Mumbai, Jun 1 : In the absence of live cricket matches due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Star Sports is giving fans a chance to relive some of Team India’s greatest victories in the shortest format of the game with its new show 'T20 Dhamaal' from Monday.
T-20 cricket has revolutionised the game, delivering many intense clashes over the years, while subsequently taking batsmanship to another level. Below are some of the matches viewers can treat themselves to: Asia Cup 2016: Match 4, IND v PAK . The India versus Pakistan clash has always raised the stakes of the match.
After winning the toss, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni invited Pakistan to bat, a move that proved fruitful. Pakistan had a rocky start as they lost Mohammad Hafeez in the first over and from thereon, suffered an embarrassing collapse. Jasprit Bumrah was exceptional on the day in Dhaka returning with figures of 1/8 in his 3 overs as Pakistan were bundled for a paltry 83 in 17.3 overs. Hardik Pandya pocketed 3 wickets conceding just 8 runs, while Ravindra Jadeja added 2 scalps to complete a fine bowling display by Team India.
The run chase was not without drama. Mohammad Amir saw the back of openers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane inside the first over and it was up to Virat Kohli to take his team across the line. Kohli smashed 7 boundaries in his 51-ball 49 as India chased down the target in 15.3 overs and won the match by 5 wickets. Asia Cup 2016: Final, IND v BAN Team India continued with its excellent momentum right through the tournament which saw the Men in Blue reach the finals of the 2016 Asia Cup with a blockbuster clash against hosts Bangladesh who were going to be no pushovers on the day. Rain played spoilsport in the initial part of the match which reduced the finals to a 15-overs aside affair. Put into bat, Bangladesh began well, but failed to gather steam as the Indian bowlers kept chipping away.
Thanks to Mahmudullah’s belligerent 33* off just 13 balls and Sabbir Rahman’s 32, The Tigers ended up posting 120/5. In reply, India lost Rohit Sharma early after the Hitman was dismissed by Al-Amin Hossain for just 1. Shikhar Dhawan then joined forces with Virat Kohli as the duo forged 94 runs for the second wicket that put the tourists in a match-winning position. Dhawan was unable to remain till the end as he walked back for a well-played 60, but Kohli and captain MSD ensured India sailed to an 8-wicket victory with 7 balls to spare.