On This Day 2007, India won 3-0 in the WT20 match against Pakistan in a Bowl Out after a tied match
On this day 2007 in the inaugural match between arching rival India and Pakistan, World Cricket witnessed a first ever Bowl-Out. In which India thrashed Pakistan 3-0 after the Match ended with a tie.
Playing their first WT20 match, Pakistan’s former captain Shoaib Malik won the toss and choose to bowl first. It seemed a right decision as Pakistan bowlers took wickets at regular intervals. After the 2 wickets down, Robin Uthappa stands for India by scoring a 50(39, 4*4, 6*2). However, India managed to score a decent 141 runs on board with the help of M S Dhoni 33(31) and Irphan Pathan20(15).
After the 1st innings, India was re-grouped and left arm bowler R P Singh and Ajit Agarkar send the openers back to the pavilion. Indian players showed their efficiency by taking wickets at regular intervals. However, Misbah-ul-Haq 53(35) in other side showed his temperament by keeping the scoreboard going.
While Pakistan needs 12 runs in last over, Yasir Arafat gives the strike to Misbah by taking a single. Under pressure, Misbah managed to hit 4, 2, 4 in the next 3 deliveries.
2 Ball 1 run: Sreesanth bowled a short delivery out side off and Misbah missed it.
1 Ball 1 run: Misbah played it to the cover where Yuvraj placed. Yuvi collects the ball and threw it to Sreesanth who whipped the Bails off to restrict Misbah getting single. Which results in the match ending with a tie.
After the thrilling match, a historical Bowl-Out decision was taken by the umpires. In which both teams have five attempts to hit the wicket.
Sehwag bowled and hit the stumps with his short run up.
Yasir Arafat bowled a full toss but miss the stumps.
Score – India (1), Pakistan(0)
Harbhajan was next and hit the stumps like Sehwag.
Umar Gul on his unusual short run up miss the stumps.
Score – India (2), Pakistan (0)
Robin Uthappa hit the stumps and acknowledged the crowd.
Afridi was Pakistan’s last hope. But he bowled it down the leg side and miss the stumps.
India won the contest 3-0.
Here is a short video of that match:
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