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The Route to India's Glorious Win in the 2007 T20 World Cup

by Hreet N. Business

T20 World Cup began in 2007 and India won the very first trophy. We will never overlook that great achievement and the incredible innings t20 world cup 2007 India squad got to play in that World Cup. Let's travel back in time to India's World Cup chase in 2007, beginning with the very first match between India and Pakistan.

 

On September 14, 2007, the match was held at Kingsmead in Durban. Throughout the game, Indian players rained down runs. India scored 141 runs for the loss of nine wickets, with Robin Uthappa scoring 50 runs off 39 balls, slamming four boundary lines and two sixes.

 

Pakistan, on the other side, would be no less impressive; with an incredible competitive spirit, they scored 141 runs while losing seven wickets. Misbah-Ul-Haq, the captain, managed to score 53 runs off 35 balls, slamming one six and seven boundaries.

 

As an outcome, the game was tied, and Indian Skipper M.S. Dhoni made the correct choice by opting for the bowl out choice, which also finished the game. In a bowl out, each team is given 5 opportunities to hit the wicket, and the squad with the most strikes won the match.

 

In that match, India ended up winning the bowl-out after our players took three wickets in a row. Sehwag, Harbhajan, and Uttapa all took wickets to help India win.

 

In the Super 8s, India was defeated by New Zealand by a score of 10 runs. India after which eliminated England and South Africa by scores of 18 and 37 runs, respectively. The first semi-final between Pakistan and New Zealand was a tight race that Pakistan managed to win by six wickets. In the 2nd semi-final game, India confronted Australia, with the yield varying until India won their place in the final.

 

India missed their first wicket in its third over after having won the coin toss and choosing to hit the ball first while Yusuf Pathan misplayed his shot and was captured by Shoaib Malik for 15. Gautam Gambhir settled in and performed his shots (he achieved the top score for India with 75 from 54 balls including 8 fours and 2 sixes). Rohit Sharma's late-order action helped India reach 157 for 5 in twenty overs. Gul was Pakistan's best bowler, taking three batsmen, whereas Asif and Sohail Tanvir each took one.

 

Pakistan did lose Hafeez after the first over of the second innings, whereas Akmal was chased down by an in-swinger from R. P. Singh. Misbah-ul-Haq stayed intact at another end, with tail-ender assistance, and came within 13 runs of the goal; nevertheless, he did lose his wicket, with the risky bet of heading over short-fine leg closing in a Sreesanth catch. As a result, India won by five runs. Irfan Pathan and R. P. Singh were the standout bowlers, each taking three batsmen; Joginder Sharma and S. Sreesanth also took two and one batsmen, respectively.

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