Final Man of The Match : Ricky Ponting (Australia)
Eighth ODI Cricket World Cup was played in three countries : South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya between 14 International Teams. England, India, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indias, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Bangladesh, Canada, Kenya, Netherlands and Namibia participated for the 8th Cricket World Cup tournament. Total 52 games were played at 15 different venues of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya.
Australia under Ricky Ponting Captaincy crush all in their path on the way and clinch their third World Cup title and second in a row. In the final match Australia with Ricky Ponting's tremendous batting registered thumping win over India by huge margins of 125 runs. Australian skipper Ricky Ponting was man of the match for his superb 140* runs with 8 massive sixes and 4 fabelous fours.
World Cup 2003 Facts and Figures
South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya
(England, India, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indias, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Bangladesh, Canada, Kenya, Netherlands, Namibia)
The 14 entrants were split into two groups, and the top three in each group went into the Super Six, carrying with them the points they had earned against the two teams who had also qualified from their group. They then played the qualifying teams from the other group, creating a final all-played-all league table, with the top four going into the semi-finals and finally two teams for final.