ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 37th match, Super Sixes

Pakistan v Zimbabwe

Pakistan won by 148 runs

Pakistan have won the toss and elected to bat first a couple of minor adjustments to each team. Saleem Malik is "injured" (probably would've been dropped anyway) and Mbangwa comes in Viljoen, dumped after 1 match Streak to open the bowling for the 1st time, rather than Johnson

0.1

Streak to Saeed Anwar, no run, swinging down the leg side, close to the leg stump, not called wide

0.2

Streak to Saeed Anwar, no run, soft drive into the off side, to the extra cover

0.3

Streak to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump, Saeed flapping a useless cut shot at it

0.3

Streak to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, swinging down the leg side, a Streak of wides! (oh, I kill myself)

0.3

Streak to Saeed Anwar, no run

0.4

Streak to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, poking it out towards the extra cover

0.5

Streak to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, well flicked off the leg stump down Henry at long leg

that's Mbangwa at long leg actually, Henry is in the covers

0.6

Streak to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, another quick single into the covers, Henry fields and dives at the bowler's end but misses, very risky single

End of over 1 (5 runs) Pakistan 5/0
Saeed Anwar    2* (5b)      HH Streak    1-0-5-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    1* (1b)     

1.1

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, big swing down the leg side, Johnson may be injured and not able to bowl perhaps?

1.1

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run, tucking it into the covers, easily fielded

1.2

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run, defensive push onto the on side, gathered in by the wide mid on

1.3

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, hard and brutal shot, lofted over the mid wicket, Mbangwa overpitched and Saeed played with little footwork but lots of power, replay needed to confirm the species of boundary, just short of a 6

1.4

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run, dug out onto the off side, trickles short of the covers

1.5

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run, outside the off stump, defended onto the on side

1.6

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, driving thru the covers, 2 of the Zimmers chase it, one of them just saves it inside the rope, but not enough, fielder and ball end up over the boundary

End of over 2 (9 runs) Pakistan 14/0
Saeed Anwar    10* (11b 2x4)      M Mbangwa    1-0-9-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    1* (1b)      HH Streak    1-0-5-0

2.1

Streak to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 wide, outswinger, and that's kept on going

2.1

Streak to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, poking it onto the on side and past the mid wicket

2.2

Streak to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, flicking it thru the left hander's mid wicket this time

2.3

Streak to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, outside the off stump, dead batted down the pitch to the bowler

2.4

Streak to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, thick edge spits off the bat and thru the gully

2.5

Streak to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, down to the fine leg

2.6

Streak to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

End of over 3 (5 runs) Pakistan 19/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    3* (5b)      HH Streak    2-0-10-0
Saeed Anwar    12* (13b 2x4)      M Mbangwa    1-0-9-0

3.1

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run

3.2

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run, driving well down the pitch but Pommy manages to field well

3.3

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run, tapped onto the on side, fielded by the mid wicket

3.4

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run, pitched up, aimed at the off stump, turned away to the mid wicket, nice tight over so far

3.5

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, pushing onto the off side, Saeed too quick for the diving Guy from mid off

3.6

Mbangwa to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 wide, marginally down the leg side, but Bucknor won't be tolerating that

3.6

Mbangwa to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, slight away over, knocked away into the covers, that's a fine over from the Pom Pom

End of over 4 (2 runs) Pakistan 21/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    3* (6b)      M Mbangwa    2-0-11-0
Saeed Anwar    13* (18b 2x4)      HH Streak    2-0-10-0

4.1

Streak to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, misdirected down the leg side, glance to the long leg, just a single

4.2

Streak to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, ball cannons into the bat, Wasti wanting to leave it alone, the mark of a fine batsman is one who scores runs when trying to pull the bat well out of the way

4.3

Streak to Saeed Anwar, no run, tapped back down the wicket

4.4

Streak to Saeed Anwar, no run, defending outside the off stump and back down the wicket

4.5

Streak to Saeed Anwar, no run, aimed at the off stump, Saeed trying to play across the line, but takes it on the pad

4.6

Streak to Saeed Anwar, no run, nice little smidgen of away movement, beats the defence aimed at the off side

End of over 5 (2 runs) Pakistan 23/0
Saeed Anwar    14* (23b 2x4)      HH Streak    3-0-12-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    4* (7b)      M Mbangwa    2-0-11-0

5.1

Mbangwa to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, 2 consecutive overs of good control from Zimbabwe, probably a first iin this tournament

5.2

Mbangwa to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, perhaps that's a controlled thick edge thru the gully to the 3rd man

5.3

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run, great big flipping swing and miss, Saeed wanting to launch that one into Jupiter's orbit

5.4

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, glancing it away, down to the fine leg

5.5

Mbangwa to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

5.6

Mbangwa to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, spliced thru into the off side, collected into the covers

the reknowned student of the game, Imran Khan is in the Pakistani dressing room

End of over 6 (2 runs) Pakistan 25/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    5* (11b)      M Mbangwa    3-0-13-0
Saeed Anwar    15* (25b 2x4)      HH Streak    3-0-12-0

6.1

Streak to Saeed Anwar, no run

6.2

Streak to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, big drive, over the wide mid on and down to the boundary, very wristy flick away

6.3

Streak to Saeed Anwar, no run, quick ball, awkwardly defended off the stumps and onto the on side

6.4

Streak to Saeed Anwar, no run, short of a length, defended off the stomach area and onto the on side

6.5

Streak to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, full and swinging down the leg side, to the keeper

6.5

Streak to Saeed Anwar, no run, defending into the covers, direct to the conventional fielder

6.6

Streak to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, flicked off the leg stump and down to the fine leg, Saeed moving well onto 20

End of over 7 (6 runs) Pakistan 31/0
Saeed Anwar    20* (31b 3x4)      HH Streak    4-0-18-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    5* (11b)      M Mbangwa    3-0-13-0

7.1

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run, outside the off stump, and driven to the cover fielder Strang

7.2

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run, kills the ball outside the off stump, runs all of a metre away

7.3

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run, chopping it away, trying to get closer to the pitch of the ball, but not accounting for the angle

7.4

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, perfect away movement, and the right amount of bounce outside the off stump, Saeed trying to slash with the diagonal bat, top edge to 1st slip, DROPPED!

Campbell the guilty man

7.5

Mbangwa to Wajahatullah Wasti, 2 runs, flicked away thru the the covers

7.6

Mbangwa to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, legs apart, poked to the point fielder

so Campbell finds another area of his game that's not up to international standard

End of over 8 (3 runs) Pakistan 34/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    7* (13b)      M Mbangwa    4-0-16-0
Saeed Anwar    21* (35b 3x4)      HH Streak    4-0-18-0

8.1

Streak to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, slashed away behind the point and into the deep

8.2

Streak to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, defending outside the off stump, nice fielding by Olonga running around and sliding

8.3

Streak to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, defending with little timing into the covers, fielded at cover point

8.4

Streak to Wajahatullah Wasti, 2 runs

8.5

Streak to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, into the pads, but going down the leg side, Streak gave a little yelp of an appeal

8.6

Streak to Wajahatullah Wasti, FOUR, glanced away, excellent execution, too wide of the fine leg fielder

End of over 9 (9 runs) Pakistan 43/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    13* (17b 1x4)      HH Streak    5-0-27-0
Saeed Anwar    24* (37b 3x4)      M Mbangwa    4-0-16-0

9.1

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run, dabbing outside the off stump, missing, Saeed just having a little fish

9.2

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run, one handed defensive drive down to the mid off

9.3

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run, prodding the ball into the covers, no runs attempted

9.4

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, overpitched on the leg stump, Saeed glances away nicely

9.5

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run, ooh, played a little too uppishly, ball splices off the bat and bounces to the point fielder

9.6

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run

End of over 10 (2 runs) Pakistan 45/0
Saeed Anwar    26* (43b 3x4)      M Mbangwa    5-0-18-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    13* (17b 1x4)      HH Streak    5-0-27-0

10.1

Streak to Wajahatullah Wasti, FOUR, dabbing the bat at it, thick edge passes in front of teh slips, and there's a little bit more work done on the Indian coffin

a Pakistani win today will knock India out of semi final contention

10.2

Streak to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, raises the bat high to the heavens, ball travels thru outside the off stump

10.3

Streak to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 wide, very very wide down the leg side, no arguments there

50 up for the Pakistanis, their first 50 opening partnership of the tourney

10.3

Streak to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, defence outside the off stump, to the mid off fielder

10.4

Streak to Wajahatullah Wasti, FOUR, lofting it over the covers, Wasti looking in good form today, perhaps was treated a little too harshly earlier in the tournament

10.5

Streak to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, good bounce, down the leg side, near the leg stump

10.6

Streak to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, poked onto the on side

End of over 11 (9 runs) Pakistan 54/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    21* (23b 3x4)      HH Streak    6-0-36-0
Saeed Anwar    26* (43b 3x4)      M Mbangwa    5-0-18-0

11.1

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, worked around to the forward square leg, quick running and home, even if there hasn't the misfield

11.2

Mbangwa to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, defending to Whittall the Guy at the mid on

11.3

Mbangwa to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, good defence off the stump and onto the on side, batsmen gets in the way of the fielder's view of the stumps

11.4

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run, outside the off stump, bat raised and lets the ball pass the Kosovo Checkpoint

11.5

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, slashing outside the off stump, thick edge pearls away to behind the point and into teh deep

11.6

Mbangwa to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, defence to the point fielder

the simple things in life are often the best, here's Guy Cornflakes Whittall

End of over 12 (3 runs) Pakistan 57/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    22* (26b 3x4)      M Mbangwa    6-0-21-0
Saeed Anwar    28* (46b 3x4)      HH Streak    6-0-36-0

12.1

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, no run, turned away straight to Johnson at a very unorthodox leg gully position

12.2

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, no run

12.3

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, no run, driving thru the point area, Flwoer teh Grant dives very well to save all sorts of runs

12.4

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, no run, dabbing onto the on side, travels to the mid wicket

12.5

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, no run, flicking it thru the on side, gathered well at mid wicket again

12.6

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, no run, a maiden for Whittall, wonders will never cease

End of over 13 (maiden) Pakistan 57/0
Saeed Anwar    28* (52b 3x4)      GJ Whittall    1-1-0-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    22* (26b 3x4)      M Mbangwa    6-0-21-0

13.1

Mbangwa to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

13.2

Mbangwa to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, wild slap wide of the off stump, was actually giving himself some room which made the shot look all the more awkward

13.3

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, coming down the wicket, big loft over the mid off, skied it, Strang is chasing, but just out of reach of being a catch, Saeed determined not to break that magical 30 barrier

13.4

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run

13.5

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run, just defended again

13.6

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run, defensive slap bounces away to the point fielder

End of over 14 (3 runs) Pakistan 60/0
Saeed Anwar    30* (56b 3x4)      M Mbangwa    7-0-24-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    23* (28b 3x4)      GJ Whittall    1-1-0-0

14.1

Whittall to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

14.2

Whittall to Wajahatullah Wasti, SIX, woof! whacked way over the square leg, terrific shot

14.3

Whittall to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

14.4

Whittall to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

14.5

Whittall to Wajahatullah Wasti, FOUR, gliding it down perfectly to the 3rd man

14.6

Whittall to Wajahatullah Wasti, FOUR, and thru the extra cover this time, great over for Wasti, par score for Whittall

End of over 15 (14 runs) Pakistan 74/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    37* (34b 5x4 1x6)      GJ Whittall    2-1-14-0
Saeed Anwar    30* (56b 3x4)      M Mbangwa    7-0-24-0

15.1

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, turning it off the legs and thru the mid wicket

15.2

Mbangwa to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, turning it around the corner again, to just behind the square leg

15.3

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, no run, dabbing it down into the off side, ball trickles away short of the covers

15.4

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, swinging way down the leg side, no where near the batsman

15.4

Mbangwa to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, playing late and slow past the slips and into the gully

15.5

Mbangwa to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, manages to get it onto the pads, a little swing into the pads, Pommy is the lone voice in the stadium

15.6

Mbangwa to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, overpitched, Waja went for that one, mistimed down to the mid on Huckle, he really Wastied that one

Match State: Drinks

End of over 16 (4 runs) Pakistan 78/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    38* (37b 5x4 1x6)      M Mbangwa    8-0-28-0
Saeed Anwar    32* (59b 3x4)      GJ Whittall    2-1-14-0

16.1

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, flicking it away and forward fo the square leg

16.2

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, poked away

16.3

Whittall to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, mishit in teh air by the next Inzamam, bounces harmlessly down to the deep back square

16.4

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, flicking it around to wide of the fine leg

16.5

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, no run, defensive drive into the covers

16.6

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, no run, crmaping him on his legs, misplayed down the wicket, nearly spooned a catch to the bowler

Mbangwa off, Olonga on not that much atmposphere in the crowd today, a few cheers for the Pakistanis, but the self-proclaimed "Carnival" has hit a bit of a lull over the past couple fo days

End of over 17 (6 runs) Pakistan 84/0
Saeed Anwar    37* (64b 3x4)      GJ Whittall    3-1-20-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    39* (38b 5x4 1x6)      M Mbangwa    8-0-28-0

17.1

Olonga to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run

17.2

Olonga to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs

17.3

Olonga to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, played behind square for the boundary

17.4

Olonga to Saeed Anwar, no run

17.5

Olonga to Saeed Anwar, no run, ball dribbles away down the pitch

17.6

Olonga to Saeed Anwar, 1 leg bye, missing the glance, ball runs towards the fine leg

End of over 18 (8 runs) Pakistan 92/0
Saeed Anwar    43* (69b 4x4)      HK Olonga    1-0-7-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    40* (39b 5x4 1x6)      GJ Whittall    3-1-20-0

18.1

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, thrusting the bat at it, ball runs thru the covers and down into the deep

18.2

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, turning it around the corner and behin dthe square leg

18.3

Whittall to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, a hint of outseam, Wasti lunging at some defence, Whittall is convinced there's an edge, but the only finger coming from Orchard and a waggled one, admonishing the bowler and telling him to settle down

18.4

Whittall to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

18.5

Whittall to Wajahatullah Wasti, OUT, coming down the pitch, trying the lofted drive on the off drive, is unfortunate to get the outside edge, ball flies high over cover point, Huckle runs in from deep cover to take an excellent running and diving catch

Wajahatullah Wasti c Huckle b Whittall 40 (86m 42b 5x4 1x6) SR: 95.23

superb catch, running in and diving to his left

18.6

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, poking it thru a gap in the covers

End of over 19 (4 runs) Pakistan 96/1
Saeed Anwar    47* (72b 4x4)      GJ Whittall    4-1-24-1
Ijaz Ahmed    0* (0b)      HK Olonga    1-0-7-0

19.1

Olonga to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, Olonga coming around the wicket, first for him, down the leg side

19.1

Olonga to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, a cut shot outside the off stump, Anwar cuts and there's a double in it for him whilst the 3rd man runs around to field

19.2

Olonga to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, flicking thru the mid wicket, and there's 50 for Anwar, 74 balls, 4x4 0x6

Anwar finally breaks thru with some runs, he isn't consigned to the Aravinda de Silva joke bin yet

19.3

Olonga to Saeed Anwar, no run

19.4

Olonga to Saeed Anwar, 1 leg bye, misisng the flick behind square

19.5

Olonga to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 wide, coming over the wicket to the right hander, and still a wide, Henry is just thinking too much

19.5

Olonga to Ijaz Ahmed, 3 runs, Henry trying to bowl too quickly as well, legs and arms eevrywhere, ball a bit short, and a fine pull shot thru the mid wicket

19.6

Olonga to Saeed Anwar, no run, 10 off the over, Henry isn't a happy chappy

Chuckle off, Huckle on

End of over 20 (10 runs) Pakistan 106/1
Saeed Anwar    51* (77b 4x4)      HK Olonga    2-0-16-0
Ijaz Ahmed    3* (1b)      GJ Whittall    4-1-24-1

20.1

Huckle to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 wide, pitching wide of the off stump, spins further, 11th wide for the Zimmers

20.1

Huckle to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, delicate tap thru the 45 towards the long leg

20.2

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

20.3

Huckle to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, pokes another single down the wicket to the mid on

20.4

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, no run

20.5

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, pulling behind square leg, they leapfrog the Nelson, thus denying the TV comms a precious oppotunity to prattle endlessly about something that reached its use by date a long time ago

20.6

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, driving on the on side, 5th boundary for Anwar

Whittall back on, we're not rid of him just yet

End of over 21 (10 runs) Pakistan 116/1
Saeed Anwar    58* (81b 5x4)      AG Huckle    1-0-10-0
Ijaz Ahmed    5* (3b)      HK Olonga    2-0-16-0

21.1

Whittall to Ijaz Ahmed, no run

21.2

Whittall to Ijaz Ahmed, OUT, poked on the on side towards the mid wicket, Anwar went to steps forward then decided "to hell with it", and went back to his crease, Ijaz meanwhile had fully committed to the run, Goodwin underarms it to the keeper

Ijaz Ahmed run out 5 (12m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Inzamam has got to stop taking the running between wickets drills!

21.3

Whittall to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, leaves a wide one alone outside the off stump

21.4

Whittall to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, bat rasied again, ball to the keeper

21.5

Whittall to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

21.6

Whittall to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 wide, and now a wide

21.6

Whittall to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, so another breakthru for Zimbabwe, the run out was the fault of whoever called for it really, although you could see Anwar making his ground

End of over 22 (1 run) Pakistan 117/2
Inzamam-ul-Haq    0* (4b)      GJ Whittall    5-1-25-1
Saeed Anwar    58* (81b 5x4)      AG Huckle    1-0-10-0

22.1

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, no run

22.2

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, 1 leg bye, missing the tuck on the on side, ball runs away to the keeper's left

22.3

Huckle to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, overpitching on the stumps, turned away onto the on side to the mid on

22.4

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, no run

22.5

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

22.6

Huckle to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, cutting behind the point and down to Olonga at wide 3rd man

End of over 23 (4 runs) Pakistan 121/2
Inzamam-ul-Haq    2* (6b)      AG Huckle    2-0-13-0
Saeed Anwar    59* (85b 5x4)      GJ Whittall    5-1-25-1

23.1

Whittall to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 3 runs, lofting the ball high and behind teh square leg, Huckle running away from fine leg, tremendous boundary save, hangs the hand out and pads it back in

23.2

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, no run

23.3

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, no run, excellent inseamer, Whittall really pulling out some nice balls today

23.4

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, no run, tapping it down the wicket, back to the bowler

23.5

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, overpitched and straight down the leg side, batsman lunging at a glance

23.5

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, no run, great outseamer, bowler and keeper convinced it's caught behind, Saeed with a hopeless tucked defence onto the on side, complete with the cross bat

23.6

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, no run

End of over 24 (4 runs) Pakistan 125/2
Saeed Anwar    59* (90b 5x4)      GJ Whittall    6-1-29-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    5* (7b)      AG Huckle    2-0-13-0

24.1

Huckle to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushing it behind the point

24.2

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, no run, down the leg side, Anwar going for the pull, looks like Flower blew it again, dropping a bottom edge, diabolical keeping

24.3

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

24.4

Huckle to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 3 runs, pulled away towards the fine leg

24.5

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, no run

24.6

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, no run

End of over 25 (5 runs) Pakistan 130/2
Saeed Anwar    60* (94b 5x4)      AG Huckle    3-0-18-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    9* (9b)      GJ Whittall    6-1-29-1

25.1

Whittall to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, defensive push onto the on side to the mid wicket

25.2

Whittall to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, squeezing it close towards the square leg, Saeed does all the calling, Inzamam obeys the orders

25.3

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, glided to the forward square leg, more calling from Saeed

25.4

Whittall to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, poked back down the wicket to the bowler

25.5

Whittall to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, aimed at the pads, ball rebounds harmlessly down the pitch to the bowler

25.6

Whittall to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 wide, short and down the leg side, Inzi was going for a pull, there's an appeal for caught behind, but Bucknor is only interested in calling wide

25.6

Whittall to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, pushing it away down towards 3rd man for a double

End of over 26 (5 runs) Pakistan 135/2
Inzamam-ul-Haq    12* (14b)      GJ Whittall    7-1-34-1
Saeed Anwar    61* (95b 5x4)      AG Huckle    3-0-18-0

26.1

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, no run, thru to the keeper

26.2

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, no run, cutting direct to the short 3rd man would you call that?

26.3

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, no run, bouncing away down the leg side, excellent turn into the leading pad

26.4

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, a bit of variation perhaps, Saeed onto it, sweeping fine, too fine for the short long leg

26.5

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

26.6

Huckle to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, poked away on the off side

End of over 27 (5 runs) Pakistan 140/2
Inzamam-ul-Haq    12* (15b)      AG Huckle    4-0-23-0
Saeed Anwar    66* (100b 6x4)      GJ Whittall    7-1-34-1

27.1

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, no run, on the back foot, poking it square to the point fielder

27.2

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, no run, defensive onto the on side this time, good alert fielding by Streak denies any chance of any runs

27.3

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, no run, defence close on the on side, gathered by the bowler

27.4

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, a little short, tremndous pull shot, over the mid wicket, one bounce and over the fence, the spectator who gathers it goes absolutely bananas

27.5

Whittall to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

27.6

Whittall to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

End of over 28 (5 runs) Pakistan 145/2
Inzamam-ul-Haq    12* (16b)      GJ Whittall    8-1-39-1
Saeed Anwar    71* (105b 7x4)      AG Huckle    4-0-23-0

28.1

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, no run, late deflection down to the backward point

28.2

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, no run, making room and pushing to the backward point again

28.3

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, no run, sweeping behind the square leg, missing, takes it on the kleading pad outside the off stump

28.4

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, late cut, thru the legs of Henry, and down to the 3rd man boundary

28.5

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

28.6

Huckle to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, stretching forward and defending back to the bowler

End of over 29 (5 runs) Pakistan 150/2
Inzamam-ul-Haq    12* (17b)      AG Huckle    5-0-28-0
Saeed Anwar    76* (110b 8x4)      GJ Whittall    8-1-39-1

29.1

GW Flower to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, driving it easily thru the mid off area

29.2

GW Flower to Saeed Anwar, no run

29.3

GW Flower to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, Flower over the wicket to the left hander, outside the off stump

29.3

GW Flower to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, beaten by the slowness of the ball, bottom edge from the mid wikcet pull goes behind the square leg

29.4

GW Flower to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run

29.5

GW Flower to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, perfect placement in the pull forward of the square leg

29.6

GW Flower to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, poked thru the wide mid on area just for the one

End of over 30 (10 runs) Pakistan 160/2
Saeed Anwar    84* (115b 9x4)      GW Flower    1-0-10-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    13* (18b)      AG Huckle    5-0-28-0

30.1

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, no run

30.2

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, jabbed forward of the square leg, Pakistan aiming for easily 300+, looks like another Zimbabwe stumble on their way to the semi finals

30.3

Huckle to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

30.4

Huckle to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushing it away thru the point fielder

30.5

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, no run, down the leg side, yet again Flower drops it, Huckle was in the middle of appealing for a caught behind

30.6

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, pushing it thru the cover point and into the deep

there's a lot of poor keepers in international cricket at the moment, but Flower has to be the worst

End of over 31 (3 runs) Pakistan 163/2
Saeed Anwar    86* (119b 9x4)      AG Huckle    6-0-31-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    14* (20b)      GW Flower    1-0-10-0

31.1

GW Flower to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

31.2

GW Flower to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, sweeping in the air, but safely to the long leg

31.3

GW Flower to Saeed Anwar, no run, slow and straight, grabs the leading edge, pakistan just misjudging Flower too often

31.4

GW Flower to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, down the leg side

31.4

GW Flower to Saeed Anwar, no run, pushing outside the off stump, deab bats it

31.5

GW Flower to Saeed Anwar, no run, and look at that Pakistani "tail", the bowling allrounders start at 5 and are only interrupted by the wicket keeping allrounder Moin

31.6

GW Flower to Saeed Anwar, no run, turning it around the corner to the backward square

End of over 32 (3 runs) Pakistan 166/2
Saeed Anwar    87* (124b 9x4)      GW Flower    2-0-13-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    15* (21b)      AG Huckle    6-0-31-0

32.1

Huckle to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, forceful push into the cover

32.2

Huckle to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, good ball from Huckle, bounce and turn onto the off stump, great ball in fact

32.3

Huckle to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, turned onto the on side, Saeed says no, Inzamam must obey

32.4

Huckle to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, dabbing and missing outside the off stump, beating him with flight

32.5

Huckle to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, onto the back foot, clubbing the drive thru the on side

32.6

Huckle to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, defended away

dual leggies in an ODI, most unusual, only Campbell could do it

End of over 33 (2 runs) Pakistan 168/2
Inzamam-ul-Haq    17* (27b)      AG Huckle    7-0-33-0
Saeed Anwar    87* (124b 9x4)      GW Flower    2-0-13-0

33.1

Strang to Saeed Anwar, no run, dabbing it away behind square outside the leg stump

33.2

Strang to Saeed Anwar, no run, spinning it into the pads, Saeed missing the flick thru mid wicket

33.3

Strang to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, floating it too much, full toss played down to the long on

33.4

Strang to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, bowling very wide of the crease around the wicket

33.5

Strang to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, well driven, Inzamam with good footwork, to Andy Whittall on as a sub at long on

33.6

Strang to Saeed Anwar, no run, turned directly to the short fine leg

End of over 34 (2 runs) Pakistan 170/2
Saeed Anwar    88* (128b 9x4)      PA Strang    1-0-2-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    18* (29b)      AG Huckle    7-0-33-0

34.1

Huckle to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, swepping from outside the off stump, well missed

34.2

Huckle to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, flicked down to the long leg, the fielder slips but doesn't concede an extra run

34.3

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, 4 byes, down the leg side, sigh, Flower muffs it again, the full complement of byes

34.4

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, no run

34.5

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, misdirected top spinner or googly, Saeed pulls it very fine

34.6

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

End of over 35 (10 runs) Pakistan 180/2
Saeed Anwar    93* (132b 10x4)      AG Huckle    8-0-39-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    19* (31b)      PA Strang    1-0-2-0

35.1

Strang to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

35.2

Strang to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

35.3

Strang to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, steppin back and making room, poking down the wicket

35.4

Strang to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

35.5

Strang to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 2 runs

35.6

Strang to Inzamam-ul-Haq, OUT, Inzamam coming down the wicket with a totally inappropriate cut or pull, hard to tell really, misses, Flower muffs the stumping at the 1st attempt, but Inzamam was too lazy to go back to his crease, Flower had time to uproot a stump

Inzamam-ul-Haq st †A Flower b Strang 21 (52m 36b 0x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

End of over 36 (3 runs) Pakistan 183/3
     PA Strang    2-0-5-1
Saeed Anwar    94* (133b 10x4)      AG Huckle    8-0-39-0

36.1

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, no run, Akram bumps himself a long way up the order

36.2

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, no run

36.3

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, no run

36.4

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, just the single to behind square, but a needless overthrow thru the bowler

36.5

Huckle to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, pushing to the short 3rd man, Olonga is the misfielder this time, hopeless

36.6

Huckle to Wasim Akram, no run, stepping back towards the off stump, tapped onto the on side

henry back after Strang had only bowled a neat 2 overs, more incongruities from Campbell

End of over 37 (3 runs) Pakistan 186/3
Wasim Akram    0* (1b)      AG Huckle    9-0-42-0
Saeed Anwar    97* (138b 10x4)      PA Strang    2-0-5-1

37.1

Olonga to Saeed Anwar, no run, flicked direct to the mid wicket

37.2

Olonga to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, wide of the off stump, Anwar slashing and missing, ball is overpitched

37.2

Olonga to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, beautiful drive thru the gap in the covers, there's a hole in the covers Dear Henry

and that's Saeed's ton, wonderful shot to bring it up, 100 off 140 balls, 11x4 0x6

37.3

Olonga to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, and another one

37.3

Olonga to Saeed Anwar, no run

37.4

Olonga to Saeed Anwar, no run, jamming it back down the wicket to the bowler

37.5

Olonga to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, pushed thru dear henry's hole in the covers again, just the double this time

37.6

Olonga to Saeed Anwar, OUT, short of a length, quick, Saeed pulling, but getting a top edge, loops high in the air for an easy catch to Flower, not even he could drop that one

Saeed Anwar c †A Flower b Olonga 103 (167m 144b 11x4 0x6) SR: 71.52

batsmen cross, Moin to face

End of over 38 (8 runs) Pakistan 194/4
     HK Olonga    3-0-24-1
Wasim Akram    0* (1b)      AG Huckle    9-0-42-0

38.1

Huckle to Moin Khan, no run

38.2

Huckle to Moin Khan, no run

38.3

Huckle to Moin Khan, 1 run

38.4

Huckle to Wasim Akram, OUT, pitched up, Wasim with a hopeless swipe across the line, ball was pitched well up, turning into the pads, umpire gives it, Zim aren't out of the game yet, India aren't out of tourney yet

Wasim Akram lbw b Huckle 0 (11m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

38.5

Huckle to Shahid Afridi, no run, straight ball outside the off stump, cut to the backward point

38.6

Huckle to Shahid Afridi, no run, tapping it onto the off side, short fo the coverz

End of over 39 (1 run) Pakistan 195/5
Shahid Afridi    0* (2b)      AG Huckle    10-0-43-1
Moin Khan    1* (3b)      HK Olonga    3-0-24-1

39.1

Olonga to Moin Khan, 2 runs, defending outside the off stump, ball splices away behind the point, they grab a double

39.2

Olonga to Moin Khan, 1 run, defending it square, very nice running, played straight to point

39.3

Olonga to Shahid Afridi, 1 no ball, Zimbabwe well short of the required over rate, kind of ironic considering they have to win to save India, and India lost against Zimbabwe because of their slow over rate

39.3

Olonga to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, flicked off the toes and forward of the square leg

39.4

Olonga to Moin Khan, no run, pushing into the off side, Campbell with some smooth neat fielding

39.5

Olonga to Moin Khan, 1 wide, and down the leg side, they have 30 minutes to bowl 10 overs

39.5

Olonga to Moin Khan, no run, pushing onto the on side

39.6

Olonga to Moin Khan, 1 run, driving into the off side, fielded at the mid off

Huckle has completed his 10, replaced by Streak

End of over 40 (7 runs) Pakistan 202/5
Moin Khan    5* (8b)      HK Olonga    4-0-31-1
Shahid Afridi    1* (4b)      AG Huckle    10-0-43-1

40.1

Streak to Moin Khan, 1 run, angling the ball down to the 3rd man

40.2

Streak to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, playing down the ground

40.3

Streak to Shahid Afridi, no run, goes straight thru outside the off stump, Afridi missing the off drive completely

40.4

Streak to Shahid Afridi, SIX, not the sort of shot to teach the kiddies, running down the pitch to cut a half volley, whacked way over the covers, amazing shot

40.5

Streak to Shahid Afridi, 1 run

40.6

Streak to Moin Khan, 1 run, turned around the corner to just behind the square leg

End of over 41 (11 runs) Pakistan 213/5
Moin Khan    7* (10b)      HH Streak    7-0-47-0
Shahid Afridi    10* (8b 1x6)      HK Olonga    4-0-31-1

41.1

Strang to Moin Khan, no run, trying to flick thru square, but nor uns

41.2

Strang to Moin Khan, 1 run, coming forward for a delicate push short of the covers

41.3

Strang to Shahid Afridi, 1 run

41.4

Strang to Moin Khan, 1 run, played thru the squar eleg

41.5

Strang to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, pushing it away to behind the point fielder

41.6

Strang to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, and just another un from a tap behind square leg

End of over 42 (6 runs) Pakistan 219/5
Shahid Afridi    14* (11b 1x6)      PA Strang    3-0-11-1
Moin Khan    9* (13b)      HH Streak    7-0-47-0

42.1

Streak to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, ball splices away thru the cover point area and to Huckle at deep cover

42.2

Streak to Moin Khan, 2 runs, tickles it down to the 3rd man, they get a double despite the prompt fielding

42.3

Streak to Moin Khan, 1 run, guided to behind point, another single

42.4

Streak to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, slapped down the wicket and on the on side, Mbangwa fields, batsmen need to be quick, but it was all for nothing, Bucknor signalling one short

42.5

Streak to Shahid Afridi, no run

42.6

Streak to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, flicking it up and over the mid wicket area, just the single , no, two in face

End of over 43 (7 runs) Pakistan 226/5
Shahid Afridi    18* (15b 1x6)      HH Streak    8-0-54-0
Moin Khan    12* (15b)      PA Strang    3-0-11-1

43.1

Strang to Moin Khan, 1 run, someone squeezes the ball behind the keeper

43.2

Strang to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, driving it down thru the mid on

43.3

Strang to Moin Khan, OUT, Moin has been sent back, backward point throws the stumps down brilliantly, normal TV is inconclusive, so we go to the pana-eye, shows him to be as short of his ground as you can posisbly get

Moin Khan run out 13 (24m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 76.47

terrific fielding, the dismissal came from nothing really

43.4

Strang to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, guiding it just behind the point fielder

43.5

Strang to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, squeezing it out to the point fielder, lots and lots of runs to behind square

43.6

Strang to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, playing across the line to just forward of square, gathered in the deep

End of over 44 (5 runs) Pakistan 231/6
Azhar Mahmood    2* (2b)      PA Strang    4-0-16-1
Shahid Afridi    20* (17b 1x6)      HH Streak    8-0-54-0

44.1

Streak to Azhar Mahmood, OUT, and gone, Zimbabwe with a tremendous comeback, brilliant outswinger, clipping the outside edge, to the keeper, Azhar lunging down the wicket trying to drive thru the mid off

Azhar Mahmood c †A Flower b Streak 2 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

44.2

Streak to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, bowled! fantastic! yorked him and into the off stump, Streak on a hat trick

Abdul Razzaq b Streak 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

ball was swinging in, and into the off stump, Razzaq played over the top of it two quick wickets for Zimbabwe and they'll avoid any over penalties too

44.3

Streak to Saqlain Mushtaq, 2 no balls, swinging into the pads, just swinging too far, and was a no ball anyway

44.3

Streak to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, driving down on the off side

44.4

Streak to Saqlain Mushtaq, 1 run, swinging down the leg side, again, ball helped to the square leg

44.5

Streak to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, flicked away very strongly, on the bounce to the deep backward square leg Olonga

44.6

Streak to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run, short and down the leg side, Saqlain jabbing at it, but no edge, Andy Flower appealing

End of over 45 (5 runs) Pakistan 236/8
Saqlain Mushtaq    1* (3b)      HH Streak    9-0-59-2
Shahid Afridi    22* (19b 1x6)      PA Strang    4-0-16-1

45.1

Strang to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, drags it around towards backward square, short 3rd man Campbell runs around

45.2

Strang to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run, pushing into the off side

45.3

Strang to Saqlain Mushtaq, 1 run, one handed sweep down to the long leg

45.4

Strang to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, making a slight amount of room, tapping it to the point fielder

45.5

Strang to Saqlain Mushtaq, 2 byes, sweeping missing, the ball runs thru the keeper after missing the off stump

45.6

Strang to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run

End of over 46 (5 runs) Pakistan 241/8
Saqlain Mushtaq    2* (7b)      PA Strang    5-0-19-1
Shahid Afridi    24* (21b 1x6)      HH Streak    9-0-59-2

46.1

Streak to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, down the wicket and slapped to the deepish mid off

46.2

Streak to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run, slow ball outside the off stump, cutting and missing a close one

46.3

Streak to Saqlain Mushtaq, 1 run, clunky drive thru the covers, into the deep

46.4

Streak to Shahid Afridi, no run, seaming away slightly, has Afridi dabbing the cover defensive drive at it

46.5

Streak to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, poked up in the air, but no harm done, one bounce to the wide mid off

46.6

Streak to Saqlain Mushtaq, 1 run, full toss slower ball, thick edge runs away to the 3rd man

End of over 47 (4 runs) Pakistan 245/8
Saqlain Mushtaq    4* (10b)      HH Streak    10-0-63-2
Shahid Afridi    26* (24b 1x6)      PA Strang    5-0-19-1

47.1

Strang to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run, dabbing it away onto the off side

47.2

Strang to Saqlain Mushtaq, 2 runs, overpitched and wide down the leg side, swept down to the long leg

47.3

Strang to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run, poked back to the bowler

47.4

Strang to Saqlain Mushtaq, 1 wide, wide of the off stump, Flower grimaces, Zimbabwe's attitude has changed totally earlier today

47.4

Strang to Saqlain Mushtaq, 1 run

47.5

Strang to Shahid Afridi, SIX, whacked way over the mid wicket, big shot lands just over the rope, Afridi coming down the pitch

47.6

Strang to Shahid Afridi, 1 run

End of over 48 (11 runs) Pakistan 256/8
Shahid Afridi    33* (26b 2x6)      PA Strang    6-0-30-1
Saqlain Mushtaq    7* (14b)      HH Streak    10-0-63-2

48.1

Olonga to Shahid Afridi, no run

48.2

Olonga to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, full toss clipped behind the square leg perfectly, great timing

48.3

Olonga to Shahid Afridi, OUT, down the wicket, mistimed, didn't get onto it, easy catch for the mid off

Shahid Afridi c Johnson b Olonga 37 (41m 29b 1x4 2x6) SR: 127.58

48.4

Olonga to Saqlain Mushtaq, 2 runs

48.5

Olonga to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run, slow outside the off stump, Saqlain swinging and missing

48.6

Olonga to Saqlain Mushtaq, 1 run, jammed away behind the point, 10 minutes overtiume for Zimbabwe now

End of over 49 (7 runs) Pakistan 263/9
Saqlain Mushtaq    10* (17b)      HK Olonga    5-0-38-2
Shoaib Akhtar    0* (0b)      PA Strang    6-0-30-1

49.1

Strang to Saqlain Mushtaq, 2 runs, incredible shot, amazing reverse sweep, one hand grabbed the back of the bat, terrific entertainment

49.2

Strang to Saqlain Mushtaq, 1 run, playing thru the square leg

49.3

Strang to Shoaib Akhtar, 1 run, around the wicket, bowling from wide the crease, neat push and run into the covers from Shoaib

49.4

Strang to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run, good ball, Saqlain playing and missing

49.5

Strang to Saqlain Mushtaq, 2 runs, a slogged sweep shot, bending over like he actually was sweeping, played over the mid wicket

49.6

Strang to Saqlain Mushtaq, 2 runs, in the air and over the square leg, Johnson aborts going for the catch and concentrates on saving the boundary

and so 272 to win for Zimbabwe, and to save India's bacon. Match to resume at 1400 GMT. Match State: Lunch long tedious delay before the start of the innings all of the players have been ready for 5 minutes, but Johnson has a problem with the sightscreen with Akram coming over the wicket

End of over 50 (8 runs) Pakistan 271/9
Saqlain Mushtaq    17* (22b)      PA Strang    7-0-38-1
Shoaib Akhtar    1* (1b)      HK Olonga    5-0-38-2
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