Twenty eight years in the past, on this present day, Pakistan grew to become champions of the world defeating England within the ultimate of the 1992 Benson & Hedges World Cup on the Melbourne Cricket Floor.
The Imran Khan-led Pakistan staff, which entered the ultimate after registering a four-wicket win over New Zealand in Auckland, opted to bat towards Graham Gooch’s England.
Pakistan did not have a great begin as they misplaced their openers Aamer Sohail (4) and Rameez Raja (8) in fast succession.
Coming in at No. 3, Imran Khan performed a captain’s knock scoring 72 off 110 balls and shared a strong 139-run stand with Javed Miandad (28). Inzamam-ul-Haq too chipped in with 42 off 32 balls and took the staff to a decent complete of 249 runs.
For England, Derek Pringle claimed three wickets conceding 22 runs in his allotted 10 overs.
Chasing, Pakistan’s 249, England could not get a formidable begin.
Wasim Akram despatched Ian Botham for a duck to offer his staff the primary breakthrough.
Akram, who was adjudged man-of-the-match, additionally dismissed Allan Lamb (31) and Chris Lewis (0) along with his violently swinging deliveries
Akram and Mushtaq Ahmed claimed three wickets apiece to restrict the England batting line-up to only 227. Pakistan defeated England by 22 runs to carry the coveted title.