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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: Troubled by a swollen ankle before the game against England in 2003, Ashish Nehra gritted his teeth and produced a masterclass in seam bowling


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

Washouts, walkovers, and black armband protests

Aug 6, 2010: Fourteen teams competed in an unwieldy schedule that culminated in a high-scoring, one-sided final

ESPNcricinfo staff

No. 40

Gilchrist walks

Sep 20, 2009: An Australian giving his wicket away? At the World Cup? Truth is often stranger than fiction

John Stern

No. 39

Tendulkar smacks Shoaib around

Sep 13, 2009: First came a six, then a four, then divine magic

Rahul Bhattacharya

Cricinfo XI

The devil is in the detail

Apr 5, 2007: Martin Williamson on XI events which suffered through poor planning ... or were just daft to start with

Martin Williamson

Top Performances

Davison on the rampage

Mar 11, 2007: Fortified by lashings of luck, a marauding Canadian embarrassed West Indies' pace bowlers

Sriram Veera
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Tournament Results
Australia v India at Johannesburg - Mar 23, 2003
Australia won by 125 runs
India v Kenya at Durban - Mar 20, 2003
India won by 91 runs
Australia v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth - Mar 18, 2003
Australia won by 48 runs (D/L method)
Australia v Kenya at Durban - Mar 15, 2003
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 112 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at East London - Mar 15, 2003
Sri Lanka won by 74 runs
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