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A word in your ear

Mar 7, 2015: When Bob Woolmer and Hansie Cronje fell foul of the ICC in their attempt to use technology to help their communication

Martin Williamson

How the World Cup became a commercial hit

Feb 5, 2015: The relatively modest sums from the first three World Cups were overshadowed by the sale of TV rights in subsequent editions

Martin Williamson

World Cup No. 7: the big story

The start of something big

Jan 28, 2015: The 1999 World Cup was the first under the ICC's control but it also served as a wake-up call for cricket's governing body in managing itself and world cricket better

Andrew Miller

Men of the Finals

Who could ever be surprised by Mr Warne?

Jan 7, 2015: Always mesmerising, Warne shook off ordinary form in the early stages of the 1999 World Cup with a magical spell in the semis and a masterful one in the final

Scotland's wasted chance

Dec 31, 2014: Participation in 1999 was an opportunity to boost cricket's profile in the country - one the cricket board didn't take, leading to a long period in the wilderness

Tim Wigmore


'The birth of the chokers tag'

Nov 27, 2014: Daryll Cullinan remembers feeling stunned at the end of the tied 1999 World Cup semi-final

As told to Firdose Moonda


The greatest one-dayer and other tales

Nov 1, 2014: The confusion of the league stage was all but forgotten by the time the last ball was bowled in the semi-final at Edgbaston


Australia lay the first brick of the treble

Oct 31, 2014: Shane Warne was in the thick of the action once again as Australia ruthlessly ran over Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup final at Lord's


Glenn McGrath's words of doom

Oct 31, 2014: Pidge does his take on Veni, Vidi, Vici against West Indies at Old Trafford in 1999


South Africa flunk the Johnson test

Oct 31, 2014: A gifted allrounder at the heart of possibly Zimbabwe's best one-day side pulled the rug from under South Africa's feet in 1999


The Taunton rampage

Oct 31, 2014: Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly paired up and took Sri Lanka to the cleaners in 1999, merrily breaking a few records on the way


Warne's magic ball, and a bizarre tie

Oct 31, 2014: Shane Warne's heroics helped Australia tie the teams' 1999 semi-final, possibly the greatest ODI of them all

Greatest Teams

One-day giants

Dec 1, 2011: Five one-day international sides that have left a lasting mark on the game

George Dobell

Australia v South Africa, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 1999

Swing wild, sweet game

Oct 8, 2009: A match full of the paralysing, see-sawing zing of true competition

Rob Steen

Cricinfo XI

The devil is in the detail

Apr 5, 2007: Martin Williamson on XI events which suffered through poor planning ... or were just daft to start with

Martin Williamson

Great Moments

Need for speed

Mar 11, 2007: How a top-edged six made Shoaib a star

Dileep Premachandran

Great Moments

An incredible finale to the greatest game

Mar 1, 2007: When it came to the crunch, with Australia seemingly down for the count, South Africa lost their nerve

Peter English

Top Performances

Attack of the pigeon

Feb 28, 2007: When Glenn McGrath put his money where his mouth was

Peter English

Great Moments

Another magic ball

Feb 26, 2007: When called upon, Shane Warne pushed thoughts of retirement away with a bravura spell

Peter English

Top Performances

Shoaib shatters the Kiwis

Feb 24, 2007: The Rawalpindi Express shows fast bowling is supposed to be just that - fast

Jamie Alter
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Tournament Results
Australia v Pakistan at Lord's - Jun 20, 1999
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 179 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Birmingham - Jun 17, 1999
Match tied
New Zealand v Pakistan at Manchester - Jun 16, 1999
Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Leeds - Jun 13, 1999
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
India v New Zealand at Nottingham - Jun 12, 1999
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
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