ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 1st semi final

New Zealand v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

15.2

Abdul Razzaq to Twose, 1 run, nervously prodding the defence at it, inside edge runs away behind the square leg

New Zealand 59/3   RG Twose 1* (1b)

16.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, no run, coming forward and deflecting it to the backward point

16.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, no run, Saqlain always around the wicekt to the left handers, defending onto the on side

16.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, no run, quicker ball, from wide of the crease, not well played, off the body and short of the silly point

16.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, 2 runs, a fine lofted sweep, over the forward square leg, ball has little momentum after landing, Abdur gathers just short of the rope

16.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, 1 run, draged away behind the square leg

New Zealand 66/3   RG Twose 4* (6b)

17.3

Abdul Razzaq to Twose, no run, driving outside the off stump, only defensive though, into the covers

17.4

Abdul Razzaq to Twose, no run, driving outside the off stump, missing, just wanting to place it into the covers

17.5

Abdul Razzaq to Twose, 1 wide, wide fo the off stump, Abdur has been coming around the wicket the whole time

17.5

Abdul Razzaq to Twose, no run, outside the off stump again, thick edge drive to the point area

17.6

Abdul Razzaq to Twose, 1 run, mistimed slap outside the off stump, thru the cover point gap, Azhar gathers in the deep in his lime floppy

New Zealand 70/3   RG Twose 5* (10b)

18.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, no run, driving outside the off stump, to the mid off

18.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, no run, coming forward, dead bats it to the silly point. Moin just won't shut up

18.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, 2 runs, driving thru the mid wicket, gathered easily in the deep, hardly any effort in the running

18.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, no run, driven into the silly point perhaps? Moin picks up

18.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, 1 run, stepping back and judging it off the pitch, poked thru the point area

New Zealand 73/3   RG Twose 8* (15b)

19.1

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, 1 run, Azhar's first ball is flicked thru the square leg

New Zealand 74/3   RG Twose 9* (16b)

20.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, no run, driving outside the off stump, into the covers

20.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, 1 run, driving square, just defensive in fact, picked up by the cover point

New Zealand 75/3   RG Twose 10* (18b)

21.1

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, dabbing outside the off stump, straight to the backward point

21.2

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, to the backward point again, Ijaz is the fielder

21.3

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, FOUR, too wide of the off stump, thick edge from the off drive thru the backward point

21.4

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, 1 run, awfully played outside the off stump, bottom edge trickles onto the on side

New Zealand 84/3   RG Twose 15* (22b 1x4)

22.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, no run, heaving a drive at it, poorly timed to the mid off

22.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, FOUR, driving thru the cover point, lovely shot from the one of the 3 representatives of the host country left in the world cup (the other two being umpires)

22.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, no run, bat haidden behind the body

22.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, 1 run, dabbed thru the point area

22.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, 1 run, flicked forward of the square, a few good overs piling up here: 5, 9, 7

New Zealand 95/3   RG Twose 21* (27b 2x4)

23.1

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, 1 wide, pitching on the off stump, Twose missing the flick, Moin with some handy keeping

23.1

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, dabbing down the wicket from outside the off stump

23.2

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, flogged into the ground and to the mid wicket, clumsy looking pull shot

23.3

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, wide of the crease, around the wicket, ball travels down the leg, flicking the pad and drawing the appeal

23.4

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, dabbing off the off stump and direct to the cover fielder

23.5

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, onto the back foot, shoving the defence cover's way again, 82 mph that one

23.6

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, poked square, to the point again, Azhar brings a halt to the scoring, ironically with a pretty poor over

New Zealand 96/3   RG Twose 21* (33b 2x4)

24.2

Shahid Afridi to Twose, (no ball) 1 run, poked into the covers, that's worth a double

24.6

Shahid Afridi to Twose, no run, missing his close cut shot, Twose very annoyed, kicks the pitch, raising a puff of dust, not beyond the realms of possibility of him dislodging the stumps there

New Zealand 102/3   RG Twose 22* (35b 2x4)

25.2

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, 1 run, pushed down the wicket thru the mid on

25.4

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, pushing at a short one, zips past the outside edge, misjudging the bounce

25.5

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, flicking off the toes, ball dribbles to the mid on

25.6

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, 1 run, forced away thru the mid wicket

New Zealand 107/3   RG Twose 24* (39b 2x4)

26.1

Shahid Afridi to Twose, no run

26.2

Shahid Afridi to Twose, no run

26.3

Shahid Afridi to Twose, 1 run, a 50 partnership is brought up to distratc us from the slow but steady stage of the innings

26.5

Shahid Afridi to Twose, (no ball) 1 run, driving down the on side, into the deep

26.6

Shahid Afridi to Twose, 1 wide, wide of the off stump, Fleming having a hopeless attempt at it

26.6

Shahid Afridi to Twose, no run

New Zealand 113/3   RG Twose 26* (44b 2x4)

27.2

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, poked into the covers

27.3

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, around the wicket, quick outside the off stump, Twose plays and misses, 85 mph for Azhar

27.4

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run

27.5

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, prodded onto the on side

27.6

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, turned direct to the mid wicket

New Zealand 114/3   RG Twose 26* (49b 2x4)

28.3

Shahid Afridi to Twose, 1 run, pushed to the mid off, Afridi effectively bowling just medium pace

28.6

Shahid Afridi to Twose, 1 run, one handed forward push thru the mid off

New Zealand 118/3   RG Twose 28* (51b 2x4)

29.1

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, prodded down the wicket, Azhar fields from around teh wicket

29.2

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, nudged square, to the point fielder

29.3

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, 2 leg byes, bowling wide of the crease, misdirected down the leg side, ball rebounds thru the square leg, Twose missing the flick across the line

29.4

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, pushing across the line to the point

29.5

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, diagonal bat slash, to the backward point, Ijaz dives well, but again picks himself up and rubs some niggling injury

29.6

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, 1 run, driving thru the covers, they pick up a single

New Zealand 121/3   RG Twose 29* (57b 2x4)

30.1

Shahid Afridi to Twose, 1 run

30.3

Shahid Afridi to Twose, 1 run, 3rd consecutive single thru the mid off

New Zealand 124/3   RG Twose 31* (59b 2x4)

31.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Twose, 2 runs, glided forward of the square leg

31.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Twose, 2 runs, pulled down to the long leg, bottom edge, good fielding by Razzaq, Shoaib stands in the middle of the pitch, he's obviously too important to go stand behind the bowler's stumps, more concerned with sulking

31.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Twose, no run, swing and missing, to the keeper

31.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Twose, no run, take two, terrific ball, evades the outside edge, to the keeper

31.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Twose, 1 run

New Zealand 135/3   RG Twose 36* (64b 2x4)

32.1

Shahid Afridi to Twose, no run, tapped down the wicket, off the middle stump

32.2

Shahid Afridi to Twose, 1 run, flicked across the stumps, to the mid wicket

32.4

Shahid Afridi to Twose, 1 run, turning it off the pads and down the leg side

32.5

Shahid Afridi to Twose, 1 run, prodded onto the off side, to the deep mid off

New Zealand 141/3   RG Twose 39* (68b 2x4)

34.1

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, 1 wide, wide of the off stump, Twose had a go at it

34.1

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, strange shot, ends up chopping it down the wicket, no footwork with the dab outsid ethe off stump

34.2

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, FOUR, cut shot, top edge over the leaping Ijaz at backward point, ball sees its way to the boundary

34.3

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, tunred onto the on side

34.4

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, 1 leg bye, playing late at it, ball dribbles on the offside, inside edge there, perhaps the umpire was giving his knee a scratch

34.6

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, 1 run, ball doesn't travel further than a metre, Cairns calls well for the run, Azhar manages to curve it off the inside fo the boot into the stumps, goaaaal!

New Zealand 160/4   RG Twose 44* (73b 3x4)

35.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Twose, no run, around the wicket, Twose missing the back foot push across the line to point

35.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Twose, no run, very wide of the off stump, at least Twose thought so, lunging and missing the cut shot, then giving the umpire a bit of a stare

35.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Twose, 1 run, inside edge into the pads, Twose falling over in that shot, a run is recived thru silly point

New Zealand 161/4   RG Twose 45* (76b 3x4)

36.4

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, 1 leg bye, poorly timed flick across the line, may have clipped the pads, yes indeed it did

New Zealand 166/4   RG Twose 45* (77b 3x4)

37.5

Abdul Razzaq to Twose, 1 run, gliding it down to the big fella at 3rd man, but there's no beating the Rock fo Gibraltar this time

New Zealand 169/4   RG Twose 46* (78b 3x4)

38.4

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run

38.5

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run

38.6

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, no run, tapped onto the on side

New Zealand 175/4   RG Twose 46* (81b 3x4)

39.2

Abdul Razzaq to Twose, no run

39.3

Abdul Razzaq to Twose, OUT, Abdur coming around wicket, Twose gliding the flick away, great catch by ijaz leaping to his right at backward point, one handed to his right side, amazing catch from nowhere

RG Twose c Ijaz Ahmed b Abdul Razzaq 46 (101m 83b 3x4 0x6) SR: 55.42

New Zealand 176/5   RG Twose 46 (83b 3x4)
Tournament Results
Australia v Pakistan at Lord's - Jun 20, 1999
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 179 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Birmingham - Jun 17, 1999
Match tied
New Zealand v Pakistan at Manchester - Jun 16, 1999
Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Leeds - Jun 13, 1999
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
India v New Zealand at Nottingham - Jun 12, 1999
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
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Photos

Jun 17, 1999

Saeed Anwar acknowledges applause for his century, New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st semi-final, World Cup, Old Trafford, June 16, 1999

Saeed Anwar acknowledges applause for his century

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Jun 16, 1999

Shoaib Akhtar grabs a wicket, 1st semi-final: New Zealand v Pakistan, World Cup, Manchester, June 16, 1999

Shoaib Akhtar grabs a wicket

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