ICC ODI World Cup in 2003 was hosted jointly by South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya from 9th February to 23rd March with a total of 14 teams participating in two different groups.
Indian team performed well in this tournament to enter the finals of the ODI World Cup only for the second time after 1983, but unfortunately, their dream of lifting the World Cup trophy didn't happen as they ended up losing to the mighty Australian side.
India in the 2003 Men's ODI World Cup:
Played - 11
Won - 9
Lost - 2
Indian team results in the 2003 ODI World Cup:
- Beat Netherlands by 68 runs in Paarl
- Lost to Australia by 9 wickets in Centurion
- Beat Zimbabwe by 83 runs in Harare
- Beat Namibia by 181 runs in Pietermaritzburg
- Beat England by 82 runs in Durban
- Beat Pakistan by 6 wickets in Centurion
- Beat Kenya by 6 wickets in Cape Town (Super Six)
- Beat Sri Lanka by 183 runs in Johannesburg (Super Six)
- Beat New Zealand by 7 wickets in Centurion (Super Six)
- Beat Kenya by 91 runs in Durban (Semi-Finals)
- Lost to Australia by 125 runs in Johannesburg (Finals)
ODI World Cup 2003 Points Table:
Australia, India, and Zimbabwe qualified for the next stage (Super Six) in ODI World Cup 2003.
India carried forward four points while entering the Super Six stage (from 2 games) as they defeated Zimbabwe in the group stage. Also, they carry forward 1 point each for defeating England, Pakistan, Netherlands, and Namibia respectively which makes it to a grand total of 8 points overall.
From another group (Group B), the top three sides Sri Lanka, Kenya, and New Zealand qualified for the Super Six stage of the tournament.
Super Six Points Table of ODI World Cup 2003:
India ended with a total of 20 points as they had 8 points from carry-forward and won their remaining three games Kenya, Sri Lanka, and New Zealand in Super Six. Top-4 teams in the Super Six points table qualified for the semi-finals.
India beat Kenya in the semi-finals but lost the finals to Australia.
India's squad for the 2003 ODI WC:
Sourav Ganguly (C), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Kaif, Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, Dinesh Mongia, Parthiv Patel (Wk), Ajit Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble, Ashish Nehra, Javagal Srinath, Sanjay Bangar
Most runs for India in 2003 WC:
Sachin Tendulkar - 673 (11 inns)
Sourav Ganguly - 465 (11 inns)
Rahul Dravid - 318 (10 inns)
Most wickets for India in 2003 WC:
Zaheer Khan - 18 (11 inns)
Javagal Srinath - 16 (11 inns)
Ashish Nehra - 15 (9 inns)