CRICKET Twenty-20 World Cup
Pakistan magnificently rose from the dead at Lords cricket ground to clinch theworld title. Pakistani cricket had faced many trials and tribulations of late and thiswin proved all the more special. Defying odds, they cakewalked to victory over SriLanka by eight wickets with eight balls to spare in the final. Shahid Afridi, echoinghis performance in the semi-final, with a decisive undefeated 54 from 40 balls, inaddition to a tidy return of one for 20 in fours overs with the ball, proved to bethe major difference between the two teams.Player of the tournament: Tilekratne Dilshan, Sri Lanka. Player of the Final: ShahidAfridi, Pakistan. Highest Run scorer of the tournament: Tilekratne Dilshan, SriLanka (317 runs). Highest Wicket taker of the tournament: Umer Gul, Pakistan (13wickets).
Twenty-20 Women World Cup
England women scripted history by winning a World Cup double after theircomprehensive six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the inaugural Twenty20World Cup final held in London. England, who had won the ODI World Cup inAustralia in March 2009, produced a clinical bowling and batting performanceagainst the Kiwis a
t the historic Lord’s.
West Indies-India One Day series
Yuvraj Singh set India up for a 20-run victory over West Indies in the first One-dayInternational at Kingston, Jamaica, with a boundary-laced 131 that propelled India