Defending champions Australia beat India by 125 runs in the final to win back-to-back World Cup titles and their third World Cup.
Prior to this win, Allan Border-captained Australia won their first World Cup title in 1987, while Steve Waugh-led Australia won it in 1999.
Going into the 2003 World Cup, Australia were the favourites followed by a resurgent India led by Sourav Ganguly. But minnows Kenya coached by Sandip Patil surprised one and all by making it to the semi-final.
They defeated Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, while having a walkover victory over New Zealand.
Australia remained unbeaten throughout the World Cup winning all the 11 matches they played. India won nine matches and lost just two, both against eventual champions Australia.
Ganguly won the toss and invited Australia to bat. Following openers Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist's century stand, it was Ricky Ponting's unbeaten 140 and Damien Martyn's unbeaten 88 that took Australia to 359/2.
India were never in the run-chase as they were bundled out for 234 runs. Virender Sehwag contributed with 82 runs.