ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 1st semi final

New Zealand v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

19.1

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

19.2

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, defensive off the off stump, Azhar only coming over the wicket

19.3

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, driving into the covers, delicately played, but can't pick the gap

19.4

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, defending square, to the point fielder

19.5

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, defending it into the covers once again

19.6

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, tucked down the pitch, bowler fields and throws to the keeper, very low key past few overs

New Zealand 74/3   Azhar Mahmood 1-0-1-0

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

21.5

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run

21.6

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, FOUR, drives thru the mid off, to the boundary, good over for the Kiwis, must be time for a wicket

New Zealand 88/3   Azhar Mahmood 2-0-10-0

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   Azhar Mahmood 3-0-11-0

25.1

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 leg bye, down the leg side again

25.2

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

25.3

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 wide, seaming away down the leg side, Azhar uselessly coming around the wicket

25.3

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 run, nudged thru the square leg, they power walka single, Ranatunga style

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   Azhar Mahmood 4-0-15-0

27.1

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 run, driving thru the on side, Twose is interested in the second, Fleming wants to bask in the glory of another run

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   Azhar Mahmood 5-0-16-0

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   Azhar Mahmood 6-0-17-0

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

34.5

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, 1 leg bye, to the short leg area

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   Azhar Mahmood 7-0-23-0

36.1

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, no run, turned off the pads, direct to the mid wicket

36.2

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, 2 runs, misplays a loft over the extra cover, Inzamam is found hiding in the deep

36.3

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, 1 run, pushing square, just behind the point

36.4

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

36.5

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, no run, defending outside the off stump, into the covers, easily gatehred

36.6

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, 1 run, defending down the on side, to the mid on fielder, another quick single

New Zealand 167/4   Azhar Mahmood 8-0-27-0

38.1

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, no run, defended square, that guy in the green with no moustache is slighted in the crowd

38.2

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, FOUR, hacks an on drive down the ground, typical Cairns shot, knows nothing about playing square of the wicket

38.3

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, 1 run, poked thru the covers

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   Azhar Mahmood 9-0-32-0
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Match tied
New Zealand v Pakistan at Manchester - Jun 16, 1999
Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
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Australia won by 5 wickets (with 2 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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