It was on April 18, 1986, when previous Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad struck a last ball six to crush India in the finals of the Austral-Asia Cup.
This match despite everything sends shudders down the spine of fervent cricket fans in both Pakistan and India. Miandad had crushed a six off the last chunk of the match bowled by Chetan Sharma, reports said.
The accomplishment is astounding as Pakistan required four runs off the last ball to win the Austral-Asia Cup. Miandad didn’t capitulate to pressure, giving the cricket fans a memory to appreciate until the end of time.
Pakistan required 246 rushes to dominate the game, and the side wound up at 61/3. It was then that Miandad exited to the center and played a game dominating thump of 116 runs.
In his innings, Miandad struck three fours and the same number of sixes.
Batting first, India had got to a score of 245 as Kris Srikkanth made 75 runs while Sunil Gavaskar proceeded to enroll 94 runs from 134 balls.
For Pakistan, Wasim Akram scalped three wickets.
Miandad has regularly been associated with savage fights with India. During the 1992 World Cup bunch stage game, Miandad wound up deriding the style of India’s wicket-guardian Kiran More.
The Austral-Asia Cup has been played thrice, with Pakistan winning the competition on each of the three events.