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HOWZZAT T20

With the recently concluded World Cup T20, hosted by India, Yuvraj Singh brings us some famous moments from the cups over the years.

Each edition of the World T20, which happens every 2 years, is known for having a couple of moments in it that stood apart from the others and which helps to remember it better as it becomes a trademark of it in our memories. Let us have a look at some of them from each time the cup was held:

2007 (South Africa)

  1. India vs. Pakistan Bowl Out

The first match for both the teams ended in a tie, with the result to be decided by a method of bowl out where 5 players from each team aimed to hit the stumps. The team with more successful shots would win. India beat Pakistan 3-0 in this famous bowl out of 2007.

  1. Yuvraj Singh’s 6 sixes in 6 balls

It was the quarter finals of the WT20 2007 with India taking on England. Stuart Broad came onto bowl the 19th over of the innings. The Indian southpaw set in and smashed 6 sixes in the over, making it the biggest trademark event of the world cup. Six balls, six sixes, 36 runs.

  1. Misbah ul Haq’s blunder in the final

It was the perfect final, with India locking horns with Pakistan. India, batting first had put 157 on the board. With Pakistan chasing, 13 runs were required off the last over from Joginder Sharma. It was the 3rd ball of the over and Misbah tried to play an unorthodox scoop shot, lurking the ball in the air only to find Sreesanth at fine-leg. Thus, making India champions in the very first World T20.

2009 (England)

  1. The Dutch shock 

The Netherlands sensationally beat England by four wickets in the opening match of the ICC World Twenty20 at Lord’s. Needing seven off the last over Ryan ten Doeschate and Edgar Schiferli ran for their lives and with two needed off the last delivery, Stuart Broad missed a run-out from his follow through and the resulting overthrow set off wild scenes of celebration.

  1. Dilshan invents ‘Dilscoop’

The 2009 World T20 witnessed the invention of a very cheeky and the most talked about shot of the decade, called ‘dilscoop’ by the Sri Lankan opener, Tillakaratne Dilshan.

2010 (West Indies)

Mr. Cricket’s Magic

Australia vs Pakistan.Semi-finals. Pakistan scored 191 after batting first. Australia, while chasing needed 18 runs off the last over, with Michael Hussey as the only batsman left. He scored 6,6,4,6 against Saeed Ajmal to win the match for Australia.

2012 (Sri Lanka)

Gangnam All the Way

 

It was the hosts, Sri Lanka against the West Indies in the final. West Indies, put into bat, managed to score 137 for 6 in their 20 overs. Chasing that, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 101. Marlon Samuels was adjudged Man of the Match for his 78. The victory was followed by the trademark ‘Gangnam Style’ celebration of the Caribbean team, which was seen all throughout that year.

2014 (Bangladesh)

Lankan Legends Sign off in Style

Two of the greatest players of Sri Lankan cricket history – Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene played their last T20 matches for the country, having served for more than a decade. The team bid them the perfect farewell by winning the 2014 edition of the World T20.

2016 (India)

  1. One Run Stunner 

India vs Bangladesh, in a do or die match for both the teams. India scored 146 for 7 batting first. In one of the most thrilling last over of the cups, it all seemed lost for India when Bangladesh needed only 2 runs from 2 balls. Dhoni ran (arguably) the fastest sprint of his life, to run out incoming batsman Mustafizur Rahman. India won the match by 1 run.

  1. 4 in a row

 The most mind blowing moment of the tournament happened during the final. It was West Indies vs England. With the former chasing a target of 155, 19 runs were needed off the final over. Carlos Brathwaite smacked 4 sixes in a row to register a historic win for West Indies, making them a 2-time Champion. It was 1970s once again.

Yuvvraj Singh

Student-Reporter

May-2016