The 1999 World Cup will forever be remembered for the most thrilling (and heartbreaking, if you're South African) one-day game ever. It was also the first World Cup where Australia looked unstoppable - nowhere best exemplified than in the final, where they ran roughshod over Pakistan. The world's top Test team were crowned ODI leaders, uniting the two forms of cricket into one undisputed title for the first time since West Indies lost their invincibility in the last Lord's final 16 years before...More »
|R Dravid (India)||8||461||145||65.85||85.52|
|SR Waugh (Aus)||10||398||120*||79.60||77.73|
|SC Ganguly (India)||7||379||183||54.14||81.15|
|ME Waugh (Aus)||10||375||104||41.66||76.21|
|Saeed Anwar (Pak)||10||368||113*||40.88||72.01|
|GI Allott (NZ)||9||20||4/37||16.25||3.70|
|SK Warne (Aus)||10||20||4/29||18.05||3.82|
|GD McGrath (Aus)||10||18||5/14||20.38||3.83|
|L Klusener (SA)||9||17||5/21||20.58||4.61|
|Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak)||10||17||5/35||22.29||4.52|
Warnie does for Gibbs Herschelle Gibbs was making the chase more comfortable with each ball he faced. After 10 overs Waugh was desperate. He called for Warne. Warne's opening over went for three and he had to wait for his eighth ball to strike. Drifting outside Gibbs' pads, it turned sharply past the batsman and removed the off bail. Warne roared, and Gibbs, like Mike Gatting, was silent and confused. Warne was suddenly charged to full power and Gary Kirsten and Hansie Cronje fell in his next seven balls, surging Australia back into the contest...
After being slashed for four by Fleming, Shoaib shook his head, returned to his run-up, and served up the ball of the match, if not the tournament. It was a yorker, 92mph and moving, and Fleming jammed his bat down about an hour too late. Leg stump went packing, the crowd erupted, the bowler celebrated...