Pakistan has the World Cup

  • On this day, 30 years ago, Pakistan won the maiden World Cup title
  • They beat England by 22 runs while defending 249 runs
  • The team was led by Imran Khan 

The most glorious day in cricket history for Pakistan. On 25th March 1992, beating all odds, the Pakistan cricket team was named the World Cup champions, their first and last title. On this day, the cornered tigers led by Imran Khan converted the Pakistan cricket fans’ dreams into reality.

In the final of the Benson and Hedges World Cup, Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat against England in Melbourne. A very slow start marked the batting of Pakistan. Things didn’t look too well when both the openers lost their wickets on 4 and 8. But a 72 from skipper and Javed Miandad’s 58 stabilized the score and the team posted a total of 250 to chase. 

Graham Gooch provided a good start to England but it was short-lived. The top order failed and now it was up to the middle-order to save the day for their team. Fairbrother and Lamb stood up for the job but the bowling attack led by Imran Khan never let them stabilize and just short of 22 runs, team England collapsed on 227 runs courtesy of an amazing bowling display at the hands of Wasim Akram and Mushtaq Ahmed.

Pakistan lifted the glorious World Cup trophy on one of the most glorious days for Pakistan cricket. Wasim Akran was deemed the player of the match while Martin Crowe was named player of the tournament.

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