Team India continue their winning journey against arch rivals Pakistan in the World Cups in a thrilling match. The inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup when held in South Africa in 2007.
The inaugural of the T20 internationals World Cup has many memories for Indian fans.
Because a inexperience captain MS Dhoni-led Team India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan through a bowl-out in a group stage match of the T20 World Cup, in Kingsmead, Durban.
When both the sides score the same amount of runs in allotted 20 overs
The match result was decided after a tense bowl-out.
The Men in Blue defeated Pakidtan 3-0.
Pakistan won the toss and restricted India to 141/9 runs after the end of 20 overs.
Captain MS Dhoni and Robin Uthappa are star with the bat after playing knocks of 33 and 50 runs each.
Mohammed Asif was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan taken four wickets.
Pakistan’s chase never got a good start as the Indian bowling unit kept the hopes alive, by keeping a tight length and not allowing the pakistani batsman take control of the match.
Misbah-ul-Haq top score for Pakistan with 53 runs but he was dismissed in the final over and the match ends in a tie.
Similar as a penalty shoot-out in football this time the T20 format had bowl-out version in which sides make attempts at striking the wicket with no batsman in front of it.
Team India’s Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Robin Uthappa hit stumps.
And Pakistan’s Yasir Arafat, Umar Gul and Shahid Afridi missed the target which resulting a 3-0 victory for the Men in Blue.
Cricket fans witnessed another a remarkable achievement as the arch rivals.
Leading India for the first time MS Dhoni lastly took the side to the T20 World Cup winners in 2007.
FULL SCOREBOARD OF THE MATCH
|Gautam Gambhir||c & b Mohammad Asif||0||3||2||0||0||0.00|
|Virender Sehwag||b Mohammad Asif||5||3||10||1||0||166.66|
|Robin Uthappa||c Kamran Akmal b Sohail Tanvir||50||39||52||4||2||128.20|
|Yuvraj Singh||c Shoaib Malik b Mohammad Asif||1||4||8||0||0||25.00|
|Dinesh Karthik||b Mohammad Asif||11||9||12||2||0||122.22|
|MS Dhoni (c)(w)||c Younis Khan b Yasir Arafat||33||31||46||3||1||106.45|
|Irfan Pathan||b Shahid Afridi||20||15||11||0||2||133.33|
|Harbhajan Singh||b Shahid Afridi||1||4||4||0||0||25.00|
|Ajit Agarkar||run out (Kamran Akmal)||14||9||9||2||0||155.55|
|Extras||(lb 2, w 3)||5|
|TOTAL||(20 Ov, RR: 7.05)||141/9|
|Did not bat: RP Singh|
|Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Gautam Gambhir, 0.3 ov), 2-9 (Virender Sehwag, 2.1 ov), 3-19 (Yuvraj Singh, 4.1 ov), 4-36 (Dinesh Karthik, 6.4 ov), 5-82 (Robin Uthappa, 12.1 ov), 6-111 (Irfan Pathan, 15.6 ov), 7-123 (Harbhajan Singh, 17.1 ov), 8-138 (MS Dhoni, 19.1 ov), 9-141 (Ajit Agarkar, 20 ov)|
PAKISTAN INNINGS (TARGET: 142 RUNS FROM 20 OVERS)
|Salman Butt||c †Dhoni b Agarkar||17||25||32||2||0||68.00|
|Imran Nazir||b Singh||7||8||10||1||0||87.50|
|Kamran Akmal (w)||run out (Yuvraj Singh)||15||13||25||1||1||115.38|
|Younis Khan||b Pathan||2||8||5||0||0||25.00|
|Shoaib Malik (c)||c Harbhajan Singh b Pathan||20||18||24||3||0||111.11|
|Misbah-ul-Haq||run out (Agarkar/Sreesanth)||53||35||46||7||1||151.42|
|Shahid Afridi||c Karthik b Harbhajan Singh||7||9||9||0||0||77.77|
|Yasir Arafat||not out||12||5||13||2||0||240.00|
|Extras||(lb 2, nb 1, w 5)||8|
|TOTAL||(20 Ov, RR: 7.05)||141/7|
|Did not bat: Mohammad Asif, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir|
|Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Imran Nazir, 2.1 ov), 2-44 (Salman Butt, 7.2 ov), 3-47 (Kamran Akmal, 8.1 ov), 4-47 (Younis Khan, 8.5 ov), 5-87 (Shoaib Malik, 14.6 ov), 6-103 (Shahid Afridi, 17.4 ov), 7-141 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 20 ov)|
|Toss||Pakistan, elected to field first|
|Series||ICC World Cup T20|
|Player Of The Match||Mohammad Asif|
|Match days||14 September 2007 – Night (20-over match)|
|Umpires||Billy Doctrove and Simon Taufel|
|TV Umpire||Steve Davis|
|Reserve Umpire||Brian Jerling|
|Match Referee||Mike Procter|
|Points||India 2, Pakistan 0|
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