Sourav Ganguly - Robin Singh stars as India World Record run chase

Silver Jubilee Independence Cup triangular one day international series Best of 3-match finals of the 3rd final ODI match played between India and Pakistan at Dhaka in 1998 - India won by 3-wickets with 1-ball spare.

Sourav Ganguly and Robin Singh stars as India World record 315 plus run chased over Pakistan in the thrilling best of third final ODI match and clinch the Jubilee Independence cup.

India won the toss decided to fielding first - Pakistan opener Saeed Anwar and Shahid Afridi added 31-run for 1st wicket in 5.4 overs, Afridi caught out by Robin Singh off Harvinder Singh.

After Afridi exit, Aamir Sohail caught out behind the stumps by Nayan Mongia off Harvinder Singh bowling at this stage Pakistan lost 66 for 2 wickets in 12 overs.

Saeed Anwar and Izaj Ahmed attacking Indian bowlers easily, both finds the gap for boundaries and ball smashing around the ground.

Saeed Anwar scored a 140 off 132 deliveries including 14 fantastic fours and 2 sixes.

Ijaz Ahmee scored a magnificent 117 off 112 deliveries with 8 fours ans 1 six, Saeed Anwar and Izaj Ahmed build the record 230-run stand for 3rd wicket partnership helped to Pakistan set up the massive total  of 314 for 5 in 50 overs.

India's bowler Harvinder Singh took 3 important wicket and Javagal Srinath and Sachin Tendulkar both took 1 wicket.

While India chasing massive 315, India opener Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly brilliant started both added 71-run stand for first wicket, Sachin Tendulkar (41) goes to caught out by Azhar Mahmood off Shahid Afridi.

After Tendulkar exit, Sourav Ganguly attacking Pakistan bowler simply playing glorious shots, Sourav Ganguly completed his splendid half century.

Robin Singh good supporting role played, he was completed his delightful half century, Robin and Sourav Ganguly added 179-run stand for second wicket.

Sourav Ganguly scored a magnificently 124-runs off 138 deliveries including 11 fours and a six.

Robin Singh got out for 82 off 83 deliveries including 4 fours and 2 sixes, He was caught out by Aaqib Javed off Mohammad Hussain, after Robin Singh exit, India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin got out for 4-runs.

While Sourav Ganguly attacking, unfortunately, He was bowled out by Aaqib Javed, at this stage India were 274 for 4 wickets in 42.4 overs, then India fell two quick wickets of Ajay Jadeja (8) and Navjot Singh Sidhu (5) both got out for single digit run off Saqlain Musthaq's bowling.

India required 12 runs in last 9 deliveries, Nayan Mongia gets 3 runs in 2 balls, next ball kanitkar on strike he try to take single but Nayan Mongia run out and India lost 7th wicket.

Now india required 9 runs from 6 balls, Hrishikesh Kanitkar on strike, He takes the single, Tailander Javagal Srinath on strike, He goes to big hit thik off side takes two runs game alive for India.

India still needed 6 runs from 4 deliveries, Saqlain bowling to Srinath, Srinath try to big hit but ball goes to mid off Afridi running to catch but not reached his hand and Srinath gets luck.

Now India required 4 runs from 3 balls, Srinath takes the easy single, now India required 3 runs in 2 balls, Kanitkar on strike, He was hit a match-winning boundary and India won by 3 wickets with only one ball spare.

India named World record for highest successful run-chase in ODI Cricket History and India lift the Silver Jublee Independence Cup with India won the best-of-3-finals 2-1.



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