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)

Malinga to Hayden, OUT, Finally! Mahela Jayawardene pulls off a smart catch at cover and Hayden has to go. He tried to club it over the short extra-cover fielder but Mahela was waiting there. He timed his jump well and pulled off a double-handed take while in mid-air. Hayden's useful hand comes to an end. It was a 55-ball 38 but nobody will complain when your partner is going bananas at the other end.

ML Hayden c Jayawardene b Malinga 38 (100m 55b 3x4 1x6) SR: 69.09

Australia 172/1   AC Gilchrist 119* (83b 12x4 6x6)   SL Malinga 5.5-1-27-1

Fernando to Gilchrist, OUT, finally finally they get Gilchrist out, Fernando bangs one short, Gilchrist swivels and tries to pull even though the length isn't short enough for the stroke, he gets a top edge and skies it straight to midwicket where Chamara silva takes an easy catch, Gilchrist leaves to a rousing ovation, he;s played one of the great World Cup innings

AC Gilchrist c Silva b Fernando 149 (129m 104b 13x4 8x6) SR: 143.26

Australia 224/2   RT Ponting 20* (26b 1x4)   CRD Fernando 5.3-0-58-1

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

Australia 261/3   A Symonds 16* (15b 2x4)   WPUJC Vaas 7.4-0-51-0

Malinga to Watson, OUT, bowled him! Shane Watson moves across and tries to play a cheeky paddle sweep over short fine leg, he played it extremely well against New Zealand, but Malinga is too quick for him, Watson doesn't make contact and the ball hits middle and leg stump

SR Watson b Malinga 3 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Australia 266/4   A Symonds 18* (16b 2x4)   SL Malinga 7.2-1-43-2





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Hours of play (local time) 12.15 start, First Session 12.15-14.55. Interval 14.55-15.05, Second Session 15.05-17.45

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