Australia took on Sri Lanka in the ICC World Cup final 2007 at Bridgetown, Barbados. The match got off to a delayed start due to bad weather and as a result, the match was reduced to 38 overs. Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. Adam Gilchrist started to get going right from the first over and continued his attacking brand of cricket right till he was dismissed. He made 149 off 104, which is the highest individual score in a World Cup final. For Sri Lanka, None other than Sanath Jayasuriya (63) and Kumar Sangakkara (54) made significant contributions and Sri Lanka fell short of their target by 53 runs (D/L method).
Australia, therefore, completed a hat-trick of World Cup triumphs and their fourth title overall.