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Rewind To 1999 – Javagal Srinath Hammers Eight Nails Into Pakistan’s Coffin At Eden Gardens

Javagal Srinath has produced some great spells for India but his best effort came against Pakistan at Eden Gardens in 1999.

The pacer took 8 for 86 as Pakistan faced some hostile bowling in the second innings. He had also taken 5 for 56 in the first innings.

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Sadly he got no support from the others and the visitors were able to set India a target of 279.

The hosts faltered after a good start courtesy the top order and were bundled out for 232. Pakistan won by 46 runs in the opening game of the Asian Test Championship.

Srinath bowled with pace, accuracy and a hint of swing which helped him reap the benefits on a pitch which was of no assistance to fast bowlers.

But this spell is one fans remember, and one is pretty sure that our neighbours across the  border have not forgotten it either.

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    News credit : Indiatimes