Review


From bad to worse
From bad to worse

Martin Williamson looks at how Bermuda fared in 2007

Woeful Windies and Pietersen's run-fest
Woeful Windies and Pietersen's run-fest

A stats analysis of West Indies' dismal tour of England

Australia three times better than the rest
Australia three times better than the rest

Australia scored 66.30 runs per wicket with the bat and conceded 18.81 per dismissal with the ball. No other team got close to those numbers

How Gilchrist destroyed Sri Lanka
How Gilchrist destroyed Sri Lanka

Adam Gilchrist's 149 was the highest in a World Cup final, while his 172-first wicket stand with Hayden is the second-highest in World Cup finals

Magnificent McGrath turns it on again
Magnificent McGrath turns it on again

This could have been Glenn McGrath's last international match but typically, on a big stage and in a crunch game, he delivered more spectacular results

How Jayawardene dismantled New Zealand
How Jayawardene dismantled New Zealand

An analysis of Mahela Jayawardene's perfectly paced hundred, and Muralitharan nabs 50 World Cup wickets

Hayden and McGrath the pick of the pack
Hayden and McGrath the pick of the pack

Australia did not win all their Super Eights matches without reason. Their batsmen are scoring runs and all their frontline bowlers have been successful

Pietersen breaks a jinx
Pietersen breaks a jinx

Kevin Pietersen scored his fifth ODI century, but the first in a winning cause for England

New Zealand suffer under Hayden onslaught
New Zealand suffer under Hayden onslaught

After his blistering 103, Matthew Hayden is only 93 short of Sachin Tendulkar's record tally of 673 in a World Cup

Sarwan acts as the pacemaker
Sarwan acts as the pacemaker

West Indies notched up their first win of the Super Eights by beating Bangladesh by 99 runs at Grenada

Sri Lanka continue their minnow-battering trend
Sri Lanka continue their minnow-battering trend

Ireland finished with their sixth-lowest total in World Cups, while only twice have World Cup games been won with more than 240 balls to spare

England's old failings resurface
England's old failings resurface

England were again let down by their spineless batting at the top, and their tendency to collapse in the middle overs

Bracken has a blast against Sri Lanka ... again
Bracken has a blast against Sri Lanka ... again

Nathan Bracken has now taken 21 wickets against Sri Lanka at an average of 13.47, and his performance was a huge contrast to that of Shaun Tait

Triumph of common sense over flamboyance
Triumph of common sense over flamboyance

Ireland only struck five fours in their first 38 overs, compared with Bangladesh's 14, but their safety-first approach paid rich dividends

New Zealand ride on the toss
New Zealand ride on the toss

The match was virtually decided when Shane Bond and James Franklin allowed only 52 runs to be scored in the first 20 overs

Fleming's bane
Fleming's bane

Sri Lanka have virtually booked their spot in the semi-finals with a clinical six-wicket victory against New Zealand at Grenada

Short and fast does the trick
Short and fast does the trick

The pitch at Bridgetown offered plenty of pace and bounce, and England's bowlers, especially Sajid Mahmood, exploited it to the hilt

de Villiers prospers as Windies sink to new depths
de Villiers prospers as Windies sink to new depths

de Villiers scored his maiden hundred in ODIs after having scored three ducks in this World Cup, while West Indies conceded more than 350 for the first time

How West Indies can make it to the semis
How West Indies can make it to the semis

If West Indies win their last two games and if other results go their way, they might still sneak into the last four

How Tait and Hogg turned it around
How Tait and Hogg turned it around

England were cruising till the 28th over, but managed only 35 in 12 overs up to the 40th. That passage of play completely changed the momentum of the match