Cricket Classics: Warne masterclass propels Australia into ’99 WC final

Shane Warne’s magical spell against South Africa in the tied semifinal was the most talked-about performance of the tournament. Warne was on a roll. Taking wickets and not looking to restrict the scoring rate formed his bowling ethos. Australia captain Steve Waugh had a fabulous bowling line-up at his disposal and Warne led the charge with his attacking style. Few batsmen could gauge his variations and it was his masterful exhibition in the final against Pakistan which saw Australia win the Cup after finishing runner-up to Sri Lanka in the previous edition in Lahore in 1996.