International cricket in 2006

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International cricket played in the 2006 cricket season is defined as matches scheduled between May and August 2006 in all cricketing countries, as well as all international matches scheduled for the 2006 English cricket season. Matches between January and April are defined as belonging to the 2005–06 season, while matches between September and December are defined as the 2006–07 season. The main matches in this period were played in England, as this was in the middle of the English cricket season, but the third edition of the ICC Intercontinental Cup is defined as a part of the 2006 season, even though the tournament will stretch into February 2007, and three A teams are also scheduled to tour the northwestern part of Australia in June and July 2006.

ICC Championship Tables in May 2006[edit]

ICC Test Championship Table at 7 May
Pos Nation Points
1  Australia 131
2  England 113
3  India 111
4  Pakistan 109
5  South Africa 101
6  New Zealand 97
7  Sri Lanka 95
8  West Indies 72
9  Zimbabwe 27
10  Bangladesh 3
ICC ODI Championship Table at 28 April
Pos Nation Points
1  Australia 132
2  South Africa 119
3  India 116
4  Pakistan 114
5  New Zealand 113
6  Sri Lanka 105
7  England 103
8  West Indies 89
9  Zimbabwe 42
10  Bangladesh 23
11  Kenya 7

April 2006[edit]

EurAsia Cricket Series[edit]

This was a series held at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, between three A teams (second-choice teams) from Test-playing nations, two A teams from One Day International-playing nations, and the hosting nation UAE.[1] India A and Pakistan A played in the final, while Netherlands A and Ireland A went home without any wins. UAE finished second in their group, after winning two games, while Sri Lanka A's three wins saw them second behind Pakistan A.

No. Group Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Result
First Group Stage
Match 1 B 22 Apr 2006 UAE Arshad Ali IRL A William Porterfield UAE by 8 wkts
Match 2 A 23 Apr 2006 IND A Venugopal Rao NED A Jeroen Smits IND A by 202 runs
Match 3 B 24 Apr 2006 IRL A William Porterfield SL A Avishka Gunawardene SL A by 87 runs
Match 4 A 25 Apr 2006 PAK A Hasan Raza NED A Jeroen Smits PAK A by 123 runs
Match 5 B 27 Apr 2006 UAE Arshad Ali SL A Avishka Gunawardene SL A by 2 wkts
Match 6 A 28 Apr 2006 IND A Venugopal Rao PAK A Hasan Raza PAK A by 34 runs
Group A Table
Team M W L NR Pts NRR
Pakistan Pakistan A 2 2 0 0 11 +2.36
India India A 2 1 1 0 7 +0.89
Netherlands Netherlands A 2 0 2 0 0 –3.25
Group B Table
Team M W L NR Pts NRR
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka A 2 2 0 0 11 +0.89
 United Arab Emirates 2 1 1 0 7 +1.16
Ireland Ireland A 2 0 2 0 0 –2.06

The top team from Group A and the second and third placed in Group B were placed in Group C; the others in Group D. Results from the first group stage were carried forward.

No. Group Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Result
Second Group Stage
Match 7 D 29 Apr 2006 NED A Jeroen Smits SL A Avishka Gunawardene SL A by 157 runs
Match 8 C 30 Apr 2006 IND A Venugopal Rao UAE Arshad Ali IND A by 126 runs
Match 9 D 1 May 2006 NED A Jeroen Smits PAK A Hasan Raza PAK A by 6 wkts
Match 10 C 2 May 2006 IND A Venugopal Rao IRL A William Porterfield IND A by 8 wkts
Match 11 D 3 May 2006 PAK A Hasan Raza SL A Avishka Gunawardene PAK A by 8 wkts
Match 12 C 4 May 2006 UAE Arshad Ali IRL A William Porterfield UAE by 31 runs
Group C Table
Team M W L NR Pts NRR
India India A 4 4 0 0 23 +2.24
 United Arab Emirates 4 2 2 0 12 –0.05
Ireland Ireland A 4 0 4 0 1 –1.56
Group B Table
Team M W L NR Pts NRR
Pakistan Pakistan A 4 3 1 0 18 +1.03
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka A 4 3 1 0 18 +1.13
Netherlands Netherlands A 4 0 4 0 0 –2.94

Pakistan A qualified for the final on head-to-head result.[2]

No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Result
Final
Final 5 May 2006 IND A Venugopal Rao PAK A Hasan Raza PAK A by 36 runs

Zimbabwe in West Indies[edit]

A Test match series was originally planned, but Zimbabwe withdrew temporarily from Test cricket before this tour, and it was instead agreed to arrange seven One Day Internationals instead of five[3]

Zimbabweans in West Indies in 2006. One-Day International series result: West Indies won 5-0.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-day International Series
ODI 2368 29 Apr 2006 Brian Lara Terry Duffin Antigua Recreation Ground  West Indies by 5 wkts
ODI 2369 30 Apr 2006 Brian Lara Terry Duffin Antigua Recreation Ground  West Indies by 98 runs
ODI 2369a 6 May 2006 Bourda ABANDONED
ODI 2370 7 May 2006 Brian Lara Terry Duffin Bourda  West Indies by 82 runs
ODI 2371 10 May 2006 Brian Lara Terry Duffin Beausejour Stadium  West Indies by 10 wkts
ODI 2372 13 May 2006 Queen's Park Oval NO RESULT
ODI 2373 14 May 2006 Brian Lara Terry Duffin Queen's Park Oval  West Indies by 104 runs

May 2006[edit]

Sri Lanka in England[edit]

England return home on the back of a disastrous Winter tour of the sub-continent, having not won any of the series before or after Christmas; while Sri Lanka look to compound their win against Bangladesh.

Sri Lankans in England 2006: Test Series drawn 1-1. Sri Lanka win Twenty20 International. Sri Lanka win ODI series 5-0.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test Match Schedule
Test 1802 11,12,13,14,15 May 2006 Andrew Flintoff Mahela Jayawardene Lord's DRAWN
Test 1803 25,26,27,28,29 May 2006 Andrew Flintoff Mahela Jayawardene Edgbaston  England by 6 wkts
Test 1805 2,3,4,5 Jun 2006 Andrew Flintoff Mahela Jayawardene Trent Bridge  Sri Lanka by 134 runs
Twenty20 International Schedule
T20I 7 15 Jun 2006 Andrew Strauss Mahela Jayawardene Rose Bowl  Sri Lanka by 2 runs
One-Day International Schedule
ODI 2384 17 Jun 2006 Andrew Strauss Mahela Jayawardene Lord's  Sri Lanka by 20 runs
ODI 2385 20 Jun 2006 Andrew Strauss Mahela Jayawardene The Oval  Sri Lanka by 46 runs
ODI 2386 24 Jun 2006 Andrew Strauss Mahela Jayawardene Riverside Ground  Sri Lanka by 8 wkts
ODI 2388 28 Jun 2006 Andrew Strauss Mahela Jayawardene Old Trafford  Sri Lanka by 33 runs
ODI 2389 1 Jul 2006 Andrew Strauss Mahela Jayawardene Headingley  Sri Lanka by 8 wkts

Triangular Series (Bermuda, Canada, Zimbabwe)[edit]

This tournament was held in Trinidad immediately follow the ODI series between Zimbabwe and West Indies. Zimbabwe won the tournament after going through unbeaten, while Bermuda finished second after winning their inaugural ODI - before losing twice to Zimbabwe.

No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
Group Stages
ODI 2374 16 May 2006 CAN John Davison ZIM Terry Duffin Queen's Park Oval  Zimbabwe by 143 runs
ODI 2375 17 May 2006 BER Janeiro Tucker CAN John Davison Queen's Park Oval  Bermuda by 3 wkts
ODI 2376 18 May 2006 BER Janeiro Tucker ZIM Terry Duffin Queen's Park Oval  Zimbabwe by 194 runs
Final Group Stage Table
Team M W L NR Pts NRR
 Zimbabwe 2 2 0 0 10 +3.37
 Bermuda 2 1 1 0 4 –1.97
 Canada 2 0 2 0 0 –1.63
No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
Final
ODI 2378 20 May 2006 BER Janeiro Tucker ZIM Terry Duffin Queen's Park Oval  Zimbabwe by 83 runs

India in West Indies[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-Day International Schedule
ODI 2377 18 May 2006 Brian Lara Rahul Dravid Sabina Park  India by 5 wkts
ODI 2379 20 May 2006 Brian Lara Rahul Dravid Sabina Park  West Indies by 1 run
ODI 2380 23 May 2006 Brian Lara Rahul Dravid Warner Park  West Indies by 4 wkts
ODI 2381 26 May 2006 Brian Lara Rahul Dravid Queen's Park Oval  West Indies by 6 wkts
ODI 2382 28 May 2006 Brian Lara Rahul Dravid Queen's Park Oval  West Indies by 19 runs
Test Match Schedule
Test 1804 2,3,4,5,6 Jun 2006 Brian Lara Rahul Dravid Antigua Recreation Ground DRAW
Test 1806 10,11,12,13,14 Jun 2006 Brian Lara Rahul Dravid Beausejour Stadium DRAW
Test 1807 22,23,24,25,26 Jun 2006 Brian Lara Rahul Dravid Warner Park DRAW
Test 1808 30 Jun,1,2,3,4 Jul 2006 Brian Lara Rahul Dravid Sabina Park  India by 49 runs

June 2006[edit]

England in Ireland[edit]

Ireland lost their debut One Day International, but England's win described by Cricinfo as "unspectacular",[4] with Marcus Trescothick making 113 after England chose to bat first. Irish native Ed Joyce opened the innings for England, scoring 10 before he was caught by Kevin O'Brien, but a 142-run partnership between Trescothick and Ian Bell for the fourth wicket brought 200 up for England. England scored 84 off the last ten overs, with Bell making an ODI career high of 80. Ireland did bat out 50 overs, but no one could match the scores of Trescothick and Bell; Andre Botha made the best attempt, but his 52 lasted 89 balls, well below the required run rate of six an over. Steve Harmison took three wickets, but conceded 58 runs after bowling an opening spell described by The Times as "a curate's egg".[5] Ireland's highest-scoring partnership was for the seventh wicket, with Andrew White adding 64 with O'Brien.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-Day International Schedule
ODI 2383 13 Jun 2006 Trent Johnston Andrew Strauss Stormont, Belfast  England by 38 runs

Bangladesh A in Zimbabwe[edit]

Bangladesh A toured Zimbabwe for three first class and five one-day matches against the A team of the hosting nation. The first-class series ended in a draw after Bangladesh A fell to defeat in the third match after giving Zimbabwe A a first-innings lead of 203 to eventually lose the match by seven wickets. However, Bangladesh A secured the one-day series by winning the first three games.

Zimbabwe A v Bangladesh A. First-class series: Drawn 1–1. One-day series: Bangladesh A won 4–1.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
First Class Schedule
FC 1 17,18,19,20 Jun 2006 Hamilton Masakadza Tushar Imran Mutare Sports Club BAN A by 7 wkts
FC 2 23,24,25,26 Jun 2006 Hamilton Masakadza Tushar Imran Mutare Sports Club DRAW
FC 3 30 Jun, 1,2,3 Jul 2006 Stuart Matsikenyeri Tushar Imran Queens Sports Club ZIM A by 7 wkts
One-Day Schedule
OD 1 6 Jul 2006 Hamilton Masakadza Tushar Imran Queens Sports Club BAN A by 26 runs
OD 2 8 Jul 2006 Stuart Matsikenyeri Tushar Imran Queens Sports Club BAN A by 4 wkts
OD 3 9 Jul 2006 Stuart Matsikenyeri Tushar Imran Queens Sports Club BAN A by 6 wkts
OD 4 12 Jul 2006 Stuart Matsikenyeri Tushar Imran Kwekwe Sports Club ZIM A by 6 wkts
OD 5 14 Jul 2006 Hamilton Masakadza Tushar Imran Kwekwe Sports Club BAN A by 58 runs

Pakistan in Scotland[edit]

Pakistan won the match by five wickets, after Scotland lost four wickets in the first eight overs and then four more in the remaining 42. Ryan Watson and Neil McCallum put on 116 for the fifth wicket, an ODI record partnership for Scotland, who played their first ODI for seven years.[6] Their innings also doubled the number of ODI fifties scored for Scotland.[7]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-day International Schedule
ODI 2387 27 Jun 2006 Inzamam-ul-Haq Ryan Watson Grange, Edinburgh  Pakistan by 5 wkts

EAP Cricket Trophy[edit]

This tournament determined one qualifier from the East-Asia Pacific region to Division Three of the 2007 World Cricket League. Three teams, Cook Islands (qualified from the 2005 ICC EAP Cricket Cup), Fijian and Japan (qualified from the 2005 ICC EAP Cricket Cup) played in the tournament, which was held in Brisbane using a double round robin format.[8] Fiji went through the tournament unbeaten.

EAP Cricket Trophy. Teams: Cook Islands, Fiji, Japan. Winners: Fiji

No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
EAP Cricket Trophy
Match 1 27 Jun 2006  Fiji Joeli Mateyawa[9]  Japan Tetsuo Fuji Peter Burge Oval  Fiji by 8 wkts
Match 2 28 Jun 2006  Fiji Joeli Mateyawa  Cook Islands William Browne[10] Peter Burge Oval  Fiji by 5 wkts
Match 3 29 Jun 2006  Japan Tetsuo Fuji  Cook Islands Dunu Eliaba[11] Peter Burge Oval  Japan by 2 wkts (D/L)
Match 4 30 Jun 2006  Fiji Joeli Mateyawa  Japan Tetsuo Fuji Peter Burge Oval  Fiji by 82 runs
Match 5 1 Jul 2006  Fiji Joeli Mateyawa  Cook Islands Dunu Eliaba Peter Burge Oval  Fiji by 1 wkt
Match 6 2 Jul 2006  Japan Tetsuo Fuji  Cook Islands Dunu Eliaba[10] Peter Burge Oval  Cook Islands by 26 runs
Final Table
Team M W L NR Pts
 Fiji 4 4 0 0 8
 Cook Islands 4 1 3 0 2
 Japan 4 1 3 0 2

July 2006[edit]

Sri Lanka in the Netherlands[edit]

Sri Lanka batted first in both matches, and won both. In the first match, they surpassed the world record ODI total set by South Africa four months earlier, making 443 for four on their way to a 195-run victory. Both Sanath Jayasuriya and Tillakaratne Dilshan made centuries. Sri Lanka made two changes for the second match, with Jayasuriya resting, and still won the second match by 55 runs

Sri Lanka in the Netherlands in 2006. One-day International series: Sri Lanka won 2–0.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-Day Internationals Schedule
ODI 2390 4 Jul 2006 Luuk van Troost Mahela Jayawardene VRA, Amstelveen  Sri Lanka by 195 runs
ODI 2391 6 Jul 2006 Luuk van Troost Mahela Jayawardene VRA, Amstelveen  Sri Lanka by 55 runs

Top End Series[edit]

The top end refers to the "Top End" of Australia geographically, i.e. the cities of Darwin and Cairns, who are set to host these matches[12]

No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
Twenty20 Schedule
T20 1 9 Jul 2006 AUS A Brad Haddin NZ A Craig McMillan Marrara Oval AUS A by 16 runs
T20 2 9 Jul 2006 NZ A Craig McMillan PAK A Misbah-ul-Haq Marrara Oval PAK A by 60 runs
T20 3 23 Jul 2006 AUS A Brad Haddin PAK A Misbah-ul-Haq Bundaberg Rum Stadium PAK A by 2 wkts
One-Day Schedule
OD 1 5 Jul 2006 AUS A Brad Haddin NZ A Peter Fulton Marrara Oval NZ A by 8 wkts
OD 2 6 Jul 2006 PAK A Misbah-ul-Haq IND A Venugopal Rao Marrara Oval IND A by 130 runs
OD 3 8 Jul 2006 AUS A Brad Haddin IND A Venugopal Rao Marrara Oval IND A by 4 wkts
OD 4 24 Jul 2006 IND A Venugopal Rao NZ A Peter Fulton Cazaly's Stadium NZ A by 7 wkts
OD 5 25 Jul 2006 PAK A Misbah-ul-Haq AUS A Brad Haddin Cazaly's Stadium TIE
OD 6 27 Jul 2006 PAK A Misbah-ul-Haq NZ A Peter Fulton Cazaly's Stadium NZ A by 50 runs
First Class Schedule
FC 1 11,12,13,14 Jul 2006 IND A Parthiv Patel NZ A Craig McMillan Gardens Oval IND A by 3 wkts
FC 2 11,12,13,14 Jul 2006 PAK A Misbah-ul-Haq AUS A Brad Haddin Marrara Oval DRAW
FC 3 17,18,19,20 Jul 2006 PAK A NZ A Fretwell Park ABANDONED
FC 4 18,19,20,21 Jul 2006 IND A Venugopal Rao AUS A Brad Haddin Cazaly's Stadium DRAW

Pakistan in England[edit]

After a draw in the first Test, Andrew Strauss led his team to back-to-back Test victories and secured the series before the fourth and final Test. That Test was marred by a ball-tampering controversy, which culminated in Pakistan refusing to take the field after the tea interval in protest to a decision by umpire Darrell Hair to penalise the Pakistani team for ball-tampering. This led the umpires eventually to award the game to England, who thus won the Test series 3–0. However, this result was later changed to a draw, meaning that England now win the series 2-0.

Pakistani cricket team in England in 2006. Test series result: England won 2–0. Twenty20 International: Pakistan won one-off match. One-day International Series: Drawn 2–2.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test Series Schedule
Test 1809 13,14,15,16,17 Jul 2006 Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq Lord's DRAWN
Test 1811 27,28,29,30,31 Jul 2006 Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq Old Trafford  England by innings & 120 runs
Test 1813 4,5,6,7,8 Aug 2006 Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq Headingley  England by 167 runs
Test 1814 17,18,19,20 Aug 2006 Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq The Oval Match Awarded to England
Twenty20 International Schedule
T20I 8 28 Aug 2006 Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq Bristol  Pakistan by 5 wickets
One-Day International Schedule
ODI 2408 30 Aug 2006 Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq Sophia Gardens NO RESULT
ODI 2409 2 Sep 2006 Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq Lord's  Pakistan by 7 wickets (D/L)
ODI 2410 5 Sep 2006 Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq Rose Bowl  Pakistan by 2 wickets
ODI 2411 8 Sep 2006 Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq| Trent Bridge  England by 8 wickets
ODI 2412 10 Sep 2006 Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq Edgbaston  England by 3 wickets

South African in Sri Lanka[edit]

South Africa will tour Sri Lanka in July and August, playing two Tests and taking part in a triangular One-day International series.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test Schedule
Test 1810 27-31 Jul 2006 Ashwell Prince Mahela Jayawardene Sinhalese Sports Club Ground  Sri Lanka by inns & 153 runs
Test 1812 4-8 Aug 2006 Ashwell Prince Mahela Jayawardene P. Saravanamuttu Stadium  Sri Lanka by 1 wkt

Bangladesh in Zimbabwe[edit]

The tour included only five One Day International, as Zimbabwe have voluntarily withdrawn from Test cricket.

Bangladeshis in Zimbabwe in 2006. ODI series: Zimbabwe won 3–2.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-Day International Schedule
ODI 2392 29 Jul 2006 Habibul Bashar Prosper Utseya Harare Sports Club  Zimbabwe by 2 wkts
ODI 2393 30 Jul 2006 Habibul Bashar Prosper Utseya Harare Sports Club  Bangladesh by 62 runs
ODI 2394 2 Aug 2006 Khaled Mashud Prosper Utseya Harare Sports Club  Zimbabwe by 2 wkts
ODI 2395 4 Aug 2006 Khaled Mashud Prosper Utseya Harare Sports Club  Zimbabwe by 7 wkts
ODI 2397 6 Aug 2006 Khaled Mashud Prosper Utseya Harare Sports Club  Bangladesh by 8 wkts

Indian Women in Ireland and England[edit]

Indian Women in Ireland and England. One-day Internationals in Ireland: India won 2–0. One-day Internationals in England: England won 4–0. Test match: India won the one-off Test match.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-day Internationals: Ireland v India[13]
WODI 567 29 Jul 2006 Heather Whelan Mithali Raj Railway Union CC  India by 107 runs
WODI 568 30 Jul 2006 Heather Whelan Mithali Raj The Hills CC, Vineyard  India by 78 runs (D/L)
Women's Twenty20 International Schedule
WT20I 3 5 Aug 2006 Charlotte Edwards Mithali Raj Derby  India by 8 wkts
Women's Test Schedule
WTest 128 8,9,10,11 Aug 2006 Charlotte Edwards Mithali Raj Grace Road DRAW
WTest 129 29,30,31 Aug, 1 Sep 2006 Charlotte Edwards Mithali Raj Taunton  India by 5 wkts
Women's One-Day International Schedule
WODI 569 14 Aug 2006 Charlotte Edwards Mithali Raj Lord's  England by 100 runs
WODI 570 17 Aug 2006 Charlotte Edwards Mithali Raj Denis Compton Oval ABANDONED
WODI 571 19 Aug 2006 Charlotte Edwards Mithali Raj Arundel Castle  England by 5 wkts
WODI 575 24 Aug 2006 Charlotte Edwards Mithali Raj Rose Bowl  England by 3 wkts
WODI 576 25 Aug 2006 Charlotte Edwards Mithali Raj Rose Bowl  England by 7 wkts

August 2006[edit]

European Championships[edit]

Division One of the 2006 European Cricket Championship consisted of five teams, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands and Scotland. The three matches between Ireland, the Netherlands and Scotland were official One-day Internationals, though the match between Netherlands and Ireland was called off. Despite finishing last, Italy qualified for World Cricket League Div III because of other 4 nations already qualified for the league, so Italy claims the place as the best non-qualified nation.

No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
Group Stages
Match 1 4 Aug 2006  Denmark Frederik Klokker  Ireland Trent Johnston Hamilton Crescent  Ireland by 99 runs
Match 2 4 Aug 2006  Italy Alessandro Bonora  Netherlands Luuk van Troost Shawholm  Netherlands by 140 runs
ODI 2396 5 Aug 2006  Scotland Craig Wright  Ireland Trent Johnston Cambusdoon New Ground  Ireland by 85 runs
Match 4 6 Aug 2006  Denmark Frederik Klokker  Italy Alessandro Bonora New Anniesland  Denmark by 55 runs
ODI 2399 6 Aug 2006  Scotland Craig Wright  Netherlands Luuk van Troost Cambusdoon New Ground  Scotland by 4 wkts
Match 6 7 Aug 2006  Ireland Kyle McCallan  Italy Alessandro Bonora Hamilton Crescent  Ireland by 7 wkts
ODI 2401 8 Aug 2006  Ireland Trent Johnston  Netherlands Luuk van Troost Cambusdoon New Ground ABANDONED
Match 8 8 Aug 2006  Scotland Craig Wright  Denmark Frederik Klokker New Anniesland  Scotland by 3 runs
Match 9 9 Aug 2006  Denmark Frederik Klokker  Netherlands Luuk van Troost Shawholm  Netherlands by 4 wkts
Match 10 s 9 Aug 2006  Scotland Craig Wright  Italy Alessandro Bonora Hamilton Crescent  Scotland by 10 wkts
Current Table
Team M W L NR Pts NRR
 Ireland 4 3 0 1 7 +2.42
 Scotland 4 3 1 0 6 +0.03
 Netherlands 4 2 1 1 5 +1.18
 Denmark 4 1 3 0 2 -0.28
 Italy 4 0 4 0 0 -2.72

Kenya in Canada[edit]

This was originally scheduled to be a triangular series between Bermuda, Canada and Kenya.[14] However, after Kenya rescheduled their ODIs with Bangladesh due to their lack of financial backing, they also cancelled their matches against Bermuda.[15] The ODI series followed the Intercontinental Cup tie between the two nations, which Canada shaded by 25 runs; however, in the short form, Kenya won after bowling Canada out for 129 in the first match and 94 in the second.

Kenyans in Canada in 2006. ODI series: Kenya won 2–0.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-day International Schedule
ODI 2398 5 Aug 2006 John Davison Steve Tikolo Toronto C.S.C.C.  Kenya by 108 runs
ODI 2400 6 Aug 2006 John Davison Steve Tikolo Toronto C.S.C.C.  Kenya by 5 wkts

Bangladesh in Kenya[edit]

Bangladesh were originally scheduled to play three One Day International matches between 19 July and 23 July.[16] However, the Kenyan board had to postpone the matches for three weeks due to lack of funds.[17]

Bangladesh in Kenya in 2006. ODI series: Bangladesh won 3–0.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-Day Internationals Schedule
ODI 2402 12 Aug 2006 Steve Tikolo Khaled Mashud Nairobi Gymkhana  Bangladesh BAN by 6 wkts
ODI 2403 14 Aug 2006 Steve Tikolo Khaled Mashud Nairobi Gymkhana  Bangladesh by 2 wkts
ODI 2404 15 Aug 2006 Steve Tikolo Khaled Mashud Nairobi Gymkhana  Bangladesh by 6 wkts

Indians in Sri Lanka[edit]

As in 2005, Sri Lanka were set to start their international home season with a triangular series at home following a 2-Test series. India came to visit, in addition to the already touring South Africans, and the three teams were set to contest 2006 Unitech Cup. The first four matches was scheduled to be held in Dambulla, and the last three, two group matches and a final, will be held at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. However, the venue of the series became an issue in the elections for presidency of Sri Lanka Cricket, with the sitting presidents wishing to move the series to Colombo,[18] as they feared sabotage from the opposition group if the opposition lost the elections.[19] The opposition, however, wanted to host the matches in Dambulla. On 13 July, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said that their team would play all matches in Colombo,[20] and a few days later a group of former cricketers were nominated to run Sri Lanka Cricket after the elections were cancelled after advice from the country's president, Mahinda Rajapakse.[21]

The tournament was postponed by two days following rain and a bomb blast near the South African team hotel.[22] After receiving an independent security report, the United Cricket Board of South Africa announced that they were pulling out of the tournament, leaving India and Sri Lanka to play a three-match series. The first of these games was rained off.

The series is later cancelled due to rain and bad weather during the three ODIs, the series will be played as a tri-series in 2007, after the World Cup.

Indians in Sri Lanka in 2006.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-day International Series
ODI 2405 18, 19 Aug 2006 Mahela Jayawardene Rahul Dravid Sinhalese Sports Club Ground ABANDONED
2nd Match 20 Aug 2006 Mahela Jayawardene Rahul Dravid Sinhalese Sports Club Ground ABANDONED
3rd Match 22 Aug 2006 Mahela Jayawardene Rahul Dravid Sinhalese Sports Club Ground ABANDONED

Asian Cricket Council Trophy[edit]

This tournament is arranged by the Asian Cricket Council and is open to every non-Test member nation of the ACC. 17 nations are taking part in the event in Kuala Lumpur.[23] At stake are places in the World Cricket League, along with berths in the 2008 Asia Cup.

Despite losing in the final, Hong Kong advanced to the World Cricket League Division Three due to U.A.E. already qualified for this league.

Bermuda in Canada[edit]

The last of these matches will be part of the Americas Cricket Championship.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-day International Schedule
ODI 2406 19 Aug 2006 John Davison Irvine Romaine Toronto C.S.C.C.  Bermuda by 6 wkts
ODI 2407 21 Aug 2006 John Davison Irvine Romaine Toronto C.S.C.C.  Bermuda by 11 runs

Americas Championship[edit]

Canada hosted the Americas Cricket Championship, and participated along with Argentina, Bermuda, Cayman Islands and USA. The tournament took place between 21 August and 26 August.[24]

Canada, Bermuda and the USA had already qualified for the World Cricket League based on their performances in the 2005 ICC Trophy, and, as Cayman Islands finished in third place ahead of Argentina, the Caymans qualified for Division Three of the 2007 League. Bermuda won all their games except for a rained-off clash with USA, while Canada lost their first two and failed to get better than fourth despite a ten-wicket win over USA in the final game.

No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
Group Stages[25]
ODI 2407 21 Aug 2006  Canada John Davison  Bermuda Irvine Romaine Toronto C.S.C.C.  Bermuda by 11 runs
Match 2 21 Aug 2006  United States Steve Massiah  Cayman Islands Ryan Bovell King City Maple Leaf C.C.  United States by 106 runs
Match 3 22 Aug 2006  Bermuda Irvine Romaine  Argentina Estaban McDermott King City Maple Leaf C.C.  Bermuda by 111 runs
Match 4 22 Aug 2006  Canada John Davison  Cayman Islands Steve Gordon King City Maple Leaf C.C.  Cayman Islands by 8 wkts
Match 5 23 Aug 2006  Bermuda Irvine Romaine  Cayman Islands Ryan Bovell King City Maple Leaf C.C.  Bermuda by 93 runs
Match 6 23 Aug 2006  United States Steve Massiah  Argentina Lucas Paterlini King City Maple Leaf C.C.  United States by 7 wkts
Match 7 25 Aug 2006  Bermuda Irvine Romaine  United States Steve Massiah King City Maple Leaf C.C. NO RESULT
Match 8 25 Aug 2006  Canada John Davison  Argentina Estaban McDermott King City Maple Leaf C.C.  Canada by 9 wkts (D/L)
Match 9 26 Aug 2006  Canada John Davison  United States Steve Massiah King City Maple Leaf C.C.  Canada by 10 wkts
Match 10 26 Aug 2006  Argentina Estaban McDermott  Cayman Islands Ryan Bovell King City Maple Leaf C.C.  Cayman Islands by 114 runs
Final Table
Team M W L NR Pts NRR
 Bermuda 4 3 0 1 14 +1.42
 United States 4 2 1 1 10 +0.48
 Cayman Islands 4 2 2 0 8 –0.26
 Canada 4 2 2 0 8 +1.06
 Argentina 4 0 4 0 0 –2.47
  • Cayman Islands finished ahead of Canada due to head-to-head result.

World Cricket League, Africa Division One[edit]

This tournament was held in Dar-es-Salaam between the five top African nations that have not already qualified for the global divisions of the World Cricket League through performances at the 2005 ICC Trophy.[26] Five teams took part, four of which, Botswana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia all took part at the 2004 Six Nations World Cup Qualifying Series Tournament in Africa, finishing from third to sixth, while Mozambique won the Africa Division Two event in April to qualify for this Division One tournament. The winner of this tournament, the hosts Tanzania, qualified for Division Three in the global World Cricket League.

No. Date Team 1 Team 2 Result
Group Stages
Match 1 23 Aug 2006  Mozambique  Tanzania  Tanzania by 151 runs
Match 2 23 Aug 2006  Botswana  Nigeria  Botswana by 29 runs
Match 3 24 Aug 2006  Botswana  Zambia  Botswana by 34 runs
Match 4 24 Aug 2006  Nigeria  Tanzania  Tanzania by 111 runs
Match 5 25 Aug 2006  Nigeria  Zambia  Zambia by 3 wkts
Match 6 25 Aug 2006  Botswana  Mozambique  Botswana by 8 wkts
Match 7 26 Aug 2006  Mozambique  Nigeria  Mozambique by 76 runs
Match 8 26 Aug 2006  Tanzania  Zambia  Tanzania by 9 wkts
Match 9 27 Aug 2006  Botswana  Tanzania  Tanzania by 8 wkts
Match 10 27 Aug 2006  Mozambique  Zambia  Mozambique by 81 runs
Final Table
Team M W L NR Pts
 Tanzania 4 4 0 0 8
 Botswana 4 3 1 0 6
 Mozambique 4 2 2 0 4
 Zambia 4 1 3 0 2
 Nigeria 4 0 4 0 0

ICC Championship Tables in September 2006[edit]

ICC Test Championship Table at 21 August
Pos Nation Points
1  Australia 130 (–1)
2  England 119 (+6)
3 (+1)  Pakistan 112 (+3)
4 (–1)  India 111
5 (+2)  Sri Lanka 103 (+8)
6 (–1)  South Africa 94 (–7)
7 (–1)  New Zealand 92 (–3)
8  West Indies 72
9  Zimbabwe 28 (+1)
10  Bangladesh 3 (+1)
ICC ODI Championship Table at 10 September
Pos Nation Points
1  Australia 131 (–1)
2  South Africa 123 (+4)
3  India 113 (–3)
4  Pakistan 111 (–3)
5  New Zealand 111 (–2)
6  Sri Lanka 107 (+2)
7 (+1)  West Indies 99 (+10)
8 (–1)  England 99 (–4)
9  Zimbabwe 35 (–7)
10  Bangladesh 33 (+10)
11  Kenya 0 (–7)

Test statistics[edit]

Results[edit]

Test matches in the 2006 season: Results summary
Team Played Won Lost Drawn  % Won
 Sri Lanka 5 3 1 1 60.00
 England 7 4 1 2 57.14
 India 4 1 0 3 25.00
 West Indies 4 0 1 3 0.00
 South Africa 2 0 2 0 0.00
 Pakistan 4 0 3 1 0.00

Batting statistics[edit]

Test matches in the 2006 season: Most runs[27]
No Player Team Mat Inn NO Runs Avg 100s 50s
1 Mahela Jayawardene  Sri Lanka 5 9 0 740 82.22 3 1
2 Kevin Pietersen  England 7 12 0 707 58.91 3 1
3 Mohammad Yousuf  Pakistan 4 7 0 631 90.14 3 0
4 Andrew Strauss  England 7 12 0 600 50.00 2 2
5 Alastair Cook  England 7 12 1 578 52.54 2 2
Other team leaders
7 Rahul Dravid  India 4 7 1 496 82.66 1 4
12 Daren Ganga  West Indies 4 8 1 344 49.14 1 1
24 A. B. de Villiers  South Africa 2 4 0 217 54.25 0 2
Test matches in the 2006 season: Highest average
(qualification: 5 innings)
No Player Team Mat Inn NO Runs Avg 100s 50s
1 Ian Bell  England 4 7 3 375 93.75 3 0
2 Mohammad Yousuf  Pakistan 4 7 0 631 90.14 3 0
3 Rahul Dravid  India 4 7 1 496 82.66 1 4
4 Mahela Jayawardene  Sri Lanka 5 9 0 740 82.22 3 1
5 Younis Khan  Pakistan 3 5 0 329 65.80 1 1
Other team leaders
14 Daren Ganga  West Indies 4 8 1 344 49.14 1 1

Bowling statistics[edit]

Test matches in the 2006 season: Most wickets
No Player Team Mat Ovs Runs Wkts Avg
1 Muttiah Muralitharan  Sri Lanka 5 309.2 802 46 17.43
2 Monty Panesar  England 7 283.2 725 27 26.85
3 Matthew Hoggard  England 7 274 842 25 33.68
4 Anil Kumble  India 4 223.1 658 23 28.60
5 Steve Harmison  England 4 151.3 542 20 27.10
Other team leaders
6 Umar Gul  Pakistan 4 158.2 614 18 34.11
7 Corey Collymore  West Indies 4 144.1 337 15 22.46
18 Dale Steyn  South Africa 2 61.5 292 8 36.50
Test matches in the 2006 season: Lowest average
(qualification: 500 balls bowled)
No Player Team Mat Ovs Runs Wkts Avg
1 Muttiah Muralitharan  Sri Lanka 5 309.2 802 46 17.43
2 Corey Collymore  West Indies 4 144.1 337 15 22.46
3 Virender Sehwag  India 4 89.1 209 9 23.22
4 Jerome Taylor  West Indies 3 95 341 14 24.35
5 Monty Panesar  England 7 283.2 725 27 26.85
Other team leaders
13 Umar Gul  Pakistan 4 158.2 614 18 34.11
21 Nicky Boje  South Africa 2 124.3 403 5 80.60

ODI statistics[edit]

Results[edit]

One-day Internationals in the 2006 season: Results summary
Team Played Won Lost Tied/NR  % Won
 Sri Lanka 8 7 0 1 87.50
 West Indies 11 9 1 1 81.81
 Bangladesh 8 5 3 0 62.50
 Bermuda 5 3 2 0 60.00
 Pakistan 6 3 2 1 50.00
 Zimbabwe 14 6 7 1 42.85
 Kenya 5 2 3 0 40.00
 Ireland 3 1 1 1 33.33
 Scotland 3 1 2 0 33.33
 England 11 3 7 1 27.27
 India 6 1 4 1 16.66
 Netherlands 4 0 3 1 0.00
 Canada 6 0 6 0 0.00

Batting statistics[edit]

One-day Internationals in the 2006 season: Most runs
No Player Team Mat Inn NO Runs Avg 100s 50s
1 Ramnaresh Sarwan  West Indies 11 10 2 527 65.87 1 5
2 Brendan Taylor  Zimbabwe 14 14 3 494 44.90 0 3
3 Sanath Jayasuriya  Sri Lanka 7 6 0 479 79.83 3 0
4 Ian Bell  England 11 11 1 479 47.90 0 4
5 Chris Gayle  West Indies 10 10 1 452 50.22 1 2
Other team leaders
14 Shahriar Nafees  Bangladesh 8 8 1 291 41.57 1 1
17 Younis Khan  Pakistan 6 6 1 240 48.00 1 1
18 Virender Sehwag  India 6 6 1 237 47.40 0 2
24 Irvine Romaine  Bermuda 5 4 0 211 52.75 1 1
38 Steve Tikolo  Kenya 5 5 1 140 35.00 0 1
39 George Codrington  Canada 5 5 1 139 34.75 0 0
40 Ryan Watson  Scotland 3 3 0 137 45.66 0 1
44 Kyle McCallan  Ireland 3 3 2 120 120.00 0 1
46 Darron Reekers  Netherlands 4 4 0 118 29.50 0 0
One-day Internationals in the 2006 season: Highest average
(qualification: 5 innings)
No Player Team Mat Inn NO Runs Avg 100s 50s
1 Sanath Jayasuriya  Sri Lanka 7 6 0 479 79.83 3 0
2 Mohammad Yousuf  Pakistan 6 5 2 232 77.33 0 2
3 Mahela Jayawardene  Sri Lanka 8 7 2 362 72.40 2 1
4 Ramnaresh Sarwan  West Indies 11 10 2 527 65.87 1 5
5 Upul Tharanga  Sri Lanka 8 7 0 437 62.42 2 2
Other team leaders
7 Mohammad Kaif  India 6 5 1 205 51.25 0 3
10 Ian Bell  England 11 11 1 479 47.90 0 4
14 Farhad Reza  Bangladesh 7 6 2 185 46.25 0 1
17 Brendan Taylor  Zimbabwe 14 14 3 494 44.90 0 3
25 Steve Tikolo  Kenya 5 5 1 140 35.00 0 1
26 George Codrington  Canada 5 5 1 139 34.75 0 0
43 Saleem Mukuddem  Bermuda 5 5 1 87 21.75 0 0

Bowling statistics[edit]

One-day Internationals in the 2006 season: Most wickets
No Player Team Mat Ovs Runs Wkts Avg
1 Tawanda Mupariwa  Zimbabwe 10 93 438 22 19.90
2 Mashrafe Mortaza  Bangladesh 7 64 250 17 14.70
3 Blessing Mahwire  Zimbabwe 12 91.4 426 15 28.40
4 Dwayne Bravo  West Indies 9 62.5 283 14 20.21
5 Jerome Taylor  West Indies 8 67 286 14 20.42
Other team leaders
7 Lasith Malinga  West Indies 7 56.2 283 13 21.76
10 Steve Harmison  England 6 60 344 11 31.27
11 George O'Brien  Bermuda 4 40 195 10 19.50
12 Dave Langford-Smith  Ireland 3 27 136 9 15.11
13 Ajit Agarkar  India 6 47 163 9 18.11
14 Shoaib Akhtar  Pakistan 6 36 168 9 18.66
16 John Davison  Canada 6 51 208 9 23.11
24 Hiren Varaiya  Kenya 3 23.2 82 7 11.71
32 Darron Reekers  Netherlands 4 31 190 7 27.14
55 Craig Wright  Scotland 2 13 55 4 13.75
One-day Internationals in the 2006 season: Lowest average
(qualification: 250 balls bowled)
No Player Team Mat Ovs Runs Wkts Avg
1 Mashrafe Mortaza  Bangladesh 7 64 250 17 14.70
2 Ajit Agarkar  India 6 47 163 9 18.11
3 Tawanda Mupariwa  Zimbabwe 10 93 438 22 19.90
4 Dwayne Bravo  West Indies 9 62.5 283 14 20.21
5 Jerome Taylor  West Indies 8 67 286 14 20.42
Other team leaders
8 Lasith Malinga  Sri Lanka 7 56.2 283 13 21.76
9 Peter Ongondo  Kenya 5 42 154 7 22.00
10 John Davison  Canada 6 51 208 9 23.11
11 Mohammad Asif  Pakistan 6 57 209 9 23.22
14 Steve Harmison  England 6 60 344 11 31.27
29 Saleem Mukuddem  Bermuda 5 46 196 3 65.33

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