ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 16th match, Group B

Australia v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 10 runs

Australia have won the toss and elected to have their batting collapse after lunch and so we're all nearly ready Phlegming to Saeed Anwar will be the first ball, 2 slips in place no Wasti has the first ball in face

0.1

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, dabbed away towards the gully

0.2

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, good bounce, leaves the batsman, Wasti almost committing to a shot

0.3

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, defensive to the extra cover, Bevan is the fielder

0.4

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, forced towards the point, lots of noise in the crowd

0.5

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, pitched up, outside the off stump, leaves the batsman

0.6

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, well defended off the off stump, back to the bowler, a maiden to start us off

still no sign of McGRath with the new ball

End of over 1 (maiden) Pakistan 0/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    0* (6b)      DW Fleming    1-1-0-0
Saeed Anwar    0* (0b)     

1.1

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, and the huge cheer for the first run shows the crowd is pro-pakistani

1.2

Reiffel to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, outside the off stump, some out-seam, and to the keeper

1.3

Reiffel to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, stepping back, defended to the bowler

1.4

Reiffel to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, flicking off the hip, dribbling to the square leg

1.5

Reiffel to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, defending outside the off stump, Reiffel fields on his right

1.6

Reiffel to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, bat raised, ball passes thru to the keeper

End of over 2 (1 run) Pakistan 1/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    0* (11b)      PR Reiffel    1-0-1-0
Saeed Anwar    1* (1b)      DW Fleming    1-1-0-0

2.1

Fleming to Saeed Anwar, no run, left alone outside the off stump, a complete lack of shots so far, people expecting this to be a low scoring match

2.2

Fleming to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, swinging away off the body, to the fine leg

2.3

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 wide, pitching outside leg, held its line, but still wide

2.3

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, good nip inwards, has Waja playing late and awkwardly

2.4

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, tapped on the on side, to the mid wicket, Saeed not quite alert to the possibility of a run

2.5

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, good late swing away, pitched up, clipped straight to the mid off

2.6

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, smooth controlled push away from the body, but straight to Captain Waugh at backward point

End of over 3 (2 runs) Pakistan 3/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    0* (15b)      DW Fleming    2-1-2-0
Saeed Anwar    2* (3b)      PR Reiffel    1-0-1-0

3.1

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, no run, driving, thick edge to the gully

3.2

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, lovely shot, rocking on his back foot, pulled over the mid wicket, Saeed looking a good chance to overcome his recent bout of bad form

3.3

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, no run, pitching across the left hander, flicks the pad with no shot offered, big appeal, but definitely missing the off stump

3.4

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, no run, defending towards the bowler

3.5

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, no run, solid defence off the off stump and back to the bowler

3.6

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, cracking shot, back foot drive, along the ground, firmly hit thru the covers

End of over 4 (8 runs) Pakistan 11/0
Saeed Anwar    10* (9b 2x4)      PR Reiffel    2-0-9-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    0* (15b)      DW Fleming    2-1-2-0

4.1

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, meanwhile, back with Wasti, it's a different story, left alone outside the off stump

4.2

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, outside the off stump, cut behind square, Steve Waugh just fails to stop it in the gully

4.3

Fleming to Saeed Anwar, no run, pushing into the covers

4.4

Fleming to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, worked off the hip and forward of the square leg

4.5

Fleming to Saeed Anwar, no run, defence

4.6

Fleming to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, edged! just wide of the second slip, Fleming looks exasperated

End of over 5 (4 runs) Pakistan 15/0
Saeed Anwar    13* (13b 2x4)      DW Fleming    3-1-6-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    1* (17b)      PR Reiffel    2-0-9-0

5.1

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, no run, mistimed drive to the mid on McGrath

5.2

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, no run, chopped outside the off stump and back to the bowler

5.3

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, no run, drifting across the left hander, bat raised, ball thru to the keeper

5.4

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, well driven thru the mid wicket, perfect timing, leaning into the shot, the crowd goes absolutely berserk

5.5

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, and again, not quite as perfectly timed, but good enough to get to the boundary

Pakistan overtake India in terms of runs today but to be fair, India are facing the stronger bowling attack

5.6

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, too far across the left hander and to the keeper

5.6

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, quite straight down the leg side, but the umpire still doesn't mark it satisfactory

5.6

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, no run, defended off the stumps, down the pitch

End of over 6 (10 runs) Pakistan 25/0
Saeed Anwar    21* (19b 4x4)      PR Reiffel    3-0-19-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    1* (17b)      DW Fleming    3-1-6-0

6.1

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, outswinger, well driven towards teh covers, bevan pounces like a

6.2

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

6.3

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 wide, flapping at it wide of the off stump, thru to the keeper

6.3

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, defended

6.4

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, pushing across outside the off stump, to Pointing at Pont

6.5

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, flicked across the pads to the forward square leg

6.6

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 wide, pitches wide of the off stump and then seams away a lot further

6.6

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, to the keeper again

that last ball was a ripper, swinging in and then seaming away past the defensive outside edge

End of over 7 (2 runs) Pakistan 27/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    1* (23b)      DW Fleming    4-1-8-0
Saeed Anwar    21* (19b 4x4)      PR Reiffel    3-0-19-0

7.1

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, no run, aimed at the leg stump, missed glance, into the back fo the leg, appeal, but pitching outside leg

7.2

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, no run, bump ball back to the bowler, Reiffel leaps like an exceptional netballer

7.3

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, pushing way too far across the leftie, could have been collected by the slips

7.3

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, trying the big flick over square leg, off the back of the bat and way over the point fielder, into the outfield

7.4

Reiffel to Saeed Anwar, OUT, first wicket of the world cup today, extra bounce, Saeed trying the glance, comes off the top of the face of the bat, thru to the keeper

Saeed Anwar c †Gilchrist b Reiffel 25 (32m 23b 5x4 0x6) SR: 108.69

7.5

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, 3 runs, pushes into the outfield, ball chased to the long on

7.6

Reiffel to Wajahatullah Wasti, FOUR, a bit of tripe down the off side for Wasti to gobble up, easy cut shot thru backward point

End of over 8 (12 runs) Pakistan 39/1
Wajahatullah Wasti    5* (24b 1x4)      PR Reiffel    4-0-31-1
Abdul Razzaq    3* (1b)      DW Fleming    4-1-8-0

8.1

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, no run

8.2

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, no run, straight outside the off stump, bat raised, ball to the keeper

8.3

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, no run, seaming away outside the off stump, no shot offered again

8.4

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, no run

8.5

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, no run, into the pads after pitching on the off stump, hits in line with the leg, big big appeal, Abdur on the back foot towards the stumps, but going down the leg side

8.6

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, no run, and that completes the maiden, Pakistan find the going a bit tougher without Saeed

and it totally beats me why Abdur is at number 3 if he's going to defend away maidens

End of over 9 (maiden) Pakistan 39/1
Abdul Razzaq    3* (7b)      DW Fleming    5-2-8-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    5* (24b 1x4)      PR Reiffel    4-0-31-1

9.1

McGrath to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 wide, terrible call from the umpire, seaming and swinging away, almost grabs the outside edge

9.1

McGrath to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, angles the face of the bat to deflect it to Ponting at point

9.2

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, straight outside the off stump, bat raised above it

9.3

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, aimed at the stumps, Abdur tries to work it on the on side

9.4

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, excellent bounce extracted outside the off stump, ball left alone again

9.5

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, well defended from outside the off stump to the point area

9.6

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, big swing and miss, trying the straight off drive, ball missing the outside edge

End of over 10 (2 runs) Pakistan 41/1
Abdul Razzaq    3* (12b)      GD McGrath    1-0-2-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    6* (25b 1x4)      DW Fleming    5-2-8-0

10.1

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, good movement off the seam, into the pads, heading down the leg side

10.2

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, pushing towards the covers, missing outside the off stump again

10.3

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, 2 runs, easy chip onto the on side, the ball was an attempted yorker that landed short of where it was aimed

10.4

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, pushed away towards the bowler

10.5

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, good glance off the leg stump, Reiffel fields at long leg

10.6

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, no run, defending from in front of the pads, bevan is the fielder in the covers

End of over 11 (3 runs) Pakistan 44/1
Abdul Razzaq    3* (13b)      DW Fleming    6-2-11-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    9* (30b 1x4)      GD McGrath    1-0-2-0

11.1

McGrath to Wajahatullah Wasti, OUT, nice line and length, around off stump, Wasti driving into the covers, opens the face of the bat too much, and the ball is heading straight for the gully's head, easy catch for Waugh

Wajahatullah Wasti c SR Waugh b McGrath 9 (47m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 29.03

11.2

McGrath to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, defended

11.3

McGrath to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 wide, seamingawya from the off stump, late call of wide, McGrath looks ready to knife the umpire

11.3

McGrath to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, defending outside the off stump into the covers

11.4

McGrath to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 leg bye, missing the glance, Martyn chases from square leg, a hip bye

11.5

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, defending from outside the off stump

11.6

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, Abdur just trying to tuck it into the covers, the ball was too good, missing the outside edge

End of over 12 (2 runs) Pakistan 46/2
Abdul Razzaq    3* (15b)      GD McGrath    2-0-3-1
Ijaz Ahmed    0* (3b)      DW Fleming    6-2-11-0

12.1

Fleming to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, outside the off stump, seaming away, no shot offered again

12.2

Fleming to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, awkward defence, squared up a bit, off the face of the bat and to the gully

12.3

Fleming to Ijaz Ahmed, OUT, swinging away, pitching on the off stump, straightens down the line, Ijaz misses the defence, into the pad, big appeal, Willey says yes

Ijaz Ahmed lbw b Fleming 0 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

seemed to be some doubt, but viewing the replay shows it clipping the front pad first, and then onto the back pad outside the line

12.4

Fleming to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, defends to the mid on Lehmann

12.5

Fleming to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushing onto the off side

12.6

Fleming to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

End of over 13 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 46/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    0* (3b)      DW Fleming    7-3-11-1
Abdul Razzaq    3* (15b)      GD McGrath    2-0-3-1

13.1

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, chopped well into the covers

13.2

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, deflected just to the left of the gully fielder

as India overtake Pakistan again - see we can make an India v Pakistan match out of nothing

13.3

McGrath to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, defending on the off side

13.4

McGrath to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 wide, way down the leg side, very wide

13.4

McGrath to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, doesn't commit to the defensive stroke, ball lands on the tentative bat, runs down to the 3rd man

13.5

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, a little bit more defence

13.6

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, coming in, good bounce, close to the off stump, but safely left alone by Adbur

End of over 14 (3 runs) Pakistan 49/3
Abdul Razzaq    4* (19b)      GD McGrath    3-0-6-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    1* (5b)      DW Fleming    7-3-11-1

14.1

Fleming to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, drifting down leg, flicked directly to the fine leg fence, lovely glance

14.2

Fleming to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, defnsive

14.3

Fleming to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, trying to defend into the off side, taken on the pad as well, perhaps some bat there saving him

14.4

Fleming to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 no ball, off the pad and onto the on side

14.4

Fleming to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, straight outside the off stump to Gilchrist

14.5

Fleming to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, perfect cut shot, played thru backward point

14.6

Fleming to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushing on the leg side towards the mid wicket

End of over 15 (9 runs) Pakistan 58/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    9* (12b 2x4)      DW Fleming    8-3-20-1
Abdul Razzaq    4* (19b)      GD McGrath    3-0-6-1

15.1

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, bat raised to the skies and he let's that one pass without interrogation

15.2

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, 1 no ball, chopped on the off side

15.2

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, forced away to the gully fielder

15.3

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, worked close off the hip, quick single well taken

15.4

McGrath to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, defending down then wicket, bowler fields on the on side

15.5

McGrath to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, misses the cover drive, into the pads wide of the off stump

15.6

McGrath to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, straight down the off side, Inzamam hide sthe bat behind his body like a baseballer asking for a call of ball

Reiffel back on, let's see if they've bandaged those wonds struck by Anwar

End of over 16 (2 runs) Pakistan 60/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    9* (15b 2x4)      GD McGrath    4-0-8-1
Abdul Razzaq    5* (23b)      DW Fleming    8-3-20-1

16.1

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, firm defence back to the bowler

16.2

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, 1 leg bye, misses the flick thru square, ball trickles wide of the keeper

16.3

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, clipping towards the covers

16.4

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, stepping back, defensive push towards the mid off

16.5

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 leg bye, big appeal as the ball runs in front of square

16.6

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

Match State: Drinkies

End of over 17 (3 runs) Pakistan 63/3
Abdul Razzaq    6* (26b)      PR Reiffel    5-0-32-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    9* (18b 2x4)      GD McGrath    4-0-8-1

17.1

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, bat raised again, ballt o the keeper

17.2

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, ball passes outside the off stump to the keeper again

17.3

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, and I'm sorry but I was always under the impression that Abdur was primarly a bowler, just why he is at number 3 and why he is attempting to not score a run totally escapes me

17.4

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run

17.5

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, bat pulled miles out of the way, classic Test match batting, no shortage of mysteries as usual from teh Pakistan camp

17.6

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, a maiden, but it was to the clown of the day Abdur razzaq

End of over 18 (maiden) Pakistan 63/3
Abdul Razzaq    6* (32b)      GD McGrath    5-1-8-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    9* (18b 2x4)      PR Reiffel    5-0-32-1

18.1

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, defending into the covers from outside the off stump

18.2

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, Steve Waugh fields in the covers, Inzi was just pushing from outside the off stump

18.3

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushing with bat and pad, half an appeal, ball trickles into the covers

18.4

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushing at it, works it just wide of the slips, dangerous shot, but he gets away with it

18.5

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, no run

18.6

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, seaming away from the backfoot defensive bat, to the keeper

End of over 19 (1 run) Pakistan 64/3
Abdul Razzaq    6* (34b)      PR Reiffel    6-0-33-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    10* (22b 2x4)      GD McGrath    5-1-8-1

19.1

McGrath to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, defending square to the cover point

19.2

McGrath to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, working it off the stumps to the mid wicket

19.3

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, cutitng and missing, amazing Abdur actually tried to play a shot

perhaps they sent a message clarifying the difference between a pinch hitter and a rubbish alleged all-rounder

19.4

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, bat raised high again, ball thru to the keeper

19.5

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, defending into the gully area

19.6

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, overpitched outside the off stump, Razzaq gets a rush of blood and plays another shot! a handy off drive off a terrible ball

End of over 20 (5 runs) Pakistan 69/3
Abdul Razzaq    10* (38b 1x4)      GD McGrath    6-1-13-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    11* (24b 2x4)      PR Reiffel    6-0-33-1

20.1

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, chopping off the stumps back down the wicket

20.2

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, defending off the stumps, Bevan tries to field quickly, but misfields at mid wicket

20.3

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, angling it thru the gully, more runs for Razzaq

20.4

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, stretching down the wicket and defending to the bowler

20.5

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushing towards the covers

20.6

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, good defence of an awkward inseaming ball

End of over 21 (2 runs) Pakistan 71/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    12* (29b 2x4)      PR Reiffel    7-0-35-1
Abdul Razzaq    11* (39b 1x4)      GD McGrath    6-1-13-1

21.1

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, bat held high, ball goes straight to the keeper

and with the top 3 pace bowlers being heavily used early in the innings, the Pakistanis will enjoy dining out of creme de martyn and succulent breast of Steve Waugh later in the innings

21.2

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run

21.3

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide

21.3

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run

21.4

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, played and missed, trying to work the inseamer thru the point area with a dab of a cut shot

21.5

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, into the covers, Bevan dives and misfields, there's 1 there, but hopeless running nearly causes a run out as the nimble Inzamam sends Abdur back

21.6

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, only the wide off another over full of pyrotechnics from Abdul Razzaq

End of over 22 (1 run) Pakistan 72/3
Abdul Razzaq    11* (45b 1x4)      GD McGrath    7-1-14-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    12* (29b 2x4)      PR Reiffel    7-0-35-1

22.1

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

22.2

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, short and outsid ethe off stump, attempted to play a high pull, not committing totally to the execution

22.3

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, squeezes the defence to the cover point

Warne is starting to warm up

22.4

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 leg bye, off the gloves and down the pitch, Waugh kicks it into the stumps, and they get an incorrectly called leg bye off the deflection

22.5

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, no run

22.6

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, appeared to be an edge, there was a noise and Gilchrist definitely thought so, but the umpire thinks otherwise

End of over 23 (1 run, maiden) Pakistan 73/3
Abdul Razzaq    11* (47b 1x4)      PR Reiffel    8-1-35-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    12* (33b 2x4)      GD McGrath    7-1-14-1

23.1

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run

23.2

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs

23.3

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run

23.4

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run

23.5

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run

23.6

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

End of over 24 (4 runs) Pakistan 77/3
Abdul Razzaq    14* (52b 1x4)      SK Warne    1-0-4-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    13* (34b 2x4)      PR Reiffel    8-1-35-1

24.1

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

24.2

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

24.3

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 wide

24.3

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, just defensive outside the off stump

24.4

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 2 no balls

24.4

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, no run

24.5

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, spanking shot from Abdur, lofted low and over the mid off, someone's woken him up again

24.6

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, defensive outside the off stump

End of over 25 (8 runs) Pakistan 85/3
Abdul Razzaq    19* (56b 2x4)      PR Reiffel    9-1-43-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    13* (37b 2x4)      SK Warne    1-0-4-0

25.1

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

25.2

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, worked away to the gully area

25.3

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, firm on drive, Warne dives full length with a very good save

25.4

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, cut shot forward fo point, fielded in the deep

25.5

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run, defensive

25.6

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run, more firm defence

there'll be no need for a lunchtime roller on the pitch with Warne making saves like that and for those scorign at home, that's the 5th cheap shot of the day in these comms

End of over 26 (1 run) Pakistan 86/3
Abdul Razzaq    19* (58b 2x4)      SK Warne    2-0-5-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    14* (41b 2x4)      PR Reiffel    9-1-43-1

26.1

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, guiding it down thru the gully, Reiffel's last over of the day

26.2

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, glanced to the fine leg, both batsmen end up the same end, but what luck, the direct throw hits the stumps and by the time Gilchrist retrieves it, Inzamam gets to the bowler's end, TV called anyway, but he's just in

26.3

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs

26.4

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, no run

26.5

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

26.6

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

so how often does a direct hit from the outfield actually prevent a run out?

End of over 27 (6 runs) Pakistan 92/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    15* (43b 2x4)      PR Reiffel    10-1-49-1
Abdul Razzaq    24* (62b 2x4)      SK Warne    2-0-5-0

27.1

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, well pulled thru the mid wicket area

27.2

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushing thru the covers, into the deep

27.3

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, good shot, thru the mid off and to the long off

27.4

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, sweeping, missing, into the pad, ball keeping low from outside the leg stump

27.5

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushing on the on side to bring up the 50 partnership

27.6

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run

the first appearence of one of the parts of the 5th bowler

End of over 28 (4 runs) Pakistan 96/3
Abdul Razzaq    26* (65b 2x4)      SK Warne    3-0-9-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    17* (46b 2x4)      PR Reiffel    10-1-49-1

28.1

SR Waugh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, cut shot, very strong, Inzamam wastes no time feasting on the 5th bowler

28.2

SR Waugh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushing off the pads and onto the on side

28.3

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, cut shot, off the edge and down to the 3rd man, another mix up, Abdur sent back from half down the pitch, but safe

28.4

SR Waugh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

28.5

SR Waugh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

28.6

SR Waugh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run

End of over 29 (7 runs) Pakistan 103/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    23* (51b 3x4)      SR Waugh    1-0-7-0
Abdul Razzaq    27* (66b 2x4)      SK Warne    3-0-9-0

29.1

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run

29.2

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run, dabbing outside the off stump, good dive by Mark Waugh at point

29.3

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run, pushing on the on side

29.4

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide, spinning down the leg side, missed sweep, no shortage of the wisdom in these wides, not too far from being bowled

29.4

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, flicked behind square

29.5

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, beautiful cover drive, Inzamam reaching forward and smashing it to Bevan in the deep

29.6

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run

End of over 30 (6 runs) Pakistan 109/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    27* (54b 3x4)      SK Warne    4-0-15-0
Abdul Razzaq    28* (69b 2x4)      SR Waugh    1-0-7-0

30.1

SR Waugh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, more garbage bowling, wide of the off stump, cut to the 3rd man, Australia may as well pack it in now

30.2

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, no run, pushing back to the bowler

30.3

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, quick single as the ball is hit direct to point

30.4

SR Waugh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, glancing off the leg stump, ball runs just behind the umpire

30.5

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, late squeeze down to the 3rd man

30.6

SR Waugh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, controlled thick edge to the 3rd man

they can't get a patently out of form player out, and they can't get a guy who's masquerading as an all rounder out at least noone is carrying on about them being favourites anymore, least of all themselves

End of over 31 (5 runs) Pakistan 114/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    30* (57b 3x4)      SR Waugh    2-0-12-0
Abdul Razzaq    30* (72b 2x4)      SK Warne    4-0-15-0

31.1

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run

31.2

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs

31.3

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run, driving direct into the covers, wellf ielded

31.4

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run, played late to Lehmann at backwar dpoint

31.5

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run, defending into the covers

31.6

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run, some more defence, somewhere or the other

End of over 32 (3 runs) Pakistan 117/3
Abdul Razzaq    32* (77b 2x4)      SK Warne    5-0-18-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    31* (58b 3x4)      SR Waugh    2-0-12-0

32.1

SR Waugh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run

32.2

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, 3 runs, big loft over the wide mid on, doesn't travel after bouncing

32.3

SR Waugh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, worked thru the on side

32.4

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide, another wide from Ian Botham's "best all-rounder in the world"

32.4

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, pushing thru the point area

32.5

SR Waugh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, poked off the stumps and onto the on side

32.6

SR Waugh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, flicking off the stumps and behind the square leg

End of over 33 (8 runs) Pakistan 125/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    34* (62b 3x4)      SR Waugh    3-0-20-0
Abdul Razzaq    36* (79b 2x4)      SK Warne    5-0-18-0

33.1

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, driving thru the wide mid on, into the deep

33.2

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, misplayed over the top of it, inside edges into the pads

33.3

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, flipper keeping low, zero ideas from Inzamam, into the pads, but going down the leg side

33.4

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

33.5

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, leg spinner across Inzamam, he was dabbing and missing, perhaps an edge, but good ol' Gilchrist dropped it

33.6

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

End of over 34 (2 runs) Pakistan 127/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    36* (68b 3x4)      SK Warne    6-0-20-0
Abdul Razzaq    36* (79b 2x4)      SR Waugh    3-0-20-0

34.1

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, no run, turned straight to the mid wicket

34.2

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, no run, mid wicket again

34.3

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, nice little late cut, gathered by the third man

34.4

SR Waugh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pulling, off the glove, stays low, bounces short of the point fielder

terrible ball, deserved to be dispatched to the heavens

34.5

SR Waugh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, easily worked off the leg stump to bevan at the deep backward square leg

34.6

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, pushes into the ocvers

and it's time for a second round of drinks, even if it is too cold to raise a sweat Match State: Drinks Australia would be well advised to keep these two in, rather than invite big hitters like Moin and Akram to have a tonk at the likes of Waugh and Martyn

End of over 35 (3 runs) Pakistan 130/3
Abdul Razzaq    38* (83b 2x4)      SR Waugh    4-0-23-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    37* (70b 3x4)      SK Warne    6-0-20-0

35.1

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, working it forward of the square leg

35.2

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, sweep shot, Julian amkes a cameo at fine leg

35.3

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, playing into the covers, Waugh leading by example, misfields, ball trickles to the long off

35.4

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

35.5

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, bottom edge of a sweep scratches its way along the ground

35.6

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushed into the covers

End of over 36 (7 runs) Pakistan 137/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    43* (75b 3x4)      SK Warne    7-0-27-0
Abdul Razzaq    39* (84b 2x4)      SR Waugh    4-0-23-0

36.1

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, poked thru the covers, more diabolical running, there was 2 there

36.2

SR Waugh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, controlled thick edge thru the gully to the 3rd man

36.3

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, no run, pushing off the leg stump to the mdi wicket

36.4

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, no run, playing off the stumps, good fielding by Waugh diving to his left

36.5

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, slashing outside the off stump, bump ball bounces over Waugh's head

36.6

SR Waugh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, guided down to the 3rd man

Waugh's last couple fo overs have been a little more respectable

End of over 37 (4 runs) Pakistan 141/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    45* (77b 3x4)      SR Waugh    5-0-27-0
Abdul Razzaq    41* (88b 2x4)      SK Warne    7-0-27-0

37.1

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, comes down the wicket to make it a full toss, must have been puffed out by the time he got there, because he only plays a real hack of a drive to the long on

37.2

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, flicked in front of the square

37.3

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, SIX, down the wicket, 37 overs too late, Razzaq launches it just over the long off, very close to a catch

37.4

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, no run

37.5

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, sweeping behind square, that's his 50 off 92 balls, 2x4 1x6

I don't get it, perhaps he is a batsman after all. I give up trying to undertsand Pakistan cricket

37.6

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run

End of over 38 (11 runs) Pakistan 152/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    47* (79b 3x4)      SK Warne    8-0-38-0
Abdul Razzaq    50* (92b 2x4 1x6)      SR Waugh    5-0-27-0

38.1

SR Waugh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run

38.2

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, no run

38.3

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, good dive by the short fine leg, but it probably allowed the second, as the ball trickles to Bevan at depe backward square

38.4

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, a lofted hoik over the mid wicket, big shot, Abdur looking very dangerous now

38.5

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, leg glance, fielded in the deep by Bevan running around from deep backward square

38.6

SR Waugh to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, driving thru the mid wicket

End of over 39 (10 runs) Pakistan 162/3
Abdul Razzaq    59* (97b 3x4 1x6)      SR Waugh    6-0-37-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    48* (80b 3x4)      SK Warne    8-0-38-0

39.1

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, solid drive, almost cleans up Inzamam standing as the non-striker

39.2

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, scrapes it away behind square leg

39.3

Warne to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, big lofted drive, coming down the wicket, Abdur was launching himself at everything, and justifably so, Fleming takes the good safe catch standing a metre inside the rope at wide long off

Abdul Razzaq c Fleming b Warne 60 (126m 99b 3x4 1x6) SR: 60.60

39.4

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, flicks it behind square for another 50, off 82 balls, 3x4

39.5

Warne to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run

39.6

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, flicked off his toes, quick fielding to the bowler's end, but misses the direct hit, possible run out

End of over 40 (5 runs) Pakistan 167/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    51* (83b 3x4)      SK Warne    9-0-43-1
Yousuf Youhana    1* (1b)      SR Waugh    6-0-37-0

40.1

Martyn to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, back to the bowler

40.2

Martyn to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 leg bye, quick single is it's poked on side, batsman and bowler have a mimi clash, obviously needs some lessons from Julian

40.3

Martyn to Yousuf Youhana, FOUR, glanced awya for another boundary

40.4

Martyn to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run

40.5

Martyn to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 3 runs, down to the fine leg

40.6

Martyn to Yousuf Youhana, FOUR, another boundary, thru the wide mid on, Pakistan is complete of this less-than-international-standard bowling

End of over 41 (13 runs) Pakistan 180/4
Yousuf Youhana    10* (4b 2x4)      DR Martyn    1-0-12-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    54* (86b 3x4)      SK Warne    9-0-43-1

41.1

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run

41.2

Warne to Yousuf Youhana, 2 runs, sweeping very fine

41.3

Warne to Yousuf Youhana, FOUR, cut shot, more garbage bowling, picks the gap behind the the point, great placement

41.4

Warne to Yousuf Youhana, no run, premeditated sweep, missed, nearly copped the leg break in the face

41.5

Warne to Yousuf Youhana, no run, pushing into the covers, off the pad, an appeal, but not given

41.6

Warne to Yousuf Youhana, no run, pushed on the off side to end Warne's bwoling duties for the day

Waugh reaches into his bottomless bag of 5th bowlers and pulls out Lehmann

End of over 42 (7 runs) Pakistan 187/4
Yousuf Youhana    16* (9b 3x4)      SK Warne    10-0-50-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    55* (87b 3x4)      DR Martyn    1-0-12-0

42.1

Lehmann to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, beautiful shot, thru the extra cover and beating the deep fielder

42.2

Lehmann to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

42.3

Lehmann to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run

42.4

Lehmann to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run

42.5

Lehmann to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run

42.6

Lehmann to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, flicked off the legs, Warne is ready at backward point, but can't prevent the single

End of over 43 (8 runs) Pakistan 195/4
Yousuf Youhana    18* (11b 3x4)      DS Lehmann    1-0-8-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    61* (91b 4x4)      SK Warne    10-0-50-1

43.1

Martyn to Yousuf Youhana, 1 no ball, scorers seems to have made up a no ball from somewhere, this must be it

43.1

Martyn to Yousuf Youhana, FOUR, lofted way over the forward square leg, Yousuf in tremendous touch

43.2

Martyn to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run

43.3

Martyn to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

43.4

Martyn to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, easy on drive, down to the long off

43.5

Martyn to Yousuf Youhana, no run, cramped up, defending back to the bowler

43.6

Martyn to Yousuf Youhana, SIX, and there he goes again, what brutal powerful hitting, a joy to watch, on drive over the mid wicket, lands 5 rows back

End of over 44 (13 runs) Pakistan 208/4
Yousuf Youhana    29* (16b 4x4 1x6)      DR Martyn    2-0-25-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    62* (93b 4x4)      DS Lehmann    1-0-8-0

44.1

Lehmann to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, left arm over the wicket, defended down the wicket

44.2

Lehmann to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, stepping back, cutting off the leg stump, arrogant shot, and it's so easy to be arrogant against this pathetic bowling

44.3

Lehmann to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, shrot ball, Inzamam one step down the pitch, pulled to the mid wicket boundary, glorious stuff, the stiches in the ball cannot last much longer

44.4

Lehmann to Inzamam-ul-Haq, OUT, sweep short straight to Warne at short fine leg, here comes the overdue mixup, both batsmen at the bowler's end, Yousuf is walking off, I reckon Inzamam is actually the batsman out there

Yousuf Youhana run out 29 (17m 16b 4x4 1x6) SR: 181.25

44.5

Lehmann to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

44.6

Lehmann to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run

Yousuf made his ground whilst Inzamam was just wondering back to his crease, but Yousuf was quick to walk off as the junior batsman

End of over 45 (9 runs) Pakistan 217/5
Inzamam-ul-Haq    71* (99b 6x4)      DS Lehmann    2-0-17-0
Wasim Akram    0* (0b)      DR Martyn    2-0-25-0

45.1

McGrath to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 2 runs

45.2

McGrath to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushed square, Ponting is the point fielder

around the wicket for McGrath

45.3

McGrath to Wasim Akram, 1 run, tucked away, a bit short, towards the forward square leg area

45.4

McGrath to Inzamam-ul-Haq, SIX, short, silly ball, Inzamam into a excellent hook, the race is on for the 1st 100 of the World Cup, TEndulkar on 88*

45.5

McGrath to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run

45.6

McGrath to Wasim Akram, 1 run, worked thru the square leg

SRT on 90*, IUH on 82*

End of over 46 (12 runs) Pakistan 229/5
Wasim Akram    2* (2b)      GD McGrath    8-1-26-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    81* (103b 6x4 1x6)      DS Lehmann    2-0-17-0

46.1

Fleming to Wasim Akram, 1 run, defends, ball runs just short of the backward point, Wasim turning over the strike

46.2

Fleming to Inzamam-ul-Haq, OUT, toe crusher literally cripples Inzamam, Wasim sets off for a single, Inzamam lays down just outside his crease, ends up crawliong trying to run out Wasim, but Wasim wins the race

Inzamam-ul-Haq run out 81 (131m 104b 6x4 1x6) SR: 77.88

and there goes the 1st century race

46.3

Fleming to Wasim Akram, 1 run

46.4

Fleming to Moin Khan, FOUR

46.5

Fleming to Moin Khan, 1 run

46.6

Fleming to Wasim Akram, no run, playing and missing outside the off stump, to the keeper

End of over 47 (7 runs) Pakistan 236/6
Wasim Akram    4* (5b)      DW Fleming    9-3-27-1
Moin Khan    5* (2b 1x4)      GD McGrath    8-1-26-1

47.1

McGrath to Moin Khan, SIX, pull shot, top edge flies high, Reiffel looked to be underneath it, but it travels over the rope, and Ken palmer will tell you that catches must be taken within the field of play

47.2

McGrath to Moin Khan, 1 bye, chance fro a run out, but yet again muffed

47.3

McGrath to Wasim Akram, 4 runs, scooped over the cover point, Fleming saves the boundary, throws to McGrath who pings it to the keeper, long drawn out replay from the TV umpire, and not out, just on the line, hard to see when the bails were broken

47.4

McGrath to Wasim Akram, no run, playing and missing outside the off stump, thru to the keeper

47.5

McGrath to Wasim Akram, FOUR, commanding batting, superb stuff, just flicked thru the covers, lovely cover drive

47.6

McGrath to Wasim Akram, 1 run, they run a 2 after pushing to the 3rd man, but called short, only a single

End of over 48 (16 runs) Pakistan 252/6
Wasim Akram    13* (9b 1x4)      GD McGrath    9-1-41-1
Moin Khan    11* (4b 1x4 1x6)      DW Fleming    9-3-27-1

48.1

Fleming to Moin Khan, SIX, flicked over the forward square leg, perfect timing, just wide of bevan in the deep

48.2

Fleming to Moin Khan, 1 run

48.3

Fleming to Wasim Akram, 2 wides

48.3

Fleming to Moin Khan, 1 run, pushing thru the covers

48.4

Fleming to Wasim Akram, no run

48.5

Fleming to Wasim Akram, no run

48.6

Fleming to Wasim Akram, OUT, ball moving just outisde the off stump, Wasim trying to loft over the covers, faint outside edge to the keeper

Wasim Akram c †Gilchrist b Fleming 13 (22m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

I'm going to have a heart failure this is so hectic

End of over 49 (10 runs) Pakistan 262/7
     DW Fleming    10-3-37-2
Moin Khan    19* (7b 1x4 2x6)      GD McGrath    9-1-41-1

49.1

McGrath to Moin Khan, 1 run, pushing into the covers

49.2

McGrath to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, playing forward of point, Mahmood and McGrath have a collision as McGrath arncs over the stumps, I think he's winded

49.3

McGrath to Moin Khan, 1 run, OUT, inside edge thru the wide mid on, going for the double, Martyn to McGrath, run out is effected, half a metre short

Azhar Mahmood run out 1 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

49.4

McGrath to Moin Khan, no run, moving outside the ball, going down the leg side, swinging wildly at a slow ball

49.5

McGrath to Moin Khan, SIX, there's no stopping them, stands his ground, perfectly timed pull over the forward square leg

marvellous batting

49.6

McGrath to Moin Khan, FOUR, somehow he gets it off the off stump and down to the fine 3rd man, another boundary, what brutal powerful display from Pakistan

End of over 50 (13 runs) Pakistan 275/8
Moin Khan    31* (12b 2x4 3x6)      GD McGrath    10-1-54-1
Saqlain Mushtaq    0* (0b)      DW Fleming    10-3-37-2
Tournament Results
Australia v Pakistan at Lord's - Jun 20, 1999
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 179 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Birmingham - Jun 17, 1999
Match tied
New Zealand v Pakistan at Manchester - Jun 16, 1999
Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Leeds - Jun 13, 1999
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
India v New Zealand at Nottingham - Jun 12, 1999
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
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May 23, 1999

Inzamam-ul-Haq top scored with 81, Australia v Pakistan, 16th match, World Cup, Leeds, May 23, 1999

Inzamam-ul-Haq top scored with 81

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May 23, 1999

Inzamam-ul-Haq is run out by Damien Fleming, Australia v Pakistan, 16th match, World Cup, Leeds, May 23, 1999

Inzamam-ul-Haq is run out by Damien Fleming

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