Javed Miandad, Chetan Sharma and the 'Unforgettable' Sharjah Six

Exactly 31 years have passed since Javed Miandad smashed Chetan Sharma for a last-ball six to steer Pakistan to victory in the Asia Cup final in Sharjah.

Javed Miandad, Chetan Sharma and the 'Unforgettable' Sharjah Six

Exactly 32 years have passed since Javed Miandad smashed Chetan Sharma for a last-ball six to steer Pakistan to victory in the Austral-Asia Cup final in Sharjah.

Batting first, India — riding on Kris Srikkanth (75 off 80), Sunil Gavaskar (92 off 134) and Dilip Vengsarkar's (50 off 64) brilliant performances — posted 245 on the scoreboard.

For Pakistan, Wasim Akram claimed three wickets, while captain Imran Khan took two.

After being set a 246-run target by India, Pakistan were off to a sluggish start as they lost three wickets for 61 runs.

Coming in at No. 4, Javed Miandad steadied the Pakistan innings and slammed a magnificent century.

Pakistan needed four runs off the final ball to win the match.

Miandad scripted a historic victory by smashing Sharma for a six to help his team lift the Asia Cup title.

Miandad in his auto-biography 'Cutting Edge: My Autobiography' has also mentioned that six.

He wrote, "I knew that he would try to bowl a yorker, so I decided to stand just ahead of the crease.....poor Chetan Sharma."



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