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    'You just dropped the world cup'

    What match(if any) was this quote from?

    i allways thought it was from Steve Waugh while he was batting in the 1999 world cup semi final against south Africa but i didn't see any dropped chances on the highlights,and he was batting first anyway.

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    Gibbs dropped the catch in a crucial super six match Australia needed to win if I am not wrong and Waugh allegedly said it to Gibbs.

    He denied ever saying it though in a recent cricinfo interview.
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    Super Six game, not Semi Final. Just as important a game though.
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    thanks for that,i must say i'm a bit suprised that such a ledgendary quote was said in a super six game but whatdyaknow.

    another thing,in the highlights i saw,the match ended with the scoreboard showing both sides on 213 yet the Austrlians won,am i missing something here?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    Gibbs dropped the catch in a crucial super six match Australia needed to win if I am not wrong and Waugh allegedly said it to Gibbs.

    He denied ever saying it though in a recent cricinfo interview.
    Yes, apparently Shane Warne had told the Aussie bats not to walk off the field immediately if Gibbs swallowed one, 'cause he had a habit of being overly showy with his celebrations, and losing control of the ball on occasion. Which is exactly what happened - Gibbs dropped the catch for no other reason than being a smart-aleck.

    I can't remember exactly what it turned out that Waugh had said, but he admitted it was hardly that snappy and clever. He also made a comment recently regarding his response when Curtly Ambrose stormed down the pitch at him back in '95 and Richie Richardson had to restrain him. Conventional wisdom was that he'd said "Just you bowl", when in reality, Waugh said it was more along the lines of "What the **** are you looking at?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by open365
    thanks for that,i must say i'm a bit suprised that such a ledgendary quote was said in a super six game but whatdyaknow.

    another thing,in the highlights i saw,the match ended with the scoreboard showing both sides on 213 yet the Austrlians won,am i missing something here?
    They had won the super six match and hence they qualified because of the previous win between the two countries - the rule in case of ties.

    So South Africa exited in another infamous way from a world cup.

    It added more legend to the Gibbs dropped catch and thus the importance despite that match being a super six match.

    Also thanks for reminding me that horrible match from a RSA fan's perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    They had won the super six match and hence they qualified because of the previous win between the two countries - the rule in case of ties.
    You know, that's what I always thought I remembered (makes the most sense to me, too), but just about everything I've read since suggests that it was about superior run-rate... Wouldn't mind some clarification on this if anybody knows for sure.

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    Actually, at that point in time, the match was more significant because Australia absolutely needed to win it in order to make the semis. Qualifying for the final in case of a tie in the semi was a factor not even in the picture right then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deja moo
    Actually, at that point in time, the match was more significant because Australia absolutely needed to win it in order to make the semis. Qualifying for the final in case of a tie in the semi was a factor not even in the picture right then.
    Yes but the tie added to the legend of the quote.. as Australia might not have even been there to compete in that brilliant and heart breaking semi had Gibbs not popped that ball in the air before ensuring he had complete control of the ball.

    AAAAAAAAAH.

    Also Warne - AAAAAAAAAAAAAH. why couldnt your mom give you pills 4 years prior!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love™
    Conventional wisdom was that he'd said "Just you bowl", when in reality, Waugh said it was more along the lines of "What the **** are you looking at?"
    Yep, sounds more like an Aussie sportsman

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    Australia won the Super Six match. Then they played SA again in the Semi, which was a tie. Australia got through on countback because they beat SA in the preceding Super Six match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burkey_1988
    Australia won the Super Six match. Then they played SA again in the Semi, which was a tie. Australia got through on countback because they beat SA in the preceding Super Six match.
    Yeah, that was always my understanding. Have you got a link? A lot of articles suggest it was an issue of Australia having a superior run-rate (or just finishing higher on the Super Six table), and that's why they went through to the final after the tie.

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    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/cri...1/wc_analysis/

    http://aus.cricinfo.com/link_to_data...999_CI_MR.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love™
    Yeah, that was always my understanding. Have you got a link? Everything I find suggests it was an issue of Australia having a superior run-rate, and that's why they went through to the final after the tie.
    Here's the answer. According to a book I have, The Complete History of World Cup Cricket 1975-1999, it says Australia went through to the Final because they finished higher than Sth Africa on the Super Six table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burkey_1988
    Here's the answer. According to a book I have, The Complete History of World Cup Cricket 1975-1999, it says Australia went through to the Final because they finished higher than Sth Africa on the Super Six table.
    Yeah. It's a little ambiguous, but I guess it suggests run-rate more than the previous victory....

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    Im almost certain it was due to the previous victory. Infact I'll stake my considerable reputation on it! Didn't really get a clear explanation at the time though, because Ray Martin was hosting that World Cup for Aussie viewers!

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