16th ODI: Bangladesh v West Indies at Benoni, 18 Feb 2003
West Indies' World Cup campaign was put under some strain as the game against Bangladesh was rained out mid-way and points were shared. Batting first, a Ricardo Powell inspired West Indies scored 244 from 50 overs. Bangladesh were then 32/2 from 8.1 overs when the rains came down and play was abandoned.
15th ODI: South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, 16 Feb 2003
New Zealand stunned South Africa by nine wickets in a train-
truncated match at The Wanderers in Johannesburg. South Africa
posted a huge total of 306 runs thanks to a masterly knock of 143
by Herschelle Gibbs. For New Zealand this was a do-or-die match,
and their skipper Stephen Paul Fleming had to keep an eye on the
intermittent rain and the Duckworth Lewis rule – to play a match-
winning unbeaten 134 off 132 balls.
14th ODI: Namibia v Pakistan at Kimberley, 16 Feb 2003
Pakistan annihilated the minnows Namibia by 171 runs at De Beers Diamond Oval in Kimberly. Pakistan did not bat too well, fired by a half-century by Saleem Elahi; they made 255/9 in the allotted 50 overs. Namibian batting wilted against the pace bowling of Shoaib Akthar (4/46) and Wasim Akram (5/28) – to be bowled out for 84 in just 17.4 overs.
13th ODI: England v Netherlands at East London, 16 Feb 2003
England registered their first points in the World Cup 2003 by beating the Netherlands by six wickets at Buffalo Park in East London. Medium pacer James Anderson returned with the match-winning figures of 4/25 as the Netherlands were bundled out for 142. England cruised to victory with more than 26 overs to spare.
11th ODI: Australia v India at Centurion, 15 Feb 2003
Australia annihilated India by nine wickets in a crucial World Cup encounter at SuperSport Park in Centurion. Brett Lee's pace and Man of the Match Jason Gillespie's superb fast bowling bundled India out for a meagre 125 runs. Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden smashed the Indian bowling to all parts of the field, and Australia won the match with more than 27 overs to spare.