ICC World Cup - Final

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)

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

Australia 14/0   AC Gilchrist 12* (8b 1x4 1x6)   WPUJC Vaas 1.3-0-12-0

10.5

Fernando to Gilchrist, SIX, that's big. Gilchrist just steps down and takes the ball from short on off and launches it over long-on

Australia 61/0   AC Gilchrist 45* (34b 5x4 2x6)   CRD Fernando 2.5-0-28-0

14.1

Dilshan to Gilchrist, SIX, huge from Gilchrist, absolutely vast six, skipping down the pitch and smacking him dead straight back over Dilshan's head

Australia 82/0   AC Gilchrist 60* (47b 5x4 3x6)   TM Dilshan 1.1-0-10-0

14.6

Dilshan to Gilchrist, SIX, oh it's gone. It's gone long, very long - into the second tier of the stand over Dilshan's head. That was massive. A calm skip down the pitch, and a ferocious swing of the bat, the ball very nearly smacking into the camera in the stands

Australia 95/0   AC Gilchrist 67* (51b 5x4 4x6)   TM Dilshan 2-0-23-0

16.2

Fernando to Gilchrist, SIX, catch, catch it, a catch is on for long-off - but no! It sails over his head for six to bring up the pair's hundred partnership

Australia 104/0   AC Gilchrist 74* (55b 5x4 5x6)   CRD Fernando 3.2-0-35-0

17.5

Muralitharan to Gilchrist, SIX, but there he goes, and it's another huge slog-sweep over midwicket, in front of square. It's gone 10 rows back - a vast hit

Australia 120/0   AC Gilchrist 87* (62b 6x4 6x6)   M Muralitharan 3.5-0-21-0

20.1

Malinga to Hayden, SIX, That is too imposing. Full ball on off, Hayden backs away and shows his brute force. Rocky and Hulk Hogan in one body, unleashes a mighty hoick over long-off and watches it sail over long-off for a six. One can say it wasn't well timed but it's maximum all the same

Australia 143/0   ML Hayden 37* (51b 3x4 1x6)   SL Malinga 4.1-1-12-0

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

Australia 192/1   AC Gilchrist 131* (93b 12x4 7x6)   ST Jayasuriya 1.1-0-10-0

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

Australia 212/1   AC Gilchrist 142* (98b 12x4 8x6)   ST Jayasuriya 2.5-0-20-0

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

Australia 255/2   RT Ponting 33* (39b 1x4 1x6)   SL Malinga 6.4-1-39-1
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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