Sri Lanka revolutionised the one-day format with their manic hitting in the first 15 overs, even while chasing, and were deserved winners. Aravinda de Silva produced a stunning all-round performance in the final to overcome Australia. The tournament was marred by controversy, though. There was the refusal by Australia and West Indies to play in Sri Lanka, and the Kolkata semi-final was awarded to Sri Lanka after the partisan crowd rioted upon seeing India crumble...
|SR Tendulkar (India)||7||523||137||87.16||85.87|
|ME Waugh (Aus)||7||484||130||80.66||85.96|
|PA de Silva (SL)||6||448||145||89.60||107.69|
|G Kirsten (SA)||6||391||188||78.20||90.09|
|Saeed Anwar (Pak)||6||329||83*||82.25||95.91|
|A Kumble (India)||7||15||3/28||18.73||4.03|
|Waqar Younis (Pak)||6||13||4/26||19.46||4.68|
|PA Strang (Zim)||6||12||5/21||16.00||4.55|
|RA Harper (WI)||6||12||4/47||18.25||3.77|
|DW Fleming (Aus)||6||12||5/36||18.41||4.87|
Prasad gets his own back Pakistan's openers, Saeed Anwar and Aamer Sohail, were shredding India's bowlers in the quarter-final chase. Sohail brought up his fifty at more than a run a ball and celebrated with a sizzling slash off Venkatesh Prasad. Once the ball had raced away to the boundary, Sohail pointed his bat aggressively at Prasad, as if to say, "Go fetch." Sohail tried to repeat it next ball and was comprehensively bowled. A charged-up Prasad gave him a send-off....