World Cup 1999 Timeline Match by Match Results
World Cup 1999: The 1999 world cup once again got back to the English soil and this time, there were few of the additional hosts like Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and the Netherlands. The tournament has been named as “ICC cricket world cup 99” and featured 12 teams playing along in the 42 matches over a period of more than a month.
|Team 1||Team 2||Winner||Margin||Ground||Match Date|
|England||Sri Lanka||England||8 wickets||Lord's||May 14, 1999|
|India||South Africa||South Africa||4 wickets||Hove||May 15, 1999|
|Kenya||Zimbabwe||Zimbabwe||5 wickets||Taunton||May 15, 1999|
|Australia||Scotland||Australia||6 wickets||Worcester||May 16, 1999|
|Pakistan||West Indies||Pakistan||27 runs||Bristol||May 16, 1999|
|Bangladesh||New Zealand||New Zealand||6 wickets||Chelmsford||May 17, 1999|
|England||Kenya||England||9 wickets||Canterbury||May 18, 1999|
|India||Zimbabwe||Zimbabwe||3 runs||Leicester||May 19, 1999|
|South Africa||Sri Lanka||South Africa||89 runs||Northampton||May 19, 1999|
|Australia||New Zealand||New Zealand||5 wickets||Cardiff||May 20, 1999|
|Pakistan||Scotland||Pakistan||94 runs||Chester-le-Street||May 20, 1999|
|Bangladesh||West Indies||West Indies||7 wickets||Dublin||May 21, 1999|
|England||South Africa||South Africa||122 runs||The Oval||May 22, 1999|
|Sri Lanka||Zimbabwe||Sri Lanka||4 wickets||Worcester||May 22, 1999|
|India||Kenya||India||94 runs||Bristol||May 23, 1999|
|Australia||Pakistan||Pakistan||10 runs||Leeds||May 23, 1999|
|Scotland||Bangladesh||Bangladesh||22 runs||Edinburgh||May 24, 1999|
|New Zealand||West Indies||West Indies||7 wickets||Southampton||May 24, 1999|
|England||Zimbabwe||England||7 wickets||Nottingham||May 25, 1999|
|Kenya||South Africa||South Africa||7 wickets||Amstelveen||May 26, 1999|
|India||Sri Lanka||India||157 runs||Taunton||May 26, 1999|
|Australia||Bangladesh||Australia||7 wickets||Chester-le-Street||May 27, 1999|
|Scotland||West Indies||West Indies||8 wickets||Leicester||May 27, 1999|
|New Zealand||Pakistan||Pakistan||62 runs||Derby||May 28, 1999|
|England||India||India||63 runs||Birmingham||May 29-30, 1999|
|South Africa||Zimbabwe||Zimbabwe||48 runs||Chelmsford||May 29, 1999|
|Kenya||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||45 runs||Southampton||May 30, 1999|
|Australia||West Indies||Australia||6 wickets||Manchester||May 30, 1999|
|Bangladesh||Pakistan||Bangladesh||62 runs||Northampton||May 31, 1999|
|Scotland||New Zealand||New Zealand||6 wickets||Edinburgh||May 31, 1999|
|Australia||India||Australia||77 runs||The Oval||Jun 4, 1999|
|Pakistan||South Africa||South Africa||3 wickets||Nottingham||Jun 5, 1999|
|New Zealand||Zimbabwe||no result||Leeds||Jun 6-7, 1999|
|India||Pakistan||India||47 runs||Manchester||Jun 8, 1999|
|Australia||Zimbabwe||Australia||44 runs||Lord's||Jun 9, 1999|
|New Zealand||South Africa||South Africa||74 runs||Birmingham||Jun 10, 1999|
|Pakistan||Zimbabwe||Pakistan||148 runs||The Oval||Jun 11, 1999|
|India||New Zealand||New Zealand||5 wickets||Nottingham||Jun 12, 1999|
|Australia||South Africa||Australia||5 wickets||Leeds||Jun 13, 1999|
|New Zealand||Pakistan||Pakistan||9 wickets||Manchester||Jun 16, 1999|
|Australia||South Africa||tied||Birmingham||Jun 17, 1999|
|Australia||Pakistan||Australia||8 wickets||Lord's||Jun 20, 1999|
World Cup 1999 – Format and Group Stages
The tournament was played under the newest format for super sixes after making two groups of 6 teams each. All the top three teams from each group were then be going into the super sixes along with the points they have scored against the other qualifiers from their group. They were then be competing with the qualifiers form the other groups and their total points would then be ascertaining the top 4 teams from the supers sixes to be qualifying for the semifinals.
Nine full members along with the three new associate countries (Kenya, Bangladesh, and Scotland) featured in this world cup and divided into two groups of six teams each. While teams like South Africa, India and Zimbabwe qualified from the group A, group B saw Pakistan, Australia, and New Zealand be entering into the super sixes round.
World Cup 1999 -Super sixes and the semifinals
The super sixes round was designed in such a manner that the teams qualifying would be carrying along with their points scored against the other qualifiers within their group. This significantly helped team like Pakistan and they qualified for the semis along with other teams like Australia, South Africa and New Zealand in the process.
The first semifinal got played between New Zealand and Pakistan where the Kiwis set a target of 242 runs for the Pakistani team with a half-century from Roger those. Pakistan easily chased the target with the loss of just one wicket after a magnificent century by their star opener Saeed Anwar. The second semifinal was probably the best match of the tournament where the Aussies managed to tie the match after lots of twists and turns against the South African team. Even though the match was tied, Australia qualified on the basis of their positioning on the super six tables based on the run rate.
The finals: Australia proved their dominance yet again!
The finals were been played between Pakistan and the Australian team at the Lords and after batting first, the Pakistani team bundled out for just 132 runs which were easily been chased by the Aussies for the loss of just two wickets. This was surely one of the most one-sided finals in the world cup history which saw Australia winning their second world cup title.