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12 teams participated in the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 which was the inaugural edition of the 20-over tournament. Several nail-biting and eye-popping matches and knocks were witnessed during the tournament. At the end of that tournament, India lifted the trophy after defeating Pakistan in the grand finale.
The marquee-clash was the thrilling match between the two arch-rivals. Team India, led by the young captain MS Dhoni, was not the favourite to win the tournament as they were missing their star performers Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid, and many more. However, Dhoni showed the right direction to the team and led them to hold the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 trophy.
As several memorable knocks were witnessed during the tournament, here, we have discussed the top 5 highest partnerships of the ICC T20 World Cup 2007.
5. Aftab Ahmed and Mohammad Ashraful: 109 against West Indies
In the T20 World Cup 2007 campaign, this was the memorable match for Bangladesh as they latched Chris Gayle’s wicket for a duck. However, with the help of Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Devon Smith, West Indies set up the target of 165 runs for the Tigers.
Bangladesh skipper Mohammad Ashraful played a captain’s knock when his side was losing wickets. He mustered match-winning 109 runs partnership with Aftab Ahmed who scored unbeaten 62 off 49. Ashraful scored 61 runs off 27 balls before losing his wicket in 15th over. His innings included seven fours and three maximums.
At last, Bangladesh won the match by six wickets.