On 22 February 1992 at Auckland's Eden Park, New Zealand beat Australia by 37 runs in the first game of the fifth ICC Cricket World Cup. New Zealand scored 248, with Martin Crowe, the captain, scoring exactly 100 not out. Here the delighted fans try to pat him on the back as he leaves the field at the end of that innings. It was the beginning of a remarkable run in the World Cup led by Crowe's outstanding batting and innovative captaincy. New Zealand won six more matches before being beaten twice by Pakistan. The second time was in the cup semi-final at Eden Park when Crowe suffered a leg injury and handed the on-field captaincy to John Wright.
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Photograph by Andrew Cornaga
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