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8th Cricket World Cup - 2003
ICC World Cup 2003 - South Africa
Ricky Ponting Winner 2003
Winner : Australia
Final Man of The Match : Ricky Ponting (Australia)

Eighth ODI Cricket World Cup was played in three countries : South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya between 14 International Teams. England, India, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indias, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Bangladesh, Canada, Kenya, Netherlands and Namibia participated for the 8th Cricket World Cup tournament. Total 52 games were played at 15 different venues of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

Australia under Ricky Ponting Captaincy crush all in their path on the way and clinch their third World Cup title and second in a row. In the final match Australia with Ricky Ponting's tremendous batting registered thumping win over India by huge margins of 125 runs. Australian skipper Ricky Ponting was man of the match for his superb 140* runs with 8 massive sixes and 4 fabelous fours.

World Cup 2003 Facts and Figures
Host Country :
South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya
Teams :
14
   
(England, India, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indias, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Bangladesh, Canada, Kenya, Netherlands, Namibia)
Games :
54
Venues :
15
Format :
The 14 entrants were split into two groups, and the top three in each group went into the Super Six, carrying with them the points they had earned against the two teams who had also qualified from their group. They then played the qualifying teams from the other group, creating a final all-played-all league table, with the top four going into the semi-finals and finally two teams for final.
Winner : Australia
Runners-up : India
Prize money(winner) : US $ 4.6m
Prize money(Runners-up) : US $ 2.0m
Man of the match (Final) : Ricky Ponting (Australia)
Tournament Stats
Most Runs
  Player Country Match Runs HS Ave SR
  SR Tendulkar Ind 11 673 152 61.18 89.25
  SC Ganguly Ind 11 465 112* 58.12 82.30
  RT Ponting Aus 11 415 140* 51.87 87.92
  AC Gilchrist Aus 10 408 99 40.80 105.42
  HH Gibbs SA 6 384 143 96.00 100.78
Most Wickets
  Player Country Match Wickets BBI Ave Econ
  WPUJC Vaas SL 10 23 6/25 14.39 3.76
  B Lee Aus 10 22 5/42 17.90 4.73
  GD McGrath Aus 11 21 7/15 14.76 3.56
  Z Khan Ind 11 18 4/42 20.77 4.23
  SE Bond NZ 8 17 6/23 17.94 3.91
8th Cricket World Cup 2003 winner - Australia
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