Today we bring to you the 5 best match innings in Cricket World Cup 1992. It was an extraordinary cricketing spectacle with some best batters in many teams. There were great batting knocks on display in the league matches as well as knockout stage. This helped the teams to post as well as chase many great knocks making the matches very interesting. The openers, middle order batsmen as well as low order pinch hitters delivers some solid blows against opposition bowling. Here are the 5 best match innings in Cricket World Cup 1992 by the Benson and Hedges.
5. Ramiz Raja 102 (vs West indies)
Pakistan took on West Indies in the 4th match of 1992 cricket world cup in Melbourne. The team opted to bat first making 220 runs for just the loss of 2 wickets. Their opening batsman Ramiz Raja top-scored in the innings with 102 runs after striking 4 boundaries. Raja’s knock however came at the expense of 158 deliveries. This caused his team to have a much lower run-rate than expected.
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The Pakistani team lost the match convincingly after the Caribbean batters chased this humble target of 221 runs in 47 over even without losing a single wicket in the process. The Pakistani batters changed their approach later in the tournament. They resorted to aggressive batting and that ultimately paved way for them winning the championship in the 1992 cricket world cup. Among the best match innings in Cricket World Cup 1992.
4. Phil Simmons 110 (vs Sri Lanka)
The West Indies and Sri Lanka collided against each other at Berri Oval. Phil Simmons produced a wonderful batting display with 110 runs. Simmons took 125 deliveries for his knock hitting 8 fours and 2 sixes. In his aggressive batting master-class Simmons had 3 very important middle-order partnerships, that included 1 each with Desmond Haynes, Richie Richardson and Keith Arthurton.
This great knock was the architect of Caribbean innings reaching a challenging score of 268 runs. The West Indies bowlers later restricted Sri Lanka for 177 runs thus winning the match by a huge margin of 91. Simmons was declared as the man of the match for his extraordinary batting display. Among the best match innings in Cricket World Cup 1992.
3. Aamer Sohail 114 (vs Zimbabwe)
Aamer Sohail was one of the most prolific run scorers for Pakistan in the 1992 cricket world cup. The left handed opener was at his best against Zimbabwe at Hobart. Sohail scored 114 runs from 136 balls hitting 12 boundaries. His wonderful knock helped the Pakistan team to post a score of 254 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.
The Zimbabwe batsmen in return fell at a score of 201 runs. None of their batters were able to reach 50 runs with Dave Houghton and Andy Waller putting on 44 runs each. Wasim Akram was the best among Pakistani bowlers taking 3 wickets. He later played a great part in the team’s campaign in the final of the 1992 cricket world cup. Among the best match innings in Cricket World Cup 1992.
2. Andy Flower 115* (vs Sri Lanka)
Andy Flower is one of the best batsmen that Zimbabwe ever produced. The left hander also guided Zimbabwean batting line-up in the 1992 cricket world cup. Flower played a great innings against Sri Lanka at New Plymouth. He scored an astonishing 115 while remaining unbeaten, hitting 8 boundaries and 1 six.
This great innings powered Zimbabwe to post 312 runs on the board which was one of the highest totals of the 1992 cricket world cup. However, the Zimbabwe bowlers could not defend this huge total with an inspired Sri Lankan side chasing it in the 50th over. Flower was one of the best batsmen that Zimbabwe ever produced. Among the best match innings in Cricket World Cup 1992.
1. Ramiz Raja 119* (vs New Zealand)
Pakistan defeated New Zealand comprehensively in one of the most anticipated league matches of the 1992 cricket world cup. Ramiz Raja was the star of their batting unit as he played an unbeaten innings of 119 runs. Ramiz faced 155 deliveries in his knock and hit 16 boundaries in the innings. Among the best match innings in Cricket World Cup 1992.
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Earlier the Pakistani bowlers led by Wasim Akram who took 4 wickets had restricted the Kiwi batsmen to a low score of 166 runs. New Zealand’s whole batting line-up had been dismissed in 48 overs. The Pakistanis chased the score with 10 deliveries and 7 wickets still in hand. They later were the eventual champions of the 1992 cricket world cup.
These were the 5 best match innings in Cricket World Cup 1992. Do let us know your feedback about the article. For more news, views and analysis from the world of sports keep visiting us.
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