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5 most thrilling finishes in T20Is

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24 Mar 2018, 14:53 IST

Pakistan v India - Twenty20 Championship Final
Pakistan v India - Twenty20 Championship Final

T20 cricket was first introduced to attract crowds in large numbers to the game of cricket. The first ever T20I was played between Australia and New Zealand in Auckland in 2005. No one would have thought at that time that it would go on to become the most popular form of cricket.

Over the years, cricket lovers have witnessed some really close encounters in T20Is. Here, we look back at some of the most thrilling finishes in T20Is that are still etched in our memory.

#5 India vs Pakistan, World T20, League stage, Durban (2007)

Batting first, India posted a competitive 141/9, thanks to a fine fifty by Robin Uthappa. In reply, Pakistan’s top order was bundled out cheaply. But a steady partnership between Malik and Misbah brought them back into the game.

In the end, it came down to 12 runs needed off the last over. One boundary through the covers and one through mid off brought down the equation to 1 run needed off 2 balls. Misbah could not connect with the remaining deliveries and the match ended in a tie. The winner had to be decided via bowl out.

Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Robin Uthappa were able to hit the stumps whereas the Pakistani bowlers drew a blank. India won the match 3-0!

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