Australia lifted the World Cup in 1999

On June 20, Australia lifted the World Cup in 1999. The defeat shatters Pakistan’s dreams. The bowling of Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath led Australia to an eight-wicket win over Pakistan on Sunday in one of the most one-sided finals in the history of the World Cup. Leg-spinner Shane Warne ripped through the middle order with four wickets for 33 as Pakistan were bundled out for 132 in 39 overs, the lowest score in a World Cup final.
Fast bowler Glen McGrath, who made the initial breakthrough, ended with two wickets and conceded a mere 13 runs from his nine overs. It left Australia a simple task and openers Adam Gilchrist and Mark Waugh wasted no time. Australia achieved the target in 20.1 overs. Gilchrist blasted a half-century from only 33 deliveries, for which London’s Steve Waugh (L), Shane Warne (C), and Mark Waugh hold the trophy.-Reuters included eight fours and a six.
He was out almost immediately afterward for 54, caught off the first ball by spinner Saqlain Mushtaq to leave Australia on 75 for one. But with almost 40 overs remaining, the match was as good as over.
Ricky Ponting also departed for 24, edging a simple catch to wicketkeeper Moin Khan off Wasim Akram, but Mark Waugh (37 not out) and Darren Lehmann (14 not out) comfortably saw them to victory, with Darren Lehmann hitting the winning boundary through the covers. It left captain Steve Waugh to lift the trophy, the second time Australia have won it following their triumph in Calcutta against England in the 1987 final. Australia joins West Indies as the only two countries to have won the trophy twice.
Australia lifted the World Cup in 1999
Australia lifted the World Cup in 1999. Source