March 1st Down the years,Sachin’s 98 against Pakistan
On this day in 2003 World Cup Sachin’s Master class
Sachin Tendulkar conjured a magical 98 off 75 deliveries in a excessive octane conflict against Pakistan to prolong India’s unbeaten streak against their neighbours in Cricket’s greatest competition. Riding on Saeed Anwar’s century, Pakistan had posted 273 in their 50 overs, a bold whole on the grounds that their bowling attack that featured Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akhtar Abdul Razzaq and Shahid Afridi. Tendulkar, who took strike in the first over, began via chopping the legendary Akram for 4 in front of factor before unleashing his genius on teh World’s fastest bowler – Shoaib Akhtar. He hit the speedster for an uppercut six over 3rd-man before bringing out the contact-play from his repertoire to ship the ball racing to the fence. He shared a valuable 3rd-wicket partnership with Mohammad Kaif taking India past a hundred within the 11th over of the chase. Halfway through his innings, he suffered a bout of cramps and ultimately requested for a runner. However, he was once dismissed quickly after by using a vicious brief supply from Shoaib Akhtar. Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh ensured that Tendulkar’s innings did not go to waste and accomplished a memorable win.