The shortest format of cricket i.e. T20 never ceases to amaze us. The match, where Pakistan converted a definite loss to a win against Sri Lanka was nothing but a miracle. But, such marvels have happened before in this format and this article takes you through them.
1) Sri Lanka vs India- 10th February 2009
It’s always fascinating to see the two best teams from the sub-continent to battle it out in the shortest format. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat at the Premadasa wicket and posted a competitive 171, thanks to an excellent fifty by Dilshan and a quick fire 33 from Jayasuria.
India, in reply, didn’t have the greatest start and soon were struggling at 115 for 7 at the start of the 15th over. Sri Lanka would have fancied their chances but, from there on, the Pathan brothers took the game away from the hosts. Irfan and Yusuf scored 33 and 22 respectively and took India home with 4 balls to spare. To add to this, they also picked up 3 wickets giving away just 57 runs from their combined 8 overs.