The Aussies have always
done well in sport throughout history. We have seen it in the Olympics, that
are always a focal point to most Australians. The emphasis on sport during
our early years has taken the rise of Australian sport to breathtaking
heights. The only other major competitors in this category are of course the
Americans who are still in front in medal tallies followed closely by our
compatriots. But America doesn’t have every sport covered, which is exploited
by the Aussies in Cricket. Even with a key player Warne testing positive to a
diuretic did not dampen the ability of such a brandish side. Of course every
keen cricket enthusiast would know that our side won the cup so there is no
cause for speculation.
This package has all the
highlights from the 2003 world cup including Lehman getting 28 from one over.
Glen Mcgrath getting seven wickets for 15 against Namibia and Ricky Ponting
scoring 140 in the World cup final against India. These are some of the
highlights to be seen in this DVD. The footage shown are just the highlights
from the 2003 World Cup with a narration done to discuss the games at the
beginning and end of each match. Sometimes there is elaborate narration in
some matches, which adds to the appeal and understanding of the overall
assortment of highlights.
There is enough here for
even the most avid cricket fan and the narration without a doubt is done
thoughtfully and interesting. The picture takes up the whole screen and the
sound is clear and crisp. Overall it is well worth a look for sport fans
especially the ones that missed many of the highlights and were too impatient
to see the matches in their entirety. The special Features are excellent with
a selection of the highlights in the usual plentiful amount. It is all
presented concisely and quickly.
The only fault that can be
said is that because the viewer already knows all the highlights, the product
loses the impact that it had when the matches in the world cup were watched in
their entirety. This is not as blatant as it may sound because fans of this
sport will without a doubt enjoy the exuberance and brilliance of achievement
exhibited by the Australians.
One Day Wonders
Highlights of five of
Australia’s golden moments-
Darren Lehman 28 off an
over vs Namibia
Glenn McGrath 7-15 v
Adam Gilchrist 6 catches
Andy Bichel 7-20 v
Ricky Ponting 140 v
India in World Cup Final.
Match results from each
of Australia’s 11 matches