India vs Australia 2003 Surreal World Cup Final Match

Probably, one of the best world cup games in the history of cricket. The emotions, drama and intensity were on the another level in the any human minds. Although it was the era which rocket launch the beginning of cricket Australia like no other teams in the history of cricket. They have dominated the world cricket like the way they have wanted to at will. 11 players 11 match-winners, we have heard about great west indies team of 70s or 80s in the stories or in the some of YouTube videos.

But if there was the team after great West Indies who defined ruthlessness and Never-say-die-attitude it was the invincible team of Ricky Ponting across the formats. From top order to lower order batsman everyone were nightmare for any opposition line-up to put them back into shambles. Ricky Ponting was the part of 1999 world cup under the captaincy of Steve Waugh which was the second time won the world cup after 1987.

By the time of 2003 world cup, Australia was the most dangerous team to lock horns with in any conditions. Ricky Ponting was the captain in the tournament where they have remained unbeaten winning 11 games out of 11 including the blockbuster final against team India. Australia has loss the toss and forced to bat first and they have scored monumental 359 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in their allotted 50 overs.

In response, team India only managed to score 234 runs in 39.1 overs with only contributions from Virender Sehwag (81) and Rahul Dravid (47). Sachin Tendulkar with the highest run-scorer in the tournament was awarded with Player of the series. Chaminda Vass picked up 23 wickets and was the leading wicket-takers of the tournament. Many teams like South Africa, Pakistan and England were eliminated in the knockout round while Kenya has entered the semi-final as the non test playing nation for the first time-ever.

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