The Pakistan Cricket Board ( PCB) and the International Cricket Council (ICC), in the first semi-final of the 1999 World Cup, recalled Pakistan ‘s nine-wicket victory over New Zealand.
New Zealand was limited to 241-7 in their 50 overs after electing to bat first. Shoaib Akhtar was Pakistan’s standout performer with the ball as he returned in 10 overs with the figures of 3-55.
Then captain Wasim Akram took two wickets each and all-rounder Abdul Razzaq took two.
Pakistan’s batting unit proved better than New Zealand, chasing the 242-run target successfully in 47.3 overs for the loss of just one wicket. Opening batsman Saeed Anwar played an unbeaten knock of 113 while his partner Wajahtullah Wasti gave the scorecard 84 runs
The cricket team then took on Australia in the final where they lost eight wickets by a comprehensive margin.