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Cricket: World Twenty20 standings

Final Super-10 round standings in the World Twenty20 after Tuesday's matches (played, won, lost, tied, N/R, points, run-rate): Group 1 Sri Lanka 4 3 1 0 0 6 +2.233 South Africa 4 3 1 0 0 6 +0.075 New Zealand 4 2 2 0 0 4 -0.678 England 4 1 3 0 0 2 -0.776 Netherlands 4 1 3 0 0 0 -0.866 Group 2 India 4 4 0 0 0 8 +1.280 West Indies 4 3 1 0 0 6 +1.971 Pakistan 4 2 2 0 0 4 -0.384 Australia 4 1 3 0 0 2 -0.857 Bangladesh 4 0 4 0 0 0 -2.072

Cricket: West Indies beat Pakistan to enter World T20 semis

Defending champions West Indies entered the World Twenty20 semi-finals with a 84-run victory over Pakistan in the crucial group two match of the Super-10 round in Dhaka on Tuesday. The West Indies recovered from 81-5 to post 166-6 after electing to bat and then bowled out Pakistan for 82 in 17.5 overs at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. The West Indies will clash with Sri Lanka in the first semi-final in Dhaka on Thursday. India meet South Africa in the second semi-final at the same venue on Friday. The final will take place in Dhaka on Sunday. kl/mtp

Cricket: India beat Australia in World Twenty20

India defeated Australia by 73 runs in Dhaka on Sunday to end the Super-10 round of the World Twenty20 with four successive wins. India, who had already qualified for the semi-finals, scored 159-7 after being sent in to bat and then bowled out Australia for 86 in 16.2 overs to top group two. It was Australia's third loss in a row, leaving them at the bottom of the table along with Bangladesh. Pakistan, who beat Bangladesh by 50 runs earlier on Sunday, will clash with the West Indies on Tuesday to decide the second semi-finalist from the group. kl/mtp

Cricket: Pietersen in Caribbean Premier League draft

England exile Kevin Pietersen's career as a freelance cricketer for hire is set to take him to the West Indies after the star batsman announced Friday he'd entered the draft for this year's Caribbean Premier League. Despite being England's leading run-scorer in all international formats, Pietersen saw his international career dramatically terminated after the team's recent 5-0 Ashes hammering in Australia.

Cricket: Pietersen in Caribbean Premier League draft

England exile Kevin Pietersen's career as a freelance cricketer for hire is set to take him to the West Indies after the star batsman announced Friday he'd entered the draft for this year's Caribbean Premier League. Despite being England's leading run-scorer in all international formats, Pietersen saw his international career dramatically terminated after the team's recent 5-0 Ashes hammering in Australia.

Cricket: Pietersen in Caribbean Premier League draft

England exile Kevin Pietersen's career as a freelance cricket for hire is set to take him to the West Indies after the star batsman announced Friday he'd entered the draft for this year's Caribbean Premier League. Despite being England's leading run-scorer in all international formats, Pietersen saw his international career dramatically terminated after the team's recent 5-0 Ashes hammering in Australia.

Cricket: India beat the West Indies in World Twenty20

India defeated defending champions West Indies by seven wickets on Sunday to record their second successive win in the Super-10 round of the World Twenty20 in Dhaka. India, who beat Pakistan in their opening match, restricted the West Indies to 129-7 and then surpassed the modest target with two deliveries to spare. Brief scores: West Indies 129-7 in 20 overs (C. Gayle 34, A. Mishra 2-18, R. Jadeja 3-48) India 130-3 in 19.4 overs (V. Kohli 54, R. Sharma 62 not out) kl/erf

Cricket: Pride drives the Netherlands in Super-10

The Netherlands will take pride from being the only Associate team to make the Super-10 stage of the World Twenty20 as they prepare to step up their game, captain Peter Borren said Sunday. The Netherlands upset the odds through an exhilarating 190-run chase in their Group B game against Ireland. They are now gearing up to take on world T20 number one Sri Lanka in their opening Group One match on Monday. "We are very proud of the fact that we are representing the Associates here now," said Borren. "We hope that we can do the Associates proud.

Cricket: Johnson's toe infection spreads to leg

Star Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson is having further problems with an infected toe which forced him out of this month's world Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh. Cricket Australia said Friday that the infection had spread to Johnson's right leg and required further treatment. The infection began from a cut suffered during Australia's series-clinching third Test triumph over South Africa in Cape Town earlier this month. "He is recovering from an infection that began in his right big toe, before affecting his right leg," CA said in a statement.

Cricket: England hit by self-inflicted Stokes wound

England all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the forthcoming World Twenty20 tournament after breaking his hand while punching a locker during Thursday's five-run win over West Indies. Stokes suffered the embarrassing injury immediately after he was dismissed during the third Twenty20 international and his setback adds to England's injury woes ahead of the Twenty20 event. Stokes, 22, admitted the injury was a major disappointment on the eve of his country's departure from Barbados to Bangladesh.
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