Sachin scored 98 runs in 75 balls, 12 fours and a six.
Shoaib Akhtar gave 72 runs in 10 overs, he got just one success
Sports desk The Indo-Pak teams were in front of the 36th World Cup 2003 World Cup. By then the Indian team had won 4 out of 5 matches. Pakistan lost 2 out of 4 matches. Both teams were face-to-face in ODIs three years later. Even before the match, it started talking in the media that this match is between the world's best batsmen and bowlers. In this match Sachin Tendulkar scored 18 runs in Shoaib Akhtar's over. Later Shoaib got him out too. India had won a one-day match after two consecutive defeats against Pakistan.
Pakistan decided to bat first before winning the toss. He scored 273 runs in 50 overs with the help of opener Saeed Anwar. Anwar scored 101 runs in 126 balls. To pursue the goal, Sachin Tendulkar played his first ball for Team India. He opened the account of Wasim Akram on the third ball of the first over after making the team's account. The second over came Shoaib Akhtar. Akhtar had said before the match that I will give Sachin early.
Sachin bowled three consecutive balls
Akhtar's first ball was wide. Sachin could not make the run after the next ball. He took a single on the second ball. Virender Sehwag could not make the run on the third ball. The next ball was wide, on this both the batsmen changed the end. Fourth ball Akhtar bowled a bouncer On this bouncer that went out of the off stump, Sachin hit the upper cut. The ball went for six runs outside the backwards point boundary. On his next ball, Sachin hit the ball on the pads and hit the on side. He straightened the last ball, playing straight straight from the bat. The ball went out of the boundary for four runs.
India never lost to Pakistan in World Cup
Sachin scored 18 runs in the one over of Akhtar and made the Pakistani bowlers eagerly. Skipper Pakistan captain Waqar Younis removed Akhtar from bowling. They came for bowling themselves. He sent Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly to the pavilion on two consecutive balls in the sixth over. Sachin played 98 off 75 balls. When they were dismissed, then 97 runs at 134 balls were to score 97 runs. I.e. from the strike rate of 4.34. Whom Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh easily achieved. Shoaib scored 72 runs in one over in 10 overs. India maintained the record of 100% win for Pakistan in the World Cup.
World Cup succeeds with Sachin's help: Ali Bakkar
After the tournament, World Cup organizing committee chief Ali Bacher said, "We wanted this World Cup to be the most successful season till now." Sachin's innings against Pakistan in Centurion has helped us to achieve that. " At the same time, the Pakistan Cricket Board chief Shaharyar Khan had said: "India played better with the help of Tendulkar. They proved better than us, but losing the match was not an insult."