1st SF, Auckland, March 21, 1992, Benson & Hedges World Cup
(49/50 ov, T:263) 264/6

Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
60 (37)
New Zealand Innings
Pakistan Innings
Match Details
New Zealand  (50 ovs maximum)
Mark Greatbatch  b Aaqib Javed1722410277.27
John Wright c Ramiz Raja b Mushtaq Ahmed1344571029.54
Andrew Jones lbw b Mushtaq Ahmed2153602039.62
Martin Crowe (c)run out (Saleem Malik/†Moin Khan)918313273109.63
Ken Rutherford c †Moin Khan b Wasim Akram5068685173.52
Chris Harris st †Moin Khan b Iqbal Sikander13121510108.33
Ian Smith not out 18102130180.00
Dipak Patel lbw b Wasim Akram861010133.33
Gavin Larsen not out 86710133.33
Extras(b 4, lb 7, nb 4, w 8)23
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.24)262/7
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Mark Greatbatch, 9.1 ov), 2-39 (John Wright, 12.4 ov), 3-87 (Andrew Jones, 23.6 ov), 4-194 (Ken Rutherford, 42.4 ov), 5-214 (Chris Harris, 45.6 ov), 6-221 (Martin Crowe, 46.2 ov), 7-244 (Dipak Patel, 48.3 ov)
Wasim Akram1004024.00431224
42.4 to KR Rutherford, back of a length, and there's the breakthrough! Rutherford leans back on the pull but Wasim's found some extra nip off the deck to take a spiralling leading edge! Moin jogs round with the gloves to seal the deal, and there ends a very fine partnership for New Zealand. 194/4
48.3 to DN Patel, there he goes! Wasim unfurls the yorker from round the wicket, Patel walks in front of his timbers, attempting another whip to leg, and is pinned on the full in front of off. Umpire Shepherd has no hesitation, and Pakistan make a timely dent in New Zealand's momentum. 244/7
Aaqib Javed1024514.50394120
9.1 to MJ Greatbatch, that is an exquisite slower ball! That is a preposterously cheeky piece of bowling, an utter doozy of a back-of-the-hander, looping onto a teasing leg-stump line before hitting the seam and bunny hopping into middle-and-leg. Greatbatch is a beaten man before he's registered what's coming, falling forward into a groping defensive push and beaten all ends up!. 35/1
Mushtaq Ahmed1004024.00383100
12.4 to JG Wright, tossed up once more, Wright is suckered into the lofted chip over the leg-side, and that's out from the moment it leaves the bat! Rameez is lurking in the deep to gobble a dolly, and that's the end of an innings that never really got going. 39/2
23.6 to AH Jones, got him! He'd been troubling Jones considerably, and this was on the cards. Another legbreak, quicker and skiddier this time. Superb length once more, and Jones, playing for the trajectory and playing back, was looking to work it against the turn. Beaten comprehensively on the inside edge, struck on the back leg, and umpire Bucknor's finger goes up with no hesitation. A great ball, and a batsman made to look quite clueless, but did that pitch in line with leg stump? I'm not entirely sure. 87/3
Imran Khan1005905.90285130
Iqbal Sikander905616.22256110
45.6 to CZ Harris, stumped by a country mile! Skiander fires one across the left-hander's bows, forever going wider of the flailing bat as Harris gives him the charge. Moin gathers and whips off the bails and that's a useful breakthrough at an important time for Pakistan. 214/5
Aamer Sohail1011011.0012000
Pakistan  (T: 263 runs from 50 ovs)
Aamer Sohail c Jones b Patel1420261070.00
Ramiz Raja c Morrison b Watson4455816080.00
Imran Khan (c)c Larsen b Harris4493981247.31
Javed Miandad not out 57691254082.60
Saleem Malik c sub (RT Latham) b Larsen1240050.00
Inzamam-ul-Haq run out (Harris)60374871162.16
Wasim Akram  b Watson981210112.50
Moin Khan not out 20111521181.81
Extras(b 4, lb 10, w 1)15
TOTAL49 Ov (RR: 5.38)264/6
Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Aamer Sohail, 6.6 ov), 2-84 (Ramiz Raja, 21.3 ov), 3-134 (Imran Khan, 33.3 ov), 4-140 (Saleem Malik, 34.1 ov), 5-227 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 44.4 ov), 6-238 (Wasim Akram, 46.2 ov)
Dipak Patel1015015.00324100
6.6 to Aamer Sohail, round the wicket, swept out of the rough and straight to backward square leg! Patel springs the trap, it seemed to be there to be hit, but a slight top-edge lobbed into the hands of Jones, and New Zealand are up and running. 30/1
Danny Morrison905506.11288010
Willie Watson1023923.90372001
21.3 to Ramiz Raja, down the track now, and once again he can't get any power into his big hit, but this time he finds a fielder. Makes a bit of room to free his arms against this off-stump ball, and looks to clear mid-on, but he gets too far underneath the ball, and gets more elevation than distance. Morrison, shuffling backwards and to his right from mid-on, judges it excellently, and falls onto his back upon clutching the ball to his chest. 84/2
46.2 to Wasim Akram, down the track, and Watson has snuck through, crashed into leg stump, and opened that window of hope once more for New Zealand. Akram has more or less yorked himself here, and he ends up playing across it and all around it. 238/6
Gavin Larsen1013413.40392100
34.1 to Saleem Malik, driven, in the air, straight to point! New Zealand are turning it on now! Two wickets in as many overs, and they sense a place in the World Cup final is beckoning! Malik had an imperative to get cracking from the get-go, but he's picked the wrong shot, a clout into Latham's bread-basket, and he's gone for a golden duck!. 140/4
Chris Harris1007217.20196200
33.3 to Imran Khan, swept, and finally he's gone! Is that a blessing or a curse for Pakistan? Imran drops to one knee, seeking the short boundary but instead getting a steepling top-edge to Larsen on the backward square boundary. New Zealand are cock-a-hoop as a laboured innings comes to an end.. 134/3
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Eden Park, Auckland
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultPakistan advanced
Match numberODI no. 750
Match daysday (50-over match)
David Shepherd
West Indies
Steve Bucknor
Match Referee
Peter Burge
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  • Greatbatch was used as a runner for Crowe from the fall of the 4th wicket (and was run out at the striker's end attempting a second run for Crowe)
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