WATCH: How an unknown cricketer decided the fate of India-Pakistan match
The third final of the Silver Jubilee Independence Cup final between arch-rivals India and Pakistan at Dhaka in 1998 will always be remembered for one unlikely hero.
New Delhi: To start with, it was world record chase then, and many first were scripted when Saeed Anwar and Ijaz Ahmed toyed with Indian bowlers to set a total of 314 in 48 overs.
But records aside, the third final of the Silver Jubilee Independence Cup final between arch-rivals India and Pakistan at Dhaka in 1998 will always be remembered for one unlikely hero.
Hrishikesh Kanitkar hit the winnings runs, a four, off the penultimate ball to give India possibly the greatest win over Pakistan on that fateful Sunday, on 18 January.
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About the match:
After winning a match each in the best of three finals, the continental giants gathered in Dhaka for one final meeting. Under floodlights, India needed to chase down 315, a world record.
A brilliant opening stand between Sourav Ganguly (128 off 138) and Sachin Tendulkar (41 off 26), allowed India to promote Robin Singh at no, 3 and the gutsy all-rounder scored 82 off 83 balls in pre Twenty20 era, keeping India at hunt.
But quick wickets, top Saqlain Mushtag, reduced India to 250/2 to 306/7. Then Javgal Srinath joined Kanitkar, and India needed three runs from last two balls.
Then, Kanitkar hit Mushtaq for a four to win the match for India.