Result
31st Match, ICC World Cup at Potchefstroom, Feb 27 2003
14/50 ov, target 302
45
Australia won by 256 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia
Australia Innings (50 overs maximum)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
AC Gilchrist  b van Rooi1322232059.09
ML Hayden  b LJ Burger887310393120.54
MG Bevan c & b LJ Burger1742611040.47
A Symonds run out (Swanepoel/†van Schoor)5963782293.65
RT Ponting (c)c DB Kotze b LJ Burger2970022.22
DR Martyn  b BL Kotze3550552070.00
DS Lehmann not out50313053161.29
GB Hogg not out19142730135.71
Extras(lb 8, nb 4, w 6)18
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 6.02)301/6
Did not bat: B Lee, AJ Bichel, GD McGrath 
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Adam Gilchrist, 5.6 ov), 2-104 (Michael Bevan, 19.6 ov), 3-140 (Matthew Hayden, 23.5 ov), 4-146 (Ricky Ponting, 25.5 ov), 5-230 (Andrew Symonds, 42.2 ov), 6-231 (Damien Martyn, 42.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RJ van Vuuren1009209.202810412
BO van Rooi602414.00232040
BL Kotze1006216.20326212
LJ Burger1013933.90351100
DB Kotze1005405.40294100
AJ Burger402205.5091000
Namibia Innings (target: 302 runs from 50 overs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
AJ Burger c Ponting b McGrath44210100.00
SJ Swanepoel c Ponting b Lee28150025.00
M Karg c †Gilchrist b McGrath414210028.57
D Keulder c †Gilchrist b McGrath320260015.00
GB Murgatroyd lbw b McGrath038000.00
DB Kotze (c)c †Gilchrist b McGrath1014311071.42
LJ Burger c †Gilchrist b McGrath11111009.09
M van Schoor c †Gilchrist b Bichel610181060.00
BL Kotze  b McGrath032000.00
BO van Rooi not out019000.00
RJ van Vuuren c †Gilchrist b Bichel019000.00
Extras(lb 4, nb 5, w 6)15
TOTAL(14 Ov, RR: 3.21)45
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Jan-Berrie Burger, 0.4 ov), 2-14 (Stefan Swanepoel, 3.2 ov), 3-16 (Morne Karg, 4.6 ov), 4-17 (Gavin Murgatroyd, 6.3 ov), 5-28 (Danie Keulder, 8.4 ov), 6-34 (Louis Burger, 10.5 ov), 7-45 (Deon Kotze, 12.2 ov), 8-45 (Bjorn Kotze, 12.5 ov), 9-45 (Melt van Schoor, 13.5 ov), 10-45 (Rudi van Vuuren, 13.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McGrath741572.14381020
B Lee612614.33282005
AJ Bichel11020.0060000
MATCH DETAILS
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesWorld Cup
Player Of The Match
Glenn McGrath
Match numberODI no. 1970
Season2002/03
Match days27 February 2003 (50-over match)
Umpires
Billy Bowden
Russell Tiffin
TV Umpire
Neil Mallender
Match Referee
Gundappa Viswanath
PointsAustralia 4, Namibia 0
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)