14 years of Natwest Trophy victory: 'Nostalgic' Virender Sehwag hails historic win at Lord's

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New Delhi, July 13: As India's historic Natwest Trophy win against England completed 14 years on Wednesday (July 13), nostalgia gripped former India cricketer Virender Sehwag.

Brimming with nostalgia, Virender Sehwag took to Twitter and shared the then India captain Sourav Ganguly's famous shirt-waving image from Lord's balcony after India chased down a mammoth target of 326 runs to beat England in the NatWest tri-series one-day tournament in 2002.

Virender Sehwag gets nostalgic, hails Sourav Ganguly for historic Natwest Trophy win at Lord's

"14 years ago on this day we won the NatWestSeries & @SGanguly99 did a Salman Khan & won everyone's hearts. #NewIndia," tweeted the 'Nawab of Nazafgarh'.

The 37-year-old Sehwag, who played in that ODI, laid the foundation of Indian victory with his quick-fire 45-run-innings in 49 deliveries. Sehwag and Sourav participated in an opening stand of 106 runs, before the skipper departed in the 15th over, but their opening exploits inspired the Indian side create history.

Sehwag has rightly called that match emergence of a 'New India' for that particular victory inspired the Indian side which went on playing next year's World Cup final against Australia.

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It was the second highest successfull run chase in the ODI history and highest for India, back then.

Yuvraj Singh (69) and Mohammed Kaif (87*) were the heroes of the Indian victory for their 121-run-partnership for 6th wicket.

India were languishing at 146/5 when the Yuvraj-Kaif duo steered the Indian innings off troubled waters and snatched victory off England's jaws and handed Team India a historic 2-wicket victory.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 14:11 [IST]
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