When speaking in regards to the sport between India and Pakistan on the 2007 World Cup, the thoughts immediately goes to the nail-biting remaining during which MS Dhoni-led India picked the win by 5 runs. However the two groups had additionally competed towards one another in a bunch stage match that had gone to a bowl-out. Earlier than the arrival of Tremendous Over, a bowl-out was the tactic to resolve a match that led to a tie.
Within the group stage match, India scored 141/9 with the assistance of Robin Uthappa’s fifty. Pakistan bought off to a poor begin within the chase, shedding fast wickets, however ultimately managed to push the sport to a tie.
Within the bowl-out that ensued, all three Indian gamers – Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, and Robin Uthappa managed to hit the stumps. However the three Pakistan gamers – Umar Gul, Yasir Arafat, and Shahid Afridi missed the stumps, and India gained the sport.
Former India pacer Irfan Pathan recalled the thrilling encounter and mentioned that the Pakistan staff was not ready for a bowl out.
“Pakistan’s captain accepted it in one of many press conferences that they didn’t know in regards to the bowl-out,” Pathan mentioned in Star Sports activities’ particular episode of Cricket Linked chat present named ‘Watch Alongside of the 2007 ICC World T20 between India and Pakistan’.
“When the time for bowl-out arrived, they weren’t positive if they need to be taking full run-ups or a half run-ups. However, we got here in ready for the bow-out and the consequence was fairly evident,” Pathan additional mentioned.
“There was no competitors between the 2 groups. When the regulation match was occurring, there was a fierce competitors between each the groups, and it was an in depth affair. However through the bowl-out, there was no competitors,” he signed off.