Australia convincingly won the match with man of the match Damien Martyn scoring 96 runs. On 16 February New Zealand defeated West Indies in a tie-breaking bowl-out 3—0; runs were scored apiece in the game proper.
The game was the last international match played by Chris Cairns — NZC handed out life-size cardboard masks of his face to patrons as they entered the ground. The first tournament was in in South Africa where India defeated Pakistan in the final.
In December it was decided to hold a qualifying tournament with a over format to better prepare the teams. It was the first time in Cricket history when a T20 World Cup tournament took place in an Asian country.
Twenty20 cricket is claimed to have resulted in a more athletic and explosive form of cricket. Indian fitness coach Ramji Srinivasan declared in an interview with the Indian fitness website Takath. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting , on the other hand, has criticized Twenty20 as being detrimental to Test cricket and for hampering batsmen's scoring skills and concentration. Former West Indies captains Clive Lloyd , Michael Holding and Garfield Sobers criticised Twenty20 for its role in discouraging players from representing their test cricket national side, with many West Indies players like Chris Gayle , Sunil Narine and Dwayne Bravo preferring instead to play in a Twenty20 franchise elsewhere in the world and make far more money.
Ricky Ponting , http: Twenty20 match format is a form of limited overs cricket in that it involves two teams, each with a single innings , the key feature being that each team bats for a maximum of 20 overs.
In terms of visual format, the batting team members do not arrive from and depart to traditional dressing rooms, but come and go from a bench typically a row of chairs visible in the playing arena, analogous to association football's technical area or a baseball dugout. The Laws of cricket apply to Twenty20, with some exceptions: Currently, if the match ends with the scores tied and there must be a winner, the tie is broken with a one over per side Eliminator  or Super Over: The team which bats second in the match bats first in the Super Over.
The side with the higher score from their Super Over wins. In the Australian domestic competition the Big Bash League the Super Over is played slightly differently, with no 2-wicket limit, and if the super over is also tied then a " countback " is used, with scores after the fifth ball for each team being used to determine the result.
If it is still tied, then the countback goes to 4 balls and so on. Tied Twenty20 matches were previously decided by a bowl-out.
Women's and men's Twenty20 Internationals have been played since and respectively. To date, 25 nations have played the format, including all test playing nations. This considers only matches between teams with Twenty20 International status, which is limited by the International Cricket Council to a small number of top teams.
The rankings cover a 2 to 3-year period, with matches since the most recent 1 August weighted fully, matches in the preceding 12 months weighted two-thirds, and matches in the 12 months preceding that weighted one-third.
To qualify for the rankings, teams must have played at least eight Twenty20 Internationals in the ranking period. The ICC do not maintain a separate Twenty20 ranking for the women's game, instead aggregating performance over all three forms of the game into one overall women's teams ranking. This is a list of the current Twenty20 domestic competitions in several of the leading cricket countries. List of Twenty20 International records. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
This article is about the professional version of the sport of cricket. For amateur twenty over cricket, see short form cricket. Michael Vaughan hopes that Alastair Cook's Test retirement doesn't persuade senior bowler to follow suit. The absence of Kohli has thrown up some room for experimentation with an eye on the World Cup. Given the extreme heat of Dubai and their meeting with Pakistan on Wednesday, India could rest a few big names.
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