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World Cup No. 9: the big story

The year the World Cup left us cold

The tournament in the West Indies ought to have been among the most joyous, but it was marked by a general cheerlessness, and with the death of Bob Woolmer, outright dismay

Ricky Ponting and Mahela Jayawardene speak to the umpires about the chaotic scenes at the end of the final

Shaun Tait

My First World Cup

Life as a World Cup Invincible

Shaun Tait looks back at the almost inevitable win Australia's powerhouse side achieved in 2007

Shaun Tait and Glenn McGrath after the win

ESPNcricinfo staff


Dark and dreary

A coach's death, two shock exits, and a final no one can remember

Australia celebrate as their victory is confirmed

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

Adam Gilchrist launches a six over long-on

McGrath's early knockout punch

Glenn McGrath accounted for three of South Africa's most obdurate batsmen, and ended the 2007 semi-final inside the first ten overs

Glenn McGrath ripped the top order to set Australia on their way to a comprehensive win

Malinga slings four in four

South Africa needed four runs to win against Sri Lanka, with five wickets in hand, when Lasith Malinga ripped them apart

Jacques Kallis is Lasith Malinga's third victim in his four off four balls spell