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2003 ICC Cricket World Cup
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Logo of the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup
Administrator(s) International Cricket Council
Cricket format One Day International
Tournament format(s) Round robin and Knockout
Host(s) South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya
Champions Australia (3rd title)
Participants 14
Matches played 52
Attendance 626,845 (12,055 per match)
Player of the series Sachin Tendulkar
Most runs Sachin Tendulkar (673)
Most wickets Chaminda Vaas (23)
1999 (Previous) (Next) 2007

The 2003 Cricket World Cup (Official name: ICC Cricket World Cup 2003) was the eighth edition of the tournament and was played in South Africa from 9 February to 24 March. 2003 was the first time that the Cricket World Cup was held in Africa. The tournament featured 14 teams and 54 matches, the most in the tournament history up to that time. The tournament followed the format introduced in the 1999 Cricket World Cup with the teams divided into 2 groups, and the top three in each group qualifying for the "Super-6" stage. The tournament saw upsets in the first round with South Africa, Pakistan, West Indies, and England failing to make it to Super-6 stage while Zimbabwe and Kenya made it to Super-6 stage and Kenya made the semi-finals of the tournament.

The tournament was won by Australia who defeated India in the final[1].

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Participating nations

Fourteen teams played in the 2003 Cricket World Cup. In the first round, they were divided into two groups of 7 teams. The top three from each group qualified for the "Super Six", carrying forward the results they had achieved against other qualifiers from their group into the Super Six round. The top four teams in the Super Six round qualified for the semi-finals, and the winners of those matches played the final.

Test and ODI status

Australia
Bangladesh
England
India
Kenya
New Zealand

Pakistan
South Africa
Sri Lanka
West Indies
Zimbabwe

ICC Trophy Qualifiers

Canada
Namibia
Netherlands

Host cities and venues

Cities Venues Capacity
Johannesburg, South Africa Wanderers Stadium 34,000
Durban, South Africa Sahara Stadium Kingsmead 25,000
Cape Town, South Africa Newlands Cricket Ground 25,000
Centurion, South Africa Centurion Park 23,000
Bloemfontein, South Africa Goodyear Park 20,000
Benoni, South Africa Willowmoore Park 20,000
Port Elizabeth, South Africa Sahara Oval St George’s 19,000
Potchefstroom, South Africa North West Cricket Stadium 18,000
East London, South Africa Buffalo Park 16,000
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa Pietermaritzburg Oval 12,000
Kimberley, South Africa De Beers Diamond Oval 11,000
Paarl, South Africa Boland Park 10,000
Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 10,000
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club 9,000
Nairobi, Kenya Nairobi Gymkhana Club 8,000

Group stage tables and results

The top three teams from each pool qualify for the next stage, carrying forward the points already scored against fellow qualifiers, plus one-fourth of the points scored against the teams that failed to qualify.[2]

Teams that qualified for the Super Six stage are highlighted in blue.

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Pool A

Pool A
Team Pts Pld W L NR T NRR PCF
Australia 24 6 6 0 0 0 2.05 12
India 20 6 5 1 0 0 1.11 8
Zimbabwe 14 6 3 2 1 0 0.50 3.5
England 12 6 3 3 0 0 0.82 N/A
Pakistan 10 6 2 3 1 0 0.23 N/A
Netherlands 4 6 1 5 0 0 −1.45 N/A
Namibia 0 6 0 6 0 0 −2.96 N/A
10 February 2003

Scorecard
Zimbabwe
340/2 (50 overs)
v Namibia
104/5 (25.1 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 86 runs (DL)
Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe
Umpires: DL Orchard (RSA) and SJA Taufel (AUS).
Man of the Match: CB Wishart (ZIM)
CB Wishart 172* (151)
JL Louw 1/60 (10)
D Skeulder 27 (46)
GJ Whittall 2/20 (5)
  • Match shortened due to rain; Duckworth-Lewis revised target to win: 191 runs in 25.1 overs for Namibia.

11 February 2003

Scorecard
Australia
310/8 (50 overs)
v Pakistan
228 (44.3 overs)
Australia won by 82 runs
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
Umpires: EAR de Silva (SRI) and DR Shepherd (ENG).
Man of the Match: A Symonds (AUS)
A Symonds 143* (125)
W Akram 3/64 (10)
R Latif 33 (23)
IJ Harvey 4/58 (9.3)

12 February 2003

Scorecard
India
204 (48.5 overs)
v Netherlands
136 (48.1 overs)
India won by 68 runs
Boland Park, Paarl, South Africa
Umpires: DJ Harper (AUS) and P Willey (ENG).
Man of the Match: TBM de Leede (NED)
SR Tendulkar 52 (72)
TBM de Leede 4/35 (9.5)
DLS van Bunge 62 (116)
A Kumble 4/32 (10)

13 February 2003

Scorecard
Zimbabwe
v England
Zimbabwe won by a walkover
Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WIN) and DL Orchard (RSA).
Man of the Match: N/A
  • England forfeited the match citing safety concerns.

15 February 2003

Scorecard
India
125 (41.4 overs)
v Australia
128/1 (22.2 overs)
Australia won by 9 wickets
Centurion Park, Centurion, South Africa
Umpires: EAR de Silva (SRI) and DR Shepherd (ENG).
Man of the Match: JN Gillespie (AUS)
SR Tendulkar 36 (59)
JN Gillespie 3/13 (10)
AC Gilchrist 48 (61)
A Kumble 1/24 (7)

16 February 2003

Scorecard
Netherlands
142/9 (50 overs)
v England
144/4 (23.2 overs)
England won by 6 wickets
Buffalo Park, East London, South Africa
Umpires: DB Hair (AUS) and RE Koertzen (RSA).
Man of the Match: JM Anderson (ENG)
TBM de Leede 58* (96)
JM Anderson 4/25 (10)
MP Vaughan 51 (47)
DLS van Bunge 3/16 (3)

16 February 2003

Scorecard
Pakistan
255/9 (50 overs)
v Namibia
84 (17.4 overs)
Pakistan won by 171 runs
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley, South Africa
Umpires: NA Mallender (ENG) and DL Orchard (RSA).
Man of the Match: W Akram (PAK)
S Elahi 63 (100)
G Snyman 2/51 (8)
BL Kotze 24* (29)
W Akram 5/28 (9)

19 February 2003

Scorecard
India
255/7 (50 overs)
v Zimbabwe
172 (44.4 overs)
India won by 83 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe
Umpires: EAR de Silva (SRI) and RE Koertzen (RSA).
Man of the Match: SR Tendulkar (IND)
SR Tendulkar 81 (91)
GW Flower 2/14 (6)
T Taibu 29* (44)
SC Ganguly 3/22 (5)

19 February 2003

Scorecard
England
272 (50 overs)
v Namibia
217/9 (50 overs)
England won by 55 runs
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Umpires: SJA Taufel (AUS) and S Venkataraghavan (IND).
Man of the Match: AJ Burger (NAM)
AJ Stewart 60 (77)
RJ van Vuuren 5/43 (10)
AJ Burger 85 (86)
RC Irani 3/30 (8)

20 February 2003

Scorecard
Australia
170/2 (36 overs)
v Netherlands
122 (30.2 overs)
Australia won by 55 runs (DL)
North West Cricket Stadium, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Umpires: DL Orchard (RSA) and P Willey (ENG).
Man of the Match: DR Martyn (AUS)
DR Martyn 67* (76)
TBM de Leede 2/34 (7)
TBM de Leede 24 (38)
AJ Bichel 3/13 (5)
  • Match shortened to 36 overs each due to rain; Duckworth-Lewis revised target to win: 198 runs in 36 overs for the Netherlands.

22 February 2003

Scorecard
England
246/8 (50 overs)
v Pakistan
134 (31 overs)
England won by 112 runs
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa
Umpires: BG Jerling (RSA) and RE Koertzen (RSA).
Man of the Match: JM Anderson (ENG)
PD Collingwood 66* (73)
S Mushtaq 2/44 (10)
S Akhtar 43 (16)
JM Anderson 4/29 (10)

23 February 2003

Scorecard
India
311/2 (50 overs)
v Namibia
130 (42.3 overs)
India won by 181 runs
Pietermaritzburg Oval, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Umpires: AS Dar (PAK) and DR Shepherd (ENG).
Man of the Match: SR Tendulkar (IND)
SR Tendulkar 152 (151)
RJ van Vuuren 2/53 (10)
AJ Burger 29 (30)
Y Singh 4/6 (4.3)

24 February 2003

Scorecard
Zimbabwe
246/9 (50 overs)
v Australia
248/3 (47.3 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Umpires: BF Bowden (NZL) and DL Orchard (RSA).
Man of the Match: AM Blignaut (ZIM)
A Flower 62 (91)
GB Hogg 3/46 (8)
AC Gilchrist 61 (64)
DA Marillier 1/32 (10)

25 February 2003

Scorecard
Pakistan
253/9 (50 overs)
v Netherlands
156 (39.3 overs)
Pakistan won by 97 runs
Boland Park, Paarl, South Africa
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WIN) and S Venkataraghavan (IND).
Man of the Match: Y Youhana (PAK)
Y Youhana 58 (59)
TBM de Leede 2/53 (10)
DLS van Bunge 31 (60)
W Akram 3/24 (8.3)

26 February 2003

Scorecard
India
250/9 (50 overs)
v England
168 (45.3 overs)
India won by 82 runs
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
Umpires: RE Koertzen (RSA) and SJA Taufel (AUS).
Man of the Match: A Nehra (IND)
R Dravid 62 (72)
AR Caddick 3/69 (10)
A Flintoff 64 (73)
A Nehra 6/23 (10)

27 February 2003

Scorecard
Australia
301/6 (50 overs)
v Namibia
45 (14 overs)
Australia won by 256 runs
North West Cricket Stadium, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Umpires: BF Bowden (NZL) and RB Tiffin (ZIM).
Man of the Match: GD McGrath (AUS)
ML Hayden 88 (73)
LJ Burger 3/39 (10)
DB Kotze 10 (14)
GD McGrath 7/15 (7)

28 February 2003

Scorecard
Zimbabwe
301/8 (50 overs)
v Netherlands
202/9 (50 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 99 runs
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WIN) and TH Wijewardene (SRI).
Man of the Match: HH Streak (ZIM)
A Flower 71 (72)
JF Kloppenburg 2/40 (10)
DLS van Bunge 37 (47)
BA Murphy 3/44 (10)

1 March 2003

Scorecard
Pakistan
273/7 (50 overs)
v India
276/4 (45.4 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
Centurion Park, Centurion, South Africa
Umpires: RE Koertzen (RSA) and DR Shepherd (ENG).
Man of the Match: SR Tendulkar (IND)
S Anwar 101 (126)
Z Khan 2/46 (10)
SR Tendulkar 98 (75)
W Younis 2/71 (8.4)

2 March 2003

Scorecard
England
204/8 (50 overs)
v Australia
208/8 (49.4 overs)
Australia won by 2 wickets
Sahara Oval St George's, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Umpires: AS Dar (PAK) and RB Tiffin (ZIM).
Man of the Match: AJ Bichel (AUS)
AJ Stewart 46 (92)
AJ Bichel 7/20 (10)
MG Bevan 74* (126)
AR Caddick 4/35 (9)

3 March 2003

Scorecard
Netherlands
314/4 (50 overs)
v Namibia
250 (46.5 overs)
Netherlands won by 64 runs
Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Umpires: DJ Harper (AUS) and MN Ghauri (PAK).
Man of the Match: JF Kloppenburg (NED)
KJJ van Noortwijk 134* (129)
LJ Burger 2/49 (10)
BG Murgatroyd 52 (62)
A Raja 4/42 (8.5)

4 March 2003

Scorecard
Pakistan
73/3 (14 overs)
v Zimbabwe
No result
Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Umpires: DJ Harper (AUS) and MN Ghauri (PAK).
Man of the Match: N/A
S Anwar 40* (45)
HH Streak 1/25 (7)
  • Only 14 overs were played before rain set in - no more overs could be played and the game was called off as no result

Pool B

Pool B
Team Pts Pld W L NR T NRR PCF
Sri Lanka 18 6 4 1 0 1 1.20 7.5
Kenya 16 6 4 2 0 0 −0.69 10
New Zealand 16 6 4 2 0 0 0.99 4
South Africa 14 6 3 2 0 1 1.73 N/A
West Indies 14 6 3 2 1 0 1.10 N/A
Canada 4 6 1 5 0 0 −1.99 N/A
Bangladesh 2 6 0 5 1 0 −2.05 N/A
9 February 2003

Scorecard
West Indies
278/5 (50 overs)
v South Africa
275/9 (49 overs)
West Indies won by 3 runs
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa
Umpires: DJ Harper (AUS) and S Venkataraghavan (IND).
Man of the Match: BC Lara (WIN)
BC Lara 116 (134)
M Ntini 2/37 (10)
G Kirsten 69 (92)
VC Drakes 2/33 (8)
  • South Africa were deducted 1 over for a slow over rate.

10 February 2003

Scorecard
Sri Lanka
272/7 (50 overs)
v New Zealand
225 (45.3 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 47 runs
Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WIN) and NA Mallender (ENG).
Man of the Match: ST Jayasuriya (SRI)
ST Jayasuriya 120 (125)
NJ Astle 3/34 (7)
SB Styris 141 (125)
RP Arnold 3/47 (8.3)

11 February 2003

Scorecard
Canada
180 (49.1 overs)
v Bangladesh
120 (28 overs)
Canada won by 60 runs
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
Umpires: AS Dar (PAK) and BG Jerling (RSA).
Man of the Match: A Codrington (CAN)
IS Billcliff 42 (63)
MS Hossain 2/26 (10)
S Hossain 25 (24)
A Codrington 5/27 (9)

12 February 2003

Scorecard
Kenya
140 (38 overs)
v South Africa
142/0 (21.2 overs)
South Africa won by 10 wickets
North West Cricket Stadium, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Umpires: KC Barbour (ZIM) and TH Wijewardene (SRI).
Man of the Match: L Klusener (RSA)
RD Shah 60 (87)
L Klusener 4/16 (8)
HH Gibbs 87* (66)
AY Karim 0/17 (2)

13 February 2003

Scorecard
New Zealand
241/7 (50 overs)
v West Indies
221 (49.4 overs)
New Zealand won by 20 runs
Sahara Oval St George's, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Umpires: DB Hair (AUS) and RE Koertzen (RSA).
Man of the Match: AR Adams (NZL)
NJ Astle 46 (70)
WW Hinds 3/35 (10)
RR Sarwan 75 (99)
AR Adams 4/44 (9.4)

14 February 2003

Scorecard
Bangladesh
124 (50 overs)
v Sri Lanka
126/0 (21.1 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 10 Wickets
Pietermaritzburg Oval, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Umpires: BF Bowden (NZL) and RB Tiffin (ZIM).
Man of the Match: WPUJC Vaas (SRI)
A Kapali 32 (38)
WPUJC Vaas 6/25 (9.1)
MS Atapattu 69* (71)
MM Islam 0/22 (6)

15 February 2003

Scorecard
Canada
197 (49 overs)
v Kenya
198/6 (48.3 overs)
Kenya won by 4 Wickets
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa
Umpires: AV Jayaprakash (IND) and MN Ghauri (PAK).
Man of the Match: TM Odoyo (KEN)
IS Billcliff 71 (100)
TM Odoyo 4/28 (10)
RD Shah 61 (95)
JM Davison 0/22 (6)

16 February 2003

Scorecard
South Africa
306 (50 overs)
v New Zealand
229/1 (36.5 overs)
New Zealand won by 9 Wickets (DL)
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WIN) and P Willey (ENG).
Man of the Match: SP Fleming (NZL)
HH Gibbs 143 (141)
JDP Oram 4/28 (10)
SP Fleming 134* (132)
AA Donald 0/22 (6)
  • Match shortened due to rain; Duckworth-Lewis revised target to win: 226 runs in 39 overs for New Zealand.

18 February 2003

Scorecard
West Indies
244/9 (50 overs)
v Bangladesh
32/2 (8.1 overs)
No result
Willowmoore Park, Benoni, South Africa
Umpires: BG Jerling (RSA) and RB Tiffin (ZIM).
Man of the Match: N/A
RL Powell 50 (31)
MM Islam 3/62 (10)
E Haque 12 (24)
M Dillon 1/13 (4.1)
  • Only 8.1 overs of Bangladesh's innings were played before rain set in - called off as a no result

19 February 2003

Scorecard
Canada
36 (18.4 overs)
v Sri Lanka
37/1 (4.4 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets
Boland Park, Paarl, South Africa
Umpires: NA Mallender (ENG) and DR Shepherd (ENG).
Man of the Match: RAP Nissanka (SRI)
JV Harris 9 (13)
RAP Nissanka 4/12 (7)
MS Atapattu 24* (14)
S Thuraisingam 1/22 (2.4)

21 February 2003

Scorecard
Kenya
v New Zealand
Kenya won by forfeit
Nairobi Gymkhana Club, Nairobi, Kenya
Umpires: DJ Harper (AUS) and RB Tiffin (ZIM).
Man of the Match: N/A
  • New Zealand forfeited the match after declining to travel to Kenya over safety concerns.

22 February 2003

Scorecard
Bangladesh
108 (35.1 overs)
v South Africa
109/0 (12 overs)
South Africa won by 10 wickets
Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Umpires: BF Bowden (NZL) and S Venkataraghavan (IND).
Man of the Match: M Ntini (RSA)
K Mashud 29 (67)
M Ntini 4/24 (7.1)
G Kirsten 52* (32)
MM Islam 0/26 (4)

23 February 2003

Scorecard
Canada
202 (42.5 overs)
v West Indies
206/3 (20.3 overs)
West Indies won by 7 wickets
Centurion Park, Centurion, South Africa
Umpires: EAR de Silva (SRI) and DB Hair (AUS).
Man of the Match: JM Davison (CAN)
JM Davison 111 (76)
VC Drakes 5/44 (9.5)
BC Lara 73 (40)
JM Davison 1/36 (5)

24 February 2003

Scorecard
Kenya
210/9 (50 overs)
v Sri Lanka
157 (45 overs)
Kenya won by 53 runs
Nairobi Gymkhana Club, Nairobi, Kenya
Umpires: DJ Harper (AUS) and RB Tiffin (ZIM).
Man of the Match: CO Obuya (KEN)
KO Otieno 60 (88)
M Muralitharan 4/28 (10)
PA de Silva 41 (53)
CO Obuya 5/24 (10)

26 February 2003

Scorecard
Bangladesh
198/7 (50 overs)
v New Zealand
199/3 (33.3 overs)
New Zealand won by 7 wickets
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley, South Africa
Umpires: DB Hair (AUS) and DR Shepherd (ENG).
Man of the Match: CD McMillan (NZL)
M Ashraful 56 (82)
JDP Oram 3/32 (10)
CD McMillan 75 (83)
K Mahmud 3/46 (10)

27 February 2003

Scorecard
South Africa
254/8 (50 overs)
v Canada
136/5 (50 overs)
South Africa won by 118 runs
Buffalo Park, East London, South Africa
Umpires: KC Barbour (ZIM) and DJ Harper (AUS).
Man of the Match: HH Dippenaar (RSA)
HH Dippenaar 80 (118)
A Patel 3/41 (7)
I Maraj 53* (155)
M Ntini 2/19 (10)

28 February 2003

Scorecard
Sri Lanka
228/6 (50 overs)
v West Indies
222/9 (50 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 6 runs
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa
Umpires: DL Orchard (RSA) and S Venkataraghavan (IND).
Man of the Match: WPUJC Vaas (SRI)
ST Jayasuriya 66 (99)
VC Drakes 1/32 (10)
S Chanderpaul 65 (90)
WPUJC Vaas 4/22 (10)

1 March 2003

Scorecard
Kenya
217/7 (50 overs)
v Bangladesh
185 (47.2 overs)
Kenya won by 32 runs
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
Umpires: EAR de Silva (SRI) and NA Mallender (ENG).
Man of the Match: MO Odumbe (KEN)
MO Odumbe 52* (99)
MS Hossain 3/49 (10)
ST Imran 48 (81)
MO Odumbe 4/38 (10)

3 March 2003

Scorecard
Canada
196 (47 overs)
v New Zealand
197/5 (23 overs)
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
Willowmoore Park, Benoni, South Africa
Umpires: AV Jayaprakash (IND) and BG Jerling (RSA).
Man of the Match: JM Davison (CAN)
JM Davison 75 (62)
JDP Oram 4/52 (10)
SB Styris 54* (38)
JM Davison 3/61 (10)

3 March 2003

Scorecard
Sri Lanka
268/9 (50 overs)
v South Africa
229/6 (45 overs)
Match tied (DL)
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WIN) and S Venkataraghavan (IND).
Man of the Match: MS Atapattu (SRI)
MS Atapattu 124 (129)
JH Kallis 3/41 (10)
HH Gibbs 73 (88)
PA de Silva 2/36 (8)
  • Match shortened due to rain; Duckworth-Lewis revised target to win: 230 runs in 45 overs for South Africa.

Before the South Africa v Sri Lanka game was delayed and ultimately called off for rain, the South African team gave to the batsmen a table showing the equivalent number of runs required after each ball, to equal the Sri Lankan total, for the remainder of the match assuming that rain would conclude the game after that particular ball. One ball before the rain interruption began, South Africa scored the requisite number of runs shown on the table. On the next ball it appeared that the batsmen could take a run but they decided not to take a risk, believing that their table showed the number of runs to win, not to tie. Thus the match ended in a tie, and South Africa lost all mathematical chance of proceeding to the Super Six.


4 March 2003

Scorecard
West Indies
246/7 (50 overs)
v Kenya
104 (35.5 overs)
West Indies won by 142 runs
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley, South Africa
Umpires: DR Shepherd (ENG) and SJA Taufel (AUS).
Man of the Match: VC Drakes (WIN)
CH Gayle 119 (151)
MO Odumbe 2/62 (10)
PJ Ongondo 24 (43)
VC Drakes 5/33 (10)

Super Six results

Australia, India, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Kenya, and New Zealand advanced to the Super Six stage.

Teams that advanced to the semi-finals are highlighted in blue.

Super Six table

Team Pts Pld W L NR T NRR PCF
Australia 24 5 5 0 0 0 1.85 12
India 20 5 4 1 0 0 0.89 8
Kenya 14 5 3 2 0 0 0.35 10
Sri Lanka 11.5 5 2 3 0 0 −0.84 7.5
New Zealand 8 5 1 4 0 0 −0.90 4
Zimbabwe 3.5 5 0 5 0 0 −1.25 3.5
7 March 2003

Scorecard
Australia
319/5 (50 overs)
v Sri Lanka
223 (47.4 overs)
Australia won by 96 runs
Centurion Park, Centurion, South Africa
Umpires: BF Bowden (NZL) and DR Shepherd (ENG).
Man of the Match: RT Ponting (AUS)
RT Ponting 114 (109)
CRD Fernando 3/47 (9)
PA de Silva 92 (94)
B Lee 3/52 (10)

7 March 2003

Scorecard
Kenya
225/6 (50 overs)
v India
226/4 (47.5 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa
Umpires: DJ Harper (AUS) and P Willey (ENG).
Man of the Match: SC Ganguly (IND)
KO Otieno 79 (134)
H Singh 2/41 (10)
SC Ganguly 107 (120)
TM Odoyo 2/27 (7)

8 March 2003

Scorecard
Zimbabwe
252/7 (50 overs)
v New Zealand
253/4 (47.2 overs)
New Zealand won by 6 wickets
Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Umpires: DB Hair (AUS) and RE Koertzen (RSA).
Man of the Match: NJ Astle (NZL)
HH Streak 72* (84)
CL Cairns 2/16 (4)
NJ Astle 102* (122)
AM Blignaut 2/41 (10)

10 March 2003

Scorecard
India
292/6 (50 overs)
v Sri Lanka
109 (23 overs)
India won by 183 runs
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
Umpires: DR Shepherd (ENG) and SJA Taufel (AUS).
Man of the Match: J Srinath (IND)
SR Tendulkar 97 (120)
M Muralitharan 3/46 (10)
KC Sangakkara 30 (33)
J Srinath 4/35 (9)

11 March 2003

Scorecard
Australia
208/9 (50 overs)
v New Zealand
112 (30.1 overs)
Australia won by 96 runs
Sahara Oval St George's, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WIN) and EAR de Silva (SRI).
Man of the Match: SE Bond (NZL)
AJ Bichel 64 (83)
SE Bond 6/23 (10)
SP Fleming 48 (70)
B Lee 5/42 (9.1)

12 March 2003

Scorecard
Zimbabwe
133 (44.1 overs)
v Kenya
135/3 (26 overs)
Kenya won by 7 wickets
Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Umpires: AS Dar (PAK) and S Venkataraghavan (IND).
Man of the Match: MA Suji (KEN)
A Flower 63 (101)
MA Suji 3/19 (8)
TM Odoyo 43* (60)
A Blignaut 1/36 (9)

14 March 2003

Scorecard
New Zealand
146 (45.1 overs)
v India
150/3 (40.4 overs)
India won by 7 wickets
Centurion Park, Centurion, South Africa
Umpires: DJ Harper (AUS) and P Willey (ENG).
Man of the Match: Z Khan (IND)
SP Fleming 30 (59)
Z Khan 4/42 (8)
M Kaif 68* (129)
SE Bond 2/23 (8)

15 March 2003

Scorecard
Sri Lanka
256/5 (50 overs)
v Zimbabwe
182 (41.5 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 74 runs
Buffalo Park, East London, South Africa
Umpires: BG Jerling (RSA) and RE Koertzen (RSA).
Man of the Match: MS Atapattu (SRI)
MS Atapattu 103* (127)
HH Streak 2/40 (10)
CB Wishart 43 (71)
ST Jayasuriya 3/30 (6)

15 March 2003

Scorecard
Kenya
174/8 (50 overs)
v Australia
178/5 (31.2 overs)
Australia won by 5 wickets
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
Umpires: BF Bowden (NZL) and SA Bucknor (WIN).
Man of the Match: AY Karim (KEN)
SO Tikolo 51 (100)
B Lee 3/14 (8)
AC Gilchrist 67 (43)
AY Karim 3/7 (8.2)

Knockout stage

  Semi-finals Final
18 March - Sahara Oval St George's, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
 Australia 212/7  
 Sri Lanka 123/7  
 
23 March - New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
     Australia 359/2
   India 234
20 March - Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
 India 270/4
 Kenya 179  

Semi finals

18 March 2003

(scorecard)
Australia
212/7 (50 overs)
v Sri Lanka
123/7 (38.1 overs)
Australia won by 48 runs (DL)
Sahara Oval St George's, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Umpires: RE Koertzen (RSA) and DR Shepherd (ENG).
Man of the Match: A Symonds (AUS)
A Symonds 91* (118)
WPUJC Vaas 3/34 (10)
KC Sangakkara 39* (70)
B Lee 3/35 (8)
  • Match shortened due to rain; Duckworth-Lewis revised target to win: 172 runs in 38.1 overs for Sri Lanka.

On a difficult, slow pitch at Port Elizabeth, Australia struggled their way to 212 (7 wickets, 50 overs) against tight Sri Lankan bowling, thanks mainly to a great innings from Andrew Symonds (91 from 118 balls, 7 fours, 1 six)*, demonstrating again captain Ricky Ponting's faith in him. Chaminda Vaas, continuing his excellent tournament, took three wickets. Australia's pace attack then ripped through the Sri Lankan top order, with Brett Lee (3/35 in 8 overs) taking three early wickets and Glenn McGrath (1/20 in 7 overs) taking one. By the time rain arrived in the thirty-ninth over, continued tight bowling had squeezed Sri Lanka to 123 (7 wickets, 38.1 overs), well behind the target given by the Duckworth-Lewis method.


20 March 2003

(scorecard)
India
270/4 (50 overs)
v Kenya
179 (46.2 overs)
India won by 91 runs
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WIN) and DJ Harper (AUS).
Man of the Match: SC Ganguly (IND)
SC Ganguly 111* (114)
PJ Ongondo 1/38 (10)
SO Tikolo 56 (83)
Z Khan 3/14 (9.2)


The fairytale ended for the Kenyan team, the only non Test-playing nation to ever make a World Cup semi-final. Sachin Tendulkar (83 from 101 balls, 5 fours, 1 six) and Sourav Ganguly (111 from 114 balls, 5 fours, 5 sixes), batted the Kenyans out of the game as India careered to a total of 270 (4 wickets, 50 overs). Under the Durban lights, the potent Indian seam attack of Zaheer Khan (3/14 in 9.2 overs), the experienced Javagal Srinath (1/11 in 7 overs) and Ashish Nehra (2/11 in 5 overs) careered through the Kenyan top order. Kenya were bowled out for 179 (all out, 46.2 overs), with only Steve Tikolo (56 from 83 balls, 5 fours, 2 sixes) putting up any significant resistance.

Final

23 March 2003

Scorecard
Australia
359/2 (50 overs)
v India
234 (39.2 overs)
Australia won by 125 runs
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WIN) and DR Shepherd (ENG).
Man of the Match: RT Ponting (AUS)
RT Ponting 140* (121)
H Singh 2/49 (8)
V Sehwag 82 (81)
GD McGrath 3/52 (8.2)
A civic centre lit up to mark the World Cup

India won the toss, and Ganguly, slightly strangely, asked Australia to bat, hoping to take advantage of a pitch left damp by dew and rain. On a lively Wanderers Stadium pitch, the Australian openers took advantage of very wayward Indian opening bowlers to get off to a flying start. Adam Gilchrist (57 from 48 balls, 8 fours, 1 six) and Matthew Hayden (37 from 54 balls, 5 fours) shared an opening partnership of 105 runs in 14 overs, forcing Ganguly to bring on the spinners unusually early. The change of pace brought wickets with Adam Gilchrist, who had been swinging at everything, holing out off a sweep shot from the bowling of Harbhajan Singh. Matthew Hayden, looking somewhat better than he had throughout the tournament, soon followed for 37, leaving Australia at 2/125. Captain Ricky Ponting (140 from 121 balls, 4 fours, 8 sixes) and Damien Martyn (88 from 84 balls, 7 fours, 1 six) (playing with a broken thumb) then completed a partnership of 234 runs in 30.1 overs, an Australian record for one-day cricket. Ponting and Martyn started efficiently, putting away bad balls but mostly keeping the scoring going with good running, then letting loose in the last ten overs, taking 109 from them. Ponting in particular dispatched the bowling over the fence with fearsome regularity in scoring 8 sixes, the most from one batsman in any World Cup match at the time. The final Australian total of 359 (2 wickets, 50 overs), at a run rate of 7.18 runs an over, was their second highest ever in ODI history.

Australian captain Ricky Ponting scored a century to be man of the match.

India's colossal run chase was made even more difficult after their trump card, Sachin Tendulkar, was out in the first over after skying a pull shot, Glenn McGrath completing the caught and bowled. Nevertheless, Virender Sehwag's (82 from 81 balls, 10 fours, 3 sixes) run-a-ball half century gave India respectability as they maintained a high scoring rate. Their only realistic hope—a washout—looked a possibility as the game was interrupted by rain in the eighteenth over. This rain proved fleeting, but Australia had taken few wickets and when more rain looked to arrive India were leaders according to DL method. However, this rain passed by, and India's hopes were dashed when Sehwag was run out by Darren Lehmann, and again when Rahul Dravid (47 from 57 balls, 2 fours) was bowled by Brett Lee, ending their partnership of 88 runs in 13.2 overs. India's batsmen continued to throw wickets away in the chase as the run rate crept up past 7 an over, and they were finally bowled out for 234 (all out, 39.2 overs) at a run rate of 5.97 runs an over giving Australia an emphatic victory by a record margin (in World Cup finals thus far) of 125 runs, underlining their dominance of the tournament. Ponting was named "Man Of The Match", and Sachin Tendulkar, for his demolition of bowling attacks, was named "Player of the Series."[3]

Controversies

Indian player sponsorships

There were a number of pre-tournament controversies, including the possible refusal of many Indian players to play due to their inability to promote their personal sponsors (many of whom provide most of the players' income, but whose products clash with those of the tournament sponsor).

Zimbabwe's political situation

Also raised was the security and political situation in Zimbabwe, and the appropriateness of playing there given the misdeeds of the regime of Robert Mugabe. Two Zimbabwean players, Andy Flower and Henry Olonga (the former white, the latter black) wore black armbands for their opening game, and issued a strong statement explaining that they were "mourning the death of democracy in Zimbabwe". Both men subsequently retired from Zimbabwean cricket, and began playing overseas, Olonga stating that to continue "would be condoning the grotesque human rights violations that have been perpetrated - and continue to be perpetrated - against my fellow countrymen."

England faced a great deal of domestic pressure to boycott their match in Zimbabwe on political grounds, and after some prevarication—initially announcing that they would play—did not play, citing fears for the players' safety.[4] The boycott proved costly as Zimbabwe advanced to the Super 6 just 2 points ahead of England, from the 4 points they achieved from the boycott.

Similarly, New Zealand decided against playing in Kenya because of security fears. This would ultimately cost New Zealand dearly. Had New Zealand played Kenya and won (as was expected), South Africa would have proceeded into the Super 6, and New Zealand would have ended up with 12 points in the Super 6, as they had previously defeated South Africa.

Shane Warne's drug test

Australian star player Shane Warne was sent home from the cup in embarrassing circumstances, only the day before their opening game, after a positive drug test in a lead-up competition in Australia revealed that he had taken a banned diuretic. The leg spinner claimed that he had taken a 'fluid pill' on the advice of his mother.

Statistics

Leading run scorers
Runs Player Country
673 Sachin Tendulkar India
465 Sourav Ganguly India
415 Ricky Ponting Australia
408 Adam Gilchrist Australia
384 Herschelle Gibbs South Africa
Leading wicket takers
Wickets Player Country
23 Chaminda Vaas Sri Lanka
22 Brett Lee Australia
21 Glenn McGrath Australia
18 Zaheer Khan India
17 Shane Bond New Zealand
17 Muttiah Muralitharan Sri Lanka

See also

References

External links


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