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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

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

Great Moments

The Aussie who walked

Mar 6, 2007: Australians only walk when their car runs out of petrol. Except if they're called Adam Gilchrist

ESPNcricinfo staff

Top Performances

Roy revs up

Feb 28, 2007: How Andrew Symonds found his groove, after almost switching to rugby

Peter English

Great Moments

Zimbabwe's black armband protest

Feb 26, 2007: Henry Olonga and Andy Flower mourn the "death of democracy" back home

Martin Williamson

Great Moments

Raining on the Rainbow Nation

Feb 24, 2007: Another cloud burst rips South Africa's World Cup hopes - at home, this time

Charlie Austin

Top Performances

Handy Andy sends the Poms packing

Feb 19, 2007: He had been carrying the drinks for most of the tournament, but when he got his chance Andy Bichel put in an inspirational all-round performance

Martin Williamson

Top Performances

Nehra goes bananas

Feb 16, 2007: Ashish Nehra shrugs off the pain of an ankle injury to give everyone a lesson in seam bowling

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Top Performances

Flem's Wanderers' blitz

Feb 12, 2007: New Zealand's captain dazzles South Africa

S Rajesh

Top Performances

Lara upsets South Africa

Feb 12, 2007: After four months out of the game, the West Indian maestro got the World Cup off to a cracking start

Sriram Veera

Great Moments

First-over knockout

Feb 12, 2007: A blistering statement of intent in the most eagerly awaited spectacle of the 2003 World Cup

S Rajesh

Top Performances

Punter in paradise

Feb 11, 2007: Ponting played himself in and then inflicted major damage on India's bowlers

Dileep Premachandran

The 2003 World Cup in South Africa

Superb Australia leave others trailing

Oct 25, 2006: A summary of the 2003 World Cup in South Africa

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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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