Exactly 36 years have handed since Javed Miandad smashed Chetan Sharma for a last-ball six to steer Pakistan to victory within the Austral-Asia Cup ultimate in Sharjah. Batting first, India — using on Kris Srikkanth (75 off 80), Sunil Gavaskar (92 off 134) and Dilip Vengsarkar’s (50 off 64) good performances — posted 245 on the scoreboard.
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For Pakistan, Wasim Akram claimed three wickets, whereas captain Imran Khan took two. After being set a 246-run goal by India, Pakistan had been off to a sluggish begin as they misplaced three wickets for 61 runs. Coming in at No. 4, Javed Miandad steadied the Pakistan innings and slammed an impressive century.
Pakistan wanted 4 runs off the ultimate ball to win the match. Miandad scripted a historic victory by smashing Sharma for a six to assist his crew carry the Asia Cup title. Miandad in his auto-biography ‘Cutting Edge: My Autobiography’ has additionally talked about that six.
He wrote, “I knew that he would attempt to bowl a yorker, so I made a decision to face simply forward of the crease…..poor Chetan Sharma.”
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