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India vs South Africa, T20 World Cup 2024 Final: Relive India's title win in these images

Published on Jun 30, 2024 02:32 AM IST
  • India ended an 11-year wait for a major trophy by beating South Africa in a thrilling final and becoming the first team to unbeaten in a T20 World Cup. 
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India's wait for a major title came to an end at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. India seemed down and out at one point with South Africa needing just 30 runs to win off the last 30 balls but Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya, alongwith the Indian fielders, somehow pulled things back. India ended up winning the final by seven runs and thus became the first team ever to go an entire T20 World Cup tournament unbeaten. This is India's second T20 World Cup title, having won the inaugural edition of the tournament all the way back in 2007. (Getty Images) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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India's wait for a major title came to an end at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. India seemed down and out at one point with South Africa needing just 30 runs to win off the last 30 balls but Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya, alongwith the Indian fielders, somehow pulled things back. India ended up winning the final by seven runs and thus became the first team ever to go an entire T20 World Cup tournament unbeaten. This is India's second T20 World Cup title, having won the inaugural edition of the tournament all the way back in 2007. (Getty Images)

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It turned out to be the last time fans saw captain Rohit Sharma and former captain Virat Kohli in a T20I. Kohli won player of the match, coming clutch after struggling the entire tournament, with a 59-ball 76 which bailed India out of a very shaky start. He announced his retirement from the format in the post-match presentation ceremony. News of Rohit's retirement filtered through later on. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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It turned out to be the last time fans saw captain Rohit Sharma and former captain Virat Kohli in a T20I. Kohli won player of the match, coming clutch after struggling the entire tournament, with a 59-ball 76 which bailed India out of a very shaky start. He announced his retirement from the format in the post-match presentation ceremony. News of Rohit's retirement filtered through later on. (REUTERS)

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It was also a fairytale ending for Rahul Dravid, who is stepping down as head coach after the T20 World Cup. Dravid led India to the 2023 World Test Championship final and the 2023 World Cup final as well. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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It was also a fairytale ending for Rahul Dravid, who is stepping down as head coach after the T20 World Cup. Dravid led India to the 2023 World Test Championship final and the 2023 World Cup final as well. (REUTERS)

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Jasprit Bumrah was named player of the tournament, having finished with 15 wickets in eight matches at a scarcely believable economy of 4.17. He played an integral in pulling India back from the dead after Klaasen's carnage. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Jasprit Bumrah was named player of the tournament, having finished with 15 wickets in eight matches at a scarcely believable economy of 4.17. He played an integral in pulling India back from the dead after Klaasen's carnage. (PTI)

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India won the toss and chose to bat first. Kohli smashed three fours in the first over but Keshav Maharaj pegged India back by dismissing Rohit and Rishabh Pant in the second. (ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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India won the toss and chose to bat first. Kohli smashed three fours in the first over but Keshav Maharaj pegged India back by dismissing Rohit and Rishabh Pant in the second. (ANI)

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Kagiso Rabada then got the wicket of Suryakumar Yadav and India thus lost their three form top-four batters inside the powerplay itself. They finished that period with 45 runs for the loss of three wickets. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Kagiso Rabada then got the wicket of Suryakumar Yadav and India thus lost their three form top-four batters inside the powerplay itself. They finished that period with 45 runs for the loss of three wickets. (AFP)

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Virat Kohli then abandoned his aggressive play and hunkered down with Axar Patel. Axar ensured that India didn't dig a hole for themselves by hitting the ocassional six and the pair put up a partnership of 72 runs in 54 balls for the fourth wicket. Axar fell on 47 off 31 wickets to a sensational direct hit at the non-striker's end by Quinton de Kock. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Virat Kohli then abandoned his aggressive play and hunkered down with Axar Patel. Axar ensured that India didn't dig a hole for themselves by hitting the ocassional six and the pair put up a partnership of 72 runs in 54 balls for the fourth wicket. Axar fell on 47 off 31 wickets to a sensational direct hit at the non-striker's end by Quinton de Kock. (AFP)

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Kohli stuck around and eventually managed to accelerate in the death overs. He fell on 76 off 59 balls with six fours and two sixes in what turned out to be his last T20I innings. Shivam Dube also scored 27 off 16 balls and India got to a score of 176/7, the highest by any team in the final of a T20 World Cup. (ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Kohli stuck around and eventually managed to accelerate in the death overs. He fell on 76 off 59 balls with six fours and two sixes in what turned out to be his last T20I innings. Shivam Dube also scored 27 off 16 balls and India got to a score of 176/7, the highest by any team in the final of a T20 World Cup. (ANI)

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South Africa's chase started almost shakily as India's innings. Reeza Hendricks was knocked over by Bumrah in the second over with a sensational outswinger. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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South Africa's chase started almost shakily as India's innings. Reeza Hendricks was knocked over by Bumrah in the second over with a sensational outswinger. (AP)

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Arshdeep Singh then dismissed South Africa captain Aiden Markram in the in the third over. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Arshdeep Singh then dismissed South Africa captain Aiden Markram in the in the third over. (PTI)

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Quinton de Kock and Tristan Stubbs then put South Africa in control though. The pair put up a partnership of 58 runs in 38 balls. It ended with Stubbs falling to his Delhi Capitals teammate Axar in the ninth over on 31 off 21 balls. De Kock, meanwhile was dismissed on 39 off 31 balls by Arshdeep Singh. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Quinton de Kock and Tristan Stubbs then put South Africa in control though. The pair put up a partnership of 58 runs in 38 balls. It ended with Stubbs falling to his Delhi Capitals teammate Axar in the ninth over on 31 off 21 balls. De Kock, meanwhile was dismissed on 39 off 31 balls by Arshdeep Singh. (PTI)

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South Africa never let their run rate dip despite the fall of wickets and started taking full control when during Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller's fifth wicket partnership. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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South Africa never let their run rate dip despite the fall of wickets and started taking full control when during Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller's fifth wicket partnership. (REUTERS)

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Klaasen seemingly won the game for South Africa in the 15th over by smashing 24 runs in it. He hit two sixes and two fours off Axar Patel and the Proteas needed just 30 to win off 30 balls at the end of that over with Klaasen and Miller in the middle and with Marco Jansen and Keshav Maharaj still to come. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Klaasen seemingly won the game for South Africa in the 15th over by smashing 24 runs in it. He hit two sixes and two fours off Axar Patel and the Proteas needed just 30 to win off 30 balls at the end of that over with Klaasen and Miller in the middle and with Marco Jansen and Keshav Maharaj still to come. (REUTERS)

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Rohit threw the ball to Bumrah in the next over to limit the damage and he gave just four runs away in the 16th. Hardik Pandya then turned the tables in India's favour again by dismissing Klaasen in the next over and conceding just four runs in it. (ICC - X ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Rohit threw the ball to Bumrah in the next over to limit the damage and he gave just four runs away in the 16th. Hardik Pandya then turned the tables in India's favour again by dismissing Klaasen in the next over and conceding just four runs in it. (ICC - X )

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Bumrah followed that up with an 18th over in which just two runs came and he knocked over Jansen in it as well for good measure. Just four runs then came from the 19th over bowled by Arshdeep Singh and South Africa suddenly needed to score 16 runs in the last over to win. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Bumrah followed that up with an 18th over in which just two runs came and he knocked over Jansen in it as well for good measure. Just four runs then came from the 19th over bowled by Arshdeep Singh and South Africa suddenly needed to score 16 runs in the last over to win. (PTI)

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Pandya bowled it and Suryakumar Yadav took a stunning catch to dismiss Miller off the very first ball. Rabada got a lucky four off the next but India held on and won the game by seven runs, with South Africa finishing with a score of 169/8. (BCCI-X) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Pandya bowled it and Suryakumar Yadav took a stunning catch to dismiss Miller off the very first ball. Rabada got a lucky four off the next but India held on and won the game by seven runs, with South Africa finishing with a score of 169/8. (BCCI-X)

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