Ninth ODI Cricket World Cup 2007 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.
India were handed a 5-wicket thrashing by Bangladesh in their first match of the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies. Sourav Ganguly hit 66 and Yuvraj Singh a handy 47 but India were bowled out for 191 as pacer Mashrafe Mortaza and spinners Abdur Razzaq and Mohammad Rafique ran through the powerful batting unit. The Carribean Islands hosted the 2007 ICC cricket World Cup, and the mighty Australian retained their glory, winning the world cup for a third straight time. This time, they defeated Sri Lanka in the final by 53 runs with some help from the Duckworth, Lewis method at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, on April 28.
The tournament was overshadowed by the death of popular Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer at the age of 58 in his hotel room in Jamaica after his team had unexpectedly lost to Ireland. Police launched a murder investigation which led nowhere and a jury later returned an open verdict. ICC World Cup 2007, the ninth edition of the cricket world cup, was hosted by Caribbean Islands from March 13 to April 28. The 16 competing teams were initially divided into four groups, with the two best-performing teams from each group moving on to a “Super 8” stage.
Australia won World Cup title three in a row (Hat-trick). In a final match, Australian wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist led Australia to win over Sri Lanka by 53 runs (D/L method). Adam Gilchrist was man of the match for his 149 runs. Australia, fresh from a 5-0 Ashes series win over England, systematically destroyed all opposition throughout the Caribbean, finishing with victory over Sri Lanka in a rain-shortened final at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.
|1975||England||West Indies||West Indies won by 17 runs||Australia|
|1979||England||West Indies||West Indies won by 92 run||England|
|1983||England||India||India won by 43 runs||West Indies|
|1987||Ind & Pak||Australia||Australia won by 7 runs||England|
|1992||Aus & NZ||Pakistan||Pakistan won by 22 runs||England|
|1996||Ind,Pak & SL||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets||Australia|
|1999||England||Australia||Australia won by 8 wickets||Pakistan|
|2003||South Africa||Australia||Australia won by 125 runs||India|
|2007||West Indies||Australia||Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)||Sri Lanka|
|2011||Ind,SL & Ban||India||India won by 6 wickets||Sri Lanka|
|2015||Aus & NZ||Australia||Australia won by 7 wkts||New Zealand|