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The 1999 Cricket World Cup, the seventh edition of the tournament, was hosted primarily by Englandmarker, but Irelandmarker, Walesmarker, Scotlandmarker and the Netherlandsmarker also hosted some games. The World Cup was won by Australia, who beat Pakistanmarker by 8 wickets at Lord's Cricket Ground in Londonmarker. New Zealandmarker and South Africa were the other semifinalists.

The format of the world cup was as follows: The 12 contestants were divided into 2 groups, in each of which teams played each other in the league stage. The top three from each group advanced to the Super Sixes, a new concept brought about in this World Cup, where each qualifier from group A played with each qualifier from group B. The teams also carried forward their points from games against each qualifer from their group. The top four in the Super Sixes contested the semifinals.

Teams

The following teams contested:

Test & ODI status
Australia

England

India

New Zealand

Pakistan

South Africa

Sri Lanka

West Indies

Zimbabwe



ICC Trophy Qualifiers
Bangladesh

Kenya

Scotland



Results

The results of all the games seen in the 1999 Cricket World Cup:

The Group Stages

Group A Table

Team Pts Pld W L NR T NRR PCF
South Africa 8 5 4 1 0 0 0.86 2
India 6 5 3 2 0 0 1.28 0
Zimbabwe 6 5 3 2 0 0 0.02 4
England 6 5 3 2 0 0 −0.33 N/A
Sri Lanka 4 5 2 3 0 0 −0.81 N/A
Kenya 0 5 0 5 0 0 −1.20 N/A


Group A Results

Match 1 - 14 May 1999

Match 2 - 15 May 1999

Match 3 - 15 May 1999

Match 7 - 18 May 1999

Match 8 - 19 May 1999

Match 9 - 19 May 1999

Match 13 - 22 May 1999

Match 14 - 22 May 1999

Match 15 - 23 May 1999

Match 19 - 25 May 1999

Match 20 - 26 May 1999

Match 21 - 26 May 1999

Match 25 - 29/30 May 1999

Match 26 - 29 May 1999

Match 27 - 30 May 1999

Group B Table

Team Pts Pld W L NR T NRR PCF
Pakistan 8 5 4 1 0 0 0.51 4
Australia 6 5 3 2 0 0 0.73 0
New Zealand 6 5 3 2 0 0 0.58 2
West Indies 6 5 3 2 0 0 0.50 N/A
Bangladesh 4 5 2 3 0 0 −0.52 N/A
Scotland 0 5 0 5 0 0 −1.93 N/A


Group B Results

Match 4 - 16 May, 1999

Match 5 - 16 May, 1999

Match 6 - 17 May, 1999

Match 10 - 20 May, 1999

Match 11 - 20 May, 1999

Match 12 - 21 May, 1999

Match 16 - 23 May, 1999

Match 17 - 24 May, 1999

Match 18 - 24 May, 1999

Match 22 - 27 May, 1999

Match 23 - 27 May, 1999

Match 24 - 28 May, 1999

Match 28 - 30 May, 1999

Match 29 - 31 May, 1999

Match 30 - 31 May, 1999

Super Six Table

Points Carried Forward (PCF) only applied to the 6 teams which progressed from the Group Stage of the tournament, those points were the number of points scored against their fellow qualifiers from their respective groups. Points carried forward did not change once in the Super Sixes.

Team Pts Pld W L NR T NRR PCF
Pakistan 6 5 3 2 0 0 0.65 4
Australia 6 5 3 2 0 0 0.36 0
South Africa 6 5 3 2 0 0 0.17 2
New Zealand 5 5 2 2 1 0 −0.52 2
Zimbabwe 5 5 2 2 1 0 −0.79 4
India 2 5 1 4 0 0 −0.15 0


Super Eight Results

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  • 9 June 1999 Australia: 303/4 (M Waugh 104) v Zimbabwe: 259/6 (N Johnson 132*), Lord'smarker, Australia won by 44 runs
  • 10 June 1999 New Zealand: 213/8 v South Africa: 287/5, Birminghammarker, South Africa won by 74 runs
  • 11 June 1999 Pakistan: 271/9 (S Anwar 103) v Zimbabwe: 123, The Ovalmarker, Pakistan won by 148 runs
  • 12 June 1999 India: 251/6 v New Zealand: 253/5, Nottinghammarker, New Zealand won by 5 wickets
  • 13 June 1999 Australia: 272/5 (S Waugh 120*) v South Africa: 271/7 (H Gibbs 101), Leedsmarker, Australia won by 5 wickets


Knockout Stage

Semi-finals

1st Semi-Final

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2nd Semi-Final

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Final

Statistics

Leading run scorers
Runs Player Country
461 Rahul Dravid India
398 Steve Waugh Australia
379 Sourav Ganguly India
375 Mark Waugh Australia
368 Saeed Anwar Pakistan
Leading wicket takers
Wickets Player Country
20 Geoff Allott New Zealand
20 Shane Warne Australia
18 Glenn McGrath Australia
17 Lance Klusener South Africa
17 Saqlain Mushtaq Pakistan


Lance Klusener of South Africa was declared the Player of the Tournament for his brilliant all round performance.

Controversies

A controversial new type of cricket ball, the white ‘Duke’ was introduced for the first time in the 1999 World Cup. Despite claims from makers British Cricket Balls Ltd that the balls behaved identically to the red balls used in previous world cups , they were proven to be harder and swing significantly more .

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