Final, Lord's, Jun 20 1999, ICC World Cup
(20.1/50 ov)133/2
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 179 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
281 runs • 17 wkts
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Scorecard summary
Pakistan132/10(39 overs)
Australia133/2(20.1 overs)

much celebrations in the dressing room, Waugh grabbing the stumps, security not grabbing him like they did the plebs, an absolutely comprehensive defeat for Pakistan in the most one sided World Cup final ever

brilliant comeback for Australia, virtually everyone wrote them off after the defeat against Pakistan in the preliminary games, but then when Waugh said "we'll win 7 in a row now", there was much scoffing to be had

crowd have filled the ground, many Australia flags are being waved, some inflatable kangaroos are seeing the light of day for the first time. Stay tuned for the presentations.....

Presentations: umpires giving medals, Wasim collects a cheque: "we got beaten by a better side... i'd like to thank the support.. all credit to Steve Waugh and his side... the satisfaction to me was the youngsters did very well..."

now each of the Pakistani players get a medal, to the tune of loud whistling and booing, I dare say it's coming from the "support" Wasim spoke so highly about

Man of the match: Shane Warne, the man we were led to believe is played so way by Pakistan: "...wanted to make amends for the last WC final... last couple of matches, the ball did something... "there were a couple of times I tried things and it worked"

Man of the tournament, who gets a shiny brom brom to drive is Lance Klusener, he still looks pretty shell shocked. And now the Australians get their little medals, even Shane Lee gets one.

some of the more sponsor conscious Australians have the "Fly Emirates" hat on. Other renegades with the green and gold hat on will no doubt be going home by boat.

Waugh: "great performance by the boys.... really was a great team effort (repeat until fade)"

Waugh lofts the trophy and gets a huge cheer, all the Australians have their arms raised and fists clenched. Now Dalmiya gets in a few of his characteristic words.

Each of the Australians take turns in raising the trophy and getting a cheer, meanwhile Dalmiya continues in the background. Now the Australia pose on the balcony for a few happy snaps.

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Saqlain Mushtaq to Lehmann, FOUR runs

easy cut shot thru point, and Australia wins the 12-nation ODI tournament

end of over 2010 runs
AUS: 129/2CRR: 6.45 RRR: 0.13
Mark Waugh37 (52)
Darren Lehmann9 (8)
Wasim Akram 8-1-41-1

clowns run onto the pitch for some clownish reason

Wasim Akram to Waugh, no run

a yorker, and defended off the off stump

Wasim Akram to Waugh, FOUR runs

leaning into it, lovely shot thru the mid wicket, all the way to the rope

Wasim Akram to Lehmann, 1 leg bye

dribbles off the pads and towards the square leg

Wasim Akram to Lehmann, FOUR runs

throwing the cut shot at it, connects, something is rotten about this match, even Lehmann is scoring runs now

Wasim Akram to Lehmann, no run

tapping back down the wicket to the bowler

Wasim Akram to Waugh, 1 run

gliding down to the 3rd man once again

end of over 197 runs
AUS: 119/2CRR: 6.26 RRR: 0.45
Mark Waugh32 (49)
Darren Lehmann5 (5)
Azhar Mahmood 2-0-20-0

7 off the over as the match ebbs around the point of comitose

Mahmood to Waugh, 1 run

cut late, behind the point and down into the deep for another one

Mahmood to Lehmann, 1 run

pushing outside the off stump down to the 3rd man fielder

Mahmood to Lehmann, 2 runs

seemed to have come off the hip down the leg side, but no single

Mahmood to Lehmann, 2 runs

glancing it away thru the 315 (45 for a left hander)

Mahmood to Waugh, 1 run

driving down the on side, a runs is scored, just when it seemed Australia were still worried about the West Indies' net run rate

Mahmood to Waugh, no run

tapping away onto the off side

end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 112/2CRR: 6.22 RRR: 0.65
Darren Lehmann0 (2)
Mark Waugh30 (46)
Wasim Akram 7-1-32-1
Wasim Akram to Lehmann, no run

outside the off stump of the leftie, thru to the keeper

Wasim Akram to Lehmann, no run

and wouldn't it be fitting if Lehmann got to hit the winning runs in this joke of a match

Wasim Akram to Ponting, OUT

seemed to be trying a lazy glide down to the 3rd man, no footwork, easy catch for Moin

Ricky Ponting c †Moin Khan b Wasim Akram 24 (32m 27b 3x4 0x6) SR: 88.88
Wasim Akram to Ponting, no run

cutting, bottom edge bounces close to the stumps, but no busted castle

no need to bother pointing out nothing happened on 111

Wasim Akram to Waugh, 1 run

behind square leg for another single

Wasim Akram to Waugh, FOUR runs

glancing it high off the hip, long leg runs around with a theatrical dive, and ultimately just as useless

end of over 173 runs
AUS: 107/1CRR: 6.29 RRR: 0.78
Mark Waugh25 (44)
Ricky Ponting24 (25)
Saqlain Mushtaq 4-0-17-1

Wasim continuing with another bout of futility

Saqlain Mushtaq to Waugh, 1 run

very quick single taken to square leg

Match details
Lord's, London
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Cup
Player Of The Match
Shane Warne
Shane Warne
Player Of The Series
Lance Klusener
Lance Klusener
Series resultAustralia won the 1999 ICC World Cup
Match numberODI no. 1484
Match daysday (50-over match)
England Image
David Shepherd
West Indies Image
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
India Image
Srinivas Venkataraghavan
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle