Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

1250dPhilip Brown

When Punter went mental

The Australia captain lost his rag when Brad Hogg failed to respond to him in the heat of the 2007 World Cup final

1389dESPNcricinfo staff

Gilchrist squashes Sri Lanka

By the time the Australian opener was finished in the 2007 title match, there was little doubt about the place of his knock in the pantheon of innings played in World Cup finals

4077dCricinfo staff

World Cup officials banned by ICC

The International Cricket Council has delivered a humiliating punishment on the five match officials whose combined errors caused the World Cup final in Barbados to be completed amid farcical scenes of near-darkness


Gilly goes ballistic

After the 2007 final, there was no doubt what the greatest innings played in such a match was


Squashing glory

How a humble little squash ball played its part in one of the great batting efforts of our times

4128dCricinfo staff

Hayden has big plans for Australia

Matthew Hayden landed back in Australia on Tuesday and immediately set his sights on building the next stage of the team's success


Australian team is perfect for a coach

John Buchanan, who has retired from his coaching role, said it was Australia's destiny to be at the cutting edge of cricket after they had won a third straight World Cup title

4131dAndrew Miller in Barbados

Speed apologises for light chaos

At the precise moment Malcolm Speed, the ICC chief executive, was saying sorry for the bizarre ending of the World Cup final the ICC hoarding behind him came unstuck from the wall, and almost hit his head

4131dS Rajesh and HR Gopalakrishna

How Gilchrist destroyed Sri Lanka

Adam Gilchrist's 149 was the highest in a World Cup final, while his 172-first wicket stand with Hayden is the second-highest in World Cup finals

4131dPeter English

Goodbye Glenn

The fear has gone from Glenn McGrath's mind and he has been able to play with freedom

4132dSa'adi Thawfeeq

Grand welcome awaits Sri Lankan team

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has arranged a grand welcome ceremony for the Sri Lankan team on their arrival from the Caribbean after their highly successful World Cup campaign

4132dCricinfo staff

McGrath bows out as leading man

Glenn McGrath has signed off on his career by winning the World Cup's Player of the Tournament prize with a record 26 wickets

4132dAndrew Miller in Barbados

Pure ignorance of the rule-book

Somehow a team of four of the most experienced officials in the game, plus a former Test captain in Jeff Crowe, managed to grab hold of the most luminous event in the world cricket calendar, and fumble so hopelessly that they ended up fusing the entire bu

4133dCricinfo staff

Bucknor and Dar stand in final

Steve Bucknor and Aleem Dar have been appointed to stand as the on-field umpires for the World Cup final between Australia and Sri Lanka in Barbados

4131dS Rajesh and HR Gopalakrishna

Bowing out on top

Glenn McGrath's career was characterised by his consistency and his ability to bring out his best on the most important occasions

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

1st7ST JayasuriyaWU Tharanga
2nd116ST JayasuriyaKC Sangakkara
3rd22ST JayasuriyaDPMD Jayawardene
4th11DPMD JayawardeneLPC Silva
5th32TM DilshanLPC Silva
6th2RP ArnoldLPC Silva
7th4WPUJC VaasRP Arnold
8th17WPUJC VaasSL Malinga
9th4WPUJC VaasCRD Fernando