Natwest Final 2002: Greatest Comeback In Cricket


2002 Natwest Final India vs England at lords

This day I, e, July 18, 2002, that Year, the cricketing world witnessed one of the greatest comebacks by a team in the history of cricket chasing 326 In final after losing half of the side under 150.

kaif hits winnind runsIndia Lift Natwest Trophy 2002

How many would have predicted this is Indias match but India achieved these feet in a spectacular way surprisingly.

India lost nine successive ODI finals before this NATWEST FINAL. Five of those defeats were while chasing. Cometh the big game, choketh the side, it seemed.”

after Nasser Hussain won the toss and elected to bat first started brisk and two of players Trescothick and Naser Hussain scored centuries and some flint off flyers given England a huge score over 320  at the halfway stage India was heading to another series defeat in overseas under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly of Ganguly before this final not named  Bangladesh and Zimbabwe India haven’t won a final on other soils. India only had only two wins chasing when Tendulkar failed to score a fifty. Between January 31, 1999, and July 13, 2002.

“In a four-year span against teams not named Zimbabwe or Bangladesh, India only had two wins chasing when Tendulkar failed to score a fifty. Between January 31, 1999, and July 13, 2002.

What makes Sourav Ganguly and Co’s epic win in Natwest Series 2002 final so very special

Natwest Series 2002, India was simply called as chokers of finals after losing all 9 successive finals consecutively started well the Steadily by Sehwag and Ganguly Sehwag scored over 40 and Ganguly scored quick-fire half-century with his intense cake walk half side shots everything was going well for India run rate was over 6.50 and required simple came down to 6  until Tudor got Ganguly and then India reached 110 in 15 overs leaving 9 wickets in hand the Ronni Irani and Giles got two each of Indians batsman within the span of 20 runs Sachin, Dravid, and Mongia got out for single digits leaving India




Then here comes  The History in Making Things two young boys on the ground nobody would have predicted this two will pull till the end Yuvraj started to hitting sixes and boundaries in his style while kaif started slow but then he accelerated hitting Gough for two into the stands the most important line about this partnership is they didn’t let Indias run-rate down both went on to score more than run a ball half-centuries Yuvraj got out for 69 off 63 and kaif went on to led scoring 87 off just 75 balls important in the context of the game.

Natwest Final 2002 Dadas Shirtless Celebration and Zaks Support and  Yuvraj Kaif Co Heroics :


dads shirtlessDada’s celebrations after kaif hitting the winning run Ganguly The captain of India In Lord’s balcony goes shirtless Celebration which stands one of the best craziest sensational and pride celebrations in cricket, it was also the revenge of Flintoff’s shirtless in India in the same year when England drew 7 match series 3-3 in 2002.

World Cricket and Indian Cricket Lovers speak about this final because it has all the moments like Dadas Craziest revenge shirtless celebration,  two Youngsters pulling a thriller Yuvrajs Sensational Batting, and Kaif’s excellence and Indias Successfully 300 in chasing from 146-5 to 326 coming back from nowhere possible.

ganguly celebrates

18 years for Natwest final today, The Natwest Final was the match that ended the forgettable streak for Indian cricket, adding more historical significance to the result.

While the country celebrates 18 years of Natwest Trophy victory, The former India batsman Mohammad Kaif has praised his fellow teammates and compared thE win to climbing  Mt Everest.

India had defeated England by two wickets in thE finals of the Natwest Trophy at the Lord`s Cricket Ground to gain a memorable win.

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