ICC World Cup - Final

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)

36.3

Malinga to Clarke, no run, Clarke drives it to cover and sets off for an easy single, but hang on, Aleem Dar signals dead ball and asks the batsmen to go back, I think he's penalising Clarke for running on the pitch

36.4

Malinga to Clarke, 1 run, full and straight on middle and leg stump, Clarke drives it firmly down to log on and nearly bumps into Symonds while trying to avoid running on the pitch

36.6

Malinga to Clarke, FOUR, Malinga tries to find the blockhole once more and strays down leg side, Clarke tries to flick but gets more of an inside edge that beats the man at short fine leg and runs down to the fence

Australia 272/4   MJ Clarke 5* (3b 1x4)

37.2

Fernando to Clarke, 1 wide, Fernando bowls a slower bouncer, Clarke is beaten by the change of pace but the umpire signals wide because that was too high, that's pretty harsh

37.2

Fernando to Clarke, 1 run, full toss outside off stump, Clarke backs away, frees his arms and lashes it through point for one

37.3

Fernando to Clarke, 1 run, what's going on here, Fernando bowls another yorker, Clarke digs it out and back to the bowler, Symonds sets off for the run but realises that Fernando has the ball, Fernando turns around and only has to roll the ball on to the stumps to dismiss Symonds, he misses and the Australians run an overthrow

37.5

Fernando to Clarke, 1 run, good length ball outside off stump, Clarke drives to long off for a single

Australia 280/4   MJ Clarke 8* (6b 1x4)
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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