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.
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 and hit five sixes and record 22 four in his masterly knock. It was the scorching hot and humid day.
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 as Sri Lanka clinched the title. In the picture, you can see Nayan Mongia behind the wicket.