On This Day: October 22, 1994 - Record ODI partnership for Saeed Anwar & Inzamam-ul-Haq

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The two undefeated teams in the Wills Triangular Series, Pakistan and Australia met in Rawalpindi on October 22nd, 1994 with Saeed Anwar and Inzamam-ul-Haq showing the visitors who's house they were in.

Skipper Saleem Malik won the toss and asked the Australians to bat first. Australia put together a very solid innings, totaling 250/6 in their 50 overs. While each batsman seemed to get a start, the only one who went past 27 was Mark Waugh who finished unbeaten on 121. For Pakistan, the leading wicket-taker was Aaqib Javed, who bowled figures of 2/44 from 10 overs.

In reply, Pakistan blazed away in front of their home crowd. Saeed Anwar and Aamir Sohail smashed away to 81/0 in 10 overs. Sohail fell shortly after, departing on 45 runs scored off 61 balls. Inzamam-ul-Haq came out to the middle at the one-down position with the score at 91/1 after 14 overs.

What followed was a pure delight to see. Furious hitting by the two of them saw Pakistan reach the target of 251 in 39 overs. The pair had added 160 runs in 25 overs which became a record ODI partnership for Pakistan vs Australia.

Saeed Anwar scored his seventh ODI century in the process, finishing on 104* off 119 balls while his partner, Inzamam-ul-Haq, remained on 91* from 80 balls.

Pakistan won by 9 wickets.


Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35apEzg6rQc


Scorecard:
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/65993.html
 
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On This Day October 22, 1994: Record ODI partnership for Saeed Anwar & Inzamam-ul-Haq

What an entertaining partnership this must have been!
 
The two undefeated teams in the Wills Triangular Series, Pakistan and Australia met in Rawalpindi on October 22nd, 1994 with Saeed Anwar and Inzamam-ul-Haq showing the visitors who's house they were in.

Skipper Saleem Malik won the toss and asked the Australians to bat first. Australia put together a very solid innings, totaling 250/6 in their 50 overs. While each batsman seemed to get a start, the only one who went past 27 was Mark Waugh who finished unbeaten on 121. For Pakistan, the leading wicket-taker was Aaqib Javed, who bowled figures of 2/44 from 10 overs.

In reply, Pakistan blazed away in front of their home crowd. Saeed Anwar and Aamir Sohail smashed away to 81/0 in 10 overs. Sohail fell shortly after, departing on 45 runs scored off 61 balls. Inzamam-ul-Haq came out to the middle at the one-down position with the score at 91/1 after 14 overs.

What followed was a pure delight to see. Furious hitting by the two of them saw Pakistan reach the target of 251 in 39 overs. The pair had added 160 runs in 25 overs which became a record ODI partnership for Pakistan vs Australia.

Saeed Anwar scored his seventh ODI century in the process, finishing on 104* off 119 balls while his partner, Inzamam-ul-Haq, remained on 91* from 80 balls.

Pakistan won by 9 wickets.


Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35apEzg6rQc


Scorecard:
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/65993.html

The bolded part never occurs for Pakistan anymore. Such a shame.
 
Have seen some special innings from Inzi at #3 in various scorecards, strange that he was up and down the order so much over the course of his ODI career.
 
Have seen some special innings from Inzi at #3 in various scorecards, strange that he was up and down the order so much over the course of his ODI career.
[MENTION=79064]MMHS[/MENTION] has mentioned that Imran would have batted him at 3 had he been able to play for longer.

Personally I think Inzi should have batted at 3. And I think he would have done a very good job.
 
“Jaane kahan gye wo din?” - Bhaijaan

A lot of people say Pakistan still have the old approach to batting. They have no idea Pakistan used to blaze away back in the day through Anwar/Sohail/Aijaz/Ijaz. Pakistan’s batting legacy is almost forgotten. It is as if they never were a batting team. Not true at all.
 
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