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Last Updated: Thursday, 27 November, 2003, 14:33 GMT

McGrath moves to second spot behind Pollock Aussies climb rankings
Australia prove their strength with four batsmen and three bowlers in the top 10s of the latest one-day ratings.

Brett Lee sings the national anthem Fans welcome Aussies home
Thousands of people turn out in Perth to greet Australia's World Cup-winning team.

Ponting was named man of the match after smashing 140 Double delight for Ponting
Ricky Ponting praises a job well done after Australia keep the trophy they won in 1999.


MORE STORIES

Martyn relishes career high
Damien Martyn basks in World Cup glory after missing out on Australia's win in 1999.

Aussie pair send records tumbling
Four records were broken during Australia's innings in the World Cup final.

As good as it gets
Our resident Aussie is on cloud nine after Australia win back-to-back World Cups.

World Cup final ratings
Marks out of 10 for the India and Australia players in Sunday's World Cup final.

World Cup magic moments
BBC Sport lists the eight top moments of the tournament and asks you to vote for your favourite.


MATCH REPORTS

Ruthless Aussies lift World Cup
Australia clinch their third Cricket World Cup with a 125-run victory over India.

Rampant Australia through to final
Australia brush Sri Lanka aside in Port Elizabeth to advance to their third successive World Cup decider.

Australia wobble in win
Australia stumble to a five-wicket win over Kenya in the final Super Six match in Durban.

Australia comeback shatters Kiwis
Brett Lee's blistering pace is too much for New Zealand as Australia recover to win by 96 runs.

Aussies overpower Sri Lanka
Australia race to a 96-run victory over Sri Lanka after a superb century by captain Ricky Ponting.

Aussies pull off thrilling win
Andy Bichel and Michael Bevan are Australia's heroes as they defeat England by two wickets.

McGrath destroys Namibia
Glenn McGrath takes seven wickets as Australia crush Namibia by a record-breaking margin.

Australia ease past Zimbabwe
Australia overhaul Zimbabwe's total of 246 to win by seven wickets in Bulawayo.

Australia too much for Dutch
Australia's attack proves too strong for Holland in their rain-affected match in Potchefstroom.

Australia thump sorry India
Australia put on a devastating display to beat India by nine wickets at Centurion.

Australia deny defiant Pakistan
Pakistan lose by 82 runs to Australia, despite a battling late stand in their Group B opener.


OTHER NEWS AND FEATURES

Australia's surprise gem
Andy Bichel has gone from an Aussie also-ran to a star with both bat and ball.

Many hands make light work
Coach John Buchanan aims to keep Australia ahead of the game by developing ambidextrous cricketers.

Lee rises to challenge
Brett Lee's display against New Zealand shows he is the game's premier fast bowler.

Warne handed 12-month ban
Shane Warne says he will appeal after being banned from all cricket for a year for failing a drugs test.

Gillespie loses fitness battle
Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie is out of the World Cup and is replaced by Nathan Bracken.

Bevan benefits from US input
Michael Bevan reveals how advice from an American coach has helped him develop an effective hook shot.

Facing England's tormentor
BBC Sport's Thrasy Petropoulos takes on Andy Bichel at Australian net practice.


DARREN LEHMANN COLUMNS

Lehmann: We were awesome
Australia's Darren Lehmann reveals Australia's plan for celebration after their World Cup win.

Chance to play perfect game
Australia's Darren Lehmann reveals an aggressive game plan to beat India in his latest exclusive column.

Australia's winning mentality
Darren Lehmann salutes his side's never-say-die attitude in the win over New Zealand.

Filling the void
Darren Lehmann says Jason Gillespie's injury means Australia have now lost two world-class bowlers in the last month.



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