Lahore : 29 years ago today was the most memorable day in the history of Pakistani cricket when the national team led by Imran Khan defeated England and crowned the world cricket champion.
According to the details, it has been 29 years since the Pakistan cricket team won the historic 1992 World Cup under the leadership of Imran Khan. ۔
In the World Cup final, the Shaheens won the World Cup for the first time by defeating England by 22 runs. In the final match, Wasim Akram was declared the best player of the match for his excellent performance.
In the final match, Pakistan scored 249 runs while batting first against England. Openers Amir Sohail and Rameez Raja were dismissed for 4 and 8 runs respectively. Captain Imran Khan along with Javed Miandad increased the total score. He scored 72 runs with the help of one six and four fours. Javed Miandad was also dismissed for 58 runs.
Inzamam-ul-Haq came on the field at the behest of the captain and played an aggressive innings of 42 off 35 balls with the help of four fours. Wasim Akram also scored 33 off 18 balls with the help of four fours.
In response, the England team batted cautiously and continued to chase the target, but Wasim Akram broke the back of the English batting by leading Alan Lamb and Chris Lewis to the pavilion on the very next ball, dismissing two key batsmen. After that, the English team could not handle and the entire team was bowled out for 227 in 49.2 overs.
Wasim Akram was declared the best player of the match for his 33 runs and 3 wickets.
The national team started the World Cup against the West Indies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 23 February 1992. Imran Khan was unable to play in the first match of the event due to injury and was replaced by Javed Miandad.
Pakistan scored 220 for just two wickets in 50 overs, but the West Indies achieved the target without any loss due to the excellent batting and partnership of Desmond Heinz and Brian Lara.
In the next match, the national team faced Zimbabwe. Imran Khan XI won the match by 53 runs thanks to Aamir Sohail’s century and Wasim Akram’s superb bowling.
Pakistan’s third match of the tournament was against England in which the batting line of the national team flopped badly and returned to the pavilion after scoring only 74 runs. It seemed that Pakistan’s defeat was certain but it rained in this match and Pakistan escaped defeat.
In the next match to be played in Sydney, Pakistan faced traditional rival India. This was the first time that both the teams came face to face in the World Cup. The national team lost the match by 43 runs.
In the next match, Pakistan faced a determined South African team to return to the world of cricket. The national team also lost this match.
After just one win in five matches, the Green Shirts were set to be knocked out of the event, but it was Imran’s superb leadership that pulled the team out of the whirlpool and breathed new life into the team. Of
In the next match, Pakistan made a successful comeback against Australia thanks to the batting of Aamir Sohail and the excellent performance of the bowlers. The national team won by 48 runs.
In the next match against Sri Lanka, thanks to half-centuries from Javed Miandad and Saleem Malik, the national team retained its place in the tournament with a four-wicket victory.
Pakistan faced New Zealand, the most successful team and host of the tournament, in the last league match. In this match, the national team bowled out the Kiwis for just 166 runs thanks to the superb bowling of young bowler Wasim Akram, who took four wickets in the match.
In reply, thanks to Rameez Raja’s second century in the event, the national team not only won for the third time in a row but also entered the semi-finals.