Manner in which the two teams have progressed in the tournament is worth noting.
Two exciting finals featuring
- 1986 Astralasia Cup final at Sharjah - This match was won by
courtesy Javed Miandad hitting last ball of the innings off Chetan Sharma for a six. This is still fresh in the minds of cricket buffs. Pakistan
Bangladesh IndependenceCup at Dhaka- Here in the best of the three finals Indiawon the first one, Pakistanthe second and won the third final chasing record total 314 thus winning the cup 2-1, thanks to Hrishikesh Kanitkar for hitting that crucial boundary. India
Thus the Monday match going to be an exciting contest typical of India Pakistan contests. This final match has an unusual trend of
Coming to Twenty twenty cricket, purists may rub it off as base ball version of cricket, but honestly this has renewed interest among cricket enthusiasts who are otherwise tired of the laborious tests and one-sided ODI encounters. And this has even found new fan base. Main factor here is the time constraint. Match getting over within 3 hours. Well, that is duration you would watch a Hindi or any regional language movie in
Predicting the winner in a final has always been difficult. For me Indians start as favorites simply for the intensity with which they played the last three games against