The unforgettable victories of the Indian team in the game of cricket will remain forever etched in the hearts of many fans. One of the memorable victories of the Indian team is the semi-final match of the Hero Cup series held in 1993. Sachin bowled the last over in that match and did magic. India had tasted that victory on this same day. Let’s rewind it a bit.
India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies and Zimbabwe participated in the ODI cricket series in India in 1993 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the Cricket Association of Bengal. Pakistan pulled out of the series at the last moment.
West Indies, South Africa, India and Sri Lanka occupied the top four spots in the league. India and South Africa cricket teams played the first semi-final match. The match was held on the same day (November 24).
Batting first at Eden Gardens, India scored 195 runs in 50 overs. South Africa chased down the target of 196 runs. The team needed 6 runs to win in the last over. Then the captain of the Indian team, Azharuddin, asked Sachin to throw the ball. Sachin did not bowl a single over in that match till then.
But he bowled very accurately and conceded only 3 runs in that over. With that, the Indian team won by 2 runs and progressed to the final. The Indian team won the championship title in this series.
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