1999 ICC World Cup
Runner up
United Kingdom and Netherlands
Most Runs
Rahul Dravid
461 runs
Most Wickets
Geoff Allott
New Zealand
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. Team M W L T PTS NR
1 South Africa 5 4 1 0 8 0
2 India 5 3 2 0 6 0
3 Zimbabwe 5 3 2 0 6 0
4 England 5 3 2 0 6 0
5 Sri Lanka 5 2 3 0 4 0
6 Kenya 5 0 5 0 0 0
World Cup 1999 Matches