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Latest News - 19 July 1998

  • Adam Gilchrist wins the Player of the Tournament award, along with best wicket-keeper. Morne van Wyk is best batsman, Hrishikesh Kanitkar best bowler and Craig Spearman best fielder.
  • New Zealand beat Australia by 2 wickets in the final to take the inaugural Kuala Lumpur Super Max Eights title.
  • Australia tops the points table, edging out New Zealand on run rates. Both teams were unbeaten due to their round robin match being abandoned, and they will meet each other in the final as a re-match.
  • New Zealand beat Pakistan by 7 runs in the final round robin match.
  • South Africa beat India by 6 runs in a match that has effectively decided third place.
  • 3 more Max sixes are hit on day two, bringing the overall total to 6. Another one by Robin Singh today brings his total to 2. Overall 31 Max scoring shots have been made, 15 of which are boundaries.

Welcome to the CricInfo web site for the first ever Super Max Eights tournament. The newest format of cricket is the brainchild of ex-Test captains Martin Crowe and Allan Border and is being put on trial for the first time in Kuala Lumpur. Sister events have been planned for Perth in October, and Hong Kong next year.

Ten round robin matches between exponents from Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa will take place over three days. All matches are being played at the Kelab Aman ground in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and will culminate with the grand final on evening of Sunday 19 July.

CricInfo has live ball-by-ball coverage of every match throughout the three days play as well as squads information, schedule and points table, and the full rules of this brand new creation for the curious!

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