ICC World Cup - Final

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)

0.1

Vaas to Gilchrist, no run, Vaas right on the button, a bit full, and Gilchrist drives to mid-off

0.2

Vaas to Gilchrist, 1 run, Vaas strays to leg, Gilchrist flicks it into the on side, Fernando coming round from long leg misfields but no chance of a second

0.3

Vaas to Hayden, no run, good line and length, firmly played back to Vaas who cannot get down quickly enough, mid-on ambles round to intercept

0.4

Vaas to Hayden, no run, Hayden hits back firmly and Vaas stops around his feet

0.5

Vaas to Hayden, 1 run, again Vaas drifts to leg, Hayden shimmies towards the off and clips the ball to long leg

0.6

Vaas to Gilchrist, no run, good ball - almost 80mph - and Hayden takes no risks and defends solidly

Australia 2/0   WPUJC Vaas 1-0-2-0

2.1

Vaas to Gilchrist, no run, Gilchrist back and defends into the covers

2.2

Vaas to Gilchrist, FOUR, the fireworks start ... Gilchrist flicks that dismissively off his legs, it was in the air but to the right of long leg, one bounce for four

2.3

Vaas to Gilchrist, SIX, and again ... this time Gilchrist hits it on the up over wide mid-on and it carries the rope by a couple of yards

2.4

Vaas to Gilchrist, no run, Vaas pegs the batsman back with that one

2.5

Vaas to Gilchrist, no run, again Gilchrist kept cramped, all he can do is push to point

2.6

Vaas to Gilchrist, 2 runs, run down to third man, good running gets them two despite a good throw

Australia 16/0   WPUJC Vaas 2-0-14-0

4.1

Vaas to Gilchrist, FOUR, on leg and that's immediately tucked off the hips and turned through fine leg

4.2

Vaas to Gilchrist, no run, outside off, nips away off the seam, a hint of extra bounce surprises Gilchrist who tries to cut, but plays under the ball

4.3

Vaas to Gilchrist, 1 run, cheeky single, into short midwicket, and "Yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah" - I think they want a run - they shuffle through

4.4

Vaas to Hayden, no run, on off, up there, and that's defended on the back foot

4.5

Vaas to Hayden, 1 no ball, on off and Hayden crouches over that one in defence, like shooing at a spider with a broom

4.5

Vaas to Hayden, FOUR, outside off, a touch too short and that's helped on its way through cover - Hayden quick to drive uppishly over the inner ring

4.6

Vaas to Hayden, no run, up there, a quiet defence

Australia 26/0   WPUJC Vaas 3-0-24-0

9.1

Vaas to Hayden, no run, decent delivery, up there on off and that's simply defended forward by Hayden

9.2

Vaas to Hayden, no run, cramped him for room there, Hayden would have liked to have driven that through the covers, but his wish wasn't granted

9.3

Vaas to Hayden, no run, cutting in at him on off and Hayden drives that straight, Vaas doing well to get hand on it to stop it

9.4

Vaas to Hayden, 2 runs, on off and that's in the air but away from the cover fielder

9.5

Vaas to Hayden, 1 run, slowish delivery dug out and then lifted over mid-on for a quick single

9.6

Vaas to Gilchrist, no run, up there and that's tucked into short midwicket without much power

Australia 46/0   WPUJC Vaas 4-0-27-0

19.1

Vaas to Gilchrist, no run, Vaas over the wicket to Gilchrist, short of a length, pushed back to the bowler on the back foot

19.2

Vaas to Gilchrist, no run, pushed to cover, quiet start here

19.3

Vaas to Gilchrist, 1 run, on the pads and that's flicked away to the deep square fielder for a single

19.4

Vaas to Hayden, 1 run, on the off stump, Hayden backs away and tries to bludgeon it to the off side, it's a slower ball and there's a little bottom edge to short fine leg for a single. That could have easily gone onto the stumps. The fact is it didn't

19.5

Vaas to Gilchrist, no run, full ball, on off and middle, Gilchrist within striking range of a century, pushes it back tentatively to the bowler

19.6

Vaas to Gilchrist, no run, slightly slower it seems again, on the pads, Gilchrist chips it dangerously and .. oh .. that could have easily gone to the short midwicket fielder but drops just short. Lady luck?

Australia 137/0   WPUJC Vaas 5-0-29-0

21.1

Vaas to Gilchrist, FOUR, On the back foot, onto it in a flash, not that short but it's pulled away with utmost contempt. That shot had ruthlessness written all over it. Speeds away to the midwicket fence for a chilling four

21.2

Vaas to Gilchrist, 5 wides, Vaas losing his bearings here, down the leg side and Sangakkara is standing up. He can't get to it and that's another four down the leg side. Wides, five of them

21.2

Vaas to Gilchrist, FOUR, short and again down the leg, Gilchrist needs no second invitation to pull it away. Thick under edge flies past the keeper for a four. This was off the bat and Vaas bleeding runs here. Too much for Sri Lanka's comfort

21.3

Vaas to Gilchrist, no run, fuller and on off, much better, no room to work on and that's dug out to the off side

21.4

Vaas to Gilchrist, 1 run, that's much better again, another yorker length delivery on middle and that give Gilchrist no place to free his arms. Dug out back down the ground

21.5

Vaas to Hayden, no run, Sangakkara is back upto the stumps now that Vaas has found his line. Slightly full and wide outside off and Hayden lets it go unharmed

21.6

Vaas to Hayden, no run, similar delivery, much better end to the over from Vaas and Hayden lets it through

Australia 163/0   WPUJC Vaas 6-0-43-0

23.1

Vaas to Gilchrist, 1 run, yorker length from Vaas, Gilchrist digs it out and drives it to mid-off for a single. He is on 119 and seems as if he's just getting set. A double-hundred in a 38-over clash? Who knows

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.

23.3

Vaas to Gilchrist, no run, good length outside off, back cut straight to short third man.

23.4

Vaas to Gilchrist, 1 run, another good yorker, Sri Lankans bowling as if it's the end overs now. They need to. Gilchrist has no room to free his arms and squeezes it out for a single to fine leg

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   WPUJC Vaas 7-0-47-0

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

35.2

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

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

35.5

Vaas to Watson, 1 run, driven down to long off for a single

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   WPUJC Vaas 8-0-54-0
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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