As all international matches and domestic tournaments like IPL stands canceled, cricket fans have nothing to look up to. How about we tell you about the 10 Cricket matches list to relive the excitement and drama?
There are many matches that have created an impact on world cricket with their excellence and unique styles. Here is our list of the exciting matches that can be watched during this lockdown, you can tell us about the ones you feel…
10. 1983 World Cup Final
The first match in our list is the final match of World Cup, 1983 where India and West Indies battled against each other for the cup. Kapil’s army lost the toss and was asked to bat first. It was India’s first match in the finals.
West Indies was known for its mighty bowling skills and was sure to clean out the Indian team. India won the Prudential World Cup with Srikkanth and Amarnath’s partnership. Watch it here
9. 1998 Sharjah Cup
Sachin Tendulkar beat Shane Warne, who was considered to be the best bowler then, like a kid, in the Sharjah Cup popularly known for the Desert Storm innings. The match is considered to be one of the bests of Sachin’s. He was the Man of the series. India won the tournament.
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8. 2001 India versus Australia Test Match
In 2001, Indian fans saw the greatest victory of test match ever in Indian history being played in the Eden Gardens. Dravid and Laxman’s partnership of 376 runs created a whopping history and helped Ganguly’s team to win the match.
7. 2002 Natwest Trophy
In the 2002 Natwest series, India crafted a victory out of the blues by the magnificent chasing of 326 runs by the England team. The historical partnership between Yuvraj and Kaif of 121 runs set an example of how a match can be won if played hard till the very last ball.
This match is one of the most recommended cricket matches lists. Sourav Ganguly, then captain of India, took off his jersey to celebrate their victory.
6. 2003 ICC World Cup India versus Pakistan
India versus Pakistan matches is always famous all over the world for the blend of adrenaline and excitement. In 2003, during the ICC World Cup match, Sachin Tendulkar scored a whopping 98 runs.
The master blaster not only took India one step closer to the cup but also shattered the hope of Pakistan with every run.
5. 2007 India versus England T20 World Cup
The Super 8 stage match of the 2007 T20 World Cup between India and England will always be memorable for cricket fans. England was defeated by India by 18 runs after Yuvraj Singh came to the field. He scored six 6’s in one over against Stuart Broad. It was an extraordinary over and gives goosebumps even today.
4. 2008 Perth Test Match India versus Australia
This test match will always be remembered for the impeccable performance that team India showed in Perth’s pitch. India became the first South Asian team to defeat Australia in Perth.
With numerous allegations on the Indian team and Bhajji being out it was a very tough match for the Men in Blue. The spectacular performance of Ishant Sharma, Irrfan Pathan, R.P Singh, Dravid, and Sachin made the match breathtaking. Kumble performed exceptionally well and took his 600th wicket in that match. Watch it here
3. 2013 Champion’s Trophy Final
The 2013 Champion’s Trophy was played between India and England. The match though was speculated to be a close one. But with time it turned out to be a seizing one for India while England choked on it and lost the match
2. 2018 India’s Tour of Australia
In 2018, India toured Australia and won the test series under the mighty captainship of Virat Kohli. This was the first Test series that India won against Australia in Australia.
1. 2011 World Cup Final
The 2011 World Cup Finale will always be remembered by cricket fans because of the spell-bounding style shown by Dhoni and finishing off the match in his style. At the last moment, he promoted himself up the batting order and ended the match with a perfect six.
In case if we missed out on any matches from these 10 cricket matches list, Feel free to use the comments section below!
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