ICC World Cup, 1999 / Wicket commentary

ICC World Cup - Final

Australia v Pakistan

Australia won by 8 wickets (with 179 balls remaining)

4.4

McGrath to Wajahatullah Wasti, OUT, prodding his bat at it, trying to glide it away to the 3rd man, wide of the slips, but he doesn't account for the gymnastics of Mark Waugh, leaping to his right from 2nd slip

Wajahatullah Wasti c ME Waugh b McGrath 1 (20m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.14

Pakistan 21/1   * (b)   GD McGrath 2.4-0-5-1

5.1

Fleming to Saeed Anwar, OUT, inseamer to the left hander, Fleming around the wicket, Saeed trying a cover drive, inside edge onto middle and off stump

Saeed Anwar b Fleming 15 (26m 17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 88.23

Pakistan 21/2   * (b)   DW Fleming 2.1-0-15-1

19.4

Moody to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, puts this one into the covers, but dispatches himself instead, onto the front foot, driving, the captain dives forward and rolls taking a good clean catch low to the ground

Abdul Razzaq c SR Waugh b Moody 17 (67m 51b 2x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Pakistan 68/3   * (b)   TM Moody 3.4-0-14-1

23.4

Warne to Ijaz Ahmed, OUT, leg spinner, pitched up a little, on the leg stump, Ijaz onto the back foot for some reason, trying to defend, misses, into the off stump, fantastic delivery

Ijaz Ahmed b Warne 22 (79m 46b 2x4 0x6) SR: 47.82

Pakistan 77/4   * (b)   SK Warne 1.4-0-3-1

27.1

Warne to Moin Khan, OUT, pushing at it wide of the off stump, trying to play it into the pads, faint outside edge, Moin isn't happy, but Bucky the Batsman Slayer gives him

Moin Khan c †Gilchrist b Warne 6 (16m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Pakistan 91/5   * (b)   SK Warne 3.1-0-10-2

30.1

Reiffel to Inzamam-ul-Haq, OUT, coming forward outside the off stump, playing the defence close to the pad, ball makes have just shaved the outside edge, Sheppy gives it, Inzamam isn't happy and is going to double the time it takes to walk to the pavilion

Inzamam-ul-Haq c †Gilchrist b Reiffel 15 (47m 33b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

Pakistan 104/6   * (b)   PR Reiffel 9.1-1-27-1

31.6

Warne to Shahid Afridi, OUT, he was playing a sweep virtually every ball, and so indeed he gets out to it, ball was pitched up, bat goes over the top of it, into the pads, Bucknor nods his head before raising the finger after the trademarked pause

Shahid Afridi lbw b Warne 13 (22m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 81.25

Pakistan 113/7   Azhar Mahmood 2* (5b)   SK Warne 6-0-25-3

36.6

Moody to Azhar Mahmood, OUT, trying to drive on the off side, but didn't keep it on the ground, perhaps deceived by the usual lack of pace from Moody, Moody bends down the mile to catch it near the ankles

Azhar Mahmood c & b Moody 8 (32m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 47.05

Pakistan 129/8   Wasim Akram 8* (18b 1x6)   TM Moody 5-0-17-2

37.2

Warne to Wasim Akram, OUT, swinging trying to loft over the mid wicket on one knee, only problem was that it wasn't high enough and went straight to the fielder, more than a minor problem that

Wasim Akram c SR Waugh b Warne 8 (23m 20b 0x4 1x6) SR: 40.00

Pakistan 129/9   * (b)   SK Warne 8.2-1-31-4

38.6

McGrath to Saqlain Mushtaq, OUT, short and at the chest, trying to defend it away, does so, but there's a brilliant catch by Ponting at the 3rd slip, leaping a huge distance forward and to his right, ball sticks in his right hand

Saqlain Mushtaq c Ponting b McGrath 0 (10m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 132/10   Shoaib Akhtar 2* (6b)   GD McGrath 9-3-13-2
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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Photos

Jun 20, 1999

Ricky Ponting celebrates Australia's victory, Australia v Pakistan, Final, World Cup, Birmingham, June 20, 1999

Ricky Ponting celebrates Australia's victory

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Jun 20, 1999

Michael Bevan, Adam Gilchrist and Steve Waugh hold the World Cup trophy, Australia v Pakistan, World Cup final, Lord's, June 20, 1999

Michael Bevan, Adam Gilchrist and Steve Waugh hold the World Cup trophy

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