سری لنکا کو18گیندوں پر20رنز کی ضرورت 5وکٹیں باقی! دیکھیں کیسے وسیم اکرم اور شعیب نے سری لنکا کو تباہ کر کے رکھ دیا

Back in the late 90s Pakistan cricket team had a very strong bowling line up, There was a lethal combination of pace and spin in this unit and with that combination Pakistan climbed on to become the number one side in the world in both test and odi format. Wasim Akram was leading that young side in those days, Shoaib Akhtar made his way to the Pakistani team on that tour. First in the test series against India and hit those two famous yorkers which cleaned up the likes of Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar. In just two balls Shoaib Akhtar became the super hero for Pakistan and made millions of fans with those two balls. Saqlain Mushtaq was the spin king in those days. He invented the dosra and was making every batsman struggle to pick him up. He was taking a lot of wickets with his spin.

Wasim Akram being the best fast bowler in the world was there to lead this side. They had huge names in the batting as well like Inzamam and Yousaf and Ijaz. So Pakistan was a complete side in those days. This was the reason they won major events in that era but unfortunately not the world cup and lost to Australia in the finals in 1999. Pakistan won the Asian test championship and then won a tri nation series in India which featured the hosts and Sri Lanka. Pakistan was on a rampage in that event and won some games extraordinarily. One such game is featured here in which Pakistan defeated the Sri Lankans. The ball was old and under the conditions it started reversing. Now the world knows that when the ball starts doing reverse swing then the Pakistanis are the best in the business to utilize that ball.

Sri Lanka had the game in their hands. There were not too many runs left to get and they had the wickets in hand. The ball were short in quantity but still not that low that one could see Pakistan winning the game. But then the Pakistan bowling turned the tables on the Sri Lankans. The miracle happened with Wasim and Shoaib defending 20 runs in the final three overs. The wickets fell as Wasim and Shoaib produced some extraordinary balls on which the Sri Lankan batters had no idea how to play. The ball was moving a lot in the air and hence the batters were not certain about the final impact of the ball as well. So Wasim and Shoaib made sure that the Sri Lankans struggle for every run and them both took pakistan home at the end of the day. This is one of the best wins for Pakistan in ODI cricket.

Comments

comments

Leave a Comment