Javed Miandad to Naseem Shah: Pakistan’s five six-shooting heroes | Cricket News

SHARJAH: Pakistani fast bowler Naseem Shah crushed Afghan dressmaker Fazalhaq Farooqi for six in a row in the final over on Wednesday to take his side to the Asian Cup final in a thrilling encounter.
Here is a look at five memorable moments in Pakistan’s cricketing history:
Six final balls of Miandad against India Chetan Sharma in the 1986 Austral-Asian Cup final in Sharjah always hurt Indian fans.
Needing 246 for victory, Pakistan were struggling at 61-3 before Miandad hit an unbeaten 116 on 114 balls.

With four needed for the final delivery, Indian fast bowler Sharma threw a full throw and Miandad tossed it high to the side of the leg and into the crowd to spark wild celebrations.
A left-handed and spunky middle-order batsman, Mujtaba took on Australian bowlers in a 50-a-side World Series match in 1992 and hit a six on Steve Waugh’s last ball to level a dramatic game.
Chasing 228 for the win in Hobart, Pakistan slipped to 197-7 but Mujtaba held on and with 17 needed for the final against Australia, the skipper kicked the ball to part-time tailor Waugh.

Mujtaba hit it all game and sent the final delivery, a full toss, over midwicket to even the scores.
Afridi has won many exciting matches for Pakistan with his sniper stick, but his two sixes against Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in a 2014 Asian Cup 50th match remains special.
Pakistan, chasing 246, needed 10 when Ashwin started the 50th taking a wicket.

But Afridi crushed the off-spinner for two consecutive sixes to live up to his ‘Boom Boom’ nickname as Pakistan won with one wicket and two balls to spare.
Ali was relatively unknown when he hit four straight sixes against Afghanistan’s Karim Janat to announce his arrival at last year’s T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Pakistan needed 26 balls from 18 when Asif came on at bat.

Asif watched calmly from the non-attacking end in the 18th before knocking Janat over the ropes four times to bring Pakistan home with more to spare.
Shah became Pakistan’s newest six-hit hero when he came on at number 10 as Pakistan needed 20-for-10 with just two wickets in hand in their 130 chase against Afghanistan on Wednesday.

Pakistan lost Asif in the 19th but Naseem kept his cool, with 12 points needed in the last to thrash the Yorkers tempted by Farooqi for an extended six straight.

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