#OnThisDay the entire cricket world witnessed an ahead of the time innings by the greatest batsman in the world, just two days before his 25th birthday, @sachintendulkar.
This was a very crucial match for @indiancricketteam as chasing down 285, #TeamIndia needed 254 runs to qualify for the finals. That was the period of Indian Cricket where the entire match used to be dependent on the wicket of #sachintendulkar. @cricketaustralia had been destroying any opposition with their intimidating bowling attack with @bowlologist and @shanewarne23 leading the attack.
But My God, what an innings Sachin had played. This was the time before inception of #t20 cricket, this was the time when playing at a strike rate of over 100 was not often witnessed. And then there was this incredible innings from Sachin of 143 in just 131 balls, an ageless melody to eyes. The innings not only had the timeless beauty but had the great determination to get his team into the finals with wicktes falling on other end. Next to Sachin's 143, #nayanmongia scored 35, highest runs after him.
This was the timeless classic that broadened the spectrum of limited world cricket and that leads to the inception of #t20 format in the world cricket. A true ageless classic!
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