May 16, 2010

Old Rivals Ready For The Final Battle

Only one of them will be smiling when the match on Sunday comes to an end.

The T20 World Cup 2010 is coming to an end tonight with the final as Australia vs England.These two teams have a long long history.Well,I am not going to go to the long long history between the teams but just the preview of the match.
Australia hasn't lost even a single match in this tournament which gives them the big momentum.On the other hand,England has lost just one match in this tournament that also in the league stages.Here are some of the stats between Australia and England:-

  •  England and Australia have met in three completed Twenty20 internationals to date, including the second one contested, at the Rose Bowl in 2005. England, memorably, won that contest by 100 runs after reducing their opponents to 31 for 7. But, as Ricky Ponting might have put it, Australia didn't take the format seriously back then...
  • Only two players on either side remain from that match - Michael Clarke and Michael Hussey for Australia; Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood for England.
  •  Since going out of the 2009 World Twenty20, Australia have won 10 of their 11 completed fixtures, with a Super Over defeat against New Zealand being their only setback. For England's part, their current run of four wins in a row is their hottest streak since the birth of the format
  •  Australia have fond memories of finals in Bridgetown - they beat Sri Lanka by 53 runs at the venue to lift the World Cup in 2007. But they fared less well in their only Twenty20 fixture in Barbados prior to this tournament. In 2008, they lost an 11-over-thrash against West Indies, despite posting an imposing 97 for 3

So,with all of that in mind,I think Australia will win today's final and I support them.Which team do you support?Tell by commenting.

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Anonymous said...

Nice post and i think aussies will win even though i dont like that team i think that will only happen

Arunish said...

hiiiiiiii englnd wll win today"s final................................................

Dan* said...

hey nice template really suits ur blog !

Iam will always b an Aussie fan !

Mythreya said...

well for a change the English won..
I was sick and tired of seeing Australia winning everything..
good to see some change..

and for england it has been a loong awaited victory..

Aneet said...