1999, Pakistan through for ICC World Cup Final
On This day during on June 16, 1999, Pakistan through for ICC World Cup final by beating New Zealand in semi-final at Old Trafford.
New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming won the toss and elected to bat first. New Zealand scored 241 for 7 and Twose scored 46 runs. Shoaib Akhtar became the Player Of The Match by taking 3 wickets for 55 runs and Saeed Anwar scored 113 runs. Pakistan comfortably won by 9 wickets with 15 balls remaining.Embed from Getty Images
This was the second time that Pakistan through for finals in World Cup. The Pakistan team won the World Cup in 1992 under the captaincy of Imran Khan. Pakistan have also been runners up at the 1999 Cricket World Cup where they lost to Australia in the Final. They have been Semi Finalists 4 times (1979, 1983, 1987 & 2011) and have also reached the Quarter Finals twice (1996 & 2015)