March 9th Down the years,India Pakistan Clash in WC
On this day in 1996 Worldcup
India pipped Pakistan for a 2nd successive World Cup in a thrilling quarter final at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Electing to bat first after winning the toss, India rode on a 93 from Navjot Singh Sidhu and Ajay Jadeja’s pyrotechnics towards Waqar Younis posted a huge score 287 in their 50 overs. Pakistan openers Saeed Anwar and Aamer Sohail commenced brightly, including 84 inside the 10 overs earlier than Anwar fell. An iconic second accompanied soon after. Sohail having smacked Venkatesh Prasad for 4 through covers gestured that he might repeat the treatment. In a classic case of ‘What goes round comes around’, Prasad castled the Pakistan opener with the very next ball. Pakistan in no way recovered from that setback and collapsed to a 39-run defeat. Incidentally it became the mythical Javed Miandad’s very last ODI.