Pakistan v Australia in England 2010, Schedule

DateMatch DetailsTime
Jul 05 - MonPakistan v Australia, 1st T20I
Pak won by 23 runs
Jul 06 - TuePakistan v Australia, 2nd T20I
Pak won by 11 runs
Jul 13 - 17Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test15:00London
Jul 21 - 25Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test15:00Leeds

Australia in India 2010

Raina powers India win T20 Series

Captain Suresh Raina led from the frontage with a blistering 72(44) as India signed off their Zimbabwe tour with a complete 7 wickets win over the hosts in the 2nd and final T20 International at Harare.

Chasing 141, India made 144 for three with Suresh Raina striking the winning runs and comprehensive the two match Twenty20 series 2-0. Raina's effort earned him the Man of the Match & the Man of the Series awards.

India lost the 1st wicket of Naman Ojha early, but Vijay and skipper Suresh Raina ensured that India would not face any complexity. Along with Murali Vijay (46), Raina shared a 79-run standing for the 2nd wicket, which set up the second easy win. Raina's 44-ball knock contained 6 fours and 2 sixes.

India's 2nd consecutive win, after a poor show in the ODI tri-series, will do a world of good to the confidence of its youngsters as they head off for the Asia Cup 2010 in Sri Lanka, which starts in two days time.

Match Summary:

1st T20:

Zim 111/9 20 Over

Chibhabha 40
Ervine 30

V.Kumar 3/24
A. Dinda 2/27

Ind 112/4 15 Over

Y. Pathan 37
S. Raina 28

Price 2/24
Mpofu 2/31

2nd T20:

Zim 140/5 20 Over

Taibu 45
Coventry 28

A. Dinda 2/15
A. Mishra 1/21

India: 144/3 in 18 Over

S. Raina 72
M. Vijay 46

Chibhabha 1/19

Adam Gilchrist warns of T20 overkill

Former Australian wicket keeper Adam Gilchrist has warned of a T20 overkill in cricket in the wake of the IPL's success, saying it is time the administrators give thinking to how much more the players can take.

The 38-year-old wicketkeeper, who has remained in action civility the Indian Premier League, feels the number of matches should be regulated.

"The IPL is going bigger next year. How much further can you go? We have to be very smart with it and make sure that we monitor that," Gilchrist said.

"I think we are very close to the limit of how much cricket we can stage in general and Twenty20 has contested to the fore. But, this vast tool we have got, let's not burn it out," he said.

Gilchrist said players who decide to take breaks during the season should not be criticized as they are only trying to protect their bodies for as long a stay as possible in international cricket.

"If someone doesn't play because he has the chance to rest, the public shouldn't beat up on him. They are just trying to be as good as they can for as long as they can, first for their country, then their county," he said.

"But the IPL has moved the goalposts and clouded the issue a bit. But as professional cricketers, we have to stride carefully. I know a number of Australian players who have stayed away from the IPL for reasons of extending their Test careers and that's something all players have to weigh up," he added.