1999 Cricket World Cup

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1999 ICC Cricket World Cup
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Logo of the 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup
Dates 14 May – 20 June
Administrator(s) International Cricket Council
Cricket format One Day International
Tournament format(s) Round robin and Knockout
Host(s)  England
 Scotland
 Ireland
 Netherlands
 Wales
Champions  Australia (2nd title)
Participants 12
Matches played 42
Man of the Series South Africa Lance Klusener
Most runs India Rahul Dravid (461)
Most wickets New Zealand Geoff Allott (20)
Australia Shane Warne (20)
1996
2003

The 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup, the seventh edition of the tournament, was hosted primarily by England, with some games being hosted in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the Netherlands. The World Cup was won by Australia, who beat Pakistan by 8 wickets at Lord's Cricket Ground in London. New Zealand and South Africa were the other semifinalists.

The 12 contesting teams were divided into 2 groups; each team played all the others in their group during the league stage. The top three from each group advanced to the Super Sixes, a new concept for the 1999 World Cup, where each qualifier from group A played each qualifier from group B. The teams also carried forward their points from the games against the other qualifiers from their group. The top four in the Super Sixes contested the semifinals.

Teams[edit]

The nine full members contested the World Cup along with three associate members: Kenya, and for the first time, Bangladesh and Scotland who all qualified through the 1997 ICC Trophy.

Full Members
 Australia  England
 India  New Zealand
 Pakistan  South Africa
 Sri Lanka  West Indies
 Zimbabwe
Associate Members
 Bangladesh  Kenya
 Scotland

Venues[edit]

England[edit]

Venue City Capacity Matches
Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham, West Midlands 21,000 3
County Cricket Ground Bristol 8,000 2
St Lawrence Ground Canterbury, Kent 15,000 1
County Cricket Ground Chelmsford, Essex 6,500 2
Riverside Ground Chester-Le-Street, County Durham 15,000 2
County Cricket Ground Derby, Derbyshire 9,500 1
County Cricket Ground Hove, Sussex 7,000 1
Headingley Leeds, West Yorkshire 17,500 3
Grace Road Leicester, Leicestershire 12,000 2
Lord's London 28,000 3
The Oval London 23,500 3
Old Trafford Manchester, Greater Manchester 22,000 3
County Cricket Ground Northampton, Northamptonshire 6,500 2
Trent Bridge Nottingham, Nottinghamshire 17,500 3
County Cricket Ground Southampton, Hampshire 6,500 2
County Cricket Ground Taunton, Somerset 6,500 2
New Road Worcester, Worcestershire 4,500 2

Outside England[edit]

Scotland played two of their Group B matches in their home country. Wales and Ireland also hosted one Group B match each, while the Netherlands hosted one Group A match.

Venue City Capacity Matches
VRA Cricket Ground Netherlands Amstelveen, the Netherlands 4,500 1
Sophia Gardens Wales Cardiff, Wales 15,653 1
Castle Avenue Republic of Ireland Dublin, Ireland 1
The Grange Club Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland 2

Squads[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

The results of all the games seen in the 1999 Cricket World Cup:

Group A Table[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L NR T NRR PCF
 South Africa 8 5 4 1 0 0 0.86 2
 India 6 5 3 2 0 0 1.28 0
 Zimbabwe 6 5 3 2 0 0 0.02 4
 England 6 5 3 2 0 0 −0.33 N/A
 Sri Lanka 4 5 2 3 0 0 −0.81 N/A
 Kenya 0 5 0 5 0 0 −1.20 N/A

Group A Results[edit]

14 May 1999
Scorecard
 Sri Lanka
204 (48.4 overs)
v
 England
207/2 (46.5 overs)
Romesh Kaluwitharana 57 (66)
Alan Mullally 4/37 (10 overs)
Alec Stewart 88 (146)
Chaminda Vaas 1/27 (10 overs)
England won by 8 wickets
Lord's, London, England
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen (SA) and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan (IND)
Player of the match: Alec Stewart (ENG)

15 May 1999
Scorecard
 India
253/5 (50 overs)
v
 South Africa
254/6 (47.2 overs)
Sourav Ganguly 97 (142)
Lance Klusener 3/66 (10 overs)
Jacques Kallis 96 (128)
Javagal Srinath 2/69 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 4 wickets
New County Ground, Hove, England
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and David Shepherd (ENG)
Player of the match: Jacques Kallis (SA)

15 May 1999
Scorecard
 Kenya
229/7 (50 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
231/5 (41 overs)
Alpesh Vadher 54 (90)
Neil Johnson 4/42 (10 overs)
Neil Johnson 59 (70)
Maurice Odumbe 2/39 (7 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 5 wickets
County Ground, Taunton, England
Umpires: Doug Cowie (NZ) and Javed Akhtar (PAK)
Player of the match: Neil Johnson (ZIM)

18 May 1999
Scorecard
 Kenya
203 (49.4 overs)
v
 England
204/1 (39 overs)
Steve Tikolo 71 (141)
Darren Gough 4/34 (10 overs)
Nasser Hussain 88* (127)
Thomas Odoyo 1/65 (10 overs)
England won by 9 wickets
St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury, England
Umpires: KT Francis (SL) and Rudi Koertzen (SA)
Player of the match: Steve Tikolo (KEN)

19 May 1999
Scorecard
 Zimbabwe
252 (50 overs)
v
 India
249 (45 overs)
Andy Flower 68* (120)
Javagal Srinath 2/35 (10 overs)
Sadagoppan Ramesh 55 (77)
Henry Olonga 3/22 (4 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 3 runs
Grace Road, Leicester, England
Umpires: David Orchard (SA) and Peter Willey (ENG)
Player of the match: Grant Flower (ZIM)

19 May 1999
Scorecard
 South Africa
199/9 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
110 (35.2 overs)
Daryl Cullinan 49 (82)
Muttiah Muralitharan 3/25 (10 overs)
Roshan Mahanama 36 (71)
Lance Klusener 3/21 (5.2 overs)
South Africa won by 89 runs
County Ground, Northampton, England
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and Steve Dunne (NZ)
Player of the match: Lance Klusener (SA)

22 May 1999
Scorecard
 South Africa
225/7 (50 overs)
v
 England
103 (41 overs)
Herschelle Gibbs 60 (99)
Alan Mullally 2/28 (10 overs)
Neil Fairbrother 21 (44)
Steve Elworthy 2/24 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 122 runs
Kennington Oval, London, England
Umpires: Steve Dunne (NZ) and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan (IND)
Player of the match: Lance Klusener (SA)

22 May 1999
Scorecard
 Zimbabwe
197/9 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
198/6 (46 overs)
Grant Flower 42 (69)
Pramodya Wickramasinghe 3/30 (10 overs)
Marvan Atapattu 54 (90)
Guy Whittall 3/35 (10 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets
County Ground, New Road, England
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and David Shepherd (ENG)
Player of the match: Marvan Atapattu (SL)

23 May 1999
Scorecard
 India
329/2 (50 overs)
v
 Kenya
235/7 (50 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 140 (101)
Martin Suji 1/26 (10 overs)
Steve Tikolo 58 (75)
Debashish Mohanty 4/56 (10 overs)
India won by 94 runs
County Ground, Bristol, England
Umpires: Doug Cowie (NZ) and Ian Robinson (ZIM)
Player of the match: Sachin Tendulkar (IND)

25 May 1999
Scorecard
 Zimbabwe
167/8 (50 overs)
v
 England
168/3 (38.3 overs)
Grant Flower 35 (90)
Alan Mullally 2/16 (10 overs)
Graham Thorpe 62 (80)
Mpumelelo Mbangwa 2/28 (7 overs)
England won by 7 wickets
Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and Darrell Hair (AUS)
Player of the match: Alan Mullally (ENG)

26 May 1999
Scorecard
 Kenya
152 (44.3 overs)
v
 South Africa
153/3 (41 overs)
Ravindu Shah 50 (64)
Lance Klusener 5/21 (8.3 overs)
Jacques Kallis 44* (81)
Maurice Odumbe 1/15 (7 overs)
South Africa won by 7 wickets
VRA Ground, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Umpires: Doug Cowie (NZ) and Peter Willey (ENG)
Player of the match: Lance Klusener (SA)

26 May 1999
Scorecard
 India
373/6 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
216 (42.3 overs)
Sourav Ganguly 183 (158)
Pramodya Wickramasinghe 3/65 (10 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 56 (74)
Robin Singh 5/13 (9.3 overs)
India won by 157 runs
County Ground, Taunton, England
Umpires: Steve Dunne (NZ) and David Shepherd (ENG)
Player of the match: Sourav Ganguly (IND)

29–30 May 1999
Scorecard
 India
232/8 (50 overs)
v
 England
169 (45.2 overs)
Rahul Dravid 53 (82)
Mark Ealham 2/28 (10 overs)
Graham Thorpe 36 (57)
Sourav Ganguly 3/27 (8 overs)
India won by 63 runs
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
Umpires: Darrell Hair (AUS) and Javed Akhtar (PAK)
Player of the match: Sourav Ganguly (IND)

29 May 1999
Scorecard
 Zimbabwe
233/6 (50 overs)
v
 South Africa
185 (47.2 overs)
Neil Johnson 76 (117)
Allan Donald 3/41 (10 overs)
Lance Klusener 52* (58)
Neil Johnson 3/27 (8 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 48 runs
County Ground, Chelmsford, England
Umpires: David Shepherd (ENG) and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan (IND)
Player of the match: Neil Johnson (ZIM)

30 May 1999
Scorecard
 Sri Lanka
275/8 (50 overs)
v
 Kenya
230/6 (50 overs)
Marvan Atapattu 52 (67)
Thomas Odoyo 3/56 (10 overs)
Maurice Odumbe 82 (95)
Chaminda Vaas 2/26 (7 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 45 runs
County Ground, Southampton, England
Umpires: David Orchard (SA) and Peter Willey (ENG)
Player of the match: Maurice Odumbe (KEN)

Group B Table[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L NR T NRR PCF
 Pakistan 8 5 4 1 0 0 0.51 4
 Australia 6 5 3 2 0 0 0.73 0
 New Zealand 6 5 3 2 0 0 0.58 2
 West Indies 6 5 3 2 0 0 0.50 N/A
 Bangladesh 4 5 2 3 0 0 −0.52 N/A
 Scotland 0 5 0 5 0 0 −1.93 N/A

Group B Results[edit]

16 May 1999
Scorecard
 Scotland
181/7 (50 overs)
v
 Australia
182/4 (44.5 overs)
Gavin Hamilton 34 (42)
Shane Warne 3/39 (10 overs)
Mark Waugh 67 (114)
Nick Dyer 2/43 (10 overs)
Australia won by 6 wickets
County Ground, New Road, England
Umpires: Steve Dunne (NZ) and Peter Willey (ENG)
Player of the match: Mark Waugh (AUS)

16 May 1999
Scorecard
 Pakistan
229/8 (50 overs)
v
 West Indies
202 (48.5 overs)
Wasim Akram 43 (29)
Courtney Walsh 3/28 (10 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 77 (96)
Abdul Razzaq 3/32 (10 overs)
Pakistan won by 27 runs
County Ground, Bristol, England
Umpires: Darrell Hair (AUS) and David Orchard (SA)
Player of the match: Azhar Mahmood (PAK)

17 May 1999
Scorecard
 Bangladesh
116 (37.4 overs)
v
 New Zealand
117/4 (33 overs)
Enamul Haque 19 (41)
Chris Cairns 3/19 (7 overs)
Matt Horne 35 (86)
Naimur Rahman 1/5 (2 overs)
New Zealand won by 6 wickets
County Ground, Chelmsford, England
Umpires: Ian Robinson (ZIM) and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan (IND)
Player of the match: Gavin Larsen (NZ)

20 May 1999
Scorecard
 Australia
213/8 (50 overs)
v
 New Zealand
214/5 (45.2 overs)
Darren Lehmann 76 (94)
Geoff Allott 4/37 (10 overs)
Roger Twose 80* (99)
Damien Fleming 2/43 (8.2 overs)
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales
Umpires: Javed Akhtar (PAK) and David Shepherd (ENG)
Player of the match: Roger Twose (NZ)

20 May 1999
Scorecard
 Pakistan
261/6 (50 overs)
v
 Scotland
167 (38.5 overs)
Yousuf Youhana 81* (119)
Gavin Hamilton 2/36 (10 overs)
Gavin Hamilton 76 (111)
Shoaib Akhtar 3/11 (6 overs)
Pakistan won by 94 runs
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street, England
Umpires: Doug Cowie (NZ) and Ian Robinson (ZIM)
Player of the match: Yousuf Youhana (PAK)

21 May 1999
Scorecard
 Bangladesh
182 (49.2 overs)
v
 West Indies
183/3 (46.3 overs)
Mehrab Hossain 64 (129)
Courtney Walsh 4/25 (10 overs)
Jimmy Adams 53* (82)
Minhajul Abedin 1/28 (7 overs)
West Indies won by 7 wickets
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin, Ireland
Umpires: KT Francis (SL) and Darrell Hair (AUS)
Player of the match: Courtney Walsh (WI)

23 May 1999
Scorecard
 Pakistan
275/8 (50 overs)
v
 Australia
265 (49.5 overs)
Inzamam-ul-Haq 81 (104)
Damien Fleming 2/37 (10 overs)
Michael Bevan 61 (80)
Wasim Akram 4/40 (9.5 overs)
Pakistan won by 10 runs
Headingley, Leeds, England
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen (SA) and Peter Willey (ENG)
Player of the match: Inzamam-ul-Haq (PAK)

24 May 1999
Scorecard
 Bangladesh
185/9 (50 overs)
v
 Scotland
163 (46.2 overs)
Minhajul Abedin 68* (116)
John Blain 4/37 (10 overs)
Gavin Hamilton 63 (71)
Hasibul Hossain 2/26 (8 overs)
Bangladesh won by 22 runs
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Raeburn Place, Scotland
Umpires: KT Francis (SL) and David Orchard (SA)
Player of the match: Minhajul Abedin (BAN)

24 May 1999
Scorecard
 New Zealand
156 (48.1 overs)
v
 West Indies
158/3 (44.2 overs)
Craig McMillan 32 (78)
Mervyn Dillon 4/46 (9.1 overs)
Ridley Jacobs 80* (131)
Chris Harris 1/19 (8 overs)
West Indies won by 7 wickets
County Ground, Southampton, England
Umpires: Javed Akhtar (PAK) and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan (IND)
Player of the match: Ridley Jacobs (WI)

27 May 1999
Scorecard
 Bangladesh
178/7 (50 overs)
v
 Australia
181/3 (19.5 overs)
Minhajul Abedin 53* (99)
Tom Moody 3/25 (10 overs)
Adam Gilchrist 63 (39)
Enamul Haque 2/40 (5 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street, England
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and David Orchard (SA)
Player of the match: Tom Moody (AUS)

27 May 1999
Scorecard
 Scotland
68 (31.3 overs)
v
 West Indies
70/2 (10.1 overs)
Gavin Hamilton 24* (82)
Courtney Walsh 3/7 (7 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 30* (30)
John Blain 2/36 (5.1 overs)
West Indies won by 8 wickets
Grace Road, Leicester, England
Umpires: Javed Akhtar (PAK) and Ian Robinson (ZIM)
Player of the match: Courtney Walsh (WI)

28 May 1999
Scorecard
 Pakistan
269/8 (50 overs)
v
 New Zealand
207/8 (50 overs)
Inzamam-ul-Haq 73* (61)
Geoff Allott 4/64 (10 overs)
Stephen Fleming 69 (100)
Azhar Mahmood 3/38 (10 overs)
Pakistan won by 62 runs
County Road, Derby, England
Umpires: KT Francis (SL) and Rudi Koertzen (SA)
Player of the match: Inzamam-ul-Haq (PAK)

30 May 1999
Scorecard
 West Indies
110 (46.4 overs)
v
 Australia
111/4 (40.4 overs)
Ridley Jacobs 49* (142)
Glenn McGrath 5/14 (8.4 overs)
Adam Gilchrist 21 (36)
Curtly Ambrose 3/31 (10 overs)
Australia won by 6 wickets
Old Trafford, Manchester, England
Umpires: Steve Dunne (NZ) and KT Francis (SL)
Player of the match: Glenn McGrath (AUS)

31 May 1999
Scorecard
 Bangladesh
223/9 (50 overs)
v
 Pakistan
161 (44.3 overs)
Akram Khan 42 (66)
Saqlain Mushtaq 5/35 (10 overs)
Wasim Akram 29 (52)
Khaled Mahmud 3/31 (10 overs)
Bangladesh won by 62 runs
County Ground, Northampton, England
Umpires: Doug Cowie (NZ) and Darrell Hair (AUS)
Player of the match: Khaled Mahmud (BAN)

31 May 1999
Scorecard
 Scotland
121 (42.1 overs)
v
 New Zealand
123/4 (17.5 overs)
Ian Stanger 27 (58)
Chris Harris 4/7 (3.1 overs)
Roger Twose 54* (49)
John Blain 3/53 (7 overs)
New Zealand won by 6 wickets
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Raeburn Place, Scotland
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen (SA) and Ian Robinson (ZIM)
Player of the match: Geoff Allott (NZ)

Super Six stage[edit]

This stage was among the most viewed segments of the tournament, as India and Pakistan were officially at war during their cricket match, the only time this has ever happened in the history of the sport.

Super Six Table[edit]

Points Carried Forward (PCF) only applied to the 6 teams which progressed from the Group Stage of the tournament, those points were the number of points scored against their fellow qualifiers from their respective groups. Points carried forward did not change once in the Super Sixes.

Team Pts Pld W L NR T NRR PCF
 Pakistan 6 5 3 2 0 0 0.65 4
 Australia 6 5 3 2 0 0 0.36 0
 South Africa 6 5 3 2 0 0 0.17 2
 New Zealand 5 5 2 2 1 0 −0.52 2
 Zimbabwe 5 5 2 2 1 0 −0.79 4
 India 2 5 1 4 0 0 −0.15 0

Super Six results[edit]

4 June 1999
Scorecard
 Australia
282/6 (50 overs)
v
 India
205 (48.2 overs)
Mark Waugh 83 (99)
Robin Singh 2/43 (7 overs)
Ajay Jadeja 100* (138)
Glenn McGrath 3/34 (10 overs)
Australia won by 77 runs
Kennington Oval, London, England
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and Peter Willey (ENG)
Player of the match: Glenn McGrath (AUS)

5 June 1999
Scorecard
 Pakistan
220/7 (50 overs)
v
 South Africa
221/7 (49 overs)
Moin Khan 63 (56)
Steve Elworthy 2/23 (10 overs)
Jacques Kallis 54 (98)
Azhar Mahmood 3/24 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 3 wickets
Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England
Umpires: Darrell Hair (AUS) and David Shepherd (ENG)
Player of the match: Lance Klusener (SA)

6–7 June 1999
Scorecard
 Zimbabwe
175 (49.3 overs)
v
 New Zealand
70/3 (15 overs)
Murray Goodwin 57 (90)
Chris Cairns 3/24 (6.3 overs)
Matt Horne 35 (35)
Guy Whittall 1/9 (3 overs)
No Result
Headingley, Leeds, England
Umpires: David Orchard (SA) and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan (IND)
  • Rain interrupted play when 36 overs of Zimbabwean innings had been bowled. No play was possible on reserve day.

8 June 1999
Scorecard
 India
227/6 (50 overs)
v
 Pakistan
180 (45.3 overs)
Rahul Dravid 61 (89)
Wasim Akram 2/27 (10 overs)
Inzamam-Ul-Haq 41 (93)
Venkatesh Prasad 5/27 (9.3 overs)
India won by 47 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester, England
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and David Shepherd (ENG)
Player of the match: Venkatesh Prasad (IND)

9 June 1999
Scorecard
 Australia
303/4 (50 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
259/6 (50 overs)
Mark Waugh 104 (120)
Neil Johnson 2/43 (8 overs)
Neil Johnson 132* (144)
Paul Reiffel 3/55 (10 overs)
Australia won by 44 runs
Lord's, London, England
Umpires: Doug Cowie (NZ) and Rudi Koertzen (SA)
Player of the match: Neil Johnson (ZIM)

10 June 1999
Scorecard
 South Africa
287/5 (50 overs)
v
 New Zealand
213/8 (50 overs)
Herschelle Gibbs 91 (118)
Nathan Astle 1/29 (6 overs)
Stephen Fleming 42 (64)
Jacques Kallis 2/15 (6 overs)
South Africa won by 74 runs
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
Umpires: Ian Robinson (ZIM) and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan (IND)
Player of the match: Jacques Kallis (SA)

11 June 1999
Scorecard
 Pakistan
271/9 (50 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
123 (40.3 overs)
Saeed Anwar 103 (144)
Henry Olonga 2/38 (5 overs)
Neil Johnson 54 (94)
Saqlain Mushtaq 3/16 (6.3 overs)
Pakistan won by 148 runs
Kennington Oval, London, England
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and David Orchard (SA)
Player of the match: Saeed Anwar (PAK)

12 June 1999
Scorecard
 India
251/6 (50 overs)
v
 New Zealand
253/5 (48.2 overs)
Ajay Jadeja 76 (103)
Chris Cairns 2/44 (10 overs)
Matt Horne 74 (116)
Debashish Mohanty 2/41 (10 overs)
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England
Umpires: Darrell Hair (AUS) and David Shepherd (ENG)
Player of the match: Roger Twose (NZ)

13 June 1999
Scorecard
 South Africa
271/7 (50 overs)
v
 Australia
272/5 (49.4 overs)
Herschelle Gibbs 101 (134)
Damien Fleming 3/57 (10 overs)
Steve Waugh 120* (110)
Steve Elworthy 2/46 (10 overs)
Australia won by 5 wickets
Headingley, Leeds, England
Umpires: Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan (IND) and Peter Willey (ENG)
Player of the match: Steve Waugh (AUS)

Semi-finals[edit]

Semi-finals Final
16 June – Old Trafford, Manchester
  New Zealand 241/7  
  Pakistan 242/1  
 
20 June – Lord's, London
      Pakistan 132
    Australia 133/2
17 June – Edgbaston, Birmingham
  Australia 213
  South Africa 213  

1st Semi-Final[edit]

16 June 1999
Scorecard
New Zealand 
241/7 (50 overs)
v
Pakistan 
242/1 (47.3 overs)
Roger Twose 46 (83)
Shoaib Akhtar 3/55 (10 overs)
Saeed Anwar 113* (148)
Chris Cairns 1/33 (8 overs)
Pakistan win by 9 wickets
Old Trafford, Manchester, England
Umpires: Darrell Hair (AUS) and Peter Willey (ENG)
Player of the match: Shoaib Akhtar (PAK)

2nd Semi-Final[edit]

17 June 1999
Scorecard
Australia 
213 (49.2 overs)
v
South Africa 
213 (49.4 overs)
Michael Bevan 65 (101)
Shaun Pollock 5/36 (9.2 overs)
Jacques Kallis 53 (92)
Shane Warne 4/29 (10 overs)
Match tied
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
Umpires: David Shepherd (ENG) and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan (IND)
Player of the match: Shane Warne (AUS)
  • Australia progressed to the final because they finished higher in the super six table than South Africa due to a superior net run rate.

Final[edit]

20 June 1999
Scorecard
 Pakistan
132 (39 overs)
v
 Australia
133/2 (20.1 overs)
Ijaz Ahmed 22 (46)
Shane Warne 4/33 (9 overs)
Adam Gilchrist 54 (36)
Saqlain Mushtaq 1/21 (4.1 overs)
Australia won by 8 wickets
Lord's, London, England
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and David Shepherd (ENG)
Player of the match: Shane Warne (AUS)

Statistics[edit]

Lance Klusener of South Africa was declared the Player of the Tournament. Rahul Dravid of India scored most runs (461) in the tournament. Geoff Allott of New Zealand and Shane Warne of Australia tied each other for most wickets taken (20) in the tournament. [1]

Controversies[edit]

A controversial new type of cricket ball, the white ‘Duke’, was introduced for the first time in the 1999 World Cup. Despite claims from makers British Cricket Balls Ltd that the balls behaved identically to the balls used in previous World Cups,[2] they were proven to be harder and to swing significantly more.[3]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "ICC World Cup, 1999, Final". Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 21 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-29. 
  2. ^ "The swinging Duke is not all it seams". The Independent (London). 9 May 1999. 
  3. ^ "Why white is the thing for swing". The Guardian (London). 14 May 1999. 

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