ICC World Cup, 1st SF: New Zealand v Pakistan at Manchester, Jun 16, 1999
ICC World Cup - 1st semi final
Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Played at Old Trafford, Manchester (neutral venue)
16 June 1999 (50-over match)
1.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, 87 mph to start with, bouncing into the hip, turned away direct to the square leg area

1.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, straight and outside the off stump, bat raised, ball left to the keeper

1.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, a little too wayward, batsman again not offering a shot outside the off stump

1.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, away movement off the seam, that beats him, Horne dabbing some nervous defence at it, 90 mph

1.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, 1 run, leading or outside edge pops in the air, but lands safely just beyond the gully

1.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Astle, no run, good firm defence into the covers, Astle survives 1 ball from Shoaib, it's a start I suppose

New Zealand 5/0   Shoaib Akhtar 1-0-1-0
3.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, FOUR, short and quit, aimed at the mid riff, Horne too slow with his defence, outside edge travels high and wide of the 2nd slip, Horne will tell his grand kids about the time he 4 off Shoaib

3.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, defending only, down the wicket

3.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, 94 mph, turned away direct to the square leg

3.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, 5 no balls, a bouncer, and did it bounce, high over the shoulder, slightly down the leg side, Moin attempts to jump, but couldn't get to it

3.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, 1 run, turned away onto the on side, a single wide of the mid wicket

3.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Astle, 1 run, clipped square, a single to the cover point

3.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, jammed down the wicket, back to the bowler

New Zealand 17/0   Shoaib Akhtar 2-0-12-0
5.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Astle, 1 run, turning it straight down the on side, to the mid on, NZ still defying all logic and reason

5.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, 1 run, looked a little slower, Horne misjudging the line, defending on the off stump, outside edge bounces short of Azhar at 2nd slip, they get a run from the effective misfield

5.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Astle, OUT, the leg stump is laying on the ground, dead to the world, thru the gate, Astle has been put out of his misery

NJ Astle b Shoaib Akhtar 3 (24m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

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   Shoaib Akhtar 3-0-15-1
7.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, 1 wide, down the leg side, first loss of control from Shoaib today

7.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, 1 run, sliding it down to Saqlain at the 3rd man

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

7.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, left to the keeper

7.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, glancing, may have come off the pad, Moin throws away a glove to collect down the leg side

7.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, no run, slow ball aimed at the off stump, a mere 72 mph, Horne defends easily

7.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, 1 run, a pull shot, ball coming from high off the bat, easy fielding for the long leg

New Zealand 32/1   Shoaib Akhtar 4-0-19-1
31.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Twose, 2 runs, glided forward of the square leg

31.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Twose, 2 runs, pulled down to the long leg, bottom edge, good fielding by Razzaq, Shoaib stands in the middle of the pitch, he's obviously too important to go stand behind the bowler's stumps, more concerned with sulking

31.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Twose, no run, swing and missing, to the keeper

31.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Twose, no run, take two, terrific ball, evades the outside edge, to the keeper

31.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Twose, 1 run

31.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, no run, shuffling across the stumps, defending off the off stump, that ends Shoaib's adventure around the wicket

New Zealand 135/3   Shoaib Akhtar 5-0-24-1
33.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, no run, worked square, fielded by the point, who has a ping at the bowler's end for reaons best known to him

33.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, FOUR, around the wicket, a bit short, too wide, good cut shot thru the cover point

33.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, FOUR, driven behind the point, Inzamam with the classic fielding at 3rd man, thru his legs, they've managed to hide him most of the day, now expect him to get some sort of "injury"

33.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, 2 runs, on drive, and yet another misfield, Saqlain was the guilty party there I think

33.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, OUT, Shoaib decides to take the fielders out of the equation, yorker sends the leg stump packing, simply brilliant bowling

SP Fleming b Shoaib Akhtar 41 (93m 57b 5x4 0x6) SR: 71.92

33.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, no run, yorker length, good yorker, but a little misdirected, Cairns plays it back down the pitch

New Zealand 152/4   Shoaib Akhtar 6-0-34-2
35.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Twose, no run, around the wicket, Twose missing the back foot push across the line to point

35.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Twose, no run, very wide of the off stump, at least Twose thought so, lunging and missing the cut shot, then giving the umpire a bit of a stare

35.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Twose, 1 run, inside edge into the pads, Twose falling over in that shot, a run is recived thru silly point

35.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, no run

35.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, no run, attempted off cutter perhaps, misdirected wide of the off stump, driven into the covers

35.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, 1 run, dabs it close on the off side, ball runs away short of the slips, a quick single is in there

New Zealand 162/4   Shoaib Akhtar 7-0-36-2
45.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Harris, 2 runs, pushing the bat at it, controlled thick edge to one of the less athletic fielders at 3rd man

45.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Harris, no run, defends on the off side, towards the mid off

45.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Harris, no run

45.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Harris, OUT, around the wicket, slow ball, Harris with little nouss about what that was doing, was trying to sling it onto the on side, Shoaib hits the leg stump once again

CZ Harris b Shoaib Akhtar 16 (26m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 76.19

45.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Parore, no run, terrific inswinging yorker, very well defended by Parore

45.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Parore, no run, dabbing and missing, ball evades the outside edge, to the keeper

New Zealand 209/6   Shoaib Akhtar 8-0-38-3
47.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, FOUR, ball is overpitched, Cairns with a fine cover drive, slapdashing it thru the covers

47.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, 1 run

47.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Nash, no run

47.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Nash, no run, squared up a little, defended to Wasim at extra cover

47.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Nash, no run, defended outside the off stump, played to the cover fielder, fine batting in the 48th over

47.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Nash, no run, excellent ball on the off stump, yorker, can't blame the batsman for having to defend that one

New Zealand 218/7   Shoaib Akhtar 9-0-43-3
49.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, 2 runs, lofting over the covers, lands in between the deep fielders

49.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, 2 runs, excellent running from the jab just behind the point fielder

49.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, 1 run, off cutter aimed at the batsman moving down the leg side, leading edge loops over the slip area

49.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Nash, FOUR, using his feet and crashes an off drive, to the long off boundary, excellent shot

49.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Nash, 1 run, stepping back and pushing behind point, no time for a second no matter what Nash thinks

49.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Cairns, 2 runs, stepping across the stumps, flicks across the line to the forward square leg, poor outfielding and poor retrieving by the bowler means there no hassles for the batsmen

New Zealand 241/7   Shoaib Akhtar 10-0-55-3
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