14th Match, Kimberley, Feb 16 2003, ICC World Cup
(17.4/50 ov, target 256)84
Pakistan won by 171 runs
player of the match
Wasim Akram

A rapid win for Pakistan as their bowlers were the stars after a rater mediocre batting performance against some fine bowling and fielding by Namibia

A win by 171 runs after it looked to be a bigger margin due to spirited defence by the last Namibian pair

Wasim is 2 short of his 500 wickets in ODIs and picked up 5 for 28 today while Shoaib Akhtar bowled a 159.1kph ball and took 4 for 46. Waqar kept them both on for 17 overs hoping to wrap up fast but resorted to Saqlain for the last wicket

Pakistan play England on the 22nd while namibia play them on the 19th

For now its goodbye from Kimberley

Saqlain Mushtaq to van Vuuren, OUT

goes for a big hit off a ball that turned the other, doosra way, skied it to Waqar at mid off and its all over

Rudi van Vuuren c Waqar Younis b Saqlain Mushtaq 14 (37m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.68
Saqlain Mushtaq to van Vuuren, no run

beaten coming forward some turn and bounce

Saqlain Mushtaq to van Vuuren, no run

backs away then adjust to defend the straight ball

Saqlain Mushtaq to Kotze, 1 run

comes forward and pushed to point

New 10th wicket partnership on this ground in all ODIs

Saqlain Mushtaq brought in

end of over 179 runs
NAM: 83/9CRR: 4.88 • RRR: 5.24 • Need 173 runs from 33 overs
Rudi van Vuuren14 (16)
Bjorn Kotze23 (28)
Wasim Akram9-1-28-5
Shoaib Akhtar8-1-46-4
Wasim Akram to van Vuuren, no run

slower ball, sees it and defends, this pair has almost doubled the namibia score

Wasim Akram to van Vuuren, FOUR runs

a fuller ball and backs away to leg and smashed to extra cover

Wasim Akram to Kotze, 1 run

from over the wicket now and its turned to fine leg

Wasim Akram to Kotze, FOUR runs

short and a great pull, one bounce over the mid wicket rope

Wasim Akram to Kotze, no run

plays late, almost got thru, edged onto his pads and off to silly point

Wasim Akram to Kotze, no run

from over the wicket, into him and he defends well back to the bowler