2007 ICC World Cup WINNER
Australia
Year
2007
Runner up
Sri Lanka
Host
West Indies
  • Most Runs
    Matthew Hayden
    659 runs
  • Most Wickets
    Glenn McGrath
    26 wickets
  • Player of the series
    Glenn McGrath

Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 53 runs (via D/L method) in the final to clinch their fourth World Cup, their third title in a row.

Australia's Ricky Ponting became the second captain after the West Indies' Clive Lloyd to win two back-to-back World Cups. Lloyd won his titles in 1975 and 1979 while Ponting led Australia to the 2003 and 2007 crowns following their 1999 World Cup win.

Australia remained unbeaten throughout the tournament winning all the 11 matches.

Termed as "the invincible", Ricky Ponting's men first defeated South Africa in the semi-final by seven wickets where Michael Clarke starred with the bat (60 not out) while Shaun Tait picked four wickets.

In the final, Player of the match Adam Gilchrist's fiery 149 off 104 took Australia to 281/4 in 38 overs. Sri Lanka lost the plot following Sanath Jayasuriya and Kumar Sangakkara's dismissal as they could manage 215/8 in 36 overs.

World Cup 2007 Points Table

No Teams P W L T NR Pts
1 Australia 3 3 0 0 0 6
2 South Africa 3 2 1 0 0 4
3 Netherlands 3 1 2 0 0 2
4 Scotland 3 0 3 0 0 0
No Teams P W L T NR Pts
1 Sri Lanka 3 3 0 0 0 6
2 Bangladesh 3 2 1 0 0 4
3 India 3 1 2 0 0 2
4 Bermuda 3 0 3 0 0 0
No Teams P W L T NR Pts
1 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 0 6
2 England 3 2 1 0 0 4
3 Kenya 3 1 2 0 0 2
4 Canada 3 0 3 0 0 0
No Teams P W L T NR Pts
1 West Indies 3 3 0 0 0 6
2 Ireland 3 1 1 1 0 4
3 Pakistan 3 1 2 0 0 2
4 Zimbabwe 3 0 2 1 0 0

World Cup 2007 Matches

Mar 13 2007, Tue
West Indies Vs Pakistan, Match 1
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
241/9 - 187/10
West Indies beat Pakistan by 54 runs
Mar 14 2007, Wed
Australia Vs Scotland, Match 2
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
334/6 - 131/9
Australia beat Scotland by 203 runs
Mar 14 2007, Wed
Kenya Vs Canada, Match 3
Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia
203/3 - 199/10
Kenya beat Canada by 7 wickets
Mar 15 2007, Thu
Sri Lanka Vs Bermuda, Match 4
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
321/6 - 78/10
Sri Lanka beat Bermuda by 243 runs
Mar 15 2007, Thu
Zimbabwe Vs Ireland, Match 5
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
221/10 - 221/9
Ireland tied with Zimbabwe
Mar 16 2007, Fri
England Vs New Zealand, Match 6
Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia
209/7 - 210/4
New Zealand beat England by 6 wickets
Mar 16 2007, Fri
South Africa Vs Netherlands, Match 7
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
353/3 - 132/9
South Africa beat Netherlands by 221 runs
Mar 17 2007, Sat
India Vs Bangladesh, Match 8
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
191/10 - 192/5
Bangladesh beat India by 5 wickets
Mar 17 2007, Sat
Pakistan Vs Ireland, Match 9
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
132/10 - 133/7
Ireland beat Pakistan by 3 wickets
Mar 18 2007, Sun
Australia Vs Netherlands, Match 10
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
358/5 - 129/10
Australia beat Netherlands by 229 runs
Mar 18 2007, Sun
England Vs Canada, Match 11
Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia
279/6 - 228/7
England beat Canada by 51 runs
Mar 19 2007, Mon
India Vs Bermuda, Match 12
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
413/5 - 156/10
India beat Bermuda by 257 runs
Mar 19 2007, Mon
West Indies Vs Zimbabwe, Match 13
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
204/4 - 202/5
West Indies beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets
Mar 20 2007, Tue
New Zealand Vs Kenya, Match 14
Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia
331/7 - 183/10
New Zealand beat Kenya by 148 runs
Mar 20 2007, Tue
South Africa Vs Scotland, Match 15
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
188/3 - 186/8
South Africa beat Scotland by 7 wickets
Mar 21 2007, Wed
Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh, Match 16
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
318/4 - 112/10
Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 198 runs (D/L Method)
Mar 21 2007, Wed
Zimbabwe Vs Pakistan, Match 17
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
99/10 - 349/10
Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 93 runs (D/L Method)
Mar 22 2007, Thu
New Zealand Vs Canada, Match 18
Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia
363/5 - 249/9
New Zealand beat Canada by 114 runs
Mar 22 2007, Thu
Scotland Vs Netherlands, Match 19
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
136/10 - 140/2
Netherlands beat Scotland by 8 wickets
Mar 23 2007, Fri
India Vs Sri Lanka, Match 20
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
185/10 - 254/6
Sri Lanka beat India by 69 runs
Mar 23 2007, Fri
West Indies Vs Ireland, Match 21
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
190/2 - 183/8
West Indies beat Ireland by 8 wickets (D/L method)
Mar 24 2007, Sat
Australia Vs South Africa, Match 22
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
377/6 - 294/10
Australia beat South Africa by 83 runs
Mar 24 2007, Sat
England Vs Kenya, Match 23
Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia
178/3 - 177/10
England beat Kenya by 7 wickets
Mar 25 2007, Sun
Bermuda Vs Bangladesh, Match 24
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
94/9 - 96/3
Bangladesh beat Bermuda by 7 wickets (D/L Method)
Mar 27 2007, Tue
West Indies Vs Australia, Super Eight - Match 1
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
219/10 - 322/6
Australia beat West Indies by 103 runs
Mar 28 2007, Wed
South Africa Vs Sri Lanka, Super Eight - Match 2
Providence Stadium, Guyana
212/9 - 209/10
South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 1 wicket
Mar 29 2007, Thu
West Indies Vs New Zealand, Super Eight - Match 3
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
177/10 - 179/3
New Zealand beat West Indies by 7 wickets
Mar 30 2007, Fri
Ireland Vs England, Super Eight - Match 4
Providence Stadium, Guyana
218/10 - 266/7
England beat Ireland by 48 runs
Mar 31 2007, Sat
Australia Vs Bangladesh, Super Eight - Match 5
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
106/0 - 104/6
Australia beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets
Apr 01 2007, Sun
West Indies Vs Sri Lanka, Super Eight - Match 6
Providence Stadium, Guyana
190/10 - 303/5
Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 113 runs
Apr 02 2007, Mon
Bangladesh Vs New Zealand, Super Eight - Match 7
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
174/10 - 178/1
New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 9 wickets
Apr 03 2007, Tue
Ireland Vs South Africa, Super Eight - Match 8
Providence Stadium, Guyana
152/8 - 165/3
South Africa beat Ireland by 7 wickets (D/L Method)
Apr 04 2007, Wed
England Vs Sri Lanka, Super Eight - Match 9
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
233/8 - 235/10
Sri Lanka beat England by 2 runs
Apr 07 2007, Sat
Bangladesh Vs South Africa, Super Eight - Match 10
Providence Stadium, Guyana
251/8 - 184/10
Bangladesh beat South Africa by 67 runs
Apr 08 2007, Sun
Australia Vs England, Super Eight - Match 11
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
248/3 - 247/10
Australia beat England by 7 wickets
Apr 09 2007, Mon
Ireland Vs New Zealand, Super Eight - Match 12
Providence Stadium, Guyana
134/10 - 263/8
New Zealand beat Ireland by 129 runs
Apr 10 2007, Tue
West Indies Vs South Africa, Super Eight - Match 13
National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
289/9 - 356/4
South Africa beat West Indies by 67 runs
Apr 11 2007, Wed
England Vs Bangladesh, Super Eight - Match 14
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
147/6 - 143/10
England beat Bangladesh by 4 wickets
Apr 12 2007, Thu
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand, Super Eight - Match 15
National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
222/4 - 219/7
Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 6 wickets
Apr 13 2007, Fri
Australia Vs Ireland, Super Eight - Match 16
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
92/1 - 91/10
Australia beat Ireland by 9 wickets
Apr 14 2007, Sat
South Africa Vs New Zealand, Super Eight - Match 17
National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
193/7 - 196/5
New Zealand beat South Africa by 5 wickets
Apr 15 2007, Sun
Bangladesh Vs Ireland, Super Eight - Match 18
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
169/10 - 243/7
Ireland beat Bangladesh by 74 runs
Apr 16 2007, Mon
Australia Vs Sri Lanka, Super Eight - Match 19
National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
232/3 - 226/10
Australia beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets
Apr 17 2007, Tue
South Africa Vs England, Super Eight - Match 20
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
157/1 - 154/10
South Africa beat England by 9 wickets
Apr 18 2007, Wed
Ireland Vs Sri Lanka, Super Eight - Match 21
National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
77/10 - 81/2
Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 8 wickets
Apr 19 2007, Thu
West Indies Vs Bangladesh, Super Eight - Match 22
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
230/5 - 131/10
West Indies beat Bangladesh by 99 runs
Apr 20 2007, Fri
Australia Vs New Zealand, Super Eight - Match 23
National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
348/6 - 133/10
Australia beat New Zealand by 215 runs
Apr 21 2007, Sat
West Indies Vs England, Super Eight - Match 24
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
300/10 - 301/9
England beat West Indies by 1 wicket
Apr 24 2007, Tue
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand, Semi Final 1
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
289/5 - 208/10
Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 81 runs
Apr 25 2007, Wed
Australia Vs South Africa, Semi Final 2
Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia
153/3 - 149/10
Australia beat South Africa by 7 wickets
Apr 28 2007, Sat
Sri Lanka Vs Australia, Final
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
215/8 - 281/4
Australia beat Sri Lanka by 53 runs (D/L Method)
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