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The Unpredictables over the years

The Pakistan cricket team known as the green shirts or the shaheens. The team is considered a strong but unpredictable; our team is famous for giving surprises because they convert defeats in to victories or vice versa. Lets starts overview some moments in which Pakistan surprised everyone:

1. 1992 World Cup

The 1992 Cricket World Cup was the fifth staging of the Cricket World Cup. Pakistan had been lucky to be in the semi-finals at all; following only one victory in their first five matches, they were also fortunate to scrape a point from the washed-out match against England which appeared to be heading for a heavy English victory (Pak 74 all out, Eng 24/1): eventually they finished one point ahead of Australia with an inferior run-rate.

In the first semi final Pakistan beat the favorites New zealand with the help of Inzamam ul haq’s 60 of 37 balls.

In final Pakistan beat England by 22 runs at MCG, allowing the “cornered tigers” captain Imran Khan to lift the trophy.

2. 1999 WORLD CUP

The minnows of 1999 World Cup Bangladesh beat the unbeaten Pakistan team in the group stage.

3. 2007 World T20 Final

It was the big final between India and Pakistan. Pakistan was chasing 158, and collapsed in the start for 104/7, but misbah was still on crease . Pakistan required 13 runs to win the match and Misbah was still there. A six from Misbah took Pakistan to 152-9 and Pakistan’s chance was then very good. But a shocking shot from Misbah washed all the hopes of Pakistan. He was dismissed for 43 by Joginder Sharma and Pakistan was all out for 152.

4. 2009 World T20 Final

Pakistan beating Sri Lanka by eight wickets at the Lord’s making Pakistan Champions of World T20 2009 for the first time.

5. 2010 World T20 Semi Final

Last over of World T20 2010 semi final by Saeed Ajmal changed the match; Australia required 18 runs of last over. Johnson rotated the strike. Mike Hussey scored 17 of 4 balls and the match was won by Australia with a ball to spare.

5. 2011 World Cup

It took 34 matches for Pakistan to defeat Australia for the first time since 1999.

6. 2014 Asia Cup

Shahid Afridi smashed two consecutive sixes off Ravichandran Ashwin in the final over; Pakistan won by 1 wicket. Pakistan at one stage was 200/4, batting line collapsed and the score was 236/9. Afridi and Junaid make it possible for Pakistan.

 

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