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Australia vs Sri Lanka ICC Cricket World Cup Final 2007 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Australia vs Sri Lanka ICC Cricket World Cup Final 2007

Watch the highlights of Australia vs Sri Lanka ICC Cricket World Cup Final 2007 - The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup tournament of the final ODI match played between Sri Lanka and Australia at Bridgetown, Barbados in 28th April 2007.

Australia vs Sri Lanka ICC Cricket World Cup Final 2007 Highlights
Ricky Ponting, with trophy, and the Australian squad exult in winning a third straight Cricket World Cup. © Adrian Dennis/Getty Images

Magnificent Adam Gilchrist century led to majestic Australia lift the fourth World Cup by cruising to via DLS method 53-run victory over Sri Lanka in a rain-affected 2007 World Cup Final at Bridgetown.

Australia became the first team to win the third consecutive World Cup Champions.

* final overs of a broken contest were played out in near-darkness, penetrated only by the glow of the pavilion lights and the bewildered blinking of over 20,000 flash bulbs.

The Australians had already celebrated winning the World Cup after the final ball of the 33rd over, when the Sri Lankans - to all intents and purposes - accepted that victory for bad lights, and appeared to have conceded the game with an improbable needing of 63-runs from 18 deliveries

Australia's celebrations was broken up by a tap on the shoulder from the umpire Aleem Dar; Umpires think the light improved, The groundstaff who had been unpegging the on-field logos were told to nail them back down and reposition the pitch markers, and out trooped the players to block their way into the twilight.

* Adam Gilchrist hammered a 72-ball fourth fastest ever century in World Cups and become the second Australian batsman to score fastest hundred in World Cups, also the fastest hundred in World Cup final.

Australia scored mammoth total of 281-4 in 38 overs - due to weather reduced from 50 to 38-oves with top scorer by Adam Gilchrist 149 - which was his 15th ODI hundred.

Matthew Hayden struck 38 off 55-balls including 3-fours and a six, Ricky Ponting cracked a 37 off 42-balls included one-six & a four and Andrew Symonds scored 23 not out.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Lasith Malinga took two-wickets and one for Dilhara Fernando.

Sri Lanka scored 215-8 in the allotted 36 overs - due to rain revised target of 269 in 36-overs with top scorer by Sanath Jayasuriya struck 63 off 67-balls including nine boundaries.

Kumar Sangakkara cracked a 54 off 52-balls included six-fours and a six, Chamara Silva scored 21 and Mahela Jayawardene scored a run-a-ball 19-runs.

Australia best bowler by Michael Clarke takes two-wickets, Andrew Symonds, Brad Hogg, Glenn McGrath and Nathan Bracken each took one-wickets.

Adam Gilchrist named Player of the match for his magnificent batting performance to scored 149-runs knocked off facing 104-balls including 13-fours and 8-sixes with strike rate of 143.26.

Glenn McGrath earned Player of the series for his brilliant bowling performance in the 2007 World Cup tournament.