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2003 Cricket World Cup

2003 ICC Cricket World Cup
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Logo of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003
Dates 9 February – 23 March
Administrator(s) International Cricket Council
Cricket format One Day International
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s) South Africa
Zimbabwe
Kenya
Champions 23x15px Australia (3rd title)
Participants 14
Matches played 54
Attendance 626,845 (11,608 per match)
Player of the Series Template:Country data IND Sachin Tendulkar
Most runs Template:Country data IND Sachin Tendulkar (673)
Most wickets 23x15px Chaminda Vaas (23)
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The 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup was the eighth Cricket World Cup, organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). It was co-hosted by South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya from 9 February to 23 March 2003. This edition of the World Cup was the first to be played in Africa.

The tournament featured 14 teams, the largest number in the World Cup's history at the time, playing a total of 54 matches. It followed the format introduced in the 1999 World Cup, with the teams divided into two groups, and the top three in each group qualifying for the Super Sixes stage.

The tournament saw numerous upsets, with South Africa, Pakistan, West Indies and England all being eliminated at the group stage (South Africa missed by 1 run after misreading the Duckworth-Lewis method rules).[1] England forfeited their match with Zimbabwe, due to the political unrest in the country, which ultimately enabled that team to reach the Super Sixes. Similarly, New Zealand forfeited their match with Kenya, due to security reasons which enabled the latter to reach the semi-finals, the only non-Test playing nation to do so. Another shock wave came two days after the tournament had started, when Shane Warne, at the time one of the game's leading spinners, was sent home in disgrace after testing positive for a banned substance.[2]

The tournament was eventually won by Australia who won all eleven of their matches, beating India in the final played at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.[3] This was Australia's third World Cup.

Participating countries

14 teams played in the 2003 World Cup, the largest number of teams to play in a Cricket World Cup at the time. The 10 Test playing nations automatically qualified for the tournament including the recently appointed member Bangladesh, while Kenya also qualified automatically due to their full One Day International status. The other three spots were filled by the top three teams in the 2001 ICC Trophy in Canada, which served as a qualifying tournament. These teams were, respectively, the Netherlands, Namibia and Canada. This was Namibia's World Cup debut, while the Netherlands and Canada were both appearing in the tournament for the second time, having previously appeared in 1996 and 1979 respectively.

The format used in the 1999 World Cup was retained, with the 14 teams divided into two groups of seven, and the top three from each group qualifying for the Super Sixes stage, carrying forward the results they had achieved against other qualifiers from their group. The top four teams in the Super Sixes qualified for the semi-finals, and the winners of those matches contested the final.

File:2003 cwcmascot.jpg
Dazzle, official mascot of 2003 World Cup
Full Members
23x15px Bangladesh 23x15px Australia
23x15px England Template:Country data India
23x15px New Zealand 23x15px Pakistan
23x15px South Africa 23x15px Sri Lanka
23x15px West Indies 23x15px Zimbabwe
Associate Members
Template:Country data Kenya 23x15px Canada
23x15px Namibia 23x15px Netherlands

Host cities and venues

Cities Venues Capacity Matches
23x15px Johannesburg Wanderers Stadium 34,000 5
23x15px Durban Sahara Stadium Kingsmead 25,000 5
23x15px Cape Town Newlands Cricket Ground 25,000 5
23x15px Centurion Centurion Park 23,000 5
23x15px Bloemfontein Goodyear Park 20,000 5
23x15px Port Elizabeth St George's Oval 19,000 5
23x15px Potchefstroom North West Cricket Stadium 18,000 3
23x15px East London Buffalo Park 16,000 3
23x15px Kimberley De Beers Diamond Oval 11,000 3
23x15px Paarl Boland Park 10,000 3
23x15px Benoni Willowmoore Park 20,000 2
23x15px Pietermaritzburg Pietermaritzburg Oval 12,000 2
23x15px Harare Harare Sports Club 10,000 3
23x15px Bulawayo Queens Sports Club 9,000 3
Template:Country data KEN Nairobi Nairobi Gymkhana Club 8,000 2

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 a quarter of the points scored against the teams that failed to qualify.[4]

Pool A

Team Pld W L NR T NRR Pts PCF
23x15px Australia 6 6 0 0 0 2.05 24 12
Template:Country data IND 6 5 1 0 0 1.11 20 8
23x15px Zimbabwe 6 3 2 1 0 0.50 14 3.5
23x15px England 6 3 3 0 0 0.82 12
23x15px Pakistan 6 2 3 1 0 0.23 10
23x15px Netherlands 6 1 5 0 0 −1.45 4
23x15px Namibia 6 0 6 0 0 −2.96 0
10 February 2003
Scorecard
Zimbabwe 23x15px
340/2 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Namibia
104/5 (25.1 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 86 runs (D/L)
Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe
11 February 2003
Scorecard
Australia 23x15px
310/8 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Pakistan
228 (44.3 overs)
Australia won by 82 runs
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
12 February 2003
Scorecard
Template:Country data IND
204 (48.5 overs)
v
23x15px Netherlands
136 (48.1 overs)
India won by 68 runs
Boland Park, Paarl, South Africa
13 February 2003
Scorecard
v
Zimbabwe won (by walkover)
Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe
15 February 2003
Scorecard
Template:Country data IND
125 (41.4 overs)
v
23x15px Australia
128/1 (22.2 overs)
Australia won by 9 wickets
Centurion Park, Centurion, South Africa
16 February 2003
Scorecard
Netherlands 23x15px
142/9 (50 overs)
v
23x15px England
144/4 (23.2 overs)
England won by 6 wickets
Buffalo Park, East London, South Africa
16 February 2003
Scorecard
Pakistan 23x15px
255/9 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Namibia
84 (17.4 overs)
Pakistan won by 171 runs
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley, South Africa
19 February 2003
Scorecard
Template:Country data IND
255/7 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Zimbabwe
172 (44.4 overs)
India won by 83 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe
19 February 2003
Scorecard
England 23x15px
272 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Namibia
217/9 (50 overs)
England won by 55 runs
St George's Oval, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
20 February 2003
Scorecard
Australia 23x15px
170/2 (36 overs)
v
23x15px Netherlands
122 (30.2 overs)
Australia won by 75 runs (D/L) D/L calculation
North West Cricket Stadium, Potchefstroom, South Africa
22 February 2003
Scorecard
England 23x15px
246/8 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Pakistan
134 (31 overs)
England won by 112 runs
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa
23 February 2003
Scorecard
Template:Country data IND
311/2 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Namibia
130 (42.3 overs)
India won by 181 runs
Pietermaritzburg Oval, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
24 February 2003
Scorecard
Zimbabwe 23x15px
246/9 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Australia
248/3 (47.3 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
25 February 2003
Scorecard
Pakistan 23x15px
253/9 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Netherlands
156 (39.3 overs)
Pakistan won by 97 runs
Boland Park, Paarl, South Africa
26 February 2003
Scorecard
Template:Country data IND
250/9 (50 overs)
v
23x15px England
168 (45.3 overs)
India won by 82 runs
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
27 February 2003
Scorecard
Australia 23x15px
301/6 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Namibia
45 (14 overs)
Australia won by 256 runs
North West Cricket Stadium, Potchefstroom, South Africa
28 February 2003
Scorecard
Zimbabwe 23x15px
301/8 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Netherlands
202/9 (50 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 99 runs
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
1 March 2003
Scorecard
Pakistan 23x15px
273/7 (50 overs)
v
Template:Country data IND
276/4 (45.4 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
Centurion Park, Centurion, South Africa
2 March 2003
Scorecard
England 23x15px
204/8 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Australia
208/8 (49.4 overs)
Australia won by 2 wickets
St George's Oval, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
3 March 2003
Scorecard
Netherlands 23x15px
314/4 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Namibia
250 (46.5 overs)
Netherlands won by 64 runs
Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein, South Africa
4 March 2003
Scorecard
Pakistan 23x15px
73/3 (14 overs)
v
No result
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Pool B

Team Pld W L NR T NRR Pts PCF
23x15px Sri Lanka 6 4 1 0 1 1.20 18 7.5
Template:Country data KEN 6 4 2 0 0 −0.69 16 10
23x15px New Zealand 6 4 2 0 0 0.99 16 4
23x15px South Africa 6 3 2 0 1 1.73 14
23x15px West Indies 6 3 2 1 0 1.10 14
23x15px Canada 6 1 5 0 0 −1.99 4
23x15px Bangladesh 6 0 5 1 0 −2.05 2
9 February 2003
Scorecard
West Indies 23x15px
278/5 (50 overs)
v
23x15px South Africa
275/9 (49 overs)
West Indies won by 3 runs
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa
10 February 2003
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 23x15px
272/7 (50 overs)
v
23x15px New Zealand
225 (45.3 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 47 runs
Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein, South Africa
11 February 2003
Scorecard
Canada 23x15px
180 (49.1 overs)
v
23x15px Bangladesh
120 (28 overs)
Canada won by 60 runs
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
12 February 2003
Scorecard
v
23x15px South Africa
142/0 (21.2 overs)
South Africa won by 10 wickets
North West Cricket Stadium, Potchefstroom, South Africa
13 February 2003
Scorecard
New Zealand 23x15px
241/7 (50 overs)
v
23x15px West Indies
221 (49.4 overs)
New Zealand won by 20 runs
St George's Oval, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
14 February 2003
Scorecard
Bangladesh 23x15px
124 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Sri Lanka
126/0 (21.1 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
Pietermaritzburg Oval, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
15 February 2003
Scorecard
Canada 23x15px
197 (49 overs)
v
Template:Country data KEN
198/6 (48.3 overs)
Kenya won by 4 wickets
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa
16 February 2003
Scorecard
South Africa 23x15px
306 (50 overs)
v
23x15px New Zealand
229/1 (36.5 overs)
New Zealand won by 9 wickets (D/L)
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
18 February 2003
Scorecard
West Indies 23x15px
244/9 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Bangladesh
32/2 (8.1 overs)
No result
Willowmoore Park, Benoni, South Africa
19 February 2003
Scorecard
Canada 23x15px
36 (18.4 overs)
v
23x15px Sri Lanka
37/1 (4.4 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets
Boland Park, Paarl, South Africa
21 February 2003
Scorecard
v
Kenya won (by walkover)
Nairobi Gymkhana Club, Nairobi, Kenya
22 February 2003
Scorecard
Bangladesh 23x15px
108 (35.1 overs)
v
23x15px South Africa
109/0 (12 overs)
South Africa won by 10 wickets
Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein, South Africa
23 February 2003
Scorecard
Canada 23x15px
202 (42.5 overs)
v
23x15px West Indies
206/3 (20.3 overs)
West Indies won by 7 wickets
Centurion Park, Centurion, South Africa
24 February 2003
Scorecard
Template:Country data KEN
210/9 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Sri Lanka
157 (45 overs)
Kenya won by 53 runs
Nairobi Gymkhana Club, Nairobi, Kenya
26 February 2003
Scorecard
Bangladesh 23x15px
198/7 (50 overs)
v
23x15px New Zealand
199/3 (33.3 overs)
New Zealand won by 7 wickets
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley, South Africa
27 February 2003
Scorecard
South Africa 23x15px
254/8 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Canada
136/5 (50 overs)
South Africa won by 118 runs
Buffalo Park, East London, South Africa
28 February 2003
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 23x15px
228/6 (50 overs)
v
23x15px West Indies
222/9 (50 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 6 runs
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa
1 March 2003
Scorecard
Template:Country data KEN
217/7 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Bangladesh
185 (47.2 overs)
Kenya won by 32 runs
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
3 March 2003
Scorecard
Canada 23x15px
196 (47 overs)
v
23x15px New Zealand
197/5 (23 overs)
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
Willowmoore Park, Benoni, South Africa
3 March 2003
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 23x15px
268/9 (50 overs)
v
23x15px South Africa
229/6 (45 overs)
4 March 2003
Scorecard
West Indies 23x15px
246/7 (50 overs)
v
Template:Country data KEN
104 (35.5 overs)
West Indies won by 142 runs
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley, South Africa

Super Sixes

Australia, India, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Kenya, and New Zealand advanced to the Super Sixes stage. Points carried forward were calculated as follows: Four points for a win over another qualifier, one for a win over a non-qualifier, two for a tie or no result against another qualifier, 0.5 for a tie or no result against a non-qualifier.

Teams that advanced to the semi-finals are highlighted in blue.

Team Pld W L NR T NRR Pts PCF
23x15px Australia 3 3 0 0 0 1.85 24 12
Template:Country data IND 3 3 0 0 0 0.89 20 8
Template:Country data KEN 3 1 2 0 0 0.35 14 10
23x15px Sri Lanka 3 1 2 0 0 −0.84 11.5 7.5
23x15px New Zealand 3 1 2 0 0 −0.90 8 4
23x15px Zimbabwe 3 0 3 0 0 −1.25 3.5 3.5
7 March 2003
Scorecard
Australia 23x15px
319/5 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Sri Lanka
223 (47.4 overs)
Australia won by 96 runs
Centurion Park, Centurion, South Africa
7 March 2003
Scorecard
Template:Country data KEN
225/6 (50 overs)
v
Template:Country data IND
226/4 (47.5 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa
8 March 2003
Scorecard
Zimbabwe 23x15px
252/7 (50 overs)
v
23x15px New Zealand
253/4 (47.2 overs)
New Zealand won by 6 wickets
Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein, South Africa
10 March 2003
Scorecard
Template:Country data IND
292/6 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Sri Lanka
109 (23 overs)
India won by 183 runs
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
11 March 2003
Scorecard
Australia 23x15px
208/9 (50 overs)
v
23x15px New Zealand
112 (30.1 overs)
Australia won by 96 runs
St George's Oval, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
12 March 2003
Scorecard
Zimbabwe 23x15px
133 (44.1 overs)
v
Template:Country data KEN
135/3 (26 overs)
Kenya won by 7 wickets
Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein, South Africa
14 March 2003
Scorecard
New Zealand 23x15px
146 (45.1 overs)
v
Template:Country data IND
150/3 (40.4 overs)
India won by 7 wickets
Centurion Park, Centurion, South Africa
15 March 2003
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 23x15px
256/5 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Zimbabwe
182 (41.5 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 74 runs
Buffalo Park, East London, South Africa
15 March 2003
Scorecard
Template:Country data KEN
174/8 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Australia
178/5 (31.2 overs)
Australia won by 5 wickets
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa

Knockout stage

Semi-finals Final
18 March – St George's Oval, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
 1 23x15px Australia 212/7  
 4 23x15px Sri Lanka 123/7  
 
23 March – New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
     23x15px Australia 359/2
   Template:Country data IND 234
20 March – Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
 2 Template:Country data IND 270/4
 3 Template:Country data KEN 179  

Semi finals

18 March 2003
10:00
Scorecard
Australia 23x15px
212/7 (50 overs)
v
23x15px Sri Lanka
123/7 (38.1 overs)
Australia won by 48 runs (D/L)
St George's Oval, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Umpires: RE Koertzen (SA) and DR Shepherd (ENG)

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 39th 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. This is the match in which Adam Gilchrist famously "walked" despite being given not out.[5]


20 March 2003
14:30
Scorecard
v
India won by 91 runs
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WIN) and DJ Harper (AUS)

The fairytale ended for the Kenyan team, the only non-Test-playing nation to ever make a World Cup semi-final. 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 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. Kenya 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


23 March 2003
10:00
Scorecard
Australia 23x15px
359/2 (50 overs)
v
Ricky Ponting 140* (121)
Harbhajan Singh 2/49 (8 overs)
Virender Sehwag 82 (81)
Glenn McGrath 3/52 (8.2 overs)
Australia won by 125 runs
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
Attendance: 32,829
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WIN) and DR Shepherd (ENG)
Player of the match: Ricky Ponting (AUS)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.

File:Civic Centre-2003 CWC.jpg
A civic centre lit up to mark the World Cup

India won the toss, and Ganguly, elected to field, 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) completing 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 then second highest ever in ODI history.

India's 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 with India at 3/103 after 17 overs. 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 Andy Bichel, 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 was named "Player of the Series."[6]

Controversies

Security issues in Zimbabwe and Kenya

The security and political situation in Zimbabwe, and the appropriateness of playing there given the misdeeds of the regime of Robert Mugabe was a point of concern before the tournament. Two Zimbabwean players, Andy Flower and Henry Olonga wore black armbands in their opening game protesting against the nondemocratic rule in Zimbabwe. Both men subsequently retired from Zimbabwean cricket, and began playing overseas. England faced a great deal of domestic pressure to boycott their match in Zimbabwe on political grounds and did not play, citing fears for the players' safety.[7] The boycott proved costly, as Zimbabwe advanced to the Super Sixes, just 2 points ahead of England, from the 4 points they achieved from the walkover. Similarly, New Zealand decided against playing in Kenya because of security fears which would ultimately cost New Zealand a semifinal spot.

Shane 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 banned diuretic. The leg spinner claimed that he had taken a 'fluid pill' on the advice of his mother.

References

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