In the One day International cricket matches many matches ended up and won at the last ball of the innings. We will discuss about those One day international matches.
5. Zimbabwe vs. Ireland: The match was played in 2010/11 at Harare Sports club between Zimbabwe vs. Ireland. Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to field. Andrew White and Gary Wilson played a satisfactory innings for Ireland. They set up 200 runs for Zimbabwe to win the match. Ed Rainsford flushed out Ireland taking 4 wicket. Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor opened the innings for Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe played average except Tatenda Taibu and Elton Chigumbura. They boosted the Zimbabwe score which led the match to the last ball of the innings. Ed Rainsford, the star name of the match. Have you heard about him? If you don’t know him, we don’t blame you. With a highest score of 9 not out, this man’s only claim to fame is that in those 9 runs he hit a last ball six to record a win for Zimbabwe. The man with the ball was Kevin O’Brien.
4. Zimbabwe vs. Bangladesh: The match was played in 2006 at Harare Sports club between Zimbabwe vs. Bangladesh. Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to field. Aftab Ahmed, Mohammad Ashraful, Rajin Saleh were the pillars of the Bangladeshi batting line up on that match. Bangladeshi team were all out at the end of the 49 over scoring 236 runs. Duffin, Masakadza scored a responsible innings for Zimbabwe to set the path to the victory. But the key player of the Zimbabwe was Brendan Taylor who was the third man who slapped the last ball of a game for a six to take his side home. The unfortunate bowler this time was Bangladesh’s Mashrafe Mortaza who did not manage to defend the last over for Bangladesh.
3. South Africa vs. New Zealand: This was the 4th match of 6 match series and was played at MacLean Park, Napier in 1998/99 between South Africa and New Zealand. South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl first. New Zealand were all out under 40 overs to the match, scoring 191 runs on the board. Cullinan and Gibbs gave a massive performance in this match. South Africa won the match on the last ball of the innings. But icing on the cake delivered Lance Klusener, the second man to do it was Lance “Zulu” Klusener of South Africa and the unlucky bowler was New Zealand’s Dion Nash. He hit six at the last ball and won the match.
2. New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka: This match wasplayed at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota,in 2013.it was the 2nd ODI of 3match series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first. Sangakkara and Dilshan played a class innings in that match. They scored 138 runs at the end of the innings. Ronchi and Latham boosted the kiwi score on the board. Nathan McCullum was the hero of this match. Nathan McCullum snatched a fantastic victory for New Zealand yesterday when he smashed the last ball from Rangana Herath for a SIX. In ODI history. When the score was 17 to win off 4 balls, what do you do if you are the batsman? 6, 4, 6, 6 – that’s what Nathan McCullum did and that too against the spin of Rangana Herath.
1. West Indies vs. Sri Lanka: the match was played at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad between West Indies and Sri Lanka. This was the 1st match of 3 match series. Caribbean men won the toss and chose to field. Kapugedera and Silva set the Sri Lankan Score at 235 after 50 over. Gayle boosted the Caribbean score with his 52 runs but the star player who handshake with the winning moment of that match is Shivnarine Chanderpaul,the man known for his snail-pace batting, hit none other than Chaminda Vaas went for a last ball six to take West Indies to a memorable victory.