The Chennai Test of 1999 between India and Pakistan is like a tale of blood and tears. A match that gave probably the best Test knock by India’s Sachin Tendulkar but then followed a heartbreak as Wasim Akram-led Pakistan stunned everyone with their comeback. It was a rare match, which was played after 9 years between both the neighbouring rival, which attracted huge crowd and international attention. Though, few months later, tension grew once again as both the nations got into war.
With the eye of world cricket majorly on subcontinent contest between India and Pakistan, journalist from across the globe came for the first Test of the series at Chennai. It was day four of the match which went down the wire when India were into the chase of 271. All Pakistan needed was Tendlulkar’s wicket and the more the Indian batsman kept batting, tension grew more in the Akram’s side. However, Akram’s motivation worked as spinner Saqlain Mushtaq does the job of dismissing Tendulkar. This video is more about what was going inside Pakistan’s dressing and how their win was scripted amidst tension than anything else.