cricket world cup 2007

News, Analysis and Statistics of matches played in ICC World Cup 2007

Sri Lanka cry foul over Gilchrist’s ball-in-glove ploy

gilchristSri Lanka believes Adam Gilchrist’s use of a squash ball as a batting aid in the World Cup final was “unethical” and may take the matter up with world cricket chiefs, officials said on Monday.

Gilchrist, whose record-breaking 149 led Australia to their fourth title, said later that he had a squash ball in one of his gloves to give him a better grip. “I had a squash ball in my bottom-hand to help with my grip in training and I decided in this World Cup to use it in a match,” he said.

Partying Australians return with the World Cup

australiaThe World Cup has returned to Australia, landing in Sydney on Thursday morning with most of the side that won the trophy in Barbados on Saturday. Ricky Ponting said the squad had enjoyed its party after sealing the third success in a row.

“[I am feeling] more refreshed than I was two days ago, that is for sure,” Ponting told AAP. “The celebrations were long and hard, which is what they should be after you win a World Cup. There were some pretty amazing scenes coming back to Australia from guys with not a lot of clothing on at different hours of the morning, but we celebrated as we should.”

ICC World Cup 2007 – Highest Innings totals


ICC World Cup 2007 – Highest match aggregates

ICC World Cup 2007 – Largest Victories by runs

ICC World Cup 2007 – Highest run scorers

ICC World Cup 2007 – Most ducks

ICC World Cup 2007 – Most fifties

ICC World Cup 2007 – Best bowling figures in an innings

ICC World Cup 2007 – Best bowling averages