Cricket is a sport that has been around for centuries and has a long and storied history. Over the years, there have been many unforgettable matches that have captured the imagination of fans around the world. In this blog, we will take a look at 10 of the most unforgettable cricket matches ever played.
|Australia vs West Indies||England||Lord's||1975||West Indies|
|India vs West Indies||England||Lord's||1983||India|
|Australia vs South Africa||England||Edgbaston||1999||Australia|
|Australia vs West Indies||Australia||Melbourne Cricket Ground||1996||Australia|
|Pakistan vs England||Australia||Melbourne Cricket Ground||1992||Pakistan|
|England vs Australia||England||Edgbaston||2005||England|
|Ireland vs Pakistan||West Indies||Providence Stadium||2007||Ireland|
|England vs New Zealand||England||Lord's||2019||England|
|India vs New Zealand||England||The Ageas Bowl||2021||New Zealand|
|India vs Pakistan||United Arab Emirates||Dubai International Cricket Stadium||2022||India|
Clive Lloyd led from the front with a spectacular century in the final as West Indies defeated Australia by 17 runs to take the inaugural World Cup at Lords.
After an early collapse, Lloyd's blistering hundred and Viv Richards' spectacular fielding had the Windies on top. But a stirring last-wicket stand between pace duo Jeff Thomson and Dennis Lillie kept Aussie hopes alive before Deryck Murray ran out Thomson to secure a thrilling win.
India making the final itself was a shock event. The Windies pace attack restricted India to just 183 off 54 overs, with Kris Srikkanth top-scoring on 38.
But on a remarkable day at Lord's, the Indian bowlers shocked the world champion West Indians with a devastating bowling display. The Indian team rejoiced after this famous victory that stunned the cricketing world
The 1999 Cricket World Cup semi-final between Australia and South Africa was a nail-biting contest that went down to the wire. South Africa needed 9 runs off the last over to win, but a run-out on the penultimate ball saw the match end in a tie, and Australia progressed to the final based on their superior run-rate. The match is considered one of the greatest ever played, with both teams displaying incredible skill and determination.
In one of the most remarkable world cup games of all time Australia snatched a dramatic 5 run win after being down and out for most of the semi-final. The Windies collapsed in spectacular fashion with victory in sight, crumbling from 165-2 to 202 all out. Earlier, Australia struggled to 207-8 after being 15-4 at one stage.
Imran Khan's Pakistani team defeated England in a memorable final at the MCG to take the 1992 World Cup.
Pakistan was like "cornered tigers" as they played the second half of the 1992 World Cup only a defeat away from elimination after a poor start. Wasim Akram was the star as he destroyed England with his swing bowling.
The 2005 Ashes series between England and Australia was one of the most memorable cricket contests ever played. The 2nd Test at Edgbaston was a classic, with England needing to chase down a total of 282 in the final innings to win the match.
After being reduced to 156-5, England staged a stunning comeback, with Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen leading the charge. In the end, England won by just 2 runs, in what is considered one of the greatest Test matches of all time.
The 2007 Cricket World Cup match between Ireland and Pakistan was one of the biggest upsets in cricket history. Ireland, playing in their first World Cup, chased down a target of 329 to win the match, with Kevin O'Brien scoring a blistering 113 off just 63 balls. The victory was celebrated around the world, and Ireland's win is still considered one of the greatest upsets in cricket history.
The 2019 Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand was a high-scoring thriller that saw both teams score 241 runs in their allotted 50 overs. The match went to a super over, with England scoring 15 runs and New Zealand needing 16 to win. However, the match ended in a tie once again, with England winning the match based on their superior boundary count. The match was a fitting finale to one of the most exciting World Cups in recent memory.
The India vs New Zealand 2021 series included the ICC World Test Championship final, played at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, from June 18-22, 2021. It was a historic match as it was the first-ever final of the World Test Championship.
India struggled in their second innings, with none of their batsmen scoring a half-century, and were bowled out for just 170 runs, setting New Zealand a target of 139 runs to win the match. In their second innings, New Zealand batted patiently, with opener Tom Latham top-scoring with 52 runs. Captain Kane Williamson hit the winning runs, as New Zealand chased down the target with eight wickets in hand and won the inaugural World Test Championship.
India vs Pakistan, T20 World Cup 2022 Live Cricket Score: Virat Kohli single-handedly powered India to an epic four-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan with a magnificent 53-ball 82 not out in their big-ticket T20 World Cup game on Sunday. Pakistan recovered from a wobbly start to post a fighting 159 for eight. India completed the chase in the last ball, with Kohli and Hardik Pandya (40) doing the bulk of the scoring after a horror start to their innings. The two revived India with a 113-run stand for the fourth wicket after they were reeling at 31/4 at one stage.