Wasim Akram has probably bowled better balls in his career technically speaking. But the two balls 2 wickets that you’re about to watch in this free streaming cricket video are probably the greatest 2 balls ever bowled in the history of one day cricket considering the circumstances and situation – the final of the World Cup 1992, Pakistan vs England.
Pakistan were almost knocked out of the tournament after indifferent displays in the initial stages. A rain interrupted match between England and West Indies saw Pakistan scrape through into the later stages of the ODI cricket World Cup 92.
Imran Khan’s claims that Pakistan were like wounded tigers were justified as they played sensational match after match. They looked down at every stage but someone would stand up and provide an innings or bowling performance to win the game for them. Sometimes it was teenager Inzamam Ul Haq, other times it was Imran Khan with the bat and ball. Well on this occasion it was probably the greatest ever fast bowler in cricket, Wasim Akram at the helm of things.
Just before Akram bowled the first of these two magic balls, English batsman Neil Fairbrother who was at the non strikers end told Allan Lamb to watch out for Akram’s delivery that would leave him. Allan Lamb disbelievingly replied – how’s he going to do that. He’s coming around the wicket from wide of the crease, no way the ball’s going to go away after that. Watch this free streaming cricket clip to see how it can be done.
The second ball came in and bowled batsman Chris Lewis sending England almost completely out of their fourth World Cup Final. Wasim Akram at his best at the biggest occasion in ODI cricket – the World Cup. Watch and enjoy.