result
Final, Johannesburg, Mar 23 2003, ICC World Cup
(39.2/50 ov, target 360)234
Australia won by 125 runs
player of the match
Ricky Ponting
Australia

Cheers and Aus team carries their flag and take bows from the crowd as they take a lap of honour

India still had a chance when even after losing Tendulkar Sehwag took over the role, were keeping up with the rate but Australian bowlers carried on professionally and got home easily at the end

We shall soon have the cermonies folk so please stand by

A please Dr bacher summarised the game and said it was a great success (meaning the world cup and the final)

We are ready for the ceremonies

The first hour of play was India's undoing when Hayden and Gilchrist were on song

Aussie players carryin Aus flags

There is the odd stuffed kangaroo too, Bichel has one holding is the MC today for the final, intros all the ICC and other top brass

Graeme Pollock and Sobers out there too

ICC boss Malcolm Grey pays compliments to South Africa for so well organising this Cup

Congratulates Ponting and his team and Ganguly and his team

Various other congrats to officials and their awards

Indian players come up for their medals

USD 800,000 to the losing teams and Ganguly says he is disappointed but Australia did well

Congratulates his team and says they got us here and made us proud and also thanks his supporters

Man of the Match Ricky Ponting

Says everything went well and batsmen did the job

Man of the Tournament is Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin says we did not start well and pressure was on the bowlers but have bowled well for the tournament

Aus team gets the medals

Holding first says 2000 and on Pontings query, corrects to USD 2 million, and goes and lifts the World Cup!

We hope you liked the coverage of this world cup and we look forward to bringing the next one from West Indies in 4 years, tho there will be lots of cricket in between

Good Bye all

39.2
W
McGrath to Khan, OUT

Thats the 3rd World Cup for Australia! short and he tried a pull skied for a simple one to Lehmann at mid on. Celebrations in the Aussie ranks, deservedly a great win by 125 runs

Zaheer Khan c Lehmann b McGrath 4 (20m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
39.1
McGrath to Khan, no run

a yorker dug out to leg

A comical scene, Bucknor picks up one of McGrats shoes and walks away while he was changing them

end of over 398 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 234/9CRR: 6.00 • RRR: 11.45 • Need 126 runs from 11 overs
Ashish Nehra8 (4)
Zaheer Khan4 (6)
Brett Lee7-1-31-2
Andrew Symonds2-0-7-2
38.6
4
Lee to Nehra, FOUR runs

Another! take that Nehra says after field set for aggression, slams the most consistent fast bowler in the world to long on

38.5
4
Lee to Nehra, FOUR runs

in the slot, drives it in the air over mid off

38.4
Lee to Nehra, no run

another full ball, drives aNd edges to mid on

38.3
Lee to Nehra, no run

another yorking try, dug out to short cover

Lee needs 1 more to equal Vaas this world cup

Last man Nehra in

38.2
W
Lee to Srinath, OUT

Yorked! moved away and its through, leg stump gone and 22 wickets for lee this cup

Javagal Srinath b Lee 1 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25
38.1
Lee to Srinath, no run

makes room, moving to leg, heaves and edges to short mid wicket

Lee brought on to boaw at the co-pacers

end of over 383 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 226/8CRR: 5.94 • RRR: 11.17 • Need 134 runs from 12 overs
Javagal Srinath1 (2)
Zaheer Khan4 (6)
Andrew Symonds2-0-7-2
Darren Lehmann2-0-18-0
37.6
1
Symonds to Srinath, 1 run

short and he pulls, drops well in front of lee at long leg

37.5
Symonds to Srinath, no run

defends to mid on

37.4
1
Symonds to Khan, 1 run

tucks it off his legs to deep square

37.3
Symonds to Khan, no run

beaten outside off

37.2
Symonds to Khan, no run

an inside edge and its very close to leg stump

37.2
1w
Symonds to Khan, 1 wide

down the legside

Srinath in but Khan to face as they did cross

37.1
W
Symonds to Harbhajan, OUT

a short one and it rose, Harby went for a pull and sent it down McGrath's throat at fine leg

Harbhajan Singh c McGrath b Symonds 7 (12m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 87.5
end of over 3710 runs
INDIA: 223/7CRR: 6.02 • RRR: 10.54 • Need 137 runs from 13 overs
Harbhajan Singh7 (7)
Zaheer Khan3 (3)
Darren Lehmann2-0-18-0
Andrew Symonds1-0-4-1
36.6
1
Lehmann to Harbhajan, 1 run

a cross batted swipe to mid wicket, could not time it for a four

36.5
4b
Lehmann to Harbhajan, 4 byes

was a big miss trying to loft it and a possible missed stumping

36.4
1
Lehmann to Khan, 1 run

turned to fine leg and hogg dives to save

36.3
3
Lehmann to Harbhajan, 3 runs

edged to third man, long chase for martyn

36.2
Lehmann to Harbhajan, no run

a round armer, defends it forward

36.1
1
Lehmann to Khan, 1 run

comes out and lofts to long off

Lehmann in