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29th ODI: Bangladesh v New Zealand at Kimberley, 26 Feb 2003

New Zealand added four more valuable points to their kitty by beating Bangladesh at the De Beers Diamond Oval in Kimberly. Batting first, Bangladesh could only make 198/7 in their 50 overs, thanks largely to some lusty hitting towards the end by Mohammad Rafique.
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28th ODI: Netherlands v Pakistan at Paarl, 25 Feb 2003

Man of the Match Yousuf Youhana played sensibly against the Netherlands to make 58 runs off 59 balls to help Pakistan to 253/9 in their allotted 50 overs in the World Cup encounter at Paarl. Wasim Akram claimed his 500th one-day wicket as the Dutch resistance crumbled against Pakistani attack. Akram and Akthar claimed three wickets each as the Netherlands innings folded for 156, leaving Pakistan victorious by 97 runs.
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27th ODI: Australia v Zimbabwe at Bulawayo, 24 Feb 2003

At the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo Australia recorded an impressive seven-wickets victory over Zimbabwe. After electing to bat Zimbabwe reached a healthy total of 246/9 in their allotted 50 overs. Andy Flower and Andy Blignaut hit half centuries, with the former playing a polished knock and the latter blasting his way to 50 off just 25 balls. The Australian run chase was always on course as Gilchrist, Martyn and Lehmann struck handsome half centuries.
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26th ODI: Kenya v Sri Lanka at Nairobi, 24 Feb 2003

At the Gymkhana Club Ground in Nairobi, the host team Kenya delivered Sri Lanka a major shock of this World Cup 2003. After being put into bat, Kenya struggled to make 210/9 in their allotted 50 overs against the magic of Muralitharan (4/28) Chasing a remarkably easy target on a docile track the Sri Lankan batting lost its way against some innocuous leg spin bowling by Collins Obuya to be bowled out for a meagre 157.
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25th ODI: India v Namibia at Pietermaritzburg, 23 Feb 2003

Big hundreds for Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly at Pietermaritzburg, as India posted a massive total of 311/2 against Namibia. The minnows of world cricket were bundled out for a meagre 130 as India registered a big 181-runs victory. India needed the four points and also the big margin of win to boost the net run rate.
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24th ODI: Canada v West Indies at Centurion, 23 Feb 2003

John Davison scored the fastest World Cup century off just 67 balls against West Indies at SuperSport Park in Centurion. With all the other batsmen failing to score anything substantial, Canada were bowled out for 202, with Drakes picking up a 5-fer. West Indies stormed to a seven-wicket victory off just 20.3 overs. Wavell Hinds scored a fifty of 24 balls, and Brian Lara set the record for the fastest World Cup fifty - made off just 23 balls.
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23rd ODI: England v Pakistan at Centurion, 22 Feb 2003

England overwhelmed Pakistan by 112 runs in a must-win game for them in Pool A at Cape Town. England made 246/8 in their allotted 50 overs, thanks to handsome half centuries from Vaughan and Collingwood. And then Man of the Match James Anderson (4/29) swung the game England's way as Pakistan were bundled out for 134.
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