The Fifth World Cup of Cricket (1992) was the first world cup played under lights, in colored kits, and Australia and New Zealand were the hosts. England faced the Pakistan cricket team in the final.
Here are some of the facts about 1992 Cricket World:
1. The final match of the 1992 Cricket World Cup was played on 25th March 1992 in the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the presence of a record huge attendance of above 87000 people.
2. The Pakistan cricket team scored 249 runs. Imran Khan scored 72 and Javed Miandad scored 58 for the Pakistan cricket team. Inzamam-ul-Haq scored 42 and Wasim Akram scored 33 runs. DR Pringle took 3 wickets for the English cricket team.
3. England cricket team was all out for 227 runs. NH Fairbrother scored 62. Wasim Akram and Mushtaq Ahmed of the Pakistan cricket team took 3 wickets each. Aaqib Javed took 2 wickets. Imran Khan took one wicket.
4. Pakistan cricket team won the final of the 1992 Cricket world cup by 22 runs. Wasim Akram was declared man of the Match in the final match of the 1992 Cricket World Cup.
The 1992 Cricket World Cup was special in many ways. Colors were added in the cricket world along with lights. Pakistan cricket team came out as the most unpredictable contestant in the run for the 1992 World Cup trophy and amazed the world with their brilliant teamwork under the captaincy of Imran Khan.
Many interesting incidents took place during this match. The most important moment of this match was when Graham Gooch dropped a half-chance given by Imran Khan. From a captain to another, this was the moment when the world cup final was decided.
Imran Khan scored slowly but proved his ability yet another time by scoring 72. Another important incident of this match was when Wasim Akram bowled Lewis on the first ball. Lewis was in good form and he was a hard-hitter. If he had managed to spend time on the crease, he could have changed the results.