Over the years, there have been some unforgettable matches between India and Pakistan and ahead of the “Desert Clash”, we present to you five most memorable ones
Dubai: There is a different kind of feeling among the fans when India and Pakistan face off on a cricket field. Another episode of the high-voltage encounter will be unveiled in Dubai on Wednesday in the Asia Cup 2018. Over the years, there have been some unforgettable matches between India and Pakistan and ahead of the “Desert Clash”, we present to you five most memorable ones.
Sachin Tendulkar demolishes Pakistan
Tendulkar's knock of 98 helped India chase down 274 against a bowling line-up that included Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar in the World Cup 2003. This win was celebrated in India.Imran Khan's 'sixer'
Imran's best haul of 6/14 was in an ODI against India March 22, 1985. However, while Imran broke the spine of Indian batting order and limited the score at 125, Pakistan's battling order scattered at mere 87.Javed Miandad's last ball six
In a bitter memory for India, on April 18, 1986, again in an ODI in Sharjah, Pakistan needed four off the last ball to win and India’s Chetan Sharma ran in and bowled a full toss – which Javed Miandad sent it over the boundary for a six. Miandad was presented with a golden sword and became a national hero.Aamer Sohail vs Venkatesh Prasad
The 1996 World Cup quarter-final in Bangalore was shrouded in controversy even before it began as Pakistan captain Wasim Akram pulled out at the last minute. There were some great knocks from Navjot Sidhu (93 off 115), Ajay Jadeja (45 off 25), Aamer Sohail (55 off 48) and Saeed Anwar (48 of 32). After reaching his fifty, Sohail slashed Prasad to the extra-cover fence for four and pointed his bat at the bowler and then towards the ball, as if to say, “Go fetch that.” The very next delivery, he tried to repeat the shot but missed it and he was bowled. Needless to say, words were exchanged before Sohail was dismissed. This moment is unforgettable for every Indian cricket fan. India won the match by 39 runs and progressed to the semi-final.Misbah-ul-Haq’s mis-hit
In the inaugural edition of Twenty20 World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2007, Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq was on the cusp of securing victory with his batting in a chase of 158. However, he tried to play an audacious paddle shot to seal victory against paceman Joginder Sharma in the final over but the ball went high and later settled into the waiting hands of S Sreesanth. This was a moment that has been etched in the memories.
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Last Updated Sep 19, 2018, 3:36 PM IST