This day that yr: Sourav Ganguly, Robin Singh frustrate Pakistan as India carry Independence Cup in 1998 | Cricket News

India locking horns with Pakistan regardless of the venue has at all times been celebrated as a promising cricketing occasion throughout the globe. The feelings concerned, apart from the historical past between the 2 nations, make gamers from both aspect supply greater than 100-percent. 

One such story of the epic rivalry occurred precisely on today twenty-three years in the past. In this episode of cricketing folklore, Mohammed Azharuddin-led India secured an exciting win in opposition to arch-rivals Pakistan within the third closing of the Silver Jubilee Independence Cup in 1998 in Dhaka. Riding on Sourav Ganguly’s sensible century and an important partnership between him and Robin Singh for the third wicket, India then chased down a stiff 315 with a ball to spare. 

The match, which was diminished to 48 overs a aspect, noticed harmful Pakistan opener Saeed Anwar scored an excellent 140 off 132 deliveries, thus placing his aspect in a formidable place. Anwar alongside with teammate Ijaz Ahmed added 230 runs for the third wicket, with the latter ending the innings at 117 from 112 deliveries. 

In response to Pakistan’s mammoth 314/5, openers Sachin Tendulkar and Ganguly supplied India with a strong begin because the pair added 71 runs for the primary wicket inside 9 overs. What adopted subsequent was a two-man present shared between Ganguly and Robin. Making use of the already laid platform by Sachin, each the cricketers took issues into their fingers as a ferocious Pakistan bowling line-up struggled for a breakthrough. 

The pair added 179 runs for the second wicket earlier than Robin was dismissed by Mohammad Hussain on 82 from 83 balls. Ganguly, nevertheless, stored going and remained on the crease until the forty third over. 

What made the occasion extra attention-grabbing was India struggling a middle-order collapse, with no batsman with the ability to attain double digits. Dodging the nervy moments, the Indian tail comprising Hrishikesh Kanitkar and Javagal Srinath noticed India by way of and helped their aspect register a three-wicket win. 

With this victory, India received the three-match finale 2-1.  


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