Javed Miandad hit that last ball six with my bat, reveals Wasim Akram

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While every cricket fan today is talking about that famous last ball six by Pakistan legend Javed Miandad against India in final of the Austral-Asia Cup, another Pakistan legend Wasim Akram has revealed that it was his bat with which Minadad hit that famous six to register a terrific memorable for Pakistan.

“Some moments are etched in ur memory and @I_JavedMiandad hit that epic six against India at Sharjah is 1 of them. It’s a piece of cricket beauties. Whenever you watch it, it gives you real joy and tells how great a batsman he was.BTW the bat from which that 6 was hit was mine😀, “Wasim Akram Tweeted.

It was on April 18, 1986, when Javed Miandad struck a final ball six to defeat India in the finals of the Austral-Asia Cup. It was first major trophy won by Pakistan cricket team.

Pakistan needed four runs off the final ball to win the Austral-Asia Cup. Miandad did not succumb to pressure, giving the cricket fans a memory to cherish forever. It proved once again what a fighter Miandad was.

Pakistan needed 246 runs to win the match, and the side found itself at 61/3. It was then that Miandad walked out to the middle and played a match-winning knock of 116 runs.

In his innings, Miandad struck three fours and as many sixes.

Batting first, India had got to a score of 245 as Kris Srikkanth made 75 runs while Sunil Gavaskar went on to register 94 runs from 134 balls.

For Pakistan, Wasim Akram took three wickets.

The Austral-Asia Cup has been played thrice, with Pakistan winning the tournament on all three occasions.

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