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Who hit the winning runs in India’s famous NatWest final victory against England in 2002?

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posted Nov 30, 2016 by Deepak Jangid

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Zaheer Khan

India required only 2 runs off the final over, but Mohammed Kaif was at the non-striker’s end. The first two deliveries by Flintoff were dot balls, and visions of the final over of the 1999 WC semi-final between Australia and South Africa started to surface.

The third ball saw Zaheer Khan nudge the ball into the covers and the batsmen rushed off for a single. The shy at the stumps missed and both ran on the overthrow, which took India over the line.

Both batsmen leapt heartily into the air to celebrate the incredible victory, but the most memorable image of the match was captain Ganguly taking off and twirling his shirt wildly, in an obvious response to Flintoff taking his shirt off after defeating India at the Wankhede stadium a few months earlier.

Zaheer Khan winning runs in NatWest final victory against England

answer Dec 5, 2016 by Abhishek Maheshwari
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