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Hasib
October 14, 2003, 04:03 AM
Wasim makes charity farewell


Wasim ranks as one of the game's all-time greats
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram will play what may be the last match of his career in Lahore on Wednesday.
He will appear for a Pakistan XI against a World XI in a charity game to raise funds for the Zindagi Trust for underpriveleged children.

West Indian Courtney Walsh and Dean Jones of Australia will come out of retirement to play for the World side.

Wasim took a record 502 wickets in one-day matches and 414 in Tests during his career.

"I always wanted to play my last match in Lahore," he has been quoted as saying.


"Playing in front of my home crowd for a noble cause will not only give me pleasure, but satisfaction."

Hasib
October 14, 2003, 04:06 AM
After making his Test debut in 1985, Wasim becomes the mainstay of the Pakistan attack alongside fellow quickie Waqar Younis

Hasib
October 14, 2003, 04:07 AM
Wasim shines in the 1992 World Cup final, dismissing Ian Botham on his way to taking 3-49 as Pakistan win the trophy

Hasib
October 14, 2003, 04:07 AM
England's Darren Gough is comprehensively bowled by Wasim but Pakistan cannot retain their crown at the 1996 World Cup

Hasib
October 14, 2003, 04:08 AM
Wasim takes his 300th Test wicket at the Oval against England in 1996

Hasib
October 14, 2003, 04:09 AM
Victory at the Oval means Pakistan, under Wasim's captaincy, seal a series win

Hasib
October 14, 2003, 04:09 AM
Wasim celebrates Rahul Dravid's wicket during the 1999 World Cup but Pakistan finish beaten finalists

Hasib
October 14, 2003, 04:10 AM
By now a veteran, he celebrates his 399th one-day wicket as he traps Ricky Ponting lbw during a game against Australia in 2000

Hasib
October 14, 2003, 04:11 AM
Wasim leads his players off the pitch in Sydney after becoming the first player in one-day history to take 400 wickets

Hasib
October 14, 2003, 04:12 AM
Wasim plays his final Test in 2001 and ends with a bowling average of 23.62 and a batting average of 22.64

Hasib
October 14, 2003, 04:12 AM
He tears through a weak Namibian batting line-up in the 2003 World Cup, finishing with final figures of 5-28

Hasib
October 14, 2003, 04:13 AM
Scenes of joy for Wasim (third left) as Holland's Nick Stanham, out for a duck, becomes Wasim's 500th ODI victim

Hasib
October 14, 2003, 04:14 AM
Wasim is given a 500 cut-out by his impressed team-mates after the win over Holland in which took his 500th one-day wicket

Hasib
October 14, 2003, 04:15 AM
But Wasim's international career ends in a damp squib as the match against Zimbabwe is rained off and Pakistan crash out