ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 1st semi final

New Zealand v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

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

New Zealand 10/0   MJ Horne 7* (11b 1x4)   Shoaib Akhtar 1.1-0-5-0

6.2

Wasim Akram to Horne, FOUR, a little short outside the off stump, commanding shot from Horne, onto the front foot and then cutting thru the cover point

New Zealand 25/1   MJ Horne 13* (20b 2x4)   Wasim Akram 3.2-0-10-0

11.2

Abdul Razzaq to Horne, FOUR, very slightly wayward from Abdur, onto the leg stump, excellent glance, too fine for the long leg

New Zealand 43/2   MJ Horne 24* (32b 3x4)   Abdul Razzaq 1.2-0-6-0

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

New Zealand 47/2   MJ Horne 28* (34b 4x4)   Abdul Razzaq 1.4-0-10-0

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

New Zealand 52/2   MJ Horne 32* (38b 5x4)   Saqlain Mushtaq 0.5-0-5-0

15.3

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

New Zealand 63/3   SP Fleming 6* (12b 1x4)   Abdul Razzaq 3.3-0-16-1

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

New Zealand 79/3   SP Fleming 12* (26b 2x4)   Saqlain Mushtaq 4.4-0-22-0

21.3

Azhar Mahmood to Twose, FOUR, too wide of the off stump, thick edge from the off drive thru the backward point

New Zealand 83/3   RG Twose 14* (21b 1x4)   Azhar Mahmood 1.3-0-5-0

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   SP Fleming 16* (30b 3x4)   Azhar Mahmood 2-0-10-0

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)

New Zealand 92/3   RG Twose 19* (24b 2x4)   Saqlain Mushtaq 5.2-0-26-0

33.2

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

New Zealand 146/3   SP Fleming 35* (54b 4x4)   Shoaib Akhtar 5.2-0-28-1

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"

New Zealand 150/3   SP Fleming 39* (55b 5x4)   Shoaib Akhtar 5.3-0-32-1

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

New Zealand 157/4   RG Twose 43* (70b 3x4)   Azhar Mahmood 6.2-0-22-0

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

New Zealand 174/4   CL Cairns 10* (17b 1x4)   Azhar Mahmood 8.2-0-31-0

44.1

Wasim Akram to Cairns, FOUR, smacking a cover drive, down the ground, as is Cairns's want

New Zealand 203/5   CL Cairns 21* (32b 2x4)   Wasim Akram 7.1-0-27-1

47.1

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

New Zealand 217/7   CL Cairns 28* (38b 3x4)   Shoaib Akhtar 8.1-0-42-3

49.4

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

New Zealand 238/7   DJ Nash 5* (9b 1x4)   Shoaib Akhtar 9.4-0-52-3
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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