Crowe's fatal gamble

New Zealand's captain decided to rest in the 1992 semi-final against Pakistan so as not to aggravate an injury. He then watched in agony as it all went to pieces

The wow and the sheesh

Christian Ryan: The game looked so different in 1992. But writing about it now seems more fun than watching it then

Endless summer

Sanjay Manjrekar: India's 1991-92 tour of Australia spanned four months, but for the youngsters, the thrill of touring and being seen on TV kept homesickness at bay

Vignettes: 20

Crowe boxes out defending champions

"A batsman's footwork needs to be like a boxer's", Martin Crowe says even today, and he implemented that to perfection against Australia

Vignettes: 21

Jonty goes airborne

Inzamam-ul-Haq tried to steal a single, but then watched his stumps get demolished by a flying green blur

Vignettes: 22

Brandes embarrasses England

Zimbabwe were shot out for a low score but Eddo Brandes' four-wicket haul humbled one of the strongest teams in the competition

Vignettes: 24

Akram gets into the swing of things

England's chase in the final hit rocks when Wasim Akram dismissed Allan Lamb and Chris Lewis with two successive venomous deliveries

WOrld cup timeline


In 1992, against which team did Pakistan record their lowest score in World Cup history?

  • A. England
  • B. Australia
  • C. South Africa
  • D. West Indies


Most Runs
Player Mat Runs HS Ave SR
MD Crowe (NZ) 9 456 100* 114.00 90.83
Javed Miandad (Pak) 9 437 89 62.42 62.60
PN Kirsten (SA) 8 410 90 68.33 66.55
DC Boon (Aus) 8 368 100 52.57 68.91
Rameez Raja (Pak) 8 349 119* 58.16 64.74
Most Wickets
Player Mat Wkts BBI Ave Econ
Wasim Akram (Pak) 10 18 4/32 18.77 3.76
IT Botham (Eng) 10 16 4/31 19.12 3.43
Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak) 9 16 3/41 19.43 3.98
CZ Harris (NZ) 9 16 3/15 21.37 4.73
EA Brandes (Zim) 8 14 4/21 25.35 5.05