A gorgeous dream of Indian cricket followers was shattered 17 years in the past. Australia defeated India by 125 runs within the World Cup last on this present day.
The countrymen need to neglect this unhealthy reminiscence endlessly, however when the World Cup is talked about, this outdated wound turns into inexperienced once more. The Hindustan Trophy was solely a step away, however the kangaroos put the space past the attain of India. The Wanderers' floor in Johannesburg, South Africa, which witnessed this second of cricket historical past, was the third time that Kangaroos had encroached on the World Cup trophy for a 3rd time and retained their reign. <! –
A complete of 14 groups took half on this cricket pageant. These groups had been divided into 2 swimming pools. Pool 'A' consisted of groups from Australia, England, India, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Netherlands and Namibia, whereas Pool 'B' consisted of groups from New Zealand, West Indies, Canada, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Bangladesh. After a troublesome match in pool matches, the highest Three groups of each swimming pools made it to the 'Super 6'. These groups included groups from Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Australia, India, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Each staff performed 3-Three matches within the Super 6 spherical, after which Australia, India, Kenya and Sri Lanka made it to the semi-finals. Then the ultimate match was performed between India and Australia.
The captain of Team India gained the toss and determined to bowl first. In the ultimate, Australia made an enormous rating of 359 runs in opposition to Hindustan on the lack of 2 wickets in 50 overs. Chasing such an enormous goal, the Indian staff was all out for 234 runs in 39.1 overs. Australia gained the match and gained the World Cup trophy. Captain Ricky Ponting was adjudged 'Man of the Match' for his 140-run knock. Great Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar was given the title of 'Player of the match' for scoring 673 runs within the match.
The then Indian captain Sourav Ganguly nonetheless stays within the reckoning for the 2003 World Cup last defeat. He nonetheless remembers that last. Sourav wrote in his autobiography A Century is Not Enough ('A Century is Not Enough'), that "I wish Dhoni would have been in my team of the World Cup 2003. But when we were playing that World Cup, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the ticket collector (TC) in the Indian Railway Way. Today I am happy about how correct the guess I made about Dhoni came out. Dhoni has established himself as a big player today. " Dhoni within the yr 2011 The Indians put ointment on the injuries of the second was made world champion and 2003.