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Saturday, May 29, 1999 Published at 08:39 GMT 09:39 UK


Pakistan through to the next round

Saeed Anwar is clean bowled

Full Scorecard

Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 62 runs at the Racecourse Ground in Derby to guarantee their place in the second round of the cricket World Cup.


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Having set the Kiwis 270 to win, Pakistan restricted the opposition to 207 for eight, with fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar doing the early damage taking two wickets in his first three overs.

Nathan Astle and Matt Horne both departed after being behind to leave their side struggling at 12 for two.

The New Zealanders were not helped later by the dismissal of Chris Cairns and Adam Parore off consecutive balls from Azhmar Mahmood with the score on 70.

Captain Stephen Fleming, who made 69, and Chris Harris with 42 managed to give the New Zealand score a measure of respectability.

Pakistan, with four wins out of four, have their last game against Bangladesh on Monday and will finish top of Group B, with New Zealand left to contend with Australia and West Indies for the second and third positions.

The Pakistan innings was once again dominated by Inzamam-ul Haq once, who also starred during the crucial victory over Australia.

The hefty right-hander scored 73 not out as New Zealand suffered some heavy damage during the final overs, with the opposition finishing on 269 for eight.

The Kiwis were thankful to the controlled and economical bowling of Gavin Larsen and Dion Nash who conceded less than four runs an over, but left-arm pace bowler Geoff Allott, who picked up four wickets, went for 64 runs.

Saeed Anwar and Shahid Afridi opened the innings and immediately went to work, taking 12 runs off the first over bowled by Nash.

With the score at 40, Afridi edged Allott to the Parore.

Anwar followed just 11 runs later, bowled around his legs by Allott.

Abdul Razzaq helped Ijaz Ahmed carry the score from 51 to 127 for two before running himself out in the 29th over.

That wicket saw the introduction of Inzamam, and once again he managed to involve himself in a run-out - that of Ijaz, who had reached 51.

Salim Malik, coming into the side for the injured Yousuf Youhanna, struggled to make eight before falling to an Allott yorker.

Moin Khan added a quickfire 41 for the sixth wicket with Inzamam.

A brief flurry of wickets threatened to unhinge the Pakistan innings, with Moin, Wasim Akram and Azhar all falling.

But 14 runs from the final over took Wasim's men once step closer to winning Group B outright

- Group B: New Zealand v Pakistan
28 May 99 at Derby

Pakistan beat New Zealand by 62 runs Scorecard correct at 17:35 GMT 18:35 UK

New Zealand 207 for 8 (50overs)
Pakistan 269 for 8 (50overs) , overs completed


New Zealand innings
Batsman     Runs Balls 4s 6s
MJ Horne c Moin Khan b Shoaib Akhtar 1 20 - -
NJ Astle c Moin Khan b Shoaib Akhtar 0 6 - -
CD McMillan c Salim Malik b Wasim Akram 20 25 3 -
SP Fleming c Wasim Akram b Azhar Mahmood 69 100 4 -
RG Twose c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Saqlain Mushtaq 13 24 - 1
CL Cairns lbw b Azhar Mahmood 0 4 - -
AC Parore lbw b Azhar Mahmood 0 1 - -
CZ Harris c Abdul Razzaq b Saqlain Mushtaq 42 94 - -
DJ Nash not out 21 32 - -
GR Larsen not out 3 4 - -
Extras 0b 15lb 13w 10nb 38
TOTAL: 8 wkts, 50 overs 207

Fall of wickets: 1-2 (2 Astle, 8 mins), 2-12 (10 Horne, 15 mins), 3-34 (22 McMillan, 27 mins), 4-69 (35 Twose, 33 mins), 5-70 (1 Cairns, 3 mins), 6-70 (0 Parore, - mins), 7-152 (82 Fleming, 79 mins), 8-200 (48 Harris, 29 mins)
Still to bat: G I Allott

Bowler O M R W
Wasim Akram 9 0 27 1
Shoaib Akhtar 7 1 31 2
Azhar Mahmood 10 0 38 3
Saqlain Mushtaq 10 1 34 2
Shahid Afridi 6 1 26 0
Abdul Razzaq 8 0 36 0
Pakistan innings
Batsman     Runs Balls 4s 6s
Saeed Anwar b Allott 28 25 4 -
Shahid Afridi c Parore b Allott 17 22 2 1
Abdul Razzaq run out 33 82 4 -
Ijaz Ahmed run out 51 68 1 -
Inzamam-ul-Haq not out 73 61 7 -
Salim Malik b Allott 8 9 1 -
Moin Khan c McMillan b Astle 19 17 3 -
Wasim Akram lbw b Cairns 1 7 - -
Azhar Mahmood c Twose b Allott 14 12 2 -
Saqlain Mushtaq not out 0 - - -
Extras 4b 10lb 8w 3nb 25
TOTAL: 8 wkts, 50 overs 269

Fall of wickets: 1-40 (40 Shahid Afridi, 25 mins), 2-51 (11 Saeed Anwar, 18 mins), 3-127 (76 Abdul Razzaq, 78 mins), 4-163 (36 Ijaz Ahmed, 29 mins), 5-180 (17 Salim Malik, 9 mins), 6-221 (41 Moin Khan, 18 mins), 7-226 (5 Wasim Akram, 6 mins), 8-255 (29 Azhar Mahmood, 13 mins) Did not bat: Shoaib Akhtar

Bowler O M R W
D J Nash 10 1 36 0
G I Allott 10 0 64 4
G R Larsen 10 0 35 0
C L Cairns 7 0 46 1
C Z Harris 8 0 47 0
N J Astle 5 0 27 1

New Zealand won the toss and decided to field

Umpires: K T Francis, R E Koertzen

New Zealand
M J Horne , N J Astle , C D McMillan , S P Fleming (capt) , R G Twose , C L Cairns , A C Parore (wkt) , C Z Harris , D J Nash , G R Larsen , G I Allott ,

Pakistan
Saeed Anwar , Shahid Afridi , Abdul Razzaq , Ijaz Ahmed , Inzamam-ul-Haq , Salim Malik , Moin Khan , Azhar Mahmood , Wasim Akram , Saqlain Mushtaq , Shoaib Akhtar ,





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