When a minnow faces a giant, it’s got to be a World Cup game. And when a minnow faces a team like Australia, it’s taken for granted that the match will have only one outcome. That’s what happened in the match between Australia and Namibia in the 2003 ODI World Cup where Australia beat the low-key Namibia by an astounding 256 runs.
Australia battered the Namibian bowlers on their way to setting a target of 302. It was always going to be tough for Namibians to try and chase. But Glenn McGrath was lethal like a rattle snake, taking 7-15, which is a world record for the best bowling performance in a World Cup till date. Namibia were bowled out for a timid 45 runs.
Gilchrist also set a records of the most catches by a wicket keeper in a World Cup game by taking six catches. And Australia won by 256 runs, a record at that time.