On This Day: A six off the final ball by Javed Miandad still sends shivers down the spine
A six off the final ball smashed by former Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad against India still remains an unforgettable epic.
It was on April 18, 1986, when Javed Miandad struck a final ball six to defeat India in the finals of the Austral-Asia Cup.
Pakistan needed four runs off the final ball to win the tournament. Miandad decided to turn on the pressure on 18-year-old Indian pacer Chetan Sharma by standing out of his crease.
Chetan Sharma went for the Yorker but it turned out to be a full toss that Miandad calmly struck for a six.
India while batting first had got to a score of 245 as Kris Srikkanth made 75 runs while Sunil Gavaskar went on to register 94 runs from 134 balls. For Pakistan, Wasim Akram took three wickets.
The Austral-Asia Cup has been played thrice, with Pakistan winning the tournament on all three occasions.
The first edition was played in 1986, whereas the second edition was played in 1990 and third edition was played in 1994.
#OnThisDay in 1986, Pakistan earned their first victory in a major tournament by lifting the Austral-Asia Cup. It was that memorable Sharjah classic that ended with Javed Miandad smacking a mighty six off the final ball of the match bowled by India's Chetan Sharma. pic.twitter.com/6V0Yybh2wD
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) April 18, 2021
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