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Cable & Wireless 2000 News Archive

April 23, 2000
Pakistan 116 for 6 in 45.1 overs
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West Indies 114 all out in 33.2 overs


Pakistan won the second consecutive tri-nation series beating West Indies today. Mushtaq Ahmed had magical spell, spinning the West Indies out in 33 overs for 114 runs.

Only the West Indian opening pair of Wallace and Campbell had decent scores of 30 and 26 respectively. Rest of the West Indian team failed miserably with the bat.

King gave hope to the West Indians taking two quick wickets, but Inzamam-ul-Haq’s controlled innings of 39, guided the Pakistani side to another victory.




April 22, 2000
West Indies 208 for 8 wickets in 50 overs
Beats
Pakistan 148 all out in 45 overs


West Indies leveled the series today in the best of three final of the C & W series. Pakistani bowlers came out of the block roaring to restrict the West Indians to a total of 208.

Wasim Akram had good spell of 3 for 34 and was supported well by Abdur Razzaq. However, the Pakistani middle order batsmen crumpled to grant an easy victory for the home team.

Man of the match SL Campbell withstood the Pakistani attack to score 77 runs. On the bowling side Jimmy Adams had a captain’s spell of 3 for 21, ensuring his team another chance to win the C & W series.




April 19, 2000
Pakistan 197 for 8 wickets in 50 overs
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West Indies 180 all out in 49.3 overs


In a low scoring match Pakistan overcame the jinx to defeat West Indies by 17 runs in C & W Series.

Pakistan’s bowlers were able to sustain pressure on Batsmen throughout the game, and West Indians crumbled under constant Pakistani attack. Wasim Akram came up with a very good first spell. After him Mustaq Ahmed bowled miserly and Shahid Afridi bagged some vital wickets.

Inzamam’s performance with the bat took Pakistan to a score which they could defend.




April 16, 2000
West Indies 248 for 7 wickets in 50 overs
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Pakistan 231 all out in 48.1 overs


Well-rounded West Indian performance gave them another victory over Pakistan. They have remained unbeaten in the preliminary round robin of C&W Series. Two victories over Pakistan should give them an edge in up coming three final matches.

Batting first they scored 248 for 7, but in reply Pakistan was only able to make 231.

Inzamam-ul-Haq, was the most impressive Pakistani with the bat scoring 69 runs moved him to top position in Player’s Ranking and gaining $114. Three movers from the West Indian side were Jacobs, Adams and King.




April 15, 2000
Pakistan 205 for 4 wickets in 43.1 overs
Beats
Zimbabwe 204 for 7 in 50 overs


Pakistan claimed a place in the finals after defeating Zimbabwe by 6 wickets

Imran Nazir was not only the Man of the Match but managed to gather dreamcricket's $205 for his century. Another Pakistani who was equally responsible for this victory was Arshad Khan for his 3 wickets and 2 catches. He also claimed $100. For Zimbabwe Openers played well but the highest gainer was Andrew Flower by getting $71 for today.

The players who performed below their Par were Waqar Younis and Yousuf Yohana. Both of them lost $10.




April 12, 2000
West Indies 213 for 7 wickets in 50 overs
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Pakistan 117 all out


West Indies trounced Pakistan by 96 runs to book their place in the finals. Handsome performance by West Indian bowlers earned them this win




April 5, 2000
Pakistan 200 for 5 wickets in 47.1 overs
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Zimbabwe 199 for 9 wickets in 50 overs


Pakistan continued where they left off at Sharjah by easily defeating Zimbabwe by 5 wickets

The top three gainers for the day were Shaid Afiridi, N. Johnson and Imran Nazir. Afiridi gained $134 for his unbeaten knock of 69 and collected two wickets. Zimbabwe’s allrounder N Johnson went up by $80 for his effort of 20 runs with the bat, one wicket, one catch and one runout. Imran Nazir did not have a good day with the bat, but made up by taking three catches to increase his value buy $66.

On the bottom side were Garry Brent, Brian Murphy and captain Andrew Flower. Garry Brent saw his value decrease by $6.


April 2, 2000
West Indies 280 for 3 wickets in 50 overs
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Zimbabwe 239 for 8 wickets in 50 overs

For the second straight day, a century by a West Indian takes them to a winning total of 280 for the loss of only 3 wickets. Hinds’s 116 not out in 125 balls, was studded with 12 boundries shared an unbroken 4th wicket partnership with Gayle who had a blistering 58 runs in 45 balls. Pick of the Zimbabwe’s bowling was G Brent with 2 for 34 in 8 overs.

Zimbabwe managed to reach 239, thanks largely due to captain Andy Flower’s 52 and Carlisle’s 57, gave some respect the their total. The result of this game was never in doubt after the huge total posted by the West Indies. King was the pick of the West Indian bowling with 3 for 27 runs in 8 overs.


April 1, 2000
West Indies 237 for 9 wickets in 50 overs
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Zimbabwe 150 all out in 41.4 overs

West Indies led by a fine century by S Campbell, reached 237 in 50 overs. Zimbabwe in replying were bundled out for 150 in 41.4 overs.






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