2003 Cricket World Cup

2003 Cricket World Cup

Infobox cricket tournament
name = 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup


imagesize = 220px
caption = Logo of the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup
administrator = International Cricket Council
cricket format = One Day International
tournament format = Round robin and Knockout
host = South Africa
champions = Australia
count = 3rd
participants = 14
matches = 52
attendance = 626845
player of the series = Sachin Tendulkar
most runs = Sachin Tendulkar (673)
most wickets = Chaminda Vaas (23)
The 2003 Cricket World Cup ("Official name": ICC Cricket World Cup 2003) was played in South Africa from February 9 to March 24. 2003 was the first time that the Cricket World Cup was held in Africa. The tournament featured 14 teams and 54 matches, the most in the tournament history at the time. The tournament followed the format introduced in the 1999 Cricket World Cup with the teams divided into 2 groups, and the top three in each group qualifying for the "Super-6" stage. The tournament saw upsets in the first round with South Africa, Pakistan, West Indies, and England failing to make it to Super-6 stage while Zimbabwe and Kenya made it to Super-6 stage and Kenya made the semi-finals of the tournament.

The tournament was won by Australia who defeated India in the final [http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/130611.html Match report for the final] ] .

Participating nations

Fourteen teams played in the 2003 Cricket World Cup. In the first round, they were divided into two groups of 7 teams. The top three from each group qualified for the "Super Six", carrying forward the results they had achieved against other qualifiers from their group into the Super Six round. The top four teams in the Super Six round qualified for the semi-finals, and the winners of those matches played the final.

;Test and ODI status

Group stage tables and results

The top three teams from each pool qualify for the next stage, carrying forward the points already scored against fellow qualifiers, plus one-fourth of the points scored against the teams that failed to qualify. [http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/WC2003_TABLE.html Points Tables from Cricinfo] ]

Teams that qualified for the Super Six stage are highlighted in blue.

Pool A

Limited overs international
date = 7 March, 2003
team1 = Australia
score1 = 319/5 (50 overs)
team2 = Sri Lanka
score2 = 223 (47.4 overs)
result = Australia won by 96 runs
venue = Centurion Park, Centurion, South Africa
umpires = BF Bowden (NZL) and DR Shepherd (ENG).
motm = RT Ponting (AUS)
runs1 = RT Ponting 114 (109)
runs2 = PA de Silva 92 (94)
wickets1 = CRD Fernando 3/47 (9)
wickets2 = B Lee 3/52 (10)
report = [http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/SCORECARDS/SUPSIX/AUS_SL_WC2003_ODI-SUPSIX1_07MAR2003.html (scorecard)]
rain =
----Limited overs international
date = 7 March, 2003
team1 = Kenya
score1 = 225/6 (50 overs)
team2 = India
score2 = 226/4 (47.5 overs)
result = India won by 6 wickets
venue = Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa
umpires = DJ Harper (AUS) and P Willey (ENG).
motm = SC Ganguly (IND)
runs1 = KO Otieno 79 (134)
runs2 = SC Ganguly 107 (120)
wickets1 = H Singh 2/41 (10)
wickets2 = TM Odoyo 2/27 (7)
report = [http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/SCORECARDS/SUPSIX/IND_KENYA_WC2003_ODI-SUPSIX2_07MAR2003.html (scorecard)]
rain =
----Limited overs international
date = 8 March, 2003
team1 = Zimbabwe
score1 = 252/7 (50 overs)
team2 = New Zealand
score2 = 253/4 (47.2 overs)
result = New Zealand won by 6 wickets
venue = Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein, South Africa
umpires = DB Hair (AUS) and RE Koertzen (RSA).
motm = NJ Astle (NZL)
runs1 = HH Streak 72* (84)
runs2 = NJ Astle 102* (122)
wickets1 = CL Cairns 2/16 (4)
wickets2 = AM Blignaut 2/41 (10)
report = [http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/SCORECARDS/SUPSIX/NZ_ZIM_WC2003_ODI-SUPSIX3_08MAR2003.html (scorecard)]
rain =
----Limited overs international
date = 10 March, 2003
team1 = India
score1 = 292/6 (50 overs)
team2 = Sri Lanka
score2 = 109 (23 overs)
result = India won by 183 runs
venue = Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
umpires = DR Shepherd (ENG) and SJA Taufel (AUS).
motm = J Srinath (IND)
runs1 = SR Tendulkar 97 (120)
runs2 = KC Sangakkara 30 (33)
wickets1 = M Muralitharan 3/46 (10)
wickets2 = J Srinath 4/35 (9)
report = [http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/SCORECARDS/SUPSIX/IND_SL_WC2003_ODI-SUPSIX4_10MAR2003.html (scorecard)]
rain =
----Limited overs international
date = 11 March, 2003
team1 = Australia
score1 = 208/9 (50 overs)
team2 = New Zealand
score2 = 112 (30.1 overs)
result = Australia won by 96 runs
venue = Sahara Oval St George's, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
umpires = SA Bucknor (WIN) and EAR de Silva (SRI).
motm = SE Bond (NZL)
runs1 = AJ Bichel 64 (83)
runs2 = SP Fleming 48 (70)
wickets1 = SE Bond 6/23 (10)
wickets2 = B Lee 5/42 (9.1)
report = [http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/SCORECARDS/SUPSIX/AUS_NZ_WC2003_ODI-SUPSIX5_11MAR2003.html (scorecard)]
rain =
----Limited overs international
date = 12 March, 2003
team1 = Zimbabwe
score1 = 133 (44.1 overs)
team2 = Kenya
score2 = 135/3 (26 overs)
result = Kenya won by 7 wickets
venue = Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein, South Africa
umpires = AS Dar (PAK) and S Venkataraghavan (IND).
motm = MA Suji (KEN)
runs1 = A Flower 63 (101)
runs2 = TM Odoyo 43* (60)
wickets1 = MA Suji 3/19 (8)
wickets2 = A Blignaut 1/36 (9)
report = [http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/SCORECARDS/SUPSIX/KENYA_ZIM_WC2003_ODI-SUPSIX6_12MAR2003.html (scorecard)]
rain =
----Limited overs international
date = 14 March, 2003
team1 = New Zealand
score1 = 146 (45.1 overs)
team2 = India
score2 = 150/3 (40.4 overs)
result = India won by 7 wickets
venue = Centurion Park, Centurion, South Africa
umpires = DJ Harper (AUS) and P Willey (ENG).
motm = Z Khan (IND)
runs1 = SP Fleming 30 (59)
runs2 = M Kaif 68* (129)
wickets1 = Z Khan 4/42 (8)
wickets2 = SE Bond 2/23 (8)
report = [http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/SCORECARDS/SUPSIX/IND_NZ_WC2003_ODI-SUPSIX7_14MAR2003.html (scorecard)]
rain =
----Limited overs international
date = 15 March, 2003
team1 = Sri Lanka
score1 = 256/5 (50 overs)
team2 = Zimbabwe
score2 = 182 (41.5 overs)
result = Sri Lanka won by 74 runs
venue = Buffalo Park, East London, South Africa
umpires = BG Jerling (RSA) and RE Koertzen (RSA).
motm = MS Atapattu (SRI)
runs1 = MS Atapattu 103* (127)
runs2 = CB Wishart 43 (71)
wickets1 = HH Streak 2/40 (10)
wickets2 = ST Jayasuriya 3/30 (6)
report = [http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/SCORECARDS/SUPSIX/SL_ZIM_WC2003_ODI-SUPSIX8_15MAR2003.html (scorecard)]
rain =
----Limited overs international
date = 15 March, 2003
team1 = Kenya
score1 = 174/8 (50 overs)
team2 = Australia
score2 = 178/5 (31.2 overs)
result = Australia won by 5 wickets
venue = Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
umpires = BF Bowden (NZL) and SA Bucknor (WIN).
motm = AY Karim (KEN)
runs1 = SO Tikolo 51 (100)
runs2 = AC Gilchrist 67 (43)
wickets1 = B Lee 3/14 (8)
wickets2 = AY Karim 3/7 (8.2)
report = [http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/SCORECARDS/SUPSIX/AUS_KENYA_WC2003_ODI-SUPSIX9_15MAR2003.html (scorecard)]
rain =

emi finals

Limited overs international
date = 18 March, 2003
team1 = Australia
score1 = 212/7 (50 overs)
team2 = Sri Lanka
score2 = 123/7 (38.1 overs)
result = Australia won by 48 runs (DL)
venue = Sahara Oval St George's, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
umpires = RE Koertzen (RSA) and DR Shepherd (ENG).
motm = A Symonds (AUS)
runs1 = A Symonds 91* (118)
runs2 = KC Sangakkara 39* (70)
wickets1 = WPUJC Vaas 3/34 (10)
wickets2 = B Lee 3/35 (8)
report = [http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/SCORECARDS/FINALS/AUS_SL_WC2003_ODI-SEMI1_18MAR2003.html (scorecard)]
rain = Match shortened due to rain; Duckworth-Lewis revised target to win: 172 runs in 38.1 overs for Sri Lanka.
On a difficult, slow pitch at Port Elizabeth, Australia struggled their way to 212 (7 wickets, 50 overs) against tight Sri Lankan bowling, thanks mainly to a great innings from Andrew Symonds (91 from 118 balls, 7 fours, 1 six)*, demonstrating again captain Ricky Ponting's faith in him. Chaminda Vaas, continuing his excellent tournament, took three wickets. Australia's pace attack then ripped through the Sri Lankan top order, with Brett Lee (3/35 in 8 overs) taking three early wickets and Glenn McGrath (1/20 in 7 overs) taking one. By the time rain arrived in the thirty-ninth over, continued tight bowling had squeezed Sri Lanka to 123 (7 wickets, 38.1 overs), well behind the target given by the Duckworth-Lewis method.----Limited overs international
date = 20 March, 2003
team1 = India
score1 = 270/4 (50 overs)
team2 = Kenya
score2 = 179 (46.2 overs)
result = India won by 91 runs
venue = Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
umpires = SA Bucknor (WIN) and DJ Harper (AUS).
motm = SC Ganguly (IND)
runs1 = SC Ganguly 111* (114)
runs2 = SO Tikolo 56 (83)
wickets1 = PJ Ongondo 1/38 (10)
wickets2 = Z Khan 3/14 (9.2)
report = [http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/SCORECARDS/FINALS/IND_KENYA_WC2003_ODI-SEMI2_20MAR2003.html (scorecard)]
rain =

The fairytale finally ended for the Kenyan team, the first and only non Test-playing nation to make a World Cup semifinal to date. Sachin Tendulkar (83 from 101 balls, 5 fours, 1 six)and Sourav Ganguly (111 from 114 balls, 5 fours, 5 sixes), batted the Kenyans out of the game as India careered to a total of 270 (4 wickets, 50 overs). Under the Durban lights, the newly potent Indian seam attack of Zaheer Khan (3/14 in 9.2 overs), the experienced Javagal Srinath (1/11 in 7 overs), and Ashish Nehra (2/11 in 5 overs) careered through the Kenyan top order, who were never in the hunt and were bowled out for 179 (all out, 46.2 overs), with only Steve Tikolo (56 from 83 balls, 5 fours, 2 sixes) putting up any significant resistance.

Final

Limited overs international
date = 23 March 2003
team1 = Australia
score1 = 359/2 (50 overs)
team2 = India
score2 = 234 (39.2 overs)
result = Australia won by 125 runs
venue = Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
umpires = SA Bucknor (WIN) and DR Shepherd (ENG).
motm = RT Ponting (AUS)
runs1 = RT Ponting 140* (121)
runs2 = V Sehwag 82 (81)
wickets1 = H Singh 2/49 (8)
wickets2 = GD McGrath 3/52 (8.2)
report = [http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/SCORECARDS/FINALS/AUS_IND_WC2003_ODI-FINAL_23MAR2003.html (scorecard)]
rain =
India won the toss, and Ganguly, slightly strangely, asked Australia to bat, hoping to take advantage of a pitch left damp by dew and rain. On a lively Wanderers Stadium pitch, the Australian openers took advantage of very wayward Indian opening bowlers to get off to a flying start. Adam Gilchrist (57 from 48 balls, 8 fours, 1 six) and Matthew Hayden (37 from 54 balls, 5 fours) shared an opening partnership of 105 runs in 14 overs, forcing Ganguly to bring on the spinners unusually early. The change of pace brought wickets with Adam Gilchrist, who had been swinging at everything, holing out off a sweep shot from the bowling of Harbhajan Singh. Matthew Hayden, looking somewhat better than he had throughout the tournament, soon followed for 37, leaving Australia at 2/125. Captain Ricky Ponting (140 from 121 balls, 4 fours, 8 sixes) and Damien Martyn (88 from 84 balls, 7 fours, 1 six) (playing with a broken thumb) then completed a partnership of 234 runs in 30.1 overs, an Australian record for one-day cricket. Ponting and Martyn started efficiently, putting away bad balls but mostly keeping the scoring going with good running, then letting loose in the last ten overs, taking 109 from them. Ponting in particular dispatched the bowling over the fence with fearsome regularity in scoring 8 sixes, the most from one batsman in any World Cup match at the time. The final Australian total of 359 (2 wickets, 50 overs), at a run rate of 7.18 runs an over, was their second highest ever in ODI history.

India's colossal run chase was made even more difficult after their trump card, Sachin Tendulkar, was out in the first over after skying a pull shot, Glenn McGrath completing the caught and bowled. Nevertheless, Virender Sehwag's (82 from 81 balls, 10 fours, 3 sixes) run-a-ball half century gave India respectability as they maintained a high scoring rate. Their only realistic hope—a washout—looked a possibility as the game was interrupted by rain in the eighteenth over. This rain proved fleeting, but Australia had taken few wickets and when more rain looked to arrive India were leaders according to DL method. However, this rain passed by, and India's hopes were dashed when Sehwag was run out by Darren Lehmann, and again when Rahul Dravid (47 from 57 balls, 2 fours) was bowled by Brett Lee, ending their partnership of 88 runs in 13.2 overs. India's batsmen continued to throw wickets away in the chase as the run rate crept up past 7 an over, and they were finally bowled out for 234 (all out, 39.2 overs) at a run rate of 5.97 runs an over giving Australia an emphatic victory by a record margin (in World Cup finals thus far) of 125 runs, underlining their dominance of the tournament. Ponting was named "Man Of The Match", and Sachin Tendulkar, for his demolition of bowling attacks, was named "Player of the Series."cite web | title = ICC World Cup, 2002/03, Final | publisher = Cricinfo | url = http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/SCORECARDS/FINALS/AUS_IND_WC2003_ODI-FINAL_23MAR2003.html | accessdate=2007-04-29]

Controversies

Indian player sponsorships

There were a number of pre-tournament controversies, including the possible refusal of many Indian players to play due to their inability to promote their personal sponsors (many of whom provide most of the players' income, but whose products clash with those of the tournament sponsor).

Zimbabwe's political situation

Also raised was the security and political situation in Zimbabwe, and the appropriateness of playing there given the misdeeds of the regime of Robert Mugabe. Two Zimbabwean players, Andy Flower and Henry Olonga (the former white, the latter black) wore black armbands for their opening game, and issued a strong statement explaining that they were "mourning the death of democracy in Zimbabwe". Both men subsequently retired from Zimbabwean cricket, and began playing overseas, Olonga stating that to continue "would be condoning the grotesque human rights violations that have been perpetrated - and continue to be perpetrated - against my fellow countrymen."

England faced a great deal of domestic pressure to boycott their match in Zimbabwe on political grounds, and after some prevarication—initially announcing that they would play—did not play, citing fears for the players' safety. [ [http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/wisdenalmanack/content/story/155838.html Wisden - 2004 - England v Zimbabwe] ] The boycott proved costly as Zimbabwe advanced to the Super 6 just 2 points ahead of England, from the 4 points they achieved from the boycott.

Similarly, New Zealand decided against playing in Kenya because of security fears. This would ultimately cost New Zealand dearly. Had New Zealand played Kenya and won (as was expected), South Africa would have proceeded into the Super 6, and New Zealand would have ended up with 12 points in the Super 6, as they had previously defeated South Africa.

hane Warne's drug test

Australian star player Shane Warne was sent home from the cup in embarrassing circumstances, only the day before their opening game, after a positive drug test in a lead-up competition in Australia revealed that he had taken a diuretic. The leg spinner claimed that he had taken a 'fluid pill' on the advice of his mother.

ee also

*World's biggest cricket bat
*India at the Cricket World Cup

References

External links

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport3/cwc2003/default.stm BBC Cricket World Cup 2003 site]
* [http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/ Cricket World Cup 2003] from Cricinfo
* [http://www.cricketfundas.com/worldcup2003.html Cricket World Cup 2003 Scorecards] in CricketFundas


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