On This Day – India Defeated Pakistan In Inaugural ICC T20 World Cup Final Today 12 years Ago

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On This Day - India Defeated Pakistan In Inaugural ICC T20 World Cup Final Today 12 years Ago
On This Day - India Defeated Pakistan In Inaugural ICC T20 World Cup Final Today 12 years Ago
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On this day – The Indian team led by captain MS Dhoni defeated Pakistan by a narrow margin of five runs to clinch the title of the first edition of the ICC T20 World Cup on this very day in the year 2007.

On 24 September, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) fondly remembered India’s five-run win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the finals in Johannesburg by sharing a flashback video. The BCCI tweeted the caption of the video of the famous victory, “This day, in 2007, #TeamIndia were crowned World T20 Champions.” The video lasting 16 seconds warmed the hearts of all the Indian cricket fans. Thanking the then Indian captain, Dhoni, they shared the unforgettable pictures and videos of the inaugural edition of the ICC T20 World Cup.

India after winning the toss, batted first, scoring 157 for the loss of five wickets in their allocated 20 overs, on the back of an impressive knock of 75 runs by the opener Gautam Gambhir. Chasing this target, Pakistan kept losing wickets regularly even as Misbah-ul-Haq, their middle-order batsman, scored 43 runs in a bid to keep his team in the hunt for a victory.

But in the final over, with Pakistan requiring 13 runs to defeat India, Dhoni tossed the ball to Joginder Sharma, who saw the back of Misbah as he mistimed his scoop over short fine leg for Sreesanth to take the catch, handing India the World Cup.

The BCCI’s post was flooded with fans saying ‘thank you’ to Dhoni, Sreesanth and the remaining members of the squad who lifted the World Cup.

Again under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, four years later, the Indian team won their second 50-over World Cup in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai in 2011.

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