Cricket: High five for Wasim

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PAKISTAN'S fast bowlers destroyed New Zealand yesterday as the tourists won the first of three one-day internationals at Wellington's Basin Reserve by 50 runs with 10 overs to spare.

New Zealand restricted Pakistan to 158 for 8 in an innings short

(New Zealand won toss)


Aamir Sohail b Morrison 8

Ramiz Raja b Harris 50

Salim Malik run out 25

*Javed Miandad c and b Morrison 46

Inzamam-ul-Haq c Jones b Watson 0

Asif Mujtaba c Patel b Harris 0

Wasim Akram c Morrison b Harris 1

Rashid Latif c Latham b Watson 12

Waqar Younis not out 4

Mushtaq Ahmed not out 1

Extras (lb3 b4 w3 nb1) 11

Total (for 8, 49 overs) 158

Fall: 1-14 2-57 3-116 4-117 5-119 6-123 7-152 8-153.

Did not bat: Aaqib Javed.

Bowling: Morrison 7-1-19-2 (1w); Watson 10-0- 37-2 (1w 1nb); Patel 10-0-37-0; Larsen 10-0-30-0; Harris 10-1-24-3 (1w); Latham 2-0-4-0.

ened to 49 overs by rain. However, Pakistan's attack was in a different class and New Zealand tumbled to 108 all out in 39.3 overs. Wasim Akram, who was named man of the match, took five wickets and Aaqib Javed three. The second game is in Napier tomorrow.


M J Greatbatch c Waqar b Wasim 7

R T Latham b Wasim 1

A H Jones c Rashid b Wasim 0

*M D Crowe c Aamir b Aaqib 28

K R Rutherford b Aaqib 18

C Z Harris b Aaqib 7

D N Patel c Inzamam b Mushtaq 1

A C Parore c Salim b Wasim 14

G R Larsen c Rashid b Wasim 11

D K Morrison run out 3

W Watson not out 1

Extras (lb8 w6 nb3) 17

Total (39.3 overs) 108

Fall: 1-10 2-11 3-19 4-60 5-73 6-74 7-77 8-97 9-106.

Bowling: Wasim 9-1-19-5 (5w); Waqar 8-2-14-0 (3nb); Aaqib 10-1-27-3; Mushtaq 8-1-20-1 (1w); Aamir 4.3-0-20-0.