Key aspects of Australia's last World Cup victory are indelibly marked in the memory.india Updated: Jan 30, 2003 00:19 IST
Key aspects of Australia's last World Cup victory are indelibly marked in the memory.
Herschelle Gibbs dropping Steve Waugh, the drama of the tied semi and Shane Warne's bowling in the final spring to mind.
Cruelly perhaps, so to does McGrath's dropping of Abdur Razzaq in the final, but that is to ignore the strike bowler's hard work in the run up to that match.
He demolished both the West Indies and India with a fast and furious opening salvo that left their hopes in tatters.
And that is McGrath's stock, leading from the front with hostile, accurate bowling that undoes opponents with alarming frequency.
And when they are able to combat that threat, McGrath can quite literally suffocate batsmen with nagging line and length.