March 23rd Down the years,Australia won 3rd World Cup title
On this day in 2003,Australia beat India in Johannesburg
There was a large roar from the group while Sourav Ganguly called as the right side of the coin. However, they had been ignorant of what became to come. To anyone’s wonder, because there was a bit of dampness at the pitch, Ganguly opted to bowl. India’s opening bowler Zaheer Khan could not deal with the pressure of a final and he bowled a 10-ball over, which yielded Australia 15 runs. From that point, the Australia in no way looked back. Adam Gilchrist attacked from the word cross and Australia were 100/0 in no time. Although India hit returned with 2 wickets, skipper Ricky Ponting and Damien Martyn shared an unbeaten 234-run stand for the third wicket, which intended Australia posted a massive 359/2. Ponting particularly, turned into severe on the bowling hitting 4 fours and 8 massive sixes. It turned into highest individual score then in a World Cup final. India’s goals had been shattered when Glenn McGrath disregarded Sachin Tendulkar inside the first over. Although Virender Sehwag (82) and Rahul Dravid (47) confirmed some resistance, the Aussies bowlers picked wickets at regular intervals and ultimately, they bowled India out for 234 within the fortieth over to burst into celebrations.