In the age of Twenty20 where last-ball sixes and fours are commonplace, one can't even fathom what it meant to win a match with a six off the last ball of the match in 1985/86.
That is perhaps why Javed Miandad's last ball six of Chetan Sharma, hit exactly 27 years back to this day, to win the Austral-Asia Cup stays alive in our memory and it still hurts.
After losing the toss, India scored a 245 in 50 overs. Srikkanth 75, Gavaskar 92 and Vengsarkar 50 were the main contributors for India.
In reply, Pakistan had a shaky start and lost early wickets but Javed Miandad’s unbeaten 116 -- and the last-ball six -- took them through to a famous triumph.
Pakistan needed four runs to win the match off the last ball, and Javed Miandad hit a six of Chetan Sharma to win.
"I try to forget that six but people do not let me. People do not forget things -- either good or bad -- that happens during India-Pakistan clashes," Sharma said in 2011.
"People won't remember the hat-trick against New Zealand in 1987 World Cup or the good performance against England but that Miandad six is one thing they will never forget," he said.
While, Miandad in his auto-biography 'Cutting Edge: My Autobiography' also mentioned the six.
He wrote, "I knew that he would try to bowl a yorker so I decided to stand just ahead of crease... poor Chetan Sharma."
Watch the video below to relive the time when the India versus Pakistan rivalry was alive and kicking.
Published Date: Apr 18, 2013 06:40 pm | Updated Date: Apr 18, 2013 06:40 pm