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5 memorable last-ball wins in ICC World T20 history

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Modified 03 Apr 2016, 18:37 IST
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South Africa vs New Zealand (2014) 

South Africa vs New Zealand (2014)

How New Zealand did not win this game, one will never know. Needing just 7 runs from the last over, it was supposed to be an easy task for the Kiwis, given the fact that they had been scoring at over 8.5 runs per over up until that point.

Chasing a score of 171 set by South Africa, who had JP Duminy’s 86 to thank for, New Zealand started off with full aggression. Special knocks from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor was taking the Kiwis towards an easy win.

However, the Black Caps suffered a mid-innings collapse, but still managed to bring the runs needed down to 7 with just 6 balls to go. Dale Steyn was given the ball and he managed to pull off one of the best final overs ever seen in cricket.

Giving away just 4 runs, he bowled 5 dot balls and got 3 wickets—showing his insane mental strength in the process, as he kept his composure despite being smacked for a boundary off the 4th ball.

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Published 03 Apr 2016, 17:27 IST
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