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Last Updated: Monday, 4 August, 2003, 16:31 GMT 17:31 UK

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

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.

Ganguly: India well beaten
India captain Sourav Ganguly hails Australia after his side's 125-run defeat in the final.


AUSTRALIA

Aussies climb rankings
Australia prove their strength with four batsmen and three bowlers in the top 10s of the latest one-day ratings.

Fans welcome Aussies home
Thousands of people turn out in Perth to greet Australia's World Cup-winning team.

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


ENGLAND

Hussain calls for rethink
Nasser Hussain says England would benefit from having separate one-day and Test captains in the long term.


KENYA

Kenya return to heroes' welcome
Thousands swamp the airport as World Cup semi-finalists Kenya return home.


PAKISTAN

Pakistan flops fined
The Pakistan World Cup squad have been fined half of their fees after their dismal performance.


INDIA

Srinath could play on
India's Javagal Srinath may extend his career after his impressive World Cup showing.

Imran hits out at India
Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan blames India's team selection and tactics for their World Cup final defeat.

Wright looks for longer term
John Wright hopes to renew his contract as India coach but is yet to speak to national cricket bosses.


GENERAL WORLD CUP NEWS

Bacher's World Cup plan ignored
World Cup director Dr Ali Bacher reveals his proposals for the Super Six were vetoed.

Pakistan flops fined
The Pakistan World Cup squad have been fined half of their fees after their dismal performance.

Minnows hit by Cup shortfall
An important series for minnow nations is scrapped due to a severe funding shortfall from the World Cup.

Aussies climb rankings
Australia prove their strength in depth with four batsmen and three bowlers in the top 10s of the latest one-day ratings.



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