ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 1st semi final

New Zealand v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

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

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   Saqlain Mushtaq 1-0-6-0

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

14.3

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

14.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Horne, 1 run, sweeping again, beats the short fien leg, down to the long 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   Saqlain Mushtaq 2-0-10-0

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

16.6

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

New Zealand 67/3   Saqlain Mushtaq 3-0-14-0

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

18.6

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

New Zealand 73/3   Saqlain Mushtaq 4-0-17-0

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

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   Saqlain Mushtaq 5-0-22-0

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

22.5

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

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   Saqlain Mushtaq 6-0-29-0

40.1

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

40.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Cairns, 1 run

40.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, no run, pushing the cramped defence to the point fielder

40.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, 1 run, sweeping pull shot down towards the long leg

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   Saqlain Mushtaq 7-0-31-0

43.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Cairns, 1 run

43.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, no run

43.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, no run

43.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, 2 runs, throwing the bat at it, actually turns into quite a smooth cover drive, lofting it over the covers and into the deep

43.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, no run

43.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, 2 runs, sweeping and lofting over the backward square leg

New Zealand 199/5   Saqlain Mushtaq 8-0-36-0
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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