On This Day: Sachin’s century moaning in pain went in vain, Team India got an unforgettable defeat from Pakistan

New Delhi: In 1999, a Test match was being played between India and Pakistan at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. In the last innings of the match, Team India got a target of 271 runs to win. Both openers VVS Laxman and Sadagopan Ramesh were dismissed for 6 runs. Only 10 runs came off the bat of Rahul Dravid. Captain Azharuddin scored 7 and Sourav Ganguly scored 2 runs. Half of India’s batsmen were out on the score of 82. But Sachin Tendulkar was still at the crease.

Broken hearts of crores of Indians

January 31 was the date when the hearts of crores of Indians were broken. Sachin handled the innings. He also got the support of Nayan Mongia. Both took the team beyond 200. Mongia got out after scoring 52 runs but Sachin stayed at the crease. Along with Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, Saqlain was giving a befitting reply to Mushtaq. He also completed his century and took India closer to the target.

There was a problem in Sachin’s back.

Sachin Tendulkar had a back problem but the team stood firm. India were just 17 runs away from victory with four wickets in hand. Only then Sachin Saqlain became the victim of Mushtaq. His innings of 136 off 273 balls contained 18 fours. After this, it did not take long for the Indian innings to collapse. Team India was all out for 258 and Pakistan won the match by 12 runs.

Afridi also scored a century

Team Pakistan, captained by Wasim Akram, had scored 238 runs in the first innings. Moin Khan and Mohammad Yusuf played half-century innings. Anil Kumble got 6 wickets for India. With the help of Saurabh Ganguly and Rahul Dravid’s Fifty, India scored 254 runs. Shahid Afridi hit 141 runs in the second innings and took Pakistan to 286. India got a target of 271 runs in the fourth innings.

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