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World Cup news – it’s now down to the ‘Super 8’

Posted by redracer on March 28, 2007

The teams in each group that have now reached the ‘Super-8’ round are the ones originally expected, with the definate exception of Ireland instead of Pakistan, and possibly Bangladesh instead of India. The final 8 are …

  • Group A – Australia
  • Group A – South Africa
  • Group B – Sri Lanka
  • Group B – Bangladesh
  • Group C – New Zealand
  •  Group C – England
  • Group D – West Indies
  • Group D – Ireland

The top teams in each each won all three of their games, and except for Ireland with a tie, the other teams all won 2 out of 3, and the ones that only won one game only beat their other cellar-dweller friends. I really don’t see why most of the these countries participated – I mean 4 of them did not even win ONE GAME😳

Australia finished off the first round with a big 83 run win over South Africa, with AB DeVilliers putting up a good fight of 92 before being run out from an amazing throw from the boundary by Shane Watson. Matthew Hayden also excelled with 101, and made his hundred in a World Cup record of just 66 balls🙂

Another interesting stat that I overlooked last week was another world record – in the game against the Netherlands, South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs hit the highest score possible of 36 runs in one over off poor Dan van Bunge – that’s 6 SIXES in a row !!!! South Africa’s total of 18 sixes for the match was also a record😆

The next round of matches are (one day apart) …

  • West Indies vs Australia
  • South Africa vs Sri Lanka
  • West Indies vs New Zealand
  • Ireland vs England
  • Australia vs Bangladesh
  • West Indies vs Sri Lanka
  • Bangladesh vs New Zealand
  • Ireland vs South Africa
  • England vs Sri Lanka
  • Bangladesh vs South Africa
  • Australia vs England
  • Ireland vs New Zealand
  • West Indies vs South Africa
  • England vs Bangladesh
  • Sri Lanka vs New Zealand
  • Australia vs Ireland
  • South Africa vs New Zealand
  • Bangladesh vs Ireland
  • Australia vs Sri Lanka
  • South Africa vs England
  • Ireland vs Sri Lanka
  • West Indies vs Bangladesh
  • Australia vs New Zealand
  • West Indies vs England

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