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On this day in 1992, Pakistan won its first-ever Cricket World Cup


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

25th Mar, 2021. 10:47 am
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1992 World Cup Pakistan
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Pakistan got a massive achievement on this day. Every Pakistani still feels proud as green shirts brought home the 1992 World Cup trophy.

Passionate, ambitious cricketers made lots of memories as they held the shiny World Cup trophy in their hands. The team led by none other than skipper Imran Khan made the whole country proud in 1992.

Pakistan became world champions for the first time as they beat England in the final on March 25, 1992, in Melbourne.

Pakistan got one win from five games against Zimbabwe and they gained momentum through a washout against England after they had bowled out for 74.

Despite having a shoulder injury, Imran Khan-led the team with full spirit.

What had happened in the final match?

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.

On the other hand, Wasim Akram dismissed Sir Ian Botham for 0 and Mushtaq Ahmed chipped in with two wickets, and Aaqib Javed getting the wicket of Alec Stewart. Neil Fairbrother and Allan

Lamb stitched a solid 72-run stand and England was in the game.

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

In the end, Imran Khan took the final wicket, sending back Richard Illingworth and winning the trophy.

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