World Cup – New Zealand Vs Pakistan, 1992

Run Inzy Run

An unpredictable Pakistan face off with tournament favorites New Zealand. Can Khan's men wipe away the disappointment of 1987?

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Kiwis Fumble
The Kiwis are the favorites here. But at the moment they are not able to read the 'Leggie' legend, Mushta Ahmed. NZ - 87/3
Crowe The Hero
New Zealand have been riding piggyback on the inspiring performance of their skipper Martin Crowe in the world cup so far. The skipper doesn't disappoint in this one scoring 91. Rutherford hits a fine 50. New Zealand 262/7 in 50.
Decent Start
Sohail is back in the hut & Rameez Raja & King Khan build a decent partnership. Rameez falls for a decent 44. Pak - 84/2. It's Even Stevens at this stage.
Jittery Pak?
Pakistan lose their skipper & Salim Malik gets run-out. 140/4 . Jittery you might say, but with someone called 'Javed Miandad' in your team it is not over until it is over.
Inzy You Beauty (the runs we mean)
Enter a tall, 'lean', young talent that was beginning to blossom. Inzamam doesn't let the big occasion get to him and plays some exquisite shots ably supported by Big Daddy Javed. Yup, you read that right - 'lean'.
Harris Does A Rhodes, Almost
Harris flies and flings the ball at the stumps. Inzy is run-out after a brilliant 60 of 37 balls. Pak - 227/5. And that was not the last run-out of Inzy the world would get to see. The beginning of prosperity for the young fella - runs, run-outs & kilos.
16 of 16 needed
With 16 of 16 needed you could have termed it as a 'to the wire' match. But Javed & Moin wanted early dinner and finish things off with an over to spare. Pakistan enter the World Cup finals for the first time. New Zealand's curse of the semifinal begins!