31st Match, Potchefstroom, February 27, 2003, ICC World Cup
(14/50 ov, T:302) 45

Australia won by 256 runs

Player Of The Match
Australia Innings
Namibia Innings
Match Flow
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
b van Rooi1322232059.09
b LJ Burger887310393120.54
c & b LJ Burger1742611040.47
run out (Swanepoel/†van Schoor)5963782293.65
c DB Kotze b LJ Burger2970022.22
b BL Kotze3550552070.00
not out 50313053161.29
not out 19142730135.71
Extras(lb 8, nb 4, w 6)18
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 6.02, 195 Mins)301/6
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)
5.6 to AC Gilchrist, fast delivery from Van Rooi, goes downmiddle, Gilchrist attempts to drive but the inswinger beats himand he is cleanly bowled, ecellent bowling by van Rooi. 26/1
42.5 to DR Martyn, excellent delivery from the Namibiancaptain, fast delivery, Martyn puts his bat down but the ball hitsthe stumps, Martyn on his way back to changeroom. 231/6
19.6 to MG Bevan, good line and length by Burger, playedstraight into the hands of the bowler, good catch taken by Burger!. 104/2
23.5 to ML Hayden, good delivery from Burger, down middle,badly judged by Hayden, cleanly bowled. 140/3
25.5 to RT Ponting, a shortish delivery on the off side, cutinto the hands of the man at point. 146/4
Namibia  (T: 302 runs from 50 ovs)
c Ponting b McGrath44210100.00
c Ponting b Lee28150025.00
c †Gilchrist b McGrath414210028.57
c †Gilchrist b McGrath320260015.00
lbw b McGrath038000.00
c †Gilchrist b McGrath1014311071.42
c †Gilchrist b McGrath11111009.09
c †Gilchrist b Bichel610181060.00
b McGrath032000.00
not out 019000.00
c †Gilchrist b Bichel019000.00
Extras(lb 4, nb 5, w 6)15
TOTAL14 Ov (RR: 3.21, 75 Mins)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)
0.4 to AJ Burger, ball on the off side, nicked, 2nd sliptakes an easy catch. 5/1
4.6 to M Karg, down middle, short delivery, batsman doesn'tget out of the way quickly enough, hits the bat, goes through tokeeper, huge appeal for caught behind, umpire agress that that wasthe bats handle and he gives him out. 16/3
6.3 to GB Murgatroyd, good delivery from McGrath, downmiddle, good length, hit on pads, umpire sticks him. 17/4
8.4 to D Keulder, good delivery from McGrath, beats thebatsman who nicks the ball and goes through to keeper to take agood catch. 28/5
10.5 to LJ Burger, good delivery, Burger didn't judge thatone very well, attempts to pull, nicks and goes through to thekeeper. 34/6
12.2 to DB Kotze, a very fast delivery from McGrath,nicked, keeper dives to his right to take the catch, that is thebest bowling for Glen McGrath thusfar with 6 wickets behind hisname. 45/7
12.5 to BL Kotze, another excellent delivery from McGrath,down middle, good length, cleanly bowled as he fails to get hisbat in the way quickly enough. 45/8
3.2 to SJ Swanepoel, short delivery, ball pitches on the offside, fast delivery, nicked, goes into the air to 2nd slip,excellent catch by the Australian captain. 14/2
13.5 to M van Schoor, another good delivery from Bichel, goodline and length, nicked and goes into the safe hands of gilchristbehind the wickets. 45/9
13.6 to RJ van Vuuren, first ball Van Vuuren faces beats him ashe nicks it and Gilchrist takes his 6th catch for today. 45/10
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  • 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)
North West Cricket Stadium, Potchefstroom
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 1970
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PointsAustralia 4, Namibia 0
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