[caption id="attachment_858580" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-858580" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Mickey-Arthur-Pakistan-World-Cup-2019.jpg" alt="Pakistan, India vs Pakistan, Mickey Arthur, World Cup, ICC World Cup 2019" width="628" height="406" /> Arthur, whose contract will be reviewed after the World Cup, said he will do his best to lift the team. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan/news/">Pakistan</a> coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/mickey-arthur">Mickey Arthur</a> has vowed to remind his players of the "cornered tigers" spirit which <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/imran-khan/news/">Imran Khan</a> instilled in his team-mates to win the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/1992-world-cup">1992 World Cup</a>. <p></p> <p></p>An<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-ruthless-india-floor-pakistan-to-maintain-unbeaten-world-cup-streak-857926"> 89-run defeat</a> by arch rivals India in Manchester on Sunday has left Pakistan's hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC World Cup 2019</a> hanging by a thread, with only Afghanistan below them in the 10-team table. <p></p> <p></p>Yet Pakistan now find themselves in exactly the same position as when they won the 1992 World Cup a tournament which, like this one, featured a round-robin group phase. <p></p> <p></p>They now have three points from five matches with only one win a surprise success against hosts England three defeats and a no-result. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-icc-defends-india-pakistan-finish-citing-net-run-rate-as-potential-tie-breaker-858257">ICC defends India-Pakistan finish citing net-run rate as potential tie-breaker</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>As happened in 1992, Pakistan started this World Cup with a defeat by the West Indies. But 27 years ago, they had a famous rained-off match against England at Adelaide and that single point gained from the washout helped Pakistan sneak into the semi-final. <p></p> <p></p>Then they beaten minnows Zimbabwe and lost to South Africa and India before defeating Australia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand in their last three group matches. <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan also had to rely on Australia beating the West Indies to claim the last semi-final spot, where they downed co-hosts New Zealand before upstaging England in a Melbourne final. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-pakistan-of-the-90s-used-to-enjoy-upper-hand-but-now-india-is-better-sarfraz-ahmed-858240">'Pakistan of the 90's used to enjoy upper hand but now India is better'</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Khan, now the prime minister of Pakistan, had famously worn a T-shirt with "cornered tigers" written on it and said at the toss he wanted his players to play like tigers. <p></p> <p></p>Arthur lamented Pakistan's start to this World Cup by telling AFP: "It is disappointing to be in such a position. <p></p> <p></p>"We can't change the past but can influence the future and I will definitely remind my players of the spirit of 'cornered tigers'," the experienced South African coach added. <p></p> <p></p>But Pakistan's task will be tougher than in 1992 as they have to not only win their last four matches but also improve their inferior net run-rate of minus 1.93. They will also have to hope other results go their way. <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan next play South Africa at Lord's on Sunday before facing New Zealand, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. <p></p> <p></p>Arthur, whose contract will be reviewed after the World Cup, said he will do his best to lift the team. "I will be doing everything I can and using all my experience to make this happen," he said. <p></p> <p></p>Arthur, who guided Pakistan to the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/2017-champions-trophy">2017 Champions Trophy</a> title, said: "I love this team. I love Pakistan, so I will definitely use all my experience to inspire this team." (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-this-pakistan-team-can-reproduce-1992-magic-waqar-younis-848800">'This Pakistan team can reproduce 1992 magic'</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Sunday's reverse meant Pakistan have lost all seven of their World Cup matches against India. But they also lost a group match to their fellow subcontinental cricket giants in 1992. <p></p> <p></p>"We are extremely disappointed with the defeat, but we have to put it behind us and stand together and come back strong," Arthur said.