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Cricket a Game of Excitement | Cricket History of Pakistan
1 - History of Cricket:
Cricket was invented in the country of England and today cricket is the national game of England. Cricket becomes very famous in England after its invention and now it is played by World Wide.
Cricket is a bat and ball game played between 11 players. There are two teams in this game each contains 11 team members. The bowler runs and delivers the ball to the batsman player who hits the ball with his bat away from the fielders and he runs to the other end of the pitch to score a run. Each batsman continues batting until he is out. The batting team continues batting until ten batsmen are out, or a specified number of overs of six balls have been bowled, at which point the teams switch roles and the fielding team comes in to bat.
In professional cricket, the length of a game ranges from 20 overs per side to Test cricket played over five days. The Laws of Cricket are maintained by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) with additional Standard Playing Conditions for Test matches and One Day Internationals.
1.1 - Cricket Team Players:
A batsman is a person who scores run of bolls, bowled by the bowler.
A bowler is a person who bowls and tries to get the batsman out.
10 players who restrict the batsman to score runs.
2 - History of Pakistan Cricket Team:
Pakistan cricket team was founded in 1952, after independence. Pakistan reached in the semifinals of World cups in 1979, 1983, 1987, 2011 and reached in the finals of 1999 and 1992. Pakistan won its first world cup in 1992 in the captaincy of Captain Imran Khan by defeating England in the finals.
In 1952, Pakistan played his first Test match in Delhi against India. It was the series of 5 test matches in which India won by 2-1. Then Pakistan made their first tour in 1954 to England, the series drew by 1-1. In this match, a fast bowler Fazal Mahmood took 12 incredible wickets.
Pakistan played his first homeland match in Dacca against India, in January 1955. After this match four more test matches were played in Bahawalpur, Lahore, Peshawar, and Karachi all the matches were drawn.
3 - 1992 Cricket World Cup:
1992 Cricket World Cup was the fifth (5th) world cup of cricket, organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). This world was held in New Zealand and Australia. This world cup was starting from 22 February to 25 March 1992.
Following are the teams that were playing in the world cup of 1992;
1 - Pakistan
2 - Australia
3 - England
4 - India
5 - New Zealand
6 - South Africa
7 - Sri Lanka
8 - West Indies
9 - Zimbabwe
The 1992 World Cup was the first to feature colored player clothing, white cricket balls and black sightscreens with several matches being played under floodlights. The 1992 World Cup was also the first to be held in the Southern hemisphere. It was also the first World Cup to include the South Africa national cricket team, which had been allowed to re-join the International Cricket Council as a Test-playing nation after the end of apartheid.
Co-hosts New Zealand proved the surprise packet of the tournament, winning their first seven games to finish on top of the table after the round-robin. The other hosts, Australia, one of the pre-tournament favorites lost their first two matches. They recovered somewhat to win four of the remaining six but narrowly missed out on the semi-finals. The West Indies also finished with a 4–4 record but were just behind Australia on run-rate. South Africa made a triumphant return to international cricket with a win over Australia at the SCG in their first match. They and England had solid campaigns and easily qualified for the semis, despite upset losses to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe respectively. India had a disappointing tournament and never looked likely to progress beyond the round-robin. Sri Lanka was still establishing itself at the highest level and beat only Zimbabwe (who did not yet have Test status) and South Africa.
New Zealand was defeated only twice in the tournament, both times by Pakistan, in their final group match and the semi-final. 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.