Afro Asia Cup 2007
Twenty 20 Asia XI vs Africa XI at Bangalore
Dilshan stars in Asia XI win
Jun 06, 2007Sri Lankan Tilakaratne Dilshan hit an unbeaten 47 to guide Asia XI to a six-wicket victory over Africa XI in the one-off Twenty20 cricket match here yesterday.
The Asian team were struggling at 34-3 before surpassing their opponents modest total of 109-8 with more than four overs to spare in the day-night game on a seamer-friendly pitch. Bangladeshi teenager Tamim Iqbal smashed a 22-ball 30 before middle-order batsman Dilshan steered his team home with a 49-run stand for the fifth wicket with skipper Shoaib Malik (14 not out).
Left-handed opener Iqbal, 18, hit one six and three fours, while Dilshan struck one six and six fours in his 36-ball knock. Kenyan seamer Nehemiah Odhiambo had jolted the Asian side with two wickets in his lively opening spell. Opener Loots Bosman top-scored with 52 for Africa XI, who had been put in to bat on a track with pace and bounce.
The South African struck three sixes and as many fours in his 55-ball knock. South African Gulam Bodi (12) was the other batsman to reach double-figures. Bangladeshi seamer Mashrafe Mortaza was the most impressive bowler with 2-17 off four overs. Indian paceman Shanthakumaran Sreesanth also grabbed two wickets.
Asia XI (110-4 in 15.5 overs) beat Africa XI (109-8 in 20 overs) by 6 wickets
Afro Asia Cup 2007
Womens Twenty20 Asia XI vs Africa XI at Bangalore
Asia XI Defeat Africa XI By 60 Runs In The Womens Twenty20 International At Bangalore
Jun 06, 2007Asia Women XI defeated Africa Women XI by 60 runs in the inaugural Twenty20 international of Afro-Asia Cup at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore (India) on Tuesday.
Electing to field first, Africa restricted their rivals to 105-9 in 20 overs. For Asia opener and wicket-keeper Sulakshana Naik top-scored with 31 while Chamari Polgampola added 18 towards the closing stages. The Asian middle order completely failed to contributed with three middle order players scoring ducks. Rumeli Dhar was the only player to enter double digits in the top half apart from Naik as she made 14.
Ashlyn Kilowan with three wickets shone for Africa while Thandolwenkosi Milo bagged two wickets.
In reply, the Asian eves blew away the visitors by shooting them down for just 45 in 14.5 overs as Jhulan Goswamy (8/ 3) and Rumeli Dhar (8/ 4) proved to be the chief destroyers. Africa skipper Alicia Smith was the lone player to enter double figures and made 23.
Asia Women XI (105 for 9 in 20 overs) beat Africa Women XI (45 for 10 in 14.5 overs) by 60 runs
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