ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 1st semi final

New Zealand v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

5.4

Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, no run, inswinging yorker lands perhaps a little short of the mark, well defended on the off side

5.5

Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, no run, more good defence, knocked soundly into the covers

5.6

Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, 1 no ball, outside the off stump, bat raised, left to the keeper

5.6

Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, no run, plays the defence a little late, or perhaps that's how it always seems against Shoaib, defended short of the covers

New Zealand 21/1   CD McMillan 0* (4b)

6.4

Wasim Akram to McMillan, 1 run, tapping it thru point, Ijaz pounces and flings it at the bowler's end, a direct hit would have sent McMillan to the dust bin

6.6

Wasim Akram to McMillan, no run, poorly timed jab outside the off stump, ball bounces down the pitch

New Zealand 28/1   CD McMillan 1* (6b)

7.2

Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, 1 run, worked away to Razzaq at mid on, another silly single, if Razzaq hit, McMillan would've again been off

New Zealand 31/1   CD McMillan 2* (7b)

8.2

Wasim Akram to McMillan, no run

8.3

Wasim Akram to McMillan, no run, pushing it away to the cover point

8.4

Wasim Akram to McMillan, no run, defending onto the on side this time

8.5

Wasim Akram to McMillan, no run, more defence, cramped a little, poked onto the on side again

8.6

Wasim Akram to McMillan, 1 leg bye, defensive short of the covers, NZ grabbing every stupid single on offer, Pakistan can't buy a direct hit

New Zealand 34/1   CD McMillan 2* (12b)

9.1

Abdul Razzaq to McMillan, no run, tapping from outside the off stump, dead bats it

9.2

Abdul Razzaq to McMillan, 1 run, quick single from a ball turned in front of the mid wicket

9.4

Abdul Razzaq to McMillan, no run, knocked down the wicket, on the on side, to the mid on fielder

9.5

Abdul Razzaq to McMillan, no run, jams down upon it, very nice inswinging yorker, actually made the way by McMillan coming down the wicket for whatever reason

9.6

Abdul Razzaq to McMillan, no run, movement away outside the off stump, to the keeper

New Zealand 36/1   CD McMillan 3* (17b)

10.2

Wasim Akram to McMillan, no run, playing and missing a hard defensive drive, ball beats the outside edge

10.3

Wasim Akram to McMillan, 1 wide, straight down the leg side by the left armer

10.3

Wasim Akram to McMillan, OUT, the usual crappy lack of footwork from McMillan, trying to slap the ball into the covers, jumping as well, outside edge, easy keeper's catch

CD McMillan c †Moin Khan b Wasim Akram 3 (22m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.78

New Zealand 38/2   CD McMillan 3 (19b)
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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