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World Cup 2000 - Match Reports

GRAND FINAL

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AUSTRALIA vs NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand gained the Grand Final berth with a big win in the Semi over England.

Australia trod a much rougher road in the Semi's - they survived last night's game against South Africa.

In the Qualifying Round, Australia had a huge win over New Zealand.

But this is the Grand Final. Past results suddenly mean very little. They give way to those sometimes fickle things like spirit, courage, luck, determination ..... and self-belief. No final should ever be considered a foregone conclusion.

Including this one.

And here we go in the final game of World Cup 2000 -

New Zealand batting first.

After 7 overs, NZ have scored 32.

NEW ZEALAND Final Score 53

Australian innings - third over, 15 runs scored

11th over - Australia 71 ( Australia look to be in control of this game at this stage )

AUSTRALIA WIN WORLD CUP

Australia 92 defeat New Zealand 53

 

While we're waiting for this game, the Canberra Rockets site has some inside information from the Australian camp. And some big calls on the make-up of the teams and outcomes of both Grand Finals.

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