Sunday, June 20, 1999 Published at 19:41 GMT 20:41 UK
Australia's route to glory
The Australian worked very hard to win this World Cup
Australia's route to becoming World Champions was not without peril. This is a guide to every match they played on their ultimately rewarding journey.
Amazingly, the Australians began their World Cup campaign with a defeat.
The Aussies bounced back with a comfortable victory over the Scots.
Australia got their first sight of Pakistan, and it was not one they enjoyed.
The Aussies now needed wins in all their remaining matches, starting against Bangladesh
A controversial win over the West Indies took Steve Waugh's into the Super Sixes.
A good win over India was the best way to start the Super Sixes.
A high scoring match against Zimbabwe helped the Australia run-rate
Who could tell what would happen when Australia and South Africa met for the first time?
The second match between these two great rivals was as close as possible.
After six wins in a row, Australia made it to seven heaven.