ICC World Cup, Final: Australia v Pakistan at Lord's, Jun 20, 1999
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 179 balls remaining)
Played at Lord's, London (neutral venue)
20 June 1999 (50-over match)
  Pakistan innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Saeed Anwar b Fleming 15 26 17 3 0 88.23
5.1 inseamer to the left hander, Fleming around the wicket, Saeed trying a cover drive, inside edge onto middle and off stump 21/2
View dismissal Wajahatullah Wasti c ME Waugh b McGrath 1 20 14 0 0 7.14
4.4 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 21/1
View dismissal Abdul Razzaq c SR Waugh b Moody 17 67 51 2 0 33.33
19.4 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 68/3
View dismissal Ijaz Ahmed b Warne 22 79 46 2 0 47.82
23.4 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 77/4
View dismissal Inzamam-ul-Haq c †Gilchrist b Reiffel 15 47 33 0 0 45.45
30.1 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 104/6
View dismissal Moin Khan c †Gilchrist b Warne 6 16 12 0 0 50.00
27.1 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 91/5
View dismissal Shahid Afridi lbw b Warne 13 22 16 2 0 81.25
31.6 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 113/7
View dismissal Azhar Mahmood c & b Moody 8 32 17 1 0 47.05
36.6 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 129/8
View dismissal Wasim Akram* c SR Waugh b Warne 8 23 20 0 1 40.00
37.2 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 129/9
View dismissal Saqlain Mushtaq c Ponting b McGrath 0 10 4 0 0 0.00
38.6 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 132/10
Shoaib Akhtar not out 2 8 6 0 0 33.33
Extras (lb 10, w 13, nb 2) 25
  Total (all out; 39 overs) 132 (3.38 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets GD McGrath 9 3 13 2 1.44
4.4 to Wajahatullah Wasti, 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 21/1
38.6 to Saqlain Mushtaq, 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 132/10
View wicket DW Fleming 6 0 30 1 5.00 (2nb, 4w)
5.1 to Saeed Anwar, inseamer to the left hander, Fleming around the wicket, Saeed trying a cover drive, inside edge onto middle and off stump 21/2
View wicket PR Reiffel 10 1 29 1 2.90 (2w)
30.1 to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 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 104/6
View wickets TM Moody 5 0 17 2 3.40 (1w)
19.4 to Abdul Razzaq, 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 68/3
36.6 to Azhar Mahmood, 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 129/8
View wickets SK Warne 9 1 33 4 3.66 (2w)
23.4 to Ijaz Ahmed, 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 77/4
27.1 to Moin Khan, 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 91/5
31.6 to Shahid Afridi, 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 113/7
37.2 to Wasim Akram, 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 129/9
  Australia innings (target: 133 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
ME Waugh not out 37 95 52 4 0 71.15
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Saqlain Mushtaq 54 49 36 8 1 150.00
10.1 pitched up outside the off stump, driven hard on the off side to Inzamam at mid off, Pakistan take a wicket 75/1
View dismissal RT Ponting c †Moin Khan b Wasim Akram 24 32 27 3 0 88.88
17.4 seemed to be trying a lazy glide down to the 3rd man, no footwork, easy catch for Moin 112/2
DS Lehmann not out 13 12 9 2 0 144.44
Extras (lb 1, w 1, nb 3) 5
  Total (2 wickets; 20.1 overs) 133 (6.59 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket Wasim Akram 8 1 41 1 5.12 (2nb, 1w)
17.4 to Ponting, seemed to be trying a lazy glide down to the 3rd man, no footwork, easy catch for Moin 112/2
  Shoaib Akhtar 4 0 37 0 9.25 (1nb)
  Abdul Razzaq 2 0 13 0 6.50
  Azhar Mahmood 2 0 20 0 10.00
View wicket Saqlain Mushtaq 4.1 0 21 1 5.04
10.1 to Gilchrist, pitched up outside the off stump, driven hard on the off side to Inzamam at mid off, Pakistan take a wicket 75/1

Match details


Toss - Pakistan, who chose to bat
Series - Australia won the 1999 ICC World Cup
Player of the match - SK Warne (Australia)
Player of the series - L Klusener
Umpires - SA Bucknor (West Indies) and DR Shepherd
TV umpire - S Venkataraghavan (India)
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

Match Notes


    • 4th (reserve) umpire: R Palmer
    • Reserve umpire: CW Smith (WI)
    • 12th Men: BP Julian (Australia) and Mushtaq Ahmed (Pakistan)
    • Start of match delayed by 30 minutes to 11:15am after morning rain. Lunch break rescheduled to 2:45pm to 3:15pm, and close of play extended to 6:45pm. However, upon the early finish of the Pakistan innings at just prior to 2:15pm, the Australia innings was recheduled to begin at 3:00pm.
    • AC Gilchrist 50 off 33 balls, 8x4 1x6
    • Match was completed at 4:32pm
 
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