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Top 5 Memorable & Thrilling Matches in T20 World Cup

Thrilling Matches in T20 World Cup
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As the t20 world cup is just 30 days away from the opening match. Every season of the T20 World Cup give some memorable moments. And Fans enjoyed the close game of Cricket. 

Here, we tell about the top 5 memorable matches in T20 World Cups which surprised everyone.

Top 5 Thrilling Matches in T20 World Cup

1. India v Pakistan

India Pakistan game is always heartbreaking and it was the World Cup final between these two arch-rivals. Before that Final, they both also met in Group Stage where India win by a bowl-out after leveling the score.

India bat first in this match and Gautam Gambhir put in 75 Runs in spectacular innings in this match. But on the other hand, Indian wickets were falling continuously. But young Rohit Sharma firing shots in the last overs helped to reach a competitive total of 157.

In the 2nd innings Pakistan opener Imran Nazir bat with a strike rate of 200 plus. But when He runs out after scoring 33. No player showed a good attitude and wickets regularly collapse. But Misbah-ul-Haq fighting from one side.

When the game reached at last over only 12 runs left and Joginder Sharma was chosen by captain MS Dhoni to bowl the last over. Misbah hit 6 in 2nd bowl of the over and now they just needed 6 on 4 balls. But on the next ball, Misbah goes for the Scoop shot but he does not time well and he is caught by Sreesanth who places a short fine leg. And India wins this match by just 5 Runs.

2. England v Netherlands

In the 1st innings England bat first and starts well. They put 100 runs on the board without losing any wickets. But the Netherlands come back in the death over stop England at 162 runs. 

In the chase, the Netherlands lost a couple of wickets in the beginning overs. But their middle-order batsman Tom de Grooth and Peter Borren stable the required run rate. 

In the last over Dutch only need 6 runs for a historic win. Stuart Broad takes responsibility to finish over below 6 runs. Broad over was amazing and in the last ball, the Netherlands need 2 runs. But Broad’s smartness produced a good result for England.

When the Dutch batsman hit the ball on the last delivery batsman started running. But Broad grabs the ball nearly to the pitch. But his mistake was that he tried to hit the stumps to win instead of making a draw and going for the super over.

By his mistake, Netherland creates history at Lords and wins with 4 wickets in hand. And this was a Surprising result of the Match.

3. Australia v Pakistan

In the first innings, Akmal’s brother’s power-hitting helps the Pakistan team a lot and reach 191. This score is a very good total in T20 knockout games.

When Australian batters came out for the 2nd innings. Their batting started tumbling. Only Cameron White looked in good touch. But after his wicket, only Michael Hussey is the last hope for Australia. And bowlers are stands at the non-striker end. 

Australia need 18 runs in the last over and Saeed Ajmal came to defend it. Ajmal was the main bowler of the Pakistan team at that time. Johnson takes a single a gives Hussey strikes.

Hussey blasts the next 4 balls with boundaries. He 1st hit a 6 then again 6 then 4 and again hit a massive 6 on the second last ball of the over. Australia wins this match by 3wickets and 1 ball to spare.

4. West Indies v England

This match was held at Eden Gardens Kolkata. England’s top order in 1st innings collapsed and In the powerplay, they lose 3 wickets. But Root’s sensible 50 runs and Buttler 36 helped the English side to reach a total of 155.

In the 2nd over of the second innings, Root came to an over a took both opener’s wickets including Chris Gayle. But senior batsman Marlon Samuels plays incredibly.

And shows his experience by adding 85 runs to score card for the team. But they still need 19 runs in the last over and more than half of the team went to the pavilion.

Carlos Brathwaite was facing. He smashes the first ball over the fine leg for 6. Second from the Mid-off, 3rd from the legside, and last again on the Mid-off. 

West Indies won by 4 wickets but with full of entertainment.

5. Australia v Pakistan

Austalia wins the toss and chooses to bowl first in Dubai. Babar Azam and Rizwan rocking started succeeded to score 71 runs in the first 10 overs. In the final 4 over Pakistan with power-hitting Fakhar Zaman scored 54 runs. And give the target of 177 runs to Australia to qualify for the Final.

In the first over Shaheen sent Finch back to the pavilion. But Warner and Marsh take the charge and attacks the bowler. After the powerplay finish. Shadab came and starts taking wickets in his every over including David Warner. Below 100 runs their half-team was gone, But then Mathew Wade came and start hitting. In the last 2 overs, they need 21 runs, Shaheen gives 2 runs on the first 2 balls.

On the 3rd bowl of the over Hasan Ali drops a simple catch of Wade. And then Wade hit 3 consecutive sixes and changes the match result.

Australia wins this match by 5 wickets.

Aqeel Ahmad
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Aqeel Ahmad is a passionate sports fan who enjoys reading and writing about the most recent sporting events taking place all around the world.

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