Top 10 T20I cricket matches with a last ball victory

Top 10 T20I cricket matches with a last ball victory

T20I matches are already full of enough suspense and nail biting moments but when the things have come to the last ball of the match, imagine the level of excitement. A format that is that is often personified with the word entertainment that too in the shortest span of time has been getting enormous popularity in recent years. The reason for T20 format’s fame rightly lies in its unpredictable nature and unexpected outcome. Not just T20 but One Day Internationals as well are being played with the same spirit. With an injection of fresh, exciting young talent and an attacking philosophy which puts no upper limit on the totals a power-packed batting line-up are capable of racking up, most cricket teams have evolved hugely in recent times.

last ball victory IndiaAnd those who could not cope with the ever evolving mindset in cricket world are nowhere near any reward at the moment. A glaring example of such decline is the Pakistan cricket team. Weak, pedestrian batting and rudderless leadership in the field saw the 1992 world champions lose their rankings to the top bottom in ODI format. In T20 format however they are somehow at some reasonable position courtesy their bowling alone. Perhaps the unpredictable format of the game suits the most unpredictable team in the world. And yes there have been games for Pakistan with a last ball victory in this format.

last ball victory South Africa

Not just Pakistan but almost all teams in the world have gone through the nail-biting, goosebumps creating moments. That’s exactly where the beauty of T20 formats lie – the core reason for its popularity. Though there have been some of the most thrilling high scoring games in T20 internationals as well but nothing equals a clash ending with a last ball victory. The game gets even more thrilling when the winning margin also gets to the minimum. Simply imagine a side winning a t20 game on the very last ball with only one wicket remaining.

Top 10 T20I cricket matches with a last ball victory

Winner Margin Target Overs Opposition Ground Match Date
New Zealand 5 wickets 150 20.0 v India Wellington 27 Feb 2009
Netherlands 4 wickets 163 20.0 v England Lord’s 5 Jun 2009
Sri Lanka 5 wickets 164 20.0 v India Gros Islet 11 May 2010
Scotland 4 wickets 136 20.0 v Canada Dubai (DSC) 23 Mar 2012
England 1 wicket 158 20.0 v Australia Adelaide 12 Jan 2011
Bangladesh 2 wickets 141 20.0 v Ireland Belfast 21 Jul 2012
Netherlands 1 wicket 129 20.0 v Bangladesh The Hague 26 Jul 2012
England 6 wickets 178 20.0 v India Mumbai 22 Dec 2012
New Zealand 8 wickets 169 19.0 v South Africa East London 23 Dec 2012
Pakistan 2 wickets 153 20.0 v West Indies Kingstown 27 Jul 2013

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