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Shane Warne's World Cup shame

Feb 14, 2015: In 2003, taking a tablet given to him by his mother to get rid of a double chin cost him a year of his career

Martin Williamson

World Cup No. 8: the big story

Olonga and Flower make a stand

Feb 2, 2015: It was a defining image of the 2003 tournament: two players, one black, one white, risking their lives and careers by wearing black armbands to protest injustice

Liam Brickhill

Working the World Cups

Jan 24, 2015: Behind the scenes at a global tournament mostly involves endless meetings, faxes, waiting around, and dealing with fans' and the media's outrage

Amrit Mathur

Men of the Finals

Ponting pummels India

Jan 19, 2015: Ricky Ponting made the 2003 final against a resurgent India a no-contest with one of the finest batting displays in World Cup history

My First World Cup

'Being knocked out felt worse in 2011'

Dec 27, 2014: Twenty-two-year-old Robin Peterson soaked in the feeling of playing a World Cup at home in 2003, even though he only got one game

My First World Cup

'When you're 23, you're fearless'

Dec 1, 2014: Neither an injury nor a tournament final could worry a young Ashish Nehra in 2003, and he still holds of the best innings figures by an Indian in a World Cup

Fringe Benefits: Aasif Karim

'As soon as we got Lara, we were a different side'

Nov 26, 2014: The former Kenya captain recalls Kenya's shock win over West Indies in 1996 and his spell that had Australia quivering in 2003

Interview by Mohammad Isam


Washouts, walkovers, and black armband protests

Nov 1, 2014: Fourteen teams competed in an unwieldy schedule that culminated in a high-scoring, one-sided final


Ponting leads another Australian juggernaut

Oct 31, 2014: His belligerent innings left India hapless in the 2003 final


The World Cup catches political heat

Oct 31, 2014: The day in 2003 that Andy Flower and Henry Olonga took a political, and potentially dangerous, stand against the Zimbabwe government


Nehra's Durban masterclass

Oct 31, 2014: When Ashish Nehra gritted his teeth and produced a top-notch display of seam bowling against England


Roy steamrolls Pakistan

Oct 31, 2014: A captain's hunch brought Andrew Symonds into Australia's 2003 World Cup squad and he repaid that faith in the first game by mauling Pakistan's attack


Gilchrist's conscientious moment

Oct 31, 2014: In the semi-final against Sri Lanka in 2003, Adam Gilchrist walked back to the pavilion despite being given not out by the on-field umpire

ESPNcricinfo staff


Tendulkar lands a timeless KO

Oct 31, 2014: He lived the match a year in advance, and when he finally walked out to bat against Pakistan in 2003, he produced a classic

'Kenya cricket is dead and buried'

Sep 30, 2014: The veteran spinner's dream spell against Australia in 2003 symbolised a brief golden period for Kenya, but since his retirement, the country's cricket has nose-dived

Tim Wigmore

A Madiba sighting

Dec 6, 2013: A reporter on tour at the 2003 World Cup remembers seeing the great man up close

Sharda Ugra

Greatest Teams

One-day giants

Dec 1, 2011: Five one-day international sides that have left a lasting mark on the game

George Dobell

The battle of Centurion

Mar 1, 2011: The fourth India-Pakistan match in World Cups was anticipated like no other. And when it finally arrived, it was a cracker. An insider relives it all, eight years later to the day

Amrit Mathur


The wrong trousers

Feb 26, 2011: The 2003 World Cup was hardly cricket's finest hour ... but perhaps the most embarrassing incident for the hosts came at an otherwise forgettable match between India and Netherlands at Paarl in the first week

Martin Williamson

It all began in South Africa

Feb 6, 2011: Indian cricket's most successful era was ushered in at the 2003 World Cup, with some effigy-burning, banana-barfing, and sleepless nights for Tendulkar

Rahul Bhattacharya
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