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Cricket World Cup 1999

The Cricket World Cup 1999 was hosted primarily by England and co-hosted by Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands. This time 12 teams participated which were divided into 2 groups. Each team played each other in the league stage. The top three teams from each group qualified for the Super Sixes in which each qualifier from group A played with each qualifier from group B. The points earned by teams against each qualifier from their group was also carried forward. The top four teams from the Super Sixes advanced in the semifinals.

Australia won the cup by beating Pakistan by 8 wickets. It was a one-sided final at the Lord's cricket ground in London. The other two semifinalists were New Zealand and South Africa. Shane Warne was Man of the Match in the final match as well as in the semi-final. Rahul Dravid of India made the maximum runs in the tournament. Lance Klusener of South Africa was crowned as Man of the Tournament. Sourabh Ganguly of India scored the highest, 183 against Sri Lanka at Taunton.

Started On: May 14, 1999.
Ended On: June 20, 1999.
Host: England.
Winner: Australia (Beated Pakistan By 8 Wickets).

Teams Played:
Super Six : Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, India.
Group A : India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, Kenya.
Group B : Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, West Indies, Bangladesh, Scotland.

Match Summary:
Group A: England beated Sri Lanka by 8 wickets.
(Lord's - May 14, 1999).

Group A: South Africa beated India by 4 wickets.
(Hove - May 15, 1999).
Group A: Zimbabwe beated Kenya by 5 wickets.
(Taunton - May 15, 1999).

Group B: Australia beated Scotland by 6 wickets.
(Worcester - May 16, 1999).

Group B: Pakistan beated West Indies by 27 runs.
(Bristol - May 16, 1999).

Group B: New Zealand beated Bangladesh by 6 wickets.
(Chelmsford - May 17, 1999).

Group A: England beated Kenya by 9 wickets.
(Canterbury - May 18, 1999).

Group A: Zimbabwe beated India by 3 runs.
(Leicester - May 19, 1999).

Group A: South Africa beated Sri Lanka by 89 runs.
(Northampton - May 19, 1999).

Group B: New Zealand beated Australia by 5 wickets.
(Cardiff - May 20, 1999).

Group B: Pakistan beated Scotland by 94 runs.
(Chester-le-Street - May 20, 1999).

Group B: West Indies beated Bangladesh by 7 wickets.
(Dublin - May 21, 1999).

Group A: South Africa beated England by 122 runs.
(The Oval - May 22, 1999).

Group A: Sri Lanka beated Zimbabwe by 4 wickets.
(Worcester - May 22, 1999).

Group A: India beated Kenya by 94 runs.
(Bristol - May 23, 1999).

Group B: Pakistan beated Australia by 10 runs.
(Leeds - May 23, 1999).

Group B: West Indies beated New Zealand by 7 wickets.
(Southampton - May 24, 1999).

Group B: Bangladesh beated Scotland by 22 runs.
(Edinburgh - May 24, 1999).

Group A: England beated Zimbabwe by 7 wickets.
(Nottingham - May 25, 1999).

Group A: India beated Sri Lanka by 157 runs.
(Taunton - May 26, 1999).

Group A: South Africa beated Kenya by 7 wickets.
(Amstelveen - May 26, 1999).

Group B: Australia beated Bangladesh by 7 wickets.
(Chester-le-Street - May 27, 1999).

Group B: West Indies beated Scotland by 8 wickets.
(Leicester - May 27, 1999).

Group B: Pakistan beated New Zealand by 62 runs.
(Derby - May 28, 1999).

Group A: India beated England by 63 runs.
(Birmingham - May 29, 1999).

Group A: Zimbabwe beated South Africa by 48 runs.
(Chelmsford - May 29, 1999).

Group A: Sri Lanka beated Kenya by 45 runs.
(Southampton - May 30, 1999).

Group B: Australia beated West Indies by 6 wickets.
(Manchester - May 30, 1999).

Group B: Bangladesh beated Pakistan by 62 runs.
(Northampton - May 31, 1999).

Group B: New Zealand beated Scotland by 6 wickets.
(Edinburgh - May 31, 1999).

Super Six: Australia beated India by 77 runs.
(The Oval - June 4, 1999).

Super Six: South Africa beated Pakistan by 3 wickets.
(Nottingham - June 5, 1999).

Super Six: New Zealand vs Zimbabwe - No Result
(Leeds - June 6, 1999).

Super Six: India beated Pakistan by 47 runs.
(Manchester - June 8, 1999).

Super Six: Australia beated Zimbabwe by 44 runs.
(Lord's - June 9, 1999).

Super Six: South Africa beated New Zealand by 74 runs.
(Birmingham - June 10, 1999).

Super Six: Pakistan beated Zimbabwe by 148 runs.
(The Oval - June 11, 1999).

Super Six: New Zealand beated India by 5 wickets.
(Nottingham - June 12, 1999).

Super Six: Australia beated South Africa by 5 wickets.
(Leeds - June 13, 1999).

Semi-Final: Pakistan beated New Zealand by 9 wickets.
(Manchester - June 16, 1999).

Semi-Final: Australia vs South Africa - Match Tied
(Birmingham - June 17, 1999).

Final: Australia beated Pakistan by 8 wickets (Lord's - June 20, 1999).

Man of The Match: Shane Warne - Took 4 wickets for 33 balls.

Man of The Series: South Africa's - Lance Klusener - Strike Rate 1.22 runs per ball faced.


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