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ICC World Cup 1999

ICC World Cup 1999 semi-final: did Australia and South Africa play the greatest ODI ever?

On June 17, 1999, Australia and South Africa were involved in what was perhaps the best game of cricket ever played. Karthik Parimal looks back at that eventful fixture, its outcome and what it meant to both the nations.

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ICC World Cup 1999: When Bangladeshi tigers roared and devoured Pakistan

On May 31, 1999, Bangladesh pulled off an incredible triumph over Pakistan in a World Cup match at Northampton. The joyous scenes after the conclusion of the match gives adrenaline rush to the Bangladesh cricket aficionados, even today. Sarang Bhalerao revisits the watershed moment in the history of Bangladesh cricket.

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When Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose shot out Scotland for 68

On May 27, 1999, Scotland and West Indies played out one of the most one-sided matches in the history of the game during the 1999 World Cup in England when the Courtney Walsh & Curtly Ambrose show tormented the Scotsmen to bundle them out for just 68. Prakash Govindasreenivasan recounts the brutality faced by the World Cup debutants.

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Azhar Mahmood: A fine Pakistani all-rounder who couldn’t go the full distance

Azhar Mahmood, born February 28, 1975, was a former Pakistani all-rounder who fizzled out after a brilliant start to his Test career. He played just 21 Tests and 143 One-Day Internationals (ODIs), but he was considered one of the finest all-rounders in the country for a brief period of time, and rightly so. Karthik Parimal looks back at the career of this under-utilised talent.

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The roles of Steve Waugh & Anil Kumble in the rise and fall of Australia

Both the legends have played a crucial role in the rise and demise of Australia

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ICC World Cup 1999: When Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly went ton tana ton at Taunton!

Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid shared a 318-run partnership against Sri Lanka.

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ICC World Cup 2003: Venkatesh Prasad’s five-for flattens Pakistan

Hostilities between the two nations over the Kashmir issue meant the match was played in a tense atmosphere, with fears of clashes between supporters of both nations. Mercifully, barring minor incidents, off-field hostilities were under control.

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