Duo recalled memories from a fascinating match between Pakistan and South Africa
Former South Africa opener Herschelle Gibbs and former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar recalled memories from a fascinating Sharjah clash, in 2000, between their respective sides.
Pakistan had set South Africa a modest target of 169 runs, after winning the toss and deciding to bat first. In response, the Proteas were dismissed for only 101 runs after an inspired spell of fast-bowling from Akhtar — who claimed three wickets for nine in 4.5 overs.
Interestingly, this particular match made Pakistan the only team who have won an ODI without dismissing any of the opposition’s opening batsmen. It must be noted that Gibbs opened the innings with Gary Kirsten, but neither of them were dismissed as Gibbs remained not out on 59 while Kirsten retired hurt with back spasms on eight.
Akhtar and Gibbs shared their views about the match on social media website Twitter.
‘I was always in a hurry’
‘C’mon, hit me in front of square’
Good times man!— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) May 31, 2020
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