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Thursday, June 24, 1999 Published at 17:08 GMT 18:08 UK










World Cup journey at an end

After five weeks and 42 matches, the Cricket World Cup is at an end and BBC News Online bids farewell with one final report.





Australian cricket heroes return home

More than 100,000 people have turned out in Melbourne to welcome Australia's cricket team home from their World Cup victory in England.





Waugh wants Warne to carry on

Australian World Cup star Shane Warne is being urged by his captain Steve Waugh not to quit international cricket.



Tragedy for the Waugh twins
Steve and Mark Waugh's moment of glory was hit by tragedy when they learnt of the death of their grandfather shortly after helping Australia become Cricket World Champions.
World Cup glory for Australia
Australia have won the Cricket World Cup, with a thumping eight-wicket victory over Pakistan in the final at Lord's.
Waugh hails team effort
Victorious captain Steve Waugh is full of pride as Australia execute their gameplan to win the World Cup for the second time.
Pakistan fireworks fizzle out
BBC cricket commentator Ralph Dellor sees Pakistan's passionate band of supporters suffer the agony of World Cup final defeat by Australia.
Key moments from the final
News Online looks back on the key moments in a one-sided World Cup final between Australia and Pakistan.
Australia's route to glory
News Online looks back at Australia's route to glory in the Cricket World Cup.
Klusener is player of tournament
South African all-rounder Lance Klusener has been named the Player of the World Cup, for his lower-order fireworks with the bat and 17 wickets.
Australia: Victory in pictures
Images from Australia's comprehensive eight wicket victory in the World Cup final at Lord's.
World Cup Highs and Lows
BBC News Online's selections of highs and lows of the Cricket World Cup
Super Shane is back
Cricket fans are beginning to believe that Shane Warne is back to his best after his figures of four for 29 against South Africa during the World Cup semi-final.
Cronje refuses to blame final pair
South African captain Hansie Cronje has refused to put the blame on last men Allan Donald and Lance Klusener after their incredible exit from the World Cup.
Aussies through after thrilling tie
Australia will play Pakistan in Sunday's World Cup final after one of the most amazing tied finishes in cricket history against South Africa at Edgbaston.
Waugh: My greatest game
Australian captain Steve Waugh hailed Thursday's dramatic World Cup semi-final with South Africa as the best game he had played in.
A quite extraordinary match
Like everyone at Edgbaston, BBC Radio 5 Live's Ralph Dellor watched each thrilling episode of the Australia versus South Africa semi-final with wide-eyed amazement.
Openers send Pakistan into final
A brilliant partnership from Pakistan's opening batsmen enable Wasim Akram's side to beat New Zealand at Old Trafford and send them into the World Cup final.
Dickie Bird's guide to the semi-finals
BBC News Online's expert analyst, former umpire Dickie Bird, checks out the contenders in the semi-final stage of the Cricket World Cup.
Waugh saves Aussies
A century by Steve Waugh books Australia a place in cricket's World Cup semi-finals after a thrilling victory over South Africa.
Waugh leads by example
Steve Waugh may not be the most popular of cricketers, but his unbeaten 120 against South Africa has certainly added to his reputation as one of the most feared batsmen on the planet.
No decision on Stewart
Chairman of selectors David Graveney says England will have further discussions with Alec Stewart before making any decision about his future as captain.
India's post mortem begins
India's exit from the Cricket World Cup has sparked a furious debate back home, with captain Mohammad Azharuddin facing a fight for his job.
Kiwis charge into semi-finals
New Zealand take their place in the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup, with a nail-biting Super Six victory over India at Trent Bridge.
Waugh: Leave Shane alone
Australian captain, Steve Waugh, has warned that spinner Shane Warne could be forced to quit the game because of constant criticism from the media.
Allott of wickets for surprise star
New Zealand's Geoff Allott has taken more wickets in a World Cup than any other bowler - not a bad achievement for a player who was overlooked going into the competition.
Saqlain hat-trick takes Pakistan through
Saqlain Mushtaq takes only the second hat-trick in Cricket World Cup history to secure a crushing victory over Zimbabwe and take Pakistan into the semi-finals.
Klusener: The one-day wrecker
South Africa's Lance Klusener has set a new world record for one-day international run-making. But the modest all-rounder is taking his achievements in his stride.
Calculator anyone?
BBC News Online's man on the ground, Ralph Dellor, offers his verdict on Pakistan's victory over Zimbabwe at The Oval.
SA book semi-final slot
South Africa become the first side to reach the World Cup semi-finals with a comprehensive 74 run victory over New Zealand.
Aussies win in Lord's run-fest
Australia have beaten Zimbabwe by 44 runs in a high scoring match at Lords featuring centuries from Mark Waugh and Neil Johnson.
Aussies coming nicely to the boil
Ralph Dellor reports for News Online on the thrilling match at Lord's between the rapidly improving Australians and the tournament's surprise package Zimbabwe.


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