ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 32nd match, Super Sixes

Pakistan v South Africa

South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Pakistan have won the toss and have elected to bat first a banner says "East 2 West, Pakistan is the best". The best, that is, if you ignore the existence of Bangladesh. the umpires, batsmen and other miscellaneous participants are out on the field the ginger ninja to open the bowling from the Pavilion End

0.1

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, no run, slow outside the off stump, bat raised, ball left alone

0.2

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, no run, throwing the bat at it, mistimed drive to Gibbs in the covers

0.3

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, no run, outside the off stump and thru to the keeper again

0.4

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, tucking it of fthe hip, ball trickles away behind the square leg

0.5

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, thick edge from the off drive doesn't travel too far away from the point Rhodes, typical sloppy effort, cannot dive the required 12 feet to his right

0.6

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, no run

Kallis with his parody of a new ball bowler to open from the other end

End of over 1 (4 runs) Pakistan 4/0
Saeed Anwar    4* (6b)      SM Pollock    1-0-4-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    0* (0b)     

1.1

Kallis to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

1.2

Kallis to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 wide, drifting wide down the leg side, Hair calls it so

1.2

Kallis to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, swinging away wide of the off stump this time, to the keeper

1.3

Kallis to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, defensive knock square to the point fielder

1.4

Kallis to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 leg bye, missed nudge off the hip, but there's no penalty as they get a run anyany

1.5

Kallis to Saeed Anwar, no run, good bounce, down the leg side again

1.6

Kallis to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, flicked off the legs, behind the square leg

End of over 2 (4 runs) Pakistan 8/0
Saeed Anwar    6* (8b)      JH Kallis    1-0-3-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    0* (4b)      SM Pollock    1-0-4-0

2.1

Pollock to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 leg bye, dribbling down the leg side, keeper cleans up

2.2

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, no run

2.3

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, no run, bat raised, ball left alone outside the off stump

2.4

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, working it towards the square leg, Kirsten makes with some swift fielding

2.5

Pollock to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, angling in well, bat miles away from it, into the thigh it goes

2.6

Pollock to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, defensive onto the on side from Waja, ball falls short of the covers

End of over 3 (2 runs) Pakistan 10/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    0* (7b)      SM Pollock    2-0-5-0
Saeed Anwar    7* (11b)      JH Kallis    1-0-3-0

3.1

Kallis to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, swinging well down the leg side

3.1

Kallis to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, just a single behind the legs

3.2

Kallis to Wajahatullah Wasti, FOUR, great drive off the stumps, seems to be a long boundary, but the ball has the legs to beat the chasing mid on

3.3

Kallis to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, defensive, Waja looks to have the mould to grow into the next Inzamam

3.4

Kallis to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, dabbed square again, to the point fielder

3.5

Kallis to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, well left, ball angling in and then swinging away

3.6

Kallis to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, bat raised above the ball, left to the keeper

End of over 4 (6 runs) Pakistan 16/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    4* (12b 1x4)      JH Kallis    2-0-9-0
Saeed Anwar    8* (12b)      SM Pollock    2-0-5-0

4.1

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, no run, bat raised straight in the air, keeper gets to practice those catching skills again

4.2

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, no run, inside edge bounces away dangerously, moving in front of the stumps

4.3

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, flicked away behind the square leg again

4.4

Pollock to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, nudging it square, ball travels a little too quickly to get the single, Anwar sends him back

4.5

Pollock to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, more stuff down the leg side, misplayed by Waja, both of these SA new ball bowlers have really shown any prmoise in this tourney

4.6

Pollock to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, angling in, defended away awkwardly but safely

End of over 5 (1 run) Pakistan 17/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    4* (15b 1x4)      SM Pollock    3-0-6-0
Saeed Anwar    9* (15b)      JH Kallis    2-0-9-0

5.1

Kallis to Saeed Anwar, no run, good upright backfoot defence into the off side

5.2

Kallis to Saeed Anwar, no run, more defence outside the off stump

5.3

Kallis to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, pulling poorly, ball was a bit too quick, off the splice, lands safely forward of square leg

5.4

Kallis to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, easy defensive tap to the mid on area

5.5

Kallis to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, cutting, slightly above Rhodes at backward point, DROPPED! everyone makes incredulous statements as to whether that has ever happened before, like he's a living incarnation of a fielding god or soemthing

5.6

Kallis to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

End of over 6 (5 runs) Pakistan 22/0
Saeed Anwar    13* (20b)      JH Kallis    3-0-14-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    5* (16b 1x4)      SM Pollock    3-0-6-0

6.1

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, no run, outside the off stump and thru to the keeper

6.2

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, no run, again, no shot offered outside the off stump

6.3

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, no run, defensive poke into the covers, Gibbs looks like the fielder

6.4

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, no run

6.5

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, no run, more stuff outside the off stump, to the keeper again

6.6

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, no run, shoddy cut shot outside the off stump, ball slinks away to the point fielder

End of over 7 (maiden) Pakistan 22/0
Saeed Anwar    13* (26b)      SM Pollock    4-1-6-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    5* (16b 1x4)      JH Kallis    3-0-14-0

7.1

Kallis to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

7.2

Kallis to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 wide

7.2

Kallis to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

7.3

Kallis to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, slapping a cut shot behind the point fielder

7.4

Kallis to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, pushed way too wide across the left hander

7.4

Kallis to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, flinging a strong cut shot at the ball, top edge flies over the slips and is too fine for the 3rd man to field

7.5

Kallis to Saeed Anwar, no run

7.6

Kallis to Saeed Anwar, no run, good shot, but it travels direct to the point fielder

after yet another non-wicket taking opening effort from Pollock and Kallis, here comes Donald to save the day

End of over 8 (7 runs) Pakistan 29/0
Saeed Anwar    17* (29b 1x4)      JH Kallis    4-0-21-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    6* (19b 1x4)      SM Pollock    4-1-6-0

8.1

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, FOUR, overpitched and a bit wide of the off stump, Waja with the drive, thick edge along the ground wide of the slips

8.2

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, tapping towards the covers

8.3

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, bat held high, ball travels without deviation to the keeper

8.4

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, and another dot

8.5

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, lovely ball, just leaving the right hander, Wasti defending inside the line

8.6

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, worked down to the 3rd man for a single

End of over 9 (5 runs) Pakistan 34/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    11* (25b 2x4)      AA Donald    1-0-5-0
Saeed Anwar    17* (29b 1x4)      JH Kallis    4-0-21-0

9.1

Pollock to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, bringing the bat inside it, thru to the keeper

9.2

Pollock to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, no real effort made to play it, to the keeper again

9.3

Pollock to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, terrific ball, angling in, then swinging away, past the defensive outside edge

9.4

Pollock to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, finally gets some wood on it, defending on the off side

9.5

Pollock to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

9.6

Pollock to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, angled away behind the point area

End of over 10 (1 run) Pakistan 35/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    12* (31b 2x4)      SM Pollock    5-1-7-0
Saeed Anwar    17* (29b 1x4)      AA Donald    1-0-5-0

10.1

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, easy defence, onto the on side

10.2

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, excellent inswinging yorker, aimed at the toes, defended, but only just defended

10.3

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, woeful defence by Wasti, playing late defence outside the off stump, missed completely

10.4

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

10.5

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

10.6

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, and a maiden to finally give Saeed the strike

End of over 11 (maiden) Pakistan 35/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    12* (37b 2x4)      AA Donald    2-1-5-0
Saeed Anwar    17* (29b 1x4)      SM Pollock    5-1-7-0

11.1

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, no run, cut hard, but straight to the cover point fielder

11.2

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, no run, outside the off stump, and to the keeper

11.3

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, no run

11.4

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, no run, Saeed's eyes light up, attempts to smash it thru the covers, but gets a bottom edge instead, ball bounces into the body

11.5

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, no run, playing and missing the soft drive wide of the off stump

11.6

Pollock to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, great shot, perfectly judged, late drive behind the point, ball screams its way to the boundary

End of over 12 (4 runs) Pakistan 39/0
Saeed Anwar    21* (35b 2x4)      SM Pollock    6-1-11-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    12* (37b 2x4)      AA Donald    2-1-5-0

12.1

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, straight drive, Donald's fielding attempt nearly deflects it onto the stumps, but Saeed was safe

12.2

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

12.3

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, worked away onto the on side, fielded at forward square leg

12.4

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, tapping some defence onto the on side

12.5

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, easily driven into the covers, easily fielded as well

12.6

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, jabbing the bat at it, inside edge into the pads

Elworthy on for Pollock, time for some jammy wickets

End of over 13 (maiden) Pakistan 39/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    12* (43b 2x4)      AA Donald    3-2-5-0
Saeed Anwar    21* (35b 2x4)      SM Pollock    6-1-11-0

13.1

Elworthy to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, full toss outside the off stump, thick edge spits past the slips, 3rd man collects on the rope

13.2

Elworthy to Saeed Anwar, OUT, and there's the first one, very vague outswinger, outside edge to the keeper, so many edges from the Pakistanis this morning, one of them had to be a thinner one, Elworthy was bowling around the wicket

Saeed Anwar c †Boucher b Elworthy 23 (55m 37b 2x4 0x6) SR: 62.16

3 slips for Elworthy now, even Donald only got 2

13.3

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run

13.4

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run, seam wobling all over the place, seams into the pads of Abdur

13.5

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, playing across the line, off the pads and forward fo the square leg

13.6

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run

End of over 14 (4 runs) Pakistan 43/1
Abdul Razzaq    2* (4b)      S Elworthy    1-0-4-1
Wajahatullah Wasti    12* (43b 2x4)      AA Donald    3-2-5-0

14.1

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, outside the off stump and thru to the keeper

14.2

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, worked away to just behind the square leg

14.3

Donald to Abdul Razzaq, no run, loose ball, but cut hard to the diving Kirsten in the covers

14.4

Donald to Abdul Razzaq, no run, defending onto the off side, to the mid off

14.5

Donald to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, good bounce, just outside the off stump, late cut to the 3rd man, Klusener is a little slow fielding, allowing the second

14.6

Donald to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, nudged down to the 3rd man again

End of over 15 (4 runs) Pakistan 47/1
Abdul Razzaq    5* (8b)      AA Donald    4-2-9-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    13* (45b 2x4)      S Elworthy    1-0-4-1

15.1

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, off drive down to the mid off, Cronje is the fielder

15.2

Elworthy to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run

15.3

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run, easy paced drive on the off side

15.4

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run

15.5

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run, into the pads, Abdur missing the flick away on the on side

15.6

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run, cramped defence off the off stump and onto the on side, bowler fields, no chance for a single

End of over 16 (2 runs) Pakistan 49/1
Abdul Razzaq    6* (13b)      S Elworthy    2-0-6-1
Wajahatullah Wasti    14* (46b 2x4)      AA Donald    4-2-9-0

16.1

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, tapped to Pollock at mid on, quick single taken, Pollock hits the wood with the throw, but it's Waja's bat, not the stumps

16.2

Donald to Abdul Razzaq, no run

16.3

Donald to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, flashy drive outside the off stump, not so flashy inside edge goes down to the fine leg

16.4

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, spliced down to the 3rd man

16.5

Donald to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide, overpitched and outside the leg stump, uncharacteristically wayward from Donald

16.5

Donald to Abdul Razzaq, no run, straight outside the off stump, no shot offered

16.6

Donald to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, flicking it away wide of the 3rd man

Match State: Drinks

End of over 17 (6 runs) Pakistan 55/1
Abdul Razzaq    9* (17b)      AA Donald    5-2-15-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    16* (48b 2x4)      S Elworthy    2-0-6-1

17.1

Elworthy to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, quick into the pads, ball spurts away to the square leg

17.2

Elworthy to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

17.3

Elworthy to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, jumping down the wicket, awful shot, slapping down on top of the ball

17.4

Elworthy to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, swiping off the toes to the forward square leg

17.5

Elworthy to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, flicking it away to Pollock at square leg, the throw misses the bolwer's end

17.6

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, 1 leg bye, missing the glance, ball trickles square, Boucher fields

Donald to continue, in conference with Cronje and Boucher whilst a new bat is brought out for Wasti

End of over 18 (2 runs) Pakistan 57/1
Abdul Razzaq    9* (18b)      S Elworthy    3-0-7-1
Wajahatullah Wasti    17* (53b 2x4)      AA Donald    5-2-15-0

18.1

Donald to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, cutting it thru the covers, but only a single

18.2

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, worked awya towards the gully

18.3

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, pushing into the covers, easy fielding

18.4

Donald to Wajahatullah Wasti, OUT, trying to glide it to the 3rd man with a straight bat, edging direct to the keeper, finally something happens

Wajahatullah Wasti c †Boucher b Donald 17 (81m 56b 2x4 0x6) SR: 30.35

this game was degnerating into a stalemate, mediocre batting against unpenetrative bowling

18.5

Donald to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, defensive into the covers

18.6

Donald to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 leg bye, the sundry works its way thru the 45 towards the long leg

End of over 19 (2 runs) Pakistan 59/2
Ijaz Ahmed    0* (2b)      AA Donald    6-2-16-1
Abdul Razzaq    10* (19b)      S Elworthy    3-0-7-1

19.1

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, FOUR, overpitched on the pads, great flick off the pads behind the square leg

19.2

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, bit of extra bounce outside the off stump, well defended

19.3

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, pitching on the middle stump, into the pads, big appeal, missing the leg stump

19.4

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, slight outseam outside the off stump, guided down beside the slips into the deep

19.5

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run

19.6

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run, front foot planted forward, bat held high, ball travels outside the off stump

Jackie is back after being whipped off after 4 poor opening overs some big delay for something behind the sightscreen seems like a reflection from some metal box in front of a sponsor's box Shep is talking into the walkie talkie. Noone seems to be taking any particular action. The sun will have moved by the time anyone has done anything 2 of the SA team appear from nowhere and cover the offending equipment with a piece of material

End of over 20 (5 runs) Pakistan 64/2
Abdul Razzaq    10* (21b)      S Elworthy    4-0-12-1
Ijaz Ahmed    5* (6b 1x4)      AA Donald    6-2-16-1

20.1

Kallis to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, defensive outside the off stump

20.2

Kallis to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 wide, down the leg side, more garbage from Kallis, 5th wide of the day

20.2

Kallis to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, down the leg side again, clipped to the fine leg

20.3

Kallis to Abdul Razzaq, no run, defending off the off stump to the wide mid on area

20.4

Kallis to Abdul Razzaq, 4 byes, missed drive inside the body, ball then misses the leg stump, Boucher dives and misses as well, a missathon

20.5

Kallis to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

20.6

Kallis to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, seaming into the pads, Kallis appeals, Shep says no, perhaps an inside edge

End of over 21 (7 runs) Pakistan 71/2
Ijaz Ahmed    6* (9b 1x4)      JH Kallis    5-0-24-0
Abdul Razzaq    11* (24b)      S Elworthy    4-0-12-1

21.1

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run, outside the off stump and to the keeper again

21.2

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run, playing thru the line again, yet atill missed, just past the outside edge

21.3

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run, slashing and missing outside the off stump, sub-standard batting to say the least

21.4

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run, leaving the ball alone outside the off stump

21.5

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, finds the tiny gap between point and backward point, 2 runs taken whilst the ball is fielded in the deep

21.6

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run, pushing across the line again, taken by the backward point this time

End of over 22 (2 runs) Pakistan 73/2
Abdul Razzaq    13* (30b)      S Elworthy    5-0-14-1
Ijaz Ahmed    6* (9b 1x4)      JH Kallis    5-0-24-0

22.1

Kallis to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 wide, way overpitched and way wide, Shep seemed to take the advice of the crowd on board before signalling wide

22.1

Kallis to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 wide, terrible bowling, down the leg side the time

22.1

Kallis to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, Ijaz across the line, leading edge falls just short of a catch to the diving point fielder

22.2

Kallis to Abdul Razzaq, no run

22.3

Kallis to Abdul Razzaq, no run, scratches it close, ball runs along the ground to the keeper

22.4

Kallis to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, typical play from Razzaq, takes an eon to get his eye in, then lofts one way over the mid wicket, tremendous shot

22.5

Kallis to Abdul Razzaq, no run, left alone outside the off stump

22.6

Kallis to Abdul Razzaq, no run, dabbing on the on side, nearly lofted it to the mid wicket, sent back by Ijaz

End of over 23 (7 runs) Pakistan 80/2
Abdul Razzaq    17* (35b 1x4)      JH Kallis    6-0-31-0
Ijaz Ahmed    7* (10b 1x4)      S Elworthy    5-0-14-1

23.1

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, pushing it away to the point area

23.2

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, misplayed shot into the off side, ends up barely travelling behin dthe batsman

23.3

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, great bounce, a bit of outseam away from the right hander, Ijaz is jumping and drawing his bat inside the line

23.4

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, poking it into the off side, collected in the covers

23.5

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, seaming a long way outside the off stump, Ijaz has a poor poor dab at it, must have ditracted Shep from calling wide

23.6

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, and that completes a pretty unremarkable maiden

the great pretender, Lance Klusener, brought into the attack

End of over 24 (maiden) Pakistan 80/2
Ijaz Ahmed    7* (16b 1x4)      S Elworthy    6-1-14-1
Abdul Razzaq    17* (35b 1x4)      JH Kallis    6-0-31-0

24.1

Klusener to Abdul Razzaq, no run, loose, overpitched, wide of the off stump, left alone by the batsman

24.2

Klusener to Abdul Razzaq, no run, aimed at the off stump, pushed on the on side, nearly a run out, perhaps anticipating the arrival of Inzamam

24.3

Klusener to Abdul Razzaq, no run

24.4

Klusener to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, sneaky little dab well short of the cover point

24.5

Klusener to Ijaz Ahmed, 2 runs, flicked away behind the square leg, well saved by the deep backward square, long leg is there as well to make the throw

24.6

Klusener to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, worked down to the 3rd man

End of over 25 (4 runs) Pakistan 84/2
Ijaz Ahmed    10* (18b 1x4)      L Klusener    1-0-4-0
Abdul Razzaq    18* (39b 1x4)      S Elworthy    6-1-14-1

25.1

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, good smooth shot thru the covers, but Donald is available in the deep to stop the boundary

25.2

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run

25.3

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run, great big chuffing swing and miss outside the off stump

25.4

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

25.5

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, smooth cover drive, but only a single again

25.6

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run, slow ball, merely dabbed towards the cover point

hard to tell if both teams as merely as ineffective as each other. Perhaps South Africa don't want to take wickets, knowing that the Pakistani bottom order is far more dangerous than the top oder

End of over 26 (3 runs) Pakistan 87/2
Abdul Razzaq    19* (43b 1x4)      S Elworthy    7-1-17-1
Ijaz Ahmed    12* (20b 1x4)      L Klusener    1-0-4-0

26.1

Klusener to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run

26.2

Klusener to Abdul Razzaq, no run, not a good slog down the wicket, mistimed, barely travels past the non striker

26.3

Klusener to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, another slog, lofted to extra cover, Cronje is too wide and deep at mid off, ends up conceding an overthrow as well

26.4

Klusener to Abdul Razzaq, no run

26.5

Klusener to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, flicked away off the leg stump, to the long leg fielder

Klusener has a problem, aside from the usual, something to do with his boot team is gathered around to have a look-see, can't imagine the air is too fresh it was a busted shoelace, now back to matters altogether less sublime...

26.6

Klusener to Ijaz Ahmed, no run

End of over 27 (4 runs) Pakistan 91/2
Ijaz Ahmed    13* (22b 1x4)      L Klusener    2-0-8-0
Abdul Razzaq    22* (47b 1x4)      S Elworthy    7-1-17-1

27.1

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run

27.2

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run, ball trickles back down the pitch to t he bolwer

27.3

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, off drive typically (for Razzaq) turns into a thick edge down to the 3rd man

27.4

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, guided to the 3rd man, deliberately this time

27.5

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 wide, full and wide down the leg side

27.5

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run

27.6

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run, dabbing, and missing, outsid ethe off stump, Boucher gathers

End of over 28 (5 runs) Pakistan 96/2
Abdul Razzaq    25* (52b 1x4)      S Elworthy    8-1-22-1
Ijaz Ahmed    14* (23b 1x4)      L Klusener    2-0-8-0

28.1

Klusener to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, Zulu spears a ball over the off stump, Ijaz trying some weird and wacky shot over the square leg, I think

28.2

Klusener to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, away to the 3rd man with it

28.3

Klusener to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, short and wide of the off stump, hammered away over the extra cover, classic Razzaq shot

28.4

Klusener to Abdul Razzaq, no run

28.5

Klusener to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, towards the covers

28.6

Klusener to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, pushing onto the on side, fielded by the mid wicket

End of over 29 (6 runs) Pakistan 102/2
Ijaz Ahmed    15* (26b 1x4)      L Klusener    3-0-14-0
Abdul Razzaq    30* (55b 2x4)      S Elworthy    8-1-22-1

29.1

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run

29.2

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run, pushing off the off stump, into the off side

29.3

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run, dabbed away on the off side again

29.4

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, no run, pushed hard to backward point this time, Rhodes fields quick enough to have the batsmen changing their minds about a run

29.5

Elworthy to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, pull shot, over the mid wicket, mistimed too high into the air, Kirsten is underneath it after running in a little from the deep

Abdul Razzaq c Kirsten b Elworthy 30 (76m 60b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

so no chance for Abdur to make to regular big slog after the slow start today

29.6

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, waving the bat at it, big bounce outside the off stump

End of over 30 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 102/3
Ijaz Ahmed    15* (27b 1x4)      S Elworthy    9-2-22-2
Inzamam-ul-Haq    0* (0b)      L Klusener    3-0-14-0

30.1

Klusener to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, defending onto the on side, fielded at mid wicket

30.2

Klusener to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, straight and wide of the off stump, thru to the keeper after no shot being executed

30.3

Klusener to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, big cheer from the flick off the pads for some reason, perhaps just anticipation of an Inzamam running mixup

30.4

Klusener to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, dabbing into the covers, another cheer

30.5

Klusener to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, moving across the pitch, bat raised, ball to the keeper

30.6

Klusener to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushing into the covers

End of over 31 (2 runs) Pakistan 104/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    1* (5b)      L Klusener    4-0-16-0
Ijaz Ahmed    16* (28b 1x4)      S Elworthy    9-2-22-2

31.1

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, defending onto the on side, bowler fields

31.2

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, guided away towards the cover point

31.3

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, angling the bat outside the off stump, deflected to the point

31.4

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, no run

31.5

Elworthy to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run

31.6

Elworthy to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, and that ends a very economical day at the proverbial fro Elworthy, lucky enough to not have to bowl to Yousuf, Moin, Wasim et al

End of over 32 (1 run) Pakistan 105/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    1* (6b)      S Elworthy    10-2-23-2
Ijaz Ahmed    17* (33b 1x4)      L Klusener    4-0-16-0

32.1

Klusener to Ijaz Ahmed, no run

32.2

Klusener to Ijaz Ahmed, SIX, tremendous shot, whacked way over the mid on, over the rope and then over the fence some distance behind it

32.3

Klusener to Ijaz Ahmed, OUT, driving firmly and directly to the cover, was outside the off stump, shot was lofted a bit too much

Ijaz Ahmed c Cullinan b Klusener 23 (61m 36b 1x4 1x6) SR: 63.88

Match State: Drinks

32.4

Klusener to Yousuf Youhana, no run, harmless ball outside the off stump, to the keeper underneath the raised bat

32.5

Klusener to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, driving down the wicket, Pollock fields from mid on

32.6

Klusener to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushing away into the covers, no damage to the score there

End of over 33 (7 runs) Pakistan 112/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    1* (7b)      L Klusener    5-0-23-1
Yousuf Youhana    1* (2b)      S Elworthy    10-2-23-2

33.1

Pollock to Yousuf Youhana, 1 leg bye, coming off the thigh

33.2

Pollock to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

33.3

Pollock to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushing into the covers, easily fielded again

33.4

Pollock to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run

33.5

Pollock to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, chopped thru the covers

33.6

Pollock to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

End of over 34 (3 runs) Pakistan 115/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    2* (11b)      SM Pollock    7-1-13-0
Yousuf Youhana    2* (4b)      L Klusener    5-0-23-1

34.1

Klusener to Yousuf Youhana, no run

34.2

Klusener to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, thick edge thru the gully, 3rd man runs arond

34.3

Klusener to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, flicking across the line, behind the square leg, plenty of time for the second

34.4

Klusener to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushing into the covers

34.5

Klusener to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, playing and missing outside the off stump, Boucher gathers

34.6

Klusener to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, poor cut shot, on the front foot, bottom edge into the pitch and then to the point fielder

End of over 35 (3 runs) Pakistan 118/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    4* (15b)      L Klusener    6-0-26-1
Yousuf Youhana    3* (6b)      SM Pollock    7-1-13-0

35.1

Pollock to Yousuf Youhana, OUT, poked perfectly square, stupid single taken to Rhodes at point, Inzamam yet again in the waste product with a run out, he had made his ground, but failed to bother to bend his back and ground his bat

Inzamam-ul-Haq run out 4 (24m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.66

TV called, and out, Inzamam didn't ground his bat until 30-50 cm after the crease line

35.2

Pollock to Moin Khan, 1 run, guided down to the 3rd man

35.3

Pollock to Yousuf Youhana, no run

35.4

Pollock to Yousuf Youhana, no run, playing and missing outside the off stump, thru to the keeper

35.5

Pollock to Yousuf Youhana, no run, defensive drive to Gibbs in the covers

Azhar Mahmood is only a batsman or so away, and yet the TV cameras showed him having a little doze in the dressing room

35.6

Pollock to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, playing behind the square leg, they take 2, but Hair signals one short

End of over 36 (2 runs) Pakistan 120/5
Yousuf Youhana    4* (11b)      SM Pollock    8-1-15-0
Moin Khan    1* (1b)      L Klusener    6-0-26-1

36.1

Donald to Moin Khan, 1 run, dabbed down to the 3rd man

36.2

Donald to Yousuf Youhana, no run, full toss aimed at the off stump, defended away

36.3

Donald to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run

36.4

Donald to Moin Khan, no run

36.5

Donald to Moin Khan, no run, seaming away from the batsmen, to the keeper, Moin trying some shot into the off side

36.6

Donald to Moin Khan, no run

End of over 37 (2 runs) Pakistan 122/5
Moin Khan    2* (5b)      AA Donald    7-2-18-1
Yousuf Youhana    5* (13b)      SM Pollock    8-1-15-0

37.1

Kallis to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, surprising that Kallis is still being used, rather than Cronje giving himself a bowl, if only he had that ear piece thing

37.2

Kallis to Moin Khan, no run, moving away from the off stump, to the keeper

37.3

Kallis to Moin Khan, no run, pushing lazily outside the off stump, to the keeper

37.4

Kallis to Moin Khan, no run, pushed direct to the point fielder

37.5

Kallis to Moin Khan, no run, swinging away from the off stump, totally missed by Moin, in line with today's team policy of batting as poorly as possible

37.6

Kallis to Moin Khan, no run

End of over 38 (1 run) Pakistan 123/5
Moin Khan    2* (10b)      JH Kallis    7-0-32-0
Yousuf Youhana    6* (14b)      AA Donald    7-2-18-1

38.1

Donald to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, pushing towards the covers

38.2

Donald to Moin Khan, FOUR, swinging the bat at it, thick edge flies away over the slip and to the boundary

38.3

Donald to Moin Khan, 1 run

38.4

Donald to Yousuf Youhana, no run, poked towards the point, there was a call of yes, but no run, interesting

38.5

Donald to Yousuf Youhana, no run, stretching forward, defending back to the bowler

38.6

Donald to Yousuf Youhana, FOUR, smacked down the ground, on the off side

End of over 39 (10 runs) Pakistan 133/5
Yousuf Youhana    11* (18b 1x4)      AA Donald    8-2-28-1
Moin Khan    7* (12b 1x4)      JH Kallis    7-0-32-0

39.1

Kallis to Moin Khan, 1 run, played square, thru the cover point

39.2

Kallis to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, poked on the on side, Pollock fields from mid on, near the mid wicket

39.3

Kallis to Moin Khan, 2 runs, pushed to Pollock and mid on, that's about his 3rd wild throw of the day, concedes the overthrow

39.4

Kallis to Moin Khan, 1 leg bye

39.5

Kallis to Yousuf Youhana, no run, playing and missing outside the off stump

39.6

Kallis to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, pushing down on the off side, gathered at the mid off

End of over 40 (6 runs) Pakistan 139/5
Yousuf Youhana    13* (21b 1x4)      JH Kallis    8-0-37-0
Moin Khan    10* (15b 1x4)      AA Donald    8-2-28-1

40.1

Klusener to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run, easily dabbed behind point, Pakistan in no hurry whatsoever

40.2

Klusener to Moin Khan, 1 run, another little guide to the 3rd man

40.3

Klusener to Yousuf Youhana, 1 run

40.4

Klusener to Moin Khan, 2 leg byes, travels very fine, comes off the pad

40.5

Klusener to Moin Khan, 1 run, a single taken into the covers, and Yousuf has hit the deck

trainer is on the ground, attending to his leg, umpires consulting Cronje, I assume for a runner, Cronje very animated, pointing the finger at Shepherd, I can't imagine what the fuss is about perhaps Cronje is saying "yes, on the one condition that the runner is Inzamam" appeared to be a groin strain in his right leg, physio was stretching his legs outwards whilst he was laying on his back the runner is Ijaz Ahmed

40.6

Klusener to Yousuf Youhana, no run

End of over 41 (6 runs) Pakistan 145/5
Yousuf Youhana    15* (24b 1x4)      L Klusener    7-0-30-1
Moin Khan    12* (18b 1x4)      JH Kallis    8-0-37-0

41.1

Kallis to Moin Khan, no run, pitching the ball up and outside the off stump, seaming away

41.2

Kallis to Moin Khan, no run, hammered a straight drive, Kallis with the reflex attempt with his right hand, DROPPED! may have save the boundary instead

41.3

Kallis to Moin Khan, 1 run, pushing away towards point

41.4

Kallis to Yousuf Youhana, no run, wide of the off stump, lots of hooting for the wide, Hair does the game a favour and tries to get Kallis to finish asap

41.5

Kallis to Yousuf Youhana, no run, awful dab across the line, missed, trying to play to point

41.6

Kallis to Yousuf Youhana, 2 runs, good hard drive thru the covers, Yousuf caught short of his ground for a second, forgetting about the runner

End of over 42 (3 runs) Pakistan 148/5
Yousuf Youhana    17* (27b 1x4)      JH Kallis    9-0-40-0
Moin Khan    13* (21b 1x4)      L Klusener    7-0-30-1

42.1

Klusener to Moin Khan, no run, outside the off stump and thru to the ekep

42.2

Klusener to Moin Khan, no run, overpitched and wide of the off stump, terrible shot, almost representative of the entire game so far, trying to sweep thru the mid on it looked like

42.3

Klusener to Moin Khan, no run, poked behind the point fielder

42.4

Klusener to Moin Khan, 2 runs, lifted over the square leg, Donald with a handy bit of late fielding, dragging the ball in before it crosses the rope

42.5

Klusener to Moin Khan, no run

42.6

Klusener to Moin Khan, OUT, poked close on the on side, quick single, terrible dive by Ijaz the runner, dived from the crease way too early, was lucky to cross the line at all, poor Youhana has to watch the mess from square leg, run out by proxy

Yousuf Youhana run out 17 (47m 27b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.96

End of over 43 (2 runs) Pakistan 150/5
Moin Khan    15* (27b 1x4)      L Klusener    8-0-32-1
     JH Kallis    9-0-40-0

43.1

Kallis to Moin Khan, no run, TV comms mentioning that Yousuf broufght the injury into the game, hence the aggravation from Cronje

43.2

Kallis to Moin Khan, no run

43.3

Kallis to Moin Khan, no run, played late and missed outside the off stump

43.4

Kallis to Moin Khan, 2 runs

43.5

Kallis to Moin Khan, FOUR, no shortage of runs off the edge to the 3rd man, there's some more

43.6

Kallis to Moin Khan, 1 run, pushing thru the covers, and thankfully that ends Kallis for the day, very scrappy effort, hard to believe Cronje kept bowling him

End of over 44 (7 runs) Pakistan 157/6
Moin Khan    22* (33b 2x4)      JH Kallis    10-0-47-0
Azhar Mahmood    0* (0b)      L Klusener    8-0-32-1

44.1

Klusener to Moin Khan, 2 runs, cutting outside the off stump

44.2

Klusener to Moin Khan, FOUR, drifting onto the pads, lifted away off the pads and down to the long leg boundary, half sweep/half pull shot

44.3

Klusener to Moin Khan, 2 runs

44.4

Klusener to Moin Khan, no run

44.5

Klusener to Moin Khan, 1 run

44.6

Klusener to Azhar Mahmood, no run

and now Cron je brings himself on, perhaps he's made a misjudgement in the bowler rotations

End of over 45 (9 runs) Pakistan 166/6
Azhar Mahmood    0* (1b)      L Klusener    9-0-41-1
Moin Khan    31* (38b 3x4)      JH Kallis    10-0-47-0

45.1

Cronje to Moin Khan, 1 run, he'll bowl this one, and then give Donald and Pollock their remaining two

45.2

Cronje to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run

45.3

Cronje to Moin Khan, no run, coming down the wicket, hit hard to the mid off

45.4

Cronje to Moin Khan, 2 runs, thick edge runs away thru the point area

45.5

Cronje to Moin Khan, no run, bouncer down the leg side, Moin coming down the wicket, ends up trying an impossible hook shot

45.6

Cronje to Moin Khan, 1 wide, way down the leg side

45.6

Cronje to Moin Khan, 1 run, hacked down on the on side, Kallis runs in from long on

it's also possible Cronje is bowling because there is only 3 minutes left now, but is there should be some compensation for the reflection debacle, and the injury to Youhana

End of over 46 (6 runs) Pakistan 172/6
Moin Khan    35* (43b 3x4)      WJ Cronje    1-0-6-0
Azhar Mahmood    1* (2b)      L Klusener    9-0-41-1

46.1

Donald to Moin Khan, 1 run, slow from Donald, only 72 mph

46.2

Donald to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, pushing behind point, Kirsten in the fielder in the deep

46.3

Donald to Moin Khan, FOUR, stretching forward and lifting it over the forward square leg, excellent improvisation

46.4

Donald to Moin Khan, SIX, as usual, Moinmaking up the poor efforts from the Pakistani top order, Donald straying down the leg side, great pull over the long leg

46.5

Donald to Moin Khan, 1 wide, Donald losing it now, well wide of the off stump

46.5

Donald to Moin Khan, no run, good slow ball outside the off stump

46.6

Donald to Moin Khan, FOUR, and again, flicked away behind the square leg, a couple of metres short of being a 6, umpires get the replay to confirm

End of over 47 (17 runs) Pakistan 189/6
Moin Khan    50* (48b 5x4 1x6)      AA Donald    9-2-45-1
Azhar Mahmood    2* (3b)      WJ Cronje    1-0-6-0

47.1

Pollock to Azhar Mahmood, 2 runs

47.2

Pollock to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, in front of the square leg

47.3

Pollock to Moin Khan, no run, sort of dabs at it, then leaves it alone

47.4

Pollock to Moin Khan, SIX, off drive, tremendous shot, lifted into the base of the sightscreen

47.5

Pollock to Moin Khan, FOUR, slapped away over the covers, cross bat shot, one bounce over the rope

47.6

Pollock to Moin Khan, no run, down the leg side, missing the glance

End of over 48 (13 runs) Pakistan 202/6
Moin Khan    60* (52b 6x4 2x6)      SM Pollock    9-1-28-0
Azhar Mahmood    5* (5b)      AA Donald    9-2-45-1

48.1

Donald to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, misjudges the slower ball, but probably only wanted the single anyway, into the covers

crowd making a lot of noise

48.2

Donald to Moin Khan, no run, swinging and missing, ball bounces over the stumps

48.3

Donald to Moin Khan, 2 runs, swung away high, desined for another boundary, but it falls short

48.4

Donald to Moin Khan, no run, swinging and missing, widish of the off stump

48.5

Donald to Moin Khan, 1 run, OUT, charging Donald, smacked into the covers, Cronje collects the deflection at mid off, they try a double, the throw is wayward to Boucher, TV called, about 20 cm short as Bouhcer lunges towards the stumps

Moin Khan run out 63 (62m 56b 6x4 2x6) SR: 112.50

48.6

Donald to Wasim Akram, no run

13 minutes overtime now, surely there will be some sort of penalty applied even taking into account the interruptions

End of over 49 (4 runs) Pakistan 206/7
Wasim Akram    0* (1b)      AA Donald    10-2-49-1
Azhar Mahmood    6* (6b)      SM Pollock    9-1-28-0

49.1

Pollock to Azhar Mahmood, 2 runs, launched straight down the ground, has the umpire diving underneath the missile

49.2

Pollock to Azhar Mahmood, 2 runs, worked away on the on side, another 2 taken

49.3

Pollock to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, played slower on the on side this time, Wasim was looking for the 2, but time was not available

49.4

Pollock to Wasim Akram, FOUR, full at the toes, attempted drive thru the mid on, but even better for him is the inside edge to the fine leg boundary

49.5

Pollock to Wasim Akram, 1 run, misplayed down to the short fine leg

18 minutes overtime, and here's another unexplained tedious delay

49.6

Pollock to Azhar Mahmood, FOUR, throwing the bat at it, the outside edge travels very fine over the vacant slips, to the 3rd man boundary

only a 25 minute break, play to resume at 1400 GMT, we'll bring you news of any over reductions as soon as we know Match State: Lunch

End of over 50 (14 runs) Pakistan 220/7
Azhar Mahmood    15* (10b 1x4)      SM Pollock    10-1-42-0
Wasim Akram    5* (3b 1x4)      AA Donald    10-2-49-1
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Mark Boucher runs out Moin Khan, Pakistan v South Africa, World cup, Nottingham, June 5, 1999

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