2) World Cup 1992 final
1992 World was famous for some reason like this is the first world cup which played in colorful costumes, and the new rain rules were introduced.
Who is the Man of the Match in 1992 World Cup final?
England played this world cup with the extra pressure of winning this title. And this pressure clearly was seen in their performance because they scramble in the group stage. But they break out shackle with the controversial win over South Africa.
What happened in the 1992 World Cup final?
On the other end, Pakistan enters this event as big underdogs and it’s proved by their performance in the group stage. But they bounce back and manage to secure a spot in semi-finals and also win it by defeating New Zealand with the help Inzamam Ul-Haq’s splendid inning.
1992 World Cup final Scorecard
The Underdog Pakistan meets Mighty England in the final of the world cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Australia. Imran Khan was the Pakistan skipper and Graham Gooch was the England skipper.
1992 World Cup Pakistan matches results
Imran Khan wins the toss and opts to bat first. English pace bowler Derek Pringle dismissed Pakistan’s both openers Aamer Sohail and Rameez Raja and rocked Pakistan inning early with a score of 24/2. Then pair of two veterans Imran Khan and Javed Miandad steady the inning with the big stand of 139 runs. After they both taking team score to 163 Richard Illingworth removed Miandad on 58. Imran fall soon but inning of Inzamam and Wasim Akram take Pakistan to a respectable total of 249.
In the chase of 249, England rattled early with the brilliance of Wasim Akram. He removed opener Ian Botham for duck. Then Gooch, Stewart, and Hick followed the opener and persist soon. England was in the spot of bother with the score of 69/4. Pakistan looks favorite at that time to win the match.
But then after the partnership of Neil Fairbrother and Allan Lamb repair the England inning and take it to 141.
1992 World Cup point table
Then Imran brought back their trump card Wasim Akram in the search of a wicket. Akram responded to his skipper almost immediately by providing two greatest moments of World Cup history.
He Bowl to Lumb some extraordinary delivery which pitched around Lumb’s leg and then swings away toward off stump of Lumb then rattle Lumb’s off stump. He looks in disbelief when he way back to pavilion.
1992 World Cup Pakistan team
In the next ball, Akram bowl hell of an inswinging delivery to Chris Lewis and he didn’t much to do just see uprooted his off stump. These two balls lead another collapse of England inning and lead toward defeat.
Pakistan Skipper Imran Kahn lift the glittering crystal trophy which handed by the great Sir Colin Cowdrey. This was the proud moment for Pakistan Cricket and Pakistan country and this victory also one of the Top 5 Memorable Cricket World Cup Finals in History