Johannesburg, South Africa
AUSTRALIAN CAPTAIN RICKY PONTING CELEBRATES WINNING WORLD CUP AGAINST
Australian captain Ricky Ponting (R) goes down on his knees to
celebrate victory, after teammate Darren Lehmann caught Indian batsman
Zaheer Khan, in the cricket World Cup at the Wanderers in Johannesburg,
March 23, 2003. Australia, inspired by skipper Ricky Ponting's majestic
140, retained the World Cup after outclassing India in Sunday's final.
The Indians, chasing an awesome 360 to win, were dismissed for 234 in
the 40th over to lose by 125. Australia became the first side to win
three World Cups. They are also the first side to retain the trophy
since West Indies won the first two tournaments in 1975 and 1979.