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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

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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

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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

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Sobers, Shastri... Gibbs

After the fourth six off the hapless Daan van Bunge in this game, Herschelle Gibbs knew the record was on

Gibbs: went big

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Tamim goes after Zaheer

With poise, balance and hand speed reminiscent of a young Saeed Anwar, one young Bangladeshi took apart India's spearhead in 2007

Tamim Iqbal launches into one during his ferocious 51