1999 Cricket World Cup Final

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1999 ICC Cricket World Cup Final
Event 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup
Australia Pakistan
Australia Pakistan
133/2 132
20.1 overs 39 overs
Date 20 June 1999
Venue Lord's Cricket Ground, London, England
Player of the Match Shane Warne
Player of the Tournament Lance Klusener
Umpires Steve Bucknor and David Shepherd
Attendance 30,000
1996
2003

The final of the 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup was played at Lord's, London on 20 June 1999. This was the fourth time Lord's had hosted the final of an ICC Cricket World Cup, previously hosting finals in 1975, 1979 and 1983. Australia won their second title by defeating Pakistan by 8 wickets in the final. Shane Warne was declared Man of the Match. There are rumours that money was involved in the fixing of this match.[citation needed]

Details[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 win by 8 wickets
Lord's,
Umpires: David Shepherd and Steve Bucknor
Player of the match: Shane Warne

The Match[edit]

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat. In a fine bowling display, Australia bundled out Pakistan for a score of 132. Pakistan failed to build any substantial partnerships. The pick of the bowlers was Shane Warne who took 4 wickets for 33 runs from nine overs.When the men in yellow came out to bat Adam Gilchrist made a mockery of the Pakistani bowlers scoring 54 of 36 balls. Australia won the match by 20.1 overs losing just two wickets. Warne won the man of the match award and Steve Waugh lifted the world cup. This match is the shortest final played till date.

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