Result
Final, Johannesburg, Mar 23 2003, ICC World Cup
359/2
(39.2/50 ov, target 360)
234
Australia won by 125 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia
Australia Innings (50 overs maximum)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
AC Gilchrist c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh57486681118.75
ML Hayden c †Dravid b Harbhajan Singh3754935068.51
RT Ponting (c)not out14012113848115.70
DR Martyn not out888411271104.76
Extras(b 2, lb 12, nb 7, w 16)37
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 7.18)359/2
Fall of wickets: 1-105 (Adam Gilchrist, 13.6 ov), 2-125 (Matthew Hayden, 19.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Z Khan706709.57195262
J Srinath1008708.70279323
A Nehra1005705.70302230
Harbhajan Singh804926.12233200
V Sehwag301404.6660000
SR Tendulkar302006.6662010
D Mongia703905.57212102
Yuvraj Singh201206.0041000
India Innings (target: 360 runs from 50 overs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
SR Tendulkar c & b McGrath4521080.00
V Sehwag run out (Lehmann)8281107103101.23
SC Ganguly (c)c Lehmann b Lee2425443196.00
M Kaif c †Gilchrist b McGrath034000.00
R Dravid  b Bichel4757872082.45
Yuvraj Singh c Lee b Hogg2434481070.58
D Mongia c Martyn b Symonds12111820109.09
Harbhajan Singh c McGrath b Symonds78120087.50
Z Khan c Lehmann b McGrath48200050.00
J Srinath  b Lee1460025.00
A Nehra not out84720200.00
Extras(b 4, lb 4, nb 4, w 9)21
TOTAL(39.2 Ov, RR: 5.94)234
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Sachin Tendulkar, 0.5 ov), 2-58 (Sourav Ganguly, 9.5 ov), 3-59 (Mohammad Kaif, 10.3 ov), 4-147 (Virender Sehwag, 23.5 ov), 5-187 (Rahul Dravid, 31.5 ov), 6-208 (Yuvraj Singh, 34.5 ov), 7-209 (Dinesh Mongia, 35.2 ov), 8-223 (Harbhajan Singh, 37.1 ov), 9-226 (Javagal Srinath, 38.2 ov), 10-234 (Zaheer Khan, 39.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McGrath8.205236.24274200
B Lee713124.42335024
GB Hogg1006116.10304220
DS Lehmann201809.0053000
AJ Bichel1005715.70285040
A Symonds20723.5070010
MATCH DETAILS
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossIndia , elected to field first
SeriesICC World Cup 2003
Player Of The Match
Ricky Ponting
Player Of The Series
Sachin Tendulkar
Series resultAustralia won the 2002/03 ICC World Cup
Match numberODI no. 1993
Season2002/03
Match days23 March 2003 (50-over match)
Umpires
Steve Bucknor
David Shepherd
TV Umpire
Rudi Koertzen
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle
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)