Final, Bridgetown, April 28, 2007, ICC World Cup
(38/38 ov) 281/4
(36/36 ov, T:269) 215/8

Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
149 (104) & 2 catches
Player Of The Series
26 wkts
Australia Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Details
Australia  (38 ovs maximum)
Adam Gilchrist c Silva b Fernando149104129138143.26
Matthew Hayden c Jayawardene b Malinga38551003169.09
Ricky Ponting (c)run out (Jayawardene)3742531188.09
Andrew Symonds not out 23213920109.52
Shane Watson  b Malinga33300100.00
Michael Clarke not out 861010133.33
Extras(lb 4, nb 3, w 16)23
TOTAL38 Ov (RR: 7.39, 169 Mts)281/4
Fall of wickets: 1-172 (Matthew Hayden, 22.5 ov), 2-224 (Adam Gilchrist, 30.3 ov), 3-261 (Ricky Ponting, 35.4 ov), 4-266 (Shane Watson, 36.2 ov)
Chaminda Vaas805406.75255112
Lasith Malinga814926.12265200
22.5 to ML Hayden, 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.. 172/1
36.2 to SR Watson, 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. 266/4
Dilhara Fernando807419.25137241
30.3 to AC Gilchrist, 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. 224/2
Muthiah Muralidaran704406.28131120
Tillakaratne Dilshan2023011.5040210
Sanath Jayasuriya503306.60132200
Sri Lanka  (T: 269 runs from 36 ovs)
Upul Tharanga c †Gilchrist b Bracken68111075.00
Sanath Jayasuriya  b Clarke63671089094.02
Kumar Sangakkara c Ponting b Hogg54527261103.84
Mahela Jayawardene (c)lbw b Watson19193110100.00
Chamara Silva  b Clarke2122411195.45
Tillakaratne Dilshan run out (Clarke/McGrath)14132020107.69
Russel Arnold c †Gilchrist b McGrath1290050.00
Chaminda Vaas not out 1121200052.38
Lasith Malinga st †Gilchrist b Symonds106601166.66
Dilhara Fernando not out 1660016.66
Extras(lb 1, w 14)15
TOTAL36 Ov (RR: 5.97, 171 Mts)215/8
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Upul Tharanga, 2.1 ov), 2-123 (Kumar Sangakkara, 19.5 ov), 3-145 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 22.6 ov), 4-156 (Mahela Jayawardene, 25.5 ov), 5-188 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 29.6 ov), 6-190 (Chamara Silva, 30.1 ov), 7-194 (Russel Arnold, 31.5 ov), 8-211 (Lasith Malinga, 33.6 ov)
Nathan Bracken613415.66215010
2.1 to WU Tharanga, That's more swing, and that's all over. Short of a length and Tharanga doesn't know whether to go forward or back. Stands rooted to the crease and simply pushes his bat limply, the edge is taken and Gilchrist snaps up a regulation catch behind the stumps. That's the first wicket for Australia and it was all to do with the length. Bracken strikes.. 7/1
Shaun Tait604207.00176020
Glenn McGrath703114.42242110
31.5 to RP Arnold, nasty ball, especially in this light - a full toss above the waist. But Australia, including McGrath, just smile as Arnold pops up an edge off a pull to Gilchrist... and takes his international bow. 194/7
Shane Watson704917.00155030
25.5 to DPMD Jayawardene, on middle-and-leg and that's a throaty gurgle of a roar for lbw, and it looks like a good shout, and the umpire agrees. 156/4
Brad Hogg301916.3372000
19.5 to KC Sangakkara, just short of a length and Sangakkara's gem of a knock comes to a rather limp end, pulling a fuller delivery straight to the unddroppable hands of Ponting at short midwicket. 123/2
Michael Clarke503326.60140220
22.6 to ST Jayasuriya, goddim! A terrible shot from Jayasuriya, skipping down the pitch to a fullish delivery which just turned away from him, the ball keeping very low, and his off stump is knocked back. 145/3
30.1 to LPC Silva, comes down and swats the air with a huge swipe aiming for midwicket. Misses it completely and the ball plinks into the sticks. 190/6
Andrew Symonds20613.0070000
33.6 to SL Malinga, a big swing and a miss, Gilchrist whips off the bails, Dar calls for the third umpire as he could never have seen that far with any certainty. 211/8
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Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Adam Gilchrist
Player Of The Series
Glenn McGrath
Series resultAustralia won the 2006/07 ICC World Cup
Match numberODI no. 2581
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
Match days28 April 2007 - day (50-over match)
Aleem Dar
West Indies
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
  • Australia innings
  • Match reduced to 38 overs per side
  • Australia: 50 runs in 10.3 overs (64 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (AC Gilchrist 35, ML Hayden 15, Ex 1)
  • AC Gilchrist: 50 off 43 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 16.2 overs (102 balls), Extras 8
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 102 balls (AC Gilchrist 74, ML Hayden 22, Ex 8)
  • Drinks: Australia - 135/0 in 19.0 overs (AC Gilchrist 95, ML Hayden 30)
  • Power Play 2: Overs 19.1 - 24.0
  • AC Gilchrist: 100 off 72 balls (8 x 4, 6 x 6)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 21.1 overs (133 balls), Extras 10
  • 1st Wicket: 150 runs in 133 balls (AC Gilchrist 105, ML Hayden 38, Ex 10)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 27.3 overs (173 balls), Extras 16
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (AC Gilchrist 29, RT Ponting 19, Ex 2)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 34.4 overs (217 balls), Extras 21
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 10.6 overs (70 balls), Extras 4
  • Power Play 2: Overs 11.1 - 15.0
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (ST Jayasuriya 33, KC Sangakkara 14, Ex 3)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 15.3 overs (99 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 106/1 in 17.0 overs (ST Jayasuriya 49, KC Sangakkara 43)
  • ST Jayasuriya: 50 off 51 balls (8 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 95 balls (ST Jayasuriya 51, KC Sangakkara 43, Ex 7)
  • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 50 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Rain: Sri Lanka - 149/3 in 24.5 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 17, LPC Silva 1)
  • Sri Lanka target revised to 269 runs from 36 overs, 2 overs lost
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 24.6 overs (156 balls), Extras 8
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 32.5 overs (205 balls), Extras 13
  • Bad Light: Sri Lanka - 206/7 in 33.0 overs (WPUJC Vaas 6, SL Malinga 9)
  • One Day International Scorer: Binoy George
  • Official Attendance - 20,108
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