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257dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Fleming leads NZ to deserving win

New Zealand became the first side to qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy when they eased past Pakistan by 51 runs to register their second win of the tournament.

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SB Styris
86(113) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 24 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
12 4 18 8 19 7 6 12
SP Fleming
80(105) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
9 11 12 10 11 2 7 18

Best performances - Bowlers

SE Bond
O10
M0
R45
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JDP Oram
O8
M1
R25
W2
Eco3.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

25 October 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

New Zealand 2, Pakistan 0



A fine victory for New Zealand, those perennial "dark horses", as we commentators love to call them. They are the first side through to the next round, and Pakistan face a shoot-out with South Africa for the other semi-final berth. That match takes place on Friday, and should be a cracker.

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46.3
W
Mills to Kamran Akmal, OUT, and that's an emphatic way to finish! It's two wickets in two balls, as Fleming takes the catch that sends New Zealand into the semi-finals! Akmal gave himself room, and lollipopped a simple catch to short midwicket.

Kamran Akmal c Fleming b Mills 16 (30m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

46.2
W
Mills to Umar Gul, OUT, well, that livened things up! The substitute Ross Taylor pulls off a blinding pick-up-and-throw from gully to ping the non-striker's stumps. Bob Willis, who has clearly been drinking too much of the local tea, sums it up thus: 'It's not Rudolph Nureev [sic], it's Umar Gul'

Umar Gul run out (sub [Taylor]) 8 (14m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

46.1
1
Mills to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, swished out towards deep midwicket, but there's no way though

END OF OVER:
46 | 6 Runs | PAK: 222/8 (53 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.82, RRR: 13.25)

  • Umar Gul8 (11b)
  • Kamran Akmal15 (12b)
  • JEC Franklin9-0-47-1
  • KD Mills7-1-37-1

Mills to continue

45.6
0
Franklin to Umar Gul, no run, pushed onto the back foot. Good tight bowling
45.5
2
Franklin to Umar Gul, 2 runs, double the result for this shot, thanks to an over-enthusiastic shy from Lou Vincent. Overthrows are Pakistan's only hope. Six of them every ball
45.4
1
Franklin to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, and again. As the run-rate continues to climb

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st22Imran FarhatMohammad Hafeez
2nd23Younis KhanMohammad Hafeez
3rd20Mohammad YousufMohammad Hafeez
4th18Shahid AfridiMohammad Yousuf
5th94Mohammad YousufShoaib Malik
6th18Abdul RazzaqShoaib Malik
7th7Shoaib MalikKamran Akmal
8th3Kamran AkmalNaved-ul-Hasan
9th18Kamran AkmalUmar Gul
10th0Kamran AkmalIftikhar Anjum

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.37
PAK3214-0.68
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798