretty good form of late including a 5-0 whitewash of England in England. Bangladesh on the other hand were beaten by a young Zimbabwe team 3-2 in a five match series recently and will be keen to cause an upset although they have beaten Sri Lanka just once in 17 matches. Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody said his team would treat Bangladesh with the respect they deserve. But he said his players would tread cautiously against the improving minnows, who have beaten Australia, India and Sri Lanka in recent times. Visiting Sri Lanka whitewashed England 5-0 in a One-Day series in July. Moody said the qualifiers would help his team prepare for the Champions Trophy main rounds which start on October 15. Sri Lanka failed to clinch one of the automatic main-round berths as only the top six teams in the One-Day rankings on April 1 made the cut. Sri Lanka Team (from): Mahela Jayawardene (Captain), Marvan Atapattu, Malinga Bandara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dilhara Fernando, Sanath Jayasuriya, Chamara Kapugedera, Farveez Maharoof, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ruchira Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Upul Tharanga, Chaminda Vaas.
Bangladesh Team (from): Habibul Bashar (Captain), Aftab Ahmed, Mohammad Ashraful, Saqibul Hasan, Mehrab Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Khaled Mashud, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shahriar Nafees, Mohammad Rafique, Syed Rasel, Abdur Razzak, Farhad Reza, Rajin Saleh.

Sri Lanka Team

1 DPMD Jayawardene (Captain), 2 MS Atapattu, 3 CM Bandara, 4 TM Dilshan, 5 CRD Fernando, 6 ST Jayasuriya, 7 CK Kapugedera, 8 MF Maharoof, 9 SL Malinga, 10 M Muralitharan, 11 PDRL Perera, 12 KC Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), 13 WU Tharanga, 14 WPUJC Vaas

Sri Lanka Match Schedules

Current ODI Ranking: 6, Yet to Qualify
October 7, 2006 vs Bangladesh Mohali
October 10, 2006 vs Zimbabwe Motera
October 14, 2006 vs West Indies Mumbai

Sri Lanka Past ICC Champions Trophy Record

Matches Played: 11
Matches Won: 6
Matches Lost: 3
Performance in 2004: Group Stage
Performance in 2002: Joint Winners
Performance in 2000: Quarter-Finalists
Performance in 1998: Semi-Finalists

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.