Sunday, November 11, 2012

The 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup

The 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup, the seventh version of the competition, was hosted mainly by England, with some games being hosted in Ireland, Wales, Scotland and the Netherlands. Australia won the cup by beating Pakistan by 8 wickets. It was a one-sided final match at the Lord's cricket ground in London
The 12 teams were separated into 2 groups; each team played all the others in their group in the league period. The top three from each group advanced to the Super Sixes, a new conception for the 1999 World Cup, where each qualifier from group A played each qualifier from group B. The teams also carried forward their points from the games against the other qualifiers from their group. The top four in the Super Sixes contested the semifinals.


Teams


 Australia Bangladesh
 England India
 New Zealand Pakistan
 South Africa Sri Lanka
 West Indies Zimbabwe

 Kenya Scotland


 Venues

1999 Cricket World Cup is located in England
Lord's
The Oval
Hove
Taunton
Canterbury
Leicester
Northampton
Worcester
Bristol
Nottingham
Birmingham
Chelmsford
Southampton
Chester-le-Street
Leeds
Derby
Manchester
Cardiff
Venues in England and Wales

Group Stages

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

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

Super Six Stage


The method of carrying forward points received against other qualifiers meant Zimbabwe headed the table before a match had been played, while they were beaten in all three games and eliminated. India, handicapped by qualifying without a point, went out despite a convincing victory over Pakistan, and Australia also had to come from a standing start, only securing a semi-final place against South Africa with a five-wicket win in their final match. Pakistan topped the group, despite only winning one Super Six match (against Zimbabwe). New Zealand also went through with a win.


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

 Semi-Finals

1st semi-final
                 16 June 1999          Old Trafford, Manchester, England
                                        New Zealand       V     Pakistan 
                                  241/7 (50 overs)                242/1 (47.3 overs)
                                                                               Pakistan win by 9 wickets
                                          Player of the match: Shoaib Akhtar (PAK)
 
 2nd Semi-final
 17June 1999        Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
                               Australia              V            South Africa 
                         213 (49.2 overs)                      213 (49.4 overs)
                                                            Match tied
                                          Player of the match: Shane Warne (AUS)
 
Australia progressed to the final as they completed higher in the super six table than South Africa due to a better net run rate.

 Final


"An unworthy match produced worthy winners," well-known Wisden Cricket Monthly. The game was willingly expected, even although the Lord's crowd was more corporate than enthusiasts, but a match that had started at 11.15, half an hour late, was all over by 4.35 because Pakistan, the most thrilling side in the tournament, had gone to pieces when it mattered most.


20 June 1999                           Lord's, London, England
                               Pakistan              V              Australia
                             132 (39 overs)                     133/2 (20.1 overs)
                                                                          Australia won by 8 wickets
                                       

                                      Player of the match: Shane Warne (AUS)

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