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00. Australia then went on to face South Africa who were the second-ranked Test team in the world and were seen as the leading challengers to Australian supremacy. His 98 in the Second Test at Rawalpindi was notable for his survival against a hostile barrage of short-pitched bowling from Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.
Known as an attacking and sometimes ruthlessly efficient captain Waugh rebuffed criticism over "manipulation of the points system" during the Cricket World Cup to ensure his team's progression and was often critical of the media. Though thought of in the early stages of his career as only "a moderately talented player" at one point losing his Test place to his brother Mark Waugh went on to become one of the leading batsmen of his time. " At the end of his final Test match Waugh was carried by his team mates in a lap of honour around the Sydney Cricket Ground.