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AFP Sport appears again at six memorable limited-overs matches between the Asian cricket giants forward of their newest conflict:

Final-ball six (April 18, 1986 – Sharjah)

Javed Minadad’s last-ball six on the desert venue nonetheless rankles within the reminiscence of most Indian followers who had been left heartbroken with Pakistan’s one-wicket win in a dramatic ultimate.

Pakistan wanted 246 to win and Miandad walked in at 61-Three to hit an unbeaten 116 off 114 balls.

With 4 wanted off the ultimate supply, Indian quick bowler Chetan Sharma bowled a full toss and Miandad received the ball crusing into the group to set off celebrations among the many Pakistan followers.

Tendulkar guidelines (March 1, 2003
– Centurion)

Sachin Tendulkar has received many matches for India however his 98 in opposition to Pakistan on the 50-over World Cup stays particular due his duel with speedster Shoaib Akhtar.

Tendulkar stood tall in his 75-ball knock that guided India of their chase of 274 in opposition to a Pakistan bowling line-up boasting Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Akhtar.

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The Grasp Blaster uppercut one among Akhtar’s categorical deliveries to a pleasant six over third man – a shot that grew to become iconic in Tendulkar’s profession.

Akhtar later received his revenge with Tendulkar’s wicket however the harm had been achieved.

Bowl-out drama (September 14, 2007 – Durban)

The 2 rivals performed out a thriller within the inaugural T20 World Cup as their group match led to a tie. Pakistan ended on the identical rating – 141 – as India.

However India prevailed in an fascinating bowl-out with 5 gamers on either side attempting to hit the stumps on the different finish whereas bowling.

Captain M.S. Dhoni selected his half time gradual bowlers for the act and so they hit their goal everytime whereas Pakistan’s tempo bowlers misfired.

The bowl-out was later discontinued for a super-over decider in case of tied finishes within the limited-overs format.

Six great India-Pakistan clashes in white-ball cricket

Misbah heartbreak (September 24, 2007 – Johannesburg)

The groups once more met within the ultimate 10 days later for a heart-stopping end at a packed stadium.

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Pakistan faltered of their chase of 158 and slipped to 77-6 earlier than Misbah-ul-Haq raised their hopes with a preventing knock that took the match into the ultimate over.

Needing 13 off the ultimate over off Joginder Sharma, Misbah hit a six on the second ball after which tried an audacious scoop shot that went excessive up and down into the palms of Shanthakumaran Sreesanth at brief nice leg to interrupt Pakistan hearts.

Professor act
(December 25, 2012
– Bangalore)

Pakistan’s solely T20 victory in opposition to India got here with a particular effort from captain Mohammad Hafeez within the opener of a two-match sequence.

Chasing 143 for victory, Pakistan had been in hassle at 12-Three when Umar Akmal departed for nought off Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Hafeez, who known as ‘professor’ for his understanding of the sport, then placed on 106 runs with Shoaib Malik, who hit 57, as Pakistan received with two balls to spare.

India take pleasure in a head-to-head T20 rely of 7-1 in opposition to Pakistan.

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Zaman traditional (June 18, 2017 – London)

Six great India-Pakistan clashes in white-ball cricket

Coming in as underdogs within the Champions Trophy ultimate, Pakistan introduced their A sport to the desk with Fakhar Zaman taking the sport by storm with a sparling century.

Zaman’s 114 off 106 balls and a 128-run opening stand with Azhar Ali guided Pakistan to a mammoth 338 for 4 and deflated Virat Kohli’s workforce on the Oval.

The left-hander clobbered the Indian assault, together with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, hitting 12 fours and three sixes.

Pakistan’s bowlers then got here firing and dismissed India for simply 158. —AFP