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Thread: Saturday Special - Most Memorable Last Ball Wins(Donít Miss this one!)

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    Saturday Special - Most Memorable Last Ball Wins(Donít Miss this one!)

    Hereís The scenario:

    Last Ball Coming up. It is a do or die for both teams.

    Can you Imagine the Excitement, Thrill, Tension that exists in such a situation?
    It could be a recognized batsman or a tailender facing the might of the best opposition bowler.

    What can happen?

    Runs required.

    One needed : Not a difficult thing . If the batsman fails to score the match is still a tie.

    Two needed : Still not a difficult thing .Strive for a boundary and go for the runs .If a boundary is made, well and good . If two runs made.The job is done.

    Three needed : Running three is difficult. The best option is to strive for a boundary.
    Even if two runs is made. It is still a tie as scores would be leveled.

    Four Needed : A boundary. Tough. Still doable. It is always good to have the better batsman facing the last ball as the probability is better for him to score a boundary as he would be facing the best opposition bowler.

    Five Needed. You cannot run five unless their is a misfield.Difficult situation. Come what may. Go for a six.

    Six needed: Really a tough call. The odds are against the Batsman. Hoping against Hope .Hoping for a Miracle to happen. But Miracles do happen.

    So, what has been the most memorable last ball wins in One day cricket?

    Their has been quite a few:

    Here are five that I consider memorable ones.

    1 Javed Miandad's Famous SIXER @ Sharjah.

    Link : YouTube - Javed Miandad's Famous SIXER @ Sharjah

    2 Asif Mujtaba Last Ball Six.

    Link : YouTube - Asif Mujtaba Last Ball Six

    3 Chanderpaul last ball six. West indies win Sri lanka.

    Link : YouTube - Chanderpaul last ball six. West indies win srilanka

    4 Michael Bevan last ball four - SCG 1995/96.
    Link: YouTube - Michael Bevan last ball four - SCG 1995/96

    5 Daniel Vettoriís last-ball 4. New Zealandís win over Australia by 2 wickets in first one-day international(Chappell- Hadlee Trophy) at the WACA Ground, Perth, 2008 /2009.

    Link : NA

    Readers . Now it is your turn. I am sure their are many more that has not been included here.

    So What are your (1- 5) choices ? please include if you can any links to those exciting and thrilling moments?

    Who is next?

    Good luck to everyone!

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    Loved Michael Bevan's last ball 4 so much that it's definitely the best for mine.

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    Brendan Taylor for Zimbabwe against Bangladesh in 2006. Zim need 5 to win off one, Taylor cow corners it for 6.

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    I remember lance Klusnar hit a four of the last ball against New Zealand when South Africa need 4 runs to win.. this one goes unnotice because it was Klusnar who hit the shot.. and other reason was probably because new zealand had lost the series 4-0 already..

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    How is this a "Saturday Special"? And what's all this "good luck to everyone"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
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    Yeah, was amazing, oddly Eddies two biggest achievements were with the bat, and if the (cliche alert) incident you're referring to had been a big-name batsman it would be talked of for years. Back then Lords finals had massive kudos.
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    Easily Chanderpaul's. To get 10 off 2 is ridiculously tough, and he did it.
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    was it a 4 or a 6 Dion Nash just about pulls off an unlikely victory... set up by Cains and Parore against South Africa

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    20:20, I know. But Andre Adams' 10 off one ball to win a 20:20 for Auckland vs. Northern Districts was pretty funny. Poor old Graeme Aldridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    20:20, I know. But Andre Adams' 10 off one ball to win a 20:20 for Auckland vs. Northern Districts was pretty funny. Poor old Graeme Aldridge.
    Haha was going to bring that up actually after reading the first post of the topic - what a bizarre finish to a match, from effectively certain victory to defeat for ND.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    20:20, I know. But Andre Adams' 10 off one ball to win a 20:20 for Auckland vs. Northern Districts was pretty funny. Poor old Graeme Aldridge.
    Wasn't it 12?

    2 for the no-ball plus the four and then 6

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    Seem to remember Trevor Chappell bowling us to a sensational win over New Zealand a few years back.

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    Was surprised the batsman blocked the last delivery tbh.
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