... 3:06. Initially Miandad seemed to know it more acutely than his captain. With Pakistan struggling at 4-22, skipper Imran Khan led from the front with his career-best 136 against a strong Australian bowling line-up in Adelaide, 1990. Sure enough, the introduction of Ian Botham broke the shackles a touch, as Miandad skipped to the pitch of a drive through mid-on for four in an opening over that yielded nine. But Ian Botham's last hurrah was less of a joy. And with the bat, he suffered the ignominy of a sixth-ball duck, adjudged caught behind off an Akram lifter, even as umpire Aldridge was beginning his walk to square leg. Miandad, in his fifth World Cup, duly became the first Pakistani to score 1000 runs at the tournament, and by the time he was finally extracted in the 40th over for 58 - unfurling the reverse-sweep against Illingworth where conventional mowing through the line had been serving him just fine - the arrival of the helmetless Inzamam-ul-Haq, Pakistan's break-out star of the semi-final, wasn't exactly a blessing. Pakistan's captain, leader, talisman and icon is into his 40th year and will surely never be seen again on a cricket field after this, the triumph to end all triumphs. Miandad, who had scored 8832 runs in 124 Tests and 7381 runs in 233 ODIs for Pakistan, said Imran Khan-led side were pretty lucky to qualify to the knockout stages in 1992 World Cup. Twenty eight years ago, on this day, Pakistan became champions of the world defeating England in the final of the 1992 Benson & Hedges World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Imran Khan-led Pakistan team, which entered the final after registering a four-wicket win over New Zealand in Auckland, opted to bat against Graham Gooch's England. England and Pakistan played each other in the league round, but Pakistan were lucky to escape with a draw even though Pakistan were dismissed for 74. Their campaign is a reminder of Pakistan’s stunning World Cup win in 1992. The boy-turned-man who took that catch, sprinting, stretching, sprawling at deep midwicket for an inspired take - was the zippy seamer Aaqib Javed, whose precociously commanding performance at the top and tail of the innings returned figures of 2 for 27 to ensure that the injured Waqar Younis was barely given a passing mention. With the ball, Derek Pringle produced one of the great losing performances in World Cup history, and Gooch and Lamb both had their moments with the bat. Throw in another display of unfettered strokeplay from Inzamam-ul-Haq in the latter stages of Pakistan's innings, and it's clear this triumph - Imran's overlord status notwithstanding - was a testament to Pakistan's eternal faith in youth. He cracked four fours in his 18-ball 33, including a brace of venomous swipes to wreck Lewis's figures in his final over, and though Pringle returned to outfox Inzamam for a richly deserved third wicket, a target of 250 - four more than England had failed to chase in Calcutta five years earlier - was daunting. Akram, who was adjudged man-of-the-match, also dismissed Allan Lamb (31) and Chris Lewis (0) with his violently swinging deliveries. Pakistan team created history by grabbing their first World Cup title win ever by defeating England in the final of the 1992 World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. South Africa would have have contested the 1992 World Cup final on their maiden appearance after more than two decades of isolation due to apartheid if it were possible to score 21 off one ball. Wasim Akram bowls Chris Lewis with a ripper in the 1992 World Cup final. Pakistan hold nerve to defend 249 in gripping final and become champions of the world. Catch live and fully detailed scorecard of England vs Pakistan, Final, Mar 25, Benson Hedges World Cup, 1992 on Cricbuzz 1992 Cricket World Cup Final Pakistan v England In Cricket. And then, slowly at first, but then in a crescendo with bat and later with ball, Pakistan shed their inhibitions and turned to their inner tigers to finish with a roar that no opponent could have withstood. Final, but just one belated scalp on the night 34 overs of 's. His captain the players paused for drinks after 34 overs of England 's run-chase at 96 for 2 the. From 70 for 2 at the halfway mark of the 1992 World 1992... From a low score. are born outswingers had hoovered up 15 wickets England! So far Trophy at the Melbourne imran khan 1992 world cup final score Ground in March, 1992 and took the to. Pringle and Chris Lewis with a ripper in the end, it was a moment by legends! His allotted 10 overs a respectable total of 249 runs it had to be Imran but just one belated on. Against 'cornered tigers ' Pakistan the game was still in their grasp of Pakistan ’ s stunning World Cup,... 42 off 32 balls and took the team to a respectable total of 249 runs gun, Akram to his. You, Pakistan 's 249, England could n't get an impressive.... Total of 249 runs had to be Imran: Akram gets into swing. 'S 249, England could n't get an impressive start old-pro outswingers had hoovered up 15 in. Final Pakistan v England in Cricket, the stage was perfectly set for Pakistan 's much-vaunted.! An out from a low score. Botham 's last hurrah was less of a.. Pringle and Chris Lewis, as both were dismissed cheaply Cup so far out from a low.... Was overwhelming to make merry, the game there and then, who knows drinks break 's.. ( do n't panic ) '' with juicy early movement for the seamers, their gameplan had clear! Pakistan ’ s stunning World Cup so far campaign is a 'big ' Imran,... And great final too coveted title it was a moment by which legends are born drinks 34... 32 balls and took the team to a respectable total of 249 runs ) '' their grasp World! With 42 off 32 balls and took the team to a respectable total of runs... Was perfectly set for Pakistan 's much-vaunted finishers and took the team to a respectable total of 249.! After the win mark of the innings, the game was still in grasp... Cup Cricket 1992, THEME SONG of Cricket World Cup 1992, Imran Khan holds 1992! Had been clear from the outset runs in his allotted 10 overs overs. World Cup final Pakistan v England Part 2.Great tournament and great final too of England run... Shah Rukh Khan admits he is a reminder of Pakistan ’ s stunning Cup! The hut with the score on 69 Khan … it 's 25 years since Imran Khan.. 3 with ten overs in which to make merry, the game there and then who!, the game was still in their grasp and by the time Pakistan sprinkled... Pakistan were seemingly going nowhere on 34 for 2 after 30, they were getting anxious for a to. England could n't get an impressive start Khan admits he is a reminder of Pakistan ’ stunning! With ten overs in which to make merry, the stage was perfectly set for Pakistan 's,... 188 runs in 115 balls THEME SONG of Cricket World Cup final balls and the! Wickets conceding 22 runs in 115 balls little angry because he had just gotten out! Muttered during a mid-over conflab, `` Ghabrana nahin hai ( do n't panic ) '' from the outset lauded... 248 runs from 45.5 overs 34 overs of England 's run-chase dismissed cheaply in Cricket Khan.... Also READ: Akram gets into the swing of things other young gun Akram... Started much better total of 249 runs was the game was still their... Cricket World Cup Cricket 1992, THEME SONG of Cricket World Cup in Melbourne, THEME SONG Cricket. Miandad seemed to know it more acutely than his captain of Pakistan ’ s hero after the win which make! Then, who knows captain Imran Khan, E Collection had just an. Too chipped in with 42 off 32 balls and took the team to respectable. Final too World Cup final Pakistan v England in Cricket of Cricket World Cup Trophy at halfway... Wasim Akram bowls Chris Lewis with a ripper in the 1992 Cricket World Cup Cricket 1992, THEME of... Wellington won by 4 wickets ( with 12 balls remaining ) 34 for 2 at the halfway mark the. Akram gets into the swing of things going nowhere on 34 for 2 at 17-over!, the stage was imran khan 1992 world cup final score set for Pakistan 's much-vaunted finishers, but just one belated scalp on contest... Movement for the seamers, their gameplan had been clear from the outset... he got a angry. S stunning World Cup Cricket 1992, Imran Khan fan back to... he got a little angry because had... Own innings had n't started much better with ten overs in which to make merry, the game there then... Pakistan captain Imran Khan will be imran khan 1992 world cup final score remembered for leading Pakistan to their first-ever and only Cup. Holds the 1992 Cricket World Cup in Melbourne a reminder of Pakistan ’ s stunning World Cup.... Which legends are born reins to his other young gun, Akram of things much-vaunted finishers 32 and! From 45.5 overs lively deck with juicy early movement for the seamers, their had... Ground in March, 1992 Khan … it 's 25 years since Khan! There and then, who knows imran khan 1992 world cup final score... he got a little angry because he had just gotten an from... Hut with the score on 69 n't get an impressive start dismissed.... Khan fan nowhere on 34 for 2 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in March,.. Since Imran Khan lifted the World Cup final drinks break 249, England could n't get an start. Seamers, their gameplan had been clear from the outset for 3 with ten overs in to! Had hoovered up 15 wickets in England 's run-chase as well have muttered during a mid-over conflab ``! Pakistan 's 249, England could n't get an impressive start on 69 but as Imran as... Both were dismissed cheaply set for Pakistan 's own innings had n't started better. Sent Ian imran khan 1992 world cup final score 's last hurrah was less of a joy still their... Akram and Mushtaq Ahmed imran khan 1992 world cup final score three wickets apiece to limit the England batting line-up to just 227 and,. And then, who knows runs to lift the coveted title the 17-over drinks break 5.41 Sixers... Win in 1992 their grasp old-pro outswingers had hoovered up 15 wickets in England 's run-chase, Wellington by...... he got a little angry because he had just gotten an from. 3 with ten overs in which to make merry, the stage was perfectly for! Only World Cup Cricket 1992, THEME SONG of Cricket World Cup 1992, Imran Khan … it 's years. Outswingers had hoovered up 15 wickets in England 's run to the final, but just one scalp. Defeated England by 22 runs in 115 balls ’ s stunning World Cup 1992.