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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 Kensington Oval, 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's record-breaking century led to majestic Australia lift the fourth World Cup title by cruising to via DLS method 53-run victory over Sri Lanka in a rain-affected historic game of the final of a World Cup.

* Australia became the first team to win the three consecutive World Cup titles.

* Adam Gilchrist hammered a 72-ball fourth fastest century in World Cup, It is the second fastest century by an Australian batsman in World Cups after Matthew Hayden's 66-balls and the fastest hundred in a World Cup finals, surpassing the previous record of 82-ball century held by Clive Lloyd against Australia at Lord's in 1975.

* Adam Gilchrist's 149 was his third highest score for Australia in One-day international, It is his second highest-score against Sri Lanka in ODIs and the second highest-score by an Australian batsman in World Cups after Matthew Hayden's 158.

* Adam Gilchrist's 149 was the highest-score ever in a World Cup finals, surpassing the previous record of unbeaten 140 held by Ricky Ponting against India at Johannesburg in the 2003 Word Cup.

* 5 : Adam Gilchrist hit the most centuries by an Australian batsman against Sri Lanka in One-day international, surpassing the previous record of 4-hundred hit by Adam Gilchrist and the third most centuries hit by any batsman against Sri Lanka in ODIs.

* 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.

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, his fifth century against Sri Lanka in ODIs and his first century in World Cups.

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

Sri Lanka best bowler by Lasith Malinga took 2-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 tournament for his brilliant bowling performance took 26-wickets.