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World Cup Pool Matches 
2003 ICC World Cup
"The I.C.C. Cricket World Cup started in South Africa on 9 February 2003. How closely have you followed the results? This quiz covers Pool Matches 1 to 5."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The first match was between the hosts, South Africa and the West Indies, at Newlands, Cape Town. Who was the first batsman dismissed in the match, and in fact, the whole tournament?
Who scored a brilliant century in the first match of the World Cup?
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What was the result of the first match of the World Cup?
West Indies won by three wickets
West Indies won by three runs
South Africa won by three runs
South Africa won by three wickets
The second pool game of the World Cup, was between Zimbabwe and Namibia in Harare. Who top scored for Zimbabwe?
Namibia's innings was curtailed by rain. What was the target they were required to achieve, from 25.1 overs to win?
Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein, was the venue for match 3, New Zealand versus Sri Lanka. Two batsmen scored centuries in this match. Who were they?
Sanath Jayasuriya and Chris Cairns
Sanath Jayasuriya and Scott Styris
Hasan Tillakaratne and Scott Styris
Hasan Tillakaratne and Chris Cairns
Two bowlers each took three wickets in the Sri Lanka-New Zealand match. Who were they?
Nathan Astle and Muttiah Muralitharan
Nathan Astle and Russel Arnold
Shane Bond and Muttiah Muralitharan
Shane Bond and Russel Arnold
Sri Lanka won the match, when New Zealand were dismissed in the 46th over. What was their winning margin?
The Australia-Pakistan match at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg was a fascinating game of cricket. Pakistan won the toss and put Australia in. Who was mainly responsible for rescuing Australia from 3/52 and 4/86?
What was Australia's total at the end of 50 overs?
320 all out off the last ball
When Pakistan batted, which Australian bowler took a wicket with his very first ball?
What was Pakistan's final total?
What was Australia's winning margin over Pakistan?
In the fifth pool match, Bangladesh played Canada at Kingsmead, Durban. Canada batted first making 180. Their top scorer, Ian Billcliff, who scored 42, was born in Canada, but where did he learn how to play cricket?
Who won the fifth game, Bangladesh or Canada?
(You have a 50% chance!)
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