2007 Cricket World Cup Super Eight stage

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The Super Eight stage of the 2007 Cricket World Cup was scheduled between 27 March 2007 and 21 April 2007, and determined the four qualifiers for the semi-finals of the tournament. Matches were held in Antigua, Bridgetown in Barbados, Georgetown in Guyana, and Grenada.

Each team carried forward the result from the other team qualifying from its group in the group stage of the tournament, so the Super Eight was essentially an eight-team round robin competition. Two points were awarded for a win and one for a tie or a no result. If teams were tied on points, the team with the most wins was ranked ahead, and if this is also equal net run rate determined the ranking order.

Table[edit]

The four top teams, depicted with green backgrounds in the table below, qualified for the semi-finals.

Team Pts Pld W T L NR RF OF RA OB NRR
 Australia 14 7 7 0 0 0 1725 266.1 1314 322 +2.4
 Sri Lanka 10 7 5 0 2 0 1586 301.1 1275 337 +1.483
 New Zealand 10 7 5 0 2 0 1378 308 1457 345.1 +0.253
 South Africa 8 7 4 0 3 0 1561 299.1 1635 333.2 +0.313
 England 6 7 3 0 4 0 1557 344.4 1511 307.4 -0.394
 West Indies 4 7 2 0 5 0 1595 338.1 1781 337.1 -0.566
 Bangladesh 2 7 1 0 6 0 1084 318 1398 284 -1.514
 Ireland 2 7 1 0 6 0 1111 333 1226 242 -1.73

Abbreviations:

  • Pts = Points
  • W = Won
  • T = Tied
  • L = Lost
  • RF = Runs for
  • OF = Overs faced
  • RA = Runs against
  • OB = Overs bowled

Teams[edit]

Eight teams qualified from the group stage. India and Pakistan, ranked fifth and fourth in the ICC ODI Championship before the tournament began, were eliminated by Bangladesh and Ireland respectively. The other six seeded teams proceeded, with Australia beating the number one rank in the One Day International championship South Africa. New Zealand, Sri Lanka and West Indies also carried one win forward from the group stage.

ICC ODI Championship rankings[edit]

These were the rankings as of 12 March, before the group stage began.

Ranking Team Points
1  South Africa 128
2  Australia 125
3  New Zealand 113
6  Sri Lanka 108
7  England 106
8  West Indies 101
9  Bangladesh 42
14  Ireland 0% / 44%

Note:Ireland did not have an official ODI ranking; they were ranked in this tournament based on their win percentage against associate members and then wins against full members.[1]

Previous World Cup record[edit]

All matches from 1975 to 2003 are included.[2]

To find the record of a particular team, find its row in the table, and then look along the row to find its record against all opponents. (Thus, for example, Australia have won three and lost two against England.)

vs. AUS BAN ENG IRL NZL RSA SRI WIN All
W L T NR W L T NR W L T NR W L T NR W L T NR W L T NR W L T NR W L T NR W L T NR
Australia XXX 1 0 3 2 4 2 1 1 1 4 1 3 5 40 17 1
Bangladesh 0 1 XXX 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 2 8 1
England 2 3 XXX 3 3 2 2 6 1 3 1 31 18
Ireland XXX 0 0
New Zealand 2 4 2 0 3 3 XXX 2 2 3 2 2 3 28 23 1
South Africa 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 2 2 XXX 1 1 1 1 2 19 9 2
Sri Lanka 1 4 2 0 1 6 2 3 1 1 XXX 1 4 17 27 1
West Indies 5 3 1 0 1 3 3 2 2 1 4 1 XXX 31 16 1

ODI record since the 2003 World Cup[edit]

The table includes matches from 1 April 2003 to 1 March 2007, but does not include matches played during the 2007 World Cup.[3]

To find the record of a particular team, find its row in the table, and then look along the row to find its record against all opponents. (Thus, for example, Australia have won 17 and lost five against New Zealand.)

vs. AUS BAN ENG IRL NZL RSA SRI WIN All
W L T NR W L T NR W L T NR W L T NR W L T NR W L T NR W L T NR W L T NR W L T NR
Australia XXX 8 1 7 6 1 1 17 5 5 4 8 4 9 5 1 80 28 1 5
Bangladesh 1 8 XXX 0 6 0 3 0 3 1 7 0 5 30 52
England 6 7 1 1 6 0 XXX 1 0 2 4 4 5 1 1 1 6 4 5 1 39 41 2 5
Ireland 0 1 XXX 2 5 1
New Zealand 5 17 3 0 4 2 XXX 6 5 1 7 5 1 6 1 2 44 39 5
South Africa 4 5 3 0 5 4 1 1 5 6 1 XXX 3 7 8 3 1 51 31 1 5
Sri Lanka 4 8 7 1 6 1 5 7 1 7 3 XXX 4 2 55 39 4
West Indies 5 9 1 5 0 5 4 1 7 1 6 2 3 8 1 2 4 XXX 40 48 6

Matches in Antigua and Guyana (27 March to 9 April)[edit]

27 March: Australia v West Indies[edit]

Tuesday 27 March to Wednesday 28 March
(scorecard)
v

Australia were put in to bat by Brian Lara as the ball moved about and deviated off the seam in the early overs.[5] Daren Powell got the wicket of Adam Gilchrist with an inside edge, while Matthew Hayden could not score off his first 17 deliveries – then made 158 runs from the next 126 to make the highest innings for Australia in a World Cup match.[6] However, Ricky Ponting and Hayden scored at above six an over in their partnership, before Ponting was eventually run out. Hayden added 98 for the third wicket with Michael Clarke before Dwayne Bravo broke through, and Andrew Symonds and Michael Hussey could not provide more than 15 runs to the team cause. Hussey got out the total at 234 for five in the 41st over, but Hayden eventually led Australia to break loose in the last 10 overs, taking 99 from them despite a 20-minute break for rain. Shane Watson's 33 from 26 balls also helped push Australia to 322 for 6 after the full 50 overs. This was the sixth successive score above 300 for Australia, a new One-day International record.[6]

Drizzle and wet ground conditions delayed the start of West Indies' reply and the game was eventually abandoned to resume the following day. They lost three wickets in the first 20 overs, and though Brian Lara and Denesh Ramdin contributed fifties, they required 105 to win off 28 balls when Daren Powell was bowled by Shaun Tait. Earlier, Glenn McGrath had removed Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Bravo for single-figure scores, thus moving within one wicket of Wasim Akram's World Cup record.

This was the first international match at the new Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. The stadium was barely half-filled for the game,[7] causing criticism from notables such as West Indies' captain Brian Lara and commentator Mark Nicholas.

28 March: Sri Lanka v South Africa[edit]

Wednesday
28 March
(scorecard)
v
 South Africa won by one wicket[8]
Providence Stadium, Georgetown, Guyana
Umpires: S. A. Bucknor (WI) and D. J. Harper (Aus)
Player of the match: C. K. Langeveldt (SA) and S. L. Malinga (SL)

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat, and lost their first five wickets for 98, with Charl Langeveldt taking two in his first spell. Tillakaratne Dilshan and Russel Arnold built a sixth-wicket stand of 97 in nearly 20 overs, but Dilshan was caught off Makhaya Ntini's bowling, and then Charl Langeveldt took three wickets in five balls as Sri Lanka were bowled out in the final over for 209. In reply, Chaminda Vaas had AB de Villiers bowled in the first over, but Jacques Kallis added 95 with Graeme Smith and 65 with Herschelle Gibbs, leading South Africa to within four runs of victory with his 86. Then Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga struck. He became the first bowler to take four wickets with four consecutive deliveries in international cricket, though South Africa managed a run off Vaas in the intermediate over. South Africa now needed three runs to win with one wicket in hand, and eleven deliveries went by before Robin Peterson got an outside edge to a Malinga ball, which went out of reach of slip and went fine for four.[9]

29 March: West Indies v New Zealand[edit]

Thursday
29 March
(scorecard)
v

30 March: England v Ireland[edit]

Friday
30 March
(scorecard)
v

England won the toss and batted first, but lost both openers to Boyd Rankin in six overs, before Ian Bell spent 74 balls making his 31. When Bell got out, the run rate was slightly above 4; in the final 28 overs it was in excess of 6, with Paul Collingwood making 90, Kevin Pietersen 48 and Andrew Flintoff 43. Kyle McCallan was the most economical bowler for Ireland, and also took the wicket of Pietersen.

Chasing 267 in reply, Niall O'Brien's third One-day International fifty and his second of the World Cup helped Ireland to a total of 139 for six in the 37th over, but despite faster than a run a ball scores from Trent Johnston and Andrew White Ireland fell 48 runs short as Andrew Flintoff took the final two wickets, though they exceeded their previous World Cup record total by seven runs.

31 March: Bangladesh v Australia[edit]

Saturday
31 March
(scorecard)
v

The match was shortened to 22 overs a side due to a wet outfield. Glenn McGrath took his wicket tally to 56 after this match.

1 April: Sri Lanka v West Indies[edit]

Sunday
1 April
(scorecard)
v
 Sri Lanka won by 113 runs[13]
Providence Stadium, Georgetown, Guyana, Guyana
Umpires: M. R. Benson (Eng) and D. J. Harper (Aus)
Player of the match: S. T. Jayasuriya (SL)

The start of the match was delayed due to bad weather, but a full 50-over match was played, which resulted in West Indies' third defeat in four days. Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawardene added 183 for the third wicket, before Tillakaratne Dilshan came in and took 39 off 22 deliveries as the final eleven overs yielded 84 runs. In reply, West Indies needed 170 off 94 when Ramnaresh Sarwan was stumped off Sanath Jayasuriya; they only got 56 of those, and were bowled out for 190, with four batsmen out in single figures.

2 April: Bangladesh v New Zealand[edit]

Monday
2 April
(scorecard)
v

3 April: Ireland v South Africa[edit]

Tuesday
3 April
(scorecard)
v

Match shortened due to rain; Duckworth-Lewis revised target to win: 160 runs in 35 overs for South Africa.

4 April: Sri Lanka v England[edit]

Wednesday
4 April
(scorecard)
v

Sri Lanka batted first and made 235, bowled out off the last ball with a run out. England lost their openers for 0 and 10, but Ian Bell and Kevin Pietersen made a stand of 90 for the third wicket, and Paul Collingwood joined Pietersen to add a further 25 before Pietersen was caught and bowled by Muttiah Muralitharan. England then lost two more wickets for seven runs to Dilhara Fernando, and required 103 off 16.3 overs with four wickets in hand. However, Ravinder Bopara scored a half-century in his fourth One-Day International innings, as he and Paul Nixon took England within three runs of victory. However, Fernando returned for the last over, and bowled Bopara off the last ball.

7 April: Bangladesh v South Africa[edit]

Saturday
7 April
(scorecard)
v

8 April: England v Australia[edit]

Sunday
8 April
(scorecard)
v

9 April: New Zealand v Ireland[edit]

Monday
9 April
(scorecard)
v

Matches in Barbados and Grenada (10 April to 21 April)[edit]

10 April: South Africa v West Indies[edit]

Tuesday
10 April
(scorecard)
v
 South Africa won by 67 runs[19]
National Cricket Stadium, St. George's, Grenada
Umpires: M. R. Benson (Eng) and D. J. Harper (Aus)
Player of the match: AB de Villiers (SA)

11 April: Bangladesh v England[edit]

Wednesday
11 April
(scorecard)
v
 England won by four wickets[20]
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Umpires: S. A. Bucknor (WI) and S. J. A. Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: S. I. Mahmood (Eng)

12 April: New Zealand v Sri Lanka[edit]

Thursday
12 April
(scorecard)
v
 Sri Lanka won by six wickets[21]
National Cricket Stadium, St. George's, Grenada
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and B. R. Doctrove (WI)
Player of the match: WPUJC Vaas (SL)

Despite missing top bowler Lasith Malinga due to injury, Sri Lanka won comfortably against New Zealand.

13 April: Ireland v Australia[edit]

Friday
13 April
(scorecard)
v
 Australia won by nine wickets[22]
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Umpires: B. F. Bowden (NZ) and R. E. Koertzen (SA)
Player of the match: G. D. McGrath (Aus)

Australia's win confirmed their place in the top four. Ireland could not now qualify for the semi-finals.

14 April: South Africa v New Zealand[edit]

Saturday
14 April
(scorecard)
v
 New Zealand won by five wickets[23]
National Cricket Stadium, St. George's, Grenada
Umpires: M. R. Benson (Eng) and D. J. Harper (Aus)
Player of the match: C. D. McMillan (NZ)

This win by New Zealand meant that they had qualified for the semi-finals. It also confirmed Sri Lanka's place in the top four, as only one other team below them could equal Sri Lanka's 8 points.

15 April: Ireland v Bangladesh[edit]

Sunday
15 April
(scorecard)
v
Republic of Ireland Ireland won by 74 runs[24]
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Umpires: B. F. Bowden (NZ) and S. A. Bucknor (WI)
Player of the match: W. T. S. Porterfield (Irl)

Ireland's total of 243/7 was their highest in World Cup matches.[25] Bangladesh's loss meant that they could not now qualify for the semi-finals.

16 April: Sri Lanka v Australia[edit]

Monday
16 April
(scorecard)
v
Australia won by 7 wickets[26]
National Cricket Stadium, St. George's, Grenada
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and B. R. Doctrove (WI)
Player of the match: N. W. Bracken (Aus)

Australia were now guaranteed either first or second place in the Super 8s, and Sri Lanka could no longer get first place.

17 April: England v South Africa[edit]

Tuesday
17 April
(scorecard)
v
South Africa won by 9 wickets[27]
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and Simon Taufel (Australia)
Player of the match: Andrew Hall

This result confirmed that South Africa had clinched one of the four semi-final places, and that England and the West Indies were unable to progress.

18 April: Ireland v Sri Lanka[edit]

Wednesday
18 April
(scorecard)
v
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets[28]
National Cricket Stadium, St. George's, Grenada
Umpires: M. R. Benson (Eng) and B. R. Doctrove (WI)
Player of the match: M. F. Maharoof (SL)

19 April: West Indies v Bangladesh[edit]

Thursday
19 April
(scorecard)
v
West Indies won by 99 runs[29]
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Umpires: B. F. Bowden (NZ) and R. E. Koertzen (SA)
Player of the match: R. R. Sarwan (WI)

47th Match: Australia v New Zealand, 20 April[edit]

Friday
20 April
(scorecard)
v
Australia won by 215 runs[30]
National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Asad Rauf (Pak)
Player of the match: M. L. Hayden (Aus)

Australia secured top place on the Super 8 table and a semifinal match-up with South Africa.

48th Match: West Indies v England, 21 April[edit]

April 21, 2007
(scorecard)
West Indies 
300 all out (49.5 overs)
v
 England
301/9 (49.5 overs)
C. H. Gayle 79 (58)
M. P. Vaughan 3/39 (10 overs)
K. P. Pietersen 100 (91)
D. J. Bravo 2/47 (9.5)
 England won by 1 wicket
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen and Simon Taufel
Player of the match: Kevin Pietersen

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Associate ODI rankings from ICC website
  2. ^ Compiled using Cricinfo statsguru. Example: Australia. Retrieved 26 March 2007
  3. ^ Compiled using Cricinfo statsguru. Example: Australia. Retrieved 26 March 2007
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  6. ^ a b Driving it straight and hard, S Rajesh and H Gopalakrishna, Cricinfo, retrieved 28 March 2007
  7. ^ Lara upset by low turnout, Andrew Miller, Cricinfo, retrieved 29 March 2007
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  9. ^ South Africa survive Malinga's menacing spell, Siddhartha Vaidyanathan, Cricinfo, retrieved 30 March 2007
  10. ^ 27th Match, Super Eights: West Indies v New Zealand at North Sound, Mar 29, 2007, scorecard from Cricinfo, retrieved 9 April 2007
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