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)
24.1

Jayasuriya to Gilchrist, 1 run, Fast and full on off, pushed back down the ground

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

24.3

Jayasuriya to Gilchrist, no run, fast and furious, Gilchrist pushes it back and the ball deviates off Ponting behind the bowler. The batsmen don't take a run

24.4

Jayasuriya to Gilchrist, no run, dot ball to Gilchrist, now that's a surprise. Driven back to the bowler

24.5

Jayasuriya to Gilchrist, 1 run, swept away to square for a single, Jayasuriya keeping it tight

24.6

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

Australia 180/1   ST Jayasuriya 1-0-4-0
26.1

Jayasuriya to Gilchrist, SIX, Awwwww! Jayasuriya fires it in but Gilchrist is waiting, on his knees with that broadsword, and unleashes a most awesome hoick over midwicket for a soaring six. That was huge and simply mighty

26.2

Jayasuriya to Gilchrist, 1 run, flicked away for a single

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   ST Jayasuriya 2-0-12-0
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

28.3

Jayasuriya to Gilchrist, 1 run, full on middle, Gilchrist on the back foot and thumps it to midwicket 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

28.5

Jayasuriya to Gilchrist, SIX, Brutal. Power and timing all the way to midwicket. Gilchrist down the ground in a twinkling flash and blitzes a smooth pendulum swing that soars the ball way over midwicket for a maximum

28.6

Jayasuriya to Gilchrist, FOUR, this is getting too easy. Full toss outside leg stump and paddled away cheekily past short fine for another four. What else can this man do? Anything actually

Australia 216/1   ST Jayasuriya 3-0-24-0
31.1

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

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

31.3

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

31.5

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

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   ST Jayasuriya 4-0-27-0
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

33.2

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

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   ST Jayasuriya 5-0-33-0
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