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11 February 201507:45

1999 Cricket World Cup - In Numbers

As part of a daily series continuing the countdown to ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand, we look back at all 10 World Cups so far and their key numbers

1999 Cricket World Cup - In Numbers - Cricket News

Australia secured an eight-wicket win over Pakistan at Lord’s in the final of the 1999 World Cup.

The ICC Cricket World Cup 1999 was the seventh edition of the tournament, and marked the return of the event to the United Kingdom – where the first three editions had taken place. It was held between May 14 and June 20, 1999. A total of 12 teams – nine full members and three associates- played across 21 venues in England and Wales.

The 12 contesting teams were divided into two groups, and each played all the others in their group once in a round robin format in the league stage. The top three from each group then advanced to the Super Sixes, a new concept where each qualifier from Group A played each qualifier from Group B. The top four in the Super Sixes contested the semifinals.

In the final, Shane Warne’s four-wicket haul and Adam Gilchrist’s half-century powered Australia to an eight-wicket win over Pakistan at Lord’s.

Matches: 42

Runs Scored: 16719

Wickets Taken: 579

Highest Run Scorers:

Rahul Dravid (India) 461 runs in eight matches

Steve Waugh (Australia) 398 runs in ten matches

Sourav Ganguly (India) 379 runs in seven matches

Mark Waugh (Australia) 375 runs in ten matches

Saeed Anwar (Pakistan) 368 runs in ten matches

Highest Wicket Takers:

Geoff Allott (New Zealand) 20 wickets in nine matches

Shane Warne (Australia) 20 wickets in ten matches

Glenn McGrath (Australia) 18 wickets in 10 matches

Lance Klusener (South Africa) 17 wickets in nine matches

Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan) 17 wickets in ten matches

Highest Scores:

Sourav Ganguly (India) 183 for India v Sri Lanka in Taunton

Rahul Dravid (India) 145 for India v Sri Lanka in Taunton

Sachin Tendulkar 140 not out for India v Kenya in Bristol

Neil Johnson 132 not out for Zimbabwe v Australia at Lord’s

Steve Waugh (Australia) 120 not out for Australia v South Africa at Leeds

Best Bowling Figures:

Glenn McGrath 5 for 14 for Australia v West Indies in Manchester

Lance Klusener 5 for 21 for South Africa v Kenya in Amstelveen

Venkatesh Prasad 5 for 27 for India v Pakistan in Manchester

Robin Singh 5 for 31 for India v Sri Lanka in Taunton

Saqlain Mushtaq 5 for 35 for Pakistan v Bangladesh in Northampton