ICC World Cup, Final: Australia v India at Johannesburg, Mar 23, 2003
Australia won by 125 runs
Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (neutral venue)
23 March 2003 (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh 57 66 48 8 1 118.75
13.6 caught Sehwag 105/1
View dismissal ML Hayden c †Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 37 93 54 5 0 68.51
19.5 caught †Dravid 125/2
RT Ponting* not out 140 138 121 4 8 115.70
DR Martyn not out 88 112 84 7 1 104.76
Extras (b 2, lb 12, w 16, nb 7) 37
  Total (2 wickets; 50 overs; 205 mins) 359 (7.18 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Z Khan 7 0 67 0 9.57 19 5 2 (2nb, 6w)
  J Srinath 10 0 87 0 8.70 27 9 3 (3nb, 2w)
  A Nehra 10 0 57 0 5.70 30 2 2 (3w)
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 8 0 49 2 6.12 23 3 2
13.6 to Gilchrist, caught Sehwag 105/1
19.5 to Hayden, caught †Dravid 125/2
  V Sehwag 3 0 14 0 4.66 6 0 0
  SR Tendulkar 3 0 20 0 6.66 6 2 0 (1w)
  D Mongia 7 0 39 0 5.57 21 2 1 (2nb)
  Yuvraj Singh 2 0 12 0 6.00 4 1 0
  India innings (target: 360 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c & b McGrath 4 2 5 1 0 80.00
0.5 caught & 4/1
View dismissal V Sehwag run out (Lehmann) 82 107 81 10 3 101.23
23.5 from Bichel, run out (Lehmann) 147/4
View dismissal SC Ganguly* c Lehmann b Lee 24 44 25 3 1 96.00
9.5 caught Lehmann 58/2
View dismissal M Kaif c †Gilchrist b McGrath 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
10.3 caught †Gilchrist 59/3
View dismissal R Dravid b Bichel 47 87 57 2 0 82.45
31.5 bowled 187/5
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c Lee b Hogg 24 48 34 1 0 70.58
34.5 caught Lee 208/6
View dismissal D Mongia c Martyn b Symonds 12 18 11 2 0 109.09
35.2 caught Martyn 209/7
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh c McGrath b Symonds 7 12 8 0 0 87.50
37.1 caught McGrath 223/8
View dismissal Z Khan c Lehmann b McGrath 4 20 8 0 0 50.00
39.2 caught Lehmann 234/10
View dismissal J Srinath b Lee 1 6 4 0 0 25.00
38.2 bowled 226/9
A Nehra not out 8 7 4 2 0 200.00
Extras (b 4, lb 4, w 9, nb 4) 21
  Total (all out; 39.2 overs; 180 mins) 234 (5.94 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets GD McGrath 8.2 0 52 3 6.24 27 4 2
0.5 to Tendulkar, caught & 4/1
10.3 to Kaif, caught †Gilchrist 59/3
39.2 to Khan, caught Lehmann 234/10
View wickets B Lee 7 1 31 2 4.42 33 5 0 (4nb, 2w)
9.5 to Ganguly, caught Lehmann 58/2
38.2 to Srinath, bowled 226/9
View wicket GB Hogg 10 0 61 1 6.10 30 4 2 (2w)
34.5 to Yuvraj Singh, caught Lee 208/6
  DS Lehmann 2 0 18 0 9.00 5 3 0
View wicket AJ Bichel 10 0 57 1 5.70 28 5 0 (4w)
31.5 to Dravid, bowled 187/5
View wickets A Symonds 2 0 7 2 3.50 7 0 0 (1w)
35.2 to Mongia, caught Martyn 209/7
37.1 to Harbhajan Singh, caught McGrath 223/8

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to field
Series - Australia won the 2002/03 ICC World Cup
Player of the match - RT Ponting (Australia)
Player of the series - SR Tendulkar (India)
Umpires - SA Bucknor (West Indies) and DR Shepherd (England)
TV umpire - RE Koertzen
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

Match Notes


    • 4th (reserve) umpire: BF Bowden (NZ)
    • 12th Men: IJ Harvey (Australia) and AB Agarkar (India)
    • Australia 50 in 35 mins off 49 balls, 6x4
    • 50 partnership in 35 mins off 49 balls, Gilchrist 28, Hayden 9, Extras 13)
    • Gilchrist 50 runs in 61 mins off 40 balls, 7x4, 1x6
    • Australia 100 in 65 mins off 92 balls, 13x4, 1x6
    • 100 Partnership in 65 mins off 92 balls, 13x4, 1x6, Gilchrist 55, Hayden 31, extras 17
    • Australia 150 in 110 mins off 157 balls, 16x4, 1x6
    • 50 Partnership in 29 mins off 52 balls, 4x4, Ponting 23, Martyn 25, extras 2
    • DR Martyn's highest score against India in ODIs (previous: 30 at Sharjah, 1997/98 & at Melbourne, 1999/00)
    • Australia 200 in 138 mins off 211 balls, 19x4, 1x6
    • Martyn 50 runs in 53 mins off 46 balls, 6x4
    • 100 Partnership in 59 mins off 109 balls, 7x4, Ponting 39, Martyn 56, extras 5
    • RT Ponting and DR Martyn's partnership set a new 3rd wicket partnership record for this ground in ODIs (previous: 106 runs, WJ Cronje & JN Rhodes, South Africa v Australia, 1993/94)
    • Ponting 50 runs in 68 mins off 74 balls, 1x4
    • Australia 250 in 162 mins off 256 balls, 21x4, 3x6
    • RT Ponting and DR Martyn's partnership set a new 3rd wicket partnership record for Australia against India in ODIs (previous: 137 runs, DM Jones & AR Border at Adelaide, 1991/92)
    • 150 Partnership in 80 mins off 141 balls, 8x4, 4x6, Ponting 75, Martyn 68, extras 7
    • DR Martyn's highest score in World Cups (previous: 67* v Netherlands at Potchefstroom, 2002/03)
    • Ponting 100 runs in 119 mins off 103 balls, 2x4, 5x6
    • Australia 300 in 187 mins off 292 balls, 22x4, 6x6
    • Australia's total set a new team total record for this ground in ODIs (previous: 310/8 Australia v Pakistan, 2002/03)
    • RT Ponting and DR Martyn's partnership set a new partnership record for any wicket at this ground in ODIs (previous: 193 runs, 1st wkt, SC Ganguly & SR Tendulkar, India v South Africa, 2001/02)
    • 200 Partnership in 102 mins off 173 balls, 9x4, 7x6, Ponting 105, Martyn 86, extras 9
    • RT Ponting's highest score in World Cups (previous: 114 v Sri Lanka at Centurion, 2002/03)
    • RT Ponting's highest score against India in ODIs (previous: 115 at Melbourne, 1999/00)
    • Australia's total set a new record for Australia in World Cups (previous: 328/5 v Sri Lanka at The Oval, 1975)
    • Australia's total set a new record for Australia against India in ODIs (previous: 338/4 at Visakhapatnam, 2000/01)
    • Australia 350 in 204 mins off 318 balls, 23x4, 10x6
    • Australia's total set a new record for Australia in ODIs (previous: 349/6 v New Zealand at Christchurch, 1999/00)
    • Australia's total set a new record for any side against India (previous: 349/9 by New Zealand at Rajkot, 1999/00)
    • RT Ponting's score is the highest score in a World Cup final (previous: 138*, IVA Richards, West Indies v England at Lord's, 1975)
    • RT Ponting's score was the highest score by an Australian against India in ODIs (previous: 133*, ME Waugh at Poona, 2000/01)
    • RT Ponting became the leading run scorer in World Cup finals with 209 runs (previous: 176 runs, IVA Richards)
    • RT Ponting's 8 sixes were the most by any batsman in a World Cup innings (previous: 7 sixes, IVA Richards, West Indies v Sri Lanka at Karachi, 1987/88 & SC Ganguly, India v Sri Lanka at Taunton, 1999)
    • RT Ponting and DR Martyn's partnership set a new partnership record for any wicket by Australia in ODIs (previous: 225 runs, 2nd wkt, AC Gilchrist and RT Ponting, v England at Melbourne, 20002/03)
    • RT Ponting and DR Martyn's partnership set a new 3rd wicket partnership record for Australia in ODIs (previous: 224*, DM Jones and AR Border, v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, 1984/85)
    • RT Ponting and DR Martyn's partnership set a new partnership record for any wicket by Australia in World Cups (previous: 207, 3rd wkt, ME Waugh & SR Waugh, v Kenya at Visakhapatnam, 1995/96)
    • RT Ponting and DR Martyn's partnership set a new partnership record for any wicket in a World Cup final (previous: 149 runs, 4th wkt, RB Kanhai and CH Lloyd, West India v Australia at Lord's, 1975)
    • The 37 extras conceded by India were the most given away by a team in a World Cup final (previous: 32 extras, England v Pakistan at Melbourne, 1991/92)
    • When V Sehwag hit a boundary to go to 4* he completed 2000 runs in ODIs
    • India 50 in 38 mins off 52 balls, 6x4, 2x6
    • When R Dravid hit two to go to 4* he completed 500 runs against Australia in ODIs
    • 50 Partnership in 35 mins off 48 balls, 8x4, 2x6, Sehwag 22, Ganguly 24, extras 4
    • Sehwag 50 in 72 mins off 50 balls, 7x4, 2x6
    • India 100 in 77 mins off 106 balls, 7x4, 2x6
    • V Sehwag's highest score against Australia in ODIs (previous: 58 at Bangalore, 2000/01)
    • Rain stopped play at 15.35 local time, 103/3 off 17 overs
    • Play resumed at 16.00, no overs were lost
    • Attendance: 31,779
    • 50 Partnership in 30 minutes off 48 balls, 5x4, 1x6, Sehwag 34, Dravid 13, extras 3
    • V Sehwag's highest score in World Cups (previous: 66 v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, 2002/03)
    • India 150 in 111 mins off 157 balls, 15x4, 4x6
    • India 200 in 147 mins off 212 balls, 19x4, 4x6
    • A Symonds' best bowling in World Cups (previous: 0/20 v England at Port Elizabeth, 2002/03)
    • Australia became the first team to win 3 World Cups
    • Australia extended its consecutive wins in ODIs record to 17 wins (11 Jan 2003 to 23 Mar 2003)
 
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