On October 2, 1998, Steve Waugh manufactured a lion-hearted 157 to steer Australia to their first victory on Pakistani soil since Richie Benaud’s troops last won in 1959 at Karachi. The gutsy knock not only elevated his stature as the team’s most dependable batter, it also steered Australia to one of their most emphatic triumphs in the sub-continent and earmarked Waugh as Taylor’s natural successor at the helm. Even Wasim Akram couldn’t get the better of his mental toughness on the day and didn’t refrain from appreciating his temperament after the day’s play.
As part of our build-up to the #PAKvAUS Tests, we bring to you Steve Waugh’s 157 at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium during the 1998 series. #RewindTheHistory pic.twitter.com/Kmvuv2F0Qz
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