Cricket: World Cup Guide

YESTERDAY'S SEMI-FINAL
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Pakistan v New Zealand

OLD TRAFFORD: Pakistan beat New Zealand by nine wickets

New Zealand won toss

NEW ZEALAND

Runs 6s 4s Bls Min

M J Horne b Abdur Razzaq 35 0 5 48 67

N J Astle b Shoaib Akhtar 3 0 0 18 24

C D McMillan c Moin Khan b Wasim Akram 3 0 0 19 22

*S P Fleming b Shoaib Akhtar 41 0 5 57 93

R G Twose c Ijaz Ahmed b Abdur Razzaq 46 0 3 83 101

C L Cairns not out 44 0 3 48 73

C Z Harris b Shoaib Akhtar 16 0 0 21 24

A C Parore b Wasim Akram 0 0 0 4 4

D J Nash not out 6 0 1 10 15

Extras (b4 lb14 w17 nb12) 47

Total (for 7, 50 overs) 241

Fall: 1-20, 2-38, 3-58, 4-152, 5-176, 6-209, 7-211.

Did not bat: G R Larsen, G I Allott.

Bowling: Wasim Akram 10-0-45-2, Shoaib Akhtar 10-0-55-3, Abdur Razzaq 8-0-28-2, Saqlain Mushtaq 8-0-36-0, Azhar Mahmood 9-0-32-0, Shahid Afridi 5-0-27-0.

PAKISTAN

Runs 6s 4s Bls Min

Saeed Anwar not out 113 0 9 148 201

Wajahatullah Wasti c Fleming b Cairns 84 1 10 123 165

Ijaz Ahmed not out 28 1 4 21 34

Extras (lb3 w7 nb7) 17

Total (for 1, 47.3 overs) 242

Fall: 1-194.

Did not bat: Inzamam-ul-Haq, Abdur Razzaq, Moin Khan, *Wasim Akram, Azhar Mahmood, Saqlain Mushtaq, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar.

Bowling: G I Allott 9-0-41-0, D J Nash 5-0-34-0, G R Larsen 10-0-40-0, C L Cairns 8-0-33-1, C Z Harris 6-0-31-0, N J Astle 7.3-0-41-0, C D McMillan 2-0-19-0.

Umpires: D B Hair and P Willey.

SCHEDULE

SEMI-FINALS

Yesterday

Pakistan bt New Zealand by nine wickets

(at Old Trafford)

Today

Australia v South Africa

Edgbaston Sky

FINAL

Sunday

Lord's Sky & BBC

PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY

SAEED ANWAR

WAJAHATULLAH WASTI

Yesterday's record opening stand in the World Cup of 194 by Saeed Anwar and Wajahatullah Wasti, beating the previous mark of 186, ensured Pakistan's place in Sunday's final. Wajahatullah fell to a catch on 84, while Saeed finished unbeaten on 113, his 17th one-day international century and his second in successive matches.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"We seem to play our best cricket against Australia and they seem to lift themselves against us. Sunday's game was only about one side [Australia] trying to get into a semi-final whereas the game here is about two teams trying to get into a final. The stakes are really high and I think there will be more drama and more excitement"

Hansie Cronje, the South Africa captain, on today's semi-final.

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