2003 World Cup: Statistics

Hyderabad, India: The tournament saw famous players performing and many top teams perishing. The tournament was statistician’s delight.

2003 World Cup: Matches and Results
2003 World Cup: Favorite Australia win 3rd title

World Cup 2003 (South Africa)
Hosts: South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya
Duration: 9 Feb – 23 Mar 2003
Winner: Australia
Runner’s Up: India
Man of the Series: Sachin Tendulkar
Most runs: 673 by Sachin Tendulkar of Ind
Most wickets: 23 by Chaminda Vaas of SL
Highest Total: 359/2 Aus vs Ind
(9 300 plus score)
5wkts or more: 12 (7 wkts by McGrath and Bichel, 6 each by Nehra, Shane Bond and Vaas, 7 bowlers took 5 wickets each)
Centuries: 21 (3 by Ganguly and 2 each by Ponting and Attapattu)

Highest partnerships by wicket

    1st 153 Tendulkar and Sehwag Ind vs SL
    2nd 244 Tendulkar and Ganguly Ind vs Namibia
    3rd 234* Ponting and Martyn Aus vs Ind
    4th 152 Attapattu and de Silva SL vs SA
    5th 118* Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh Ind Vs Kenya
    6th 90 Stewart and Flintoff Eng vs Aus
    7th 98 Sarwan and Jacobs WI vs NZ
    8th 97 Bevan and Bichel Aus vs NZ
    9th 73* Bevan and Bichel Aus vs Eng
    10th 54 Saqlain and Shoaib Akhtar Pak v Eng

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