Test Match Special World Cup memories (part 1)
Test Match Special World Cup memories (part 2)
England v Pakistan Desktop scorecard
Despite Australia's failure to reach the final, a record World Cup final crowd of more than 85,000 greeted Pakistan and England at the MCG.
After a poor start during which Derek Pringle's suffocating military medium pace claimed both openers, Pakistan soon found their way, with captain Imran Khan to the fore.
Imran and Javed Miandad shared a third-wicket partnership of 139 that set Pakistan back on the right track.
And their innings finished with a flourish when Inzamam-ul-Haq scored 42 off 35 balls with Wasim Akram chipping in with a quickfire 33 off only 19.
And Wasim was soon in the action with the ball, dismissing Ian Botham for a duck in the first over of England's innings.
The left-armer's next wickets settled the match. When he clean bowled Allan Lamb and Chris Lewis in consecutive balls, England were 141 for six with the run-rate climbing.
Despite the best efforts of Neil Fairbrother and the tail, England never recovered - much to the delight of the majority of the Melbourne crowd.