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9th Cricket World Cup - 2007
ICC World Cup 2007 - West Indies
Ricky Ponting Winner 2007 Australia
Winner : Australia
Final Man of The Match : Adam Gilchrist (Australia)

Ninth ODI Cricket World Cup was played in West Indies between 16 International Teams. England, India, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indias,Bermuda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Bangladesh, Canada, Kenya, Netherlands, Scotland and Ireland participated for the 9th Cricket World Cup tournament. Total 51 games were played at 8 different venues of West Indies. This was the first World Cup to feature Powerplays.

Australia won World Cup title three in a row (Hat-trick) in the West Indies, in an overlong tournament marred by mismanagement and tragedy. In a final match, Australian wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist with remarkable batting led Australia to win over Sri Lanka by 53 runs (D/L method). Adam Gilchrist was man of the match for his extra-ordinery inning of 149 runs of just 104 balls and 3 victims behind wickets.

World Cup 2007 Facts and Figures
Host Country :
West Indies
Teams :
16
   
(England, India, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indias,Bermuda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Bangladesh, Canada, Kenya, Netherlands, Scotland, Ireland)
Games :
51
Venues :
8
Format :
Four groups of four teams, top two from each proceeded to the Super Eights, from which the semi-finalists were chosen and two winner teams of semi-finals progresses to Final.
Winner : Australia
Runners-up : Sri Lanka
Prize money(winner) : US $ 5.00m
Prize money(Runners-up) : US $ 2.24m
Man of the match (Final) : Adam Gilchrist (Australia)
Tournament Stats
Most Runs
  Player Country Match Runs HS Ave SR
  ML Hayden Aus 11 659 158 73.22 101.07
  DPMD Jayawardene SL 11 548 115* 60.88 85.09
  RT Ponting Aus 11 539 113 67.37 95.39
  SB Styris NZ 10 499 111* 83.16 83.44
  JH Kallis SA 10 485 128* 80.83 83.91
Most Wickets
  Player Country Match Wickets BBI Ave Econ
  GD McGrath Aus 11 26 3/14 13.73 4.41
  M Muralitharan SL 10 23 4/19 15.26 4.14
  SW Tait Aus 11 23 4/39 20.30 5.52
  GB Hogg Aus 11 21 4/27 15.80 4.00
  SL Malinga SL 8 18 4/54 15.77 4.86
9th Cricket World Cup 2007 winner - Australia
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