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June 21, 2009: BOOM BOOM AFRIDI HELPS PAKISTAN LIFT WORLD T20

The T20 game was tailor-made for an impact player like Shahid Afridi, and the big hitting Pakistani batsman shined on the biggest T20 stage of all, as he guided Pakistan to their first ever T20 World Cup title.

Cricketnext Staff |June 21, 2018, 10:09 AM IST
June 21, 2009: BOOM BOOM AFRIDI HELPS PAKISTAN LIFT WORLD T20

The T20 game was tailor-made for an impact player like Shahid Afridi, and the big hitting Pakistani batsman shined on the biggest T20 stage of all, as he guided Pakistan to their first ever T20 World Cup title.

This was also the first meeting between Sri Lanka and Pakistan after the horrific Lahore terror attacks, when the Sri Lankan cricket team was targeted by terrorists.

A young Mohammed Amir got the better off veteran Tillakratne Dilshan, while Abdul Razzaq who was coming back into the team after his ICL adventure, dismissed Jayasuriya. He went on to take three wickets.

Kumara Sangakkara's 64 and Angelo Mathews 35 guided Sri Lanka to a paltry 138.

Pakistan did lose two wickets, but Shahid Afridi who came to bat at number 3 played some responsible cricket to guide Pakistan home without any further stutter.

Pakistan won the match by eight wickets, and went onto lift their first ever World T20 title, after losing in the inaugural final to India.

Winners over the years

2007 - India

2009 - Pakistan

2010 - England

2012 - West Indies

2014 - Sri Lanka

2016 - West Indies

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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