On This Day 21st September 1996: Ijaz Ahmed's 90 helped Pakistan beat India in Toronto


Test Star
Sep 8, 2010

Ijaz Ahmed, the right handed middle order batsman - On this day in 1996 played a brilliant innings of 90 runs against India in Toronto to help Pakistan win over India by 97 runs.

What really made this innings stood apart was the fact that he had the highest score in the match, which almost the double of second high score of 47. Also the fact that he steered the team from a difficult position to a winning total, made this innings something special.

Here's the Almanak report:

At Toronto, September 21. Pakistan won by 97 runs. Toss: India.

Before a 5,000-strong crowd, the only full house of the series, Pakistan drew level for the second time. On a fresh pitch, Ijaz Ahmed scored a fine 90 - in 110 balls, with seven fours and a six - and Inzamam made a sparkling 40 before, as so often, he was run out. They had almost doubled the score from an uncertain 91 for four and Pakistan finished on a high of 258; Srinath and Prasad conceded a combined 102 in their 19 overs. Wasim Akram fired out the Indian openers, Saqlain Mushtaq tied down the middle order with three for nine in seven overs, and Waqar Younis ensured there were no late heroics.

scorecard: http://www.espncricinfo.com/canada/engine/match/66033.html
I watched that innings at the ground - absolute carnage