2003 WC Final India Loss | Will the 2003 World Cup be the final match for India’s breast augmentation?

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India won the toss. Ganguly decided not to bat Australia. India’s rivalry with India in the competition begins here. Australian openers Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden have been attacking from the start. The duo, before they were blindfolded, brought Australia to a hundred. Finally, Harbhajan Singh got out and tried to get away. But Australia had no intention of stopping.

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Ricky Ponting and Damian Martin were punished by Indian bowlers. No finger injury sustained Martin in the final. He was hitting the ball head and toe while trying to make Ponting stand on one side. By the 39th over, Ponting had hit a half-century. The Australian skipper bowled 74 balls. But when Harbhajan was repeatedly flown to the Sixes, Ponting’s fury grew.

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At the end of the 40th over, Australia were at 250 for two. Darren Lehman, Michael Bevan and Andrew Symons were waiting for Ponting or Martin to fall. Martin had only 21 deliveries in the last 10 overs. He has scored 24 runs. Ponting himself faced the rest of the ball. Ponting struck 50 off 29 balls with the help of 100 balls. Not a single Indian bowler escaped Ponting’s destruction. Zaheer Khan, Javagal Srinath and Ashish Nehra have been hit.

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Australia were bowled out for 359 in their 50 overs. Martin and Ponting combined for 234 runs for the fourth wicket. The Australian skipper scored 140 runs with just 121 balls to spare. Ponting set a personal record for the highest individual score in a World Cup tour. Sir Vivian Richards’s record is a legend here. By the end of Australia’s innings, India had lost by half. Goal 360 runs. Nevertheless, Sachin Tendulkar, Sehwag, Ganguly and Dravid have all been in the fray.

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