Weblog of Nazly Ahmed
What a match it was. It did go down to the wire. But in the end it was India who made their way through to win the first Twenty20 World Cup. The Pakistanis were off to a good start chasing 157 but the run out of Imran Nazir slowed down the proceedings. Lot of singles came in the middle of the Pakistani innings but still wickets kept falling due to some bad shot selection by the middle order. Misbah Ul Haq and Sohail Tanwir hit some big sixes to narrow down the target. With the last wicket remaining Pakistan Required 13 to win off the last over. First ball was a wide and Misbah then hit a six straight down the ground off the second ball. With six needed off the last four balls Misbah tried to loft the ball over the keepers head ended up caught and that was it. Pakistan deserved a win after their consistent run over this World Cup but lost it at the last moment. India on the other hand played some good cricket to bag the World Cup.
I really enjoyed watching the Twenty20 World Cup specially being a supporter of Test Cricket and an English fan. I hope more Twenty20 games will be played in the future. England are almost here in Sri Lanka. So lot of Cricket ahead. Will keep u posted with the updates.