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)
10.4

Wasim Akram to Fleming, 1 no ball, lovely inswinging yorker to the left hander, pure class from Wasim, spoiled only by the no ball

10.4

Wasim Akram to Fleming, no run, defending onto the on side

10.5

Wasim Akram to Fleming, no run

10.6

Wasim Akram to Fleming, no run, awkwardly played, opening the face, deflecting to the point, tying the wrists in a knot

New Zealand 39/2   SP Fleming 0* (4b)
12.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, no run, wide of the crease, around the wicket, good turn, Fleming withdraws the defence after noticing the deviation

12.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, no run, coming forward and defending into the off side

12.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, 1 run, a single from the inside edge of the forward defence, to the square leg

New Zealand 48/2   SP Fleming 1* (7b)
13.6

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, no run, defensive on the off side, Shoaib the mid off runs to his right to collect

New Zealand 54/2   SP Fleming 1* (8b)
14.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, 1 run, grinded around the corner,t o the short fine leg

14.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, no run, coming forward, defending onto the on side

14.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, no run, a little slow footed, but safely negotiates the ball onto the on side

New Zealand 58/2   SP Fleming 2* (11b)
15.3

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, FOUR, coming forward and smacking it thru the mid wicket, good shot from the captain

15.4

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, no run, outside the off stump, defending to the mid off

15.5

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, no run, bat raised over the top of the ball, passes to the keeper

15.6

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, no run, slight adjustment in the feet, shuffling across the stumps, driving to the mid on

New Zealand 63/3   SP Fleming 6* (15b 1x4)
16.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, 1 run, playing across the line, thru the square leg again

New Zealand 67/3   SP Fleming 7* (16b 1x4)
17.1

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, no run, bat raised, ball passes thru to the keeper

17.2

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, 1 run, turned away, behind the square leg

New Zealand 68/3   SP Fleming 8* (18b 1x4)
18.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, no run, leaning over the ball and defending it

New Zealand 73/3   SP Fleming 8* (19b 1x4)
19.2

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, defensive off the off stump, Azhar only coming over the wicket

19.3

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, driving into the covers, delicately played, but can't pick the gap

19.4

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, defending square, to the point fielder

19.5

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, defending it into the covers once again

19.6

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, tucked down the pitch, bowler fields and throws to the keeper, very low key past few overs

New Zealand 74/3   SP Fleming 8* (24b 1x4)
20.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, no run, soft late cut, can't beat the shortish backward square leg

20.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, FOUR, stretching forward a long way for the sweep shot, glided thru the mid wicket and to the boundary

20.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, no run, dabbed away late

20.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, no run, stretching forward, deflects off the pad onto the on side, they considered a run until the silly point jumped across the pitch

New Zealand 79/3   SP Fleming 12* (28b 2x4)
21.5

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run

21.6

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, FOUR, drives thru the mid off, to the boundary, good over for the Kiwis, must be time for a wicket

New Zealand 88/3   SP Fleming 16* (30b 3x4)
22.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Fleming, 1 run, hacked onto the left hander's on side, Saqlain resorting to bowling over the wicket again

New Zealand 94/3   SP Fleming 17* (31b 3x4)
24.1

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, 1 leg bye, missing the glance down the leg side

24.2

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, 2 runs, good running to the backward square leg, there's the Kiwi hundred

24.3

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, no run, skidding thru to the keeper, zero turn, ball beats the outside edge

24.4

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, no run, again past the outside edge with no turn

24.5

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, 1 run, coming forward and shoving it thru the covers

New Zealand 102/3   SP Fleming 20* (36b 3x4)
25.1

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 leg bye, down the leg side again

25.3

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 wide, seaming away down the leg side, Azhar uselessly coming around the wicket

25.3

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 run, nudged thru the square leg, they power walka single, Ranatunga style

New Zealand 106/3   SP Fleming 21* (38b 3x4)
26.4

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, 1 run, turned off the legs and thru the square leg

26.5

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, 1 run, flicked forward of the square leg, nelson yet again equals absolutely nothing interesting happening

New Zealand 112/3   SP Fleming 23* (40b 3x4)
27.1

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 run, driving thru the on side, Twose is interested in the second, Fleming wants to bask in the glory of another run

New Zealand 114/3   SP Fleming 24* (41b 3x4)
28.1

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, no run, knocked square, gathered at the cover point

28.2

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, 1 run, turned down the leg side

28.4

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, no run, defending onto the on side

28.5

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, 1 run, a bit of bounce there, cuts it behind square

New Zealand 117/3   SP Fleming 26* (45b 3x4)
30.2

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

30.4

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, no run, into the pads, into the backward pad in fact, in front of the off stump, perhaps pitched outside the leg stump, Moin is in pain appealing, Hair doesn't move, is possibly asleep underneath the sunglasses

30.5

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, 4 byes, wicked bounce from no where, nearly cleans up Moin, would've fit perfectly in his mouth, but he evades

30.6

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, 2 runs, turned away behind the square leg

New Zealand 130/3   SP Fleming 29* (49b 3x4)
31.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, no run, shuffling across the stumps, defending off the off stump, that ends Shoaib's adventure around the wicket

New Zealand 135/3   SP Fleming 29* (50b 3x4)
32.3

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, 1 run, another easy dab down the wicket, to the long off

32.5

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, 2 wides, down the leg side, into Moin's gloves, out of Moin's gloves

32.6

Shahid Afridi to Fleming, 1 run, tapped onto the on side, thru the mid wicket

New Zealand 142/3   SP Fleming 31* (52b 3x4)
33.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, no run, worked square, fielded by the point, who has a ping at the bowler's end for reaons best known to him

33.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, FOUR, around the wicket, a bit short, too wide, good cut shot thru the cover point

33.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, FOUR, driven behind the point, Inzamam with the classic fielding at 3rd man, thru his legs, they've managed to hide him most of the day, now expect him to get some sort of "injury"

33.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, 2 runs, on drive, and yet another misfield, Saqlain was the guilty party there I think

33.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, OUT, Shoaib decides to take the fielders out of the equation, yorker sends the leg stump packing, simply brilliant bowling

SP Fleming b Shoaib Akhtar 41 (93m 57b 5x4 0x6) SR: 71.92

New Zealand 152/4   SP Fleming 41 (57b 5x4)
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