ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 1st semi final

New Zealand v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

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

9.3

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

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   Abdul Razzaq 1-0-2-0

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   Abdul Razzaq 2-0-10-0

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

13.6

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, no run, defensive on the off side, Shoaib the mid off runs to his right to collect

New Zealand 54/2   Abdul Razzaq 3-0-11-0

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

15.2

Abdul Razzaq to Twose, 1 run, nervously prodding the defence at it, inside edge runs away behind the square leg

15.3

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, FOUR, coming forward and smacking it thru the mid wicket, good shot from the captain

15.4

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, no run, outside the off stump, defending to the mid off

15.5

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, no run, bat raised over the top of the ball, passes to the keeper

15.6

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, no run, slight adjustment in the feet, shuffling across the stumps, driving to the mid on

New Zealand 63/3   Abdul Razzaq 4-0-16-1

17.1

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, no run, bat raised, ball passes thru to the keeper

17.2

Abdul Razzaq to Fleming, 1 run, turned away, behind the square leg

17.3

Abdul Razzaq to Twose, no run, driving outside the off stump, only defensive though, into the covers

17.4

Abdul Razzaq to Twose, no run, driving outside the off stump, missing, just wanting to place it into the covers

17.5

Abdul Razzaq to Twose, 1 wide, wide fo the off stump, Abdur has been coming around the wicket the whole time

17.5

Abdul Razzaq to Twose, no run, outside the off stump again, thick edge drive to the point area

17.6

Abdul Razzaq to Twose, 1 run, mistimed slap outside the off stump, thru the cover point gap, Azhar gathers in the deep in his lime floppy

New Zealand 70/3   Abdul Razzaq 5-0-19-1

37.1

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, no run

37.2

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, no run, playing and missing outside the off stump, that ball kept very low

37.3

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, no run, poked on the off side, into the covers

37.4

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, 1 run, driving down the on side for a quick one

37.5

Abdul Razzaq to Twose, 1 run, gliding it down to the big fella at 3rd man, but there's no beating the Rock fo Gibraltar this time

37.6

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, 1 leg bye, an appeal is heard, but a run is taken

New Zealand 170/4   Abdul Razzaq 6-0-21-1

39.1

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, 1 leg bye

39.2

Abdul Razzaq to Twose, no run

39.3

Abdul Razzaq to Twose, OUT, Abdur coming around wicket, Twose gliding the flick away, great catch by ijaz leaping to his right at backward point, one handed to his right side, amazing catch from nowhere

RG Twose c Ijaz Ahmed b Abdul Razzaq 46 (101m 83b 3x4 0x6) SR: 55.42

39.4

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, 1 leg bye

39.5

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, no run

39.6

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, 1 run, driving down the on side, into the deep

New Zealand 178/5   Abdul Razzaq 7-0-22-2

41.1

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, no run, pushing across the ball, to the point

41.2

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, 2 runs, dabs it Wasti at mid off, the needless throws hits the stumps and gives away the overthrow

41.3

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, 1 run, pushing into the covers for a quickie

41.4

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, 1 run, turning it behind square, Shahid runs in well, still very agile for a 33 year old

41.5

Abdul Razzaq to Harris, 1 run

41.6

Abdul Razzaq to Cairns, 1 run, playing across the line once again, Afridi is once again the fielder from deep square leg

New Zealand 186/5   Abdul Razzaq 8-0-28-2
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Australia won by 8 wickets (with 179 balls remaining)
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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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