As Australia gears up for their quarter-final against Pakistan at Adelaide Oval, Throwback Thursday takes a look at the most notable World Cup clash between the nations – the 1999 final at Lord’s.
Australia swept away the disappointments of their home campaign of ’92 and the final loss of ’96 to emphatically reclaim the World Cup trophy, trouncing Pakistan by eight wickets with 30 overs to spare in the ’99 decider.
Shane Warne’s 4/33 underpinned Australia’s magnificent bowling performance, while Mark Waugh and Ricky Ponting took mind-blowing slips catches off Glenn McGrath as Pakistan crumbled to be 132 all out.
Australia wasted no time in running down the meagre target – Adam Gilchrist’s 54 off 36 balls and Mark Waugh’s 37 not out saw the legend-stacked side finish it off in the 21st over.
Relive Waugh and Ponting’s sizzling catches below: