IPL teams acknowledge India’s sensational bowl-out win over Pakistan in ICC T20 World Cup 2007.
A bowl-out was implemented in limited-overs cricket to decide the winner if the game ends in a tie. As far as tie-breaker is concerned, as many as 5 bowlers from each team bowl one or two deliveries each at three stumps.
The team that hits the stumps more times is the winner. At times, each team hits the same number of wickets after five bowlers per team. Then, the bowling continues and the result will be decided by sudden death.
Nonetheless, this tie-breaker turned out to be unpopular. At the ICC Annual Conference 2008, it was decided that the bowl-out method should be replaced by “Super Over”.
IPL franchises celebrate India’s famous bowl-out win over Pakistan
On this day, September 14, 2007, India beat Pakistan through a bowl-out in a group stage match of World T20. India and Pakistan faced each other at Kingsmead, Durban.
The game between the arch-rivals ended in a pulsating tie. With no super over at that time to decide the fate of the game, the game went into a bowl out.
India successfully defeated Pakistan by 3-0. India was quite successful in bowl-out as each player hit the stumps perfectly. The likes of Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, and Robin Uthappa were bang on target.
On the contrary, Pakistan failed to hit the stumps. Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Yasir Arafat had a disappointing experience.
Rajasthan Royals, where Robin Uthappa currently plies his trade, decided to celebrate India’s win on Twitter. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore joined the bandwagon by putting out tweets.
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On this day, 13 years ago, India won bowl-out against Pakistan
MS Dhoni’s young team became world champions of the ICC World T20 2007 tournament. In India’s journey, two matches against Pakistan turned out to be one of the best nail-biters. One of the matches was the unforgettable finale.
India pulled off the ropes from the jaws of the defeat. But the group stage fixture between the teams was much closer. The game decided on a bowl out method after a tie. In that match, batting first, India posted a tricky total of 141/9 in their allotted quota of overs.
Robin Uthappa played really well as he raced to a magnificent 39-ball 50. Besides him, MS Dhoni and Irfan Pathan made some decent contributions.
Indian bowlers caused all sorts of troubles to Pakistani batsmen. However, Misbah-ul-Haq stood firm in the crease and counter-attacked the bowlers. Misbah’s efforts went in vain as he was run out in the final ball of the over. The game ended in a tie. India defeated Pakistan through a bowl out and came through with flying colors.