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2003 Cricket World Cup- History and facts

by on February 12, 2011
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Host of 2003 Cricket World Cup

  • 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup was hosted by  South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

No. of teams and matches in 2003 Cricket World Cup

  • 14 teams and 54 matches

Winner of 2003 World Cup

  • Australia cricket team won the 2003 World Cup by defeating Indian cricket team in finals

Highest score by a team in 2003 Cricket World Cup

  • Australian cricket team scored 359 with just 2 wickets down in a match against India

Highest score chase by a team in 2003 Cricket World Cup

  • Indian cricket team chased a total of 276 against Pakistan cricket team

Highest runs scored in 2003 Cricket World Cup

  • Indian star batsman Sachin Tnedulkar scored the highest runs in 2003 world cup (673)

Maximum number s of fours by a player in 2003 Cricket World Cup

  • Sachin Tendulkar of Indian cricket team (75)

Highest number of fifties in 2003 Cricket World Cup

  • Sachin Tendulkar scored (6) fifties

Highest number of centuries by a player in 2003 Cricket World Cup

  • SC Ganguly, Indian cricket team batsman scored 3 centuries

Highest number of sixes in 2003 Cricket World Cup

  • Saurav Ganguly scored the highest number of sixes (15).

Most ducks in 2003 Cricket World Cup

  • G Snyman of Namibian cricket team had the most ducks

Highest number of catches in innings and tournament of 2003 Cricket World Cup

  • M Kaif of Indian cricket team took 4 catches in two innings against Sri Lanka
  • Ricky Ponting of Australian cricket team took the highest number of catches (11) in the 2003 World Cup tournament

Highest number of dismissals in 2003 Cricket World Cup

  • Adam Gilchrist of Australian cricket team made 21 dismissals and all were catches.

Highest partnership runs in Cricket World Cup 2003

  • SR Tendulkar and SC Ganguly scored the highest partnership of 244 runs against Namibia.

Umpires of the final match of the 2003 Cricket World Cup

SA Bucknor (West Indies) and DR Shepherd (England)

Man of the match in final of 2003 Cricket World Cup

  • Ricky Ponting of Australian cricket team
  1. Talha Jubair, a player of Bangladesh cricket team became the youngest player ever to participate in a World Cup.
  2. Sri Lanka demolished Canada for 36 runs which is the record of lowest innings score in a World Cup
  3. Warne’s drug test was proven and was sent back home before the opening game of 2003 World Cup

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