ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 1st semi final

New Zealand v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

24.1

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

24.2

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

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

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   Shahid Afridi 1-0-5-0

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

26.4

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

26.5

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

26.5

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

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   Shahid Afridi 2-0-11-0

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

28.3

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

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

28.6

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

New Zealand 118/3   Shahid Afridi 3-0-15-0

30.1

Shahid Afridi to Twose, 1 run

30.2

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

30.3

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

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   Shahid Afridi 4-0-20-0

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

32.3

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

32.4

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

32.5

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

32.5

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

32.6

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

New Zealand 142/3   Shahid Afridi 5-0-27-0
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)
More results »

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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