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Thursday, May 20, 1999 Published at 21:40 GMT 22:40 UK


Scots blown away by Pakistan

Stanger's stumps clatter and Scotland are five down

Pak 261-6. Scot 167 all out
Pak win by 94 runs

Full Scorecard

Scotland again acquitted themselves well in this Group B encounter, but were easily forced to give second best to two young talents of the Pakistani team.

Yousuf Youhanna made an unbeaten 81 to get his side out of a tricky situation at 60 for four.

Then Shoaib Akhtar showed the gap between the two teams, as the bowler regarded as the world's fastest took three for 11 as the Scottish innings crumbled in its early stages.


Ralph Dellor reports from Chester-le-Street
The only blot on the paceman's day was a sore knee which saw him limp out of the game's later stages.

Scotland's Yorkshire county star Gavin Hamilton then gave their score some respectability before becoming the final victim of the innings for 76.


[ image: Yousuf Youhana: 81 not out rescued his side]
Yousuf Youhana: 81 not out rescued his side
Pakistan were put in on a sunny Chester-le-Street morning and their batsmen struggled in the early stages of their innings, stumbling to 92 for five on an apparently sluggish pitch.

Shahid Afridi was run out, paying the price for taking a chance on Ian Stanger's arm with a dicey single to midwicket.

Abdul Razzaq and Salim Malik both played across the line at straight balls, while Saeed Anwar got a fatal nick behind of Asim Butt's medium-pace.

A mini-recovery followed before Inzamam-ul-Haq finally ran out of patience against Nick Dyer's off-spin.

It left the young Yousuf with a lot to do, but he rose to the occasion.

Moin Khan helped things along with some inventive sweeping and reverse-sweeping before falling just short of his half-century when he miscued a poor ball from Hamilton into the hands of short fine-leg.

The pair had put on 103 in 17 overs and Wasim Akram then arrived for a final onslaught helping Yousuf put 66 runs on in little more than five overs.

Scots wide of the mark

Scotland also paid for some wayward early bowling which saw them bowl 33 wides and 15 no balls.

That formed part of a total of 59 extras and meant the Pakistanis effectively had 58 overs to make their score.

Worse still, Scotland would only have 48 to bat in after they had failed to complete 50 before the cut-off mark at 1415.

But any hopes of an unlikely victory disappeared when Shoaib blew away their top order with a display of sheer pace.

Bail breaker

His first five-over spell saw off a shellshocked Mike Smith (bowled), veteran Iain Philip lbw and Scots captain George Salmond who went caught behind.


[ image: Hamilton refused to give up]
Hamilton refused to give up
All were undone by Shoaib's speed through the air and off the pitch. He was so fast the bails were broken during one dismissal.

Respite was hard to come by at the other end too, where Wasim had made the first breakthrough by bowling Bruce Patterson off his pads in the first over.

He also whipped through Stanger's defence before showing some mercy by giving himself and Shoaib a rest.

Scotland began to look as if they might achieve a degree of respectability and it fell to Hamilton to engineer the mini-revival.

An outbreak of misfields and overthrows accompanied the Scot's 90-ball 50, which included two sixes in one Saqlain Mushtaq over.

The re-introduction of Shoaib to hasten a close lasted just one over before the bowler limped off with a sore knee.

Instead it was just a case of how close Hamilton could get to a historic first hundred for Scotland and Wasim finally bowled him to end it all.

- Group B: Pakistan v Scotland
20 May 99 at Riverside

Pakistan beat Scotland by 94 runs Scorecard correct at 17:05 GMT 18:05 UK

Scotland 167 all out (38.5overs)
Pakistan 261 for 6 (50overs) , overs completed


Scotland innings
Batsman     Runs Balls 4s 6s
BW Patterson b Wasim Akram 0 5 - -
IR Philip lbw b Shoaib Akhtar 0 6 - -
MJ Smith b Shoaib Akhtar 3 3 - -
IM Stanger b Wasim Akram 3 24 - -
G Salmond c Moin Khan b Shoaib Akhtar 5 7 - -
GM Hamilton b Wasim Akram 76 111 3 3
JE Brinkley c Moin Khan b Saqlain Mushtaq 22 43 3 -
AG Davies c Sub b Abdul Razzaq 19 28 1 -
JAR Blain lbw b Abdul Razzaq 0 5 - -
Asim Butt c Moin Khan b Abdul Razzaq 1 5 - -
NR Dyer not out 1 4 - -
Extras 1b 11lb 17w 8nb 37
TOTAL: 38.5 overs 167

Fall of wickets: 1-1 (1 Patterson, 1 mins), 2-5 (4 Smith, 11 mins), 3-9 (4 Philip, 4 mins), 4-16 (7 Salmond, 11 mins), 5-19 (3 Stanger, 8 mins), 6-78 (59 Brinkley, 72 mins), 7-139 (61 Davies, 41 mins), 8-149 (10 Blain, 4 mins), 9-160 (11 Butt, 4 mins), 10-167 (7 Hamilton, 19 mins)

Bowler O M R W
Wasim Akram 7.5 0 23 3
Shoaib Akhtar 6 2 11 3
Azhar Mahmood 7 2 21 0
Abdul Razzaq 10 0 38 3
Saqlain Mushtaq 6 0 46 1
Shahid Afridi 2 0 16 0
Pakistan innings
Batsman     Runs Balls 4s 6s
Saeed Anwar c Davies b Butt 6 22 - -
Shahid Afridi run out 7 9 1 -
Abdul Razzaq lbw b Brinkley 12 53 - -
Inzamam-ul-Haq st Davies b Dyer 12 50 - -
Salim Malik lbw b Hamilton 0 3 - -
Yousuf Youhana not out 81 119 6 -
Moin Khan c Brinkley b Hamilton 47 41 5 -
Wasim Akram not out 37 19 2 2
Extras 5b 6lb 33w 15nb 59
TOTAL: 6 wkts, 50 overs 261

Fall of wickets: 1-21 (21 Shahid Afridi, 20 mins), 2-35 (14 Saeed Anwar, 18 mins), 3-55 (20 Abdul Razzaq, 31 mins), 4-60 (5 Salim Malik, 3 mins), 5-92 (32 Inzamam-ul-Haq, 46 mins), 6-195 (103 Moin Khan, 68 mins) Did not bat: Azhar Mahmood, Saqlain Mushtaq, Shoaib Akhtar

Bowler O M R W
J A R Blain 7 0 49 0
Asim Butt 9 1 55 1
G M Hamilton 10 0 36 2
J E Brinkley 10 0 29 1
N R Dyer 9 0 48 1
I M Stanger 5 0 33 0

Scotland won the toss and decided to field

Umpires: D B Cowie, I D Robinson

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

Scotland
B W Patterson , I R Philip , M J Smith , G Salmond (capt) , G M Hamilton , I M Stanger , J E Brinkley , A G Davies (wkt) , J A R Blain , Asim Butt , N R Dyer ,





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