Tuesday, February 25, 2003

In World Cup news, there was a relatively uninteresting game between Pakistan and the Netherlands today, Pakistan ultimately easily winning the game by 97 runs. The main story was that Wasim Akram became the first bowler to take 500 wickets in One Day Internationals, which is indeed impressive. Wasim is not quite the bowler he once was, sadly, but at his peak he was truly something to behold. He had an absolute blinder of a match in the World Cup final in 1992, and was probably the key player (apart from captain Imran Khan) in Pakistan's one World Cup victory. England play India tomorrow. This one is quite a big game. If England win, they will almost certainly go through to the Super Sixes, and the match on Saturday between India and Pakistan will decide the third team to go through from Group A (the first team being Australia). If England lose, then India will go through, and the result of a couple of subsequent matches will determine if England, Pakistan, or just possibly Zimbabwe is the third qualifier from the group.

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