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?
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!