Evergreen moments in Pakistan cricket
Pakistan has one of the most successful cricketing records. The green shirts have thrilled the nation with some riveting moments in the sporting history.
ARY Sports highlights some historical Pakistani cricketing moments which brought glory to the country.
Javed Miandad’s last ball six against India in Australasia Cup final
This is perhaps the most historical moment for Pakistan in its cricketing history.
Needing four runs to win off the last ball in the final of Australasia Cup in 1986 against India, Javed Miandad hit Chetan Sharma lofted the over midwicket region to win the match for his side.
Winning the 1992 World Cup
Pakistan won the 1992 World Cup after beating England in the final by 23 runs at Melbourne.
Javed Miandad and Inzamam-ul-Haq helped Pakistan beat New Zealand in the semi-final by four wickets.
The team was on the brink of elimination after winning just one of its five matches in the initial stage of the tournament. They made it through to the round-robin stage with the help of a point which was earned due to a washout.
Becoming the World T20 champions in 2009
The green shirts won the 2009 edition of ICC World Twenty20 (T20) in England after overcoming opposition such as South Africa, New Zealand and Sri Lanka in the final with significant contributions from Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Saeed Ajmal, Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal throughout the campaign.
The side had lost the final in 2007 to India.
Saeed Anwar’s 194 runs against India in Chennai
Saeed Anwar scored 194 runs of 146 balls in 1997 against India with the help of 22 boundaries and five sixes, thus setting the world record for the highest runs scored by a batsmen. The green shirts won the game by 35 runs.
The record was broken by Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar in 2010 against South Africa at Gwalior.
Wasim Akram’s two from two in 1992 World Cup final
Wasim Akram took two wickets in two balls in the final of the 1992 World Cup which changed the whole course of the match.
The left arm pacer bowled Allan Lamb with a ball which held its line and hit off stump. Chris Lewis was also cleaned up by a a vicious in-swinger which came back in and hit the stumps.