The enthusiasm and expectation for the today’s final was palpable. The streets were uncharacteristically empty and by the time the finals started in Johanessburg in the evening traffic became very smooth. ( I know because i was on road while everyone else was glued to their television. I did catch the end though 😉 ). And what a great match it was!! After getting off to a great start the Indian innings wobbled midway but recovered to finish comfortably at 157 for 5 in 20 overs.
The Pakistani team was going great except for the fall of wickets at regular intervals. Their run rate dipped after the loss of fifth wicket and could not recover despite a valiant effort by Misbah. Surinder Sharma kept his cool to finish off the Pakistani batting lineup. I really admire todays bowling by Irfan Pathan. He deserved to be the man of the match. The final scorecard:
This team is doing great!!