In 2009, Pakistan won the t20 world cup for the first time, beating Sri Lanka by eight wickets. In this edition, Tillakaratne Dilshan scored the most runs and Umar Gul was the top wicket-taker with 13 wickets. Read on to find out what went wrong for the hosts and how the weather affected the match.
ICC’s decision to host the t20 world cup in Australia
Australia’s decision to host the T20 World Cup final in 2021 has been welcomed by cricket fans around the world. The World Cup was originally scheduled for October and November 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic has forced the ICC to postpone the event. India had also been chosen to host the 50-over World Cup in 2023. The ICC’s decision to postpone the tournament has not been welcomed by the Indian cricket board. The board of India has expressed concern about hosting back-to-back World Cups, a move that has led to the World Cup being postponed until 2021.
Rain has affected the World Cup final in Australia. Three matches at the Melbourne Marvel Stadium have been rained out. The final was scheduled for 7pm but was called off after the umpires saw wet patches on the outfield. After the match was abandoned, rain returned.
Virat Kohli’s 61-run fourth-wicket stand against Hardik Pandya
After losing KL Rahul early in the match, India scored a respectable total of 168/6 after Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli put on an impressive 61-run fourth-wicket partnership. India needed some support as their top three batsmen failed to deliver at the crease but Kohli and Pandya’s 61-run fourth-wick-stand was vital to their victory.
The 61-run fourth-wicket partnership between Kohli and Pandya kept India in the game after India were struggling at 62/2 at the halfway stage. Kohli was eventually dismissed in the 18th over but Hardik Pandya made sure that India remained competitive throughout. After the dismissal of Kohli, Pandya punished the England bowlers with some superb shots.
Kohli scored 50 off 40 balls and Hardik Pandya scored 63 off 33 balls to power India to a 168-run total against England. The partnership surpassed Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni’s joint-second-highest fourth-wicket partnership against England in a T20 World Cup.
La Nina weather forecast
The T20 World Cup final in Melbourne is set to be affected by a weather phenomenon known as La Nina. This phenomenon occurs in the Pacific Ocean and affects many parts of the world. It can lead to more rain than usual in some locations. It is also expected to impact the opening Super 12s match between Australia and New Zealand, and the India-Pakistan match at Melbourne Cricket Stadium.
The La Nina phenomenon is a rare climate phenomenon that affects the tropical Pacific. In fact, it has only happened 16 times in the last 122 years. It can interfere with the T20 World Cup final, and even the final of the ODI series.
Channel 4 to broadcast t20 world cup final
Sky Sports has agreed to share the broadcasting rights for the T20 World Cup final with Channel 4. The two networks previously shared the rights for the 50-over World Cup final in 2019. But now the T20 World Cup final will be shown on free-to-air television, meaning that more viewers will be able to watch the final. The deal was signed before England’s semi-final against India. England swept India aside by ten wickets, chasing down a target of 169 runs to qualify for the final. England will play Pakistan in the final, and the result will determine who will go on to the next round.
The match will be broadcast live on Channel 4 and will be available on free-to-air television in the UK. The match will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the same venue as the 1992 ODI World Cup final. Channel 4 will provide live commentary and in-play video clips from the final.