R. Premadasa Stadium

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R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium
Khettarama Stadium
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Ground information
Location Maligawatta, Colombo
Coordinates 6°56′22.8″N79°52′19.3″E / 6.939667°N 79.872028°E / 6.939667; 79.872028 Coordinates: 6°56′22.8″N79°52′19.3″E / 6.939667°N 79.872028°E / 6.939667; 79.872028
Establishment1986
Capacity35,000 [1]
Owner Sri Lanka Cricket
OperatorSri Lanka Cricket
TenantsSri Lanka Cricket
End names
Khettarama End
Maligawatte End
International information
First Test28 August – 2 September 1992:
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka v Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Last Test14–18 July 2017:
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka v Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
First ODI5 April 1986:
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka v Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Last ODI18 July 2021:
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka v Flag of India.svg  India
First T20I10 February 2009:
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka v Flag of India.svg  India
Last T20I27 October 2018:
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka v Flag of England.svg  England
First WODI29 March 1999:
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka v Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Last WODI17 November 2016:
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka v Flag of England.svg  England
First WT20I4 October 2012:
Flag of England.svg  England v Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Last WT20I27 September 2016:
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As of 18 July 2021
Source: Cricinfo
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The R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium(RPS) (Sinhala : ආර්. ප්‍රේමදාස ක්‍රීඩාංගනය, Tamil : ஆர். பிரேமதாச அரங்கம்; also known as Khettarama Stadium, Ranasinghe Premadasa Stadium or simply as the Premadasa Stadium) is a cricket stadium [2] on Khettarama Road, Maligawatta, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The stadium was, before June 1994, known as the Khettarama Cricket Stadium and is today one of the main venues where the Sri Lankan cricket team play, having hosted more than 100 one day international matches. It is the largest stadium in Sri Lanka with a capacity of 35,000 spectators. It has hosted the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 finals between Sri Lanka and West Indies, 2002 ICC Champions Trophy finals between Sri Lanka and India and first semi final of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. This was where the highest Test score in the history was recorded; 952 by Sri Lanka against India. With capacity exceeding The Lord's stadium in England, the stadium is known as the "home of Sri Lankan cricket".

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History

Early history

The stadium is the brainchild of the late Sri Lankan president Ranasinghe Premadasa, who championed the development of this 40,000-seater concrete bowl, the biggest stadium in Sri Lanka. Opened on 2 February 1986 with a match between a Sri Lanka 'B' side and an England 'B' team, the stadium was built on swampland previously used by monks ferrying across to the Khettarama temple adjacent to it.

Ground history

The inaugural One Day International was played on 9 March 1986, Sri Lanka v Pakistan. On 28 August 1992 it hosted its inaugural Test match between Sri Lanka and Australia. The venue is best remembered for holding the world record for the highest Test total – 952/6 declared by Sri Lanka against India in 1997/1998 in which former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya scored 340 and Roshan Mahanama 225, the pair sharing a partnership 576 for the second wicket, at that time it was the highest for any wicket in a Test Match. On 10 February 2009 it hosted inaugural T20i match between Sri Lanka & India as well as 1st T20i to be played in Sri Lanka.

A new training center has been developed behind the stadium with 16 practice pitches and dormitories for the Sony Max Cricket Academy which started in 2003.

Renovation

The Premadasa Stadium underwent a reconstruction project in preparation for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. The stadium has been undergoing large-scale renovations since 2009. It has had its seating capacity increase from 14,000 to 40,000, the media-box accommodating 200 journalists, and other upgrades. The renovations have cost Sri Lanka Cricket $8 million. [3]

In July 2010, a report filed by the ICC pitch consultant, Andy Atkinson, raised concerns over the condition of the outfield and the pitch claiming he was worried at the slow pace of progress. [4] Although none of the buildings at the stadium were near completion, the 2nd Test of the West Indies tour of Sri Lanka in 2010, was held at the venue in 23–27 November. Sri Lanka Cricket defended choosing the stadium saying that the decision to stage a game was to allow cricketers to acclimatize themselves to the ground ahead of the World Cup games. [5] The Test match was staged using temporary seating for spectators in a corner of the stadium as only players' pavilions had permanent arrangements. Since the press box was not completed reporters and commentators facing technical difficulties used a makeshift arrangement.

The main four public stands were refurbished along with the player dressing room area and the corporate boxes. A VIP car park is in the northern end of the ground.

Stadium plan

Current stands at R. Premadasa. Stadium plan of R. Premadasa Stadium.gif
Current stands at R. Premadasa.
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Pavilions A and B are fully equipped with seating in two tiers, lower and higher. Several corporate boxes are built in these two stands. Pavilions C and D are built between the scoreboard in the stadium with a two-tiered seating system. The lower tiers have concrete paving allocated for floor seating and the upper tier includes fully standard seating blocks. The grandstand and top level block above the player pavilions have enhanced quality seating. Pavilions A and B give a moderate view of the scoreboard while the grandstand not only gives good view of the scoreboard but also the game and pitch

After renovation

The R Premadasa Stadium hosted seven successful World Cup matches including a quarter-final and a semi-final. On 10 May 2011 Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Nishantha Ranatunga confirmed that first edition of 2011 Sri Lanka Premier League's matches would play at R Premadasa Stadium. The tournament was later postponed till 2012 due to financial complications and internal regime change at Sri Lanka Cricket.

On 21 September 2011, it was announced that the stadium will host fifteen 2012 ICC World Twenty20 matches, including semi-finals and the final. [6]

Ground figures

International Matches

Key

  • P Matches Played
  • H Matches Won by Home Side
  • T Matches Won by Touring Side
  • N Matches Won by Neutral Side
  • D/N/T Matches Drawn/No Result/Tied
Ground Figures
FormatPHTND/N/TInaugural MatchLatest Match
Test matches [7] 9410428 August 199214 July 2017
One-Day Internationals [8] 136713519114 April 198631 July 2019
Twenty20 Internationals [9] 3641615110 February 200927 October 2018
Last updated:29 July 2019

Test cricket

One Day Internationals

Twenty20 Internationals

World Cup Cricket

In 1996 and 2011 ICC cricket world cups R. Premadasa Stadium hosted nine matches including a quarter-final match and a semi-final match. It has hosted the highest number of cricket world cup matches in Sri Lanka.

1996 Cricket World Cup

17 February 1996
scorecard
v
Sri Lanka won on a forfeit
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Mahboob Shah and Cyril Mitchley
  • Australia forfeited the match due to safety concerns and were in Mumbai at the time of the match.

26 February 1996
scorecard
v
Sri Lanka won on forfeit
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Mahboob Shah and V.K. Ramaswamy
  • West Indies forfeited the match due to safety concerns.

2011 Cricket World Cup

Group matches
26 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan  Flag of Pakistan.svg
277/7 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka
266/9 (50 overs)
Misbah-ul-Haq 83* (91)
Rangana Herath 2/46 (10 overs)
Chamara Silva 57 (78)
Shahid Afridi 4/34 (10 overs)
Pakistan won by 11 runs.
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Ian Gould and Daryl Harper
Player of the match: Shahid Afridi (Pak)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first.
1 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kenya  Flag of Kenya.svg
142 (43.4 overs)
v
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka
146/1 (18.4 overs)
Collins Obuya 52 (100)
Lasith Malinga 6/38 (7.4 overs)
Upul Tharanga 67 (59)
Elijah Otieno 1/26 (4 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 188 balls remaining)
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Tony Hill and Shavir Tarapore
Player of the match: Lasith Malinga (Sri)
  • Kenya won the toss and elected to bat first.
  • Lasith Malinga took his second ODI hat-trick.
3 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan  Flag of Pakistan.svg
184 (43 overs)
v
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
138 (42.5 overs)
Umar Akmal 48 (68)
Harvir Baidwan 3/35 (8 overs)
Jimmy Hansra 43 (75)
Shahid Afridi 5/23 (10 overs)
Pakistan won by 46 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Daryl Harper and Nigel Llong
Player of the match: Shahid Afridi (Pak)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first.
5 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
146/3 (32.5 overs)
v
Kumar Sangakkara 73* (102)
Shaun Tait 1/23 (5 overs)
Match abandoned due to rain
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Ian Gould and Tony Hill
Player of the match: DNA
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first.
  • Due to rain, match abandoned; therefore Sri Lanka and Australia got 1-point each.
19 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg
176 (46.4 overs)
v
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan
178/6 (41 overs)
Brad Haddin 42 (80)
Umar Gul 3/30 (7.4 overs)
Asad Shafiq 46 (81)
Bret Lee 4/28 (8 overs)
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 54 balls remaining)
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Marais Erasmus and Tony Hill
Player of the match: Umar Akmal (Pak)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat first.
Quarter-finals
26 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
England  Flag of England.svg
229/6 (50 overs)
v
Sri Lanka  Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
231/0 (39.3 overs)
Jonathan Trott 86 (115)
Muttiah Muralitharan 2/54 (9 overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 108* (115)
Luke Wright 0/17 (4 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Simon Taufel and Billy Doctrove
Player of the match: Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat first.
  • For the first time England lost a World Cup match by 10 wickets.
Semi-finals
29 March 2011 (D/N)
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New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand.svg
217 (48.5 overs)
v
Sri Lanka  Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
220/5 (47.5 overs)
Scott Styris 57 (77)
Ajantha Mendis 3/35 (9.5 overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 73 (93)
Tim Southee 3/57 (10 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Aleem Dar and Steve Davis
Player of the match: Kumar Sangakkara (Sri)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first.
  • This is New Zealand's sixth world cup semi final and Sri Lanka's fourth.

ICC Champions Trophy Cricket

The 2002 ICC Champions Trophy was held in Sri Lanka. Nine matches were played in R. Premadasa Stadium including semi-finals and the final. Other matches were played in SSC.

2002 ICC Champions Trophy

Group matches
12 September 2002 [12] (D/N)
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Pakistan  Flag of Pakistan.svg
200 (49.4 overs)
v
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka
201/2 (36.1 overs)
Saeed Anwar 52 (82)
Muttiah Muralitharan 3/29 (10 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 102* (120)
Wasim Akram 1/42 (8 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Steve Bucknor and Daryl Harper
Player of the match: Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first.
14 September 2002 (D/N)
Scorecard
India  Flag of India.svg
288/6 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
274/8 (50 overs)
Mohammad Kaif 111 (112)
Douglas Hondo 4/62 (9 overs)
Andy Flower 145 (164)
Zaheer Khan 4/45 (10 overs)
India won by 14 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Asoka de Silva and Rudi Koertzen
Player of the match: Mohammad Kaif (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat first.
16 September 2002 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
292/6 (50 overs)
v
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
86 (29.3 overs)
Marvan Atapattu 101 (118)
Adeel Raja 2/50 (10 overs)
Tim de Leede 31 (43)
Muttiah Muralitharan 4/15 (5.3 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 206 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Dave Orchard and David Shepherd
Player of the match: Marvan Atapattu (Sri)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first.
18 September 2002 (D/N)
Scorecard
England  Flag of England.svg
298/8 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
190/9 (48 overs)
Marcus Trescothick 119 (102)
Douglas Hondo 4/45 (6 overs)
Heath Streak 50* (58)
Ronnie Irani 4/37 (10 overs)
England won by 108 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Steve Bucknor and Rudi Koertzen
Player of the match: Marcus Trescothick (Eng)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat first.
    Zimbabwe were fined 2 overs for a slow over rate.
20 September 2002 (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa  Flag of South Africa.svg
316/5 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
140 (46.5 overs)
Herschelle Gibbs 116 (126)
Collins Obuya 2/77 (10 overs)
Steve Tikolo 69 (97)
Dale Benkenstein 3/5 (3.5 overs)
South Africa won by 176 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Daryl Harper and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan
Player of the match: Herschelle Gibbs (RSA)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first.
22 September 2002 (D/N)
Scorecard
England  Flag of England.svg
269/7 (50 overs)
v
Flag of India.svg  India
271/2 (39.3 overs)
Ian Blackwell 82 (68)
Ashish Nehra 2/49 (10 overs)
Virender Sehwag 126 (124)
Ian Blackwell 1/46 (8 overs)
India won by 8 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Steve Bucknor and Russell Tiffin
Player of the match: Virender Sehwag (Ind)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat first.
Semi-finals
25 September 2002 (D/N)
Scorecard
India  Flag of India.svg
261/9 (50 overs)
v
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
251/6 (50 overs)
Yuvraj Singh 62 (72)
Shaun Pollock 3/43 (9 overs)
Herschelle Gibbs 116 (119)
Virender Sehwag 3/25 (5 overs)
India won by 10 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: David Shepherd and Russell Tiffin
Player of the match: Virender Sehwag (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat first.
  • India advanced to the final.
27 September 2002 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg
162 (48.4 overs)
v
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka
163/3 (40 overs)
Shane Warne 36 (69)
Muttiah Muralitharan 3/26 (9.4 overs)
Marvan Atapattu 51 (113)
Glenn McGrath 2/41 (10 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Steve Bucknor and Dave Orchard
Player of the match: Aravinda de Silva (Sri)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat first.
  • Sri Lanka advanced to the final.
Final
30 September 2002 (D/N)
Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka
222/7 (50 overs)
v
India  Flag of India.svg
38/1 (8.4 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 77 (99)
Zaheer Khan 3/44 (9 overs)
Virender Sehwag 25* (22)
Chaminda Vass 1/24 (4.4 overs)
No result. Flag of India.svg  India and Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka are declared co-champions
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Steve Bucknor and David Shepherd
Player of the match: DNA
  • Match rained out twice.
  • India and Sri Lanka declared co-champions.

ICC World Twenty20

Sri Lanka hosted the 2012 ICC World Twenty20. Fifteen out of twenty-seven matches were played at R. Premadasa stadium, including semi-finals and the final. Other matches were played in Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium.

2012 ICC World Twenty20

Group matches
19 September 2012
15:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Ireland  Cricket Ireland flag.svg
123/7 (20 overs)
v
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
125/3 (15.1 overs)
Kevin O'Brien 35 (29)
Shane Watson 3/26 (4 overs)
Shane Watson 51 (30)
Kevin O'Brien 1/18 (3 overs)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia won by 7 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Aus)
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to bat
19 September 2012
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
India  Flag of India.svg
159/5 (20 overs)
v
Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
136 (19.3 overs)
Virat Kohli 50 (39)
Shapoor Zadran 2/33 (4 overs)
Mohammad Nabi 31 (17)
Lakshmipathy Balaji 3/19 (3.3 overs)
Flag of India.svg  India won by 23 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Virat Kohli (Ind)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field
21 September 2012
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
England  Flag of England.svg
196/5 (20 overs)
v
Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
80 (17.2 overs)
Luke Wright 99* (55)
Izatullah Dawlatzai 2/56 (3 overs)
Gulbodin Naib 44 (32)
Samit Patel 2/6 (3 overs)
Flag of England.svg  England won by 116 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Luke Wright (Eng)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field
22 September 2012
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
West Indies  WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg
191/8 (20 overs)
v
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
100/1 (9.1 overs)
Chris Gayle 54 (33)
Mitchell Starc 3/35 (4 overs)
Shane Watson 41* (24)
Fidel Edwards 1/16 (2 overs)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia won by 17 runs (D/L method)
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Asad Rauf (Pak)
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Aus)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat
23 September 2012
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
India  Flag of India.svg
170/4 (20 overs)
v
Flag of England.svg  England
80 (14.4 overs)
Rohit Sharma 55* (33)
Steven Finn 2/33 (4 overs)
Craig Kieswetter 35 (25)
Harbhajan Singh 4/12 (4 overs)
Flag of India.svg  India won by 90 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Asad Rauf (Pak)
Player of the match: Harbhajan Singh (Ind)
  • England won the toss and elected to field
24 September 2012
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Ireland  Cricket Ireland flag.svg
129/6 (19 overs)
v
Niall O'Brien 25 (21)
Chris Gayle 2/21 (3 overs)
No result
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to field
Super 8s
28 September 2012
15:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa  Flag of South Africa.svg
133/6 (20 overs)
v
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan
136/8 (19.4 overs)
JP Duminy 48 (38)
Mohammad Hafeez 2/23 (4 overs)
Umar Akmal 43* (41)
Dale Steyn 3/22 (4 overs)
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan won by 2 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Umar Gul (Pak)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat
28 September 2012
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
India  Flag of India.svg
140/7 (20 overs)
v
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
141/1 (14.5 overs)
Irfan Pathan 31 (30)
Shane Watson 3/34 (4 overs)
Shane Watson 72 (42)
Yuvraj Singh 1/16 (2 overs)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia won by 9 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Aus)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat
30 September 2012
15:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa  Flag of South Africa.svg
146/5 (20 overs)
v
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
147/2 (17.4 overs)
Robin Peterson 32* (19)
Xavier Doherty 3/20 (4 overs)
Shane Watson 70 (47)
Morne Morkel 1/23 (3 overs)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia won by 8 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and Ian Gould (Eng)
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field
30 September 2012
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan  Flag of Pakistan.svg
128 (19.4 overs)
v
Flag of India.svg  India
129/2 (17 overs)
Shoaib Malik 28 (22)
Lakshmipathy Balaji 3/22 (3.4 overs)
Virat Kohli 78* (61)
Raza Hasan 1/22 (4 overs)
Flag of India.svg  India won by 8 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (Eng) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Virat Kohli (Ind)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat
2 October 2012
15:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan  Flag of Pakistan.svg
149/6 (20 overs)
v
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
117/7 (20 overs)
Nasir Jamshed 55 (46)
Mitchell Starc 3/20 (4 overs)
Michael Hussey 54* (47)
Saeed Ajmal 3/17 (4 overs)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia won by 32 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Player of the match: Raza Hasan (Pak)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field
2 October 2012
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
India  Flag of India.svg
152/6 (20 overs)
v
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
151 (19.5 overs)
Suresh Raina 45 (34)
Robin Peterson 2/25 (4 overs)
Francois du Plessis 65 (38)
Zaheer Khan 3/22 (4 overs)
Flag of India.svg  India won by 1 run
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Yuvraj Singh (Ind)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to field
Semi-finals
4 October 2012
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
139/4 (20 overs)
v
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan
123/7 (20 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 42 (36)
Mohammad Hafeez 1/12 (2 overs)
Mohammad Hafeez 42 (40)
Rangana Herath 3/25 (4 overs)
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Simon Taufel (Aus) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Mahela Jayawardene (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat
5 October 2012
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
West Indies  WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg
205/4 (20 overs)
v
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
131 (16.4 overs)
Chris Gayle 75* (41)
Pat Cummins 2/36 (4 overs)
George Bailey 63 (29)
Ravi Rampaul 3/16 (3.4 overs)
WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies won by 74 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Kumar Dharmasena (Sri)
Player of the match: Chris Gayle (WI)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat
Final
7 October 2012
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
West Indies  WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg
137/6 (20 overs)
v
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka
101 (18.4 overs)
Marlon Samuels 78 (55)
Ajantha Mendis 4/12 (4 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 33 (36)
Sunil Narine 3/9 (3.4 overs)
WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies won by 36 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Marlon Samuels (West Indies)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat

See also

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