Result
4th Super, Manchester, Jun 8 1999, ICC World Cup
227/6
(45.3/50 ov, target 228)
180
India won by 47 runs
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
India227/6(50 overs)
Pakistan180(45.3 overs)
end of over 464 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 180/10CRR: 3.95 • RRR: 10.66 • Need 48 from 27b
Shoaib Akhtar0 (3)
Venkatesh Prasad9.3-2-27-5
Anil Kumble10-0-43-2

That is that. Venkatesh Prasad stars in another India-Pakistan World Cup game and this time he bags his maiden five-wicket haul. Earlier, India's batsmen weren't at their best but they still scrapped their way to 227 thanks to some late blows from Dravid and Azhar. The fireworks go off in Manchester and India are still in with a chance of making the semi-finals. On the other hand, Pakistan have lost three in a row and are in danger of being knocked out. Thanks for reading. Goodbye and cheers.

Wasim Akram, Pakistan captain: I think we made things difficult for ourselves. We have to work really hard. Happy for Azhar and the Indian team - they were the better side today. We have to learn to occupy the crease and will come back hard. We should just leave the boys alone. I have belief in them, but we have to work hard to qualify for the semis.

Mohammad Azharuddin, India captain: The boys really played well and everyone stuck to the job. We kept getting wickets and tremendous bowling from Prasad, Mohanty, and everyone. I definitely felt that we were 25 runs short, but no complains after winning the game. I think the atmosphere has been good and really happy with that.

Venkatesh Prasad, Man of the Match: I should thank my team-mates, everyone chipped in with the wickets except Mohanty but he was unlucky. This is my first five-wicket haul, I think we felt it was a good wicket and we could defend that.

45.3
w
Prasad to Wasim Akram, OUT
Akram holes out and India finish off Pakistan. Akram ventures down the track, Prasad digs it shorter and cramps him up. Akram still swings and finds Kumble at deep square leg
Wasim Akram c Kumble b Prasad 12 (33m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00
45.2
4lb
Prasad to Wasim Akram, 4 leg byes
short and drifting down leg, Akram deflects it away fine past the diving keeper for four leg byes
45.1
Prasad to Wasim Akram, no run
Akram backs away, has a big whoosh at this length ball and misses
end of over 451 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 176/9CRR: 3.91 • RRR: 10.40 • Need 52 from 30b
Shoaib Akhtar0 (3)
Wasim Akram12 (13)
Anil Kumble10-0-43-2
Venkatesh Prasad9-2-27-4
44.6
Kumble to Shoaib Akhtar, no run
full on off, blocked off the front foot
44.5
Kumble to Shoaib Akhtar, no run
again with the forward defence, trying to play out the over
44.4
Kumble to Shoaib Akhtar, no run
effectively defence, leaning way over it

Akhtar

44.3
w
Kumble to Saqlain Mushtaq, OUT
looks like the wrong'un from Kumble. Mushtaq is caught right in front and India close in on another World Cup victory over Pakistan
Saqlain Mushtaq lbw b Kumble 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
44.2
Kumble to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run
short and skidding in, stabbed back to Kumble off the back foot
44.1
1
Kumble to Wasim Akram, 1 run
flighted on leg stump, slog-swept to deep square
end of over 443 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 175/8CRR: 3.97 • RRR: 8.83 • Need 53 from 36b
Saqlain Mushtaq0 (2)
Wasim Akram11 (12)
Venkatesh Prasad9-2-27-4
Anil Kumble9-0-42-1
43.6
Prasad to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run
carved to backward point
43.5
Prasad to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run
pitched up on off, driven to mid-off
43.4
w
Prasad to Inzamam-ul-Haq, OUT
Prasad belts out an appeal for lbw, umpire Bucknor raises his finger. Full on off stump, Inzamam plays across the line and is pinned right in front. The Indian fans celebrate in the stands
Inzamam-ul-Haq lbw b Prasad 41 (135m 93b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.08
43.3
2
Prasad to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 2 runs
off-stump yorker, dug out to cover and Inzamam takes off. They get another run thanks to a ricochet off the stumps
43.2
1
Prasad to Wasim Akram, 1 run
shortish and outside off, guided wide of backward point
43.1
Prasad to Wasim Akram, no run
back of a length and nipping away outside off, Akram drives loosely and misses

Prasad is back into the attack

end of over 436 runs
PAK: 172/7CRR: 4 • RRR: 8.00 • Need 56 from 42b
Wasim Akram10 (10)
Inzamam-ul-Haq39 (91)
Anil Kumble9-0-42-1
Javagal Srinath8-1-37-3

after a long discussion between numerous Indian chiefs, Prasad is back into the attack

42.6
1
Kumble to Wasim Akram, 1 run
flighted on leg stump, Akram brings out another sweep, hit to deep square
42.5
1
Kumble to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run
clipped off the pads to fine leg
42.4
1
Kumble to Wasim Akram, 1 run
swept to short fine leg, where there's a fumble
Best performances - batsmen
R Dravid
61 runs (89)
4 fours
0 sixes
M Azharuddin
59 runs (77)
3 fours
1 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
BKV Prasad
O
9.3
M
2
R
27
W
5
Eco
2.84
J Srinath
O
8
M
1
R
37
W
3
Eco
4.62
Match details
Old Trafford, Manchester
TossIndia , elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Cup 1999
Player Of The Match
Venkatesh Prasad
Match numberODI no. 1476
Season1999
Match days8 June 1999 (50-over match)
Umpires
Steve Bucknor
David Shepherd
TV Umpire
Darrell Hair
Match Referee
Raman Subba Row
PointsIndia 2, Pakistan 0