The team defeated South Africa in the final match of Super-8
Indian team could reach the semi-finals only due to the victory.
New Delhi. Team India is ready for the T20 World Cup under the leadership of Rohit Sharma. The matches of the tournament (T20 World Cup 2022) are to be held in Australia from 16 October. But today’s day i.e. 24th September is special for India. 15 years ago today, on 24 September 2007, India won the T20 World Cup title. This was the debut season of the World Cup. The captain was MS Dhoni. We all still remember the final match of the tournament. That ball from Joginder Sharma and the catch of S Sreesanth. Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan still regrets that shot. But it was a historic day for Team India. Let’s remember that day again.
Before the World Cup, senior players like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid withdrew their names. The youth team led by MS Dhoni came out to play the tournament. The team’s first match was against Scotland. However, this match could not be played due to rain. Rohit Sharma did not get a place in the playing-11 in the opening match. He got a chance against England, but did not get a chance to bat.
Rohit Sharma got the opportunity to bat for the first time in T20 International on 20 September. This match was between India and South Africa. This match of Super-8 was important for India and 4 big wickets fell for 61 runs. Legendary players Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Dinesh Karthik and Robin Uthappa were dismissed cheaply. Then Rohit played an unbeaten half-century and took the team past 150 runs. He remained unbeaten on 50 off 40 balls. 7 fours and 2 sixes were hit. He handled the team with MS Dhoni (45) adding 85 runs for the 5th wicket.
RP Singh played an aggressive innings
India had scored 153 runs for 5 wickets while playing first. In reply, South Africa’s team could only score 116 runs for 9 wickets. India won this match by 37 runs. 9 batsmen of South Africa could not reach the double figures. Mark Boucher and Albie Markle scored 36-36 runs. Left arm fast bowler RP Singh bowled well for India. He took 4 wickets for just 13 runs in 4 overs. S Sreesanth and Harbhajan Singh got 2-2 wickets.
then the team is out
This was the last match of the Super-8 of the Indian team. If the team loses this match, then it cannot reach the semi-finals. India, South Africa and New Zealand had 4-4 points after 3-3 matches. But due to good net run rate, India and New Zealand entered the semi-finals. India beat Australia by 15 runs while Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets in the semi-finals. Team India won the final match by 5 runs. India had scored 157 runs while playing first. In reply, Pakistan’s team was reduced to 152 runs. In the final too, Rohit scored 30 not out off 16 balls. At that time he was 20 years old. 2 fours and a six were hit. Due to this the team could reach 150 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 24, 2022, 07:00 IST