On This Day: May 4, 1990 - Wasim Akram took a hat-trick as Pakistan beat Aus to win Australasia Cup

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The 1990 Australasia Cup Final saw Pakistan and Australia go head to head in Sharjah. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat. Saleem Malik scored 87 and anchored Pakistan's innings after a dismal show by middle order. Pakistan finished the innings strongly with 266 runs on the board courtesy of Wasim Akram's quick fire 49 off 35 balls which included three 6's. Wasim Akram was not finished yet as he went on to bowl a match-winning spell that included a hattrick. Requiring 37 to win off 18 balls, Wasim Akram ended any hopes that Australia had of winning that match.

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Match in Discussion: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/65825.html
 
Highlights of Hattrick

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Ten Cricket(i live in india,not sure if it's available in Pak)

They sometimes show these random old matches,i watch them when i'm bored

Oh I see thanks. I don't live in Pakistan I live in the US. But I know what channel you are talking about.
 
On this Day : Wasim Bhai took second ODI Hatrick

4 May 1990

A second one-day hat-trick in six months for Wasim Akram, as Pakistan beat Australia by 36 runs in the Sharjah final. Wasim finished things off by bowling Merv Hughes, Carl Rackemann and Terry Alderman with consecutive deliveries.
Wasim is the only man to have taken two hat-tricks in Tests and one-day internationals.


In same Match Wasim bhai scored 49 runs on 35 balls with a strike rate of 140. Hitting 3 Sixes and 1 four. due to his all round performance, Pakistan was able to win that Final.
 
On this day 1990. Wasim Akram took another hat-trick

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">On this day 1990. Wasim Akram took another hat-trick for Pak as they beat Aus by 36 runs in the AustralAsia Cup final <a href="http://t.co/geq3DJWos5">pic.twitter.com/geq3DJWos5</a></p>— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saj_PakPassion/status/595153522959753217">May 4, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Most skilled fast bowler in history.

I remember him taking back to back hat-tricks v Sri Lanka in the Asian Test Championship in 1999, that was ridiculous.

Now we have Junaid and Rahat leading the attack for us.
 
Back when ODIs were still played in whites and a red ball was used- obviously that all changed in the 1992 WC, where again Wasim was the star of the show.
 
Yeah, legend and everything.

But I would suggest we stop remembering them every second day otherwise we'll never move on.
 
Wasim Akram- The man for the big occasion
There's a reason why he's got the most hattricks in international cricket.
 
The reason I got into cricket. Legend and my favorite cricketer ever.
 
In the pic is the exact expression i still recall him with in my mind.The best bowler ever.
 
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">On this day 1990. Wasim Akram's hat-trick (all bowled) helped Pakistan win the AustralAsia Cup final against Australia in Sharjah <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cricket?src=hash">#Cricket</a></p>— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saj_PakPassion/status/727837933168898048">May 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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My favorite moment from there is when that middle eastern guy @ 1:01 picks up the mobile phone.

We all know what that means :ma

:butt :amir
 
My favorite moment from there is when that middle eastern guy @ 1:01 picks up the mobile phone.

We all know what that means :ma

:butt :amir

hahaha, indeed.

Sadly betting has its claws deep into every competitive sports there is.

To OP: Wasim Akram played the game as if it were a movie or an anime.

A true legend.
 
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OnThisDay?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OnThisDay</a> 1990. A second one-day hat-trick in six months for Wasim Akram, as Pakistan beat Australia by 36 runs in Sharjah. Wasim finished things off by bowling Merv Hughes, Carl Rackemann and Terry Alderman with consecutive deliveries <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cricket?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Cricket</a> <a href="https://t.co/kDBlLUC3ra">pic.twitter.com/kDBlLUC3ra</a></p>— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saj_PakPassion/status/1124565033323831296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 4, 2019</a></blockquote>
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You can say what you want about the guy, but what a bowler he was.

Having lived through Wasim and Waqar at their peak, the kids of today are nothing compared to them.
 
I'm one of the very unfortunate not to see this legend in action. When I grew up gul and sami used to open the bowling...
 
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OnThisDay?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OnThisDay</a> in 1990. A second one-day hat-trick in six months for Wasim Akram as Pakistan beat Australia by 36 runs in Sharjah. Wasim finished things off by bowling Merv Hughes, Carl Rackemann and Terry Alderman with consecutive deliveries <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cricket?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Cricket</a> <a href="https://t.co/lTRoY6zIAT">pic.twitter.com/lTRoY6zIAT</a></p>— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saj_PakPassion/status/1257205487663284224?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 4, 2020</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">☝️ Merv Hughes<br>☝️ Carl Rackemann<br>☝️ Terry Alderman<br><br>On this day in 1990, in the final of the Austral-Asia Cup, <a href="https://twitter.com/wasimakramlive?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@wasimakramlive</a> picked up his second hat-trick in ODIs &#55356;&#57257;<br><br>It was only the fifth hat-trick in ODI cricket! <a href="https://t.co/s2uqQSE4cV">pic.twitter.com/s2uqQSE4cV</a></p>— ICC (@ICC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ICC/status/1389438404962787333?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 4, 2021</a></blockquote>
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