Here we take you back to the most important tournament in Cricket and the best partnerships at Cricket World Cup 1992. The Benson & Hedges World Cup saw some stupendous performances from individuals and teams and these got registered not only in record books, but also to the memories of cricket lovers. While the World Cup saw a new Champion, second from Asia, it was a balanced world cup visavis performances. Let’s see who all feature among the best partnerships at Cricket World Cup 1992.
5. Imran Khan– Javed Miandad
On March 25, 1992, Pakistan Captain Imran Khan and Javed Miandad came together after fall of the second wicket in the Benson & Hedges World Cup final match against the England team. Pakistan had a bad start and they were 2/24 after 8.2 overs.
The team had lost both their openers now as Miandad walked in to join his captain. The two added 139 runs off 31.1 overs when Miandad got out after scoring 58 off 98 balls. Imran made a well compiled 72 and was out later. Their 3rd wicket partnership in the final is among the best partnerships at Cricket World Cup 1992.
4. Aamer Sohail– Javed Miandad
On February 27, 1992, Pakistan Opener Aamer Sohail and Javed Miandad came together after fall of the second wicket in a Benson & Hedges World Cup match against the Zimbabwe team. Pakistan were 2/63 after losing Ramiz Raja and Inzamam. Miandad would go on to have a stellar tournament as he would not only feature among the most runs scorers, but also have five 100+ partnerships through the tournament.
Pakistan had lost Haq as Miandad walked in to join his Sohail. The two added 145 runs when Sohail got out after scoring a well crafted 114 off 136 balls. Miandad made a well compiled 89, his highest score from the tournament and was out later. Their 3rd wicket partnership features among the best partnerships at Cricket World Cup 1992.
3. Andy Flower- Andy Waller
On February 23, 1992, Zimbabwe Cricketers Andy Flower & Andy Waller came together after fall of the fourth wicket in the Benson & Hedges World Cup final match against the Sri Lanka team. Zimbabwe were four down with Andy (Flower) looking solid at one end when Waller joined in.
The pair would add 145 runs in an unbroken partnership where Andy would score 115 & Waller would hit 83. Zimbabwe scored 312 for 5 only to lose the match by 3 wickets. Their 5th wicket partnership features among the best partnerships at Cricket World Cup 1992.
2. Kepler Wessels- Andrew Hudson
On March 12, 1992, South African Captain Kepler Wessels and Andrew Hudson came together to open the innings against the England team. South Africa was put into bat first by England who won the toss.
The pair added 151 runs when Hudson got out after scoring 79 off 115 balls. Wessels scored a well compiled 85 and was out as third wicket. England won the rain interrupted match by 3 wickets. Their Opening wicket partnership features among the best partnerships at Cricket World Cup 1992.
1. Desmond Haynes– Brian Lara
On February 23, 1992, Desmond Haynes & Brian Lara came together to open the Caribbean innings against the Pakistan team. West Indies were chasing a modest target of 221.
The pair added 175 runs opening partnership before Lara would leave the crease retired hurt in the unbroken partnership after scoring 88 off 101 balls. West Indies chased down the target with all 10 wickets intact. Their Opening partnership leads the top 5 list for the best partnerships at Cricket World Cup 1992.
These were the batting pairs who not only enjoyed batting together, but also helped the team cause. Hope you liked the content, don’t forget to put in your questions and thoughts as comments.
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