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South Africa national cricket team

Poor rain-rule

It was South Africa’s 1st World Cup & they needed 22 from 13 balls. Suddenly it rained & 10 minutes later, the side was left to score 21 off 1 ball, leaving their opponents winners & with an entry to the final.

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England cricket team

England win Ashes’05

For 18 years, England tried to win the Ashes, but almost each time they were beaten hollow by traditional rivals Australia. Then in 2005, something clicked for England, as they outwitted Australia to clinch it.

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MS Dhoni

India win 2007 T20WC

MS Dhoni led India to a win over Pakistan in the final of the T20 World Cup 2007- India and Pakistan had been knocked out of the first round of the 50-over World Cup just a few months ago, but came back strongly to give an exciting World T20 final with India finally winning a thriller.

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2007 ICC World T20

Tied Ind-Pak T20game

India and Pakistan were drawn in the same opening group of the ICC World T20 in 2007 and played out one of the most thrilling games of the tournament. The match ended in a tie before India won in a bowl-out.

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Pakistan national cricket team

Pakistan win WC

After a poor start to the Cricket World Cup 1992, where Pakistan were almost knocked out of the tournament, they went on to defeat England in the final to clinch their first ever World Cup win.

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South Africa national cricket team

SA ousted of 2003 WC

South Africa needed to win their last game to qualify for the next round of the cricket world cup 2003. And when rain stopped play after 45 overs, most thought that they had won the match. It was actually a tie.

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Australia national cricket team

Aussies enter final

For most part of Australia’s batting in the semifinal of the ICC World T20 in 2010, it looked like the Pakistanis were going to enter the third World T20 final. Then entered Hussey and Pakistan were blown away.

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Australia national cricket team

The Mumbai dustbowl

The cracking pitch at the Wankhede Stadium was always going to provide spinners some help but most would have expected Australia to chase 107 they needed for the win on the third day. Instead, they collapsed.

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England cricket team

Spot-fixing emerges

By the time third day of the England-Pakistan Test match at Lord’s, the hosts looked to be on their way to recording a 3-1 series win. Suddenly, it was revealed that the game could be a tainted one…

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Brian Lara

SL score 329 & lose

Lara scored a 169 in West Indies’ narrow win over Sri Lanka- Chasing 334 for a win, Sri Lanka looked dead when they had lost half their side for 103. A fightback from the bat of Tillakaratne brought them to within 4 runs before they went down to the West Indies.

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India national cricket team

Laxman scores 281

Australia vs. India: by the end of the third day of the second Test match, Steve Waugh’s seemed to have captured the final frontier. Then, Laxman arose like a phoenix from the ashes and ended all those hopes.

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India national cricket team

WC2007 upsets

Of all the cricket World Cups played so far, it was in 2007 that not only there were two big upsets but the results also meant that the two more fancied sides crashed out of the tournament in the first round.

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Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin scores 200

Tendulkar’s 200 was the first ever in this format of the game- It was a landmark that had never been breached in almost four decades of ODI cricket. Interestingly, it was Tendulkar who got to it for the first ever time, 7 years after Sehwag had first spoken about it.

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India national cricket team

India enter WC final

India beats Pakistan in the semi finals of the 2011 World Cup- It was the fifth World Cup game between India and Pakistan and for the fifth time in a row, India managed to get the better of their arch-rivals to enter their third ever World Cup final.

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Ravindra Jadeja

Jadeja smashes Waqar

For a long time when India batted in the 1996 WC QF against Pakistan, it looked like they would struggle to get to 250. Then, Jadeja smashed a 25-ball 45 to ensure that Pakistan were knocked out of the WC.

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India national cricket team

India enter semis

Yuvraj Singh guided India to a win over Australia- India needed to overcome defending champions Australia in the quarter-final of the 2011 WC and the manner in which they went about that business, it was evident it was a potential champion side in the making.

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MS Dhoni

Chennai win IPL-III

MS Dhoni led Chennai to a win in IPL 2010- After consistently making it to the semi-finals in both editions of the IPL, Chennai went better than their first effort, clinching the 2010 season. They beat the favorites, Mumbai Indians in the final.

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Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin scores 98

Tendulkar has scored more than 90 international centuries, but this innings of 98 will remain one of the closest to his, and his fans’ hearts given the quality of the knock and the context of the game. Tendulkar’s 98 ensured that India beat Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup

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Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Sandstorm

Sachin Tendulkar’s 143 ensured India got to the final of the Sharjah Cup- Sachin Tendulkar’s 143 against an excellent Australian attack, while chasing a difficult target took India to the final of the Coca-Cola at Sharjah. It remains one of the best innings the maestro has played.

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Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan win IPL

Against all odds, Rajasthan Royals went on to win the first ever IPL by beating the Chennai Super Kings in the final. Given very high odds to even qualify for the semi, Rajasthan’s win stunned the experts.

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Deccan Chargers

Deccan win IPL-II

For a team that had gone into the IPL-I as favorites, finishing last would have come out as a shock. What would have been a bigger surprise – and a pleasant one at that – would have been their win in IPL-II.

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Virender Sehwag, the Nawab of Najafgarh

Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag blasted with 309 runs in the test match, India vs South Africa. The Indian cricket team managed to score 468 runs with the fall of one wicket at the end of day 3.

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Nathan Astle

Nathan Astle

The New Zealander Nathan Astle made cricket history. He played an amazing innings with the fastest double century, during the day 4 of the first Test Series against England. Quite a memorable game it was!

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