Monday, September 24, 2007

India ICC twenty 20 champions

India were the first nation to win the first ever twenty 20 world cup. The team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni just outperformed every other team in the tournament. The Indian team beat their old rivals Pakistan in a tight encounter by 5 runs. India batting first managed to score 157-5 in their 20 overs. Pakistan just managed to score 152 runs before being bowled out in 19.3 overs.

Umar Gul with brilliant bowling display of 3-28 helped restrict India to 157-5, despite Gautam Gambhir's brilliant knock of 75.But RP Singh struck twice early on and Irfan Pathan took 3-16 as Pakistani batsman gave away their wickets cheaply. Misbah-ul-Haq rallied them with three sixes off Harbhajan Singh and another in the final over, but fell to Joginder Sharma before being out for decent 43 runs.

Irfan Pathan was acknowledged Man of the Match and Sahid Afridi was rewarded with Man of the Series for their performances in the fianl and the whole tournament respectively.

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