1999 ICC World Cup WINNER
Australia
Year
1999
Runner up
Pakistan
Host
United Kingdom and Netherlands
  • Most Runs
    Rahul Dravid
    461 runs
  • Most Wickets
    Geoff Allott
    20 wickets
  • Player of the series
    Lance Klusener

Australia emerged victorious in a one-sided final where they defeated Pakistan by eight wickets. Leg-spinner Shane Warne was the wrecker-in-chief as he took four wickets giving away just 33 runs.

Warne was ably supported by Glenn McGrath and Tom Moody, who claimed two wickets apiece. Warne was declared player of the match in the final.

Wasim Akram's Pakistan were never in the game as they had no answer to the Australian bowlers and got bowled out for a meagre 132 runs. Ijaz Ahmed top scored with 22 runs.

Australia chased down the small target in 20.1 overs. Adam Gilchrist made a quick-fire 54 off 36 that included eight fours and a six. Mark Waugh remained unbeaten on 37. The winning runs were hit by Darren Lehmann.

Earlier, the second semi-final between Australia and South Africa ended in a nail-biting tie at Birmingham. Australia came from behind to run out Allan Donald when South Africa needed just one run from three balls.

Lance Klusener remained unbeaten on 31 from 16 as his efforts went in vain. Australia marched ahead to the final as they finished higher in the 'Super 6' table.

World Cup 1999 Points Table

No Teams P W L T NR Pts
1 South Africa 5 4 1 0 0 8
2 India 5 3 2 0 0 6
3 Zimbabwe 5 3 2 0 0 6
4 England 5 3 2 0 0 6
5 Sri Lanka 5 2 3 0 0 4
6 Kenya 5 0 5 0 0 0
No Teams P W L T NR Pts
1 Pakistan 5 4 1 0 0 8
2 Australia 5 3 2 0 0 6
3 New Zealand 5 3 2 0 0 6
4 West Indies 5 3 2 0 0 6
5 Bangladesh 5 2 3 0 0 4
6 Scotland 5 0 5 0 0 0

World Cup 1999 Matches

May 14 1999, Fri
England Vs Sri Lanka, Match 1
Lord's, London
207/2 - 204/10
England beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets
May 15 1999, Sat
India Vs South Africa, Match 2
County Ground, Hove
253/5 - 254/6
South Africa beat India by 4 wickets
May 15 1999, Sat
Kenya Vs Zimbabwe, Match 3
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
229/7 - 231/5
Zimbabwe beat Kenya by 5 wickets
May 16 1999, Sun
Australia Vs Scotland, Match 4
County Ground, New Road, Worcester
182/4 - 181/7
Australia beat Scotland by 6 wickets
May 16 1999, Sun
Pakistan Vs West Indies, Match 5
County Ground, Bristol
229/8 - 202/10
Pakistan beat West Indies by 27 runs
May 17 1999, Mon
Bangladesh Vs New Zealand, Match 6
County Ground, Chelmsford
116/10 - 117/4
New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 6 wickets
May 18 1999, Tue
England Vs Kenya, Match 7
St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
204/1 - 203/10
England beat Kenya by 9 wickets
May 19 1999, Wed
India Vs Zimbabwe, Match 8
Grace Road, Leicester
249/10 - 252/9
Zimbabwe beat India by 3 runs
May 19 1999, Wed
South Africa Vs Sri Lanka, Match 9
County Ground, Northampton
199/9 - 110/10
South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 89 runs
May 20 1999, Thu
Australia Vs New Zealand, Match 10
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
213/8 - 214/5
New Zealand beat Australia by 5 wickets
May 20 1999, Thu
Pakistan Vs Scotland, Match 11
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
261/6 - 167/10
Pakistan beat Scotland by 94 runs
May 21 1999, Fri
Bangladesh Vs West Indies, Match 12
Castle Avenue, Dublin
182/10 - 183/3
West Indies beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets
May 22 1999, Sat
England Vs South Africa, Match 13
The Oval, London
103/10 - 225/7
South Africa beat England by 122 runs
May 22 1999, Sat
Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe, Match 14
County Ground, New Road, Worcester
198/6 - 197/9
Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 4 wickets
May 23 1999, Sun
India Vs Kenya, Match 15
County Ground, Bristol
329/2 - 235/7
India beat Kenya by 94 runs
May 23 1999, Sun
Australia Vs Pakistan, Match 16
Headingley, Leeds
265/10 - 275/8
Pakistan beat Australia by 10 runs
May 24 1999, Mon
Scotland Vs Bangladesh, Match 17
Grange Cricket Club, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
163/10 - 185/9
Bangladesh beat Scotland by 22 runs
May 24 1999, Mon
New Zealand Vs West Indies, Match 18
County Ground, Southampton
156/10 - 158/3
West Indies beat New Zealand by 7 wickets
May 25 1999, Tue
England Vs Zimbabwe, Match 19
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
168/3 - 167/8
England beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets
May 26 1999, Wed
Kenya Vs South Africa, Match 20
VRA Ground, Amstelveen
152/10 - 153/3
South Africa beat Kenya by 7 wickets
May 26 1999, Wed
India Vs Sri Lanka, Match 21
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
373/6 - 216/10
India beat Sri Lanka by 157 runs
May 27 1999, Thu
Australia Vs Bangladesh, Match 22
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
181/3 - 178/7
Australia beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets
May 27 1999, Thu
Scotland Vs West Indies, Match 23
Grace Road, Leicester
68/10 - 70/2
West Indies beat Scotland by 8 wickets
May 28 1999, Fri
New Zealand Vs Pakistan, Match 24
County Ground, Derby
207/8 - 269/8
Pakistan beat New Zealand by 62 runs
May 29 1999, Sat
England Vs India, Match 25
Edgbaston, Birmingham
169/10 - 232/8
India beat England by 63 runs
May 29 1999, Sat
South Africa Vs Zimbabwe, Match 26
County Ground, Chelmsford
185/10 - 233/6
Zimbabwe beat South Africa by 48 runs
May 30 1999, Sun
Kenya Vs Sri Lanka, Match 27
County Ground, Southampton
230/6 - 275/8
Sri Lanka beat Kenya by 45 runs
May 30 1999, Sun
Australia Vs West Indies, Match 28
Old Trafford, Manchester
111/4 - 110/10
Australia beat West Indies by 6 wickets
May 31 1999, Mon
Bangladesh Vs Pakistan, Match 29
County Ground, Northampton
223/9 - 161/10
Bangladesh beat Pakistan by 62 runs
May 31 1999, Mon
Scotland Vs New Zealand, Match 30
Grange Cricket Club, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
121/10 - 123/4
New Zealand beat Scotland by 6 wickets
Jun 04 1999, Fri
Australia Vs India, Super - Match 1
The Oval, London
282/6 - 205/10
Australia beat India by 77 runs
Jun 05 1999, Sat
Pakistan Vs South Africa, Super - Match 2
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
220/7 - 221/7
South Africa beat Pakistan by 3 wickets
Jun 06 1999, Sun
New Zealand Vs Zimbabwe, Super - Match 3
Headingley, Leeds
70/3 - 175/10
Match Abandoned
Jun 08 1999, Tue
India Vs Pakistan, Super - Match 4
Old Trafford, Manchester
227/6 - 180/10
India beat Pakistan by 47 runs
Jun 09 1999, Wed
Australia Vs Zimbabwe, Super - Match 5
Lord's, London
303/4 - 259/6
Australia beat Zimbabwe by 44 runs
Jun 10 1999, Thu
New Zealand Vs South Africa, Super - Match 6
Edgbaston, Birmingham
213/8 - 287/5
South Africa beat New Zealand by 74 runs
Jun 11 1999, Fri
Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe, Super - Match 7
The Oval, London
271/9 - 123/10
Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 148 runs
Jun 12 1999, Sat
India Vs New Zealand, Super - Match 8
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
251/6 - 253/5
New Zealand beat India by 5 Wickets
Jun 13 1999, Sun
Australia Vs South Africa, Super - Match 9
Headingley, Leeds
272/5 - 271/7
Australia beat South Africa by 5 wickets
Jun 16 1999, Wed
New Zealand Vs Pakistan, 1st Semi Final
Old Trafford, Manchester
241/7 - 242/1
Pakistan beat New Zealand by 9 wickets
Jun 17 1999, Thu
Australia Vs South Africa, 2nd Semi Final
Edgbaston, Birmingham
213/10 - 213/10
Australia tied with South Africa
Jun 20 1999, Sun
Australia Vs Pakistan, Final
Lord's, London
133/2 - 132/10
Australia beat Pakistan by 8 wickets
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