Player of the Match
Player of the Match

he was hopping signalling the leg bye, whilst moving to the mid wicket to field the ball 3000 big ones to NZ for turning up an dpretending to play cricket and some reward to Pakistan, Wasim participates in an interview that is drowned out by the crowd again. The interviewer liked whatever he said anyway. Inzamam is the Man of the match, gets a medal, he says "the pitch is good for batting" every sentence started with the word "yeeeearrrr" which is strangely enough the same word he begins his call for a run with, and quite often followed by the word "nooo" that's all for today. tomorrow's matches are bound to be some improvement on today's new low in entertainment. SA v Zim and Ind v Eng start at 0945 GMT. Ta ta from CI. that's all for today. tomorrow's matches are bound to be some improvement on today's new low in entertainment. SA v Zim and Ind v Eng start at 0945 GMT. Ta ta from CI.

Abdul Razzaq to Larsen, 1 leg bye, a leg bye, hoho, the umpire fields
Saqlain Mushtaq to Harris, OUT, played to the square leg. Caught. By Abdul Razzaq. For a certain amount of runs.

CZ Harris c Abdul Razzaq b Saqlain Mushtaq 42 (111m 96b 0x4 0x6) SR: 43.75

Abdul Razzaq to Nash, 5 wides, down the leg side, that's 5 wides, that's pretty interesting as well
Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, OUT, flicking onto the on side, direct to the captain at forward square leg or mid wicket

SP Fleming c Wasim Akram b Azhar Mahmood 69 (143m 100b 4x4 0x6) SR: 69.00

Shoaib Akhtar to Fleming, FOUR runs, smacked down the off side, very good drive back past the bowler coming around the wicket
Abdul Razzaq to Harris, 4 leg byes, misisng the glance, clips the bum
Shahid Afridi to Fleming, FOUR runs, on the back foot, slashing outside the off stump, thru the cover poitn, very good shot
Shahid Afridi to Fleming, (no ball) FOUR runs, easily cut thru the covers, the ladies love it as much as the batsman does
Azhar Mahmood to Parore, OUT, big inseamer, but hits on the rear pad, just in front of the middle stump, glory glory to New Zealand, Azhar on a hat trick

AC Parore lbw b Azhar Mahmood 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Azhar Mahmood to Cairns, OUT, seaming ever so slightly into the stumps, Cairns playing outside it, Rudy Koertzen had a little bit of hesitation in that decision for lbw

CL Cairns lbw b Azhar Mahmood 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, OUT, good firm sweep from outside the off stump, Inzamam takes a catch to his left at forward square leg, the inevitable for NZ is one step closer

RG Twose c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Saqlain Mushtaq 13 (34m 25b 0x4 1x6) SR: 52.00

Saqlain Mushtaq to Twose, SIX runs, spank! New Zealand's own Graeme Hick lofts it very well back over the bowler's head, and after countless replays of blurred technology, it's revised to a 6
Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, FOUR runs, wide rubbish from Azhar suitably disposed of beyond the rope
Wasim Akram to McMillan, OUT, more batting labelled "keep out of reach of children", dabbing the bat at it for some reason, ball flies off the top edge and is easily swallowed by the mid on

CD McMillan c Saleem Malik b Wasim Akram 20 (38m 25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, FOUR runs, throwing the bat at it, a pure slog, ball spurts off the face and over the covers
Shoaib Akhtar to McMillan, FOUR runs, there is that legally dubious quick ball from Shoaib, with a technically dubious shot from McMillan, outisde edge wide of the the diving 2nd slip
Shoaib Akhtar to Horne, OUT, pushing at it, just a defensive drive, another outside edge to Moin, NZ looking like a sad sorry lot indeed

MJ Horne c †Moin Khan b Shoaib Akhtar 1 (22m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 5.00

Wasim Akram to McMillan, FOUR runs, inside edge swipe thru the forward square leg, 1st boundary of the innings
Shoaib Akhtar to Astle, OUT, and again, his horror run in the World Cup continues, defending outside the off stump, regulation outside edge to the keeper, 9 consecutive innings of single figure scores for Astle in the World Cup

NJ Astle c †Moin Khan b Shoaib Akhtar 0 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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