ICC World Cup, 1st SF: New Zealand v Pakistan at Manchester, Jun 16, 1999
ICC World Cup - 1st semi final
Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Played at Old Trafford, Manchester (neutral venue)
16 June 1999 (50-over match)
33.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, no run, yorker length, good yorker, but a little misdirected, Cairns plays it back down the pitch

New Zealand 152/4   CL Cairns 0* (1b)
34.5

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, 1 leg bye, to the short leg area

New Zealand 159/4   CL Cairns 0* (2b)
35.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, no run

35.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, no run, attempted off cutter perhaps, misdirected wide of the off stump, driven into the covers

35.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, 1 run, dabs it close on the off side, ball runs away short of the slips, a quick single is in there

New Zealand 162/4   CL Cairns 1* (5b)
36.1

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, no run, turned off the pads, direct to the mid wicket

36.2

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, 2 runs, misplays a loft over the extra cover, Inzamam is found hiding in the deep

36.3

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, 1 run, pushing square, just behind the point

36.5

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, no run, defending outside the off stump, into the covers, easily gatehred

36.6

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, 1 run, defending down the on side, to the mid on fielder, another quick single

New Zealand 167/4   CL Cairns 5* (10b)
37.1

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, no run

37.2

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, no run, playing and missing outside the off stump, that ball kept very low

37.3

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, no run, poked on the off side, into the covers

37.4

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, 1 run, driving down the on side for a quick one

37.6

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, 1 leg bye, an appeal is heard, but a run is taken

New Zealand 170/4   CL Cairns 6* (15b)
38.1

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, no run, defended square, that guy in the green with no moustache is slighted in the crowd

38.2

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, FOUR, hacks an on drive down the ground, typical Cairns shot, knows nothing about playing square of the wicket

38.3

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, 1 run, poked thru the covers

New Zealand 175/4   CL Cairns 11* (18b 1x4)
39.1

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, 1 leg bye

39.5

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, no run

39.6

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, 1 run, driving down the on side, into the deep

New Zealand 178/5   CL Cairns 12* (21b 1x4)
40.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Cairns, no run, jams upon a full length ball

40.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Cairns, 1 run

40.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Cairns, no run, trying to play across the line thru the mid wicket, missing and into the pads

40.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Cairns, no run, playing across the line again, not the best of batting, perhaps he's looking for some runs from the inside edge

New Zealand 180/5   CL Cairns 13* (25b 1x4)
41.4

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, 1 run, turning it behind square, Shahid runs in well, still very agile for a 33 year old

41.6

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, 1 run, playing across the line once again, Afridi is once again the fielder from deep square leg

New Zealand 186/5   CL Cairns 15* (27b 1x4)
42.1

Wasim Akram to Cairns, no run, jams onto the ball outside the off stump

42.2

Wasim Akram to Cairns, 1 leg bye, travels close on the on side

42.6

Wasim Akram to Cairns, 1 run, leaning forward and poking it into the covers, 8 off the over without much fuss

New Zealand 194/5   CL Cairns 16* (30b 1x4)
43.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Cairns, 1 run

New Zealand 195/5   CL Cairns 17* (31b 1x4)
44.1

Wasim Akram to Cairns, FOUR, smacking a cover drive, down the ground, as is Cairns's want

44.2

Wasim Akram to Cairns, no run

44.3

Wasim Akram to Cairns, 1 run, just wide of Ijaz at backward point, replay shows it should've bene called no ball

44.6

Wasim Akram to Cairns, 2 runs, the funny fellow with the white beard is on TV again, he's had more TV exposure in this World Cup than your average member of the NZ top order

New Zealand 207/5   CL Cairns 24* (35b 2x4)
46.1

Wasim Akram to Cairns, no run

46.2

Wasim Akram to Cairns, 1 leg bye, trying to hoist it over the square leg, well missed, takes it on the erm, soft and tenders, Parore the true sadist calls him for a single

New Zealand 210/6   CL Cairns 24* (37b 2x4)
47.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, FOUR, ball is overpitched, Cairns with a fine cover drive, slapdashing it thru the covers

47.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, 1 run

New Zealand 218/7   CL Cairns 29* (39b 3x4)
48.1

Wasim Akram to Cairns, 2 runs, driving down the off side, to Inzamam in the deep, who must be getting a bit knackered himself with all this outfielding

48.2

Wasim Akram to Cairns, no run, jamming on top of the ball, thru to the keeper

48.3

Wasim Akram to Cairns, 1 run, slashing it down thru the gully, his bat is cactus, a big flew off the bottom edge

48.5

Wasim Akram to Cairns, (no ball) 2 runs, cross bat shot, lifts it over the covers and into the deep, Wasim especially amaused to find that being a no ball

48.5

Wasim Akram to Cairns, 3 runs, flicked behind the square leg, they manage 3 before the fielder gets his act together

New Zealand 228/7   CL Cairns 37* (44b 3x4)
49.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, 2 runs, lofting over the covers, lands in between the deep fielders

49.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, 2 runs, excellent running from the jab just behind the point fielder

49.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, 1 run, off cutter aimed at the batsman moving down the leg side, leading edge loops over the slip area

49.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, 2 runs, stepping across the stumps, flicks across the line to the forward square leg, poor outfielding and poor retrieving by the bowler means there no hassles for the batsmen

New Zealand 241/7   CL Cairns 44* (48b 3x4)
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