Milestones 2003Updated: Dec 27, 2003 16:08 IST
Australia become the first team to win 12 consecutive ODIs when they beat England in the World Cup match at Port Elizabeth on March 2, passing the 11 consecutive wins by West Indies in 1984 and 1985.
Australia scores its highest ODI total of 359/2 in the World Cup final at Johannesburg on March 23.
Australia beat India by 125 runs in the World Cup final at Johannesburg on March 23, becoming the first country to win the World Cup on three occasions (1987, 1999 and 2003).
Australia were defeated after scoring 556 in their first innings of the second Test match against India at the Adelaide Oval on December 16. It was the second highest first innings score ever by a losing team.
Steve Waugh becomes the third batsman to score over 10,000 Test runs, after Sunil Gavaskar (10,122) and Allan Border (11,174), during his 102 against England in the fifth Test at Sydney on January 3.
Adam Gilchrist takes his 258th dismissal in ODIs when he catches Melt van Schoor in the World Cup match against Namibia at Potchefstroom on February 27, to pass Moin Khan’s (Pakistan) world record of 257 ODI dismissals, while on his way to a World Cup record of six dismissals in an innings.
Glenn McGrath takes the best World Cup bowling figures of 7/15 in the match against Namibia at Potchefstroom on February 27.
Ricky Ponting scored 242 runs and a duck in the second Test against India at the Adelaide Oval in a match which commenced on December 12. It was his highest score and second double-century. It was also the 19th time that an Australian player had scored a century and a duck in a Test.
India reach the World Cup final aftertwo decades.
India won a Test match on Australian soil after a gap of over 22 years. They beat the home side in the second Test at the Adelaide Oval on December 16.
Sachin Tendulkar becomes the first batsman to score 12,000 ODI runs during the World Cup match against Pakistan at Centurion on March 1.
Javagal Srinath becomes India’s leading wicket-taker in ODIs when he dismisses Peter Ongondo in the World Cup match against Kenya at Cape Town on March 7. He took his 309th wicket to pass Anil Kumble’s record of 308.
Muttiah Muralitharan becomes the first Sri Lankan to take 300 ODI wickets when he dismisses James Anderson in the match against England at Sydney on January 13.
Aravinda de Silva becomes the third player to score 9,000 ODI runs during the match against Australia at Melbourne on January 21.
Aravinda de Silva becomes the first Sri Lankan to appear in 300 ODIs when he plays in the World Cup match against Bangladesh at Pietermaritzburg on February 14.
Chaminda Vaas becomes the first player to take a hat-trick with the first three balls of the match in a World Cup match against Bangladesh at Pietermaritzburg on February 14.
Muttiah Muralitharan took 26 wickets at an average of 12.31 during the series recently concluded series against England. It was the sixth time that he took more than 20 wickets in a three-Test series which is more than any other bowler.
Umagiliya Chandana took 2/23 in the one-dayer against England at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium in a match on November 18. It took his career aggregate to 101 wickets, and he became the seventh player from Sri Lanka to exceed 100 wickets.
Graeme Smith (151) and Herschelle Gibbs (228) put on 368 for the first wicket in the South Africa's second Test against Pakistan at Cape Town on January 2. It is the highest partnership for any wicket for South Africa, and the fourth highest opening partnership in Test cricket.
South Africa completes a 2-0 series win over Pakistan at Cape Town to claim the ICC Test Championship Trophy from Australia on January 5.
Yousuf Youhana scores the second fastest fifty in Test cricket ever, off 27 balls, in the second Test against South Africa at Cape Town on January 4.
Wasim Akram becomes the first bowler to take 500 ODI wickets when he dismisses Nick Statham (Holland) in the World Cup match at Paarl on February 25.
England were dismissed for 88 by Sri Lanka in the one-dayer at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on November 18. It was their second lowest score in an ODI.
Shane Bond takes 6/23 against Australia in the World Cup match at Port Elizabeth on March 11, the best bowling figures for New Zealand in ODIs.
Fidel Edwards took 6/22 in his one-day International debut in the match against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on November 29. It was the best performance by a bowler on his one-day debut, and the third time that a player from the West Indies had taken four wickets or more on debut.
Craig Wishart scores Zimbabwe’s highest ODI score of 172* in the World Cup match against Namibia at Harare on February 10. Zimbabwe makes its highest ODI total of 340/2 in the match.
Kenya becomes the first non-Test playing country to qualify for an World Cup semi-final when it beats Zimbabwe in the Super Six match at Bloemfontein on March 12.
Collins Obuya takes 5/24 against Sri Lanka in the World Cup match at Nairobi on February 24 — the best bowling figures for Kenya in an ODI.
Canada scores the lowest ever ODI total of 36 in the World Cup match against Sri Lanka at Paarl on February 19.
John Davison scores the fastest ever World Cup century, off 67 balls, in the match against West Indies at Centurion on February 23.
Feiko Kloppenburg (121) becomes the first player to score an ODI century for Holland during the World Cup match against Namibia at Bloemfontein on March 3.
First Published: Dec 27, 2003 16:08 IST