International cricket in 2006–07

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International cricket in the 2006–07 cricket season is defi+ned by major statisticians, such as CricketArchive and Wisden, as those matches played on tours that started between September 2006 and April 2007. Two major ICC tournaments are scheduled for this season, with the Champions Trophy played in October in India, and the World Cup taking place in West Indies in March. In addition, England will defend the Ashes when they go to Australia in November, and all the ten Test nations will be in action during November and December - though Zimbabwe, who are playing Bangladesh during this time, withdrew from Test matches throughout 2006 and will thus only be playing One-day International matches.

Season overview[edit]

International tours
Start date Home team Away team Results [Matches]
Test ODI T20I
15 September 2006  South Africa  Zimbabwe 3–0 [3]
11 November 2006  Pakistan  West Indies 2–0 [2] 3–1 [5]
19 November 2006  South Africa  India 2–1 [3] 4–0 [5] 0–1 [1]
23 November 2006  Australia  England 5–0 [5] 1–0 [1]
28 November 2006  Bangladesh  Zimbabwe 5–0 [5] 1–0 [1]
7 December 2006  New Zealand  Sri Lanka 1–1 [2] 2–2 [5] 1–1 [2]
15 December 2006  Bangladesh  Scotland 2–0 [2]
11 January 2007  South Africa  Pakistan 2–1 [3] 3–1 [5] 1–0 [1]
21 January 2007  India  West Indies 3–1 [4]
4 February 2007  Zimbabwe  Bangladesh 1–3 [4]
8 February 2007  India  Sri Lanka 2–1 [4]
16 February 2007  New Zealand  Australia 3–0 [3]
International tournaments
Dates Tournament Winners
12 September 2006 Malaysia DLF Cup  Australia
7 October 2006 India ICC Champions Trophy  Australia
12 January 2007 Australia Commonwealth Bank Series  England
13 March 2007 West Indies Cricket Board World Cup  Australia
Minor tours
Start date Home team Away team Results [Matches]
First-class List A
11 November 2006  Kenya  Bermuda 3–0 [3]
Minor tournaments
Dates Tournament Winners
26 November 2006 South Africa Associates Triangular Series  Netherlands
17 January 2007 Kenya Associates Triangular Series  Kenya
29 January 2007 Kenya ICC World Cricket League Division One  Kenya
25 February 2007 West Indies Cricket Board Associates Triangular Series  Bangladesh

Pre-season rankings[edit]

ICC Test Championship 21 August 2006
Pos Nation Matches Points Rating
1  Australia 33 4793 130
2  England 41 4864 119
3  Pakistan 30 3363 112
4  India 34 3780 111
5  Sri Lanka 33 3410 103
6  South Africa 34 3182 94
7  New Zealand 25 2293 92
8  West Indies 29 2080 72
9  Zimbabwe 15 415 28
10  Bangladesh 22 48 2
ICC ODI Championship 10 September 2006
Pos Nation Points
1  Australia 131
2  South Africa 123
3  India 113
4  Pakistan 111
5  New Zealand 111
6  Sri Lanka 107
7  West Indies 99
8  England 99
9  Zimbabwe 35
10  Bangladesh 33
11  Kenya 0

September[edit]

DLF Cup[edit]

Main article: 2006–07 DLF Cup

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced that India, Australia and West Indies will take part in a triangular series held at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur. The West Indies Cricket Board were in a payment conflict with the West Indies Players' Association about this series, as the WIPA claims it was not informed before the WICB agreed to the matches,[1] but a deal was eventually agreed in early August.[2] The tournament was known as the DLF Cup, the second ODI tournament to be known by this name, following April's India v Pakistan series in the UAE.

Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
 Australia 4 2 1 1 11 +0.55
 West Indies 4 2 2 0 9 –0.31
 India 4 1 2 1 6 –0.26
No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
Group stage
ODI 2413 12 September  Australia Ricky Ponting  West Indies Brian Lara Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur  Australia by 78 runs
ODI 2414 14 September  India Rahul Dravid  West Indies Brian Lara Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur  West Indies by 29 runs (D/L)
ODI 2416 16 September  Australia Ricky Ponting  India Rahul Dravid Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur No result
ODI 2417 18 September  Australia Michael Hussey  West Indies Brian Lara Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur  West Indies by 3 wickets
ODI 2419 20 September  India Rahul Dravid  West Indies Brian Lara Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur  India by 16 runs
ODI 2421 22 September  Australia Ricky Ponting  India Rahul Dravid Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur  Australia by 18 runs
Final
ODI 2422 24 September  Australia Ricky Ponting  West Indies Brian Lara Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur  Australia by 127 runs

Zimbabwe in South Africa[edit]

Zimbabwe made a one-week tour of South Africa as warm-up to the Champions Trophy.[3] They lost all four matches on tour, three ODIs to South Africa and a Twenty20 match with domestic side Eagles.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI series
ODI 2415 15 September Prosper Utseya Jacques Kallis Goodyear Park, Blomfontein  South Africa by 5 wickets
ODI 2418 17 September Prosper Utseya Jacques Kallis Buffalo Park, East London  South Africa by 6 wickets
ODI 2420 20 September Prosper Utseya Jacques Kallis Sedgars Park, Potchefstroom  South Africa by 171 runs

October[edit]

Champions Trophy[edit]

The 2006 ICC Champions Trophy was held in India from 7 October to 5 November 2006. It was the fifth edition of the ICC Champions Trophy (previously known as the ICC Knock-out). The tournament venue was not confirmed until mid-2005 when the Indian government agreed that tournament revenues would be free from tax (the 2002 tournament had been due to be held in India, but was switched to Sri Lanka when an exemption from tax in India was not granted).[4] Australia won the tournament, their first Champions Trophy victory. They were the only team to only get one loss in the tournament, as all other teams lost at least two matches. West Indies, their final opponents, beat Australia in the group stage, but were bowled out for 138 in the final and lost by eight wickets on the Duckworth–Lewis method. West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle was named Player of the Tournament.

Preliminary round[edit]

Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
 Sri Lanka 3 3 0 0 6 +2.68
 West Indies 3 2 1 0 4 +0.40
 Bangladesh 3 1 2 0 2 +0.02
 Zimbabwe 3 0 3 0 0 –2.93
No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
Preliminary round
ODI 2423 7 October  Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene  Bangladesh Habibul Bashar Punjab C.A. Stadium, Mohali  Sri Lanka by 37 runs
ODI 2424 8 October  West Indies Brian Lara  Zimbabwe Prosper Utseya Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad  West Indies by 9 wickets
ODI 2425 10 October  Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene  Zimbabwe Prosper Utseya Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad  Sri Lanka by 144 runs
ODI 2426 11 October  West Indies Brian Lara  Bangladesh Habibul Bashar Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur  West Indies by 10 wickets
ODI 2427 13 October  Bangladesh Habibul Bashar  Zimbabwe Prosper Utseya Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur  Bangladesh by 101 runs
ODI 2428 14 October  Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene  West Indies Brian Lara Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai  Sri Lanka by 9 wickets

Group stage[edit]

Group A
Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
 Australia 3 2 1 0 4 +0.53
 West Indies 3 2 1 0 4 +0.01
 India 3 1 2 0 2 +0.48
 England 3 1 2 0 2 –1.04
Group B
Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
 South Africa 3 2 1 0 4 +0.77
 New Zealand 3 2 1 0 4 +0.57
 Sri Lanka 3 1 2 0 2 –0.20
 Pakistan 3 1 2 0 2 –1.11
No. Group Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
Group stage
ODI 2429 A 15 October  India Rahul Dravid  England Andrew Flintoff Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur  India by 4 wickets
ODI 2430 B 16 October  New Zealand Stephen Fleming  South Africa Graeme Smith Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai  New Zealand by 87 runs
ODI 2431 B 17 October  Pakistan Younis Khan  Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur  Pakistan by 4 wickets
ODI 2432 A 18 October  Australia Ricky Ponting  West Indies Brian Lara Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai  West Indies by 10 runs
ODI 2433 B 20 October  New Zealand Stephen Fleming  Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai  Sri Lanka by 7 wickets
ODI 2434 A 21 October  Australia Ricky Ponting  England Andrew Flintoff Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur  Australia by 6 wickets
ODI 2435 B 24 October  South Africa Graeme Smith  Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad  South Africa by 78 Runs
ODI 2436 B 25 October  New Zealand Stephen Fleming  Pakistan Younis Khan Punjab C.A. Stadium, Mohali  New Zealand by 51 runs
ODI 2437 A 26 October  India Rahul Dravid  West Indies Brian Lara Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad  West Indies by 3 wickets
ODI 2438 B 27 October  Pakistan Younis Khan  South Africa Graeme Smith Punjab C.A. Stadium, Mohali  South Africa by 124 runs
ODI 2439 A 28 October  England Andrew Flintoff  West Indies Brian Lara Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad  England by 3 wickets
ODI 2440 A 29 October  India Rahul Dravid  Australia Ricky Ponting Punjab C.A. Stadium, Mohali  Australia by 6 wickets

Knockout stage[edit]

No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
Semi–finals
ODI 2441 1 November  Australia Ricky Ponting  New Zealand Stephen Fleming Punjab C.A. Stadium, Mohali  Australia by 34 runs
ODI 2442 2 November  West Indies Brian Lara  South Africa Graeme Smith Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur  West Indies by 6 wickets
Final
ODI 2443 5 November  Australia Ricky Ponting  West Indies Brian Lara Punjab C.A. Stadium, Mohali  Australia by 8 wickets (D/L)

New Zealand Women in Australia[edit]

New Zealand Women are scheduled to tour Australia in October. The series begins on 18 October, and consists of one Twenty20 international and five One-day Internationals. Australia have made one change to their squad since beating India in February, with Leah Poulton replacing the injured Alex Blackwell.[5] Australia won the series 5–0, though the first three matches came down to the last over.

November[edit]

Afro–Asia Cup[edit]

The second Afro–Asia Cup was set to involve the African Cricket Association XI take on the Asian Cricket Council XI playing each other in a series of One Day Internationals, but was postponed until June 2007.[6]

ICC Intercontinental Cup[edit]

The 2006 Intercontinental Cup continues into this season, with a November match between Kenya and Bermuda. The details are given under the 2006 season.

West Indies in Pakistan[edit]

West Indies played three Tests and five One-day Internationals in Pakistan. The tour clashed with a date for a Twenty20 match organised by Allen Stanford, but that game was eventually cancelled and the tour went ahead.[7] In the Test series, Mohammad Yousuf passed Viv Richards' record of most runs in a calendar year, finishing the year with 1,788 Test runs, 665 of which came in this three-match series. Pakistan took a two-nil lead in the ODI series before losing captain Inzamam-ul-Haq to injury, and Marlon Samuels helped West Indies outscore Pakistan with his unbeaten century in the fourth match.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test series
Test 1815 11–15 November Brian Lara Inzamam-ul-Haq Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore  Pakistan by 9 wickets
Test 1816 19–23 November Brian Lara Inzamam-ul-Haq Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan Match drawn
Test 1818 27 November–1 December Brian Lara Inzamam-ul-Haq National Stadium, Karachi  Pakistan by 199 runs
ODI series
ODI 2458a 5 December Brian Lara Younis Khan Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi Match abandoned
ODI 2460 7 December Brian Lara Inzamam-ul-Haq Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad  Pakistan by 2 wickets
ODI 2463 10 December Brian Lara Inzamam-ul-Haq Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore  Pakistan by 7 wickets (D/L)
ODI 2464 13 December Brian Lara Abdul Razzaq Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan  West Indies by 7 wickets
ODI 2466 16 December Brian Lara Inzamam-ul-Haq National Stadium, Karachi  Pakistan by 7 wickets

Bermuda in Kenya[edit]

Bermuda visited Kenya for three One Day Internationals at the Mombasa Sports Club between 11 and 14 November.[8] The match follows their meeting at the Intercontinental Cup, which was drawn after the final two days of the game were called off due to pitch conditions. Kenya ended up winning all three matches;[9] Bermuda's highest score of the series was 201 in 50 overs, while Kenya's lowest was 186 in 37.5 overs chasing a target in the second match. Martin Williamson, managing editor of Cricinfo, commented that Kenya "outbatted and outbowled Bermuda, and...looked the more professional side in the field".[10] Dwayne Leverock, Bermuda, and Thomas Odoyo, Kenya, took the most wickets in the series with seven, while Steve Tikolo made 111 in the final ODI to lead the runs tally with 214. Apart from Tikolo, only Tanmay Mishra, Kenya, and Dean Minors, Bermuda, made more than 100 runs in the three matches.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI series
ODI 2444 11 November Steve Tikolo Irvine Romaine Mombasa Sports Club, Mombasa  Kenya by 79 runs
ODI 2445 12 November Steve Tikolo Irvine Romaine Mombasa Sports Club, Mombasa  Kenya by 7 wickets
ODI 2446 14 November Steve Tikolo Irvine Romaine Mombasa Sports Club, Mombasa  Kenya by 104 runs

India in South Africa[edit]

India played their first tour game in South Africa on 16 November. The tour will last until 6 January, when the third and final Test at Newlands is scheduled to finish.

In the ODI series, India only once managed to bat through the 50 overs once in four completed games, six of the seven highest scores were made by South Africans,[11] and the five highest batting averages in the series were registered by South Africans.[12] Of the six bowlers to take more than five wickets, five of them were South African.[12] Thus, South Africa won the ODI series 4–0. India also played their first Twenty20 International, winning with one ball and six wickets remaining.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI series
ODI 2446a 19 November Graeme Smith Rahul Dravid New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg Match abandoned
ODI 2447 22 November Graeme Smith Rahul Dravid Kingsmead, Durban  South Africa by 157 runs
ODI 2449 26 November Graeme Smith Rahul Dravid Newlands, Cape Town  South Africa by 106 runs
ODI 2452 29 November Graeme Smith Virender Sehwag St George's Park, Port Elizabeth  South Africa by 80 runs
ODI 2458 3 December Graeme Smith Virender Sehwag SuperSport Park, Centurion  South Africa by 9 wickets
Only T20I
T20I 10 1 December Graeme Smith Virender Sehwag New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg  India by 6 wickets
Test series
Test 1823 15–19 December Graeme Smith Rahul Dravid New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg  India by 123 runs
Test 1825 26–30 December Graeme Smith Rahul Dravid Kingsmead, Durban  South Africa by 174 runs
Test 1827 2–6 January Graeme Smith Rahul Dravid Newlands, Cape Town  South Africa by 5 wickets

England in Australia[edit]

England arrived in Australia on 10 November, and played their first Test on 23 November. The Boxing Day Test will be the fourth of the series, which concluded on 6 January. The tour also includes a Twenty20 International at the SCG, and the VB Series. The tour also includes several exhibition matches between England and local Australian squads.

Australia won the series 5–0, the first whitewash in 86 years, since 1920–21. Glenn McGrath, Justin Langer and Shane Warne all retired from Test cricket after the final game at the SCG.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test series
Test 1817 23–27 November Ricky Ponting Andrew Flintoff The Gabba, Brisbane  Australia by 277 runs
Test 1819 1–5 December Ricky Ponting Andrew Flintoff Adelaide Oval, Adelaide  Australia by 6 wickets
Test 1821 14–18 December Ricky Ponting Andrew Flintoff WACA Ground, Perth  Australia by 206 runs
Test 1824 26–30 December Ricky Ponting Andrew Flintoff Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne  Australia by an innings and 99 runs
Test 1826 2–6 January Ricky Ponting Andrew Flintoff Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney  Australia by 10 wickets
Only T20I
T20I 13 9 January Ricky Ponting Andrew Flintoff Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney  Australia by 77 runs

Associates South Africa Tri-Series[edit]

Bermuda, Canada and Netherlands played a six-match triangular series in South Africa during November and December.[13] Bermuda continued their losing streak, losing their three first matches before bowling Netherlands out for 91 in the sixth and final ODI to win the game. Netherlands, however, had already won three games and the triangular series. Canada finished as runners-up, beating Bermuda in both matches but losing by one wicket in the final game against the Netherlands, where Billy Stelling and Mark Jonkman put on 27 off 20 balls for the last wicket as the Dutch chased 205 in 42 overs.

Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
 Netherlands 4 3 1 0 13 –0.423
 Canada 4 2 2 0 9 +0.242
 Bermuda 4 1 3 0 5 +0.166
No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
ODI series
ODI 2448 26 November  Canada George Codrington  Netherlands Luuk van Troost Sedgars Park, Potchefstroom  Netherlands by 17 runs
ODI 2450 27 November  Bermuda Irvine Romaine  Canada George Codrington Sedgars Park, Potchefstroom  Canada by 5 wickets
ODI 2451 28 November  Bermuda Irvine Romaine  Netherlands Luuk van Troost Sedgars Park, Potchefstroom  Netherlands by 8 wickets
ODI 2452 30 November  Bermuda Irvine Romaine  Canada George Codrington Willowmoore Park, Benoni  Canada by 3 wickets
ODI 2455 1 December  Canada George Codrington  Netherlands Luuk van Troost Willowmoore Park, Benoni  Netherlands by 1 wicket (D/L)
ODI 2456 2 December  Bermuda Irvine Romaine  Netherlands Luuk van Troost Willowmoore Park, Benoni  Bermuda by 6 wickets

Zimbabwe in Bangladesh[edit]

Zimbabwe had said they would not play any Tests 2006, so this tour of Bangladesh only included One-day Internationals. They did not win any of their six matches against Bangladesh, losing the Twenty20 International as well as five successive ODIs.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Only T20I
T20I 9 28 November Shahriar Nafees Prosper Utseya Khulna Divisional Stadium, Khulna  Bangladesh by 43 runs
ODI series
ODI 2453 30 November Habibul Bashar Prosper Utseya Khulna Divisional Stadium, Khulna  Bangladesh by 9 wickets
ODI 2457 3 December Habibul Bashar Prosper Utseya Shaheed Chandu Stadium, Bogra  Bangladesh by 6 wickets
ODI 2459 5 December Habibul Bashar Prosper Utseya Shaheed Chandu Stadium, Bogra  Bangladesh by 26 runs
ODI 2461 8 December Habibul Bashar Prosper Utseya Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka  Bangladesh by 8 wickets
ODI 2462 10 December Habibul Bashar Prosper Utseya Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka  Bangladesh by 3 wickets

December[edit]

Sri Lanka in New Zealand[edit]

Sri Lanka visit New Zealand for the third consecutive summer, this time playing a series of two Tests, five One-day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals.[14]

Sri Lankans in New Zealand in 2006–07. 2-Test series drawn 1–1. Twenty20 International series 1–1. ODI series 2-2

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test series
Test 1820 7–11 December Stephen Fleming Mahela Jayawardene Jade Stadium, Christchurch  New Zealand by 5 wickets
Test 1822 15–19 December Stephen Fleming Mahela Jayawardene Basin Reserve, Wellington  Sri Lanka by 217 runs
T20I series
T20I 11 22 December Stephen Fleming Mahela Jayawardene Westpac Stadium, Wellington  Sri Lanka by 18 runs (D/L)
T20I 12 26 December Stephen Fleming Mahela Jayawardene Eden Park, Auckland  New Zealand by 5 wickets
ODI series
ODI 2468 28 December Daniel Vettori Mahela Jayawardene McLean Park, Napier  Sri Lanka by 7 wickets
ODI 2469 31 December Daniel Vettori Mahela Jayawardene Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown  New Zealand by 1 wicket
ODI 2470 2 January Daniel Vettori Mahela Jayawardene Jade Stadium, Christchurch  New Zealand by 4 wickets (D/L)
ODI 2471 6 January Stephen Fleming Mahela Jayawardene Eden Park, Auckland  Sri Lanka by 189 runs
ODI 2472a 9 January Stephen Fleming Mahela Jayawardene Seddon Park, Hamilton Match abandoned

Scotland in Bangladesh[edit]

The Associate member Scotland toured Bangladesh for two One-day Internationals in December, and lost both matches. They also lost a warmup match to the Bangladesh Cricket Board's Academy team.

Scottish in Bangladesh in 2006–07. Bangladesh won 2-ODI series 2–0.

No. Date Away captain Home captain Venue Result
ODI series
ODI 2465 15 December Craig Wright Habibul Bashar Chittagong Divisional Stadium, Chittagong  Bangladesh by 6 wickets
ODI 2467 17 December Craig Wright Habibul Bashar Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka  Bangladesh by 146 runs

January[edit]

Pakistan in South Africa[edit]

Pakistan play three Tests, one T20I and five One-day Internationals in South Africa.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test series
Test 1828 11–15 January Graeme Smith Inzamam-ul-Haq SuperSport Park, Centurion  South Africa by 7 wickets
Test 1829 19–23 January Graeme Smith Inzamam-ul-Haq St George's Park, Port Elizabeth  Pakistan by 5 wickets
Test 1830 26–30 January Graeme Smith Inzamam-ul-Haq Newlands, Cape Town  South Africa by 5 wickets
Only T20I
T20I 14 2 February Graeme Smith Younis Khan New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg  South Africa by 10 wickets
ODI series
ODI 2506 4 February Graeme Smith Younis Khan SuperSport Park, Centurion  South Africa by 164 runs
ODI 2513 7 February Graeme Smith Inzamam-ul-Haq Kingsmead, Durban  Pakistan by 141 runs
ODI 2517 9 February Graeme Smith Inzamam-ul-Haq St George's Park, Port Elizabeth Match abandoned
ODI 2521 11 February Graeme Smith Inzamam-ul-Haq Newlands, Cape Town  South Africa by 10 wickets
ODI 2523 14 February Graeme Smith Inzamam-ul-Haq New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg  South Africa by 9 wickets

Commonwealth Bank Series[edit]

The Commonwealth Bank Series follows the same format as last year, with 12 group stage matches (8 for each team) and a best-of-three final series. VB is a co-branded sponsor of this series.

Pos[15] Team Pld W L NR T BP Pts NRR
1  Australia 8 7 1 0 0 3 31 +0.667
2  England 8 3 5 0 0 1 13 –0.608
3  New Zealand 8 2 6 0 0 1 9 –0.007
Group stage
No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
ODI 2473 12 January  Australia Ricky Ponting  England Michael Vaughan Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne  Australia by 8 wickets
ODI 2474 14 January  Australia Ricky Ponting  New Zealand Stephen Fleming Bellerive Oval, Hobart  Australia by 105 runs
ODI 2475 16 January  England Michael Vaughan  New Zealand Stephen Fleming Bellerive Oval, Hobart  England by 3 wickets
ODI 2478 19 January  Australia Ricky Ponting  England Andrew Flintoff The Gabba, Brisbane  Australia by 4 wickets
ODI 2479 21 January  Australia Ricky Ponting  New Zealand Stephen Fleming Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney  Australia by 2 wickets
ODI 2482 23 January  England Andrew Flintoff  New Zealand Stephen Fleming Adelaide Oval, Adelaide  New Zealand by 90 runs
ODI 2486 26 January  Australia Ricky Ponting  England Andrew Flintoff Adelaide Oval, Adelaide  Australia by 9 wickets
ODI 2488 28 January  Australia Ricky Ponting  New Zealand Stephen Fleming W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth  Australia by 8 runs
ODI 2490 30 January  England Andrew Flintoff  New Zealand Stephen Fleming W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth  New Zealand by 58 runs
ODI 2497 2 February  Australia Ricky Ponting  England Andrew Flintoff Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney  England by 92 runs
ODI 2501 4 February  Australia Ricky Ponting  New Zealand Stephen Fleming Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne  Australia by 5 wickets
ODI 2510 6 February  England Michael Vaughan  New Zealand Stephen Fleming The Gabba, Brisbane  England by 14 runs
Finals
No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
ODI 2515 9 February  Australia Ricky Ponting  England Andrew Flintoff Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne  England by 4 wickets
ODI 2519 11 February  Australia Ricky Ponting  England Andrew Flintoff Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney  England by 34 runs (D/L)

Associates Kenya Tri-Series[edit]

Kenya hosted Canada and Scotland for a triangular series at Mombasa Sports Club between 17 and 24 January.[16]

Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
 Kenya 4 3 1 0 13 +0.847
 Scotland 4 2 2 0 8 –0.906
 Canada 4 1 3 0 5 +0.364
Group stage
No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
ODI 2476 17 January  Kenya Steve Tikolo  Scotland Craig White Mombasa Sports Club, Mombasa  Kenya by 190 runs
ODI 2477 18 January  Canada John Davison  Scotland Craig White Mombasa Sports Club, Mombasa  Scotland by 2 wickets
ODI 2478a 20 January  Kenya Steve Tikolo  Canada John Davison Mombasa Sports Club, Mombasa  Kenya by forfeit
ODI 2481 21 January  Kenya Steve Tikolo  Scotland Ryan Watson Mombasa Sports Club, Mombasa  Kenya by 6 runs
ODI 2483 23 January  Canada John Davison  Scotland Craig White Mombasa Sports Club, Mombasa  Scotland by 2 wickets
ODI 2484 24 January  Kenya Steve Tikolo  Canada John Davison Mombasa Sports Club, Mombasa  Canada by 69 runs

West Indies in India[edit]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI 2480 21 January Rahul Dravid Brian Lara VCA Ground, Nagpur  India by 14 runs
ODI 2485 24 January Rahul Dravid Chris Gayle Barabati Stadium, Cuttack  India by 20 runs
ODI 2487 27 January Rahul Dravid Brian Lara M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai  West Indies by 3 wickets
ODI 2493 31 January Rahul Dravid Brian Lara IPCL Ground, Vadodara  India by 160 runs

World Cricket League Division One[edit]

The first edition of the top tier of the World Cricket League tournament took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 29 January to 7 February.[17] The six non-Test teams who have qualified for the 2007 Cricket World Cup took part in the round-robin tournament, with the top two teams qualifying for the final, and also qualifying for the 2007 Twenty20 World Championship.

Place Team Pld W L Pts NRR
1  Kenya 5 4 1 8 +1.355
2  Scotland 5 4 1 8 +0.354
3  Netherlands 5 3 2 6 +0.120
4  Canada 5 2 3 4 –0.849
5  Ireland 5 1 4 2 –0.061
6  Bermuda 5 1 4 2 –1.310
League Stage
No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
ODI 2489 29 January  Bermuda Irvine Romaine  Kenya Steve Tikolo Jaffery Sports Club Ground, Nairobi  Kenya by 10 wickets
ODI 2491 30 January  Canada John Davison  Netherlands Luuk van Troost Ruaraka Sports Club Ground, Nairobi  Netherlands by 8 wickets
ODI 2492 30 January  Ireland Trent Johnston  Scotland Craig Wright Nairobi Gymkhana Club, Nairobi  Scotland by 3 wickets
ODI 2494 31 January  Bermuda Irvine Romaine  Ireland Trent Johnston Jaffery Sports Club Ground, Nairobi  Ireland by 4 wickets
ODI 2495 31 January  Canada John Davison  Scotland Craig Wright Ruaraka Sports Club Ground, Nairobi  Scotland by 7 runs
ODI 2496 31 January  Kenya Steve Tikolo  Netherlands Luuk van Troost Nairobi Gymkhana Club, Nairobi  Kenya by 7 wickets
ODI 2498 2 February  Canada John Davison  Bermuda Irvine Romaine Nairobi Gymkhana Club, Nairobi  Canada by 56 runs
ODI 2499 2 February  Kenya Steve Tikolo  Ireland Trent Johnston Ruaraka Sports Club Ground, Nairobi  Kenya by 1 wicket
ODI 2500 2 February  Scotland Craig Wright  Netherlands Luuk van Troost Jaffery Sports Club Ground, Nairobi  Scotland by 2 runs
ODI 2502 4 February  Bermuda Irvine Romaine  Netherlands Luuk van Troost Ruaraka Sports Club Ground, Nairobi  Netherlands by 8 wickets
ODI 2503 4 February  Canada John Davison  Ireland Trent Johnston Jaffery Sports Club Ground, Nairobi  Canada by 6 wickets
ODI 2504 4 February  Kenya Steve Tikolo  Scotland Craig Wright Nairobi Gymkhana Club, Nairobi  Scotland by 77 runs
ODI 2507 5 February  Bermuda Irvine Romaine  Scotland Craig Wright Ruaraka Sports Club Ground, Nairobi  Bermuda by 5 wickets
ODI 2508 5 February  Canada John Davison  Kenya Steve Tikolo Jaffery Sports Club Ground, Nairobi  Kenya by 158 runs
ODI 2509 5 February  Ireland Trent Johnston  Netherlands Luuk van Troost Nairobi Gymkhana Club, Nairobi  Netherlands by 6 runs
Final
No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
ODI 2512 7 February  Scotland Craig Wright  Kenya Steve Tikolo Nairobi Gymkhana Club, Nairobi  Kenya by 8 wickets

February[edit]

Bangladesh in Zimbabwe[edit]

Bangladesh played a 4-match ODI series in Zimbabwe from 4 to 10 February.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI 2505 4 February Prosper Utseya Habibul Bashar Harare Sports Club, Harare  Bangladesh by 45 runs
ODI 2511 6 February Prosper Utseya Habibul Bashar Harare Sports Club, Harare  Zimbabwe by 8 wickets
ODI 2516 9 February Prosper Utseya Habibul Bashar Harare Sports Club, Harare  Bangladesh by 14 runs
ODI 2518 10 February Prosper Utseya Habibul Bashar Harare Sports Club, Harare  Bangladesh by 1 wicket

Sri Lanka in India[edit]

Sri Lanka played a 4-match ODI series in India from 8 to 17 February.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI 2514 8 February Rahul Dravid Mahela Jayawardene Eden Gardens, Kolkata No result
ODI 2520 11 February Rahul Dravid Mahela Jayawardene Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot  Sri Lanka by 5 runs
ODI 2522 14 February Rahul Dravid Mahela Jayawardene Nehru Stadium, Margao  India by 5 wickets
ODI 2525 17 February Rahul Dravid Mahela Jayawardene ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam  India by 7 wickets

Chappell–Hadlee Trophy[edit]

The third edition of the Chappell–Hadlee Trophy, the annual One-day International series between Australia and New Zealand, was held in New Zealand from 16 to 20 February.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI 2524 16 February Stephen Fleming Michael Hussey Westpac Stadium, Wellington  New Zealand by 10 wickets
ODI 2526 18 February Stephen Fleming Michael Hussey Eden Park, Auckland  New Zealand by 5 wickets
ODI 2527 20 February Stephen Fleming Michael Hussey Seddon Park, Hamilton  New Zealand by 1 wickets

Antigua Tri-Series[edit]

Bangladesh, Bermuda and Canada took part in a triangular series two weeks before the World Cup. All matches were played at the Antigua Recreation Ground.[18]

Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
 Bangladesh 2 2 0 0 9 +0.831
 Canada 2 1 1 0 4 +0.181
 Bermuda 2 0 2 0 0 –0.957
Triangular Series
No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
ODI 2528 25 February  Bangladesh Habibul Bashar  Bermuda Irvine Romaine Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's, Antigua  Bangladesh by 8 wickets
ODI 2529 26 February  Bermuda Irvine Romaine  Canada John Davison Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's, Antigua  Canada by 3 wickets
ODI 2530 28 February  Bangladesh Habibul Bashar  Canada John Davison Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's, Antigua  Bangladesh by 13 runs

March[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Group stage[edit]

The 2007 World Cup, the ninth of its kind, begins on 13 March and continues until 28 April. 16 teams will take part, as six non-Test nations join the fray. The teams will play in four groups of four, where the top two teams qualify for the Super Eight stage, played as a round-robin. The top four teams then make it through to the semi-finals.

Group A
Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
 Australia 3 3 0 0 6 +3.433
 South Africa 3 2 1 0 4 +2.403
 Netherlands 3 1 2 0 2 –2.527
 Scotland 3 0 3 0 0 –3.793
Group B
Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
 Sri Lanka 3 3 0 0 6 +3.493
 Bangladesh 3 2 1 0 4 –1.523
 India 3 1 2 0 2 +1.206
 Bermuda 3 0 3 0 0 –4.345
Group C
Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 6 +2.138
 England 3 2 1 0 4 +0.418
 Kenya 3 1 2 0 2 –1.194
 Canada 3 0 3 0 0 –1.389
Group D
Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
 West Indies 3 3 0 0 6 +0.764
 Ireland 3 1 1 0 3 –0.092
 Pakistan 3 1 2 0 2 +0.089
 Zimbabwe 3 0 2 0 1 –0.886
No. Group Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
Group stage
ODI 2531 D 13 March  West Indies Brian Lara  Pakistan Inzamam-ul-Haq Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica  West Indies by 54 runs
ODI 2532 A 14 March  Australia Ricky Ponting  Scotland Craig Wright Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts  Australia by 203 runs
ODI 2533 C 14 March  Canada John Davison  Kenya Steve Tikolo Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia  Kenya by 7 wickets
ODI 2534 B 15 March  Bermuda Irvine Romaine  Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad  Sri Lanka by 243 runs
ODI 2535 D 15 March  Ireland Trent Johnston  Zimbabwe Prosper Utseya Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica Match tied
ODI 2536 A 16 March  Netherlands Luuk van Troost  South Africa Graeme Smith Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts  South Africa by 221 runs
ODI 2537 C 16 March  England Michael Vaughan  New Zealand Stephen Fleming Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia  New Zealand by 6 wickets
ODI 2538 B 17 March  Bangladesh Habibul Bashar  India Rahul Dravid Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad  Bangladesh by 5 wickets
ODI 2539 D 17 March  Ireland Trent Johnston  Pakistan Inzamam-ul-Haq Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica  Ireland by 3 wickets
ODI 2540 A 18 March  Australia Ricky Ponting  Netherlands Luuk van Troost Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts  Australia by 229 runs
ODI 2541 C 18 March  Canada John Davison  England Michael Vaughan Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia  England by 51 runs
ODI 2542 B 19 March  Bermuda Irvine Romaine  India Rahul Dravid Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad  India by 257 runs
ODI 2543 D 19 March  West Indies Brian Lara  Zimbabwe Prosper Utseya Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica  West Indies by 6 wickets
ODI 2544 A 20 March  Scotland Ryan Watson  South Africa Graeme Smith Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts  South Africa by 7 wickets
ODI 2545 C 20 March  Kenya Steve Tikolo  New Zealand Stephen Fleming Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia  New Zealand by 148 runs
ODI 2546 B 21 March  Bangladesh Habibul Bashar  Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad  Sri Lanka by 198 runs (D/L)
ODI 2547 D 21 March  Pakistan Inzamam-ul-Haq  Zimbabwe Prosper Utseya Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica  Pakistan by 93 runs (D/L)
ODI 2548 A 22 March  Netherlands Jeroen Smits  Scotland Craig Wright Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts  Netherlands by 8 wickets
ODI 2549 C 22 March  Canada John Davison  New Zealand Stephen Fleming Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia  New Zealand by 114 runs
ODI 2550 B 23 March  India Rahul Dravid  Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad  Sri Lanka by 69 runs
ODI 2551 D 23 March  Ireland Kyle McCallan  West Indies Brian Lara Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica  West Indies by 8 wickets
ODI 2552 A 24 March  Australia Ricky Ponting  South Africa Graeme Smith Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts  Australia by 83 runs
ODI 2553 C 24 March  England Michael Vaughan  Kenya Steve Tikolo Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia  England by 7 wickets
ODI 2554 B 25 March  Bangladesh Habibul Bashar  Bermuda Irvine Romaine Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad  Bangladesh by 7 wickets

Super Eights[edit]

Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
 Australia 7 7 0 0 14 +2.400
 Sri Lanka 7 5 2 0 10 +1.483
 New Zealand 7 5 2 0 10 +0.253
 South Africa 7 4 3 0 8 +0.313
 England 7 3 4 0 6 –0.394
 West Indies 7 2 5 0 4 –0.566
 Bangladesh 7 1 6 0 2 –1.514
 Ireland 7 1 6 0 2 –1.730
No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
Super Eights
ODI 2555 27–28 March  West Indies Brian Lara  Australia Ricky Ponting Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua  Australia by 103 runs
ODI 2556 28 March  South Africa Graeme Smith  Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana  South Africa by 1 wicket
ODI 2557 29 March  West Indies Brian Lara  New Zealand Stephen Fleming Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua  New Zealand by 7 wickets
ODI 2558 30 March  Ireland Trent Johnston  England Michael Vaughan Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana  England by 48 runs
ODI 2559 31 March  Australia Ricky Ponting  Bangladesh Habibul Bashar Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua  Australia by 10 wickets
ODI 2560 1 April  West Indies Brian Lara  Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana  Sri Lanka by 113 runs
ODI 2561 2 April  Ireland Habibul Bashar  New Zealand Stephen Fleming Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua  New Zealand by 9 wickets
ODI 2562 3 April  Ireland Trent Johnston  South Africa Graeme Smith Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana  South Africa by 7 wickets
ODI 2563 4 April  England Michael Vaughan  Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua  Sri Lanka by 2 runs
ODI 2564 7 April  Bangladesh Habibul Bashar  South Africa Graeme Smith Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana  Bangladesh by 67 runs
ODI 2565 8 April  Australia Ricky Ponting  England Michael Vaughan Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua  Australia by 7 wickets
ODI 2566 9 April  Ireland Trent Johnston  New Zealand Stephen Fleming Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana  New Zealand by 129 runs
ODI 2567 10 April  West Indies Brian Lara  South Africa Graeme Smith Queens's Park, St. George's, Grenada  South Africa by 67 runs
ODI 2568 11 April  England Michael Vaughan  Bangladesh Habibul Bashar Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados  England by 4 wickets
ODI 2569 12 April  Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene  New Zealand Stephen Fleming Queens's Park, St. George's, Grenada  Sri Lanka by 6 wickets
ODI 2570 13 April  Australia Ricky Ponting  Ireland Trent Johnston Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados  Australia by 9 wickets
ODI 2571 14 April  South Africa Graeme Smith  New Zealand Stephen Fleming Queens's Park, St. George's, Grenada  New Zealand by 5 wickets
ODI 2572 15 April  Bangladesh Habibul Bashar  Ireland Trent Johnston Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados  Ireland by 74 runs
ODI 2573 16 April  Australia Ricky Ponting  Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene Queens's Park, St. George's, Grenada  Australia by 7 wickets
ODI 2574 17 April  South Africa Graeme Smith  England Michael Vaughan Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados  South Africa by 9 wickets
ODI 2575 18 April  Ireland Trent Johnston  Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene Queens's Park, St. George's, Grenada  Sri Lanka by 8 wickets
ODI 2576 19 April  West Indies Brian Lara  Bangladesh Habibul Bashar Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados  West Indies by 99 runs
ODI 2577 20 April  Australia Ricky Ponting  New Zealand Stephen Fleming Queens's Park, St. George's, Grenada  Australia by 215 runs
ODI 2578 21 April  West Indies Brian Lara  England Michael Vaughan Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados  England by 1 wickets

Knockout stage[edit]

No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
Semi–finals
ODI 2579 24 April  Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene  New Zealand Stephen Fleming Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica  Sri Lanka by 81 runs
ODI 2580 25 April  Australia Ricky Ponting  South Africa Graeme Smith Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia  Australia by 7 wickets
Final
ODI 2581 28 April  Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene  Australia Ricky Ponting Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados  Australia by 53 runs (D/L)

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