It will be a fiercely contested battle between the two teams who were never really the favouritesand upset all the heavyweights to set up the 'dream final'.History though is on India's side. They have never lost a World Cup game against Pakistan.Shah Rukh Khan was there on the field cheering for the Indians.
6 sixes on tape
India are World Twenty20 champions
G Rajaraman (Sportz Interactive) Monday, September 24, 2007 5:14:21 PMThe pressure caught up on the inexperienced Pakistan batsmen, losing wickets atconsistent intervals, losing the plot by 5 runs. The most thrilling grand finale producedthe most exhilarating match of the tournament. The outcome –
India are the WorldTwenty20 champions.
A gem of an innings from middle-order batsman Misbah-ul-Haq reignited Pakistanichances after losing the plot at the halfway stage. The pressure was on Joginder Sharma,who bowled the very last over the match. Pakistan needed 13 runs for victory and thefortunes swung India’s way. Sreesanth claimed the last catch to crash Pakistan’s hopes.Irfan Pathan was the leading light for India ending with astounding figures of 3-16 fromhis quota of four overs. Misbah-ul-Haq struck three massive sixes off Harbhajan Singh’s bowling in the 17th over to reduce Pakistan’s equation to 35 runs from 18 balls.Sohail Tanvir smashed Sreesanth for two massive sixes in the 18th over to reduce theequation to twenty runs from the last two overs – making it anyone’s game!All of Pakistan were hoping for a startling finish courtesy of Misbah-ul-Haq, but it wasnever going to be an easy task for the 1992 World Cup champions.Imran Nazir's initial onslaught was pegged back by a stupendous new-ball spell from RPSingh and Sreesanth. The latter conceded 21 runs in his first over and made up for it witha priceless maiden in his second.India’s best bowler of the tournament RP Singh dismissed Mohammad Hafeez in the veryfirst over caught at first slip by Robin Uthappa. Later, he uprooted the stumps of thedangerous Kamran Akmal in his very second over.