T20 World Cup 2007: T20 World Cup started from 2007. India won the title in the first edition. It has been 15 years since that victory.
T20 World Cup 2007: The T20 World Cup is going to start on Australian soil after about a month. Indian team is considered as a strong contender for this tournament. India is trying to win this title for the second time. India won this title for the first time in 2007. T20 World Cup was played for the first time that year. On this day i.e. September 24, India won the title by defeating Pakistan in the final. It has been 15 years since that victory. Whenever there is a match between the teams of India and Pakistan, there is intense excitement in the entire cricket world. India-Pakistan teams are facing each other in the final of the World Cup in such a situation. This is a dream final for the fans of both the countries. This has never happened before. In such a situation, the whole world focused on that final match.
Gambhir’s class innings..
But before this crucial match, India suffered a severe setback. The team’s vice-captain and opener Virender Sehwag missed this match due to injury. He was replaced by Yusuf Pathan. But Pathan got out at 15 runs. India lost wickets early on. In such conditions, opener Gautam Gambhir stood at one end and handled the innings. Gambhir’s 75 and Rohit Sharma’s 30 saw India score 157 for five against Pakistan. Among the Pakistani bowlers, Umar Gul took three wickets. Mohammad Asif and Sohail Tanveer took a wicket each.
Misbah on fire..
India got the start from their bowlers. RP Singh dismissed Mohammad Hafeez in the first over. He also pavilions Kamran Akmal. Captain Shoaib Malik was caught by Irfan Pathan for eight runs. Misbah-ul-Haq scored 24 runs and Younis Khan improved Pakistan’s innings. Younis was dismissed by Joginder Sharma and Irfan gave India a huge wicket by dismissing Shahid Afridi. But, Misbah became a problem for India.
Pakistan need 13 runs in the last over while India need one wicket. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni surprised everyone and gave the ball to Joginder Sharma. Joginder bowls the first ball wide. Next ball no run. Misbah hit a huge shot off the second ball. Everyone thought it was a catch and it turned into a six. Joginder bowled the next ball outside the off-stump and Misbah played a scoop shot. The ball went in the air and this time it was supposed to be a six but it went into the hands of Sreesanth who was standing at short fine leg. With that, under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Team India created history and won the T20 World Cup and ended the drought of 24 years. Earlier in 1983, India won the ODI World Cup under the captaincy of Kapil Dev.
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