Pakistan fans have voted their thrilling 12-run win over India in Chennai in 1999 as the national team’s greatest Test match victory. As many as 15,847 fans voted in a poll that the PCB ran on its official Facebook and Twitter pages from July 26 to 29.
Taking 65 percent of the votes, the Chennai Test comfortably stood out from the rest while the 1987 Bangalore Test, 1954 Oval Test, and 1994 Karachi Test received 15 percent, 11 percent and 10 percent votes respectively.
The Chennai Test was famous as the one in which the Indian crowd gave the Pakistani players a standing ovation as they took a lap of honor around the MA Chidambaram stadium.
Wasim Akram, the captain of that Pakistan side, while remembering the Chennai Test said: “If all those who watched it live can still get goosebumps, just imagine the emotions, reactions and feelings of those who were directly involved in that match. We talk a lot about pressure cricket and a match of fluctuating fortunes, well, if anyone wants to know what pressure is and how to handle and deliver in it, then Chennai Test is the benchmark.”