After going down against Bangladesh and consequently out of the World Cup in 2007, India were not even faintly considered the potential winners of the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup.
It was the first match for Mahendra Singh Dhoni the skipper and a dampened start at that, literally!
It was the tenth match of the tournament and had all the makings of a blockbuster with a grand climax.
After a sensational win over Pakistan, Indians were humbled by the Black Caps. At the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, Dhoni perhaps made a wrong call and invited New Zealand to bat first.
Never rub a Punjab da Puttar the wrong way! Perhaps the Englishmen didn't remember this before their match. Andrew Flintoff instigated Yuvraj Singh and it was Stuart Broad who paid the price.
With Yuvraj Singh sitting out nursing an elbow injury after the scorching knock against England, India brought in Dinesh Karthik in the playing XI but it was greenhorn Rohit Sharma who batted like an international pro and captain cool Dhoni was there to calm him in nervous moments.
It was one of the best T20 matches as both India and Australia were at their best.
It was a dream final for all cricket lovers. India taking on archrivals Pakistan in a World Title clash.