With sad news surfacing around the globe, let’s take a dive and reminisce about a few huge victories in the world of cricket.
On this day in 2003, Australia defeated India in the ICC Men’s World Cup to lift the trophy for the third time. Played in Johannesburg, Sourav Ganguly led Team India could not stop Australian skipper Ricky Ponting from scoring an unbeaten 140 that headed the team towards victory.
Not just one but two World Cup winners were declared on this day, this time in 2009.
In 2009’s ICC Women’s World Cup, England defeated New Zealand to clinch the trophy for the third time. Being a low scoring match held at Sydney, the team defeated the Black Caps with four wickets in hand. No other team at that time has won the same title so many times, creating history!