ICC World Cup, Final: Australia v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown, Apr 28, 2007
Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)
Played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados (neutral venue)
28 April 2007 (50-over match)
22.6

Malinga to Ponting, no run, Good first ball to get. Yorker length on middle and off. He somehow gets bat and pad together to keep it out

Australia 172/1   RT Ponting 0* (1b)
23.2

Vaas to Ponting, 1 run, on the pads and flicked away for a single. Ponting off the mark. Sangakkara is switching between standing up and standing back.

23.5

Vaas to Ponting, 1 no ball, over-stepping this time, nothing much has gone right for Vaas. Good length on the off stump and defended confidently to the covers

23.5

Vaas to Ponting, no run, similar delivery, no over-stepping this time and Ponting pushes to the off side looking for a single. Can't pierce the gap, though

23.6

Vaas to Ponting, no run, Good end to the over, Ponting glides it straight to point.

Australia 176/1   RT Ponting 1* (5b)
24.2

Jayasuriya to Ponting, 1 run, around the wicket to the right-hander and Ponting takes the cautious approach, pushing to the covers and taking an easy single

24.6

Jayasuriya to Ponting, 1 run, pushes his front foot forward and drives to the leg side

Australia 180/1   RT Ponting 3* (7b)
25.1

Muralitharan to Ponting, 1 run, he starts around the wicket to the right-hander, as he has so often in this tournament. Full ball on middle and leg, driven to long-on for a single

25.3

Muralitharan to Ponting, no run, good ball, offspinner pitching on off and Ponting, on the back foot, can only get a thick edge to the off side. Well deceived that time

25.4

Muralitharan to Ponting, 1 run, patted away to the off side for a simple single

25.6

Muralitharan to Ponting, 2 runs, Again! This time Ponting has no clue against the doosra, another edge and again wide of Mahela. That was slightly wider

Australia 186/1   RT Ponting 7* (11b)
26.3

Jayasuriya to Ponting, no run, fast and full, patted to the off side

26.4

Jayasuriya to Ponting, no run, good faster one again, Ponting doesn't get the freedom to do much with it

26.5

Jayasuriya to Ponting, no run, tapped away to the off side

26.6

Jayasuriya to Ponting, 1 run, pushed to the leg side for a single. Ponting struggling to get the score ticking in this over but does it matter with Gilchrist going such great guns at the other?

Australia 194/1   RT Ponting 8* (15b)
27.1

Muralitharan to Ponting, FOUR, outside leg stump and Ponting brings out a cute sweep to fine leg. Malinga can't cut it off and that's his first boundary

27.2

Muralitharan to Ponting, 1 run, works away the offbreak to the leg side for a single

27.5

Muralitharan to Ponting, no run, Ponting tries to sweep the offbreak but gets his front pad outside the line of off stump. Murali lets out an appeal but that can't be given

27.6

Muralitharan to Ponting, 1 run, down the track this time and driven to midwicket for a single

Australia 203/1   RT Ponting 14* (19b 1x4)
28.1

Jayasuriya to Ponting, no run, full on middle and off, defended carefully to the off side

28.2

Jayasuriya to Ponting, 1 run, down the ground and tries to flay it over the bowler's head but the low trajectory allows only a thick inside edge to the leg side for a single

28.4

Jayasuriya to Ponting, 1 leg bye, full ball on middle, good bounce and Ponting tries to sweep it. Rapped on the pads and that's an appeal but it was probably too high

Australia 206/1   RT Ponting 15* (22b 1x4)
29.1

Muralitharan to Ponting, 1 run, Swept away crisply to backward square leg

29.3

Muralitharan to Ponting, 2 runs, on the front foot and flicking with the spin for a scampered couple. Malinga makes good ground but can't stop the brace

29.4

Muralitharan to Ponting, 1 run, short and wide outside off, turning in, tapped away to the off side

Australia 221/1   RT Ponting 19* (25b 1x4)
30.2

Fernando to Ponting, 1 run, Fernando fires a full toss into Ponting's pads, he flicks but can;t beat the man at short fine leg, Gilchrist calls for the single, it was risky, had there been a direct hit he would have been out

30.4

Fernando to Ponting, 2 runs, fullish delivery on the pads, Ponting moves across his stumps and flicks to deep midwicket

30.5

Fernando to Ponting, no run, angled into the pads once more, Sangakkara collects it behind the stumps

30.6

Fernando to Ponting, 1 run, good length ball but the line is poor, down leg side, Ponting flicks to deep backward square leg for one more

Australia 227/2   RT Ponting 23* (29b 1x4)
31.1

Jayasuriya to Ponting, 1 run, dabbed with soft hands towards cover for a sharp single

31.3

Jayasuriya to Ponting, no run, fullish delivery outside off stump, Ponting drives firmly to cover where Dilshan dives to his left and makes an excellent save

31.4

Jayasuriya to Ponting, 1 leg bye, Jayasuriya bowls it quick into Ponting's pads, he tries to flick but misses, Jayasuriya appeals for lbw but it was missing leg

31.6

Jayasuriya to Ponting, no run, fired into the pads once more, Ponting tries to sweep but doesn't make contact

Australia 231/2   RT Ponting 24* (33b 1x4)
32.3

Fernando to Ponting, 2 leg byes, slowish delivery from fernando, Ponting aims to heave it on the leg side but gets an outside edge down to third man

32.4

Fernando to Ponting, 1 wide, poor ball, full toss down leg side, wide called but he's lucky that Ponting didn't put that away

32.4

Fernando to Ponting, 1 run, fullish length outside off stump, Ponting drives but the timing isn't good, he collects one to mid off

32.6

Fernando to Ponting, no run, oh Fernando finishes with a slower ball that's a bouncer as well, Ponting gets into position for the pull but realises that he's far too early for the shot and bails out at the last moment

Australia 237/2   RT Ponting 25* (36b 1x4)
33.2

Jayasuriya to Ponting, 1 run, played to midwicket for a single

Australia 239/2   RT Ponting 26* (37b 1x4)
34.1

Malinga to Ponting, 1 run, fired into off and middle stump, Ponting makes room and drives down to long on for a single

34.4

Malinga to Ponting, SIX, awesome strike, that's not as full as the others, Ponting uses the length to free his arms, he lofts that effortlessly over midwicket for six, outstanding timing

34.5

Malinga to Ponting, 1 run, full toss on leg stump, Ponting turns it to short fine leg for one

Australia 256/2   RT Ponting 34* (40b 1x4 1x6)
35.2

Vaas to Ponting, 2 runs, whoops, that's nearly a waist high full toss, Ponting makes room and drives through cover point for two more, Bucknor has warned someone for running on the pitch, looks like it's Ponting

35.3

Vaas to Ponting, 1 run, driven down to long off for one

Australia 261/2   RT Ponting 37* (42b 1x4 1x6)
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