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36 years of the World Cup: 1999

36 years of the World Cup: 1999
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First Published: Wed, Jan 26 2011. 08 59 PM IST

Updated: Wed, Jan 26 2011. 08 59 PM IST
Highlights
8th match: India vs Zimbabwe at Leicester
Chasing 252, India needed nine runs from the last two overs with three wickets remaining until an over from Henry Olonga brought up the first upset of the 1999 edition. Three wickets fell (Robin Singh, 35; Javagal Srinath, 18; Venkatesh Prasad, 0) and India crashed to a second consecutive defeat.
The match saw a record 90 extras (51 from India). Andy Flower (68, not out) and Grant Flower (45) were Zimbabwe’s top scorers.
26th match: South Africa vs Zimbabwe at Chelmsford
Zimbabwe stunned South Africa with some hostile bowling and electric fielding. Neil Johnson (3/27) and Heath Streak (3/35) put South Africa out of the game with their opening spell. Despite some late recovery from Shaun Pollock (52) and Lance Klusener (52, not out), South Africa fell short by 48 runs. Earlier, man-of the match Johnson (76) and Murray Goodwin (34) helped Zimbabwe reach 232.
29th match: Bangladesh vs Pakistan at Northampton
The third big upset of the tournament, the match triggered a match-fixing controversy which took the sheen off Bangladesh’s 62-run win. Chasing 224, Pakistan could not recover from a disastrous start of 42 for 5 and were bundled out for 161.
2nd semi-final: Australia vs South Africa at Birmingham
Scores level, last pair at the crease, four balls remaining and South Africa’s Lance Klusener on strike (31 from 14 balls). The Australians created enough pressure to produce a tie, which went Australia’s way on the Duckworth-Lewis method. Shaun Pollock (5/36) was in the end overshadowed by Shane Warne (4/29), who wrecked South Africa’s top order.
Compiled by Manoj Madhavan.
Source: Espncricinfo.com
(In the run-up to the 10th World Cup, this is the sixth in a weekly series of highlights from previous World Cups. For the series so far, log on to www.livemint.com/worldcuphistory )
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First Published: Wed, Jan 26 2011. 08 59 PM IST