mobile app bar

On This Day: Aamer Sohail and Inzamam-ul-Haq stitched the then highest ODI partnership vs New Zealand in Sharjah

Dixit Bhargav

On This Day: Aamer Sohail and Inzamam-ul-Haq stitched the then highest ODI partnership vs New Zealand in Sharjah

Aamer Sohail and Inzamam-ul-Haq partnership: The Pakistani batsmen punished the Kiwi bowlers in a world-record partnership.

On this day in 1994, former Pakistan batsmen in Aamer Sohail and Inzamam-ul-Haq had joined hands to register the then highest ODI partnership for any wicket during the second semi-final of the Austral-Asia Cup at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

After the then New Zealand captain Gavin Larsen won the toss and invited Pakistan in to bat, opening batsman Saeed Anwar provided a brisk start to his team on the back of his 23-ball 37 which included six fours and a six.

Inzamam, who came in to bat at No. 3, had arguably the best days of his ODI career as he ended up scoring a personal best ODI score in addition to the partnership.

Sohail and Inzamam stitched a 263-run partnership for the second wicket as Pakistan posted a formidable 328/2 in 50 overs. While the record has been surpassed on 13 occasions in the last 26 years, it was appreciable of how Sohail and Inzamam batted for most part of the Pakistani innings and continued to punish the opposition bowlers.

Sohail, then 27, had scored his second ODI century as he scored 134 (146) with the help of 13 fours before getting out in the death overs.

Inzamam, who was 24 at the time, had reached the three-figure mark in ODIs for the third time. Having scored 137* (129) with the help of 15 fours, Inzamam was declared the ‘Man of the Match’ for the ninth time in his career.

The left-right combination between the two players had witnessed an authoritative stand which played a vital role in Pakistan entering the final of the tournament on the back of a 62-run victory.

Aamer Sohail and Inzamam-ul-Haq partnership

For more cricket-related news, click here.

About the author

Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

Read more from Dixit Bhargav

Share this article