India Losers, But what a World Cup?

Wisden has a fantastic recap of the World Cup 2003. Among the highlights are

One of the bright spots of this World Cup was the performances of the minnow teams, who all had their moments of glory (except Bangladesh, who werenÌ??t supposed to be minnows any more, but turned out to be more like plankton)

Canadian John Davison earned instant immortality for his 67-ball hundred against West Indies.

Kenya’s advance to the semi-finals was a romantic story, and they did beat Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh of the Test nations.

India improved in leaps and bounds after being thumped in an early group game by Australia, and reached the final … where they were thumped by Australia.

The cream came to the top: Sachin Tendulkar, the worldÌ??s best batsman, was the World CupÌ??s top runscorer. Chaminda Vaas, Sri LankaÌ??s under-rated opening bowler, was the leading wicket-taker, and took one of its two hat-tricks. Brett Lee, the fast bowler youÌ??d most like to have on your side, blasted out the other.