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Final
  • West Indies by Sri Lanka by 36 runs.
    R Premadasa Colombo, 7 October.
    West Indies 137-6 (20 overs, M Samuels 78, BAW Mendis 4-12)
    Sri Lanka 101 (18.4 overs, M Jayawardene 33, S Narine 3-9)
Semi-Finals
  • Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 16 runs.
    R Premadasa Colombo, 4 October.
    Sri Lanka 139-4 (20 overs, M Jayawardene 42, T Dishan 35)
    Pakistan 123-7 (20 overs, Mohammad Hafeez 42, H MRKB Herath 3-25
  • West Indies beat Australia by 74 runs.
    R Premadasa Colombo, 5 October.
    West Indies 205-4 (20 overs, C Gayle 75, K Pollard 38*, DJ Bravo 37)
    Australia 131 (16.4 overs, G Bailey 63, R Rampaul 3-16)
Super 8s Group 1
              P   W   T  NR   L   Pts     NRR
Sri Lanka     3   3   0   0   0     6    1.00   q
West Indies   3   2   0   0   1     4   -0.38   q
England       3   1   0   0   2     2   -0.40
New Zealand   3   0   0   0   3     0   -0.17
  • Sri Lanka beat New Zealand in a one over eliminator.
    Pallekele, 27 September.
    New Zealand 174-7 (20 overs, R Nicol 58, M Guptil 38)
    Sri Lanka 174-6 (20 overs, T Dilshan 76, D Jayawardene 44)
    Eliminator: Sri Lanka 13-1, New Zealand 7-1.
  • West Indies beat England by 15 runs.
    Pallekele, 27 September.
    West Indies 179-5 (20 overs, J Charles 84, C Gayle 58)
    England 164-4 (20 overs, E Morgan 71*, A Hales 68)
  • England beat New Zealand by 6 wickets.
    Pallekele, 29 September.
    New Zealand 148-6 (20 overs, J Franklin 50, S Finn 3-16)
    England 149-4 (18.5 overs, L Wright 76, E Morgan 30)
  • Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 9 wickets.
    Pallekele, 29 September.
    West Indies 129-5 (20 overs, M Samuels 50, DJ Bravo 40)
    Sri Lanka 130-1 (15.2 overs, D Jayawardene 65*, K Sangakkara 39*)
  • West Indies beat New Zealand in a one over eliminator.
    Pallekele, 1 October.
    West Indies 139 (19.3 overs, C Gayle 30, T Southee 3-21, D Bracewell 3-31)
    New Zealand 139-7 (20 overs, R Taylor 62*, S Narine 3-20)
    Eliminator: New Zealand 17-0, West Indies 18-0 (0.5).
  • Sri Lanka beat England by 19 runs.
    Pallekele, 1 October.
    Sri Lanka 169-6 (20 overs, D Jayawardene 42, S Broad 3-32)
    England 150-9 (20 overs, S Patel 67, G Swann 34, L Malinga 5-31)
Super 8s Group 2
              P   W   T  NR   L   Pts     NRR
Australia     3   2   0   0   1     4    0.46   q
Pakistan      3   2   0   0   1     4    0.27   q
India         3   2   0   0   1     4   -0.27
South Africa  3   0   0   0   3     0   -0.42
  • Pakistan beat South Africa by 2 wickets.
    R Premadasa Colombo, 28 September.
    South Africa 133-6 (20 overs, JP Duminy 48)
    Pakistan 136-8 (19.4 overs, Umar Akmal 43*, Umar Gul 32, D Steyn 3-22)
  • Australia beat India by 9 wickets.
    R Premadasa Colombo, 28 September.
    India 140-7 (20 overs, I Pathan 31, S Watson 3-34)
    Australia 141-1 (14.5 overs, S Watson 72, D Warner 63*)
  • Australia beat South Africa by 8 wickets.
    R Premadasa Colombo, 30 September.
    South Africa 146-5 (20 overs, R Petersen 32*, F Behardien 31, JP Duminy 30, X Doherty 3-20)
    Australia 147-2 (17.4 overs, S Watson 70, M Hussey 45*)
  • India beat Pakistan by 8 wickets.
    R Premadasa Colombo, 30 September.
    Pakistan 128 (19.4 overs, L Balaji 3-22)
    India 129-2 (17 overs, V Kohli 78*)
  • Pakistan beat Australia by 32 runs.
    R Premadasa Colombo, 2 October.
    Pakistan 149-6 (20 overs, Nasir Jamshed 55, Kamran Akmal 32, M Starc 3-20)
    Australia 117-7 (20 overs, M Hussey 54*, Saeed Ajmal 3-17)
  • India beat South Africa by 1 run.
    R Premadasa Colombo, 2 October.
    India 152-6 (20 overs, S Raina 45)
    South Africa 151 (19.5 overs, F du Plessis 65, Z Khan 3-22, L Balaji 3-37)
Group A
              P   W   T  NR   L   Pts     NRR
India         2   2   0   0   0     4    2.83   q
England       2   1   0   0   1     2    0.65   q
Afghanistan   2   0   0   0   2     0   -3.48
  • India beat Afghanistan by 23 runs.
    R Premadasa Colombo, 19 September.
    India 159-5 (20 overs, V Kohli 50, S Raina 38)
    Afghanistan 136 (19.3 overs, Mohammad Nabi 31, L Balaji 3-19, Yuvraj Singh 3-24)
  • England beat Afghanistan by 116 runs.
    R Premadasa Colombo, 21 September.
    England 196-5 (20 overs, L Wright 99*, A Hales 31)
    Afghanistan 80 (17.2 overs, Gulbodin Naib 44)
  • India beat England by 90 runs.
    R Premadasa Colombo, 23 September.
    India 170-4 (20 overs, R Sharma 55, G Gambhir 45, V Kohli 40)
    England 80 (14.4 overs, C Kieswetter 35, Harbhajan Singh 4-12)
Group B
              P   W   T  NR   L   Pts     NRR
Australia     2   2   0   0   0     4    2.18   q
West Indies   2   0   0   1   1     1   -1.86   q
Ireland       2   0   0   1   1     1   -2.09
  • Scorecard Australia beat Ireland by 7 wickets.
    R Premadasa Colombo, 19 September.
    Ireland 123-7 (20 overs, K O'Brien 35, S Watson 3-26)
    Australia 125-3 (15.1 overs, S Watson 51)
  • Australia beat West Indies by 17 runs (DL).
    R Premadasa Colombo, 22 September.
    West Indies 191-8 (20 overs, C Gayle 54, M Samuels 50, M Starc 3-35)
    Australia 100-1 (9.1 overs, S Watson 41*)
  • Scorecard Ireland v West Indies - no result.
    R Premadasa Colombo, 24 September.
    Ireland 129-6 (19 overs)
Group C
              P   W   T  NR   L   Pts     NRR
South Africa  2   2   0   0   0     4    3.60   q
Sri Lanka     2   1   0   0   1     2    1.85   q
Zimbabwe      2   0   0   0   2     0   -3.62
  • Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 82 runs.
    Hambantota, 18 September.
    Sri Lanka 182-4 (20 overs, K Sangakkara 44, BMAJ Mendis 43, T Dilshan 39)
    Zimbabwe 100 (17.3 overs, BAW Mendis 6-8, BMAJ Mendis 3-24)
  • South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets.
    Hambantota, 20 September.
    Zimbabwe 93-8 (20 overs, C Ervine 37, J Kallis 4-15)
    South Africa 94-0 (12.4 overs, R Levi 50*, H Amla 32*)
  • South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 32 runs.
    Hambantota, 22 September.
    South Africa 78-4 (7 overs, AB de Villiers 30)
    Sri Lanka 46-5 (7 overs)
Group D
              P   W   T  NR   L   Pts     NRR
Pakistan      2   2   0   0   0     4    0.71   q
New Zealand   2   1   0   0   1     2    1.15   q
Bangladesh    2   0   0   0   2     0   -1.87
  • New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 59 runs.
    Pallekele, 21 September.
    New Zealand 191-3 (20 overs, B McCullum 123, J Franklin 35)
    Bangladesh 132-8 (20 overs, Nasir Hossain 50, T Southee 3-16, K Mills 3-33)
  • Pakistan beat New Zealand by 13 runs.
    Pallekele, 23 September.
    Pakistan 177-6 (20 overs, Nasir Jamshed 56, Mohammad Hafeez 43)
    New Zealand 164-9 (20 overs, R Nicol 33, B McCullum 32, Saeed Ajmal 4-30)
  • Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets.
    Pallekele, 25 September.
    Bangladesh 175-6 (20 overs, Shakib Al Hasan 84, Yasir Arafat 3-25)
    Pakistan 178-2 (18.4 overs, Imran Nazir 72, Mohammad Hafeez 45)
Warm-up Matches
Scorecard Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 54 runs, 13 September.
Scorecard Ireland beat Bangladesh by 5 runs, 17 September.
Reports & Articles
Ireland's competition ended by damp squib
A cricketing summer ruined by rain ended with the dampest squib of them all in Colombo.
Ireland leave with heads held high
Ireland will leave Sri Lanka with heads held high after seeing their hopes of beating the West Indies and reaching the Super Eights stage of the World T20 ended by rain in Colombo.
Sri Lankan rain ends Irish chances
The folly of organising a cricket tournament as monsoon season approaches was shown up in Colombo asIreland splashed out of the ICC World Twenty20.
Ireland's hopes dashed in Sri Lanka
For the second successive World Twenty20, Ireland's tournament ended in the rain and they head home tonight wondering what might have been.
Porterfield upbeat ahead of West Indies eliminator
THE day after being given a lifeline in the World Twenty20 should have seen an upbeat Ireland squad at their final training session ahead of this afternoon's decisive group game against West Indies (3pm BST).
Do or die for Ireland
In his Mail on Sunday column, Kevin O'Brien looks back at the past week and ahead to the vital game against West Indies.
Ireland face West Indies in winner takes all clash
Ireland's cricketers face a winner takes all clash with West Indies this afternoon in their final group game of the ICC World Twenty20.
Ireland washed out in Sri Lanka
Ireland's campaign ended in frustration in the Colombo rain as a ìno resultî meant that it was the West Indies that progressed to the Super Eights.
Ireland camp ravaged by illness
Ireland's cricketers have been ravaged with illness ahead of their crucial Twenty20 World Cup clash against West Indies this afternoon in Colombo.
Bug floors Irish team
Ireland's hopes of progressing to the Super Eights of the ICC World Twenty20 were hit this weekend by a mystery bug.
Twenty20 World Cup comes alive
The World Twenty20 came alive yesterday and so did Ireland's hopes of reaching the Super Eight.
Ireland hoping for serendipity
THE old Arab traders called this island Serendib, which is the origin of the word serendipity, or making happy accidents by chance.
Joyce confident Ireland can reach Super Eights
Ed Joyce is convinced that Ireland can make the Super Eight phase of the ICC World Twenty20.
Watson praises Ireland
His words were little consolation to an Ireland squad who admitted they let themselves down on the big stage as opening night nerves struck again.
Australians target Ireland
The Australian players used mental disintegration tactics against Ireland.
Watson stars as Aussies crush Ireland
Ireland's hopes of qualifying for the Super Eights stage are hanging by a thread after they were convincingly beaten by Australia in their Group B opener at Colombo.
Ireland fluff opening lines
Ireland captain William Porterfield admitted his side fluffed their opening lines badly in their Group B clash against Australia as a poor batting display saw Australia complete an altogether too easy seven-wicket victory
Ireland suffer stage fright in losing to Australia
Ireland's four warm-up matches to the World Twenty20 were, apparently, just that. They are still notoriously slow starters to tournaments and, yet again, they have lost their opening match.
Ireland team visit Sri Lankan Orphanage
The Ireland cricket team took some time off from their practice and training schedule to visit the Arklow Orphanage Boys Home 35 miles south of Colombo.
Porterfield disappointment at Irish performance
ìWe let ourselves down,î admitted William Porterfield after Ireland stumbled to a deeply disappointing defeat in Colombo last night.
Bring on the Aussies
Bring on the Aussies. That was the cry from the Ireland squad in Colombo last night as they made final preparations for their return to the world stage.
Ireland confident going into Australia clash
Ireland head into the ICC World Twenty20 with a skip in their step after a second stunning victory in the official warm-ups.
Ireland face Aussies on a high after victory
After losing a home series to Bangladesh 3-0 back in July, Ireland's bowlers fought hard yesterday to secure a five-run win over the Tigers in the final warm-up game ahead of the World Twenty20 finals.
Four in a row for Ireland
Ireland will go into the World Twenty20 group stage tomorrow on the back of four consecutive warm-up wins after a thrilling comeback victory against Bangladesh in Colombo.
Kevin O'Brien happy as Ireland back on world stage
There's nothing to beat the build-up to a big tournament and with three wins out of three this one is better than most. We're usually quite slow starters but for this World Twenty20 we have hit the ground running.
Dockrell delight at ICC award
It is the culmination of a superb year for Dockrell who also found time to captain the Ireland Under 19 team at the World Cup and is now preparing for his fourth global tournament at the age of just 20.
T20 World Cup up for grabs
It is, by common consent, the most open global event in ICC history with at least half of the 12 teams capable of winning the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka
Stirling sparkles as Ireland beat Bangladesh
Ireland produced a stunning fightback to defeat Bangladesh by five runs in their final ICC World Twenty20 warm-up game at Moors Cricket Club in Colombo.
Ireland back on world summit
THE ICC World Twenty20 kicks off in Sri Lanka on Tuesday with Ireland's cricketers again creeping back into the public gaze.
Wilson confident of positive Irish showing
Gary Wilson is one of the few batsmen who has yet to make a meaningful contribution in Ireland's three warm-up games in Sri Lanka, but he intends to put that right on Monday when Ireland meet Bangladesh.
George Dockrell wins ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year
The 20 year enjoyed a fantastic run of form in the voting period for the award, capturing 52 wickets at 15.83 for Ireland in all cricket, including 22 in three InterContinental Cup matches and 14 in T20 Internationals - more than any other bowler, including Full Members
Ireland too strong for Zimbabwe
It has already been suggested that if Ireland beat both Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, the two Full Members closest to them in the rankings, then a result against either Australia or West Indies in the World Twenty20 proper will be a bonus.
O'Brien stars as Ireland crush Zimbabwe
Niall O'Brien top scored with 62 as Ireland's cricketers completed a comprehensive 54 runs win against Zimbabwe in their first offical ICC World Twenty20 warm -up game in Colombo today.
McDermott relishing Irish role
IF Boyd Rankin is going to break into the England team he is going to have to start bowling a fuller length. That's the advice to the soon-to-be ex-Ireland international from Craig McDermott.
Dockrell confident Sri Lankan pitches will favour spin
Ireland spinner George Dockrell is banking on surfaces to favour his bowling during the ICC World T20.
O'Brien hopeful Ireland can continue good work
The Irish qualified for the second phase of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2007 and the ICC World T20 2009 and also claimed the memorable scalp of England in the last ICC Cricket World Cup when O'Brien struck the fastest century in tournament history.
Joyce and Cusack star in win against Sri Lanka A
Ed Joyce and Alex Cusack turned in fine displays to ensure Ireland's second win in two days as they comfortably defeated Sri Lanka A in Colombo.
Ireland defeat SSC in warm-up game
Alex Cusack hits 73 as Ireland beat Singalese Sports Club by five wickets.
Squads

Ages are as on the opening day of the tournament.

Afghanistan flag Afghanistan
  • Nawroz Mangal (28)
  • Asghar Stanikzai (24)
  • Dawlat Zadran (24)
  • Gulbodin Naib (21)
  • Hamid Hassan (25)
  • Izatullah Dawlatzai (21)
  • Javed Ahmadi (20)
  • Karim Sadiq (28)
  • Mohammad Nabi (27)
  • Mohammad Shahzad (24)
  • Najibullah Zadran (19)
  • Mohammad Nasim Baras (19)
  • Samiullah Shenwari (25)
  • Shafiqullah (23)
  • Shapoor Zadran (25)
Australia flag Australia
  • George Bailey (29)
  • Shane Watson (31)
  • Daniel Christian (29)
  • Pat Cummins (19)
  • Xavier Doherty (29)
  • Ben Hilfenhaus (29)
  • Brad Hogg (41)
  • David Hussey (35)
  • Michael Hussey (37)
  • Clint McKay (29)
  • Glenn Maxwell (23)
  • Mitchell Starc (22)
  • Matthew Wade (24)
  • David Warner (25)
  • Cameron White (29)
Bangladesh flag Bangladesh
  • Mushfiqur Rahim (23)
  • Mahmudullah (26)
  • Abdur Razzak (30)
  • Abul Hasan (20)
  • Elias Sunny (26)
  • Farhad Reza (26)
  • Jahurul Islam (25)
  • Junaid Siddique (24)
  • Mashrafe Mortaza (28)
  • Mohammad Ashraful (28)
  • Nasir Hossain (20)
  • Shafiul Islam (22)
  • Shakib Al Hasan (25)
  • Tamim Iqbal (23)
  • Ziaur Rahman (25)
England flag England
  • Stuart Broad (26)
  • Jonny Bairstow (22)
  • Ravi Bopara (27)
  • Tim Bresnan (27)
  • Danny Briggs (21)
  • Jos Buttler (21)
  • Jade Dernbach (26)
  • Steven Finn (23)
  • Alex Hales (23)
  • Craig Kieswetter (24)
  • Michael Lumb (32)
  • Eoin Morgan (25)
  • Samit Patel (27)
  • Graeme Swann (33)
  • Luke Wright (27)
India flag India
  • MS Dhoni (31)
  • Gautam Gambhir (30)
  • Ravichandran Ashwin (25)
  • Lakshmipathy Balaji (30)
  • Piyush Chawla (23)
  • Ashok Dinda (28)
  • Harbhajan Singh (32)
  • Zaheer Khan (33)
  • Virat Kohli (23)
  • Irfan Pathan (27)
  • Suresh Raina (25)
  • Virender Sehwag (33)
  • Rohit Sharma (25)
  • Manoj Tiwary (26)
  • Yuvraj Singh (30)
Ireland flag Ireland
  • William Porterfield (27)
  • Alex Cusack (31)
  • George Dockrell (20)
  • Trent Johnston (38)
  • Nigel Jones (30)
  • Ed Joyce (33)
  • Tim Murtagh (31)
  • Kevin O'Brien (28)
  • Niall O'Brien (30)
  • Boyd Rankin (28)
  • Max Sorensen (26)
  • Paul Stirling (21)
  • Stuart Thompson (21)
  • Andrew White (32)
  • Gary Wilson (26)
New Zealand flag New Zealand
  • Ross Taylor (28)
  • Doug Bracewell (21)
  • James Franklin (31)
  • Martin Guptill (25)
  • Ronnie Hira (25)
  • Brendon McCullum (30)
  • Nathan McCullum (31)
  • Kyle Mills (33)
  • Adam Milne (20)
  • Rob Nicol (29)
  • Jacob Oram (34)
  • Tim Southee (23)
  • Daniel Vettori (33)
  • BJ Watling (27)
  • Kane Williamson (22)
Pakistan flag Pakistan
  • Mohammad Hafeez (31)
  • Abdul Razzaq (32)
  • Asad Shafiq (26)
  • Imran Nazir (30)
  • Kamran Akmal (30)
  • Mohammad Sami (31)
  • Nasir Jamshed (22)
  • Raza Hasan (20)
  • Saeed Ajmal (34)
  • Shahid Afridi (32)
  • Shoaib Malik (30)
  • Sohail Tanvir (27)
  • Umar Akmal (22)
  • Umar Gul (28)
  • Yasir Arafat (30)
South Africa flag South Africa
  • AB de Villiers (28)
  • Hashim Amla (29)
  • Farhaan Behardien (28)
  • Johan Botha (30)
  • Jean-Paul Duminy (28)
  • Faf du Plessis (28)
  • Jacques Kallis (36)
  • Richard Levi (24)
  • Albie Morkel (31)
  • Morne Morkel (27)
  • Justin Ontong (32)
  • Wayne Parnell (23)
  • Robin Peterson (33)
  • Dale Steyn (29)
  • Lonwabo Tsotsobe (28)
Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
  • Mahela Jayawardene (35)
  • Angelo Mathews (25)
  • Dinesh Chandimal (22)
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan (35)
  • Shaminda Eranga (26)
  • Rangana Herath (34)
  • Nuwan Kulasekara (30)
  • Lasith Malinga (29)
  • Ajantha Mendis (27)
  • Jeevan Mendis (29)
  • Dilshan Munaweera (23)
  • Akila Dananjaya (18)
  • Thisara Perera (23)
  • Kumar Sangakkara (34)
  • Lahiru Thirimanne (22)
West Indies flag West Indies
  • Darren Sammy (28)
  • Dwayne Bravo (28)
  • Samuel Badree (31)
  • Darren Bravo (23)
  • Johnson Charles (23)
  • Fidel Edwards (30)
  • Chris Gayle (32)
  • Sunil Narine (24)
  • Kieron Pollard (25)
  • Denesh Ramdin (27)
  • Ravi Rampaul (27)
  • Andre Russell (24)
  • Marlon Samuels (31)
  • Lendl Simmons (27)
  • Dwayne Smith (29)
Zimbabwe flag Zimbabwe
  • Brendan Taylor (26)
  • Elton Chigumbura (26)
  • Graeme Cremer (25)
  • Craig Ervine (27)
  • Kyle Jarvis (23)
  • Hamilton Masakadza (29)
  • Stuart Matsikenyeri (29)
  • Chris Mpofu (26)
  • Forster Mutizwa (27)
  • Richard Muzhange (21)
  • Ray Price (36)
  • Vusi Sibanda (28)
  • Prosper Utseya (27)
  • Brian Vitori (22)
  • Malcolm Waller (27)
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