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ODI no. 2581
ICC World Cup - Final
Australia v Sri Lanka
2006/07 season

Played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados (neutral venue), on 28 April 2007 (50-over match)

Result Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)

 Australia innings (38 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
wicket-keeper AC Gilchrist c Silva b Fernando 149 129 104 13 8 143.26
ML Hayden c Jayawardene b Malinga 38 100 55 3 1 69.09
captain RT Ponting run out (Jayawardene) 37 53 42 1 1 88.09
A Symonds not out 23 39 21 2 0 109.52
SR Watson b Malinga 3 3 3 0 0 100.00
MJ Clarke not out 8 10 6 1 0 133.33
    Extras (lb 4, w 16, nb 3) 23
    Total (4 wickets; 38 overs; 169 mins) 281

Did not bat MEK Hussey, GB Hogg, NW Bracken, SW Tait, GD McGrath

Fall of wickets1-172 (Hayden, 22.5 ov), 2-224 (Gilchrist, 30.3 ov), 3-261 (Ponting, 35.4 ov), 4-266 (Watson, 36.2 ov)

 Bowling O M R W Econ
 WPUJC Vaas 8 0 54 0 6.75 (2nb, 1w)
 SL Malinga 8 1 49 2 6.12
 CRD Fernando 8 0 74 1 9.25 (1nb, 4w)
 M Muralitharan 7 0 44 0 6.28 (2w)
 TM Dilshan 2 0 23 0 11.50 (1w)
 ST Jayasuriya 5 0 33 0 6.60

 Sri Lanka innings (target: 269 runs from 36 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
WU Tharanga c wicket-keeperGilchrist b Bracken 6 11 8 1 0 75.00
ST Jayasuriya b Clarke 63 108 67 9 0 94.02
wicket-keeper KC Sangakkara c Ponting b Hogg 54 82 52 6 1 103.84
captain DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Watson 19 32 19 1 0 100.00
LPC Silva b Clarke 21 42 22 1 1 95.45
TM Dilshan run out (Clarke/McGrath) 14 20 13 2 0 107.69
RP Arnold c wicket-keeperGilchrist b McGrath 1 9 2 0 0 50.00
WPUJC Vaas not out 11 21 0 0 52.38
SL Malinga st wicket-keeperGilchrist b Symonds 10 6 0 1 166.66
CRD Fernando not out 1 6 0 0 16.66
    Extras (lb 1, w 14) 15
    Total (8 wickets; 36 overs) 215

Did not bat M Muralitharan

Fall of wickets1-7 (Tharanga, 2.1 ov), 2-123 (Sangakkara, 19.5 ov), 3-145 (Jayasuriya, 22.6 ov), 4-156 (Jayawardene, 25.5 ov), 5-188 (Dilshan, 29.6 ov), 6-190 (Silva, 30.1 ov), 7-194 (Arnold, 31.5 ov), 8-211 (Malinga, 33.6 ov)

 Bowling O M R W Econ
 NW Bracken 6 1 34 1 5.66 (1w)
 SW Tait 6 0 42 0 7.00 (2w)
 GD McGrath 7 0 31 1 4.42 (1w)
 SR Watson 7 0 49 1 7.00 (3w)
 GB Hogg 3 0 19 1 6.33
 MJ Clarke 5 0 33 2 6.60 (2w)
 A Symonds 2 0 6 1 3.00

Toss Australia, who chose to bat first
Series Australia won the 2006/07 ICC World Cup

Player of the match AC Gilchrist (Australia)
Player of the series GD McGrath (Australia)

Umpires Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and SA Bucknor
TV umpire RE Koertzen (South Africa)
Match referee JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire BF Bowden (New Zealand)

 Match notes

  • Australia innings
  • Rain: Australia - 0/0
  • 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: 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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