Got hooked to cricket and are wondering what are the matches from the yesteryear that you could watch again? While you could always bet on cricket in all the live matches and win big on each prediction, we are sure you would want to reminisce on some of the best matches in the last decade or so.
We bring to you some of the best cricket championship matches that you could relive again.
- ICC World T20 Final Johannesburg, 2007: India beat Pakistan to take Title
At Johannesburg, in the final match, Pakistan won the toss and decided to put India bat first, where Mahendra Singh Dhoni created history by taking the title of “Man of the Match”. India took away the inaugural title of the very first T20 match.
This was India’s first historic joy since the 1983 World Cup win. India, in the match, managed 157 runs in total with Gautam Gambhir scoring 75 and Rohit Sharma a solid 30, who won the title of India’s best performer.
The final over begun where Pakistan needed 13 runs to win the match when Sreesanth caught Misbah-ul-Haq where he became Pakistan’s 10th wicket. Pakistan was bowled out for 152 in 19.3 overs pursuing India’s 157 for 5. Misbah-ul-Haq scored 43 off 38 balls including 4 sixes, making India the roaring back in style with the US $49,000.
- India vs. Sri Lanka in 2009 at Colombo: India wins by 3 wickets against Sri Lanka
At Colombo Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat. Indika de Saram (SL) and Ravindra Jadeja (Ind) made their T20I debuts. In this spectacular match, Sri Lanka set India with the target of 172 which was really impossible attain.
In the final moments, India was left with less than 5 overs and more than 50 still to win the match. It was then that Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan scored 200 snatching the championship victory from the host country.
- England vs. India in 2017 at Lord’s London – The empowerment to change the regular scenario of usual cricket tournament
Women’s cricket has been on the rise, and we had to feature one of their best games till date. In the Women’s World Cup final, England women beat India women by 9 runs and grabbed the title of ICC Women’s World Cup for the fourth time. In 48.4 overs India was out for 219. Jhulan Goswami finished with 219 in 48.4 overs and England’s Natalie Sciver scored the highest – 51(68).
- Australia vs. Pakistan in 1999 at Lord’s London – Australia beat Pakistan
Pakistan wins the toss and decides to bat first in the 50-over match. With 179 balls remaining, Australia won by 8 wickets against Pakistan. Shane Warne with his spectacular performance takes away the title of ‘Man of the Match” at Lord’s. The match is known to be one of Australia’s greatest performances on the cricket field, apart from the unforgettable 50 overs game in 2005 they played with South Africa.
- India vs. Bangladesh in ICC T20 at Bangalore: India beat Bangladesh by one run
In the last over Bangladesh needed 11 runs in the last over. Bangladesh lost in the final over by giving 2 wickets to India and falling short of 1 run.
— Written by Sukanya Roy