ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - Final

Australia v Pakistan

Australia won by 8 wickets (with 179 balls remaining)

Welcome to Lord's. The teams in today's little ODI shin-dig are Astralia and Pakistan. The threatened rain is pretty much absent and the match should start at the scheduled time and it looks like I spoke too soon, the rain is coming down in bucket's full. Covers are on, and it's windy and it looks very dark. The rumour is that the rain should pass pretty quickly. rain has all passed at 0930 GMT. Covers are still on, and we still havn't had a toss, so it's likely the start will be delayed a little teams and officials are lined up on the ground, meeting some anachronisms toss about to made, covers are slowly being taken off, it looks as though there will be about 30 minutes delay to the start of play Madugalle flicks the coin, Wasim calls "tails" and it is tails, Pakistan to bat first Pakistan are unchanged. Waugh says he's quite happy to lose the toss, doesn't think it will have too much effect on the match Match State: Match start rescheduled to 1015 GMT due to rain and we finally get the news that Australia are unchanged umpires and teams are out on the ground. we'll all set, sit back and relax, unless you have to mow the lawn or something

0.1

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, no run, a bit of bounce outside the off stump, Saeed instantly into a poor cut shot, bottom edge into the pitch, too cramped on the body

0.2

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, no run, coming in slightly, jabbing it into the off side

0.3

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, too much width across the left hander, a delicious cut shot from Anwar, down the slope thru the point

0.4

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, no run, careful forward defence outside the off stump, McGrath with 2 slips

0.5

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, 1 leg bye, missing the glance, ball flicks the firm buttocks down towards the long leg

0.6

McGrath to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, outside the off stump and thru to the keeper

End of over 1 (5 runs) Pakistan 5/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    0* (1b)      GD McGrath    1-0-4-0
Saeed Anwar    4* (5b 1x4)     

1.1

Fleming to Saeed Anwar, no run, slowish ball, dragging it thru the air to get some inswing, into the pad outside the off stump

1.2

Fleming to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, very high bounce, Saeed flinging a close cut shot, ball floats off the top edge towards the 3rd man

1.3

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, seaming away from the right hander, Waja beaten, trying to play it down the pitch

1.4

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, leaving it alone this time outside the off stump

1.5

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, more good movement from Fleming, Wasti jabbing at it and still missing

1.6

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, coming into the pads down the leg side

End of over 2 (1 run) Pakistan 6/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    0* (5b)      DW Fleming    1-0-1-0
Saeed Anwar    5* (7b 1x4)     

2.1

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, no run, driving it back down the pitch to the bowler

2.2

McGrath to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, gliding it towards the 3rd man, Ponting runs from point, and makes a very good dive

2.3

McGrath to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, Wasti still yet to put bat on ball, missing the outside edge

2.4

McGrath to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, bouncer, inward movement, Wasti ducks well

2.5

McGrath to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, seaming in, travelling over the off stump, McGrath thinks that was close

2.6

McGrath to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run

End of over 3 (1 run) Pakistan 7/0
Wajahatullah Wasti    0* (9b)      GD McGrath    2-0-5-0
Saeed Anwar    6* (9b 1x4)     

3.1

Fleming to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, down the leg side, first wide of the day

3.1

Fleming to Saeed Anwar, no run, outside the off stump, left to Gilchrist

3.2

Fleming to Saeed Anwar, 1 no ball, defended onto the on side, to the mid wicket

3.2

Fleming to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, flicking it off the thigh, in front of square, reasonable timing, but it's the slope which carries it all the way

3.3

Fleming to Saeed Anwar, 1 run, Fleming struggling with his lie, glancing off the thigh

3.4

Fleming to Wajahatullah Wasti, 1 run, Wasti actually manages to get one on the bat, that would be a new sensation, thru the mid wicket

3.5

Fleming to Saeed Anwar, (no ball) FOUR, now officially a disasterous over, Anwar dismissing that one in front of point with the drive to the boundary

3.5

Fleming to Saeed Anwar, no run, around the wicket, crafty slow ball bamboozles Anwar for a second, defends late outside the off stump

3.6

Fleming to Saeed Anwar, 1 wide, and another extra

3.6

Fleming to Saeed Anwar, no run, pushing into the covers

End of over 4 (14 runs) Pakistan 21/0
Saeed Anwar    15* (16b 3x4)      DW Fleming    2-0-15-0
Wajahatullah Wasti    1* (10b)     

4.1

McGrath to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, jamming down upon it outside the off stump

4.2

McGrath to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, more defence, just poked close on the on side

4.3

McGrath to Wajahatullah Wasti, no run, bat raised high, Gilchrist makes the collection

4.4

McGrath to Wajahatullah Wasti, OUT, prodding his bat at it, trying to glide it away to the 3rd man, wide of the slips, but he doesn't account for the gymnastics of Mark Waugh, leaping to his right from 2nd slip

Wajahatullah Wasti c ME Waugh b McGrath 1 (20m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.14

and we're back to the old Pakistani lark of Abdur at number 3, expect a good 15 overs of defence and then some spectacular shots

4.5

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, left alone outside the off stump

4.6

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, withdrawing the backfoot defence inside the line, lots of juice in the pitch, and that's a wicket maiden

a little delay whilst some reparations are made to the grip on Saeed's bat

End of over 5 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 21/1
Abdul Razzaq    0* (2b)      GD McGrath    3-1-5-1
Saeed Anwar    15* (16b 3x4)     

5.1

Fleming to Saeed Anwar, OUT, inseamer to the left hander, Fleming around the wicket, Saeed trying a cover drive, inside edge onto middle and off stump

Saeed Anwar b Fleming 15 (26m 17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 88.23

and gee, I'm glad Saeed make us wait with that 2 minute delay for his grip, obviously did him a world of good

5.2

Fleming to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, jerky awful defence from the generally jerky awful Ijaz, not having a good tournament at all so far

5.3

Fleming to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, glancing fine, off the mark

5.4

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

5.5

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, no run, seaming away, quite wide of the off stump, umpire obviously worn out from FLeming's last over, no energy to signal wide

5.6

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, no run, defensive onto the on side, towards the mid on

End of over 6 (1 run) Pakistan 22/2
Abdul Razzaq    0* (5b)      DW Fleming    3-0-16-1
Ijaz Ahmed    1* (2b)     

6.1

McGrath to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, bat raised high, ball bounces over the off stump, to the keeper

6.2

McGrath to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, outside the off stump, once again left for Gilchrist to fuss over

6.3

McGrath to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, defensive outside the off stump, towards the mid off

6.4

McGrath to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, driving towards the cover point, 14th consecutive dot ball

6.5

McGrath to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, into the covers once more, 14th consecutive dot ball off McGrath I mean, no, infact make it 15

6.6

McGrath to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, left to the keeper, 2nd consecutive maiden for McGrath

End of over 7 (maiden) Pakistan 22/2
Ijaz Ahmed    1* (8b)      GD McGrath    4-2-5-1
Abdul Razzaq    0* (5b)     

7.1

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide, too wide of the off stump, Bucknor has his energy back

7.1

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, no run, playing and missing once more

7.2

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, excellent glance, travels very fine, ball with some good bounce, turned off the waste

7.3

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, no run, flicking square, but the square leg dives well to save

7.4

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, overpitched, the on drive travels between the bowler and the non striker, all the way to the rope, Abdur not taking his usual hour to warm up today

7.5

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, no run, tucked away onto the on side, Moody fields

7.6

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, pushing away, wide of the body, thru the gully for the single

End of over 8 (10 runs) Pakistan 32/2
Abdul Razzaq    9* (11b 2x4)      DW Fleming    4-0-26-1
Ijaz Ahmed    1* (8b)     

8.1

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, very good bounce, Abdur chases it, cut shot probably not the best, ball passes over the top edge, close to the handle

8.2

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, more good bounce, defended

8.3

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, slight inseam, Abdur too desperate to cut everything no matter how close it is to the body, again over the top edge

8.4

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, wide of the off stump, 90 mph, 20th consecutive dot ball for McGrath

8.5

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, this time Razzaq retreating to the backfoot defence, and again missing, ball sails past the tentative outside edge

8.6

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, well defended, 3rd maiden in a row for McGRath, brilliant over, brilliant bowling

End of over 9 (maiden) Pakistan 32/2
Abdul Razzaq    9* (17b 2x4)      GD McGrath    5-3-5-1
Ijaz Ahmed    1* (8b)     

9.1

Fleming to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, turned towards the vacant mid wicket area, sharp running

9.2

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, no run, defending down to the mid on

9.3

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, no run, more defence, in front of the covers

9.4

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, no run, more off side defence, they're finding Fleming much simpler to play

9.5

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, no run, firmly defended to the point

9.6

Fleming to Abdul Razzaq, no run, left alone, outside the off stump, only the single from Ijaz off the over

McGrath to continue

End of over 10 (1 run) Pakistan 33/2
Abdul Razzaq    9* (22b 2x4)      DW Fleming    5-0-27-1
Ijaz Ahmed    2* (9b)     

10.1

McGrath to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, thru to the keeper, once again outside the off stump

10.2

McGrath to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, inseam floating down the slope, past the inside edge of Ijaz, marvellous ball

10.3

McGrath to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, bat raised over the ball, thru to the keeper

10.4

McGrath to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, turned quickly onto the on side, more good running, that will only last until the next wicket

10.5

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, defending down the pitch, slightly on the on side

10.6

McGrath to Abdul Razzaq, no run, pushed square, a victory for Pakistan in that over, they actually managed to score off McGrath, remarkable

End of over 11 (1 run) Pakistan 34/2
Abdul Razzaq    9* (24b 2x4)      GD McGrath    6-3-6-1
Ijaz Ahmed    3* (13b)     

11.1

Fleming to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, pitched up, seams away wide, Bucky not interested

11.2

Fleming to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 wide, shows more enthusiasm in this time, and it was indeed wider

11.2

Fleming to Ijaz Ahmed, no run

11.3

Fleming to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, outseam past the outside edge, thru to the keeper, Ijaz totally beaten

11.4

Fleming to Ijaz Ahmed, 2 runs, turned behind the square leg, Razzaq slips, makes a tumble turn in the 44 yard freestyle, but still makes it home safely

11.5

Fleming to Ijaz Ahmed, no run

11.6

Fleming to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, defence outside the off stump into the off side

Reiffel the new bowl, will be interesting to judge which of him or Ijaz is further past their use by date

End of over 12 (3 runs) Pakistan 37/2
Ijaz Ahmed    5* (19b)      DW Fleming    6-0-30-1
Abdul Razzaq    9* (24b 2x4)     

12.1

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, outside the off stump, and thru to the keeper

12.2

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, plays some defence, but really only practicing, ball seaming away wide of the batsman

12.3

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, 5 wides, way down the leg side, too wide for Gilchrist's gloves or ears, into the fine leg boundary

12.3

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, straightish outside the off stump, Abdur again not committing to it

12.4

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, poked close on the on side, Ijaz seemed to send the Razzler back

12.5

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, bat raised high, no shot offered in the wide world, thru to the keeper

12.6

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, playing and missing across the line, ball rebounds off the pad and to the square leg

Long Tom on

End of over 13 (5 runs) Pakistan 42/2
Abdul Razzaq    9* (30b 2x4)      PR Reiffel    1-0-5-0
Ijaz Ahmed    5* (19b)     

13.1

Moody to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, slashing outside the off stump, typical glorious Ijaz shot, bottom edge bounces into the covers

13.2

Moody to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, pushing outside the off stump and into the covers

13.3

Moody to Ijaz Ahmed, FOUR, heaves a pull over the forward square leg, little timing but heaps of strength, travelling too quick for the deep square leg

13.4

Moody to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, tucking it aroud the corner for a single

13.5

Moody to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, playing off the pads as well, a better shot with better placement gets the 2

13.6

Moody to Abdul Razzaq, no run, outside the off stump, to the keeper

End of over 14 (7 runs) Pakistan 49/2
Abdul Razzaq    11* (32b 2x4)      TM Moody    1-0-7-0
Ijaz Ahmed    10* (23b 1x4)     

14.1

Reiffel to Ijaz Ahmed, no run

14.2

Reiffel to Ijaz Ahmed, FOUR, too much width, a bit of bounce, but that doesn't stop Ijaz playing a lovely cover drive, that recalls the days when he used to be in good form

14.3

Reiffel to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, turning it onto the on side, to the square leg

14.4

Reiffel to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, down the leg side, not called wide by umpire Sheppy

14.5

Reiffel to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, pitched up, almost a yorker length, shovelled out onto the on side, to the mid on

14.6

Reiffel to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, trying to play onto the on side, shuffling across the stumps, into the pads outside the off stump, I do declare the over restrictions to be over

End of over 15 (4 runs) Pakistan 53/2
Ijaz Ahmed    14* (29b 2x4)      PR Reiffel    2-0-9-0
Abdul Razzaq    11* (32b 2x4)     

15.1

Moody to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, plants the front foot, good drive, wide of the mid off, he gets a single

15.2

Moody to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, glanced thru the 45, Reiffel runs in from long leg

15.3

Moody to Abdul Razzaq, no run, pitched up on the off stump, Abdur with some purdy textbook forward defence

15.4

Moody to Abdul Razzaq, no run, just slightly outside the off stump, defending back down the wicket again

15.5

Moody to Abdul Razzaq, no run, outside the off stump, cut away to the point

15.6

Moody to Abdul Razzaq, no run, slow, as is Moody's norm, outside the off stump, left for the keeper to collect

TV cameras focus on the wide range of antiques in the stands at Lord's, most of whom are life members

End of over 16 (2 runs) Pakistan 55/2
Abdul Razzaq    12* (37b 2x4)      TM Moody    2-0-9-0
Ijaz Ahmed    15* (30b 2x4)     

16.1

Reiffel to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, driving outside the off stump, thru the covers

16.2

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, flapping the bat at it outside the off stump once again, thru the gully area

16.3

Reiffel to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, defending onto the on side, ball was a little short

16.4

Reiffel to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, aimed at the leg stump, flicked behind the square leg for a quick one

16.5

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, pushing square, gathered at the point area

16.6

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, off drive, skied it, the long off is underneath it, looks safe and steady, well positioned, hands in place, Abdur about to be caught, no problems here for McGrath surely, DROPPED!

Match State: Drinks just a tad of a dreadful drop from McGrath

End of over 17 (4 runs) Pakistan 59/2
Abdul Razzaq    14* (40b 2x4)      PR Reiffel    3-0-13-0
Ijaz Ahmed    17* (33b 2x4)     

17.1

Moody to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, poking thru the covers

17.2

Moody to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, defending onto the off side

17.3

Moody to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 leg bye, missing the flick across the line, ball doesn't travel very far

17.4

Moody to Abdul Razzaq, 1 leg bye, down the leg side for a leg bye single

17.5

Moody to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, flicking it firmer, behind the square leg, McGrath manages to field that one

17.6

Moody to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, again down to the long leg McGrath, Moody bowling too much of a leg stump lin

End of over 18 (5 runs) Pakistan 64/2
Abdul Razzaq    16* (43b 2x4)      TM Moody    3-0-12-0
Ijaz Ahmed    18* (36b 2x4)     

18.1

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, pitched up on the off stump, driven to the mid on

18.2

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, dabbing at it, just wanting some defence, missing the outside edge

18.3

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, playing down the ground, inside edge runs thru the square leg

18.4

Reiffel to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 leg bye, travels a small distance off the thigh, fielded near the square leg

18.5

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, patted back down the wicket to the bowler, Reiffel still with the honour of a slip fielder

18.6

Reiffel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, driving into the covers, no run there, a quite mild over

End of over 19 (2 runs) Pakistan 66/2
Abdul Razzaq    17* (48b 2x4)      PR Reiffel    4-0-14-0
Ijaz Ahmed    18* (37b 2x4)     

19.1

Moody to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 wide

19.1

Moody to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, playing behind square once again

19.2

Moody to Abdul Razzaq, no run, pushing into the covers, sets off for a run, then sent back

19.3

Moody to Abdul Razzaq, no run, a great woofing swing and miss outside the off stump, wanting to dispatch it into the covers

19.4

Moody to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, puts this one into the covers, but dispatches himself instead, onto the front foot, driving, the captain dives forward and rolls taking a good clean catch low to the ground

Abdul Razzaq c SR Waugh b Moody 17 (67m 51b 2x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

19.5

Moody to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, slow inswinger, pitched up, the ever-fascinating new batsman Inzamam pats it away towards the off stump

19.6

Moody to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, flicking it down the leg side, he gets to keep the strike, and we get to stay entertained

End of over 20 (3 runs) Pakistan 69/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    1* (2b)      TM Moody    4-0-15-1
Ijaz Ahmed    19* (38b 2x4)     

20.1

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, defending outside the off stump

20.2

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, shunted back down the wicket again, to the bowler

20.3

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, coming forward with slow lumbering defence, missing the defence, into the pads outside the line of the stumps

20.4

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushing outside the off stump, some more defence there

20.5

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, coming forward with some more bat/pad defence outside the off stump

20.6

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, back foot drive, placing it in the covers, Ijaz sends Inzi back, and the crowd give a cheer

Warne brought on, no doubt the South African team would be nervous even watching on TV

End of over 21 (maiden) Pakistan 69/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    1* (8b)      PR Reiffel    5-1-14-0
Ijaz Ahmed    19* (38b 2x4)     

21.1

Warne to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, poking it away slowly on the off side, to the mid off

21.2

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pitched up, and into the pads, in front of the leg stump

21.3

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, driving well thru the covers

21.4

Warne to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, turning it well down the leg side to the long leg

21.5

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

21.6

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 leg bye, missing the flick across the line, they scamper a leg bye

End of over 22 (4 runs) Pakistan 73/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    2* (12b)      SK Warne    1-0-3-0
Ijaz Ahmed    21* (40b 2x4)     

22.1

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

22.2

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushing firmly thru point, Ponting dives well to save runs

22.3

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, defending on the off side again

22.4

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 3 runs, driving easily thru the mid wicket, ball struggles up the slope like Inzi struggles down the wicket

22.5

Reiffel to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, pushing onto the on side, to the mid on

22.6

Reiffel to Ijaz Ahmed, 1 run, whacked thru the covers, driven very hard up the hill *this* time, but fielded

End of over 23 (4 runs) Pakistan 77/3
Ijaz Ahmed    22* (42b 2x4)      PR Reiffel    6-1-18-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    5* (16b)     

23.1

Warne to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, ripping leg spinner across the right hander, Ijaz nods his head in "appreciation"

23.2

Warne to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, prodded down to the wicket, just some defence

23.3

Warne to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, on side defence once again

23.4

Warne to Ijaz Ahmed, OUT, leg spinner, pitched up a little, on the leg stump, Ijaz onto the back foot for some reason, trying to defend, misses, into the off stump, fantastic delivery

Ijaz Ahmed b Warne 22 (79m 46b 2x4 0x6) SR: 47.82

Warne showing what propaganda the claim "Pakistan will having no problems playing Warne" is. People seem to have forgotton his excellent record against Pakistan (18 wkts in 94/95, the slaughter at Brisbane in 95/96)

23.5

Warne to Moin Khan, 2 runs, Moin bumped ahead of Afridi, flicked down to the long leg, Reiffel dives desperately

23.6

Warne to Moin Khan, 2 runs, EDGED! just wide of the slip, they get a couple to the 3rd man

End of over 24 (4 runs) Pakistan 81/4
Moin Khan    4* (2b)      SK Warne    2-0-7-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    5* (16b)     

24.1

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, playing thru the on side

24.2

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

24.3

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, pulling away, in front of the square leg, just the single found

24.4

Reiffel to Moin Khan, no run, turning it away off the pads, Gilchrist runs around to field quickly

24.5

Reiffel to Moin Khan, no run, sharp bounce, defended outside the off stump, actually takes it on the gloves

24.6

Reiffel to Moin Khan, no run, coming forward, defended outside the off stump

End of over 25 (3 runs) Pakistan 84/4
Moin Khan    4* (5b)      PR Reiffel    7-1-21-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    8* (19b)     

25.1

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, driving outside the off stump, just the single thru the extra cover

25.2

Warne to Moin Khan, no run, more defence outside the off stump, into the pad

25.3

Warne to Moin Khan, no run, overpitched, at the toes, Moin makes before playing a mistimed drive to the mid on

25.4

Warne to Moin Khan, 1 run, sweeping well, to the deep backward square leg

25.5

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, Inzamam in slow motion, leaning on his bat as the bat drifts down the leg side

25.6

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, driving on the on side, thru the mid wicket for a Bud Tingwell

End of over 26 (3 runs) Pakistan 87/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    10* (22b)      SK Warne    3-0-10-1
Moin Khan    5* (8b)     

26.1

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 leg bye, runs harmlessly off the pad close onto the on side

26.2

Reiffel to Moin Khan, no run, pushing into the covers, here comes the trademarked Inzamam mix up, Moin has to dive back, the direct hit would've nabbed him

26.3

Reiffel to Moin Khan, 1 leg bye, dabbed short fo the covers, this time no mix up, Inzamam follows orders

26.4

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, picking a gap in the covers, there's a single

26.5

Reiffel to Moin Khan, 1 run, chipping thru the mid wicket, floats scarily thru the air for a moment, but is safe

26.6

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, dabbing back down the wicket, perhaps a leading edge, or off the pad, was playing across the line

End of over 27 (4 runs) Pakistan 91/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    11* (25b)      PR Reiffel    8-1-23-0
Moin Khan    6* (11b)     

27.1

Warne to Moin Khan, OUT, pushing at it wide of the off stump, trying to play it into the pads, faint outside edge, Moin isn't happy, but Bucky the Batsman Slayer gives him

Moin Khan c †Gilchrist b Warne 6 (16m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

27.2

Warne to Shahid Afridi, no run, Afridi coming in ahead of the captain and Azhar

27.3

Warne to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, lofting well, over the mid on, a very handy boundary

27.4

Warne to Shahid Afridi, no run

27.5

Warne to Shahid Afridi, no run, scratched away into the covers

27.6

Warne to Shahid Afridi, no run, sweeping and missing, into the thigh, big appeal, but Bucky doesn't show the wooden stake

End of over 28 (4 runs) Pakistan 95/5
Shahid Afridi    4* (5b 1x4)      SK Warne    4-0-14-2
Inzamam-ul-Haq    11* (25b)     

28.1

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 wide, pushing it too far down the leg side, keeper gathers it

28.1

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushing at it, into the covers, and a single is duly received

28.2

Reiffel to Shahid Afridi, 1 leg bye, the leg bye runs away thru the backward short leg area

28.3

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, finding the cover point gap well, another single

28.4

Reiffel to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, thru the covers for yet another single, there's the team hundred

28.5

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushing close onto the on side, no single there

28.6

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, misplayed on the on side, inside edge runs down to the mid on, a quite uneventful over from Reiffel

End of over 29 (5 runs) Pakistan 100/5
Inzamam-ul-Haq    13* (29b)      PR Reiffel    9-1-27-0
Shahid Afridi    5* (7b 1x4)     

29.1

Warne to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, floated up, tempting Afridi to play his shots, but he sensibly drives it down to the long off

29.2

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, sweeping it behind the square leg, into the deep

29.3

Warne to Shahid Afridi, no run, slicing it off the bat, flashy shot, backward point fields

29.4

Warne to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, awkward sweep, Afridi just happy to see runs off every ball

29.5

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

29.6

Warne to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, on the off side, into the deep, thru point

End of over 30 (4 runs) Pakistan 104/5
Inzamam-ul-Haq    15* (32b)      SK Warne    5-0-18-2
Shahid Afridi    7* (10b 1x4)     

30.1

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, OUT, coming forward outside the off stump, playing the defence close to the pad, ball makes have just shaved the outside edge, Sheppy gives it, Inzamam isn't happy and is going to double the time it takes to walk to the pavilion

Inzamam-ul-Haq c †Gilchrist b Reiffel 15 (47m 33b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

Pakistan in deep faecal matter now

30.2

Reiffel to Azhar Mahmood, no run

30.3

Reiffel to Azhar Mahmood, no run, Inzamam's decision looks definitely dodgy, didn't seem to be any deflection in the line of the ball

30.4

Reiffel to Azhar Mahmood, no run, jumping into the ball, playing back to the bowler

30.5

Reiffel to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, onto the on side

30.6

Reiffel to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, driving outside the off stump, thru the covers for a single

the ever dreamy Julian comes on the field for Reiffel

End of over 31 (2 runs) Pakistan 106/6
Shahid Afridi    8* (11b 1x4)      PR Reiffel    10-1-29-1
Azhar Mahmood    1* (4b)     

31.1

Warne to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, down the leg side, Gilchrist with a long loud appeal, but Bucky responds with the wide signal

31.1

Warne to Shahid Afridi, no run

31.2

Warne to Shahid Afridi, no run, hacked back down the wicket to the bowler

31.3

Warne to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, lunging for a wide one, cutting, passes just wide of a catch to the gully, but gets a boundary instead

31.4

Warne to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, top edge sweep down to the long leg

31.5

Warne to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, turned away for the single thru the square leg

31.6

Warne to Shahid Afridi, OUT, he was playing a sweep virtually every ball, and so indeed he gets out to it, ball was pitched up, bat goes over the top of it, into the pads, Bucknor nods his head before raising the finger after the trademarked pause

Shahid Afridi lbw b Warne 13 (22m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 81.25

Match State: Drinks McGrath brought back early, perhaps in anticipation of getting Pakistan all out

End of over 32 (7 runs) Pakistan 113/7
     SK Warne    6-0-25-3
Azhar Mahmood    2* (5b)     

32.1

McGrath to Azhar Mahmood, no run, pushing down to the mid off leave

32.2

McGrath to Azhar Mahmood, no run, prodding outside the off stump, McGrath zips it past the outside edge to the keeper

32.3

McGrath to Azhar Mahmood, no run, just as much bounce, but closer to thestumps, Azhar doesn't appear to enjoy the bouncy pitch, missing the outside edge again

32.4

McGrath to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, into the pads, slight appeal, but a leg bye is gained to the mid wicket, no, in fact there's no signal, there[s the answer for no lbw

32.5

McGrath to Wasim Akram, no run, defends down the wicket

32.6

McGrath to Wasim Akram, 1 run, half ducking it, not played very well at all, deflected behind the square leg

End of over 33 (2 runs) Pakistan 115/7
Wasim Akram    1* (2b)      GD McGrath    7-3-8-1
Azhar Mahmood    3* (9b)     

33.1

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run, sharp turn and low bounce, Wasim didn't have much hope, down the leg side

33.2

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run, pushing outside the off stump, missing the outside edge

33.3

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run, thrusting the pad at it, outside the off stump, no shot offered, slip has a long chase, dead ball signalled

33.4

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run, poking away on the off side, wide of the mid off

33.5

Warne to Wasim Akram, SIX, onto one knee, slams it over the wide mid on, lands just over the rope

33.6

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run, well Wasim was the one with the mouth saying Pakistan would have no problems with Warne, so maybe he was just speaking personally

End of over 34 (6 runs) Pakistan 121/7
Wasim Akram    7* (8b 1x6)      SK Warne    7-0-31-3
Azhar Mahmood    3* (9b)     

34.1

McGrath to Azhar Mahmood, no run, outside the off stump, Azhar reaching for the defence, yet again the ball sails past the outside edge

lose his run up for the first attempt at ball 2

34.2

McGrath to Azhar Mahmood, no run, bat raised way high, left for Gilchrist to enjoy

34.3

McGrath to Azhar Mahmood, no run, tapping it onto the on side, to the mid on

34.4

McGrath to Azhar Mahmood, no run, pushing across the line, to the cover point, McGrath deliberately bowling wide of the off stump, trying to grab the edge

34.5

McGrath to Azhar Mahmood, no run, pushing to the backward point, Ponting throws down the stumps and Azhar regains his ground

34.6

McGrath to Azhar Mahmood, FOUR, cracking cover drive, lovely shot from Azhar, all the way along the ground

End of over 35 (4 runs) Pakistan 125/7
Azhar Mahmood    7* (15b 1x4)      GD McGrath    8-3-12-1
Wasim Akram    7* (8b 1x6)     

35.1

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run, playing it late, dabbing to the point fielder

35.2

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run, pushing it away on the off side

35.3

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run, deflecting it away on the off side again

35.4

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run, more defence

35.5

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run, again, towards the point with some defence

35.6

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run, appeal for a lbw, but struck outside the line of the off stump, hell, even some inside edge perhaps

End of over 36 (maiden) Pakistan 125/7
Wasim Akram    7* (14b 1x6)      SK Warne    8-1-31-3
Azhar Mahmood    7* (15b 1x4)     

36.1

Moody to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, a single thru the covers, McGrath being held back for 2 near the epilogue

36.2

Moody to Wasim Akram, no run, into the thigh and onto the off side, towards the point fielder, no run though

36.3

Moody to Wasim Akram, 2 leg byes

36.4

Moody to Wasim Akram, no run, on the back foot and driving to the mid wicket

36.5

Moody to Wasim Akram, 1 run, well driven down the wicket, but there's fielders in the deep, just the single

36.6

Moody to Azhar Mahmood, OUT, trying to drive on the off side, but didn't keep it on the ground, perhaps deceived by the usual lack of pace from Moody, Moody bends down the mile to catch it near the ankles

Azhar Mahmood c & b Moody 8 (32m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 47.05

End of over 37 (4 runs) Pakistan 129/8
     TM Moody    5-0-17-2
Wasim Akram    8* (18b 1x6)     

37.1

Warne to Wasim Akram, no run

37.2

Warne to Wasim Akram, OUT, swinging trying to loft over the mid wicket on one knee, only problem was that it wasn't high enough and went straight to the fielder, more than a minor problem that

Wasim Akram c SR Waugh b Warne 8 (23m 20b 0x4 1x6) SR: 40.00

37.3

Warne to Shoaib Akhtar, 1 wide, down the leg side

37.3

Warne to Shoaib Akhtar, no run

37.4

Warne to Shoaib Akhtar, 1 run, slapped away down the leg side, Reiffel is at short fine leg

37.5

Warne to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run, stretching forward to defend in front of the stumps

37.6

Warne to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run, leg spinner across Saqlain, he seems to have less clue than the illustrious top order

End of over 38 (2 runs) Pakistan 131/9
Saqlain Mushtaq    0* (2b)      SK Warne    9-1-33-4
Shoaib Akhtar    1* (2b)     

38.1

McGrath to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, McGrath brought back early to try to remove the tail enders

38.2

McGrath to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, poking away on the off side, into the covers

cameras focus on the Pakistani dressing rooms, what a bunch of happy chappys

38.3

McGrath to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, again thru to the keeper

38.4

McGrath to Shoaib Akhtar, 1 run, flashing the drive, thick edge down to the 3rd man, crowd briefly rise above the volume of your local morgue

38.5

McGrath to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run, jamming down on it, inside edge bounces over the stumps, all the luck running with Pakistan today, not

38.6

McGrath to Saqlain Mushtaq, OUT, short and at the chest, trying to defend it away, does so, but there's a brilliant catch by Ponting at the 3rd slip, leaping a huge distance forward and to his right, ball sticks in his right hand

Saqlain Mushtaq c Ponting b McGrath 0 (10m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

total disaster for Pakistan. They have boasted in the past that they can defend any total. That claim will be absolutely tested today. lunch was scheduled for 1345 to 1415 GMT. We're just waiting to see if Australia have to bat for a few overs before lunch. OK, we have confirmation, play will somehow resume at 1400 GMT. So they've somehow changed the scheduled break back to the original time. an interesting scorecard people may want to visit is the 1996/97 Australia v Pakistan match at Hobart. Pakistan were skittled for 149, and then came back to dismiss Aus for 120, Akram with 3 wkts, Mohd Zahid with 2. Match State: Lunch Wasim to open from the Nursery End, to Mark Waugh

End of over 39 (1 run) Pakistan 132/10
     GD McGrath    9-3-13-2
Shoaib Akhtar    2* (6b)     
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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Jun 20, 1999

Ricky Ponting celebrates Australia's victory, Australia v Pakistan, Final, World Cup, Birmingham, June 20, 1999

Ricky Ponting celebrates Australia's victory

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Jun 20, 1999

Michael Bevan, Adam Gilchrist and Steve Waugh hold the World Cup trophy, Australia v Pakistan, World Cup final, Lord's, June 20, 1999

Michael Bevan, Adam Gilchrist and Steve Waugh hold the World Cup trophy

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