Final, Johannesburg, March 23, 2003, ICC World Cup
(39.2/50 ov, T:360) 234

Australia won by 125 runs

Player Of The Match
140* (121)
Player Of The Series
673 runs • 2 wkts
Australia Innings
India Innings
Match Flow
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
Adam Gilchrist c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh57486681118.75
Matthew Hayden c †Dravid b Harbhajan Singh3754935068.51
Ricky Ponting (c)not out 14012113848115.70
Damien Martyn not out 888411271104.76
Extras(b 2, lb 12, nb 7, w 16)37
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 7.18, 205 Mins)359/2
Fall of wickets: 1-105 (Adam Gilchrist, 13.6 ov), 2-125 (Matthew Hayden, 19.5 ov)
Zaheer Khan706709.57195262
Javagal Srinath1008708.70279323
Ashish Nehra1005705.70302230
Harbhajan Singh804926.12233200
13.6 to AC Gilchrist, and sure enough, Gilchrist tries for the huge heave over the legside infield once too often, the ball turning enough to catch the top edge that steeples high in the air for Sehwag to take it on the edge of the circle. 105/1
19.5 to ML Hayden, beautiful delivery, the ball pitching on leg stump and turning viciously across Hayden, catching the thin outside edge and finding its way into Dravid's gloves, who takes a fine catch standing up. 125/2
Virender Sehwag301404.6660000
Sachin Tendulkar302006.6662010
Dinesh Mongia703905.57212102
Yuvraj Singh201206.0041000
India  (T: 360 runs from 50 ovs)
Sachin Tendulkar c & b McGrath4521080.00
Virender Sehwag run out (Lehmann)8281107103101.23
Sourav Ganguly (c)c Lehmann b Lee2425443196.00
Mohammad Kaif c †Gilchrist b McGrath034000.00
Rahul Dravid  b Bichel4757872082.45
Yuvraj Singh c Lee b Hogg2434481070.58
Dinesh Mongia c Martyn b Symonds12111820109.09
Harbhajan Singh c McGrath b Symonds78120087.50
Zaheer Khan c Lehmann b McGrath48200050.00
Javagal Srinath  b Lee1460025.00
Ashish Nehra not out 84720200.00
Extras(b 4, lb 4, nb 4, w 9)21
TOTAL39.2 Ov (RR: 5.94, 180 Mins)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)
Glenn McGrath8.205236.24274200
0.5 to SR Tendulkar, short of a length, went for a pull, some extra bounce and its skied to short mid wicket and McGrath wanted it all by himself, a major blow to India. 4/1
10.3 to M Kaif, Paid for maintaing his line and length, not much footwork and his cut away from the body is caught by Gilchrist, more trouble for india now. 59/3
39.2 to Z Khan, 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. 234/10
Brett Lee713124.42335024
9.5 to SC Ganguly, a pull off a short ball too many, scoops it to mid on and Lehmann does not drop those. 58/2
38.2 to J Srinath, Yorked! moved away and its through, leg stump gone and 22 wickets for lee this cup. 226/9
Brad Hogg1006116.10304220
34.5 to Yuvraj Singh, sweeps against the spin and top edges to deep mid wicket, Lee makes lots of ground and holds on. That might well be the world cup catch. 208/6
Darren Lehmann201809.0053000
Andy Bichel1005715.70285040
31.5 to R Dravid, dragged it off the inside edge into the stumps, just as it looked that those drops were letting go of this final. 187/5
Andrew Symonds20723.5070010
35.2 to D Mongia, Catch of the Day! drives trying to go over the top, Martyn makes up, running back and diving at long off and holding on despite a broken finger is grabbed and pushed into the air by his teammates. 209/7
37.1 to Harbhajan Singh, a short one and it rose, Harby went for a pull and sent it down McGrath's throat at fine leg. 223/8
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  • 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)
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossIndia, elected to field first
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
Match daysday (50-over match)
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