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India vs Pakistan Austral-Asia Cup Final 1986 Highlights

Watch the highlights of India vs Pakistan Austral-Asia Cup Final 1986 - Austral-Asia Cup five-nation one-day international tournament of the Final played between Pakistan and India at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah in 18th April 1986.


Magnificent Javed Miandad hammered a six off the last ball of the match to give Pakistan thrilling one-wicket victory over India and clinch the title in a historic high-voltage final game of a Austral-Asia Cup.

Match Stats :
  • Javed Miandad became the second Pakistan batsman to scored three centuries in One-day internationals after Zaheer Abbas (7).
  • Javed Miandad became the second Pakistan batsman to scored three hundreds against India in One-day international and also the second player to hit three centuries against India in ODIs after Zaheer Abbas.

* Javed Miandad's final blow in the 50th over clinched 40, 000 dollars Austral-Asia Cup trophy for Pakistan, the richest prize reward in cricket history, and gave his side a morale-boosting win over the World Cup Champions, India earned 30,000 dollars prize.

* Other contestants in the tournament, held at the 10 million dollar stadium built by local businessman Abdul-Rahman Bukhatir, were Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

* Pakistan won the toss decided to India batting first, scored 245 for lost seven wickets in their alloted 50 overs. Pakistan, held together by Javed Miandad who hit a unbeaten 116 in his greatest one-day international innings, replied with 248 for nine.

* The Indian fielding - innings was highlighted by poor fielding and a solid opening stand between Kris Srikkanth (75) and Sunil Gavaskar (92), plus a half-century by Dilip Vengasarkar, which drag the score to 216 for the loss of only two wickets, before a collapse followed.

* Pakistan started in subdued mood and with only 10 overs left required rate of nine runs in an over for victory.

* Then Javed Miandad launched an onslaught which won him the player-of-the-match award, collaring the usually tight Indian bowling and in the final overs, he hit three sixes, one of them out of the ground.

* In a tense final over, bowled by Chetan Sharma, before a 20,000 plus crowd, Pakistan still required 11 for victory. This was reduced to four from the last ball, which Miandad whipped away in masterful fashion for six.



India scored 245-7 in 50 overs with top scorer by Sunil Gavaskar struck 92 off 134-balls - who fell eight-run short of his century - including 6-fours.

Kris Srikkanth cracked a 75 off 80-balls including 8-fours & 2-sixes, Dilip Vengsarkar scored 50 off 64-balls included a boundary.

Pakistan best bowler by Wasim Akram picked up 3-wickets for 42-runs in 10-overs including a maiden, Imran Khan took 2-wickets and one for Abdul Qadir.

Pakistan chased 248-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Javed Miandad hit a unbeaten 116 off 114-balls - which was his 3rd ODI hundred and also his third century against India in ODIs - including 3-sixes & 3-fours.

Mohsin Khan cracked a 36 off 53-balls including 4-fours, Abdul Qadir hit 34 off 39-balls included one-six & a four and Saleem Malik 21.

India best bowler by Chetan Sharma picked up 3-wickets, Madan Lal took 2-wickets and one for Maninder Singh - Kapil Dev.


                   

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