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Massive congratulations are obviously due to the England Women's and Pakistan Men's teams who triumphed in the two showpiece ICC World Twenty20 finals over the weekend.
Beginning with the women, their success has further reinforced the fact that they have a winning mentality at the moment and just as for some teams losing has become a habit, for them, winning has become a habit that they don't look likely to break any time soon.
You have to be a very good side indeed to drop four catches against Australia and still come through and win. Claire Taylor once again showed why she is so highly regarded in the game with a brilliant unbeaten half-century and despite contriving to hit the ball into her throat at one point, Beth Morgan played an equally impressive knock of 46 not out to get England home by eight wickets.
Katherine Brunt bowled beautifully early on and once Suzie Bates and Aimee Watkins were out having contributed three runs between them, England were never going to be seriously headed. And after she was unable to take her place in the World Cup final in Sydney in March, it was wonderful to see Jenny Gunn playing her part with a couple of wickets as well.
Of course, there was the mini-wobble during the run chase but as long as Claire Taylor was at the crease, everything was going to be fine. Her unbeaten 39 denied the White Ferns any chance they thought they had of getting back into the match. England now hold the Ashes, the World Cup and the ICC World Twenty20 and after they demolished their closest rivals on Sunday, who knows how long this period of dominance can last?
Domination is something that comes to mind when you try to describe Shahid Afridi's batting and his move up the order paid huge dividends for Pakistan, who had to beat two previously unbeaten teams to win the tournament and Afridi's half-centuries were both superb. His calculated gamble to take on Muttiah Muralitharan got Pakistan back on track and the assault on Isuru Udana put them on the brink of the win.
Fittingly, it was he who hit the winning run but the win, just like England's, was first set up by a superb bowling display as Abdul Razzaq proved what a loss he had been to the side when he picked up three for 20 to reduce Sri Lanka's top order to 70 for six and Mohammad Aamer, although his last over went for 17, got the vital wicket of Tillakaratne Dilshan.
Pakistan got home and it is wonderful to be writing about their cricket in a positive light - the impact of their World Cup win will be enormous back home and there was more good news when Mohammad Yousuf, another ICL returnee, was named in their Test squad to face Sri Lanka.
All of a sudden, things are beginning to look up for Pakistan although as much as captain Younus Khan would like them to, teams won't be touring the country anytime soon.
Frankly, there is more chance of Pakistan players being allowed to play in the Indian Premier League or the Sialkot Stallions being given a berth in the T20 Champions League.
Pakistan winning the ICC World Twenty20 is probably one of the best things to have happened for cricket in recent times, but one of the worst things to have happened for both the IPL and the Champions League. How can it now continue to be called a Champions League if no world champions will actually be playing?
It should be back to the drawing board for the BCCI, and not just with regard to their on-field performances, either.
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