Glenn McGrath IND vs AUS: Great Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath has given match-winning performances many times during his career. McGrath is included among the best bowlers of world cricket. He has made many such records, which will not be easy for any player to break. McGrath bowled brilliantly in the World Cup 2003. Because of him, Team India and Sachin Tendulkar’s dream of winning the title was shattered. McGrath is celebrating his 54th birthday today. On this occasion, read the interesting story of the final of the World Cup 2003.
Actually, the final match of the World Cup 2003 was played in Johannesburg on 23 March. In this match, Australia, batting first, scored 359 runs with the loss of 2 wickets. Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden came to open for the team. Gilchrist had scored 57 runs facing 48 balls. Whereas Hayden was out after scoring 37 runs.
After this captain Ricky Ponting came to bat. Damien Martyn was at the other end. Both of them batted very well. Ponting had scored unbeaten 140 runs facing 121 balls. His innings included 4 fours and 8 sixes. Whereas Martin faced 84 balls and scored unbeaten 88 runs. He hit 7 fours and 1 six.
Sachin and Virender Sehwag arrived to open for Team India, which was chasing the target given by Australia. McGrath broke the hearts of Indian fans here. He dismissed Sachin. Sachin returned to the pavilion after scoring just 4 runs. After this Sehwag took charge of the matter. He scored 84 runs with the help of 10 fours and 3 sixes. Rahul Dravid scored 47 runs with the help of 2 fours. Apart from these, no Indian batsman could do anything special. Team India was all out on the score of 234. He lost by 125 runs.
McGrath was bowling very well during the Indian innings. He took 3 wickets for 52 runs in 8.2 overs. Along with Sachin, McGrath had also sent Mohammad Kaif and Zaheer Khan to the pavilion.