Here’s a look at six memorable moments from the previous six tournaments:
– At the inaugural T20 World Cup 2007 in South Africa, India Yuvraj singh He hit six sixes in an over against the unfortunate Stuart Broad in a group game against England in Durban. Yuvraj had been inspired by a verbal altercation with Andrew Flintoff and then led his team to an 18-run victory. India was going to defeat Pakistan in the final.
– In the first tournament of 2009, the Netherlands achieved a sensational four-way victory over England at Lord’s, the ‘House of Cricket‘in one of the biggest shocks in sport. Chasing 163 to win, the Dutch scored two runs on the last ball. Tommy de Grooth, who scored a crucial 49 for the Netherlands, said: “A few months ago we set out to achieve a few things, and this was one. We wanted to play at Lord’s, qualify for the World Cup in 2011 and beat a great nation, and I think we just did that. ”
England sensed victory in the 2016 final at Eden Gardens, where the West Indies, chasing a 156-run goal, needed 19 in the final to be thrown by Ben Stokes. With Marlon Samuels at the other end after a crucial 85-run 66-ball inning, Brathwaite threw four straight sixes into the night sky over Kolkata. “Carlos Brathwaite! Carlos Brathwaite – remember the name! History of the West Indies,” said commentator Ian Bishop.
– Two years after their heartbreaking final loss to old rivals from India by just five races in Johannesburg, Pakistan claimed the 2009 trophy with an eight wicket victory over Sri Lanka at Lord’s. Pakistan held Sri Lanka to 138-6 before superstar Shahid Afridi led the race chase, connecting 54 unbeaten on 40 balls.
– Sri Lanka was champion of the 2014 tournament in Bangladesh, but needed all the skills and control of spinner Rangana Herath to reach the semi-finals. Facing New Zealand in a decisive qualifying game, Sri Lanka was eliminated by just 119.
But Herath fired Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor, Jimmy Neesham, Luke Ronchi and Trent Boult when the Black Caps were undone by just 60 runs. Herath claimed five wickets for just three runs.
– In the 2016 tournament, South Africa went 229-4 in Mumbai with their 20 overs with Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock and JP Duminy, all doing half a century.
At the time, it was the second-highest total in a T20 World Cup, but England dug deep when Joe Root hit 83 of 44 balls and Jason Roy broke 43 of 16 deliveries.
England lost two wickets last time out with the level of scores before Moeen Ali sealed the win with two balls to spare.