On this day in the year 1991, the world cricket witnessed only the fourth tied game in the history of One-Day Internationals (ODIs) until then, courtesy a magical over by the 18-year old Sachin Tendulkar in the opening match of the Benson & Hedges World Cup 1991-92 at Perth between India and West Indies. Also Read: When Sachin Tendulkar’s bowling choked South Africa

Batting first, India were bowled out for 126. But they kept striking at regular intervals when they came out to defend the small total. When Curtly Ambrose was dismissed as the ninth man, West Indies were still 14 runs away from victory. However, Nos 10 and 11 Anderson Cummins and Patrick Patterson frustrated India.

With the match going down to the wire and six runs needed in the last over, captain Mohammad Azharuddin threw the ball to the young Tendulkar, and the rest is history. Cummins took a single to fine leg early in the over. Patterson then went for a booming cover drive, but got an inside edge to midwicket that allowed the batsmen to run three.

With the scores level, Tendulkar sent down outside the off stump one that just held its line. Anderson tried to drive, and the resultant outside edge was snapped up by Azhar at slip. India held West Indies to a tie, and Tendulkar became a hero with the ball! Watch the video here to relive those tense yet glorious moments: