Saeed Anwar sends another one on the way to the boundary during his record-breaking innings of 194 at the Golden Jubilee Independence Cup tournament at the Chepauk in Chennai (Madras) on May 21, 1997. Pakistan ran up a total of 327 for five in their 50 overs. Although India replied with 292 runs, they lost their last wicket with four balls to go and surrendered the match by 35 runs. Rahul Dravid brilliant 107 runs (116 Balls, 199 Minutes10 Fours) do not work for India to chase this difficult target.
Saeed Anwar seemed utterly exhausted by the time. He was dismissed six runs short of what would have been the only double hundred in One-day International cricket history. He had faced 147 balls in 206 minutes, hit five sixes, and record 22 four in his masterly knock. The stadium was fully packed with the scorching hot and humid weather. He hit 22 runs in an over of Anil Kumble with lusty strokes.
At one stage, Saeed Anwar needs the help of Shahid Khan Afridi as a runner between the wickets. Although Pakistan beat the old enemy India in this encounter. They went on to lose the best of three finals series two-nil six days later than Sri Lanka clinched the title. In the picture, you can see Nayan Mongia behind the wicket. Indeed, Saeed Anwar was a stylish batsman of his era, when he thought that he could not play for so long after disasters start to get pair on his Test debut against West Indies in 1990-91.