Commentary

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.

47.3
2
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
47.2
4
Astle to Saeed Anwar, FOUR, slogged over the bowler's head, 2 to win
47.1
0
Astle to Saeed Anwar, no run,

END OF OVER:
47 | 1 Run | PAK: 236/1

  • Ijaz Ahmed28 (21b)
  • Saeed Anwar107 (145b)
  • GI Allott9-0-41-0
46.6
0
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
46.5
0
Allott to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, defending down the wicket, back to the bowler
46.4
0
Allott to Ijaz Ahmed, no run, moving away from the batsman and to the keeper

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Saeed Anwar
113(148) 9x4 - 0x6
Wajahatullah Wasti
84(123) 10x4 - 1x6

Best performances - Bowlers

Shoaib Akhtar
O10.0
M0
R55
W3
Eco5.50
Abdul Razzaq
O8.0
M0
R28
W2
Eco3.50

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ6600122.564
AUS641092.257
SL642080.371
BDESH632070.136
ENG62404-0.753
AFG61502-1.853
SCOT60600-2.218
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA6600121.827
SA642081.707
PAK64208-0.085
WI63306-0.053
IRE63306-0.933
ZIM61502-0.527
UAE60600-2.032