ICC World Cup, 31st Match: Australia v Namibia at Potchefstroom, Feb 27, 2003
ICC World Cup - 31st match, Pool A
Australia won by 256 runs
Played at North West Cricket Stadium, Potchefstroom (neutral venue)
27 February 2003 (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist b van Rooi 13 23 22 2 0 59.09
5.6 bowled 26/1
View dismissal ML Hayden b LJ Burger 88 103 73 9 3 120.54
23.5 bowled 140/3
View dismissal MG Bevan c & b LJ Burger 17 61 42 1 0 40.47
19.6 caught & 104/2
View dismissal A Symonds run out (Swanepoel/†van Schoor) 59 78 63 2 2 93.65
42.2 BL Kotze to Martyn, run out (Swanepoel/†van Schoor) 230/5
View dismissal RT Ponting* c DB Kotze b LJ Burger 2 7 9 0 0 22.22
25.5 caught DB Kotze 146/4
View dismissal DR Martyn b BL Kotze 35 55 50 2 0 70.00
42.5 bowled 231/6
DS Lehmann not out 50 30 31 5 3 161.29
GB Hogg not out 19 27 14 3 0 135.71
Extras (lb 8, w 6, nb 4) 18
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs; 195 mins) 301 (6.02 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  RJ van Vuuren 10 0 92 0 9.20 28 10 4 (2nb, 1w)
View wicket BO van Rooi 6 0 24 1 4.00 23 2 0 (4w)
5.6 to Gilchrist, bowled 26/1
View wicket BL Kotze 10 0 62 1 6.20 32 6 2 (2nb, 1w)
42.5 to Martyn, bowled 231/6
View wickets LJ Burger 10 1 39 3 3.90 35 1 1
19.6 to Bevan, caught & 104/2
23.5 to Hayden, bowled 140/3
25.5 to Ponting, caught DB Kotze 146/4
  DB Kotze 10 0 54 0 5.40 29 4 1
  AJ Burger 4 0 22 0 5.50 9 1 0
  Namibia innings (target: 302 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Burger c Ponting b McGrath 4 2 4 1 0 100.00
0.4 caught Ponting 5/1
View dismissal SJ Swanepoel c Ponting b Lee 2 15 8 0 0 25.00
3.2 caught Ponting 14/2
View dismissal M Karg c †Gilchrist b McGrath 4 21 14 0 0 28.57
4.6 caught †Gilchrist 16/3
View dismissal D Keulder c †Gilchrist b McGrath 3 26 20 0 0 15.00
8.4 caught †Gilchrist 28/5
View dismissal GB Murgatroyd lbw b McGrath 0 8 3 0 0 0.00
6.3 lbw 17/4
View dismissal DB Kotze* c †Gilchrist b McGrath 10 31 14 1 0 71.42
12.2 caught †Gilchrist 45/7
View dismissal LJ Burger c †Gilchrist b McGrath 1 11 11 0 0 9.09
10.5 caught †Gilchrist 34/6
View dismissal M van Schoor c †Gilchrist b Bichel 6 18 10 1 0 60.00
13.5 caught †Gilchrist 45/9
View dismissal BL Kotze b McGrath 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
12.5 bowled 45/8
BO van Rooi not out 0 9 1 0 0 0.00
View dismissal RJ van Vuuren c †Gilchrist b Bichel 0 9 1 0 0 0.00
13.6 caught †Gilchrist 45/10
Extras (lb 4, w 6, nb 5) 15
  Total (all out; 14 overs; 75 mins) 45 (3.21 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets GD McGrath 7 4 15 7 2.14 38 1 0 (2w)
0.4 to AJ Burger, caught Ponting 5/1
4.6 to Karg, caught †Gilchrist 16/3
6.3 to Murgatroyd, lbw 17/4
8.4 to Keulder, caught †Gilchrist 28/5
10.5 to LJ Burger, caught †Gilchrist 34/6
12.2 to DB Kotze, caught †Gilchrist 45/7
12.5 to BL Kotze, bowled 45/8
View wicket B Lee 6 1 26 1 4.33 28 2 0 (5nb)
3.2 to Swanepoel, caught Ponting 14/2
View wickets AJ Bichel 1 1 0 2 0.00 6 0 0
13.5 to van Schoor, caught †Gilchrist 45/9
13.6 to van Vuuren, caught †Gilchrist 45/10

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Points - Australia 4, Namibia 0
Player of the match - GD McGrath (Australia)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and RB Tiffin (Zimbabwe)
TV umpire - NA Mallender (England)
Match referee - GR Viswanath (India)

Match Notes


    • 4th (reserve) umpire: CJ Pickett (NL)
    • 12th Men: JP Maher (Australia) and SF Burger (Namibia)
    • MG Bevan's 200th ODI
    • Australia 50 up after 7.6 overs, 35 minutes, 6 fours
    • 53 Partnership for Hayden and Bevan in 65 balls, 42 minutes, 6 fours, 1 six
    • ML Hayden's highest score in World Cups (previous: 45* v India at Centurion, 2002/03)
    • ML Hayden 50 up after 54 balls, 78 mins, 5 fours, 1 six
    • Australia 100 after 18.6 overs, 81 minutes
    • A Symonds and DR Martyn's partnership of 84 runs set a new 5th wicket partnership record for this ground in ODIs (previous: 42 JN Rhodes and L Klusener, South Africa v Australia, 2001/02)
    • DS Lehmann and GB Hogg's partnership of 70* runs set a new 7th wicket partnership record for this ground in ODIs (previous: 30 Khaled Mashud and Khaled Mahmud, Bangladesh v South Africa, 2002/03)
    • LJ Burger's best bowling in ODIs (previous: 1/45 v Pakistan at Kimberley, 2002/03)
    • BO van Rooi's best bowling in ODIs (previous: 0/36 v India at Pietermaritzburg, 2002/03)
    • 50 Partnership Symonds & Martyn, 34 minutes, 61 balls, 4 fours, 1 six
    • Symonds 50 in 71 minutes, 56 balls, 2 fours, 2 sixes
    • 50 Partnership for Lehmann & Hogg in 25 minutes, 39 balls, 6 fours, 1 six
    • Australia 150 after 26.5 overs, 115 minutes, 13 fours, 3 sixes
    • Australia 200 after 37.2 overs, 150 minutes, 16 fours, 4 sixes
    • Australia 250 after 46 overs, 180 minutes, 19 fours, 5 sixes
    • Australia 300 after 50 overs, 195 minutes
    • DS Lehmann's 28 runs (444646) off the 50th over was the most runs off an over in World Cups (previous: BC Lara 26 runs (46466x), West Indies v Canada at Centurion, 2002/03)
    • DS Lehmann's 28 runs (444646) off the 50th over was the most runs off an over by an Australian in ODIs (previous: DS Lehmann /B Lee 27 runs (164646) v South Africa at Perth, 2001/02)
    • With the wicket of LJ Burger, GD McGrath became the leading wicket taker for Australia in World Cups (previous: SK Warne 32 wickets)
    • GD McGrath's best bowling in World Cups (previous: 5/14 v West Indies at Manchester, 1999)
    • GD McGrath's best bowling in ODIs (previous: 5/14 v West Indies at Manchester, 1999)
    • GD McGrath's 7/15 is the best bowling by an Australian in World Cups (previous: 6/14 GJ Gilmour v England at Leeds, 1975)
    • GD McGrath's 7/15 is the best bowling in World Cups (previous: 7/51 WW Davis, West Indies v Australia at Leeds, 1983)
    • GD McGrath's 7/15 is the best bowling by an Australian in ODIs (previous: 6/14 GJ Gilmour v England at Leeds, 1975)
    • GD McGrath's 7/15 is the best bowling on this ground (previous: 4/16 L Klusener, South Africa v Kenya, 2002/03)
    • AC Gilchrist's 6 catches was the most catches/dismissals in a World Cup innings (previous: RD Jacobs, 5 (5c, 0st), West Indies v New Zealand at Southampton, 1999)
    • AC Gilchrist's 6 catches equalled the most catches/dismissals by an Australian in ODIs (AC Gilchrist, 6 (6c, 0st), v South Africa at Cape Town, 1999/00 and AC Gilchrist, 6 (5c, 1st), v England at Sydney, 2002/03)
    • Namibia's lowest completed total in ODIs (previous: 84 v Pakistan at Kimberley, 2002/03)
    • Lowest completed total against Australia in ODIs (previous: 63 by India at Sydney, 1980/81)
    • Lowest completed total against Australia in World Cups (previous: 93 by England at Leeds, 1975)
    • Lowest completed total on this ground in ODIs (previous: 122 by Netherlands v Australia, 2002/03)
    • Australia's win was their 11th consecutive victory equalling the record for most consecutive victories in ODIs (11 by West Indies 04/06/1984 to 02/02/1985)
    • The margin of victory was the largest in World Cups by runs (previous: 202 runs, England (334/4) beat India (132/3) at Lord's, 1975)
    • The margin of victory was the largest by Australia in ODIs by runs (previous: 232 runs, Australia (323/2) beat Sri Lanka (91) at Adelaide, 1984/85)
    • The margin of victory was the largest in ODIs by runs (previous: 245 runs, Sri Lanka (299/5) beat India (54) at Sharjah, 2000/01)
 
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