World Twenty20 2012 live: Semi-finals beckon as cricket fever reaches new heights
T20 World Cup 2012 has reached the crowning moments of the tournament with the semi-finals encroaching to decided who takes the coveted prize home. World Twenty20 2012 has seen some fine moments before the semi-finals with teams striving to leave their name on the World T20 trophy. The T20 World Cup has been through two super overs, teams winning the game but not entering the semi-final stage and some close encounters.
The four teams which qualify for the semi-final stage of World Twenty20 are Australia and Pakistan from Group 2, Sri Lanka and West Indies from Group 1. Pakistan showed its finesse in the spin department by defeating Australia to place their bid for a berth in the semi-final stage of the T20 World Cup.
|Oct 4, 2012/13:30 GMT||Sri Lanka v Pakistan|
|Oct 5, 2012/13:30 GMT||Australia v West Indies|
The semi-final stage of the World Twenty20 features Australia despite its big loss to Pakistan. Australia have been undefeated in the World T20 2012 till their last super 8 encounter. The Kangaroos seem to be a strong contender to win through the semi-finals of the this T20 World Cup. From Group 1, hosts Sri Lanka take the semi-finals by storm after winning all their super 8 encounters.
The Lankan side is cast as the favourite to win the T20 World Cup 2012. West Indies also qualified for the semi-finals by virtue of their performance in the super over against New Zealand. West Indies remain to be the constant surprise in this World Twenty20 tournament with every member of the team performing to their potential.
The semi-finals of the T20 World cup begin tomorrow as Pakistan faces Sri Lanka and Australia take on West Indies on October 5. With the top four teams playing each other in the semi-finals, this edition of the World T20 is marked for some nerve-wrecking finishes and a classic display of cricketing skills.
World Twenty20 2012 live: Super 8 stage still wide open to decide semi-final entries
Super Over win for Sri Lanka, West Indies ride on Charles and Gayle power display
Pakistan VS South Africa, India VS Australia takes center stage in World Twenty20 today