30th March 2004, the 3rd day of first Test between India and Pakistan in Multan. This test match will always be remembered for Virender Sehwag’s triple ton. But there is something for Sachin fans also to cherish. We are not talking about Dravid leaving Sachin stranded on 194, as he declared the Indian innings. We are talking about one of the greatest last balls of a day's play by none other than Sachin Tendulkar.
After a “Virufied” storm by Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar stretched the Indian innings by his unbeaten 194 before Rahul Dravid declared the innings at 675/5.
Pakistan got a decent start and scored 232 runs losing just 2 wickets. However, India inched closer to getting themselves into a position that would allow them a first-ever Test win in Pakistan. The hosts lost 5 wickets on 321 and needed Abdul Razzaq and Moin Khan to bat out last 12 overs on the 3rd day.
The ball was tossed to Sachin in hopes of a miracle and the man with the golden arm produced one of the greatest deliveries ever seen. He bowled what can only be termed as a perfect leg-break to Moin Khan and bowled him through his legs to the surprise of not just Moin, but to Indian team as well.
WATCH VIDEO HERE: This ball has become a permanent fixture of any Sachin Tendulkar tribute video and Moin might still remember this incident, as India won the match by an innings and 52 runs.
This ball has become a permanent fixture of any Sachin Tendulkar tribute video and Moin might still remember this incident, as India won the match by an innings and 52 runs.