The ongoing Trans-Tasman T20 series, featuring Australia, England and New Zealand, is the first tri-nation series between Full Members played in the game's shortest format. Nearly 650 T20 internationals have now been played, and while the format's primacy remains in domestic tournaments and franchise leagues worldwide, it has evolved from being perceived as a slam-bang entertainment meant for sloggers to being accepted by the cricketing community as a money-spinning format with great potential for tactical innovations and in-depth analysis.
It wasn't always thus, and back when the first-ever T20 international was played between New Zealand and Australia in February 2005, the game was a gimmick-filled half-serious spectacle, with the actual cricket little more than a sidelight. Can you tell which of these curious events actually happened, and which ones are mere figments of our imagination? Find out by flipping the cards.