Ricky Ponting Recounts His Historic Knock Against India In The 2003 World Cup Final

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icky Ponting revealed what was his mindset when he had scored a match-winning unbeaten 140 against India in the 2003 World Cup final

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Ricky Ponting revealed what was his mindset when he had scored a match-winning unbeaten 140 against India in the 2003 World Cup final on this very day 17 years ago. Australia beat India by a mammoth 125 runs to win their record third World Cup and also their second successive title.

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Ponting on his explosive knock

“In the second drinks break, Australia were two down with 15 overs to go, I told the 12th man tell the boys to be ready because I am going to go for everything, right here, right now.“If it comes off we are going to get a huge score. I am not going to be happy with batting through and getting to 300 against that Indian attack. If I go from now and it comes off, we are going to post a massive score,” Ponting told in a video uploaded by cricket.com.au.

“I had great in the guys coming behind me and we still had Lehmann, Bevan, Symonds", said Ponting.

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The Indian innings 

When India came out to bat, only Virender Sehwag could give the Australians a run for their money as he scored 82. The remaining team mostly fell in single-digit scores and India was cleaned up for just 234. Australia won its second World Cup in a row and a similar 149-run innings from Adam Gilchrist in the 2007 final helped the team clinch a hat-trick of titles. India ended up winning the 2011 World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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(With PTI Inputs)

 

(Image Courtesy: AP)

 

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