Cricket World Cup: Complete Guide to the World Cup

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TOMORROW'S UMPIRES

DAVID SHEPHERD (ENGLAND)

Born 27/12/40. Former Gloucestershire batsman. Helps his brother run the local post office in Devon and has endeared himself to spectators with his superstitious habit of hopping from foot to foot when the score reaches 111, 222 or 333.

STEVE BUCKNOR (JAMAICA)

Born 31/5/46. A one-time football referee who officiated in a World Cup match between El Salvador and the Netherlands, Bucknor became a cricket umpire in 1987 and has stood in the last two World Cup finals. Calm and unflappable, he has unnerved a succession of batsman by pausing for what seems an eternity before giving his verdict.

BETTING ON THE FINAL

WHILE MOST bookmakers make Pakistan (8-11, generally) the favourites to win the World Cup tomorrow, Australia look fantastic value (at evens, with Ladbrokes) to take the title. Mark Waugh is the favourite (11-4) to top score, but Michael Bevan (5-1) could be better value in a scrap. Saeed Anwar (5-2) is in the right form to do the same for Pakistan. Ladbrokes offer 6-4 against Warne taking more wickets than Shoaib Akhtar (5-4), but a tie between them looks better value at 11-4.

TOMORROW'S FINAL

Australia v Pakistan

LORD'S: 10.45AM

One-Day record: BATTING BOWLING

Matches Avge Wkts Avge Econ

*S R Waugh 267 31.99 190 34.37 4.53

S K Warne 124 12.35 198 24.33 4.15

M G Bevan 113 61.44 32 42.81 4.92

A C Dale 26 19.66 28 31.21 3.85

D W Fleming 60 6.28 95 24.29 4.36

A C Gilchrist 67 33.29 - - -

B P Julian 25 13.17 22 45.31 5.21

S Lee 25 16.94 22 30.50 4.58

D S Lehmann 53 33.34 8 47.00 5.44

G D McGrath 95 3.76 138 24.92 4.01

T M Moody 69 23.29 43 42,02 4.41

D R Martyn 35 25.30 1 153.00 5.73

R T Ponting 82 39.67 1 62.00 4.42

P R Reiffel 91 13.97 105 29.20 3.93

M E Waugh 190 38.36 81 32.81 4.75

One-Day record: BATTING BOWLING

Matches Avge Wkts Avge Econ

*Wasim Akram 274 15.90 385 23.41 3.83

Saeed Anwar 179 40.27 5 35.20 4.84

Shahid Afridi 89 24.00 54 52.35 4.75

Wajahatullah 7 33.71 3 13.33 7.74

Inzamam 191 39.14 2 26.00 7.80

Ijaz Ahmed 234 32.67 5 94.80 4.50

Salim Malik 283 32.88 89 33.24 5.06

Yousuf Youhana 24 43.35 - - -

Moin Khan 138 25.07 - - -

Saqlain Mushtaq 107 13.05 203 19.66 4.26

Mushtaq Ahmed 130 9.02 144 33.62 4.32

Shoaib Akhtar 25 18.00 43 20.48 4.32

Waqar Younis 173 9.96 285 23.09 4.58

Azhar Mahmd 69 17.41 66 35.54 4.41

Abdul Razzaq 22 16.12 27 27.81 4.58

AUSTRALIA FORM GUIDE

Group matches

Beat Scotland by six wickets: Won toss. Scotland 181 for 7 (50 overs, Warne 3-39); Australia 182 for 4 (44.5, M Waugh 67).

Lost to New Zealand by five wickets: Won toss. Australia 213 for 8 (50 overs, Lehmann 76); New Zealand 214 for 5 (45.2, Fleming 2-43).

Lost to Pakistan by 10 runs: Won toss. Pakistan 275 for 8 (50 overs, Fleming 2-37); Australia 265 (49.5, Bevan 61).

Beat Bangladesh by six wickets: Won toss. Bangladesh 178 for 7 (50 overs, Moody 3-25); Australia 181 for 3 (19.5, Gilchrist 63, Moody 56no).

Beat West Indies by six wickets: Won toss. West Indies 110 (46.4 overs, McGrath 5-14; Warne 3-11); Australia 111 for 4 (40.4, Gilchrist 21).

Super Six

Beat India by 77 runs: Lost toss. Australia 282 for 6 (50 overs, M Waugh 83); India 205 (48.2, McGrath 3-34).

Beat Zimbabwe by 44 runs: Lost toss. Australia 303 for 4 (50 overs, M Waugh 104, S Waugh 62); Zimbabwe 259 for 6 (50, Reiffel 3-55).

Beat South Africa by five wickets: Lost toss. South Africa 271 for 7 (50 overs; Fleming 3-57, Warne 2-33); Australia 272 for 5 (49.4; Ponting 69, S Waugh 120no).

Semi-final

Match tied with South Africa: Lost toss. Australia 213 (49.2 overs; S Waugh 56, Bevan 65); South Africa 213 (49.4; Kallis 53; Warne 4-29).

Ground capacity: 30,000. Ticket availability: Sold out.

TV: Live: Sky Sports 1, from 9.30am. BBC from 10.30am. Highlights: BBC2 11.10pm. Previous one-day meetings: Of 50 matches, Australia have won 25 and Pakistan have won 23 with one tie and one no result.

PAKISTAN FORM GUIDE

Group matches

Beat West Indies by 27 runs: Won toss. Pakistan 229 for 8 (50 overs); West Indies 202 (48.5; Azhar Mahmood 3-48, Abdul Razzaq 3-32).

Beat Scotland by 94 runs: Lost toss. Pakistan 261 for 6 (50 overs; Yousuf Youhana 81no); Scotland 167 (38.5; Shoaib Akhtar 3-11, Wasim Akram 3-23, Abdul Razzaq 3-38).

Beat Australia by 10 runs: Lost toss. Pakistan 275 for 8 (50 overs; Inzamam- ul-Haq 81, Abdul Razzaq 60); Australia 265 (49.5; Wasim Akram 4-40, Saqlain Mushtaq 3-51).

Beat New Zealand by 62 runs: Lost toss. Pakistan 269 for 8 (50 overs; Inzamam-ul-Haq 73no); New Zealand 207 for 8 (50).

Lost to Bangladesh by 62 runs: Won toss. Bangladesh 223 for 9 (50 overs; Saqlain Mushtaq 5-35); Pakistan 161.

Super Six

Lost to South Africa by three wickets: Won toss. Pakistan 220 for 7 (50 overs; Moin Khan 63); South Africa 221 for 7 (49).

Lost to India by 47 runs: Lost toss. India 227 for 6 (50 overs). Pakistan 180 (45.3).

Beat Zimbabwe by 148 runs: Won toss. Pakistan 271 for 9 (50 overs; Saeed Anwar 103) Zimbabwe 123 (40.3).

Semi-final

Beat New Zealand by 9 wickets: Lost toss. New Zealand 241 for 7 (50 overs; Twose 46); Pakistan 242 for 1 (47.3; Saeed 113no, Wajahatullah 84).

Weather: Tomorrow morning is expected to be cloudy and humid with a likelihood of rain, but the afternoon should be fine and fresh with scattered clouds and sunny spells. Maximum temperature 20C.

TOURNAMENT STATISTICS

TOP BATTING PERFORMANCES

*denotes not out

183: Saurav Ganguly (India) v Sri Lanka, 26 May, Taunton.

145: Rahul Dravid (India) v Sri Lanka, 26 May, Taunton.

140*: Sachin Tendulkar (India) v Kenya, 23 May, Bristol.

132*: Neil Johnson (Zimbabwe) v Australia, 9 June, Lord's.

120*: Steve Waugh (Australia) v South Africa, June 13, Headingley.

113*: Saeed Anwar (Pakistan) v New Zealand, 16 June, Old Trafford.

104*: Rahul Dravid (India) v Kenya, 23 May, Bristol.

104: Mark Waugh (Australia) v Zimbabwe, 9 June, Lord's.

103: Saeed Anwar (Pakistan) v Zimbabwe, 10 June, The Oval.

101: Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa) v Australia, 13 June, Headingley.

100*: Ajay Jadeja (India) v Australia, 4 June, The Oval.

97: Saurav Ganguly (India) v South Africa, 15 May, Hove.

96: Jacques Kallis (South Africa) v India, 15 May, Hove.

91: Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa) v New Zealand, 10 June, Edgbaston.

88*: Nasser Hussain (England) v Kenya, 18 May, Canterbury.

88: Alec Stewart (England) v Sri Lanka, 14 May, Lord's.

84: Wajahatullah Wasti (Pakistan) v New Zealand, 16 June, Old Trafford.

83: Mark Waugh (Australia) v India, 4 June, The Oval.

82: Maurice Odumbe (Kenya) v Sri Lanka, 30 May, Southampton.

82: Gary Kirsten (South Africa) v New Zealand, June 10, Edgbaston.

81*: Yousuf Youhana (Pakistan) v Scotland, 20 May, Durham.

81: Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan) v Australia, 23 May, Headingley.

80*: Roger Twose (New Zealand) v Australia, 20 May, Cardiff.

80*: Ridley Jacobs (West Indies) v New Zealand, 24 May, Southampton.

BOWLING

5 for 14: Glenn McGrath (Australia) v West Indies, 30 May, Old Trafford.

5 for 21: Lance Klusener (South Africa) v Kenya, 26 May, Amsterdam.

5 for 27: Venkatesh Prasad (India) v Pakistan, 8 June, Old Trafford.

5 for 31: Robin Singh (India) v Sri Lanka, 26 May, Worcester.

5 for 35: Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan) v Bangladesh, 31 May, Northampton.

5 for 36: Shaun Pollock (South Africa) v Australia, 17 June, Edgbaston.

4 for 7: Chris Harris (New Zealand) v Scotland, 31 May, Edinburgh.

4 for 17: Allan Donald (South Africa) v England, 22 May, The Oval.

4 for 25: Courtney Walsh (West Indies) v Bangladesh, 21 May, Dublin.

4 for 29: Shane Warne (Australia) v South Africa, 17 June, Edgbaston.

4 for 32: Allan Donald (South Africa) v Australia, 17 June, Edgbaston.

4 for 34: Darren Gough (England) v Kenya, 18 May, Canterbury.

4 for 37: Alan Mullally (England) v Sri Lanka, 14 May, Lord's.

4 for 37: Geoff Allott (New Zealand) v Australia, 20 May, Cardiff.

4 for 37: John Blain (Scotland) v Bangladesh, 24 May, Edinburgh.

4 for 40: Wasim Akram (Pakistan) v Australia, 23 May, Headingley.

4 for 42: Neil Johnson (Zimbabwe) v Kenya, 15 May, Taunton.

HAT-TRICK

Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan) v Zimbabwe, 11 June, The Oval.

LEADING RUN-SCORERS

Rahul Dravid (India) 461

Steve Waugh (Australia) 398

Saurav Ganguly (India) 379

Neil Johnson (Zimbabwe) 367

Saeed Anwar (Pakistan) 353

Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa) 341

Mark Waugh (Australia) 338

Ricky Ponting (Australia) 330

Roger Twose (New Zealand) 318

Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 312

Ajay Jadeja (India) 285

Lance Klusener (South Africa) 281

Michael Bevan (Australia) 264

Sachin Tendulkar (India) 253

Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan) 239

Moin Khan (Pakistan) 236

Gary Kirsten (South Africa) 229

Gavin Hamilton (Scotland) 217

Daryll Cullinan (South Africa) 216

Stephen Fleming (New Zealand) 208

Ridley Jacobs (West Indies) 205

LEADING WICKET TAKERS

Geoff Allott (New Zealand) 20

Lance Klusener (South Africa) 17

Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan) 16

Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan) 16

Allan Donald (South Africa) 16

Glenn McGrath (Australia) 16

Shane Warne (Australia) 16

Wasim Akram (Pakistan) 14

Azhar Mahmood (Pakistan) 13

Abdur Razzaq (Pakistan) 13

Damien Fleming (Australia) 13

Javagal Srinath (India) 12

Neil Johnson (Zimbabwe) 12

Chris Cairns (New Zealand) 12

Darren Gough (England) 11

Courtney Walsh (West Indies) 11

Heath Streak (Zimbabwe) 11

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