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
140* (121)
ricky-ponting
Player Of The Series
673 runs • 2 wkts
sachin-tendulkar
Australia INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
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
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 7.18, 205 Mts)359/2
Fall of wickets: 1-105 (Adam Gilchrist, 13.6 ov), 2-125 (Matthew Hayden, 19.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Zaheer Khan706709.57195262
Javagal Srinath1008708.70279323
Ashish Nehra1005705.70302230
Harbhajan Singh804926.12233200
Virender Sehwag301404.6660000
Sachin Tendulkar302006.6662010
Dinesh Mongia703905.57212102
Yuvraj Singh201206.0041000
India INNINGS (target: 360 runs from 50 overs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
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
TOTAL(39.2 Ov, RR: 5.94, 180 Mts)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
Glenn McGrath8.205236.24274200
Brett Lee713124.42335024
Brad Hogg1006116.10304220
Darren Lehmann201809.0053000
Andy Bichel1005715.70285040
Andrew Symonds20723.5070010
MATCH DETAILS
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossIndia, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Cup
Season2002/03
Player Of The Match
Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting
Player Of The Series
Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
Series resultAustralia won the 2002/03 ICC World Cup
Match numberODI no. 1993
Match daysday (50-over match)
Umpires
England Image
David Shepherd
West Indies Image
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
South Africa Image
Rudi Koertzen
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
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)