The third one-dayer between West Indies and Pakistan at Gros Islet ended in a dramatic tie with the last pair at the crease for West Indies. Here’s a look at a few other instances when a one-day match ended in a tie with the team batting second nine wickets down.
In February 2005, during the first test of the Wisden Trophy series at Sabina Park, I saw Ian Bell make four. It’s an innings that has remained with me. This was the game in which Jerome Taylor blew away England for 51 to bring the test to an abrupt and unexpected end after lunch on the fourth day.
Comparisons between Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara are never ending. While it is a foregone conclusion that Tendulkar is the more successful of the duo, the match-winning skills of the Indian maestro have often been debated in contrast to those of Lara’s.
When Mahela Jayawardene takes the field against India in the tri-series final on Thursday, he will become only the third cricketer in the history of one-day internationals to have played 400 ODIs – a massive achievement.