2003 Cricket World Cup - World Cup Winners Australia

Australia were simply outstanding in the 8th Cricket World Cup Finals and ran out deserving winners in conditions which were quite similar to their home pitches and never let up throughout the event and set a new standard for the rest of the world to meet.

Australia took on India in the final at the Wanderers, on a batting paradise and India made the big mistake of inserting Australia and that was in effect the end of the game as they batted India out of it scoring a massive 359 for the loss of just 2 wickets with Ponting scoring 140 not out . In reply the Indians got off to the very worst start with Tendulkar getting out in the first over of the reply and India, though they hit spiritedly, were never in the game.