India and Pakistan have won their way to the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup finals. It will take place at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on 24th September 2007.

This match is going to mark the end of an exciting series of matches… If one-dayers are unpredictable, Twenty20 is volatility at its best. One over and one wicket can completely change the course of the game 🙂

However, India-Pak matches are always special… Thanks to the age old rivalry between the neighbouring nations, the two teams play against each other, as if they are playing for their lives. It isnt about the game anymore. Its about the pride of the nations they are playing for!

Here are the reasons why this particular match is special:

  • India and Pakistan have never faced each other in Finals of a world cup

  • Pakistan had never deafeated India in any world cup match so far

  • India defeated Australia to qualify for the Finals. This has never happened before in the history of world cup.

  • Pakistan has lost only one match in the Twenty20 world cup so far, and that has been against India

  • Twenty20 world cup is the first time India will be playing such a young team, without its veteran players like Sourav, Dravid… and even Sachin.

Over to Dhoni now, to bring home the cup. Cheers to India 🙂