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Men of the Finals

'Gilly wasn't the batsman we were worried about'

Jan 26, 2015: Sri Lanka didn't anticipate a hundred hit by a batsman with a squash ball in his glove would end their World Cup dreams in 2007


Gilchrist squashes Sri Lanka

Oct 31, 2014: 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

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Punishments handed out for farcical final

World Cup officials banned by ICC

Jun 22, 2007: 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

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Top Performances

Gilly goes ballistic

May 5, 2007: After the 2007 final, there was no doubt what the greatest innings played in such a match was

'We celebrated as we should' - Ponting

Partying Australians return with the World Cup

May 3, 2007: The World Cup has returned to Australia, landing in Sydney on Thursday morning with most of the side that won the trophy in Barbados on Saturday

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Barbados taxpayers foot bill for finale

Closing ceremony cost US$750,000

May 2, 2007: The closing ceremony of the World Cup cost taxpayers in Barbados more than US$750,000

Opener makes it home before third child's birth

Hayden has big plans for Australia

May 2, 2007: Matthew Hayden landed back in Australia on Tuesday and immediately set his sights on building the next stage of the team's success

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Top Performer - Adam Gilchrist

Brighter than the bright lights

May 2, 2007: Jenny Thompson on Adam Gilchrist's smashing World Cup final

Jenny Thompson

Coach waits for discussions with Sri Lankan board

Moody staying quiet on next move

May 1, 2007: Tom Moody will delay a decision on his coaching future until after he talks with the Sri Lankan board

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Gilchrist supports spinner's push to fill Warne's shoes

Hogg back in Test contention

May 1, 2007: Adam Gilchrist says Brad Hogg is capable of being Australia's Test spinner next summer

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Buchanan steps down after eight years in charge

Australian team is perfect for a coach

Apr 30, 2007: 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


Officials involved in final won't be sacked

Speed apologises for light chaos

Apr 29, 2007: 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

Andrew Miller in Barbados

Sri Lanka coach confident of team's ascendancy

Moody predicts bright future for the team

Apr 29, 2007: Tom Moody is confident Sri Lanka will be a force to reckon with despite the World Cup defeat

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Stats tribute to Glenn McGrath

Bowing out on top

Apr 29, 2007: Glenn McGrath's career was characterised by his consistency and his ability to bring out his best on the most important occasions

S Rajesh and HR Gopalakrishna

Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup final, Barbados

How Gilchrist destroyed Sri Lanka

Apr 29, 2007: 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

S Rajesh and HR Gopalakrishna

New Australia mentor says he's always welcome

Bowling coach role an option for McGrath

Apr 29, 2007: Glenn McGrath has been offered the chance to make sure Australia's bowling stocks remain healthy after his retirement

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Captain says both could play for another two years

Hayden and Gilchrist not finished yet

Apr 29, 2007: Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist should delay their retirements for at least two years, according to the captain Ricky Ponting

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Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup final, Barbados

Gilchrist leads Australia to World Cup treble

Apr 29, 2007: Australia put the seal on the most dominant campaign in World Cup history

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller in Barbados

Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup final, Barbados

McGrath bows out as leading man

Apr 28, 2007: Glenn McGrath has signed off on his career by winning the World Cup's Player of the Tournament prize with a record 26 wickets

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Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup final, Barbados

Pure ignorance of the rule-book

Apr 28, 2007: 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

Andrew Miller in Barbados
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