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On this Day: Pakistan became the World Champion


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

25th Mar, 2020. 11:57 am
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1992

Its March 25, and Yes for sure every Pakistani know the importance of this date, as the history written when Pakistan won their first ever Cricket World Cup 1992.

As Imran Khan got victorious in Pakistan Elections, and become the new Prime Minister, lets take a look back at how he led Pakistan to their first ever World Cup win in 1992.

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For the first time in history, Pakistan became world champions as they beat England in the final at the MCG, on this day 28 years ago in 1992.

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At that point, Pakistan took just one win from five games, against Zimbabwe, and their only other points came via a washout against England after they had already bowled out for 74.

Then, ahead of a last-chance group match against Australia, Imran Khan inspired his side with a dressing-room speech that has gone down.

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Wearing a tiger t-shirt for the toss at the WACA in Perth,

Imran Khan who was restricted by a shoulder injury and primarily motivated for his cancer hospital project, led the team with full detemination.

In the final, Pakistan chose to bat.  England made the early breakthrough to reduce Pakistan to 24/2.

However, the game turned when Graham Gooch dropped Imran off Derek Pringle.

Imran proceeded to share a 139-run stand with Miandad as both players smashed 50.

Imran dismissed for 72 but a blitz from Akram and Inzamam boosted Pakistan.

Inzamam hit 42 off 46 balls while Akram ended the innings in style with 33 off 21 balls as Pakistan finished on 249/6.

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England made a catastrophic start with Wasim Akram dismissing Sir Ian Botham for 0 and Mushtaq Ahmed chipped in with two wickets and Aaqib Javed getting the wicket of Alec Stewart.

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Neil Fairbrother and Allan Lamb stitched a solid 72-run stand and England were in the game.

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In came Akram and he proceeded to change the game with two magical deliveries that changed the concept of bowling.

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Furthermore Akram cleaned up Lamb with a leg-cutter angled from round the wicket and in the very next ball, he dismissed Chris Lewis with a sharp inducker. Those two balls sealed the fate of England and despite Fairbrother’s 62, England were playing catch-up.

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Finally, it was Imran who took the final wicket as he sent back Richard Illingworth to seal a 22-run win and bring joy to Pakistan.

Twitter Reactions on 1992 win

However As social media aslo flooded with flashback of that victorious day;
Moreover Here’s how Twitter reacted:

https://twitter.com/Imsami16/status/1242701696503033856

https://twitter.com/Sadi_says1/status/1242699490819280899

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