The seventh version of cricket’s Twenty20 World Cup kicked off on Sunday.
The T20 format confronted opposition when it began making inroads into worldwide cricket within the 2000s as many specialists questioned the competitiveness of the newest model and the necessity.
Nonetheless, the format is now witnessing it’s seventh World Cup happening within the area of 14 years, a determine that took ODIs 24 years (1975 to 1999).
Al Jazeera takes a take a look at some memorable moments from the previous six T20 World Cup (previously known as World T20) editions:
1. It was ‘Gaylestorm’ in Johannesburg – 2007
Arguably one of the best batsman of the T20 format, Chris Gayle of the West Indies got here out all weapons blazing, smashing the format’s first-ever century within the opening sport of the primary Twenty20 World Cup in 2007.
The Caribbean power-hitter blasted a 57-ball 117, together with 10 sixes and 7 boundaries to carry his facet to an enormous whole of 205 in Johannesburg.
However the West Indian bowlers did not defend the goal as Proteas completed the match with 14 balls to spare after dropping simply two wickets, due to a 90-run blitz by Herschelle Gibbs and a 22-ball 46 runs from Justin Kemp.
2. Yuvraj’s six sixes – 2007
You pay a heavy value for upsetting Yuvraj Singh and England discovered it the exhausting method following a heated argument in Durban.
It was within the 18th over when Andrew Flintoff hurled remarks at Singh after conceding a boundary. But it surely was Stuart Broad, bowling the following over, who paid the value.
Singh hit six sixes off the over, accomplished his half-century off simply 12 balls (the quickest fifty in worldwide cricket) and flattened England.
3. Bowl-out distress – 2007
A Pakistan-India match has been described because the “mom of all video games”.
It holds a lot significance (and income) that cricket officers have admitted to rigging the event attracts to make sure the 2 groups lock horns.
The 2 South Asian sides have been concerned within the first and final bowl out – newly launched tie-breaker – after ending their innings on 141.
5 bowlers from both sides have been requested to hit the stumps. For India, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Robin Uthappa did the job whereas Pakistan’s Yasir Arafat, Umar Gul and Shahid Afridi failed.
Because the farcical finish to a Pakistan-India match was reached, a bowl-out was banished from the event and changed by a Tremendous Over.
4. Misbah’s scoop – 2007
A lot to the delight of the followers and the organisers, India and Pakistan made it to the ultimate of the inaugural T20 World Cup and it was one other nerve-racking match.
Gautam Gambhir anchored India’s innings, smashing 75 from 54 balls after MS Dhoni elected to bat first, with India reaching 157.
Pakistan appeared to be down and out at 104-7 within the sixteenth over earlier than Misbah-ul-Haq helped stage a valiant fightback.
Needing 13 off the ultimate over, Misbah hit Joginder Sharma’s full-toss for a six. However when Pakistan wanted six from 4 balls with only one wicket in hand, Misbah opted for a scoop over effective leg and as Sreesanth caught the mistimed shot, India erupted in celebration.
5. When Lord’s turned orange – 2009
The Netherlands etched their identify in historical past books after the “minnows” shocked hosts England at Lord’s.
England gave Netherlands a goal of 163. After the tip of the nineteenth over, the affiliate nation had reached 156-6.
Stuart Broad bowled the ultimate over and whereas the pacer managed to bowl good yorkers, Edgar Schiferli and Ryan ten Doeschate managed to run 5 singles, escaping run out possibilities on at the least 4 events.
Off the ultimate supply, Broad, whereas making an attempt a run out, allowed an overthrow and the Netherlands pulled off a stunner.
6. When New Zealand have been ‘Guldozed’ – 2009
Pakistan confronted New Zealand in a must-win sport at The Oval in 2009.
Umar Gul was launched within the thirteenth over with the Kiwis at 72-4. He dismissed Scott Styris in his first over earlier than wreaking havoc to completed with figures of 5-6.
New Zealand have been dismissed for 99, with Pakistan chasing the goal comfortably in 13.1 overs for a six-wicket win.
It was the primary five-wicket haul in T20 internationals and even made New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori increase eyebrows and allege ball-tampering within the post-match press convention.
7. W,W,W,W,0,W – 2010
On the 2010 version, Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir produced one of the damaging “dying” overs within the historical past of worldwide cricket.
At 191-5, Australia regarded set to cross the 200-run mark however the 18-year-old, launching a barrage of yorkers within the last over, had different plans.
Amir went on to take three wickets and because the Aussies misplaced two wickets to run outs. The final over learn W,W,W,W,0,W.
8. ‘Gangnam Model’ West Indies finish drought – 2012
West Indies introduced an finish to their 33-year-long World Cup drought in a method that will probably be lengthy remembered.
After overcoming hosts Sri Lanka by 36 runs within the last, West Indies gamers lit up Colombo’s Premadasa Stadium imitating the dance steps of Korean singer PSY from his well-known quantity Gangnam Model.
It appeared a lot enjoyable for the onlookers that even the house followers forgot the shock of their workforce’s defeat and joined in.
9. Sri Lanka break finals jinx – 2014
Sri Lanka needed to give a becoming T20 farewell to Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara however the latest historical past of dropping 4 ICC finals was not on their facet as they confronted mighty India within the 2014 decider in Dhaka.
The Islanders suffered defeats in 2009 and the 2012 T20 World Cup finals apart from falling within the finals of the 2007 and 2011 50-over World Cups.
However Sangakkara ensured a victory for Sri Lanka in his final T20 worldwide with an unbeaten 52 as Sri Lanka chased India’s modest 131 with 13 balls remaining.
10. Carlos Brathwaite, keep in mind the identify – 2016
West Indies grew to become the primary workforce to win the T20 World Cup twice and Carlos Brathwaite made the feat potential along with his unbelievable power-hitting within the last over of the thrilling last towards England in Kolkata.
Chasing 156, West Indies wanted 19 off the final six balls.
Brathwaite clubbed 4 consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes to make West Indies champions once more.
His heroics earned him well-known remarks from the commentary field by former West Indian pacer Ian Bishop.
“Carlos Brathwaite, keep in mind the identify.”