Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting on Monday revealed that all these years, he has kept the bat he used in 2003 World Cup final against India as a souvenir. <p></p> <p></p>His revelation comes as it was on this day 17-years ago that Australia went on to lift its second successive World Cup. <p></p> <p></p>In the finals of the tournament, Ponting had played an unbeaten knock of 140 runs from just 121 balls. <p></p> <p></p>"Given we've all got a bit of time on our hands as we stay at home, thought I'd go through what I've kept from my career and share some of it with everyone on a regular basis - this is the bat I used in the 2003 World Cup final," Ponting tweeted. <p></p> <p></p>In the finals against India, Australia was sent in to bat first. Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden provided a quickfire start to Australia as the duo put on 105 runs for the first wicket. <p></p> <p></p>It was then Ponting and Damien Martyn who took the Indian attack to the cleaners and both batsmen took Australia's score to 359/2 in the allotted fifty overs. <p></p> <p></p>India lost its star batter Sachin Tendulkar in the opening over and there was no way back for the Men in Blue. <p></p> <p></p>The Men in Blue capitulated for just 234, losing the match by 125 runs. <p></p> <p></p>Australia has won the 50-over World Cup five times (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015). <p></p> <p></p>Ponting scored 27,486 runs for Australia in his international career and also led his country in all three formats. <p></p> <p></p>No Australian has scored more international centuries than the former skipper. <p></p> <p></p>Ponting also led Australia to two World Cup victories in 2003 and 2007. He played his last Test in 2012.