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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.

Australia v New Zealand

The Aussies bounced back with a comfortable victory over the Scots.

Australia v Scotland

Australia got their first sight of Pakistan, and it was not one they enjoyed.

Australia v Pakistan

The Aussies now needed wins in all their remaining matches, starting against Bangladesh

Australia v Bangladesh

A controversial win over the West Indies took Steve Waugh's into the Super Sixes.

Australia v West Indies

A good win over India was the best way to start the Super Sixes.

Australia v India

A high scoring match against Zimbabwe helped the Australia run-rate

Australia v Zimbabwe

Who could tell what would happen when Australia and South Africa met for the first time?

Australia v South Africa

The second match between these two great rivals was as close as possible.

Australia v South Africa

After six wins in a row, Australia made it to seven heaven.

Australia v Pakistan

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