International cricket in 2006

International cricket played in the 2006 cricket season is defined as matches scheduled between May and August 2006 in all cricketing countries, as well as all international matches scheduled for the 2006 English cricket season. Matches between January and April are defined as belonging to the 2005–06 season, while matches between September and December are defined as the 2006–07 season. The main matches in this period were played in England, as this was in the middle of the English cricket season, but the third edition of the ICC Intercontinental Cup is defined as a part of the 2006 season, even though the tournament will stretch into February 2007, and three A teams are also scheduled to tour the northwestern part of Australia in June and July 2006.

Season overviewEdit

International tours
Start date Home team Away team Results [Matches]
Test ODI T20I
29 April 2006   West Indies   Zimbabwe 5–0 [7]
11 May 2006   England   Sri Lanka 1–1 [3] 0–5 [5] 0–1[1]
18 May 2006   West Indies   India 0–1 [4] 4–1 [5]
13 June 2006   Ireland   England 0–1 [1]
27 June 2006   Scotland   Pakistan 0–1 [1]
4 July 2006   Netherlands   Sri Lanka 0–2 [2]
13 July 2006   England   Pakistan 2–0 [4] 2–2 [5] 0–1 [1]
27 July 2006   Sri Lanka   South Africa 2–0[2]
29 July 2006   Zimbabwe   Bangladesh 3–2 [5]
12 August 2006   Kenya   Bangladesh 0–3 [3]
18 August 2006   Sri Lanka   India 0–0 [3]
Minor tours
Start date Home team Away team Results [Matches]
First-class ODI
5 August 2006   Canada   Kenya 0–2 [2]
19 August 2006   Canada   Bermuda 0–2 [2]
Minor tournaments
Dates Tournament Winners
16 May 2006   Triangular Series   Zimbabwe
27 June 2006   EAP Cricket Trophy   Fiji
4 August 2006   European Championship   Ireland
21 August 2006   Americas Championship   Bermuda
23 August 2006   African Championship   Tanzania

ICC Championship Tables in May 2006Edit

April 2006Edit

EurAsia Cricket SeriesEdit

This was a series held at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, between three A teams (second-choice teams) from Test-playing nations, two A teams from One Day International-playing nations, and the hosting nation UAE.[1] India A and Pakistan A played in the final, while Netherlands A and Ireland A went home without any wins. UAE finished second in their group, after winning two games, while Sri Lanka A's three wins saw them second behind Pakistan A.

No. Group Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Result
First Group Stage
Match 1 B 22 April UAE Arshad Ali IRL A William Porterfield UAE by 8 wkts
Match 2 A 23 April IND A Venugopal Rao NED A Jeroen Smits IND A by 202 runs
Match 3 B 24 April IRL A William Porterfield SL A Avishka Gunawardene SL A by 87 runs
Match 4 A 25 April PAK A Hasan Raza NED A Jeroen Smits PAK A by 123 runs
Match 5 B 27 April UAE Arshad Ali SL A Avishka Gunawardene SL A by 2 wkts
Match 6 A 28 April IND A Venugopal Rao PAK A Hasan Raza PAK A by 34 runs
Group A Table
Team M W L NR Pts NRR
  Pakistan A 2 2 0 0 11 +2.36
  India A 2 1 1 0 7 +0.89
  Netherlands A 2 0 2 0 0 –3.25
Group B Table
Team M W L NR Pts NRR
  Sri Lanka A 2 2 0 0 11 +0.89
  United Arab Emirates 2 1 1 0 7 +1.16
  Ireland A 2 0 2 0 0 –2.06

The top team from Group A and the second and third placed in Group B were placed in Group C; the others in Group D. Results from the first group stage were carried forward.

No. Group Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Result
Second Group Stage
Match 7 D 29 April NED A Jeroen Smits SL A Avishka Gunawardene SL A by 157 runs
Match 8 C 30 April IND A Venugopal Rao UAE Arshad Ali IND A by 126 runs
Match 9 D 1 May NED A Jeroen Smits PAK A Hasan Raza PAK A by 6 wkts
Match 10 C 2 May IND A Venugopal Rao IRL A William Porterfield IND A by 8 wkts
Match 11 D 3 May PAK A Hasan Raza SL A Avishka Gunawardene PAK A by 8 wkts
Match 12 C 4 May UAE Arshad Ali IRL A William Porterfield UAE by 31 runs
Group C Table
Team M W L NR Pts NRR
  India A 4 4 0 0 23 +2.24
  United Arab Emirates 4 2 2 0 12 –0.05
  Ireland A 4 0 4 0 1 –1.56
Group B Table
Team M W L NR Pts NRR
  Pakistan A 4 3 1 0 18 +1.03
  Sri Lanka A 4 3 1 0 18 +1.13
  Netherlands A 4 0 4 0 0 –2.94

Pakistan A qualified for the final on head-to-head result.[2]

No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Result
Final
Final 5 May IND A Venugopal Rao PAK A Hasan Raza PAK A by 36 runs

Zimbabwe in West IndiesEdit

A Test match series was originally planned, but Zimbabwe withdrew temporarily from Test cricket before this tour, and it was instead agreed to arrange seven One Day Internationals instead of five[3]

Zimbabweans in West Indies in 2006. One-Day International series result: West Indies won 5-0.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-day International Series
ODI 2368 29 April Brian Lara Terry Duffin Antigua Recreation Ground, St John's, Antigua   West Indies by 5 wkts
ODI 2369 30 April Brian Lara Terry Duffin Antigua Recreation Ground, St John's, Antigua   West Indies by 98 runs
ODI 2369a 6 May Brian Lara Terry Duffin Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana No result
ODI 2370 7 May Brian Lara Terry Duffin Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana   West Indies by 82 runs
ODI 2371 10 May Brian Lara Terry Duffin Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St. Lucia   West Indies by 10 wkts
ODI 2372 13 May Brian Lara Terry Duffin Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad No result
ODI 2373 14 May Brian Lara Terry Duffin Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad   West Indies by 104 runs

May 2006Edit

Sri Lanka in EnglandEdit

England return home on the back of a disastrous Winter tour of the sub-continent, having not won any of the series before or after Christmas; while Sri Lanka look to compound their win against Bangladesh.

Sri Lankans in England 2006: Test Series drawn 1-1. Sri Lanka win Twenty20 International. Sri Lanka win ODI series 5-0.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test Match Schedule
Test 1802 11–15 May Andrew Flintoff Mahela Jayawardene Lord's, London Match Drawn
Test 1803 25–29 May Andrew Flintoff Mahela Jayawardene Edgbaston, Birmingham   England by 6 wkts
Test 1805 2–6 June Andrew Flintoff Mahela Jayawardene Trent Bridge, Nottingham   Sri Lanka by 134 runs
Twenty20 International Schedule
T20I 7 15 June Andrew Strauss Mahela Jayawardene Rose Bowl, Southampton   Sri Lanka by 2 runs
One-Day International Schedule
ODI 2384 17 June Andrew Strauss Mahela Jayawardene Lord's, London   Sri Lanka by 20 runs
ODI 2385 20 June Andrew Strauss Mahela Jayawardene The Oval, London   Sri Lanka by 46 runs
ODI 2386 24 June Andrew Strauss Mahela Jayawardene Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street   Sri Lanka by 8 wkts
ODI 2388 28 June Andrew Strauss Mahela Jayawardene Old Trafford, Manchester   Sri Lanka by 33 runs
ODI 2389 1 July Andrew Strauss Mahela Jayawardene Headingley, Leeds   Sri Lanka by 8 wkts

Triangular Series (Bermuda, Canada, Zimbabwe)Edit

This tournament was held in Trinidad immediately follow the ODI series between Zimbabwe and West Indies. Zimbabwe won the tournament after going through unbeaten, while Bermuda finished second after winning their inaugural ODI - before losing twice to Zimbabwe.

No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
Group Stages
ODI 2374 16 May   Canada John Davison   Zimbabwe Terry Duffin Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad   Zimbabwe by 143 runs
ODI 2375 17 May   Bermuda Janeiro Tucker   Canada John Davison Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad   Bermuda by 3 wkts
ODI 2376 18 May   Bermuda Janeiro Tucker   Zimbabwe Terry Duffin Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad   Zimbabwe by 194 runs
Final Group Stage Table
Team M W L NR Pts NRR
  Zimbabwe 2 2 0 0 10 +3.37
  Bermuda 2 1 1 0 4 –1.97
  Canada 2 0 2 0 0 –1.63
No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
Final
ODI 2378 20 May   Bermuda Janeiro Tucker   Zimbabwe Terry Duffin Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad   Zimbabwe by 83 runs

India in West IndiesEdit

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-Day International Schedule
ODI 2377 18 May Brian Lara Rahul Dravid Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica   India by 5 wkts
ODI 2379 20 May Brian Lara Rahul Dravid Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica   West Indies by 1 run
ODI 2380 23 May Brian Lara Rahul Dravid Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts   West Indies by 4 wkts
ODI 2381 26 May Brian Lara Rahul Dravid Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad   West Indies by 6 wkts
ODI 2382 28 May Brian Lara Rahul Dravid Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad   West Indies by 19 runs
Test Match Schedule
Test 1804 2–6 June Brian Lara Rahul Dravid Antigua Recreation Ground, St John's, Antigua Match Drawn
Test 1806 10–14 June Brian Lara Rahul Dravid Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St.Lucia Match Drawn
Test 1807 22–26 June Brian Lara Rahul Dravid Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts Match Drawn
Test 1808 30 June-4 July Brian Lara Rahul Dravid Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica   India by 49 runs

June 2006Edit

England in IrelandEdit

Ireland lost their debut One Day International, but England's win described by Cricinfo as "unspectacular",[4] with Marcus Trescothick making 113 after England chose to bat first. Irish native Ed Joyce opened the innings for England, scoring 10 before he was caught by Kevin O'Brien, but a 142-run partnership between Trescothick and Ian Bell for the fourth wicket brought 200 up for England. England scored 84 off the last ten overs, with Bell making an ODI career high of 80. Ireland did bat out 50 overs, but no one could match the scores of Trescothick and Bell; Andre Botha made the best attempt, but his 52 lasted 89 balls, well below the required run rate of six an over. Steve Harmison took three wickets, but conceded 58 runs after bowling an opening spell described by The Times as "a curate's egg".[5] Ireland's highest-scoring partnership was for the seventh wicket, with Andrew White adding 64 with O'Brien.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-Day International Schedule
ODI 2383 13 June Trent Johnston Andrew Strauss Stormont, Belfast   England by 38 runs

Bangladesh A in ZimbabweEdit

Bangladesh A toured Zimbabwe for three first class and five one-day matches against the A team of the hosting nation. The first-class series ended in a draw after Bangladesh A fell to defeat in the third match after giving Zimbabwe A the first-innings lead of 203 to eventually lose the match by seven wickets. However, Bangladesh A secured the one-day series by winning the first three games.

Zimbabwe A v Bangladesh A. First-class series: Drawn 1–1. One-day series: Bangladesh A won 4–1.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
First Class Schedule
FC 1 17–20 June Hamilton Masakadza Tushar Imran Mutare Sports Club, Mutare BAN A by 7 wkts
FC 2 23–26 June Hamilton Masakadza Tushar Imran Mutare Sports Club, Mutare Match drawn
FC 3 30 June-3 July Stuart Matsikenyeri Tushar Imran Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo ZIM A by 7 wkts
One-Day Schedule
OD 1 6 July Hamilton Masakadza Tushar Imran Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo BAN A by 26 runs
OD 2 8 July Stuart Matsikenyeri Tushar Imran Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo BAN A by 4 wkts
OD 3 9 July Stuart Matsikenyeri Tushar Imran Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo BAN A by 6 wkts
OD 4 12 July Stuart Matsikenyeri Tushar Imran Kwekwe Sports Club, Kwekwe ZIM A by 6 wkts
OD 5 14 July Hamilton Masakadza Tushar Imran Kwekwe Sports Club BAN A by 58 runs

Pakistan in ScotlandEdit

Pakistan won the match by five wickets, after Scotland lost four wickets in the first eight overs and then four more in the remaining 42. Ryan Watson and Neil McCallum put on 116 for the fifth wicket, an ODI record partnership for Scotland, who played their first ODI for seven years.[6] Their innings also doubled the number of ODI fifties scored for Scotland.[7]

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-day International Schedule
ODI 2387 27 June Inzamam-ul-Haq Ryan Watson Grange, Edinburgh   Pakistan by 5 wkts

EAP Cricket TrophyEdit

This tournament determined one qualifier from the East-Asia Pacific region to Division Three of the 2007 World Cricket League. Three teams, Cook Islands (qualified from the 2005 ICC EAP Cricket Cup), Fijian and Japan (qualified from the 2005 ICC EAP Cricket Cup) played in the tournament, which was held in Brisbane using a double round robin format.[8] Fiji went through the tournament unbeaten.

EAP Cricket Trophy. Teams: Cook Islands, Fiji, Japan. Winners: Fiji

No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
EAP Cricket Trophy
Match 1 27 June   Fiji Joeli Mateyawa[9]   Japan Tetsuo Fuji Peter Burge Oval   Fiji by 8 wits
Match 2 28 June   Fiji Joeli Mateyawa   Cook Islands William Browne[10] Peter Burge Oval   Fiji by 5 wkts
Match 3 29 June   Japan Tetsuo Fuji   Cook Islands Dunu Eliaba[11] Peter Burge Oval   Japan by 2 wkts (D/L)
Match 4 30 June   Fiji Joeli Mateyawa   Japan Tetsuo Fuji Peter Burge Oval   Fiji by 82 runs
Match 5 1 July   Fiji Joeli Mateyawa   Cook Islands Dunu Eliaba Peter Burge Oval   Fiji by 1 wkt
Match 6 2 July   Japan Tetsuo Fuji   Cook Islands Dunu Eliaba[10] Peter Burge Oval   Cook Islands by 26 runs
Final Table
Team M W L NR Pts
  Fiji 4 4 0 0 8
  Cook Islands 4 1 3 0 2
  Japan 4 1 3 0 2

July 2006Edit

Sri Lanka in the NetherlandsEdit

Sri Lanka batted first in both matches, and won both. In the first match, they surpassed the world record ODI total set by South Africa four months earlier, making 443 for four on their way to a 195-run victory. Both Sanath Jayasuriya and Tillakaratne Dilshan made centuries. Sri Lanka made two changes for the second match, with Jayasuriya resting, and still won the second match by 55 runs

Sri Lanka in the Netherlands in 2006. One-day International series: Sri Lanka won 2–0.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-Day Internationals Schedule
ODI 2390 4 July Luuk van Troost Mahela Jayawardene VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen   Sri Lanka by 195 runs
ODI 2391 6 July Luuk van Troost Mahela Jayawardene VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen   Sri Lanka by 55 runs

Top End SeriesEdit

The top end refers to the "Top End" of Australia geographically, i.e. the cities of Darwin and Cairns, who are set to host these matches[12]

No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
Twenty20 Schedule
T20 1 9 July   AUS A Brad Haddin   NZ A Craig McMillan Marrara Oval, Darwin AUS A by 16 runs
T20 2 9 July   NZ A Craig McMillan   PAK A Misbah-ul-Haq Marrara Oval, Darwin PAK A by 60 runs
T20 3 23 July   AUS A Brad Haddin   PAK A Misbah-ul-Haq Cazaly's Stadium, Cairns PAK A by 2 wkts
One-Day Schedule
OD 1 5 July   AUS A Brad Haddin   NZ A Peter Fulton Marrara Oval, Darwin NZ A by 8 wkts
OD 2 6 July   PAK A Misbah-ul-Haq   IND A Venugopal Rao Marrara Oval, Darwin IND A by 130 runs
OD 3 8 July   AUS A Brad Haddin   IND A Venugopal Rao Marrara Oval, Darwin IND A by 4 wkts
OD 4 24 July   IND A Venugopal Rao   NZ A Peter Fulton Cazaly's Stadium, Cairns NZ A by 7 wkts
OD 5 25 July   PAK A Misbah-ul-Haq   AUS A Brad Haddin Cazaly's Stadium, Cairns TIE
OD 6 27 July   PAK A Misbah-ul-Haq   NZ A Peter Fulton Cazaly's Stadium, Cairns NZ A by 50 runs
First Class Schedule
FC 1 11–14 July   IND A Parthiv Patel   NZ A Craig McMillan Gardens Oval, Darwin IND A by 3 wkts
FC 2 11–14 July   PAK A Misbah-ul-Haq   AUS A Brad Haddin Marrara Oval, Darwin Match Drawn
FC 3 17–20 July   PAK A Misbah-ul-Haq   NZ A Craig McMillan Fretwell Park, Cairns No result
FC 4 18–21 July   IND A Venugopal Rao   AUS A Brad Haddin Cazaly's Stadium, Cairns Match Drawn

Pakistan in EnglandEdit

After a draw in the first Test, Andrew Strauss led his team to back-to-back Test victories and secured the series before the fourth and final Test. That Test was marred by a ball-tampering controversy, which culminated in Pakistan refusing to take the field after the tea interval in protest to a decision by umpire Darrell Hair to penalise the Pakistani team for ball-tampering. This led the umpires eventually to award the game to England, who thus won the Test series 3–0. However, this result was later changed to a draw, meaning that England now win the series 2-0.

Pakistani cricket team in England in 2006. Test series result: England won 2–0. Twenty20 International: Pakistan won one-off match. One-day International Series: Drawn 2–2.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test Series Schedule
Test 1809 13–17 July Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq Lord's, London Match Drawn
Test 1811 27–31 July Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq Old Trafford, Manchester   England by innings & 120 runs
Test 1813 4–8 August Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq Headingley, Leeds   England by 167 runs
Test 1814 17–21 August Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq The Oval, London Match Awarded to England
Twenty20 International Schedule
T20I 8 28 August Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq Bristol County Ground, Bristol   Pakistan by 5 wickets
One-Day International Schedule
ODI 2408 30 August Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq Sophia Gardens, Cardiff No result
ODI 2409 2 September Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq Lord's, London   Pakistan by 7 wickets (D/L)
ODI 2410 5 September Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq Rose Bowl, Southampton   Pakistan by 2 wickets
ODI 2411 8 September Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq| Trent Bridge, Nottingham   England by 8 wickets
ODI 2412 10 September Andrew Strauss Inzamam-ul-Haq Edgbaston, Birmingham   England by 3 wickets

South Africa in Sri LankaEdit

Originally, South Africa was set to play Sri Lanka and India in the tri-nation Unitech Cup one-day cricket tournament. Following a series of bomb blasts in the Sri Lankan capital, South Africa withdrew from the tournament.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test Schedule
Test 1810 27–31 July Ashwell Prince Mahela Jayawardene Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo   Sri Lanka by inns & 153 runs
Test 1812 4–8 August Ashwell Prince Mahela Jayawardene P. Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo   Sri Lanka by 1 wicket

Bangladesh in ZimbabweEdit

The tour included only five One Day International, as Zimbabwe have voluntarily withdrawn from Test cricket.

Bangladeshis in Zimbabwe in 2006. ODI series: Zimbabwe won 3–2.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-Day International Schedule
ODI 2392 29 July Habibul Bashar Prosper Utseya Harare Sports Club, Harare   Zimbabwe by 2 wkts
ODI 2393 30 July Habibul Bashar Prosper Utseya Harare Sports Club, Harare   Bangladesh by 62 runs
ODI 2394 2 August Khaled Mashud Prosper Utseya Harare Sports Club, Harare   Zimbabwe by 2 wkts
ODI 2395 4 August Khaled Mashud Prosper Utseya Harare Sports Club, Harare   Zimbabwe by 7 wkts
ODI 2397 6 August Khaled Mashud Prosper Utseya Harare Sports Club, Harare   Bangladesh by 8 wkts

Indian Women in Ireland and EnglandEdit

Indian Women in Ireland and England. One-day Internationals in Ireland: India won 2–0. One-day Internationals in England: England won 4–0. Test match: India won the one-off Test match.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-day Internationals: Ireland v India[13]
WODI 567 29 July Heather Whelan Mithali Raj Railway Union CC   India by 107 runs
WODI 568 30 July Heather Whelan Mithali Raj The Hills CC, Vineyard   India by 78 runs (D/L)
Women's Twenty20 International Schedule
WT20I 3 5 August Charlotte Edwards Mithali Raj Derby   India by 8 wkts
Women's Test Schedule
WTest 128 8–11 August 2006 Charlotte Edwards Mithali Raj Grace Road Match Drawn
WTest 129 29 August-1 September 2006 Charlotte Edwards Mithali Raj Taunton   India by 5 wkts
Women's One-Day International Schedule
WODI 569 14 August Charlotte Edwards Mithali Raj Lord's   England by 100 runs
WODI 570 17 August Charlotte Edwards Mithali Raj Denis Compton Oval No result
WODI 571 19 August Charlotte Edwards Mithali Raj Arundel Castle   England by 5 wkts
WODI 575 24 August Charlotte Edwards Mithali Raj Rose Bowl   England by 3 wkts
WODI 576 25 August Charlotte Edwards Mithali Raj Rose Bowl   England by 7 wkts

August 2006Edit

European ChampionshipEdit

Division One of the 2006 European Cricket Championship consisted of five teams, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands and Scotland. The three matches between Ireland, the Netherlands and Scotland were official One-day Internationals, though the match between Netherlands and Ireland was called off. Despite finishing last, Italy qualified for World Cricket League Div III because of other 4 nations already qualified for the league, so Italy claims the place as the best non-qualified nation.

No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
Group Stages
Match 1 4 August   Denmark Frederik Klokker   Ireland Trent Johnston Hamilton Crescent   Ireland by 99 runs
Match 2 4 August   Italy Alessandro Bonora   Netherlands Luuk van Troost Shawholm   Netherlands by 140 runs
ODI 2396 5 August   Scotland Craig Wright   Ireland Trent Johnston Cambusdoon New Ground   Ireland by 85 runs
Match 4 6 August   Denmark Frederik Klokker   Italy Alessandro Bonora New Anniesland   Denmark by 55 runs
ODI 2399 6 August   Scotland Craig Wright   Netherlands Luuk van Troost Cambusdoon New Ground   Scotland by 4 wkts
Match 6 7 August   Ireland Kyle McCallan   Italy Alessandro Bonora Hamilton Crescent   Ireland by 7 wkts
ODI 2401 8 August   Ireland Trent Johnston   Netherlands Luuk van Troost Cambusdoon New Ground No result
Match 8 8 August   Scotland Craig Wright   Denmark Frederik Klokker New Anniesland   Scotland by 3 runs
Match 9 9 August   Denmark Frederik Klokker   Netherlands Luuk van Troost Shawholm   Netherlands by 4 wkts
Match 10 s 9 August   Scotland Craig Wright   Italy Alessandro Bonora Hamilton Crescent   Scotland by 10 wkts
Current Table
Team M W L NR Pts NRR
  Ireland 4 3 0 1 7 +2.42
  Scotland 4 3 1 0 6 +0.03
  Netherlands 4 2 1 1 5 +1.18
  Denmark 4 1 3 0 2 -0.28
  Italy 4 0 4 0 0 -2.72

Kenya in CanadaEdit

This was originally scheduled to be a triangular series between Bermuda, Canada and Kenya.[14] However, after Kenya rescheduled their ODIs with Bangladesh due to their lack of financial backing, they also cancelled their matches against Bermuda.[15] The ODI series followed the Intercontinental Cup tie between the two nations, which Canada shaded by 25 runs; however, in the short form, Kenya won after bowling Canada out for 129 in the first match and 94 in the second.

Kenyans in Canada in 2006. ODI series: Kenya won 2–0.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-day International Schedule
ODI 2398 5 August John Davison Steve Tikolo Toronto C.S.C.C., Toronto   Kenya by 108 runs
ODI 2400 6 August John Davison Steve Tikolo Toronto C.S.C.C., Toronto   Kenya by 5 wkts

Bangladesh in KenyaEdit

Bangladesh were originally scheduled to play three One Day International matches between 19 July and 23 July.[16] However, the Kenyan board had to postpone the matches for three weeks due to lack of funds.[17]

Bangladesh in Kenya in 2006. ODI series: Bangladesh won 3–0.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-Day Internationals Schedule
ODI 2402 12 August Steve Tikolo Khaled Mashud Nairobi Gymkhana, Nairobi   Bangladesh BAN by 6 wkts
ODI 2403 14 August Steve Tikolo Khaled Mashud Nairobi Gymkhana, Nairobi   Bangladesh by 2 wkts
ODI 2404 15 August Steve Tikolo Khaled Mashud Nairobi Gymkhana, Nairobi   Bangladesh by 6 wkts

Indians in Sri LankaEdit

As in 2005, Sri Lanka were set to start their international home season with a triangular series at home following a 2-Test series. India came to visit, in addition to the already touring South Africans, and the three teams were set to contest 2006 Unitech Cup. The first four matches was scheduled to be held in Dambulla, and the last three, two group matches and a final, will be held at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. However, the venue of the series became an issue in the elections for presidency of Sri Lanka Cricket, with the sitting presidents wishing to move the series to Colombo,[18] as they feared sabotage from the opposition group if the opposition lost the elections.[19] The opposition, however, wanted to host the matches in Dambulla. On 13 July, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said that their team would play all matches in Colombo,[20] and a few days later a group of former cricketers were nominated to run Sri Lanka Cricket after the elections were cancelled after advice from the country's president, Mahinda Rajapakse.[21]

The tournament was postponed by two days following rain and a bomb blast near the South African team hotel.[22] After receiving an independent security report, the United Cricket Board of South Africa announced that they were pulling out of the tournament, leaving India and Sri Lanka to play a three-match series. The first of these games was rained off.

The series is later cancelled due to rain and bad weather during the three ODIs, the series will be played as a tri-series in 2007, after the World Cup.

Indians in Sri Lanka in 2006.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-day International Series
ODI 2405 18, 19 August Mahela Jayawardene Rahul Dravid Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo No result
2nd Match 20 August Mahela Jayawardene Rahul Dravid Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo No result
3rd Match 22 August Mahela Jayawardene Rahul Dravid Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo No result

Asian Cricket Council TrophyEdit

This tournament is arranged by the Asian Cricket Council and is open to every non-Test member nation of the ACC. 17 nations are taking part in the event in Kuala Lumpur.[23] At stake are places in the World Cricket League, along with berths in the 2008 Asia Cup.

Despite losing in the final, Hong Kong advanced to the World Cricket League Division Three due to U.A.E. already qualified for this league.

Bermuda in CanadaEdit

The last of these matches will be part of the Americas Cricket Championship.

No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
One-day International Schedule
ODI 2406 19 August John Davison Irvine Romaine Toronto C.S.C.C., Toronto   Bermuda by 6 wkts
ODI 2407 21 August John Davison Irvine Romaine Toronto C.S.C.C., Toronto   Bermuda by 11 runs

Americas ChampionshipEdit

Canada hosted the Americas Cricket Championship, and participated along with Argentina, Bermuda, Cayman Islands and USA. The tournament took place between 21 August and 26 August.[24]

Canada, Bermuda and the USA had already qualified for the World Cricket League based on their performances in the 2005 ICC Trophy, and, as Cayman Islands finished in third place ahead of Argentina, the Caymans qualified for Division Three of the 2007 League. Bermuda won all their games except for a rained-off clash with USA, while Canada lost their first two and failed to get better than fourth despite a ten-wicket win over USA in the final game.

No. Date Team 1 Captain Team 2 Captain Venue Result
Group Stages[25]
ODI 2407 21 August   Canada John Davison   Bermuda Irvine Romaine Toronto C.S.C.C., Toronto   Bermuda by 11 runs
Match 2 21 August   United States Steve Massiah   Cayman Islands Ryan Bovell King City Maple Leaf C.C., Ontario   United States by 106 runs
Match 3 22 August   Bermuda Irvine Romaine   Argentina Estaban McDermott King City Maple Leaf C.C., Ontario   Bermuda by 111 runs
Match 4 22 August   Canada John Davison   Cayman Islands Steve Gordon King City Maple Leaf C.C., Ontario   Cayman Islands by 8 wkts
Match 5 23 August   Bermuda Irvine Romaine   Cayman Islands Ryan Bovell King City Maple Leaf C.C., Ontario   Bermuda by 93 runs
Match 6 23 August   United States Steve Massiah   Argentina Lucas Paterlini King City Maple Leaf C.C., Ontario   United States by 7 wkts
Match 7 25 August   Bermuda Irvine Romaine   United States Steve Massiah King City Maple Leaf C.C., Ontario No result
Match 8 25 August   Canada John Davison   Argentina Estaban McDermott King City Maple Leaf C.C., Ontario   Canada by 9 wkts (D/L)
Match 9 26 August   Canada John Davison   United States Steve Massiah King City Maple Leaf C.C., Ontario   Canada by 10 wkts
Match 10 26 August   Argentina Estaban McDermott   Cayman Islands Ryan Bovell King City Maple Leaf C.C., Ontario   Cayman Islands by 114 runs
Final Table
Team M W L NR Pts NRR
  Bermuda 4 3 0 1 14 +1.42
  United States 4 2 1 1 10 +0.48
  Cayman Islands 4 2 2 0 8 –0.26
  Canada 4 2 2 0 8 +1.06
  Argentina 4 0 4 0 0 –2.47
  • Cayman Islands finished ahead of Canada due to head-to-head result.

African ChampionshipEdit

This tournament was held in Dar-es-Salaam between the five top African nations that have not already qualified for the global divisions of the World Cricket League through performances at the 2005 ICC Trophy.[26] Five teams took part, four of which, Botswana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia all took part at the 2004 Six Nations World Cup Qualifying Series Tournament in Africa, finishing from third to sixth, while Mozambique won the Africa Division Two event in April to qualify for this Division One tournament. The winner of this tournament, the hosts Tanzania, qualified for Division Three in the global World Cricket League.

No. Date Team 1 Team 2 Result
Group Stages
Match 1 23 August   Mozambique   Tanzania   Tanzania by 151 runs
Match 2 23 August   Botswana   Nigeria   Botswana by 29 runs
Match 3 24 August   Botswana   Zambia   Botswana by 34 runs
Match 4 24 August   Nigeria   Tanzania   Tanzania by 111 runs
Match 5 25 August   Nigeria   Zambia   Zambia by 3 wkts
Match 6 25 August   Botswana   Mozambique   Botswana by 8 wkts
Match 7 26 August   Mozambique   Nigeria   Mozambique by 76 runs
Match 8 26 August   Tanzania   Zambia   Tanzania by 9 wkts
Match 9 27 August   Botswana   Tanzania   Tanzania by 8 wkts
Match 10 27 August   Mozambique   Zambia   Mozambique by 81 runs
Final Table
Team M W L NR Pts
  Tanzania 4 4 0 0 8
  Botswana 4 3 1 0 6
  Mozambique 4 2 2 0 4
  Zambia 4 1 3 0 2
  Nigeria 4 0 4 0 0

ICC Championship Tables in September 2006Edit

Test statisticsEdit

ResultsEdit

Test matches in the 2006 season: Results summary
Team Played Won Lost Drawn % Won
  Sri Lanka 5 3 1 1 60.00
  England 7 4 1 2 57.14
  India 4 1 0 3 25.00
  West Indies 4 0 1 3 0.00
  South Africa 2 0 2 0 0.00
  Pakistan 4 0 3 1 0.00

Batting statisticsEdit

Test matches in the 2006 season: Most runs[27]
No Player Team Mat Inn NO Runs Avg 100s 50s
1 Mahela Jayawardene   Sri Lanka 5 9 0 740 82.22 3 1
2 Kevin Pietersen   England 7 12 0 707 58.91 3 1
3 Mohammad Yousuf   Pakistan 4 7 0 631 90.14 3 0
4 Andrew Strauss   England 7 12 0 600 50.00 2 2
5 Alastair Cook   England 7 12 1 578 52.54 2 2
Other team leaders
7 Rahul Dravid   India 4 7 1 496 82.66 1 4
12 Daren Ganga   West Indies 4 8 1 344 49.14 1 1
24 A. B. de Villiers   South Africa 2 4 0 217 54.25 0 2
Test matches in the 2006 season: Highest average
(qualification: 5 innings)
No Player Team Mat Inn NO Runs Avg 100s 50s
1 Ian Bell   England 4 7 3 375 93.75 3 0
2 Mohammad Yousuf   Pakistan 4 7 0 631 90.14 3 0
3 Rahul Dravid   India 4 7 1 496 82.66 1 4
4 Mahela Jayawardene   Sri Lanka 5 9 0 740 82.22 3 1
5 Younis Khan   Pakistan 3 5 0 329 65.80 1 1
Other team leaders
14 Daren Ganga   West Indies 4 8 1 344 49.14 1 1

Bowling statisticsEdit

Test matches in the 2006 season: Most wickets
No Player Team Mat Ovs Runs Wkts Avg
1 Muttiah Muralitharan   Sri Lanka 5 309.2 802 46 17.43
2 Monty Panesar   England 7 283.2 725 27 26.85
3 Matthew Hoggard   England 7 274 842 25 33.68
4 Anil Kumble   India 4 223.1 658 23 28.60
5 Steve Harmison   England 4 151.3 542 20 27.10
Other team leaders
6 Umar Gul   Pakistan 4 158.2 614 18 34.11
7 Corey Collymore   West Indies 4 144.1 337 15 22.46
18 Dale Steyn   South Africa 2 61.5 292 8 36.50
Test matches in the 2006 season: Lowest average
(qualification: 500 balls bowled)
No Player Team Mat Ovs Runs Wkts Avg
1 Muttiah Muralitharan   Sri Lanka 5 309.2 802 46 17.43
2 Corey Collymore   West Indies 4 144.1 337 15 22.46
3 Virender Sehwag   India 4 89.1 209 9 23.22
4 Jerome Taylor   West Indies 3 95 341 14 24.35
5 Monty Panesar   England 7 283.2 725 27 26.85
Other team leaders
13 Umar Gul   Pakistan 4 158.2 614 18 34.11
21 Nicky Boje   South Africa 2 124.3 403 5 80.60

ODI statisticsEdit

ResultsEdit

One-day Internationals in the 2006 season: Results summary
Team Played Won Lost Tied/NR % Won
  Sri Lanka 8 7 0 1 87.50
  West Indies 11 9 1 1 81.81
  Bangladesh 8 5 3 0 62.50
  Bermuda 5 3 2 0 60.00
  Pakistan 6 3 2 1 50.00
  Zimbabwe 14 6 7 1 42.85
  Kenya 5 2 3 0 40.00
  Ireland 3 1 1 1 33.33
  Scotland 3 1 2 0 33.33
  England 11 3 7 1 27.27
  India 6 1 4 1 16.66
  Netherlands 4 0 3 1 0.00
  Canada 6 0 6 0 0.00

Batting statisticsEdit

One-day Internationals in the 2006 season: Most runs
No Player Team Mat Inn NO Runs Avg 100s 50s
1 Ramnaresh Sarwan   West Indies 11 10 2 527 65.87 1 5
2 Brendan Taylor   Zimbabwe 14 14 3 494 44.90 0 3
3 Sanath Jayasuriya   Sri Lanka 7 6 0 479 79.83 3 0
4 Ian Bell   England 11 11 1 479 47.90 0 4
5 Chris Gayle   West Indies 10 10 1 452 50.22 1 2
Other team leaders
14 Shahriar Nafees   Bangladesh 8 8 1 291 41.57 1 1
17 Younis Khan   Pakistan 6 6 1 240 48.00 1 1
18 Virender Sehwag   India 6 6 1 237 47.40 0 2
24 Irvine Romaine   Bermuda 5 4 0 211 52.75 1 1
38 Steve Tikolo   Kenya 5 5 1 140 35.00 0 1
39 George Codrington   Canada 5 5 1 139 34.75 0 0
40 Ryan Watson   Scotland 3 3 0 137 45.66 0 1
44 Kyle McCallan   Ireland 3 3 2 120 120.00 0 1
46 Darron Reekers   Netherlands 4 4 0 118 29.50 0 0
One-day Internationals in the 2006 season: Highest average
(qualification: 5 innings)
No Player Team Mat Inn NO Runs Avg 100s 50s
1 Sanath Jayasuriya   Sri Lanka 7 6 0 479 79.83 3 0
2 Mohammad Yousuf   Pakistan 6 5 2 232 77.33 0 2
3 Mahela Jayawardene   Sri Lanka 8 7 2 362 72.40 2 1
4 Ramnaresh Sarwan   West Indies 11 10 2 527 65.87 1 5
5 Upul Tharanga   Sri Lanka 8 7 0 437 62.42 2 2
Other team leaders
7 Mohammad Kaif   India 6 5 1 205 51.25 0 3
10 Ian Bell   England 11 11 1 479 47.90 0 4
14 Farhad Reza   Bangladesh 7 6 2 185 46.25 0 1
17 Brendan Taylor   Zimbabwe 14 14 3 494 44.90 0 3
25 Steve Tikolo   Kenya 5 5 1 140 35.00 0 1
26 George Codrington   Canada 5 5 1 139 34.75 0 0
43 Saleem Mukuddem   Bermuda 5 5 1 87 21.75 0 0

Bowling statisticsEdit

One-day Internationals in the 2006 season: Most wickets
No Player Team Mat Ovs Runs Wkts Avg
1 Tawanda Mupariwa   Zimbabwe 10 93 438 22 19.90
2 Mashrafe Mortaza   Bangladesh 7 64 250 17 14.70
3 Blessing Mahwire   Zimbabwe 12 91.4 426 15 28.40
4 Dwayne Bravo   West Indies 9 62.5 283 14 20.21
5 Jerome Taylor   West Indies 8 67 286 14 20.42
Other team leaders
7 Lasith Malinga   West Indies 7 56.2 283 13 21.76
10 Steve Harmison   England 6 60 344 11 31.27
11 George O'Brien   Bermuda 4 40 195 10 19.50
12 Dave Langford-Smith   Ireland 3 27 136 9 15.11
13 Ajit Agarkar   India 6 47 163 9 18.11
14 Shoaib Akhtar   Pakistan 6 36 168 9 18.66
16 John Davison   Canada 6 51 208 9 23.11
24 Hiren Varaiya   Kenya 3 23.2 82 7 11.71
32 Darron Reekers   Netherlands 4 31 190 7 27.14
55 Craig Wright   Scotland 2 13 55 4 13.75
One-day Internationals in the 2006 season: Lowest average
(qualification: 250 balls bowled)
No Player Team Mat Ovs Runs Wkts Avg
1 Mashrafe Mortaza   Bangladesh 7 64 250 17 14.70
2 Ajit Agarkar   India 6 47 163 9 18.11
3 Tawanda Mupariwa   Zimbabwe 10 93 438 22 19.90
4 Dwayne Bravo   West Indies 9 62.5 283 14 20.21
5 Jerome Taylor   West Indies 8 67 286 14 20.42
Other team leaders
8 Lasith Malinga   Sri Lanka 7 56.2 283 13 21.76
9 Peter Ongondo   Kenya 5 42 154 7 22.00
10 John Davison   Canada 6 51 208 9 23.11
11 Mohammad Asif   Pakistan 6 57 209 9 23.22
14 Steve Harmison   England 6 60 344 11 31.27
29 Saleem Mukuddem   Bermuda 5 46 196 3 65.33

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Further referencesEdit