ICC World T20, 2007 India vs Pakistan, Final – Lets See What Happend In Last Over

ICC World T20, 2007 India vs Pakistan, Final - Lets See What Happend In Last Over

IND 157/5 (20 Ovs)
PAK 152/10 (19.3 Ovs)

Irfan Pathan

Shahid Afridi

India SquadPlaying XI- Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Joginder Sharma, Gautam Gambhir, RP Singh, S Sreesanth, Robin Uthappa, Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan

Pakistan SquadPlaying XI- Shoaib Malik (c), Kamran Akmal (wk), Younis Khan, Imran Nazir, Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Hafeez, Yasir Arafat, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir

India innings

-Restricted Overs (0-6) : India 40/2 (G Gambhir 14*, Yuvraj Singh 0*)
-India: 50 runs in 7.4 overs (49 balls), Extras 3
-G Gambhir: 50 off 38 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
-3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 40 balls (G Gambhir 37, Yuvraj Singh 11, Ex 2)
-India: 100 runs in 13.1 overs (83 balls), Extras 5
-India: 150 runs in 19.2 overs (121 balls), Extras 6
-Innings Break: India – 157/5 in 20.0 overs (RG Sharma 30, IK Pathan 3)

Pakistan innings

-Pakistan: 50 runs in 5.3 overs (35 balls), Extras 4
-Restricted Overs (0-6) : Pakistan 53/3 (Younis Khan 15*, Shoaib Malik 0*)
-Pakistan: 100 runs in 15.3 overs (97 balls), Extras 6
-Pakistan: 150 runs in 19.2 overs (123 balls), Extras 12
-Twenty20 International Scorers: S Raju and Binoy George

Shoaib Malik “First of all I’d like to thank people back home and the Muslims around the world. We gave our 100%,” he says. “India have a strong batting line-up. We did well to restrict them to less than 160 but our batting didn’t come through. The Indians bowled really well and we played some bad shots. That’s why we ended up on the losing side in this game.”

The Man of the Match award goes to Irfan Pathan who says: “It’s a great comeback for me. I held my nerve and bowled in the right areas. The pitch was a bit on the slower side. It gripped a bit when I bowled slower balls. I tried to mix up the pace and keep things tight. In the end it could have gone any way. The bowlers all did really well when Misbah was batting well. We played as a team and we won.”

The Player of the Tournament award goes to Shahid Afridi who says: “Winning and losing is part of it. But we played really good cricket. Congratulations to the Indian captain and the whole team. I struggled a bit with my batting but I concentrated on my bowling.”

Mahendra Singh Dhoni “It’s one of the things I will treasure for the rest of my life. I’d like to congratulate the boys and thank them for the response they have given me. No-one expected us to win and the way we played today we deserve a big celebration. Pakistan bowled really well today in the second half. But we knew we had runs on the board and we could bring some pressure on the batsmen. Bhajji was not 100% sure of getting yorkers in the death. I thought I should throw the ball to someone who really wants to well in international cricket. Jogi did a really good job.”

The fireworks go off and the Indians celebrate wildly on the podium. New has just come in that the Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced a bonus of US$ 2 million for the team and a bonus of Rs 1 crore to Yuvraj Singh for his achievement of hitting six sixes in one over.

Last Over Thrill-

END OF OVER:19 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 145/9 (13 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.63, RRR: 13.00)

13 needed from 6 balls now. This big final has gone right down to the wire. Misbah on strike.

19.1 (1w)
Joginder Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, short of a length and far outside the off stump, that one barely lands on the pitch. Nerves here for Joginder Sharma. Big, big wide. Easily called
(12 needed from 6 now)

19.1 (0)
Joginder Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, play and a miss, the tension continuous.
(12 from 5 needed)

19.2 (6)
Joginder Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, full-toss outside the off, that’s not the place to bowl at this time. Misbah is cool . This is a baseball style home run. Such incredible hitting under pressure. You have to give it to Misbah
(6 needed from 4 balls now)

19.3 (W)
Joginder Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, India! It’s all over here!
Misbah-ul-Haq c Sreesanth b Joginder Sharma 43 (51m 38b 0x4 4×6) SR: 113.15

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