This day, that year: When Miandad’s last-ball six helped Pakistan beat India in Sharjah
36 years back, Javed Miandad played among the best one-day knocks in background
The historical Sharjah Cricket Arena has actually been the phase for lots of standards and also thrillers for many years. Yet there’s one that sticks out, also today, one that sent out numerous Pakistan followers right into ecstasy and also ruined a million hearts.
A lot to make sure that, the saying: “Pakistan can never ever shed on a Friday,” stuck for the majority of the 80s and also the 90s and also a great component of the noughties.
There have actually been gripping Ashes fights in between old adversaries England and also Australia however the 1986 Australasia Mug holds an unique area and also belongs of cricketing mythology.
April 18 was not simply any kind of various other day. It was a day when the subcontinent shrilled to a stop. And also no rewards for presuming why. It was an India-Pakistan experience, not the very least a last. The risks were high.
India, captained by Kapil Dev and also Pakistan, led by the warrior Imran Khan, went toe to toe as this fascinating competition ups and downs.
And also all of it boiled down to the last over with Pakistan 11 flee from winning the Mug, and also India holding 6 distributions to make a suit of it.
Yet after that, Javed Miandad’s heroics and also his last-ball 6 aced it for Pakistan.
With the formula being 4 required of the last round with an arch in hand, Indian bowler Chetan Sharma meant a yorker however it was to be a complete throw. And also MIandad eyes illuminated as he smoked it for a 6, to trigger events.
As a pleased Miandad, that stayed unbeaten on 116 off simply 114 rounds (3 fours, 3 6s), and also last guy Tauseef Ahmed sped to the clothing space, there were great scenes as followers got into the pitch.
And also those scenes are thought of lovingly, also today.
1986 Austral-Asia Mug last (April 18) in Sharjah
Pakistan defeated India by one arch.
India 245/7 in 50 overs (Sunil Gavaskar 92, Kris Srikkanth 75, Dilip Vengsarkar 50; Wasim Akram 3-42, Imran Khan 2-40)
Pakistan 248/9 in 50 overs ( Javed Miandad 116 not out, Mohsin Khan 36, Abdul Qadir 34, Chetan Sharma 3/51, Maninder Singh 1/36, Kapil Dev 1/45)