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India-Pakistan clash stirs 2007 World Twenty20 memories

India’s 2007 win was the launching pad for the IPL

By: Sarwar Alam

Those hoping for a thrilling Champions Trophy final between India and Pakistan at the Oval on Sunday (18) may take heart from the only other occasion the arch-rivals have met in the climax of a major ICC world event. Twenty20, pioneered as a professional sport in the English county game, was still in its global infancy a decade ago, when Johannesburg hosted the 2007 World Twenty20 final, with many players inclined to treat it as just a bit of fun compared to the more serious business of one-day internationals and Test matches. The New Zealand team even took to wearing…

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