Most Memorable Cricket Matches

Andrew Flintoff (R) with the Ashes
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Since its humble beginnings in the 16th century in South-East England, cricket has become one of the most popular sports in the world. It began spreading with the expansion of the British Empire in the second half of the 19th century. So far it includes the following countries: England, Australia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, the West Indies, India, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Sweden, Serbia, Croatia and many others. It is certain that cricket is an international sport with many fans around the globe.

Living in an era where technology blossoms almost every day, it’s safe to say that there are many ways that you can watch cricket. We’re sure that many families enjoy getting together in their living room, in front of the TV, on their big couch to enjoy a cricket match. Hardcore cricket fans will most definitely buy tickets to see their favourite teams play so they can get the full experience.  It’s still alright if you don’t have a big TV or money to buy tickets because you can watch it online. There are hundreds of websites that stream cricket matches and cups.

Of course you can always read news about cricket online, but it’s better to watch the actual match, and that’s why a VPN is one of the best options. A VPN or a Virtual Private Network extends your private network across a public network and enables you to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if your device is connected to a private network directly. Or in plain English: there is a VPN for cricket that allows you to watch cricket for a small amount of money. Your IP address can be changed at any time so it really doesn’t matter where you are watching a match from.

The most exciting event this year lasts from the 30th of May to the 14th of July and it is hosted by England and Wales. The event I’m referring to is the 2019 Cricket World Cup. While we wait with anticipation we can go over some of the most memorable cricket matches so far.

Chappell-Hadlee Trophy 2007: New Zealand vs Australia

The match on the 20th of February 2007 would be one to remember, because both New Zealand and Australia brought their bats to get bragging rights over their neighbour. Despite Matthew Hayden’s amazing batting for 181 runs New Zealand won the match by just one wicket.

Fifth ODI in Johannesburg 2006: South Africa vs Australia 

Even without their key players, Glenn McGrath and Shaun Pollock, both teams gave their best that match. However, South Africa won by just one wicket and set their own ODI run record of 438.

2nd Test in Edgbaston 2006: England vs Australia

Australia lost Glenn McGrath to an injury just before the match. Andrew Flintoff and Shane Warne clashed on the pitch and both teams made much effort to beat the other. England was victorious since Australia missed out by just two runs.

2nd Test in Kolkata 2001: India vs Australia

Up until then Australia had won a record 16 Tests and were considered the best cricket team in the world. India didn’t even score enough in their first batting innings. So it was clear that the Aussies would just add another victory to their streak, right? On the final day of the Test Australia failed to achieve 384 in 75 overs, so India won with a 171 runs.

After this bittersweet trip down memory lane, we won’t be sure what can we expect from the upcoming World Cup.

©Cricket World 2019

 

 

 


 
 
 
 

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