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2009 T20 World Cup: June 21: Pakistan was the first T20 World Cup champion on this day – 21 june 2009 on this day pakistan beat sri lanka in finals of t20 world cup

Edited By Tarun Vats | | Updated: 21 Jun 2020, 11:01:00 AM IST

Pakistani team with T20 World Cup trophy (file)

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June 21 is a special day for the Pakistani cricket team and its fans. On this day in the year 2009, Pakistan won the T20 World Cup for the first time. It defeated Sri Lanka in the final match played at the historic Lord's ground. The Sri Lankan team bus had a terrorist attack in Pakistan in 2009 and the final was played just three months after the incident in which the two teams were once again face to face.

The special thing was that Pakistan reached the final of this global tournament for the second time in a row. Earlier, he had to face defeat against India in 2007, but this time he made no mistake and won the final by 8 wickets and won the distinction of becoming the champion.

Read, The world got its first one day world cup champion on 21 June

The Sri Lankan team won the toss and decided to bat first and scored 138 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. After this, the Pakistan team playing under the captaincy of Younis Khan achieved the target with 8 balls remaining after losing 2 wickets.

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Pacer Mohammad Aamir sent Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan to zero in the first over. After this, veteran batsman Sanath Jayasuriya was shown the path of pavilion by Abdul Razzaq on a personal score of 17. Former all-rounder Shahid Afridi helped the Pakistan team in chasing a target of 139 runs and played a brilliant innings of 54 not out.

Former all-rounder Shahid Afridi hit 2 fours and 2 sixes in his 40-ball innings. Apart from him, former captain Shoaib Malik scored an unbeaten 24 runs. He hit 1 four in his unbeaten innings of 22 balls. At the same time, opener and wicketkeeper batsman Kamran Akmal contributed 37 and Shahzab Hasan contributed 19 runs. For Pakistan, Abdul Razzaq took the maximum 3 wickets.

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