With the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 fast approaching, we're on the hunt for the postpe Greatest Moment in tournament history and we need your help.
There are countless iconic moments from the six Men’s T20 World Cups so far but with your help, we’ve managed to narrow it down to a final eight. It’s up to you to decide which is the best via a bracket system.
Below is a recap of what has happened so far and a look at the current match-up.
Quarter-final 2: Pakistan lift their first ICC #T20WorldCup trophy (2009) vs Rangana Herath helps defend 119 with 5/3 (2014)
Pakistan lift their first T20WC trophy
In 2007, Pakistan’s players and supporters alike were left heartbroken as they lost a seesawing final against India, falling just five runs short. They did not have to wait too much longer to heal that wound, taking out the 2009 edition when they beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets at Lord’s. Sent out to field first, Pakistan kept Sri Lanka to 138/6 as Mohammad Amir set the perfect tone in the first over – a maiden that included the wicket of Player of the Tournament Tillakaratne Dilshan. Fittingly, Shahid Afridi led the charge in the chase, scoring an unbeaten 54 off 40, paving the way for captain Younis Khan to lift the trophy aloft in his final T20I.
Herath helps defend 119 with a 5/3 against New Zealand
Sri Lanka had to overcome New Zealand to cement their qualification for the semi-finals in 2014. Rangana Herath rescued them after their chances to win had become negligible. A hapless effort from the bat could only give the bowlers 119 to defend. Herath's immaculate performance in the match was kicked off by the run-out of Martin Guptill. In his first over, he bowled five consecutive dot balls that added the pressure on Brendon McCullum, who then stepped down the track to break the shackles. But Herath's flighted delivery spinning away from him outdid McCullum with Kumar Sangakkara completing the stumping. Herath followed this with another maiden over while removing Ross Taylor and Jimmy Neesham for ducks in consecutive deliveries. Luke Ronchi and Trent Boult became the final victims of Herath's torment that bundled New Zealand for 60 runs – their lowest T20I total.
QF1: Carlos Brathwaite’s ’Remember the Name’ moment (2016) vs Umar Gul’s stunning 5/6 against New Zealand (2009)
ROUND OF 16 WINNERS
Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes in an over v England (2007) vs Yuvraj Singh’s semi-final 30-ball 70 v Australia (2007)
Carlos Brathwaite’s ’Remember the Name’ moment (2016) v Netherlands’ chase of 190 by the 14th over (2014)
Chris Gayle smashes the fastest T20WC ton (2016) v Umar Gul’s stunning 5/6 against New Zealand (2009)
Pakistan maiden ICC Men's T20 World Cup trophy (2009) v Angelo Mathews's brilliance in the field prompts re-think of the laws (2009)
Sunil Narine's 3/9 guides West Indies to their maiden ICC Men's T20 World Cup title, (2012) vs Rangana Herath helps Sri Lanka defend 119 with his brilliant 5/3 (2014)
India beat Pakistan in the Final (2007) vs Pakistan’s five-wicket over v Australia (2010)
Dhoni’s famous run-out against Bangladesh (2016) vs Kohli’s masterful chase against Australia (2016)
Thisara Perera's cameo guided Sri Lanka to their maiden T20 World Cup title (2014) v India defeat Pakistan in a bowl-out (2007)
ROUND OF 32 WINNERS
Yuvraj Singh's 30-ball 70 in the 2007 semi-final against Australia v Angelo Mathews' dream over against the West Indies in 2009
Yuvraj's six sixes in an over against England (2007) vs Kapugedera’s six gives SL victory on the final ball (2010)
The famous run-out by MS Dhoni against Bangladesh (2016) vs Afghanistan defend 123 against West Indies (2016)
Brathwaite's 'Remember the name' Moment (2016) vs New Zealand's one-run heist vs Pakistan (2010)
Smith's flick to leg with an outside off guard (2016) vs Netherlands' chase of 190 in the 14th over (2014)
Mike Hussey's match-winning 60* in the semi-final (2010) vs Chris Gayle smashes the fastest T20WC ton (2016)
England lift their first ICC Men's trophy in (2010) vs Umar Gul dismantles New Zealand with a stunning spell 5/6 (2009)
Pakistan’s first ICC T20 World Cup trophy (2009) vs Lasith Malinga’s fantastic five-for vs England (2012)
Netherlands stun England (2009) vs Mathews’ prompts rethink of laws (2009)
Narine's 3/9 helps West Indies win maiden T20 title (2012) vs Santner's stunning T20 World Cup debut (2016)
Rangana Herath wins it for Sri Lanka (2014) vs England chase down 230 vs South Africa (2016)
India beat Pakistan in the T20 World Cup final (2007) vs Alex Hales hits unbeaten century against Sri Lanka (2014)
Pakistan's five-wicket over (2010) vs Zimbabwe stun Australia (2007)
Virat Kohli's masterful chase against Australia (2016) vs Ajantha Mendis' 6/8 against Zimbabwe (2012)
Thisara Perera's cameo which guided Sri Lanka to their maiden T20 World Cup title in 2014 v West Indies' thrilling Super Over win over New Zealand in the 2012 edition.
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