Top 5 Greatest Indian World T20 matches. The fever of the World T20 has started gripping the cricket crazy nation of India. In a country like India where Cricket is no less than religion and cricketers are worshipped like Gods, such a mega event brings about a lot of stimulation and enthusiasm among people. Especially when such a big tournament is held in India, the craze and madness among people reach another level altogether.
As far as the World T20 goes, the Indian cricket aficionados have great memories attached with this wonderful tournament. The inaugural World T20 which was held in South Africa in 2007 saw the Men-in-Blue lift the treasured trophy. At that time, T20 cricket was a new phenomenon among people at large. Forget about people even many teams weren’t use to the pace of the shortest format of the game. But the Indians have adjusted well to the wavelengths of the game.
Today, we will go back in time to experience the overwhelming level of joy and nostalgia as we glance through the most memorable matches of team India in World T20.
Top 5 Greatest Indian World T20 matches
5. India v Pakistan, Durban, 2007
It was India’s first-ever match in World T20 and that too against its Asian counterpart, Pakistan. Mohammad Asif made the most of the helpful seaming conditions at Kingsmead as he ran through the Indian top-order and claimed 4 wickets inside the first 7 overs of the game. But then Robin Uthappa and MS Dhoni steadied the ship as they added 46 runs for the fifth wicket before Uthappa fell for a well-made half-century. India posted a competitive total of 141 runs on the board.
The Pakistani batting followed the same script as the Indian bowlers tore apart their top-order. With 4 wickets in hand and 39 runs to get in the final 14 balls of the match, it seemed the match was over. But out of nowhere, Misbah-ul-Haq plundered 53 runs and after 20-overs the scorecard of both the teams read 141 runs each, meaning a dramatic tie. But then India went on to triumph the match by means of a jaw-dropping bowl-out.