NZ elected to bat and made 74. Andrew Jones was last out
with a top
score of 47. The next highest score was Crowe's 5.Waqar Unis took 5
for 20 in 9 overs. Mushtaq and Akram took 2 wickets each.
I believe Waqar Younis (it is not spelt "Unis") has been ignored so
far in our cricket circles. He has taken four wickets against India,
six against SL, and now five against the Kiwis (going by ksrao's
reporting). This is very impressive, particularly in one-day cricket
where the object is containment.
I saw him bowl at Sharjah late last year (Sharjah Cup) and he was
genuinely fast. Haynes, Richardson and everybody got beaten by pace.
He took four wickets against WI then. At that time the consensus was
that he was raw and needed some guidance. His tour of Aus was
disappointing although I am told that in Sydney he bowled a very fast
spell. I do not think he played in the Nehru Cup(?).
He is the first genuinely fast bowler from Pakistan who moves the ball
away from the right-hander (he himself is a right arm bowler). At his
speed this is deadly. I should point out that at Sharjah lasyt year he
was faster than Ambrose and all the other WI's bowlers.
With Aaqib Javed who is not so fast but is a wonderful mover of the
ball (both ways), Pakistan looks OK in the fast bowling department for
Question: What has happened to Qadir? Last I heard, he was sent home
from Australia. Do any netters know the true story here?