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April 17, 2002: Pakistan win Sharjah Cup

Team posts a mammoth 295 for six, through a scintillating century from Yousuf Youhana and two sparkling fifties from Imran Nazir and Younis Khan

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Waqar Younis, Captain of Pakistan Cricket Team and Waseem Akram holding the Sharjah Cup trophy after beating Sri Lanka in the final at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium - Gulf News Archives

Pakistan reserved their best show for the final and walked away with the Sharjah Cup. Posting a mammoth 295 for six, through a scintillating century from Yousuf Youhana and two sparkling fifties from Imran Nazir and Younis Khan. Pakistan bowled out Sri Lanka for a paltry 78 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Pakistan pacers Shoaib Akhtar (3 for 11) Waqar Younis (3 for 33) and Wasim Akram (2 for 33) virtually ripped apart the seemingly powerful Sri Lankan batting. In front of a packed stadium, despite being a working day, Pakistan registered a convincing 217-run victory to avenge their two successive earlier defeats to Sri Lanka in this tournament and take the winner’s cheque of $120,000 (Dh440,760). Sri Lanka, who did well throughout the tournament had to be satisfied with $80,000 for the second place on a day where nothing went right for them right from the toss. They also lost the services of their star bowler Muttiah Muralitharan, who broke his collar bone while fielding in the 11th over.


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