Pakistan 1992

2010-12-13 14:32
1992 - Pakistan

Australia and New Zealand


Who was there?
The Test nations of England, Australia, West Indies, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and a triumphant return to the international fold for South Africa, with the only minnows Zimbabwe.

Tournament Star
Jonty Rhodes, whose diving runout of Pakistan's Inzamam-ul-Haq has become the iconic flashback for the entire tournament, and who birthed the first-ever superstar fielder.

Missed the point

The “highest scoring overs” calculation which almost certainly cost South Africa victory against England in the semi-final.

What happened in the Final?

Pakistan were on fire, and England were not. Derek Pringle (3 for 22) removed the openers, but Imran Khan and Javed Miandad (44 and 57* in the semi) made 72 and 58 as Pakistan recovered to 249 for 6. England were soon 69 for 4 (Botham 0), and when Neil Fairbrother (62) and Allan Lamb (31) launched a recovery, Wasim Akram snuffed it out, bowling Lamb and Chris Lewis with consecutive beauties. Pakistan won by 22 runs.

Cricket is just like that
For all the greatness of these two players – they only ever met each other in international competition once: Sachin Tendulkar and Ian Botham played against each other for the first and last time when England met India at Perth, a fascinating little duel that ended with Tendulkar caught behind for 35.


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