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    12.4 once again Oram gets extra bounce - not surprising given he is 6'5" - and Hafeez spars at the ball, gets a thick edge and McCullum takes a diving catch wide to his right 65/3
    3.6 that'll cheer him up! Short again, but tighter to the batsman, and Farhat's slashed cut gets a top-edge and flies down towards third man. Kyle Mills gets under it, clings on with a tumble, and Pakistan have lost their first wicket! 22/1
    8.4 got 'im! That's huge! Short and wide, a long-hop really, but Younis can only slap the ball straight at the chest of backward point, and New Zealand have the big breakthrough! Younis could have clobbered that anywhere! 45/2
    36.3 a vital wicket for New Zealand and a real hammer blow for Pakistan. Yousuf looked to drive but his hands slipped on the handle and the ball flew at thigh height straight to Fleming who had moved round to wide mid off. Fleming reaps the reward for the bowling change. Wily old dog. 177/5
    16.1 banged in, Afridi top edges an attempted hook and the ball arcs straight to Bond at short fine leg A buzz accompanied Afridi to the middle but he returned in silence 83/4
    41.6 and that could quite possibly be that. The last ball of Vettori's spell, and Shoaib holes out to deep cover! Beaten in flight, he got underneath an attempted lofted drive, and Astle took a fine spiralling catch. Pakistan in real trouble now 202/7
    40.6 short again, but Razzaq is out! A flat-batted mow over the leg-side, but it's a comfortable catch for the man in the deep. Disappointment for Razzaq and Pakistan, but jubiliation for New Zealand, who must sense that victory is theirs for the taking now 195/6
    46.3 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. 223/10
    43.1 Rana Naved doesn't like it up 'im, as Corporal Jones from Dad's Army might have said! Short and aggressive, and McCullum takes a gloved pull down the leg-side. Good hostile bowling, and the end is jolly nearly nigh 205/8
    46.2 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" 223/9
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    Extras
    14 (lb 5, nb 4, w 5)
    TOTAL
    223 all out (46.3 Overs, RR: 4.79)
    Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Imran Farhat, 3.6 ov), 2-45 (Younis Khan, 8.4 ov), 3-65 (Mohammad Hafeez, 12.4 ov), 4-83 (Shahid Afridi, 16.1 ov), 5-177 (Mohammad Yousuf, 36.3 ov), 6-195 (Abdul Razzaq, 40.6 ov), 7-202 (Shoaib Malik, 41.6 ov), 8-205 (Naved-ul-Hasan, 43.1 ov), 9-223 (Umar Gul, 46.2 ov), 10-223 (Kamran Akmal, 46.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KD Mills7.313825.06275002
    SE Bond10.004534.50406031
    JEC Franklin9.004715.22306021
    JDP Oram8.012523.12333000
    DL Vettori10.005215.20233000
    NJ Astle2.001105.5030000

Match Details

  • Punjab Cricket Association, PCA Cricket Stadium, Sector - 63, SAS Nagar, Mohali - 160059 (Phone: 0172 - 2232300/1/2)

Toss

Pakistan , elected to field first

Player of the match

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Match days

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

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Points

New Zealand 2, Pakistan 0

Match Notes