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
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Scorecard summary
Pakistan255/9(50 overs)
Namibia84/10(17.4 overs)

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 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

end of over 1613 runs
NAM: 74/9CRR: 4.62 • RRR: 5.35 • Need 182 from 34 overs
Bjorn Kotze18 (24)
Rudi van Vuuren10 (14)
Shoaib Akhtar8-1-46-4
Wasim Akram8-1-19-5
Shoaib Akhtar to Kotze, 1 run

fast and into him, gloved to leg as he folded up

Shoaib Akhtar to Kotze, no run

a short and 154.5kph ball that rears at his bodyand he fends it off to the off side

Shoaib Akhtar to Kotze, FOUR runs

a yorker, a full faced push to long off

Coming round the wicket now

With 11 wickets, Wasim Akram has the most wicket in this world cup

Shoaib Akhtar to Kotze, no run

a clever slower ball, just kept out playing late and edged but well short of Latif

Shoaib Akhtar to Kotze, (no ball) 2 runs

a fast 153.7kph no ball at his feet dug to long on

Shoaib Akhtar to Kotze, FOUR runs

a beautiful cover drive to a pitched up ball off the front foot

Shoaib Akhtar to Kotze, no run

short and outside off, wafts at it and misses

Shoaib Akhtar to Kotze, 1 wide

way outside leg and latif has to dive to save a four

end of over 154 runs
NAM: 61/9CRR: 4.06 • RRR: 5.57 • Need 195 from 35 overs
Bjorn Kotze7 (17)
Rudi van Vuuren10 (14)
Wasim Akram8-1-19-5
Shoaib Akhtar7-1-33-4
Wasim Akram to Kotze, 1 run

turned to leg and this is the best partnership in progress

Wasim Akram to van Vuuren, 1 run

full toss, played to extra cover

Match details
Diamond Oval, Kimberley
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesICC World CupPakistan tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram
Match numberODI no. 1954
Match daysday match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Melt van Schoor
Melt van Schoor
Rudi van Vuuren
Rudi van Vuuren
South Africa Image
David Orchard
England Image
Neil Mallender
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Simon Taufel
Match Referee
South Africa Image
Denis Lindsay
PointsPakistan 4, Namibia 0