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Pakistan vs India – Quarter Final in Bangalore 1996
In this memorable picture of the Pakistan vs. India match quarterfinal in Bangalore in 1996, the player’s facial expression says it all at the post-match ceremony of the 1996 World Cup. This great quarter-final was played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Pakistan had beaten India by 39 runs after being restricted to a score of 248-9 in the 49 overs they were allowed to bat in.
The date was March 9, and Bangalore’s inaugural floodlit international It coincided with the first meeting of these teams on Indian soil for six and a half years. India notched up 287 for 8 in their 50 overs, and Pakistan docked an over for their tardy bowling rate. They were crashed after a brilliant 84-run start between stand-in captain Aamir Sohail and Saeed Anwar.
Aamer Sohail is seen on the right above wicketkeeper Rashid Latif and Indian captain Muhammad Azharuddin. Saeed Anwar is just behind Aamer Sohail. The absence of regular captain Wasim Akram due to a side strain was bitterly felt. This was a memorable quarterfinal in Bangalore in 1996 that is still in people’s minds.