World Cup 2003 History and Winner

The 2003 Cricket World Cup, hosted jointly by South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya, was a thrilling display of cricketing prowess. Featuring 14 teams, this tournament witnessed an array of unforgettable moments. The event saw remarkable performances from players like Sachin Tendulkar, who amassed a record-breaking 673 runs. The 2003 Cricket World Cup will always be remembered for its competitive spirit, fierce rivalries, and as a testament to the enduring global popularity of this beloved sport.
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2003 Winner AUSTRALIA

The 2003 Cricket World Cup held in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya witnessed Australia's unparalleled dominance as they swept through the tournament with unwavering authority. Led by captain Ricky Ponting and an exceptional group of players, Australia displayed formidable skills, tactical brilliance, and an unmatched team unity en route to claiming their third World Cup title.

2003 Score
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa

India's performance in 2003 World Cup

  • India reached the World Cup final but lost to Australia.
  • They won 7 out of their 10 matches in the tournament.
  • In the final, India faced a daunting target of 360 runs and fell short by 125 runs.

Key Moments

  • Ricky Ponting's magnificent century (140*) in the final set up Australia's huge total.
  • Sachin Tendulkar was the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 673 runs.

Tournament Highlights

  • blue-arrowThe 2003 World Cup was hosted by South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya.
  • blue-arrowThis edition featured 14 teams and a total of 54 matches.
  • blue-arrowAustralia won their third World Cup title, defeating India in the final.
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