Imran Khanâs side was almost eliminated from the competition in the first round itself when their captain urged the team to fight like âcornered tigersâ and they went onto win the World Cup beating favourites New Zealand in the semis and â¦ However, Imran opted to bowl in only 19 of those 28 ODIs. Wasim Akram - 2 unplayable deliveries in a row - 1992 World Cup â¦ England would have won the 1992 World Cup had we not been denied the key wicket in the final. In came Akram and the contest was over. Fittingly, it was Imran who took the final wicket as he sent back Richard Illingworth to seal a 22-run win and bring joy to Pakistan. The floodgates were opened, perhaps in the nick of time. He hardly looked the batsman he was even a couple of years ago. There would be no more in this World Cup. And then they soared, the victory tasting that much sweeter because it rep-resented a huge peak of effort. Imran Khan Helped Wasim Akram to get Two Wickets in 1992. This was one sporting triumph that was not marked by the free flow of champagne. Imran Khan-led Pakistan secured its first World Cup with a 22-run win over England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 25, 1992. He is the undisputed leader who made runs when his team needed them most. Akram returned with fire in his belly after being denied a wicket by some doubtful umpiring from the New Zealander Aldridge in his first spell. Imran had always believed it, at the worst of times, too, when he kept telling his friends about his gut feeling. Imran proceeded to share a 139-run stand with Miandad as both players smashed 50. Imran, remembering the ICC Cricket World Cup 1992, said: âWinning the ICC Cricket World Cup 1992 was one of the biggest achievements of my cricketing career. For long it has been suspected that there is a tiger in Wasim Akram's tank. Imran handled his men astutely, when they needed to be controlled. Imran Khan led from the front as Pakistan beat the odds and won the 1992 World Cup by beating England in the final in Melbourne. Pakistan chose to bat and they were boosted by Aamer Sohail's 74 as they finished on 220/9. But there had been enough miracles for one day. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan shares past World Cup experiences with team Imran Khan met the men in green at his Bani Gala residence in Islamabad. Pakistan's World Cup-winning captain, Imran Khan, after lifting the trophy at Melbourne Cricket Ground, beating England in the final. Team skipper Imran Khan was lauded as Pakistanâs hero after the win. Former captain Imran Khan, now a politican, recalls one of the highlights of his career. (Image credit: Twitter). Khan who has been named as captain of the side, represented Pakistan in 28 matches, scoring 666 runs and taking 34 wickets. Imran Khan didn't fare well with the ball, taking just two in 21 matches. 5-163,4-197, 5-249, 6-249.England bowling: Pringle 10-2-22-3: Lewis 10-2-52-0; Botham 7-0-42-1; DeFreitas 10-1-42-0: Illingworth 10-0-50-1; Reeve 3-0-22-0, England: G. A. Gooch c Aaqib Javedb Mushtaq 29; I. Botham c Moin Khan b Akram 0; A. Stewart c Moin Khan b Aaqib Javed 7; G. A. Hick Ibw b Mushtaq 17; N. H. Fairbrother c Moin Khan b Aaqib Javed 62; A. Iamb b Akram 51; C. C. Lewis b Akram 0; D. A. Reeve c Rameez Raja b Mushtaq1 5; D. R. Pringle (not out) 18; P. A. J. DeFreitas (run out) 10; R. K. Illingworth c Rameez Raja b Imran 14; Extras: (Ib 5, nb 6, w 13) 24; Total: (in 49.2 overs) 227. Imran Khan's cornered tigers were close to extinction with only three of eight league matches left. The short and stocky leggie may not be a bundle of energy like Abdul Qadir. There was none else in contention for the $5000 'Man of the Final' award. 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