5 mesmerizing moments from Pakistan’s cricketing history
KARACHI: Pakistan cricket is full of scintillating moments which make up a significant portion of our history in this wonderful game.
Lets look at few of those mind boggling and fascinating instances once again.
5) Imran Khan defends 4 runs in last over
A match played in Australia where the hosts were chasing and the prospect of an Aussie victory was quite high as they needed 4 off the last over. The captain himself decided to involve himself in the thick of things and took the responsibility of bowling the ultimate over and took his side to victory.
4) Wasim Akram’s 1992 world cup final spell
One of the finest fast bowler the world has seen Wasim Akram was the man to watch out for when handed the ball by Imran khan in the final match of World Cup 1992. Wasim shouldered the responsibility and in an incredible turn of events he took 2 wickets in two balls and virtually turned the tide in Pakistan’s favor.
3) The Rawalpindi rocks India
Express fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar took two wickets in two balls against India at Kolkata when he removed Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid off consecutive deliveries. Pakistan won that match, in 1999, by 46 runs largely due to that spell of Shoaib Akhtar.
2) Sultan of Multan
Pakistan’s former ace batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq was a top ranked batsman of his time and still commands a lot of respect from the cricketing family. Pakistan were in trouble chasing a target against Bangladesh and were 205/8 chasing 261 and a loss seemed imminent but the well set Inzamam stroked a blistering century (138*) and took Pakistan to an amazing victory. His efficient display of batting with the tail and clever farming of strike was a wonderful sight. Pakistan won that match by one wicket as they sealed an amazing victory.
1) The original little master
Hanif Mohammad had the privilege of playing the longest innings in test match cricket when he defied the Windies attack for a total of 970 minutes and played a brilliant match saving knock. Pakistan were bowled out for 106 in their first innings following the Windies first innings score of 579 and were consequently in a deficit of 473 runs. A defeat was on the cards for Pakistan but Hanif Mohammad ensured that Pakistan drew the match through his memorable 337 runs knock in the second innings.