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)
0.1

Allott to Saeed Anwar, no run, tapped down the wicket

0.2

Allott to Saeed Anwar, no run, obvious inside edge into the pad, Allott with a big appeal

0.3

Allott to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, flicking onto the on side

0.4

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

0.5

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

0.6

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

End of over 1 (1 run) Pakistan 1/0 (241 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 4.91)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 0 (3b)
    • Saeed Anwar 1 (3b)
    • GI Allott 1-0-1-0
1.1

Nash to Saeed Anwar, no run

1.2

Nash to Saeed Anwar, 1 no ball

1.2

Nash to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs

1.3

Nash to Saeed Anwar, no run

1.4

Nash to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide

1.4

Nash to Saeed Anwar, no run

1.5

Nash to Saeed Anwar, no run

1.6

Nash to Saeed Anwar, FOUR

End of over 2 (8 runs) Pakistan 9/0 (233 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 4.85)

    • Saeed Anwar 7 (10b 1x4)
    • Wajahatullah Wasti 0 (3b)
    • DJ Nash 1-0-8-0
2.1

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

2.2

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

2.3

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

2.4

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, pushing outside the off stump, thru the backward point

2.5

Allott to Saeed Anwar, no run, dabbing onto the on side

just in case any newcomers were thinking that cricket is an exciting game, we have one of those mandatory 2 minute delays whilst some reflection is fixed

2.6

Allott to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

End of over 3 (2 runs) Pakistan 11/0 (231 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 4.91)

    • Saeed Anwar 8 (12b 1x4)
    • Wajahatullah Wasti 1 (7b)
    • GI Allott 2-0-3-0
3.1

Nash to Saeed Anwar, no run, and just some defence

3.2

Nash to Saeed Anwar, no run, playing and missing outside the off stump, to the keeper

3.3

Nash to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, full and wide of the off stump, easy peasy, slashed down thru the gully

3.4

Nash to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

3.5

Nash to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

3.6

Nash to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, dabbing it down the on side, to the mid on

End of over 4 (5 runs) Pakistan 16/0 (226 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.91)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 1 (9b)
    • Saeed Anwar 13 (16b 2x4)
    • DJ Nash 2-0-13-0
4.1

Allott to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, leaning forward and flicking off the pads forward of the square leg

4.2

Allott to Saeed Anwar, no run

4.3

Allott to Saeed Anwar, 1 no ball, outside the off stump, Saeed having a swing but missing

4.3

Allott to Saeed Anwar, no run

4.4

Allott to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, launching into the drive, couldn't quite time it and consequently just the one

4.5

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, another full toss, Waja doesn't think it's easy enough to hit, taps it down to the mid off

4.6

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, tapping down the wicket, Wasti in the Boycott mode of attack

End of over 5 (4 runs) Pakistan 20/0 (222 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.93)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 1 (11b)
    • Saeed Anwar 16 (21b 2x4)
    • GI Allott 3-0-7-0
5.1

Nash to Saeed Anwar, no run

5.2

Nash to Saeed Anwar, no run, easy little defensive tap into the covers

5.3

Nash to Saeed Anwar, no run, outside the off stump, defending down the wicket to the bowler again

5.4

Nash to Saeed Anwar, no run, pitched up, Saeed squeezes it out onto the on side

5.5

Nash to Saeed Anwar, no run, driving onto the off side, gathered by the mid off

5.6

Nash to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, on the verge of the first maiden of the day, puts it into the pads of Anwar, dispatches a handy on drive

End of over 6 (4 runs) Pakistan 24/0 (218 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.95)

    • Saeed Anwar 20 (27b 3x4)
    • Wajahatullah Wasti 1 (11b)
    • DJ Nash 3-0-17-0
6.1

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, tapping into the covers, Wasti determined to see it out until stumps

6.2

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, defensive past the non striker, mid off is the fielder

6.3

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, more defence, go Wasti you good thing!

6.4

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, FOUR, on the pads, excellent flick behind square leg, too wide of the fine leg

6.5

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, dabbing into the off side

6.6

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, FOUR, much better, handy cover drive, played just in front of point, Wasti getting jiggy with it

End of over 7 (8 runs) Pakistan 32/0 (210 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 4.57, RRR: 4.88)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 9 (17b 2x4)
    • Saeed Anwar 20 (27b 3x4)
    • GI Allott 4-0-15-0
7.1

Nash to Saeed Anwar, no run, pitched up on the stumps, Nash coming around the wicket, turned away to the mid wicket

7.2

Nash to Saeed Anwar, no run, pushing outside the off stump, to the point fielder

7.3

Nash to Saeed Anwar, (no ball) 1 run, down the leg side, easily glanced to the fine leg

7.3

Nash to Wajahatullah Wasti, 2 runs, over the wicket to the right hander, driving thru the cover point

7.4

Nash to Wajahatullah Wasti, FOUR, simple stuff for Wasti, Nash bowling complete rubbish, driving off the pads thru the mid wicket

7.5

Nash to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, defending

7.6

Nash to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run

End of over 8 (9 runs) Pakistan 41/0 (201 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 5.12, RRR: 4.78)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 16 (21b 3x4)
    • Saeed Anwar 21 (30b 3x4)
    • DJ Nash 4-0-26-0
8.1

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

8.2

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, dabbing into the covers with some defence

8.3

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, FOUR, fantastic cover drive, playing across the line, thru the cover point

8.4

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, FOUR, Allott coming around the wicket, getting desperate, and hammered thru the extra cover

8.5

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

8.6

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run

End of over 9 (9 runs) Pakistan 50/0 (192 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 5.55, RRR: 4.68)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 25 (27b 5x4)
    • Saeed Anwar 21 (30b 3x4)
    • GI Allott 5-0-24-0
9.1

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, stepping back and pushing to the point fielder

9.2

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

9.3

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

9.4

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, 2 runs

9.5

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

9.6

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run

End of over 10 (3 runs) Pakistan 53/0 (189 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.30, RRR: 4.72)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 28 (33b 5x4)
    • Saeed Anwar 21 (30b 3x4)
    • GR Larsen 1-0-3-0
10.1

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

10.2

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

10.3

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run

10.4

Cairns to Saeed Anwar, 1 leg bye

10.5

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, defending on the off side, played into the covers

10.6

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 no ball, overstepping and Free Willey extends the arm

10.6

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

End of over 11 (3 runs) Pakistan 56/0 (186 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 5.09, RRR: 4.76)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 29 (39b 5x4)
    • Saeed Anwar 21 (31b 3x4)
    • CL Cairns 1-0-2-0
11.1

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

11.2

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

11.3

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

11.4

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run

11.5

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, opens the face and glides it down to the 3rd man

11.6

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, and chopped down thru the gully by the right hander

End of over 12 (4 runs) Pakistan 60/0 (182 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 4.78)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 31 (43b 5x4)
    • Saeed Anwar 23 (33b 3x4)
    • GR Larsen 2-0-7-0
12.1

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, (no ball) 1 run, and another no ball by the tearaway speedster, pushed behind point

12.1

Cairns to Saeed Anwar, no run, turned away to the square leg

12.2

Cairns to Saeed Anwar, 3 runs, placing it perfectly, pushing thru the point and into the deep

12.3

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, defensive

12.4

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, defensive tap, finds the gap, but McMillan manages to pounce on it quick enough

12.5

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

12.6

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

End of over 13 (5 runs) Pakistan 65/0 (177 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 4.78)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 32 (48b 5x4)
    • Saeed Anwar 26 (35b 3x4)
    • CL Cairns 2-0-7-0
13.1

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

13.2

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, driving it square, to the point area

13.3

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, pitched up, some inswing there, poking it into the covers

13.4

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, flicked away to the deep backward square

13.5

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, no run, defending firmly down the wicket, Twose running around from the mid off

13.6

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, glancing behind the square leg, played well, they get a double

the toothless New Zealand attack on display in all its glory

End of over 14 (4 runs) Pakistan 69/0 (173 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 4.92, RRR: 4.80)

    • Saeed Anwar 29 (38b 3x4)
    • Wajahatullah Wasti 33 (51b 5x4)
    • GR Larsen 3-0-11-0
14.1

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

14.2

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 leg bye, flicked around the corner to the long leg, actually missed according to the umpire

14.3

Cairns to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, jabbing at it, gliding it off the face to the 3rd man

14.4

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, short outside the off stump, Waja prodding the crossed bat at it, and missing by miles

14.5

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, defending down the pitch, back to the bowler

14.6

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, stretching forward, deflecting to the point fielder

fielding restrictions over, fat lot of good the compulsory catching fielders were for NZ

End of over 15 (2 runs) Pakistan 71/0 (171 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.73, RRR: 4.88)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 33 (56b 5x4)
    • Saeed Anwar 30 (39b 3x4)
    • CL Cairns 3-0-8-0
15.1

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, just picking the gap in the covers for the one

15.2

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, late cut, excellent fielding by Zinzan, diving at backward point, falling to his left

15.3

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

15.4

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, turning it off the toes to allott at the long leg

15.5

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, no run, misplaying the flick across the line, NZ almost look to have given up with Allott not getting any wickets

15.6

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, no run, pushing away on the off side

End of over 16 (2 runs) Pakistan 73/0 (169 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 4.56, RRR: 4.97)

    • Saeed Anwar 31 (42b 3x4)
    • Wajahatullah Wasti 34 (59b 5x4)
    • GR Larsen 4-0-13-0
16.1

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, 2 runs, flicking it thru the mid wicket for a double

16.2

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, stretching wide, defending direct to the point, but a single is scampered

16.3

Cairns to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, around the wicket by Cairns, grabs the outside edge, but it falls safely and without fanfare, 3rd man fields

16.4

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

16.5

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run

16.6

Cairns to Saeed Anwar, no run, and that should be drinks I dare say

End of over 17 (5 runs) Pakistan 78/0 (164 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 4.58, RRR: 4.96)

    • Saeed Anwar 32 (44b 3x4)
    • Wajahatullah Wasti 38 (63b 5x4)
    • CL Cairns 4-0-13-0
17.1

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, and that should be drinks I dare say

17.2

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, pushing it away to the point

17.3

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, lofting high and long, but safe, 2 fielders pounce on it at the long on

17.4

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, no run

17.5

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, no run

17.6

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, no run, driving down the on side for no effect

End of over 18 (3 runs) Pakistan 81/0 (161 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 5.03)

    • Saeed Anwar 34 (48b 3x4)
    • Wajahatullah Wasti 39 (65b 5x4)
    • GR Larsen 5-0-16-0
18.1

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run

18.2

Cairns to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, and just another single, Anwar poking it behin dthe point area

18.3

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

18.4

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run

18.5

Cairns to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, good drive on the on side, Allott dives and saves well at mid on

18.6

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, comes off the pad and to the square leg, batsman sort of beaten there

End of over 19 (4 runs) Pakistan 85/0 (157 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 4.47, RRR: 5.06)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 41 (69b 5x4)
    • Saeed Anwar 36 (50b 3x4)
    • CL Cairns 5-0-17-0
19.1

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, no run

19.2

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, no run

19.3

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, no run, working it off the off stump, turned direct to the mid wicket

19.4

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, flicks it across the line, to the forward square leg

19.5

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, tightly defence, outside the off stump, to the conventional cover

and the guy in the green with no moustache is finally sitting down and acting sensible

19.6

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, and just the single off the over

Harris on to bowl his right arm whatevers

End of over 20 (1 run) Pakistan 86/0 (156 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 4.30, RRR: 5.20)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 41 (71b 5x4)
    • Saeed Anwar 37 (54b 3x4)
    • GR Larsen 6-0-17-0
20.1

Harris to Saeed Anwar, no run, pushing away, to the gully

20.2

Harris to Saeed Anwar, no run, playing and missing, going for a big tonk thru the covers, Parore muffs the take

20.3

Harris to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, misplayed down the ground, towards the non striker

20.4

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, played late, comes to rest well short of the 3rd man

20.5

Harris to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, stepping forward, mistimed drive down the off side to Cairns at long off

20.6

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, picking the gap in the covers, grabs a single

End of over 21 (4 runs) Pakistan 90/0 (152 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.28, RRR: 5.24)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 43 (73b 5x4)
    • Saeed Anwar 39 (58b 3x4)
    • CZ Harris 1-0-4-0
21.1

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, Larsen and Harris in tandem, bowling does not get much more entertaining than this

21.2

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, chopped down the wicket and back to the bowler

21.3

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, played late, gliding it down to the 3rd man

21.4

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, leaning on the back foot, lifting it way over the mid wicket and to the deep boundary

21.5

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

21.6

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, tucking it just short of the covers

End of over 22 (6 runs) Pakistan 96/0 (146 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.36, RRR: 5.21)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 44 (77b 5x4)
    • Saeed Anwar 44 (60b 4x4)
    • GR Larsen 7-0-23-0
22.1

Harris to Saeed Anwar, no run, around teh wicket to the left hander, cut outside the off stump, loose ball, but direct to the point

22.2

Harris to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, driving down the gorund to Allott at the long on

22.3

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, FOUR, cut shot, behind the point, 2 filders dive for it from opposite directions, the first fielder knocks it out of the way of the second fielder

clap clap, the really captures the class of cricket that is to be expected from a World Cup semi final

22.4

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, no doubt appeared to have ruffled the few hairs of Harris's head as well

22.5

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

22.6

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

End of over 23 (5 runs) Pakistan 101/0 (141 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.39, RRR: 5.22)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 48 (81b 6x4)
    • Saeed Anwar 45 (62b 4x4)
    • CZ Harris 2-0-9-0
23.1

Astle to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, dabbing at it, pushing just behind the point fielder

23.2

Astle to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, glancing easily, to the short fine leg

23.3

Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run

23.4

Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run, misplays a soft one down the wikcet, almost looked like a practice shot

23.5

Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run, worked onto the on side

23.6

Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run, plays and misses outside the off stump, ball is gratefully received by the keeper

fireworks going off for some unknown reason, perhaps in anticipation for Wasti's 50

End of over 24 (2 runs) Pakistan 103/0 (139 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 4.29, RRR: 5.34)

    • Saeed Anwar 46 (67b 4x4)
    • Wajahatullah Wasti 49 (82b 6x4)
    • NJ Astle 1-0-2-0
24.1

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

24.2

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, thru the covers, and there it is, 50 off 84 balls, 6x4 0x6

24.3

Harris to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, working it around the corner

delay whilst the fireworks are left to finish

24.4

Harris to Saeed Anwar, no run

24.5

Harris to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

24.6

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, someone apepars to have snuck in a fireworks luncher, bravo to the Old Trafford security

End of over 25 (4 runs) Pakistan 107/0 (135 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.28, RRR: 5.40)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 50 (85b 6x4)
    • Saeed Anwar 49 (70b 4x4)
    • CZ Harris 3-0-13-0
25.1

Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run

25.2

Astle to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, and there's the second 50 of the day, off 72 balls, 4x4 0x6

25.3

Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run

25.4

Astle to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, thru the extra cover for the boundary, excellent stroke full of power, timing and many other cliches

25.5

Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run

25.6

Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run, lets just call this match off now, NZ have proved lamer than anyone was expecting during the lunch break

End of over 26 (6 runs) Pakistan 113/0 (129 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.34, RRR: 5.37)

    • Saeed Anwar 55 (76b 5x4)
    • Wajahatullah Wasti 50 (85b 6x4)
    • NJ Astle 2-0-8-0
26.1

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, small little effortless sweep, no effortless he didn't bother to move the bat

26.2

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

26.3

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, poked away the on side

26.4

Harris to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, drving down the on side for a single

26.5

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, pushed back to the bowler

26.6

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, and what a surprise, another over of survival by Pakistan against this brutal brutal bowling

sun is shining at Manchester, which means plenty of delays whilst windows and the line get adjusted because of relfections

End of over 27 (2 runs) Pakistan 115/0 (127 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.25, RRR: 5.52)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 51 (90b 6x4)
    • Saeed Anwar 56 (77b 5x4)
    • CZ Harris 4-0-15-0
27.1

Astle to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

27.2

Astle to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, swinging the bat onto the on side, fielded at about wide mid on

27.3

Astle to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, driving away to the mid off this time

27.4

Astle to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, defended onto the off side, nothing much happening there

27.5

Astle to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, tediously played down to the long off fielder

27.6

Astle to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, defends in front of the point fielder for another single

Allott brought back finally, but I think I can see a bolting horse disappearing over the horizon

End of over 28 (3 runs) Pakistan 118/0 (124 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.21, RRR: 5.63)

    • Saeed Anwar 58 (79b 5x4)
    • Wajahatullah Wasti 52 (94b 6x4)
    • NJ Astle 3-0-11-0
28.1

Allott to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, stepping onto the back foot, deflecting it behind the point fielder

28.2

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, driving off the stumps, Fleming gathers at the mid off

28.3

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, good yorker, played late, but safe, Cairns is the mid on fielder

28.4

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run

28.5

Allott to Saeed Anwar, no run, pushed to point where Harris fields

28.6

Allott to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs

End of over 29 (4 runs) Pakistan 122/0 (120 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.20, RRR: 5.71)

    • Saeed Anwar 61 (82b 5x4)
    • Wajahatullah Wasti 53 (97b 6x4)
    • GI Allott 6-0-28-0
29.1

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, swept behind the square leg for a single

29.2

Harris to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

29.3

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, SIX, heaved high over the mid wicket, lands over the rope for a very handy 6

handy especially for those willing this match to its finish

29.4

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

29.5

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

29.6

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

End of over 30 (8 runs) Pakistan 130/0 (112 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 5.60)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 60 (102b 6x4 1x6)
    • Saeed Anwar 62 (83b 5x4)
    • CZ Harris 5-0-23-0
30.1

Allott to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

30.2

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

30.3

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, dabbing outside the off stump, gliding it down to the 3rd man, could do that all day

30.4

Allott to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, tucking it off the hip, played forward of the square leg

30.5

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, defends off the leg side, played down the wicket back to the bowler

30.6

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, glances easily off the pads, ball runs down to the long leg

Rolf Harris to continue

End of over 31 (4 runs) Pakistan 134/0 (108 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.32, RRR: 5.68)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 62 (106b 6x4 1x6)
    • Saeed Anwar 64 (85b 5x4)
    • GI Allott 7-0-32-0
31.1

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, FOUR, 'that's a big one, it's into the crowd' according to the TV commentators, in reality it just manages to trickle over the boundary

31.2

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run

31.3

Harris to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs

31.4

Harris to Saeed Anwar, no run

31.5

Harris to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, swinging it around the corner

31.6

Harris to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, batsman now 67* each, there's something interesting

End of over 32 (8 runs) Pakistan 142/0 (100 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.43, RRR: 5.55)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 67 (109b 7x4 1x6)
    • Saeed Anwar 67 (88b 5x4)
    • CZ Harris 6-0-31-0
32.1

Allott to Saeed Anwar, no run, defends down the wicket back to the bowler

32.2

Allott to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, down the leg side, NZ used all their good balls up earlier in the tournament it seems

32.2

Allott to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, hacked down the on side, they grab a double from a piece of poor timing

32.3

Allott to Saeed Anwar, no run

32.4

Allott to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, cracking on drive, plays thru the mid wicket, McMillan huffs and puffs and huffs and puffs and then dives, and the ball runs over the rope

32.5

Allott to Saeed Anwar, 1 leg bye, crowd go berserk for the 150, and that funny chap with the white beard egts his ugly mug on TV again, I'm starting if there's more than 1 of him

32.6

Allott to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run

grand larceny on to apply his trade

End of over 33 (9 runs) Pakistan 151/0 (91 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.57, RRR: 5.35)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 68 (110b 7x4 1x6)
    • Saeed Anwar 73 (93b 6x4)
    • GI Allott 8-0-40-0
33.1

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run

33.2

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, no run

33.3

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, in the air, it could be out, of course not, landing completely safely behind the covers

33.4

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, no run, we need some inspiration from the illustrious captain, time to bring himself on

33.5

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, no run

33.6

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, pushing thru the covers for a single

it's the human rolling pin, Craig McMillan on to teach Shoaib a thing or two about pace bowling

End of over 34 (4 runs) Pakistan 155/0 (87 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.55, RRR: 5.43)

    • Saeed Anwar 76 (98b 6x4)
    • Wajahatullah Wasti 69 (111b 7x4 1x6)
    • GR Larsen 8-0-27-0
34.1

McMillan to Saeed Anwar, no run

34.2

McMillan to Saeed Anwar, no run, dabbed abck down the wicket to the bowler

34.3

McMillan to Saeed Anwar, no run, playing and missing outside the off stump, it actually beat him

34.4

McMillan to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, lofting over the square leg umpire, there was a deep fielding, but the ball was too direct and too low

34.5

McMillan to Saeed Anwar, no run

34.6

McMillan to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, driving thru the covers, Horne has it covered, until that is, he has to dive and field the thing, ball runs over the boundary

NZ will consider it a victory just to take a wicket Match State: Drinks

End of over 35 (8 runs) Pakistan 163/0 (79 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.65, RRR: 5.26)

    • Saeed Anwar 84 (104b 8x4)
    • Wajahatullah Wasti 69 (111b 7x4 1x6)
    • CD McMillan 1-0-8-0
35.1

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run

35.2

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, no run, and thru to the keeper, maybe NZ will consider that a victory

35.3

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, 1 no ball, coming around the wicket, quite hopeless really

35.3

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, no run, turned away to the mid wicket

35.4

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, no run

35.5

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

35.6

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

End of over 36 (3 runs) Pakistan 166/0 (76 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.61, RRR: 5.42)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 70 (113b 7x4 1x6)
    • Saeed Anwar 85 (109b 8x4)
    • GR Larsen 9-0-30-0
36.1

McMillan to Saeed Anwar, no run, jammed away from outside the off stump into the covers

36.2

McMillan to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, thru point

36.3

McMillan to Wajahatullah Wasti, FOUR, cover drive and there's another boundary, commanding performance by NZ

36.4

McMillan to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run

36.5

McMillan to Saeed Anwar, no run

36.6

McMillan to Saeed Anwar, 3 wides, down the leg side, Parore misses it as well

36.6

McMillan to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, glancing it down to the long leg, another couple

End of over 37 (11 runs) Pakistan 177/0 (65 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.78, RRR: 5.00)

    • Saeed Anwar 88 (113b 8x4)
    • Wajahatullah Wasti 75 (115b 8x4 1x6)
    • CD McMillan 2-0-19-0
37.1

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, FOUR, the smell of roast kiwi drifts thru the air, cracking drive thru the mid wicket

37.2

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, FOUR, there's the action replay, same shot, same position, same nightmare for NZ

37.3

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

37.4

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run

37.5

Larsen to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, turning it off the pads and down the leg side, that makes this the highest opening partnership in World Cup history

37.6

Larsen to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

End of over 38 (10 runs) Pakistan 187/0 (55 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.92, RRR: 4.58)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 84 (120b 10x4 1x6)
    • Saeed Anwar 89 (114b 8x4)
    • GR Larsen 10-0-40-0
38.1

Cairns to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, flicking it around the corner, into the deep, McMillan is the fielder

38.2

Cairns to Saeed Anwar, no run, direct to the mid wicket

38.3

Cairns to Saeed Anwar, no run, half hearted cut shot, direct to Rolf at point

38.4

Cairns to Saeed Anwar, no run

38.5

Cairns to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, gliding the ball down to the 3rd man once again

38.6

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

End of over 39 (3 runs) Pakistan 190/0 (52 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.87, RRR: 4.72)

    • Wajahatullah Wasti 84 (121b 10x4 1x6)
    • Saeed Anwar 92 (119b 8x4)
    • CL Cairns 6-0-20-0
39.1

Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run, Astle on to speed up the conclusion of this match

39.2

Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run

39.3

Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run, poked back down the wicket

39.4

Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run, nothing much happening there

39.5

Astle to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, dragging it around and into the deep

39.6

Astle to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

End of over 40 (3 runs) Pakistan 193/0 (49 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.82, RRR: 4.90)

    • Saeed Anwar 95 (125b 8x4)
    • Wajahatullah Wasti 84 (121b 10x4 1x6)
    • NJ Astle 4-0-14-0
40.1

Cairns to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, driving it into the covers

40.2

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

40.3

Cairns to Wajahatullah Wasti, OUT, a miracle has happened, NZ have taken a wicket, misplaying the drive, ball is skied, and Fleming safely collects it at mid off

Wajahatullah Wasti c Fleming b Cairns 84 (166m 123b 10x4 1x6) SR: 68.29

Wajatullah doesn't look half peeved either, with his ton so close

40.4

Cairns to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, playing it down behind the point

40.5

Cairns to Saeed Anwar, no run, prodded onto the on side

40.6

Cairns to Saeed Anwar, no run, Cairns coming around the wicket, Saeed hangs the bat out for some defence, zips past the outside edge, thru to the keeper, not the best of shots of 98*

End of over 41 (3 runs) Pakistan 196/1 (46 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.78, RRR: 5.11)

    • Saeed Anwar 98 (129b 8x4)
    • Ijaz Ahmed 0 (0b)
    • CL Cairns 7-0-23-1
41.1

Astle to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 wide, down the leg side, Parore collects in a puff of dust

41.1

Astle to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, dabbed along the ground and back to the bowler

41.2

Astle to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, turned around the corner, behind the square leg

41.3

Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run, big big swing and miss outside the off stump, thru to the keeper

41.4

Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run, Anwar not looking very rapt about this upcoming century

41.5

Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run, prodded into the covers

41.6

Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run, big swing and miss outside the off stump, that ends quite a good over of bowling, and quite a horrible over of batting

End of over 42 (2 runs) Pakistan 198/1 (44 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.71, RRR: 5.50)

    • Saeed Anwar 98 (133b 8x4)
    • Ijaz Ahmed 1 (2b)
    • NJ Astle 5-0-16-0
42.1

Cairns to Ijaz Ahmed, no run

42.2

Cairns to Ijaz Ahmed, FOUR, very good on drive, skates away to the boundary, Pkaistani fans begin spilling over the fence

42.3

Cairns to Ijaz Ahmed, FOUR, glances down to the fine leg, I'm beginning to think NZ aren't going to win this

42.4

Cairns to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, big horrible scary wafting cut shot, almost blew the umpire's hat off

42.5

Cairns to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, getting a bit too excited, into the pads, ball rebounds down the pitch

42.6

Cairns to Ijaz Ahmed, (no ball) 1 run, driving in front of the square leg

42.6

Cairns to Saeed Anwar, no run, defends direct to Dion in the covers, Fleming resisting giving him another go

End of over 43 (10 runs) Pakistan 208/1 (34 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.83, RRR: 4.85)

    • Saeed Anwar 98 (134b 8x4)
    • Ijaz Ahmed 10 (8b 2x4)
    • CL Cairns 8-0-33-1
43.1

Astle to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, turned around the corner

43.2

Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run, Saeed bogged on 98

43.3

Astle to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, tapping it off the pads, just behind the square leg, 99*

43.4

Astle to Ijaz Ahmed, SIX, one step down the pitch, and clears the long on rope, Saeed to going to run of time to get the 100 at the rate Ijaz is going

43.5

Astle to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run

43.6

Astle to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, glides it down to the 3rd man, and there it is, 100 off 137 balls, 8x4 0x6

2nd consecutive hundred and the 17th of his career Nash on, I'm sure Fleming knows what he's doing

End of over 44 (10 runs) Pakistan 218/1 (24 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.95, RRR: 4.00)

    • Saeed Anwar 100 (137b 8x4)
    • Ijaz Ahmed 18 (11b 2x4 1x6)
    • NJ Astle 6-0-26-0
44.1

Nash to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, way down the leg side, well at least he landed it on the pitch

44.1

Nash to Saeed Anwar, no run

44.2

Nash to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, around the wicket, playing across the line and off the toes, saved from being a boundary in the deep

44.3

Nash to Saeed Anwar, no run

44.4

Nash to Saeed Anwar, 1 run

44.5

Nash to Ijaz Ahmed, FOUR, lifted over the mid wicket, Horne slides his bum alogn the rope, looks very comofrtable, then someone expect it not to be called 4, TV umpire adjudicates

44.6

Nash to Ijaz Ahmed, no run

End of over 45 (8 runs) Pakistan 226/1 (16 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.02, RRR: 3.20)

    • Ijaz Ahmed 22 (13b 3x4 1x6)
    • Saeed Anwar 103 (141b 8x4)
    • DJ Nash 5-0-34-0
45.1

Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run

45.2

Astle to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, lifting it over the covers, this match is approaching a raptuous climax

45.3

Astle to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, I'm glued to the edge of my seat

45.4

Astle to Ijaz Ahmed, no run

45.5

Astle to Ijaz Ahmed, FOUR, typical horrid Ijaz shot, inside edge off an on drive, thru the keeper and to the fine leg boundary

45.6

Astle to Ijaz Ahmed, 2 runs, and there's another few runs, we're nearly there

End of over 46 (9 runs) Pakistan 235/1 (7 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.10, RRR: 1.75)

    • Ijaz Ahmed 28 (16b 4x4 1x6)
    • Saeed Anwar 106 (144b 8x4)
    • NJ Astle 7-0-35-0
46.1

Allott to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, Allott brought back, and not a moment too soon

46.2

Allott to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, zipping it past the outside the edge, Ijaz dabbing some defence at it

46.3

Allott to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, and again past the outside edge, Allott finally pulling his finger out

people running onto the pitch for some unknown reason fans jumping over the fence, and squatting on the rope, security doesn't appear to give two hoots about it a big delay it will be, my crowd's overfloweth! I suspect there might be a pitch invasion at the conclusion of this match. Just call it a hunch. game won't be restarting until all the crowd are packed back into their tin this is fun finally, play is about to continue after a 9 minute delay. Most of the crowd simply stared blankly and ignore the request to get back into the stands

46.4

Allott to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, moving away from the batsman and to the keeper

46.5

Allott to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, defending down the wicket, back to the bowler

46.6

Allott to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, another ripper of a ball, zips past the outside edge yet again, Allott may not get a chance to bowl another over

End of over 47 (1 run) Pakistan 236/1 (6 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.02, RRR: 2.00)

    • Ijaz Ahmed 28 (21b 4x4 1x6)
    • Saeed Anwar 107 (145b 8x4)
    • GI Allott 9-0-41-0
47.1

Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run

47.2

Astle to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, slogged over the bowler's head, 2 to win

47.3

Astle to Saeed Anwar, 2 runs, edged in the air, Twose may get a catch at the long on, but no, the terrific fans, a credit to the human race, storm onto the field, Twose aborts going for the catch and instead seeks out some protection

and as expected Pakistan qualify for the 1999 World Cup final, a commanding performance. New Zealand get to hang around for the encore 4-Test match series a huge crowd has gathered in front of the pavilion. Stay tuned and we'll have a summary of the presentations being fully drowned out by the crowd noise Ravi Shastri is the MC, and don't the crowd just love him Fleming gets a healthy boo as well. "we had a reasonable competitive total... Shoaib very quick... we thought we may have got them with the lack of pace (!).... we exceeded expectation for a lot of people [in terms of the tournament, not the match]" Wasim: "reaching the final of the world cup is a great achievemnt...", he doesn't care who he plays in the final Richie Benaud chooses Shoaib as the Man of the Match, not for his economy I assume. A pretty surprising choice over Saeed Anwar. and then there were 3. Tomorrow is the second semi final, Australia v South Africa from Birmingham. As usual, 0945 GMT. Good night.

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