Victory with a six or four off the last ball
Only in 12 cases of ODI history has a side won the match by striking a four or six off last ball, writes Rajneesh Gupta.india Updated: Aug 03, 2006 18:50 IST
Zimbabwe registered an incredible win over Bangladesh in the third one-dayer of five-match ODI series on August 2. Needing 17 to win off the last over, Zimbabwe romped home when Taylor hit last ball of the match for a massive six over mid-wicket.
This provided only the 12th instance in ODI history when a side achieved a win by hitting a six or four off the last ball of the match. This was only the third instance of a victory with a SIX off the last ball of the match.
The accompanying table lists all such instances:
|England beat Pakistan||Sahiwal||23-12-1977||IT Botham hit a four off Altaf|
|Pakistan beat India||Sharjah||18-04-1986||Javed Miandad hit a six off CJ Sharma|
|West Indies beat England||Kingston||03-03-1990||I Bishop hit a four off A Fraser|
|Australia beat West Indies||Sydney||01-01-1996||M Bevan hit a four off R Harper|
|New Zealand beat Zimbabwe||Dhaka||24-10-1998||CZ Harris hit a four off N Johnson|
|South Africa beat New Zealnd||Napier||26-03-1999||L Klusener hit a six six off DJ Nash|
|South Africa beat New Zealand||Cape Town||04-11-2000||L Klusener hit a four off SB O'Connor|
|West Indies beat South Africa||Kingston||29-04-2001||RD Jacobs hit a four off AA Donald|
|South Africa beat West Indies||Colombo SSC||13-09-2002||AC Dawson hit a four off MV Dillon|
|West Indies beat India||Jamshedpur||06-11-2002||RR Sarwar hit a four off AB Agarkar|
|Pakistan beat India||Ahmedabad||12-04-2005||Inzamam-ul-Haq hit a four off Sachin Tendulkar|
|Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh||Harare||02-08-2006||BRM Taylor hit a six off Mashrafe Mortaza|
Note: Asif Mujtaba hit a six off SR Waugh to tie the match for Pakistan v Australia at Hobart on 10-12-1992.