Srikkanth and Gavaskar gave India a rollicking start. Sidhu then chipped in to transform himself from the ``strokeless wonder'' of 1982/83 to the ``wonderful stroke-player'' of today. India was breezing along at 2/207 with 71 required in 95 balls or 15.5 overs. Suddenly the game was changed around!
McDermott, who had been smashed by the Indian batsmen the previous season, started by removing Sidhu as he went for his sixth six. Vengsarkar, Azhar and Shastri also fell to him and with O'Donnell dismissing the skipper India had crumbled to 7/256. McDermott and Reid had finished their quota of overs and it was now upto Waugh and O'Donnell to win the match for Australia. Binny and Prabhakar were run out, and with the last over to go, India needed 8 to win with More and Prabhakar at the crease. In all the confusion, Prabhakar was run out (that was when he was run out) and India needed 6 off 4. Maninder came to the crease. He managed 4 off the 3rd and 4th, but was bowled by Waugh on the 5th. India had successfully snatched defeat from the jaws of victory!
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