ICC World Cup - Final

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)

31.2

Jayasuriya to Symonds, 1 run, Jayasuriya fires that flat and fast into off stump, Symonds goes on the back foot and drives to long off

31.5

Jayasuriya to Symonds, 1 run, full toss outside off, Symonds thumps it down the ground for a single, it all seems rather quiet now that Gilchrist is out

Australia 231/2   A Symonds 2* (2b)

32.1

Fernando to Symonds, no run, Fernando finds the blockhole outside off stump, Symonds squeezes it towards cover on the front foot

32.2

Fernando to Symonds, 1 run, lucky break for Symonds, he tried to heave it down the ground but got an inside edge past the stumps and down to fine leg

32.5

Fernando to Symonds, 1 run, tight line from Fernando, keeping it on a good length outside off stump, Symonds drives to mid off for one more

Australia 237/2   A Symonds 4* (5b)

33.1

Jayasuriya to Symonds, 1 run, Symonds jumps down the track and hammers a full toss back past Jayasuriya, it technically was a catch but you'd have to be extremely brave to try to catch that

33.3

Jayasuriya to Symonds, FOUR, effortless from Symonds, he steps down the track again, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits through the line, he lofts that clean back over the bowler's head, superb placement

33.4

Jayasuriya to Symonds, no run, defended to midwicket, that was very quick from Jayasuriya and in the blockhole

33.5

Jayasuriya to Symonds, no run, another one in the blockhole, that's two yorkers in a row, Symonds drives this to cover

33.6

Jayasuriya to Symonds, no run, flat and fast outside off stump, Symonds pulls out the reverse sweep but can't beat short fine leg

Australia 243/2   A Symonds 9* (10b 1x4)

34.2

Malinga to Symonds, FOUR, streaky stuff but Symonds will take it, he gets his front foot out of the way and tries to loft it over cover, the outside edge flies down to the third man fence, Malinga winces

34.3

Malinga to Symonds, 1 run, full and fast, homing in on middle and leg stump, Symonds plays it through midwicket

34.6

Malinga to Symonds, 1 run, Malinga strays on to the pads once more, dangerous line while fine leg is in the circle, Symonds flicks off his toes but straight to the man at fine leg

Australia 257/2   A Symonds 15* (13b 2x4)

35.1

Vaas to Symonds, 1 run, full and straight on off and middle stump, Symonds backs away and drives to long off for one

35.4

Vaas to Symonds, OUT, direct hit runs out Ponting! Symonds stepped down to a full toss and hit it hard to Jayawardene at cover, he called for the single and Ponting responded, Jayawardene took his time, aimed the throw at the batsman's end and hit the stumps, Ponting didn't wait for the umpire's decision, he was short by a long way

RT Ponting run out 37 (53m 42b 1x4 1x6) SR: 88.09

35.6

Vaas to Symonds, 2 runs, sloppy stuff from Malinga who dives over Symond's paddle-sweep at short fine leg to allow the batsman two runs when there should have been just one or ideally none

Australia 264/3   A Symonds 18* (16b 2x4)

36.5

Malinga to Symonds, 1 run, screaming yorker from Malinga, Symonds jabs down at it in the nick of time and sneaks a single towards cover

Australia 268/4   A Symonds 19* (17b 2x4)

37.1

Fernando to Symonds, 1 run, full and straight, very hard to hit, Symonds drives down to long off for a single

37.3

Fernando to Symonds, (no ball) 1 run, excellent yorker from Fernando but he's overstepped

37.4

Fernando to Symonds, 1 run, short ball, that was the slower bouncer once again, Symonds pulls it with one hand to midwicket

37.6

Fernando to Symonds, 1 run, excellent ball to finish, the yorker homes in on leg stump, Symonds backs away and digs it out, they run a single to short fine leg to finish tthe innings

Australia 281/4   A Symonds 23* (21b 2x4)
Tournament Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown - Apr 28, 2007
Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)
Australia v South Africa at Gros Islet - Apr 25, 2007
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 111 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Kingston - Apr 24, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 81 runs
West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Apr 21, 2007
England won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)
Australia v New Zealand at St George's - Apr 20, 2007
Australia won by 215 runs
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Apr 29, 2007

A trio of winners: Ricky Ponting, Glenn McGrath and Adam Gilchrist with the World Cup trophy, Bridgetown, Barbados, April 29, 2007

A trio of winners: Ricky Ponting, Glenn McGrath and Adam Gilchrist with the World Cup trophy

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Apr 29, 2007

Ricky Ponting holds aloft the 2007 World Cup  trophy 24 hours after Australia beat Sri Lanka in the final, Bridgetown, Barbados, April 29, 2007

Ricky Ponting holds aloft the 2007 World Cup trophy 24 hours after Australia beat Sri Lanka in the final

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