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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

Zimbabweregistered 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 23-12-1977IT 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.