This is the second brief flash back of T20 World Cup history. To read the flash back about 2007, click the following link
The T20 format is the most entertaining & most attractive form of cricket other than the One-day International format or the test format. T20 is a format of cricket which have 20 overs for a team and a game will take around 3-4 hours to finish. Very 1st T20 men’s international game held in 2005 between Australia vs New Zealand, which was won by Australia. With getting a huge fan base day by day, International Cricket Council (ICC) organized T20 world cup in 2007. So, after 13 years, the 7th edition of ICC World T20 will played in Australia later this year. So, this article takes back you to 2009, to rewind your memory about second World T20.
Second ICC WORLD T20 was held in England during 5th to 21st June 2009. The 12 international teams participated in that event. Australia, South Africa, India, England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, West Indies, Bangladesh qualified for the tournament as ICC full member nations, apart from them Ireland, Netherlands & Scotland also played as Associate nations.
Only 3 stadiums host the entire tournament.
1) Lord’s Cricket ground- London
2) Trent Bridge- Nottingham
3) The Oval Cricket ground- London
The tournament consists of Group stage, Super 8 round and knockouts, same as the previous World T20.
In the group stage 12 teams divided into 4 groups (as 3 teams in one group).
GROUP A- India, Ireland, Bangladesh
GROUP B- England, Pakistan, Netherlands
GROUP C- Sri Lanka, West Indies, Australia
GROUP D- South Africa, New Zealand, Scotland
So top 2 teams in each group qualified for the Super 8 round. (The qualified 8 teams show in bold letters)
The matches of super 8 round was played in 2 groups.
GROUP E- SOUTH AFRICA, WEST INDIES, ENGLAND, INDIA
GROUP F- SRI LANKA, PAKISTAN, NEW ZEALAND, IRELAND
The top 2 teams in each group qualified for the semifinals.
Semi Final 1: PAKISTAN VS SOUTH AFRICA
Semi Final 2: SRI LANKA VS WEST INDIES
Pakistan won the 1st semifinal & Sri Lanka won the 2nd semifinal.
FINAL: PAKISTAN VS SRI LANKA
Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in the final and won the ICC WORLD T20 2009.