World Cup – Pakistan Vs England, 1992

Mr. Gooch Plays the Sweep

At one stage in the competition Pakistan were facing elimination, but at the MCG that day Imran's tigers were one step away from winning the World Cup. Their opponents the Englishmen led by Graham Gooch were no easy target to topple. Whose hour of glory will it be?

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Pringle Pricks
Pringle picks the wickets of Aamer Sohail & Rameez Raja. Pakistan are 24/2
Javed gets 1000
Pakistan's two most senior players, Imran & Javed are at the crease. They have been there and seen it all. The two put up a 139 partnership before Javed perishes playing the reverse sweep. Pak - 139/3
Captains' Innings
King Khan makes 72 valuable runs and ends up being the top scorer for his team. What a time to play a knock like that.
Inzy & Waz Up The Tempo
Inzamam scores a quick 42 of 35 balls. Akram gets 33 in 18 & Pakistan put up a fighting 249/6 for England to get.
What A Start!
England lose Botham & Alec Stewart early. Akram who has had a not so great tournament so far delivers when most needed, but his best is yet to come.
Goochie Sweeps
Hick fails to read Mushtaq Ahmed. Gooch's sweep of Mushtaq turns to be fatal & England are reeling at 69/4
Sultan Of Swing
Allan Lamb & Neil Fairbrother put on a partnership and threaten to take the game down to the wire. But Wasim Akram will have none of that and gets two in two in a magnificent display of swing bowling to throttle the Englishmen.
Pakistan Win
England collapse. King Khan fittingly picks up the last wicket. Pakistan win their maiden World Cup.