Javed is wild with ecstasy as he cavorts to the boundary's edge to be embraced by a sea of lime green! He's played the old pro's hand to perfection, anchoring the chase through lean times in the early stages and bountiful times during Inzamam's onslaught, but it's Moin who claims the final-over plaudits, his violent dispatching of Chris Harris's allsorts setting up a date with destiny at the MCG in four days' time!
The entire squad is out on the field now, and a fair few fans too, their flags flying high, escorting their heroes back to the pavilion. New Zealand's players knew their race was run the moment that six sailed into the stands. And now all they can do is console one another and soak up the occasion, bittersweet though it now is.
Sure enough, New Zealand's crestfallen players head off on a lap of honour, and receive a mighty ovation from a sympathetic home crowd. They've been the tournament front-runners since the opening day against Australia, but twice in the space of four days, they've had no answer to a resurgent, rampant Pakistan, who will now march onto Wednesday's final with so much confidence. Who will they be facing - England or South Africa? All will be revealed in Sydney tomorrow.
And a penny for Martin Crowe's thoughts right now? He took the gamble, opting to sit out the fielding stint in a bid to stay fit for the final, hoping that a target of 262 would prove beyond Pakistan's reach. But without their chief strategist pulling the strings, New Zealand were ripe for the plucking in those fateful final overs.
Crowe's been simply magnificent throughout this World Cup, leading from the front with 456 runs as well as seven wins on the bounce until Pakistan unseated them twice in a week. But it's not to be. Instead, Imran Khan's cornered tigers march onto the World Cup final. From all of us here, Karthik, Miller, Diamond and the rest of the #RetroLive team, thanks and goodnight!
Just three to get now, and all the pressure is off Moin now. He's played a brilliant little cameo here.
10 to win off 9 now...
11 from 11 now.
Twelve to win, twelve balls remaining. Wright is moving his fielders this way and that. New Zealand have done well to cling on to a slim chance of victory. A good over here could put the pressure right back on Pakistan, but an early boundary here - even off an edge - and it's game over. Chris Harris has been an absolute monster on the field today, and perhaps unlucky with a couple of run-out decisions going Pakistan's way. Can he win it for New Zealand with the ball? He's the leading wicket-taker in the tournament at the moment. Can he add to his haul of 16?
Kamran: "Not a great deal of batting to come after this pair. They have to finish the game else it could be out of reach for Pakistan. Mind you though that at the domestic level, Mushi is used to considering himself a better batsman than Inzi. "
Tuffey: "O dear O dear ... Moin can you please take some risks -- your team needs something over long-off"
23 from 19 now... Similar leg-side field for Moin.
Deep backward square leg, deep midwicket and long-on are back on the leg side for Miandad, and long-off and deep point on the off.
In walks Moin Khan with Pakistan needing 25 from 22 balls. Can he help Miandad finish this game off? He's only batted 14 times in his ODI career so far, and averages 13.55 with a best of 23. Nine fours and no sixes in those 14 innings. Hmmm...