Action Replay ICC Cricket World Cup - South Africa 2003

4th ODI: Australia v Pakistan, 11 Feb 2003
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Warne pulling out in such circumstances was a blow that could have devastated the best of teams and many were left wondering whether Ricky Ponting's men possessed the mettle to survive it. The early loss of Adam Gilchrist after Waqar Younis won the toss and put his opponents in did not help matters. But Ponting showed the way for Australia with an innings that continued to be aggressive despite wickets falling around him. The Australian skipper went on make 53 off 67 balls with the aid of seven fours before becoming the fifth wicket to fall with the score at 146/5 in the 30th over.

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