On this day, 2007: Team India defeated arch-rival Pakistan in bowl-out at T20 World Cup

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On this day 14 years ago, MS Dhoni guided India to a bowl-out victory against Pakistan in a group-stage match of the first T20 World Cup, which was then known as the World Twenty20.

The tournament’s maiden edition was held in South Africa, with the match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan taking place at Kingsmead in Durban.

Because the match between the two teams ended in a tie, the game was decided by a bowl-out, which has since been replaced with the ‘Super Over’ as a tie-breaker.

India won 3-0 against Pakistan.

Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, and Robin Uthappa all hit the stumps for India, while Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, and Yasir Arafat all failed to do so.

The MS Dhoni-led India batted first and posted a total of 141/9 at the end of the 20-over match.

With the bat, Uthappa and Dhoni shone, scoring 50 and 33 runs, respectively.

Mohammad Asif took four wickets for Pakistan.

Pakistan’s chase never got off to a good start, and the team was reduced to 87/5 at the halfway mark.

Misbah-ul-Haq scored 53 runs, but he was run out in the penultimate over, and the match finished in a stalemate.

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Irfan grabbed two wickets for India.

Meanwhile, Dhoni was captaining India for the first time, and he led the team to victory in the tournament.

India faced Pakistan in the final for the second time; and the Men in Blue won by five wickets at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.

Yuvraj Singh smashed six sixes in an over off Stuart Broad during Super-Six match versus England during the tournament.

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