On This Day: October 21, 1991 - Waqar Younis shattered the stumps to seal 1-run victory

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As Pakistan embarked on their match vs West Indies on October 21, 1991, they knew they needed a win after falling behind in the tri-nation tournament. They had lost a thriller to the same opponent in their opening match, watching them win by 1-wicket. They then went down to their rivals, India, by 60 runs. If they wanted to keep up with the Windies and India, they needed to pull out a win in front of the Sharjah crowd.

Proceedings started off well with the skipper Imran Khan winning the toss. He decided to let his team have a bat first. A couple of early wickets and Javed Miandad retiring hurt meant that Pakistan were 63/2 with the dismissal of Saleem Malik. Opener Rameez Raja and Imran then put together a partnership to help Pakistan recover to 200/3 before Rameez was dismissed for 90. Imran followed right after to set Pakistan back at 202/4. A couple of hits from Wasim Akram helped Pakistan reach 236/7 in 50 overs.

In the Windies reply, a triple-strike from Aaqib Javed had them reeling at 32/3. Waqar Younis trapped Carl Hooper lbw and then Gus Logie was run out which left the score at 57/5. Similar to Pakistan's innings, a crucial partnership then came together in the form of Richie Richardson and Jeff Dujon. At 211/5, the innings had been recovered. That is, until Waqar Younis had his say. The Pakistan pacer dismissed Richardson for 122. Dujon was then run out for 53. Waqar struck for a third time, trapping Curtly Ambrose lbw. His partner Wasim Akram bowled Courtney Walsh for his sole wicket.

As Waqar came on to bowl the final over, Windies were 227/9, requiring 10 runs to win.
Ian Bishop and Patrick Patterson were at the crease. After two runs off the first two deliveries, Bishop struck a six to long-on off the third ball of the over. The West Indies needed two runs to win from the last three balls. Two dot balls from Waqar left the equation at two runs required off the last ball. In he stormed and struck the stumps, bowling Ian Bishop for 16. The Sharjah crowd was on their feet

Pakistan won by 1 run.

Video:
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Scorecard:
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lol at the umpire at 1:12.. 1 foot outside legstump and he didn't see that as wide. Waqar was an awesome player, certainly one of the best, but for this match the credit goes to umpire and not Waqar.
 
lol at the umpire at 1:12.. 1 foot outside legstump and he didn't see that as wide. Waqar was an awesome player, certainly one of the best, but for this match the credit goes to umpire and not Waqar.

No legside wide rule :asadrauf
 
On This Day October 21, 1991: Waqar Younis shattered the stumps to seal 1-run v

lol at the umpire at 1:12.. 1 foot outside legstump and he didn't see that as wide. Waqar was an awesome player, certainly one of the best, but for this match the credit goes to umpire and not waqar.

1991
 
No legside wide rule :asadrauf

hehe..yea..Back then most countries umpires were bad, though subcontinent umpires got more criticism bcoz media was largely controlled by Eng/Aus commentators in those days. Probably, England had the best umpires in those days, who were no saints but still much much better than others esp. Australians.
 
On This Day October 21, 1991: Waqar Younis shattered the stumps to seal 1-run victory

Must have been one thrilling match, this!
 
Lol at Waqar being smashed by Bishop for six.
 
Matchwinner.

That is what we we used to have and that is what we don’t have anymore.
 
<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 1991. A brilliant game of cricket as Waqar Younis took the wicket of Ian Bishop and helped Pakistan to a 1 run victory in Sharjah over West Indies <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cricket?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Cricket</a> <a href="https://t.co/2zMH48ByCO">pic.twitter.com/2zMH48ByCO</a></p>— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saj_PakPassion/status/1318856102398885888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 21, 2020</a></blockquote>
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My first ever experience of watching a cricket match live on TV.
In a tea stall at Muharraq [MENTION=93712]MenInG[/MENTION]
 
Must say, cricket broadcasting was incredibly poor until the 2000s.

Those who look back at the past with rose-tinted glasses better have a good pair of glasses in the first place, because the quality was often unwatchable.
 
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