Miandad's last-ball six still haunts Sharma

Making his first appearance in Tests against Pakistan at Lahore in 1984, Chetan Sharma bowled Mohsin Khan with his fifth ball — becoming the third Indian to take a wicket in his first over in Test cricket.

updated: April 18, 2011 13:18 IST
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Mumbai: Former India medium pacer Chetan Sharma has many achievements to his credit: third Indian to claim a wicket in his first over on Test debut (bowled Mohsin Khan at Lahore in 1984); the first Indian to grab a 10-wicket haul on English soil (10-188 at Birmingham in 1986); and the first bowler ever to take a World Cup hat-trick (against New Zealand in Nagpur in 1987).

However, he would forever be remembered for the last-ball sixPakistani batting legend Javed Miandad scored off him in the Australasia Cup final in Sharjah in 1986.

Exactly 25 years ago this day, spectators at Sharjah Cricket Stadium were on their toes when Pakistan needed four runs to win with one wicket in hand and one ball remaining. Sharma bowled a low full toss and Miandad swung it over leg side boundary for a six.

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