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In 1992, the team led by Imran Khan won the ODI World Cup for the first time to Pakistan. They beat England by 22 runs in front of more than 87,000 spectators at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia and returned home with the World Cup.
The striking similarity between Pakistan’s performance in the 1992 ODI World Cup and its performance in the 2022 Twenty20 World Cup may seem unbelievable.
In both cases, the Melbourne Stadium was the venue for their first match. They also lost in the group stage against India. Pakistan won their next three games to qualify for the semi-finals by one point in both, on the closing day of the group stage matches.
They beat New Zealand in the semi-finals then and now. And today, England has beaten India to reach the finals at Melbourne’s MSG, almost completing the remake of the 92 world cup.
Now the cricket fans are hopeful and claiming that Pakistan will lift the world cup this time as history has repeated itself after the Buttler eleven thrashed Rohit XI.