Australia vs India ICC Cricket World Cup Final 2003 Highlights

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Watch the highlights of Australia vs India ICC Cricket World Cup Final 2003 - The ICC Cricket World Cup tournament final ODI match played between India and Australia at Johannesburg in 23rd March 2003.

Australia vs India ICC Cricket World Cup Final 2003
Rain Spoils India dreams, Ricky Ponting's masterclass century led to Australia comprehensively 125-run victory over India, despite a fighting knock from Virender Sehwag (82) and lift the third World Cup.

India in the ICC World Cup 2003 finals a near-impossible thought even a month ago and India have bunch of heroes just one victory away from the dream.

Australia surprise Damien Martyn is in the line-up of course he's got that two broken finger on his left hand but he says he's okay, So he's playing in Ian Harvey's the man that's been asked to have a bit of a breather.

And India no changes they are unchanged again the voting is 12 player throughout this world cup the fifth time Australia have gone into a World Cup game in this World Cup.

India Captain Sourav Ganguly won the toss invited to Australia batted first but Australia's experience Captain Ricky Ponting proved that was wrong decision.

Australia's Dangerous Opening fair Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden playing cracking shots - Australia's first 50 runs partnership comes in 49 deliveries.

Adam Gilchrist hammering glorious shots and He was played absolutely brilliant in World Cup - Gilchrist Smashed the 50 off 40 balls including 7 fours and 1 six - Gilchrist extremely quick time as well.

Indian bowlers tired to break the partnership - Adam Gilchrist and Hayden - who was added 105-run stand for first wicket, in the 14th over Harbhajan Singh breakthrough for India - He got out for 55 - He hitting over the big shot unfortunately - He was catch out by Virender Sehwag at mid-off.

Matthew Hayden got out for 35 off consumed 57 deliveries - He was catch out behind the stumps by Rahul Dravid with bowl by Harbhajan Singh bowled beautiful gripping and turning right across the body there of outside edges Rahul Dravid has done well catch in the 20th over.

Damien Martyn played impressive innings - He was completed his superb half century off 46 deliveries including 4 fantastic fours - in this match Martyn's highest score against India in ODI'S - ( Previous best was 30 at Sharjah in 1998 ). After his fifty with his broken finger he most times strike rotate to Ricky Ponting.

Ricky Ponting takes the responsibility of his shoulder - He was played beautifully - He was brings up his splendid fifty off consumed 74 deliveries.

Damien Martyn and Ricky Ponting build the 150 runs partnership in 141 balls with 4 sixes and 8 fours.

Ricky Ponting his fifty converted to his 13th ODI hundred off 103 balls with 2 fours and 5 sixes - Ricky Ponting what a wonderful performance from him he is absolutely elated - Ricky Ponting getting has injury in a world cup final his teammates are appreciated on their feet.

Ricky Ponting as well this's his 13th one day international hundred, fifth hundred as captain and his second hundred in this world cup, After Ponting's hundred He was played cracking shots next 40 runs come in 18 deliveries.

Damien Martyn scored a Magnificent 88 with his highest ODI score in World Cup - Ricky Ponting scored a remarkable unbeaten 140 off 121 deliveries including 4 fabulous fours and 8 electrify sixes and his highest ODI score in World Cup helped to Australia setup the record total of 359 for 2 wickets in 50 overs.

India needed 360 runs to win this final in 50 overs available and required rate 7.2 runs per over - India opener Sachin Tendulkar facing Glenn McGrath's in first over.

Glenn McGrath bowled first three bowls delivered brilliantly and his fourth delivery - Sachin Tendulkar looking for score aggressive - He was hit the short length ball running away towards boundary.

McGrath prized Sachin Tendulkar in the fifth ball - He was looking full shot for boundary unfortunately he was caught and bowled by Glenn McGrath, this is big wicket for India - Indian fans are stun for looking Tendulkar's wicket.

After Sachin Tendulkar exit, Virender Sehwag off the mark boundary with one bounce over the rope, India Captain Sourav Ganguly looking angry to hit big shots - in the 5th over Sourav Ganguly hit the offside six against Glenn McGrath - in the same over Virender Sehwag hit the good shot over the top Square offside for six.

Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly added valuable 54-run stand for second wicket, Sourav Ganguly decided to straight shot but unfortunately He was catch out by Darren Lehmann at onside.

India lost another quick wicket with Mohammad Kaif, Glenn McGrath's brilliant bowling to Mohammad Kaif missed the offside shot ball hit the edge ball goes to behind the stumps Adam Gilchrist takes the simple catch, at this stage India 59 for 3 wickets lost in 10.3 overs.

Virender Sehwag's 50 comes off 50 ball including 7-fours and two-sixes - who was scored half century for India in 2003 world cup final and also highest scorer for India in 2003 final.

Virender Sehwag played pretty well he use his brain against Australia,  in the 17th over Rain interrupted to play - India scored 103 for 3 and stopped to play 25 minutes.

Umpire checking ground - the groundsman assures assuring them that everything is fine in the immediate future Australian team but Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid will once again come out to the center and try and put up a fight.

After Play resumed, no overs were reduced but Rain Spoils India Dream - Before rain start India looking positive, target may be chaseable because Sehwag is in great form, if rain not interrupted in this match India may be chase the big target.

Sehwag and Dravid handled the difficult situation both added important 88-run stand for fourth wicket - In the 24th over Virender Sehwag pavilion with run out by Darren Lehmann - Sehwag just short off his ground by a couple of yards - Darren Lehmann stunning direct throw hit to stumps to dismiss off Virender Sehwag. This is match turning wicket for India - Sehwag was scored a 82 and his career best against Australia in one day cricket.

After Sehwag exit, Yuvraj Singh come to the middle - He was added 40 run partnership with Rahul Dravid, Andy Bichel has been the workhorse for Australia he picked up valuable wicket of Rahul Dravid, Dravid gone for 47 - Now the Problem start for India 187 for five wickets lost in 32 overs.

India's last hope are Yuvraj Singh and Dinesh Mongia, Yuvraj Singh looking for settled and rotating strike with Dinesh Mongia, at this stage India required 142 runs from 92 balls and Required rate almost 15-runs per over,  Brad Hogg's final over - He was prized Yuvraj Singh wicket at scored of 24, Yuvraj was catch out by Brett Lee at Deep Mid-wicket, Brad Hogg's turning away spin to Yuvraj Singh not smashed the ball correct direction unfortunately Brett Lee takes a running catch, his seventh catch in this world cup.

After Yuvraj Singh exit - India lost last 5 wickets quickly in the 26 runs then India collapse 234 all-out and India's 20 years dreams spoil.

Australia comprehensively win here by 125 runs - Australia put a lot of work into that and they're played extremely well all the way through, Australia win the third world cup and first team won three world cup in one-day international cricket history.