Match worn sweater. A very unique and historical memorabilia. All proceeds will go to charity.

LOT 41 - Wasim Akram 1992 World Cup Jumper

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  • 1992 World Cup won by Pakistan against England in the final. Wasim Akram won the man of the match for his brilliant all round performace of 33 runs and 3 wickets with the ball.

    With Pakistan on 197 for 4 the responsibility fell on Wasim Akram and Inzamam-ul-Haq to step up the runs and their stunning response left the England bowlers short of ideas. Akram had aggregated 29 runs in his previous seven innings in the tournament but on the day he batted with flair. He made a 18-ball 33 that included four boundaries and added 52 runs in just six overs with Inzamam. Akram was run out off the last ball of the innings but he wasn’t done yet. Fighting cramps in his hamstring, Akram consulted with Imran and decided to bowl from around the wicket and it proved to be a masterstroke. 
     
    Ian Botham was the first wicket to fall when he nicked a delivery that came back, and soon England were reduced to 69 for 4. Neil Fairbrother and Allan Lamb steadied England’s innings with a 72-run stand. Akram suggested that his captain bring him back into the attack. Assisted by reverse swing, he produced a high-quality over and picked up two wickets in two balls as Pakistan surged ahead. England was eventually bowled out for 227, Akram’s 18-ball 33 and the three-wicket haul earning him the Man of the Match award and Pakistan lifted its first World Cup in front of a record crowd of 87,182 at the MCG. Akram established himself as the world’s best left-arm seamer and became the first bowler to pick up 500 wickets in One-Day Internationals.