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Last Updated:  Sunday, 16 February, 2003, 12:27 GMT

Pakistan v Namibia: over by over
Result: Pakistan 255-9 (50 overs) beat Namibia 84 all out (17.4 overs). Pakistan win by 171 runs

Namibia are skittled out for 84 as Pakistan's pace attack proves too strong for the minnows.

Wasim Akram finishes with five for 28 while Shoaib Akhtar has four for 46, but a last wicket stand between Rudi van Vuuren and Bjorn Kotze takes Namibia beyond the lowest score in World Cup history.

Pakistan earlier add 81 in the final 10 overs of their innings with Salim Elahi's 63 the top score.


18th over Pakistan captain Waqar Younis makes a bowling change, bringing on Saqlain Mushtaq. The tactic works as Van Vuuren goes for a massive shot which he can only sky to Waqar at mid off.
Namibia 84 all out

17th over Bjorn Kotze moves on to 22 off 27 deliveries with another fine shot - this time a pull to the boundary. Van Vuuren then has Wasim shaking his head again - sending a half-volley over the rope at extra cover.

16th over A messy over from Shoaib who delivers two no balls and concedes two boundaries to Bjorn Kotze - both well-timed drives through the covers.

15th over Namibia now have nine leg-byes as they are deceived time and again. Bjorn Kotze and Van Vuuren make theirs the highest partnership for Namibia, reaching 19.

14th over Namibia avoid the ignominy of the lowest World Cup score as Bjorn Kotze hits only the third boundary of the innings. Van Vuuren makes room for a cheeky loft over the bowler for three runs and Shoaib is not pleased to concede 12 runs.

13th over Wasim loses his line and Van Vuuren is able to leave the first two balls of the over. The Pakistan paceman then thinks he has his sixth wicket, but the batsman edges the ground rather than the ball.

12th over Namibia need two more runs to overhaul the lowest ever World Cup score - but last man Rudi van Vuuren looks baffled by the pace of Shoaib.

11th over Deon Kotze moves on to eight with a drive through the covers - but is out two balls later, trapped lbw for Wasim's fifth wicket.
Namibia 42-9

10th over Deon Kotze takes advantage of a slower delivery from Shoaib, pushing it down leg side for two runs. But the Namibia skipper is lucky to survive the penultimate ball of the over which he swings at and misses.

9th over Wasim claims his fourth wicket - another lbw as van Schoor plays down the wrong line.
Namibia 35-8

8th over Snyman is beaten for pace by Shoaib, who wins an lbw decision from the umpire, but van Schoor takes two from the next delivery.
Namibia 32-7

8th over Burger pays the penalty for failing to move his feet as he attempts a drive and Younis pouches a comfortable slip catch.
Namibia 32-6

7th over A group of Pakistan supporters raise the noise levels as Wasim steams in again. He looks less danagerous, but concedes only a single.

6th over It is just a question of survival for Kotze as he tries to combat Shoaib's express pace.

5th over Kotze comfortably survives Wasim's hat-trick ball which is too wide of off stump. An inswinging yorker hits Burger on the boot, but the umpire turns down Wasim's appeal.

4th over Shoaib over-pitches and Jan-Berry Burger strokes through the off-side for three. Deon Kotze begins his innings by surviving a confident lbw shout.

3rd over Louis Burger offers no stroke to his first delivery and he is plumb in front.
Namibia 17-5.

3rd over Wasim strays wide of off stump and Jan-Berry Burger cuts powerfully for four through backward point. Akram swings the ball in prodigiously and Murgatoryd is trapped lbw for four.
Namibia 17-4

2nd over Murgatroyd is off the mark as the ball hits the outside edge and flies low past the slip cordon to the third man boundary.

2nd over Keulder is beaten for pace as his first ball fizzes past the edge, bringing a wry smile to the batsman's face. The next ball - a leg-cutter - removes his middle stump.
Namibia 3-3

2nd over Shoaib strikes with his first delivery as Swanepoel gives a low slip catch to Inzamam.
Namibia 3-2

1st over Wasim opens up for Pakistan with a record of 493 one-day wickets behind him. He finds plenty of inswing and Walters is given out caught behind off the inside edge.
Namibia 1-1

INNINGS BREAK

50th over A leg bye takes the total to 250. Wasim hits Burger to square leg but Walters floors an easy catch. Burger fails to hold a stinging caught and bowled chance offered by Shoaib.

49th over Saqlain calls Wasim for two but he is beaten by Bjorn Kotze's throw from the deep.
Pakistan 248-9

49th over A slack piece oif fielding on the boundary gifts Waqar a boundary, but he is run out next ball after straying from his crease.
Pakistan 247-8

48th over Wasim slams Louis Burger wide of long-off for four, and then hammers over long-on for another.

47th over Razzaq pounds his first ball straight back past the bowler for four. He swings at the next and wicket-keeper van Schoor takes a bat-pad catch.
Pakistan 227-7

47th over Snyman produces a yorker to account for Latif (36) as he backs away to give himself room.
Pakistan 223-6

46th over Wasim marks his promotion up the order by clubbing van Vuuren for four through mid-wicket.

45th over Youhana goes for a big hit off Kotze and holes out to Louis Burger at long-off.
Pakistan 208-5

44th over Snyman is withdrawn as van Vuuren resumes. Latif attempts his scoop shot again but does not time it as well and has to settle for two.

43rd over Latif plays an astonishing scoop stroke to collect four to fine leg off Bjorn Kotze. A square drive for four off the final ball takes the total past 200 and brings up the fifty partnership.

42nd over Snyman begins his second spell and is greeted by a flowing cover drive for four by Youhana, who clips the next ball to the fine leg boundary. The over costs Namibia 11 runs.

40th over Burger varies his flight intelligently to keep Latif guessing but a full toss is hammered away to the rope at mid-wicket.

39th over Youhana breaks the stranglehold by deftly dabbing Kotze for four to third man.

38th over Youhana square cuts Burger for two, but the boundaries are not coming for Pakistan.

36th over Elahi's innings comes to an end on 63 as he chips Burger to Deon Kotze at mid-wicket.
Pakistan 150-4

35th over Elahi takes the total to 150 with a nudge to third man for a single.

34th over Namibia ring the changes with Jan-Berry Burger trying his luck with the ball. A high full toss is lobbed over cover for three by Elahi. A big leg break just misses the outside edge of Youhana's bat.

32nd over Youhana's timing is perfect as he eases van Vuuren wide of mid-on for his first four. He repeats the stroke later in the over to put away a full toss.

31st over Elahi's half century arrives off 91 balls with a push to mid-on for a single.

30th over Van Vuuren returns after an excellent spell of 8-0-30-1 by Burger.

29th over Kotze bags a notable scalp as Inzamam tries to cut a ball which is not short enough for the shot and is bowled for four.
Pakistan 118-3

27th over Captain Deon Kotze takes over from his namesake - Pakistan's first look at his off-spin - and a tidy over costs him just two runs.

26th over Inzamam is off the mark with a straightforward push for one.

25th over Kotze produces a slower ball which Elahi flicks to mid-wicket, but Murgatroyd is unable to hold the chance. Elahi responds by cutting fiercely for four.

24th over Burger strikes a second blow for Namibia as Younis (28) is caught behind by van Schoor as he tries to dab the ball to third man.
Pakistan 105-2

23rd over Kotze drops short and Younis despatches the ball to the mid-wicket boundary to bring up Pakistan's 100.

22nd over Elahi tries to cut the last ball of Burger's over and a thick edge brings him four.

21st over Deon Kotze is unlucky as he makes an excellent stop and throws in quickly, only for the ball to hit the stumps and run away for an overthrow.

20th over Burger drags the ball wide but Younis has to settle for two as his square cut is gathered inside the boundary.

19th over Younis tucks Kotze off his hip for two following a drinks break.

18th over Elahi is beaten twice outside the off stump by Burger.

17th over Younis collects four with an unconvincing clip off his legs which only just eludes the square leg fielder. Pakistan are handed two extra runs as Kotze's throw hits the stumps and runs down to fine leg.

16th over An uncomfortable over for Younis, who gets away with a loose shot and then survives a loud lbw appeal.

14th over Louis Burger takes up the attack but Younis is only denied four from his opening delivery by a diving save on the boundary by Keulder.

13th over Saeed is out for 23 as an airy waft is brilliantly caught by a diving Louis Burger at cover.
Pakistan 47-1

11th over Bjorn Kotze relieves Snyman and begins with a tidy over which costs him only two runs.

10th over Elahi attempt a firm-footed drive to an away-swinger from Van Vuuren and is lucky not to get a nick. He atones with a superbly timed flick through mid-wicket for four.

8th over Van Vuuren strays wide of the off stump and Saeed flays the ball to the backward point boundary.

7th over Saeed is fortunate as the umpire turns down an lbw shout after he offrers no shot to an inswinger. He punches the next ball to long off for three. Elahi also has a slice of luck as a leading edge lobs over the bowler's head.

6th over Pakistan have to settle for two leg byes from the over with Namibia looking eager in the field.

5th over Saeed finally raises the tempo by cracking Snyman off the back foot for four, and clipping him away to fine leg for another.

4th over Saeed is content to progress in singles in his first innings of the tournamewnt, with Van Vuuren on target again.

3rd over Pakistan's first boundary arrives as Elahi cracks Snyman to the cover fence.

2nd over Van Vuuren maintains a good line in his opening over, conceding only two runs.

1st over Saaed is off the mark with a single to third man off Snyman, the only scoring stroke of the over.


Pakistan: Saeed Anwar, Saleem Elahi, Younis Khan, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Yousuf Youhana, Abdul Razzaq, Rashid Latif, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis (captain), Saqlain Mushtaq, Shoaib Akhtar

Namibia: Riaan Walters, Stefan Swanepoel, Jan-Berry Burger, Danie Keulder, Gavin Murgatroyd, Louis Burger, Deon Kotze (captain), Melt van Scoor, Gerrie Snyman, Bjorn Kotze, Rudi van Vuuren.




SEE ALSO
Full scorecard
16 Feb 03 |  World Cup
Pakistan v Namibia photos
15 Feb 03 |  Photo Galleries
Have Your Say on Pakistan
04 Jan 03 |  Have Your Say
Have Your Say on Namibia
04 Jan 03 |  Have Your Say


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