World Cup 1999, twelfth group B match

New Zealand v Pakistan

At Derby, May 28. Pakistan won by 62 runs. Toss: New Zealand.

Pakistan completed their fourth win out of four without difficulty, ensuring that they would head Group B. Asked to bat, their openers whipped 23 runs off the first two overs. More sedate batting from Abdur Razzaq and Ijaz Ahmed reached a comfortable 127 for two, and then Inzamam-ul-Haq powered to an unbeaten 73 from 61 balls. His notoriously unreliable running saw off Ijaz, but he also showed his value as he hit Cairns's final over for 14.

Shoaib Akhtar then beheaded New Zealand, having both Astle and Horne caught behind for a combined total of one run. His team-mates closed in on the middle order, and in the 20th over successive deliveries from Azhar Mahmood had both Cairns and Parore leg-before for ducks. There was little their captain, Fleming, could do after that, except to nurse his side's net run-rate in anticipation of a tie-breaker.

Man of the Match: Inzamam-ul-Haq. Attendance: 3,074.

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