Javed Miandad’s six 33 years ago, which changed a lot
This is April 18, 1986. The ODI is a cricket match between two traditional rivals, Pakistan and India, played at a cricket stadium in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Remember that this match was the final of the first Australian Cup and was as important as ‘life and death’ for both teams.
Playing first, India scored 245 for seven in the allotted 50 overs and Pakistan needed 246 to win the match. Pakistan’s innings did not start well and Pakistan lost three wickets for just 61 runs. This was the time when the great batsmen of the world of cricket landed on the field waving their bats and became a leaden wall under the pressure of the Indian bowlers.
Javed Miandad scored seven more centuries in his ODI career, but his unbeaten 116 on the day made a match in the history of cricket that not only broke the hearts of millions of Indian cricket fans, but also the match. Even today, the backbone of those who watch the recordings is superficial. In this match, Javed Miandad hit three fours and three sixes.