ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 1st semi final

New Zealand v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

0.1

Wasim Akram to Horne, 1 wide, wild wild ball to start us off, slipped out of the hand and way wide of the off stump

0.1

Wasim Akram to Horne, 1 no ball, beautiful movement down the line into the pads, appeal quietened by the no ball

0.1

Wasim Akram to Horne, no run, and we finally have a ball bowled, left to the keeper

0.2

Wasim Akram to Horne, no run, defending outside the off stump into the off side

0.3

Wasim Akram to Horne, 1 run, onto the back foot, deflected away thru the gully, they jog a single

New Zealand 3/0   MJ Horne 1* (4b)

1.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, 87 mph to start with, bouncing into the hip, turned away direct to the square leg area

1.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, straight and outside the off stump, bat raised, ball left to the keeper

1.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, a little too wayward, batsman again not offering a shot outside the off stump

1.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, away movement off the seam, that beats him, Horne dabbing some nervous defence at it, 90 mph

1.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, 1 run, leading or outside edge pops in the air, but lands safely just beyond the gully

New Zealand 5/0   MJ Horne 2* (9b)

2.1

Wasim Akram to Horne, 1 run, tapping a low cut shot, bottom edge runs wide fo the slips to the 3rd man

New Zealand 6/0   MJ Horne 3* (10b)

3.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, FOUR, short and quit, aimed at the mid riff, Horne too slow with his defence, outside edge travels high and wide of the 2nd slip, Horne will tell his grand kids about the time he 4 off Shoaib

3.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, defending only, down the wicket

3.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, 94 mph, turned away direct to the square leg

3.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, 5 no balls, a bouncer, and did it bounce, high over the shoulder, slightly down the leg side, Moin attempts to jump, but couldn't get to it

3.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, 1 run, turned away onto the on side, a single wide of the mid wicket

3.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, jammed down the wicket, back to the bowler

New Zealand 17/0   MJ Horne 8* (16b 1x4)

4.6

Wasim Akram to Horne, no run, coming forward to defend, turning it onto the on side, to the short mid wicket

New Zealand 18/0   MJ Horne 8* (17b 1x4)

5.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, 1 run, looked a little slower, Horne misjudging the line, defending on the off stump, outside edge bounces short of Azhar at 2nd slip, they get a run from the effective misfield

New Zealand 20/0   MJ Horne 9* (18b 1x4)

6.1

Wasim Akram to Horne, no run, onto the back foot, defending onto the off side

6.2

Wasim Akram to Horne, FOUR, a little short outside the off stump, commanding shot from Horne, onto the front foot and then cutting thru the cover point

6.3

Wasim Akram to Horne, 1 run, a little flick across the line, ball rolls toward sthe forward square leg area

6.5

Wasim Akram to Horne, 1 run, glancing down to the long leg

New Zealand 28/1   MJ Horne 15* (22b 2x4)

7.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, 1 wide, down the leg side, first loss of control from Shoaib today

7.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, 1 run, sliding it down to Saqlain at the 3rd man

7.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, left to the keeper

7.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, glancing, may have come off the pad, Moin throws away a glove to collect down the leg side

7.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, slow ball aimed at the off stump, a mere 72 mph, Horne defends easily

7.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, 1 run, a pull shot, ball coming from high off the bat, easy fielding for the long leg

New Zealand 32/1   MJ Horne 17* (27b 2x4)

8.1

Wasim Akram to Horne, 1 run, turned away behin dthe square leg, Horne looking a lot more solid than at the start of the innings, or the start of the tournament for that matter

New Zealand 33/1   MJ Horne 18* (28b 2x4)

9.3

Abdul Razzaq to Horne, 1 run, leaning over the ball, defending well thru the gully

New Zealand 36/1   MJ Horne 19* (29b 2x4)

10.1

Wasim Akram to Horne, 1 run, slapping the bat at it, thick edge runs thru the gully to the 3rd man

New Zealand 37/1   MJ Horne 20* (30b 2x4)

11.1

Abdul Razzaq to Horne, no run, defensive outside the off stump, ball rolls short of the covers

11.2

Abdul Razzaq to Horne, FOUR, very slightly wayward from Abdur, onto the leg stump, excellent glance, too fine for the long leg

11.3

Abdul Razzaq to Horne, no run, coming forward, firmly defending to the point fielder

11.4

Abdul Razzaq to Horne, FOUR, coming forward, onto the front foot, not the prettiest of drives, but very effective to the long on boundary

11.5

Abdul Razzaq to Horne, no run, just wanted to defend it, tapping the bat close to the pad, balls ails past the outside edge

11.6

Abdul Razzaq to Horne, no run, slow ball, worked into the covers

New Zealand 47/2   MJ Horne 28* (36b 4x4)

12.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Horne, no run, over the wicket to the right hander, turned straight to the short fine leg

12.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Horne, FOUR, lovely sweep, Horne in terrific form, ball beats two fielders on the way to the long leg rope

12.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Horne, 1 run, trickles away off a glance, they grab a single

New Zealand 53/2   MJ Horne 33* (39b 5x4)

13.1

Abdul Razzaq to Horne, no run, defending outside the off stump, poked into the covers

13.2

Abdul Razzaq to Horne, no run, more defence again, leaning over the ball

13.3

Abdul Razzaq to Horne, no run, thick edge trickles away to the gully area

13.4

Abdul Razzaq to Horne, no run, Abdur flings it into the pads, big appeal, but obviously going down the leg side, Umpire Willey Wonka shakes his head

13.5

Abdul Razzaq to Horne, 1 run, coming forward, thick edge runs away down to the third man

New Zealand 54/2   MJ Horne 34* (44b 5x4)

14.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Horne, no run, turned square, direct to the square leg

14.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Horne, no run, oh joy, the microphones have been turned up and we can listen to the dulcet tones of Moin saying "Saqqy" every second word

14.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Horne, 2 wides, misses the sweep down the leg side, they run a single as well

14.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Horne, 1 run, sweeping again, beats the short fien leg, down to the long leg

New Zealand 58/2   MJ Horne 35* (47b 5x4)

15.1

Abdul Razzaq to Horne, OUT, brilliant yorker, even the batsman thinks so, thru the gate, batsman playing over the top of it, middle stump knocked way out of the ground, Horne looks up and gives a somewhat unneeded nod of approval to the bowler

MJ Horne b Abdul Razzaq 35 (67m 48b 5x4 0x6) SR: 72.91

New Zealand 58/3   MJ Horne 35 (48b 5x4)
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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