ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 24th match, Group B

New Zealand v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 62 runs

0.1

Wasim Akram to Horne, no run, sent across the left hander, thru to the keeper

0.2

Wasim Akram to Horne, 1 no ball, bat raised, ball passes harmlessly to the keeper

0.2

Wasim Akram to Horne, no run, dabbing outside the off stump, playing the defence late

0.3

Wasim Akram to Horne, no run, slow ball thru the gate, huge appeal for caught behind, good decision by Francis, off the thigh, playing very late

0.4

Wasim Akram to Horne, no run, thru to the keeper, Horne looking more clueless than usual here

0.5

Wasim Akram to Horne, no run, defending off the off stump, finally gets some wood on it

0.6

Wasim Akram to Horne, no run, across the right hander form the left hander, no shot offered

End of over 1 (1 run) New Zealand 1/0 (269 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 5.48)
MJ Horne    0* (7b)      Wasim Akram    1-0-1-0
NJ Astle    0* (0b)     

1.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Astle, 1 no ball, and some defence from Astle, amazing stuff

1.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Astle, no run, defending off the off stump, into the covers, Astle cannot be held down much longer, been defending for too long

1.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Astle, no run, more defence, this time stepping onto the back foot

1.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Astle, no run, missing a tap onto the on side, ball rebounds off the thigh to the square leg

1.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Astle, no run, good defence off the off stump again

1.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Astle, OUT, and again, his horror run in the World Cup continues, defending outside the off stump, regulation outside edge to the keeper, 9 consecutive innings of single figure scores for Astle in the World Cup

NJ Astle c †Moin Khan b Shoaib Akhtar 0 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

1.6

Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, 2 runs

End of over 2 (3 runs) New Zealand 4/1 (266 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 5.54)
CD McMillan    2* (1b)      Shoaib Akhtar    1-0-3-1
MJ Horne    0* (7b)      Wasim Akram    1-0-1-0

2.1

Wasim Akram to Horne, no run, defensive, ball spurts off the face and behind point

2.2

Wasim Akram to Horne, no run, works some defence onto the on side this time

2.3

Wasim Akram to Horne, no run, bat raised, ball thru to the keeper

2.4

Wasim Akram to Horne, no run, again, pad defending the off stump, ball moving thru to the keeper with no shot offered

2.5

Wasim Akram to Horne, no run, tight defence off the off stump

2.6

Wasim Akram to Horne, 1 run, tapped away behind mid wicket, Horne gets to keep the strike for Shoaib

the "heavy" bails being brought out for the straong wind and Shoaib is the one coming into bowl downwind

End of over 3 (1 run) New Zealand 5/1 (265 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 1.66, RRR: 5.63)
MJ Horne    1* (13b)      Wasim Akram    2-0-2-0
CD McMillan    2* (1b)      Shoaib Akhtar    1-0-3-1

3.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, short and it zips thru past the outside edge, backfoot defence

3.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, turned onto the on side, fielded at square leg

3.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, trying to drive, thick edge runs along thr ground harmlessly to point

3.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, bat raised high, ball thru to the keeper

3.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, defending off the off stump onto the on side

3.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, playing all around it, against all odds, Horne survives the over against all odds

End of over 4 (maiden) New Zealand 5/1 (265 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 1.25, RRR: 5.76)
MJ Horne    1* (19b)      Shoaib Akhtar    2-1-3-1
CD McMillan    2* (1b)      Wasim Akram    2-0-2-0

4.1

Wasim Akram to McMillan, no run, this is looking like a match against an ICC Associate, McMillan pushing across the line and is ever so lucky to avoid the edge

4.2

Wasim Akram to McMillan, no run, tapping onto the off side

4.3

Wasim Akram to McMillan, no run, bottom edge from the cut shot, into the ground, ever so close to colliding with the stumps

4.4

Wasim Akram to McMillan, 2 runs, pushing thru the off side, they get a double

4.5

Wasim Akram to McMillan, 1 no ball, called by Francis for overstepping

4.5

Wasim Akram to McMillan, FOUR, inside edge swipe thru the forward square leg, 1st boundary of the innings

4.6

Wasim Akram to McMillan, no run

End of over 5 (7 runs) New Zealand 12/1 (258 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 2.40, RRR: 5.73)
CD McMillan    8* (8b 1x4)      Wasim Akram    3-0-9-0
MJ Horne    1* (19b)      Shoaib Akhtar    2-1-3-1

5.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, OUT, pushing at it, just a defensive drive, another outside edge to Moin, NZ looking like a sad sorry lot indeed

MJ Horne c †Moin Khan b Shoaib Akhtar 1 (22m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 5.00

5.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, no run, works some defence back to the bowler

zero footwork in both of the dismissals so far

5.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, 1 no ball, looking pretty plumb as far as they go, straightening down the line of the middle stump

5.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, no run, bat raised, ball thru to the keeper

5.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, no run

5.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, no run

5.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, no run

End of over 6 (1 run) New Zealand 13/2 (257 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 2.16, RRR: 5.84)
SP Fleming    0* (6b)      Shoaib Akhtar    3-1-4-2
CD McMillan    8* (8b 1x4)      Wasim Akram    3-0-9-0

6.1

Wasim Akram to McMillan, 1 wide

6.1

Wasim Akram to McMillan, 1 run

6.2

Wasim Akram to Fleming, no run

6.3

Wasim Akram to Fleming, no run

6.4

Wasim Akram to Fleming, 1 run

6.5

Wasim Akram to McMillan, no run

6.6

Wasim Akram to McMillan, 1 run

End of over 7 (4 runs) New Zealand 17/2 (253 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 2.42, RRR: 5.88)
CD McMillan    10* (11b 1x4)      Wasim Akram    4-0-13-0
SP Fleming    1* (9b)      Shoaib Akhtar    3-1-4-2

7.1

Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, no run

7.2

Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, no run

7.3

Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, no run, just defensive again

7.4

Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, no run, quick into the stumps, defended again

7.5

Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, 1 no ball, bouncer and a good one, but well ducked, no ball for shoulder height

7.5

Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, 1 run

7.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, 3 runs, pushed thru mid wicket to a very long boundary, a quick sprint by the fielder denies the 4th run, some poor calling almost causes a run out

End of over 8 (5 runs) New Zealand 22/2 (248 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 2.75, RRR: 5.90)
SP Fleming    4* (10b)      Shoaib Akhtar    4-1-9-2
CD McMillan    11* (17b 1x4)      Wasim Akram    4-0-13-0

8.1

Wasim Akram to Fleming, no run

a hold up whilst they solve a reflection from a car window what it is possibily reflecting beats me, since there's no hint of sun

8.2

Wasim Akram to Fleming, no run

8.3

Wasim Akram to Fleming, no run

8.4

Wasim Akram to Fleming, no run, just a little defence onto the on side

8.5

Wasim Akram to Fleming, no run, outside the off and to the keeper, Fleming practices the cut shot as if to show exactly what he could've done

8.6

Wasim Akram to Fleming, 1 wide, dabbing across the line wide of the off stump, Francis calls wide

8.6

Wasim Akram to Fleming, no run, tucked defensively back to the bowler

End of over 9 (1 run) New Zealand 23/2 (247 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 2.55, RRR: 6.02)
SP Fleming    4* (16b)      Wasim Akram    5-0-14-0
CD McMillan    11* (17b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    4-1-9-2

9.1

Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, no run

9.2

Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, no run, just some more defence

9.3

Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, FOUR, there is that legally dubious quick ball from Shoaib, with a technically dubious shot from McMillan, outisde edge wide of the the diving 2nd slip

9.4

Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, no run

9.5

Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, FOUR, throwing the bat at it, a pure slog, ball spurts off the face and over the covers

9.6

Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, no run, cutting direct to the point

End of over 10 (8 runs) New Zealand 31/2 (239 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 3.10, RRR: 5.97)
CD McMillan    19* (23b 3x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    5-1-17-2
SP Fleming    4* (16b)      Wasim Akram    5-0-14-0

10.1

Wasim Akram to Fleming, no run, defensive off the off stump onto the on side

10.2

Wasim Akram to Fleming, (no ball) 1 run, poking it towards the covers

10.2

Wasim Akram to McMillan, 1 run, pushing it behind the point, into the deep

10.3

Wasim Akram to Fleming, 1 run, patting it onto the on side

10.4

Wasim Akram to McMillan, OUT, more batting labelled "keep out of reach of children", dabbing the bat at it for some reason, ball flies off the top edge and is easily swallowed by the mid on

CD McMillan c Saleem Malik b Wasim Akram 20 (38m 25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

10.5

Wasim Akram to Twose, 1 no ball, drops it short, Francis calls for shoulder height, Wasim looks well unamused

10.5

Wasim Akram to Twose, 1 no ball, overstepping this time

10.5

Wasim Akram to Twose, no run, over the wicket to the left hander, pushing onto the off side

10.6

Wasim Akram to Twose, no run, seaming into the pads, big appeal, the K.T. man gives it a jiving not out

End of over 11 (6 runs) New Zealand 37/3 (233 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 3.36, RRR: 5.97)
RG Twose    0* (4b)      Wasim Akram    6-0-20-1
SP Fleming    6* (19b)      Shoaib Akhtar    5-1-17-2

11.1

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run

11.2

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run

11.3

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, FOUR, wide rubbish from Azhar suitably disposed of beyond the rope

11.4

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 wide, wide of the off stump, typical zero footwork from the new zealander, missed by a long way

11.4

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run

11.5

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, manages to get it somewhere within the same county as the stumps, defended into the covers

11.6

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 2 runs, slow and wide of the off stump and easily poked thru the covers

second bowling change, the Saqlain replaces the Wasim

End of over 12 (7 runs) New Zealand 44/3 (226 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 5.94)
SP Fleming    12* (25b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-7-0
RG Twose    0* (4b)      Wasim Akram    6-0-20-1

12.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, 1 run, a little prod down to the mid on

12.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, 1 run, finding some what of a gap at cover point

12.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, no run

12.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, 1 run, quick ball aimed at middle stump, whippe dthru the mid wicket area

12.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, no run, defending outside the off stump and to the poitnfielder

12.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, 1 run, a little dab onto the on side for another single

all in all, a throughly boring over

End of over 13 (4 runs) New Zealand 48/3 (222 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 3.69, RRR: 6.00)
SP Fleming    14* (28b 1x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    1-0-4-0
RG Twose    2* (7b)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-7-0

13.1

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 run, pushing away at a widish one, Saleem is the fielder at deep backward square

13.2

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, defended well, but to the cover fielder

13.3

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, defending back to the bowler, Azhar misfields, quite symbolic of his bowling really

13.4

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, 1 run, pushing at it, works it down to the wide 3rd man

13.5

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, rushed into the defence onto the on side

13.6

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, good stroke, but direct to the square leg

the game meandering a little whilst we wait for the next Kiwi wicket

End of over 14 (2 runs) New Zealand 50/3 (220 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 3.57, RRR: 6.11)
SP Fleming    15* (31b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-9-0
RG Twose    3* (10b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    1-0-4-0

14.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, no run, tight defence past the silly point

14.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, no run, grinding away onto the on side

14.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, no run

14.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, no run, some lame defence towards the covers

14.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, no run, more defence, off the off stump, bowler fields

14.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, no run, pull shot, missed, into the thigh, big appeal, but the KT man wonders off thinking of something else

End of over 15 (maiden) New Zealand 50/3 (220 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 6.28)
RG Twose    3* (16b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    2-1-4-0
SP Fleming    15* (31b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-9-0

15.1

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 run, chopped awkwardly down to the mid off, they grab a single

15.2

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, defending into the covers, easily gathered

15.3

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, 1 run, delfected down to the 3rd man, Saleem again fields well, so he proves he is useful for something

15.4

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 run, doing to the Malik Man again, if only Wasim would give him a bowl, that would be a treat

15.5

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, pushing away poorly on the on side

15.6

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run

Match State: The Drinks Break

End of over 16 (3 runs) New Zealand 53/3 (217 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 3.31, RRR: 6.38)
RG Twose    4* (20b)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-12-0
SP Fleming    17* (33b 1x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    2-1-4-0

16.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, no run, defending onside the on side with little problems

dead ball called by Fleming withdraws

16.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, 1 run, pushing away on the off side in front of the point

16.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, SIX, spank! New Zealand's own Graeme Hick lofts it very well back over the bowler's head, and after countless replays of blurred technology, it's revised to a 6

16.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, 1 run

16.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, no run

16.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, 1 run, played down on the on side

End of over 17 (9 runs) New Zealand 62/3 (208 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 3.64, RRR: 6.30)
SP Fleming    19* (37b 1x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    3-1-13-0
RG Twose    11* (22b 1x6)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-12-0

17.1

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, pushing down on the off side to the mid off

17.2

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 3 runs, well timed thru the wide mid on, Shoaib chases and returns one of the worst throws you'll ever see, lands about 20 metres wide fo the bowler

17.3

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, 1 run

17.4

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 run, pushed thru the covers, another nondescript run

17.5

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, 1 run, jumping slashing and cutting, all for a single

17.6

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 run, the long on has to run in and gather

these two not doing as diabolically as you'd expect, 34 runs off 7.2 overs

End of over 18 (7 runs) New Zealand 69/3 (201 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 3.83, RRR: 6.28)
SP Fleming    24* (41b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    4-0-19-0
RG Twose    13* (24b 1x6)      Saqlain Mushtaq    3-1-13-0

18.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, no run, defending down the pitcha nd back to the bowler coming around the wicket

18.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, no run, swung away onto the on side, no run as the mid wicket gathers

18.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, 1 run, pushing away on the off side, a single to cover point

18.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, OUT, good firm sweep from outside the off stump, Inzamam takes a catch to his left at forward square leg, the inevitable for NZ is one step closer

RG Twose c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Saqlain Mushtaq 13 (34m 25b 0x4 1x6) SR: 52.00

18.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Cairns, no run, defends outside the off stump, fielded at the cover point

18.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Cairns, no run, and some more defence

End of over 19 (1 run) New Zealand 70/4 (200 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 3.68, RRR: 6.45)
CL Cairns    0* (2b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    4-1-14-1
SP Fleming    25* (44b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    4-0-19-0

19.1

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, pushing away from wide of the off stump to the extra cover

19.2

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 run, flicked around the corner behind the square leg

19.3

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, no run, more tame defence from the supposed master of the straight drive

19.4

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, OUT, seaming ever so slightly into the stumps, Cairns playing outside it, Rudy Koertzen had a little bit of hesitation in that decision for lbw

CL Cairns lbw b Azhar Mahmood 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.5

Azhar Mahmood to Parore, OUT, big inseamer, but hits on the rear pad, just in front of the middle stump, glory glory to New Zealand, Azhar on a hat trick

AC Parore lbw b Azhar Mahmood 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.6

Azhar Mahmood to Harris, no run, works the hat trick ball onto the on side

End of over 20 (1 run) New Zealand 71/6 (199 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 3.55, RRR: 6.63)
CZ Harris    0* (1b)      Azhar Mahmood    5-0-20-2
SP Fleming    26* (46b 1x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    4-1-14-1

20.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, no run

20.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, no run

20.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, no run, leaning forward and defended onto the on side

20.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, no run

20.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, 1 run, works it down to the long on

20.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, no run, defends, but direct to the silly point

New Zealand deep in what is scientifically known as "doo doo"

End of over 21 (1 run) New Zealand 72/6 (198 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 3.42, RRR: 6.82)
CZ Harris    0* (2b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    5-1-15-1
SP Fleming    27* (51b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    5-0-20-2

21.1

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 run

21.2

Azhar Mahmood to Harris, no run, tapped down to the mid off

21.3

Azhar Mahmood to Harris, 1 run, works it away on the on side

21.4

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, driving, but fielded in the covers

21.5

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 run, slow ball, picked, turns it around square, Wasim dives and slides and generally makes a messier effort than is he just picked the darn thing up

21.6

Azhar Mahmood to Harris, no run

the Pakistani equivalent of Brendon Julian on now

End of over 22 (3 runs) New Zealand 75/6 (195 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 3.40, RRR: 6.96)
CZ Harris    1* (5b)      Azhar Mahmood    6-0-23-2
SP Fleming    29* (54b 1x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    5-1-15-1

22.1

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, (no ball) FOUR, easily cut thru the covers, the ladies love it as much as the batsman does

22.1

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, no run

22.2

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, no run, beaten outside the off stump, zipping past the outside edge

22.3

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, 1 run, flicked away in front of the square leg

22.4

Shahid Afridi to Harris, no run, tapped down towards the mid off

22.5

Shahid Afridi to Harris, 1 run, pushing it out thru the cover point

22.6

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, 1 run, stronger drive, and again thru the cover point

End of over 23 (8 runs) New Zealand 83/6 (187 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 3.60, RRR: 6.92)
SP Fleming    35* (59b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-8-0
CZ Harris    2* (7b)      Azhar Mahmood    6-0-23-2

23.1

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, seaming in a little, misses the inside edge, may have actually been snicked sicne it bounces in front of the keeper

23.2

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, just defended

23.3

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 3 runs, stepping forward and clipping the ball thru the mid wicket

23.4

Azhar Mahmood to Harris, no run, coming forward, defended back to the bowler

23.5

Azhar Mahmood to Harris, no run, stepping back, and carefully defending to the extra cover

23.6

Azhar Mahmood to Harris, no run, another defensive push, into the covers

End of over 24 (3 runs) New Zealand 86/6 (184 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.58, RRR: 7.07)
CZ Harris    2* (10b)      Azhar Mahmood    7-0-26-2
SP Fleming    38* (62b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-8-0

24.1

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, 1 run, flicked off the pads, yawn, thru the mid wicket

only 183 runs to go New Zealand! You're nearly there!

24.2

Shahid Afridi to Harris, 2 runs, pushing thru the covers and into the deep

24.3

Shahid Afridi to Harris, no run, quicker ball, pushed back to the bowler

24.4

Shahid Afridi to Harris, 1 run, worked away on the on side, another completely unexciting run

24.5

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, 1 run, playing straight this time, thru the mid off

24.6

Shahid Afridi to Harris, no run

End of over 25 (5 runs) New Zealand 91/6 (179 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 3.64, RRR: 7.16)
CZ Harris    5* (14b)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-13-0
SP Fleming    40* (64b 2x4)      Azhar Mahmood    7-0-26-2

25.1

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, no run, short and down the leg side, Koertzen makes another blunder and doesn't call it wide

Fleming actually argues the point with theumpire about it

25.2

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, 1 run, tucking it behind the square leg

25.3

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, no run, good solid defence and back to the bowler

25.4

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, no run, coming in, towards the stumps, Fleming thrusts the pad with no shot offered, big shout, but not out

25.5

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, no run, inside edge into the thigh, ball boucnes away to the keeper's left

25.6

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, no run, way down the leg side again, not called wide but Koertzen completely messes up and allows a 7 ball over

25.6

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, 1 leg bye, into the covers

End of over 26 (2 runs) New Zealand 93/6 (177 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 3.57, RRR: 7.37)
CZ Harris    5* (19b)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-1-0
SP Fleming    41* (66b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-13-0

26.1

Shahid Afridi to Harris, no run

26.2

Shahid Afridi to Harris, no run, full swing of the bat, but direct to Akram in the covers

26.3

Shahid Afridi to Harris, no run

26.4

Shahid Afridi to Harris, no run, scrapes some defence down the wicket on the on siude

26.5

Shahid Afridi to Harris, no run, turned away behind square

26.6

Shahid Afridi to Harris, no run, and a maiden, ball dribbles towards point

End of over 27 (maiden) New Zealand 93/6 (177 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 3.44, RRR: 7.69)
CZ Harris    5* (25b)      Shahid Afridi    3-1-13-0
SP Fleming    41* (66b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-1-0

27.1

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, no run

27.2

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, no run

27.3

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, 2 runs

27.4

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, no run

27.5

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, no run

27.6

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, 2 runs

End of over 28 (4 runs) New Zealand 97/6 (173 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 3.46, RRR: 7.86)
SP Fleming    45* (72b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-5-0
CZ Harris    5* (25b)      Shahid Afridi    3-1-13-0

28.1

Shahid Afridi to Harris, (no ball) 1 run, pushed into the covers

28.1

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, FOUR, on the back foot, slashing outside the off stump, thru the cover poitn, very good shot

28.2

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, no run

28.3

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, no run

28.4

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, 1 run, played behind square to bring up his 50, 76 balls, 3x4 0x6

28.5

Shahid Afridi to Harris, no run

28.6

Shahid Afridi to Harris, 1 run, playing thru the mid wicket

End of over 29 (8 runs) New Zealand 105/6 (165 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 3.62, RRR: 7.85)
CZ Harris    7* (28b)      Shahid Afridi    4-1-21-0
SP Fleming    50* (76b 3x4)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-5-0

29.1

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, no run, defended down to the mid off

29.2

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, no run, tapping it towards the covers

29.3

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, no run, big drive, but Harris is tangled up in the cob webs

29.4

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, no run

29.5

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, 1 run

29.6

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, no run

End of over 30 (1 run) New Zealand 106/6 (164 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.53, RRR: 8.20)
SP Fleming    50* (77b 3x4)      Abdul Razzaq    3-0-6-0
CZ Harris    8* (33b)      Shahid Afridi    4-1-21-0

30.1

Shahid Afridi to Harris, no run

30.2

Shahid Afridi to Harris, 1 wide

30.2

Shahid Afridi to Harris, no run

30.3

Shahid Afridi to Harris, no run

30.4

Shahid Afridi to Harris, 2 runs

30.5

Shahid Afridi to Harris, 1 run

30.6

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, 1 run

End of over 31 (5 runs) New Zealand 111/6 (159 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.58, RRR: 8.36)
SP Fleming    51* (78b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    5-1-26-0
CZ Harris    11* (38b)      Abdul Razzaq    3-0-6-0

31.1

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, no run

31.2

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, 1 run

31.3

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, no run

31.4

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, no run

31.5

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, 1 wide, down the off side

31.5

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, 3 runs

31.6

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, 1 run

End of over 32 (6 runs) New Zealand 117/6 (153 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.65, RRR: 8.50)
SP Fleming    53* (81b 3x4)      Abdul Razzaq    4-0-12-0
CZ Harris    14* (41b)      Shahid Afridi    5-1-26-0

32.1

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, no run

32.2

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, no run, playing down the wicket and back to the bowler

32.3

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, 1 run, down the off side

32.4

Shahid Afridi to Harris, no run

32.5

Shahid Afridi to Harris, no run

32.6

Shahid Afridi to Harris, no run, dabbing onto the on side, NZ certainly making their work as difficult as possible for the last match

Match State: The Return of the Drinks Break stumpcam being removed so the crowd don't steal it in the idiotic rush for the stumps at the end of the match

End of over 33 (1 run) New Zealand 118/6 (152 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.57, RRR: 8.94)
CZ Harris    14* (44b)      Shahid Afridi    6-1-27-0
SP Fleming    54* (84b 3x4)      Abdul Razzaq    4-0-12-0

33.1

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, 1 run, a single onto the on side

33.2

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, no run, defended

33.3

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, 2 runs, flicked off the pads and behind the square leg

33.4

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, no run

33.5

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, no run

33.6

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, no run

End of over 34 (3 runs) New Zealand 121/6 (149 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 3.55, RRR: 9.31)
CZ Harris    16* (49b)      Abdul Razzaq    5-0-15-0
SP Fleming    55* (85b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    6-1-27-0

34.1

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 run

34.2

Azhar Mahmood to Harris, 1 wide

34.2

Azhar Mahmood to Harris, no run

34.3

Azhar Mahmood to Harris, 2 runs

34.4

Azhar Mahmood to Harris, 1 run

34.5

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 leg bye, off the thigh

34.6

Azhar Mahmood to Harris, no run

End of over 35 (6 runs) New Zealand 127/6 (143 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 3.62, RRR: 9.53)
CZ Harris    19* (53b)      Azhar Mahmood    8-0-31-2
SP Fleming    56* (87b 3x4)      Abdul Razzaq    5-0-15-0

35.1

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, no run

35.2

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, 1 run

35.3

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, 2 runs

35.4

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, 2 runs

35.5

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, 4 leg byes, misisng the glance, clips the bum

35.6

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, 1 run, down to the long off

End of over 36 (10 runs) New Zealand 137/6 (133 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 3.80, RRR: 9.50)
CZ Harris    24* (57b)      Abdul Razzaq    6-0-21-0
SP Fleming    57* (89b 3x4)      Azhar Mahmood    8-0-31-2

36.1

Azhar Mahmood to Harris, 1 run

36.2

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 run

36.3

Azhar Mahmood to Harris, 1 leg bye, misses tehe flick on the on side, ball trickles to the square leg

36.4

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 run, works a simple drive down to the long on

36.5

Azhar Mahmood to Harris, no run, defensive towards the covers

36.6

Azhar Mahmood to Harris, no run, directs the ball into the pads, ball bounces away down the pitch

Shoaib Akhtar back to hopefully put this game out of its misery

End of over 37 (4 runs) New Zealand 141/6 (129 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.81, RRR: 9.92)
CZ Harris    25* (61b)      Azhar Mahmood    9-0-34-2
SP Fleming    59* (91b 3x4)      Abdul Razzaq    6-0-21-0

37.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, 2 runs, driving easily down to the long on

37.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, FOUR, smacked down the off side, very good drive back past the bowler coming around the wicket

37.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, no run, leans back and swipes it into the covers

37.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, 1 run, onto the back foot, defensive into the covers

37.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Harris, 1 run, pushing the ball down to the wide 3rd man

37.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, 1 leg bye, aimed into the pads, an appeal, not out, and the ball run saway down to the 3rd man

this is a pretty pathetic sight to see a team only playing for their net run rate when they know they're going to lose

End of over 38 (9 runs) New Zealand 150/6 (120 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 3.94, RRR: 10.00)
SP Fleming    66* (96b 4x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    6-1-25-2
CZ Harris    26* (62b)      Azhar Mahmood    9-0-34-2

38.1

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 run

38.2

Azhar Mahmood to Harris, 1 run, tucked off the hip and onto the on side

38.3

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, chopped down onto the on side

38.4

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 2 runs, turned off the toes behind square, quick running, Inzamam with the handy throw from the deep, TV called, but not out

38.5

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, OUT, flicking onto the on side, direct to the captain at forward square leg or mid wicket

SP Fleming c Wasim Akram b Azhar Mahmood 69 (143m 100b 4x4 0x6) SR: 69.00

38.6

Azhar Mahmood to Nash, no run, driving outside the off stump, correction, driving poorly outside the off stump

End of over 39 (4 runs) New Zealand 154/7 (116 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 3.94, RRR: 10.54)
DJ Nash    0* (1b)      Azhar Mahmood    10-0-38-3
CZ Harris    27* (63b)      Shoaib Akhtar    6-1-25-2

39.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Harris, no run

39.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Harris, no run

39.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Harris, 1 run

39.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Nash, (no ball) 1 run

39.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Harris, 1 run

39.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Nash, 1 wide, down the leg side

39.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Nash, no run, defended awya on the off side

39.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Nash, 1 run, thrusting the bat at it, ball runs behind square

this section of the match will be sure to reach the final selection of "most boring part of the world cup"

End of over 40 (6 runs) New Zealand 160/7 (110 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.00, RRR: 11.00)
DJ Nash    2* (4b)      Shoaib Akhtar    7-1-31-2
CZ Harris    29* (67b)      Azhar Mahmood    10-0-38-3

40.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Nash, no run, trying to force it on the on side, leading edge rebounds on the off side

40.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Nash, 2 runs

40.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Nash, 1 run, scrapes it acors sthe line and towards the square leg

40.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, no run, tapping it on the on side

40.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, 1 no ball, a no ball from the spinner

40.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, 1 run, sweeping, keeper gathers it and then throws from point blank range misisng the stumps, they get an overthrow. Trust me, very amusing, but difficult to describe

40.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Nash, no run

what fun. We have to deduct 2 no balls that the official scorers deny existed. We saw them. The TV saw them. But they officially never existed. this also deducts a run from Wasim and Shahid Afridi. Not sure what to do about the balls faced

End of over 41 (5 runs) New Zealand 165/7 (105 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.02, RRR: 11.66)
DJ Nash    5* (8b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    6-1-20-1
CZ Harris    30* (70b)      Shoaib Akhtar    7-1-31-2

41.1

Wasim Akram to Harris, 1 run

41.2

Wasim Akram to Nash, no run

41.3

Wasim Akram to Nash, 1 run

41.4

Wasim Akram to Harris, 1 run

41.5

Wasim Akram to Nash, no run

41.6

Wasim Akram to Nash, no run

End of over 42 (1 run) New Zealand 166/7 (104 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 3.95, RRR: 13.00)
DJ Nash    6* (12b)      Wasim Akram    7-0-22-1
CZ Harris    32* (72b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    6-1-20-1

42.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, 1 leg bye

42.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Nash, 2 runs

42.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Nash, no run

42.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Nash, 1 run, spinning down the leg side, pushed on the on side

42.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, 1 run, coming around the wicket, flicked behind the square leg

42.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Nash, no run

End of over 43 (5 runs) New Zealand 171/7 (99 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 3.97, RRR: 14.14)
DJ Nash    9* (16b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    7-1-24-1
CZ Harris    33* (74b)      Wasim Akram    7-0-22-1

43.1

Wasim Akram to Harris, no run

43.2

Wasim Akram to Harris, no run, slower ball, Harris completely missing it outside the off stump

43.3

Wasim Akram to Harris, no run, coming down the wicket and pushing into the covers

43.4

Wasim Akram to Harris, 2 leg byes, glance is missed and the ball travels very fine

43.5

Wasim Akram to Harris, 1 run

43.6

Wasim Akram to Nash, no run

End of over 44 (3 runs) New Zealand 174/7 (96 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 3.95, RRR: 16.00)
DJ Nash    9* (17b)      Wasim Akram    8-0-23-1
CZ Harris    34* (79b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    7-1-24-1

44.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, no run

44.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, no run, coming forward, defended softly on the off side

44.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, 1 run

44.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Nash, no run

44.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Nash, 1 run, stepping back and worked behind the square leg

44.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, 1 wide, down the leg side of theleft hander

44.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, no run, boring, off the pad and onto the off side

just when I thought the Sri Lankan v India was the most broing thing I've sat thru, along comes this desperately futile effort

End of over 45 (3 runs) New Zealand 177/7 (93 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 3.93, RRR: 18.60)
CZ Harris    35* (83b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    8-1-27-1
DJ Nash    10* (19b)      Wasim Akram    8-0-23-1

45.1

Wasim Akram to Nash, no run

45.2

Wasim Akram to Nash, no run, full down the leg side, not called wide thankfully

45.3

Wasim Akram to Nash, 1 run, wide of the off stump, flicked down to the 3rd man

45.4

Wasim Akram to Harris, no run, insiwnger, dug out into the covers

45.5

Wasim Akram to Harris, 1 run, glanced, fone leg is the fielder

45.6

Wasim Akram to Nash, 2 runs, pushing behind the square leg for a double

the only person I could posisbly imagine behind excited by this effort is Sunil Gavaskar

End of over 46 (4 runs) New Zealand 181/7 (89 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 3.93, RRR: 22.25)
DJ Nash    13* (23b)      Wasim Akram    9-0-27-1
CZ Harris    36* (85b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    8-1-27-1

46.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, no run

46.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, 1 leg bye, shoves some defence out into the off side

46.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Nash, 1 leg bye, big turner into the legs, a leg bye, how interesting

46.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, 1 run, guided down short of the 3rd man

46.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Nash, 1 run, easy drive, Saleem fields

46.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, 1 leg bye

End of over 47 (5 runs) New Zealand 186/7 (84 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 3.95, RRR: 28.00)
CZ Harris    37* (89b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    9-1-29-1
DJ Nash    14* (25b)      Wasim Akram    9-0-27-1

47.1

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, no run

47.2

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, 2 runs

47.3

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, no run

47.4

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, 1 run, a couple of New Zealanders are wrapped in their tin foil biosphere jackets, that's interesting I suppose

47.5

Abdul Razzaq to Nash, no run

47.6

Abdul Razzaq to Nash, 5 wides, down the leg side, that's 5 wides, that's pretty interesting as well

47.6

Abdul Razzaq to Nash, 1 run, pushing somewhere in the off side

End of over 48 (9 runs) New Zealand 195/7 (75 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.06, RRR: 37.50)
DJ Nash    15* (27b)      Abdul Razzaq    7-0-30-0
CZ Harris    40* (93b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    9-1-29-1

48.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Nash, 1 run

48.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, 1 run

48.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Nash, 1 run

48.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, 1 run, go New Zealand! You're may only a have little pride left to lose

48.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Nash, 1 run

48.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, OUT, played to the square leg. Caught. By Abdul Razzaq. For a certain amount of runs.

CZ Harris c Abdul Razzaq b Saqlain Mushtaq 42 (111m 96b 0x4 0x6) SR: 43.75

End of over 49 (5 runs) New Zealand 200/8 (70 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 4.08, RRR: 70.00)
     Saqlain Mushtaq    10-1-34-2
DJ Nash    18* (30b)      Abdul Razzaq    7-0-30-0

49.1

Abdul Razzaq to Larsen, 1 run

49.2

Abdul Razzaq to Nash, 2 runs

49.3

Abdul Razzaq to Nash, 1 run

49.4

Abdul Razzaq to Larsen, no run, snicked to the keeper! no! wishful thinking only.

49.5

Abdul Razzaq to Larsen, 2 runs, and everyone runs onto the pitch, the clowns can't count

a very English voice booms over the pa: "GET OFF THE PLAYING AREA PLEASE. THE MATCH IS NOT OVER" "PLEASE GET OFF THE PLAYING AREA".... priceless stuff

49.6

Abdul Razzaq to Larsen, 1 leg bye, a leg bye, hoho, the umpire fields

he was hopping signalling the leg bye, whilst moving to the mid wicket to field the ball 3000 big ones to NZ for turning up an dpretending to play cricket and some reward to Pakistan, Wasim participates in an interview that is drowned out by the crowd again. The interviewer liked whatever he said anyway. Inzamam is the Man of the match, gets a medal, he says "the pitch is good for batting" every sentence started with the word "yeeeearrrr" which is strangely enough the same word he begins his call for a run with, and quite often followed by the word "nooo" that's all for today. tomorrow's matches are bound to be some improvement on today's new low in entertainment. SA v Zim and Ind v Eng start at 0945 GMT. Ta ta from CI. that's all for today. tomorrow's matches are bound to be some improvement on today's new low in entertainment. SA v Zim and Ind v Eng start at 0945 GMT. Ta ta from CI.

End of over 50 (7 runs) New Zealand 207/8 (63 runs required)
GR Larsen    3* (4b)      Abdul Razzaq    8-0-36-0
DJ Nash    21* (32b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    10-1-34-2
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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1999

28 May 1999: Saleem Malik of Pakistan is bowled in the World Cup Group B game against New Zealand at Derby in England. Pakistan won by 62 runs.

Saleem Malik bowled, New Zealand v Pakistan, World Cup 1999

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