Most Memorable Cricket Matches which will make you Proud – Independence Day Special

1: 1983 World Cup Final – India got off to a good start but got lost in midway , Kapil Dev resurrecting india with some good hitting, india managed to post a total of 183.

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Against a Champion west indian side which had Viv Richards it would have been a piece of cake but a spirited indian bowling attack , and a great catch by Kapil dev lead india to its most famous victory in the game of cricket.

2: 2007 World Cup 20-20 Final – India and Pakistan had faced off each other in the tournament before which saw india coming out on top via a bowl out.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 24: The Indian Team celebrate their win with Misbah-ul-Haq looking on after the Twenty20 Championship Final match between Pakistan and India at The Wanderers Stadium on September 24, 2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 24: The Indian Team celebrate their win with Misbah-ul-Haq looking on after the Twenty20 Championship Final match between Pakistan and India at The Wanderers Stadium on September 24, 2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa.(Getty Images)

The final was an equally close affair , with india sneaking the victory in the last over.

3: 2002 Natwest Trophy Final – There was much speculation of england being the better side , but india beat England at Lords in the Final of the natwest trophy chasing a massive 325 . Captain Sourav Ganguly was elated , wasn’t he?

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4: 2011 World Cup Final – India did what had never been done before , winning a world cup at home turf.

Chasing a huge 276 by Lanka in the final and losing sachin and sehwag early it was a tough ask but MSD , the captain came to the party and took the cup home.

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One Man Army.

5: INDIA VS AUSTRALIA, 2ND TEST, KOLKATA, 2001 – The second match of the series , Australia started on a solid note reaching 190 for 1.

Indian bowlers struck back and reduced australia to 269 for 8 but a historic batting performance by Jason Gillespie along with steve waugh saw them posting a massive total of 445.

India were reduced to 97-7 in quick time but VVS Laxman posting a fighting 59 to reduce the deficit to 273

India were asked to follow on and boy , they didn’t just follow , they led australia , Laxman again being the hero and posting the highest individual score for india at that time.

A Spirited bowling effort from India saw them winning the match and its among the most famous victories by india.

6: 2003-2004 Adelaide test match – India still trailing 471 and down four wickets at 85 runs found a hero in Rahul dravid.

The newspapers ha the headlines “Dravid Slays Goliath” as he owned the australians batting them out scoring 233 he found his partner in Laxman who scored 148.

India came back strongly in second innings taming the aussies and getting them out for 196 , set 230 for the win india chased the total with 4 wickets in hand.

7: India Vs Lanka Rajkot 2009 – Virender Sehwag came out all guns blazing and scored 146 of 102 balls , india put up a target of 414 runs for the lankans.

Sri lanka came up to touching distance to that total, it was an unrealistic chase and lankans managed to pull it off but almost.

A nail biter it was.

8: India vs pakistan Samsung Cup – Sachin and Sehwag gave india a blistering start and india went on to score 349 runs.

Pakistan had a shaky start but yousuf yohana and inzama ul haq batted beautifully to lead pakistan fightback and they came too close to comfort to the 349 run set by india.

Eventually pak crumbled under the indian pressure and were short by 5 runs.

India beat them on their own home soil.

9:1996 World Cup Quarter final (Bangalore – India)

It was the second World Cup in India and Bangalore witnessed the epic quarter final between India and Pakistan which India went on to win with young Ajay Jadeja demolishing Waqar Younis , scoring 22 runs off his over. Taking india to a solid 287.

Pakistan got off to a flier , indian fans were silent.

Amir Sohail messed with Venkatesh Prasad which spurred him on to clean bowl him, this eventually triggered a collapse and india came out on the top.

10: 1998 Sharjah Cup final against Australia

It was Tendulkar against the Australian team. The master blaster single handedly led India to one of its most memorable victories.

He took apart all the bowlers and single handedly won it for india.

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11: 2007-2008 Perth Test Match

India registered arguably one of its most famous overseas test victories when they defeated Australia in Perth  the fastest pitch in the world and gave the Aussies a test of their own medicine.

India had a few odds of beating the mighty aussies but they came out on top , in style.

May We min Many More Like These,
Jai Hind.

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