There was a big roar from the spectators when former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly called the right side of the coin. Despite, they were unaware of what was to come. To everybody surprise, because there was a bit of dampness on the pitch the Indian captain choose to field first.
India opening seamer Zaheer Khan couldn't handle the pressure of final and he bowled a 10-ball over, which yielded Aussies 15 runs. Australian dynamic opener Adam Gilchrist attacked from the word go and Aussies were 100/0 in no time.
Although India bounce back with two quick wickets, captain Ricky Ponting and middle-order batsman Damien Martyn shared an unbeaten 234-runs stand for the third wicket, which meant Aussies posted a massive 359/2.
Ponting in particular, was severe on the bowling struck 4 fours and 8 huge sixes. It was also the highest individual score them in a ICC World Cup final. Indian's dreams were shattered when seamer Glenn McGrath dismissed opener Sachin Tendulkar in the very first over. Although opener Virender Sehwag (82) and middle-order batsman Rahul Dravid (47) showed some resistance at regular intervals and eventually, they bowled Sourav Ganguly side out for 234 in the 40th over to burst into celebrations