2007 Cricket World Cup facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsICC Cricket World Cup
West Indies 2007
|Dates||13 March – 28 April|
|Administrator(s)||International Cricket Council|
|Cricket format||One Day International|
|Tournament format(s)||Round-robin and Knockout|
|Champions||Australia (4th title)|
|Participants||16 (from 97 entrants)|
|Attendance||672,000 (13,176 per match)|
|Man of the Series||Glenn McGrath|
|Most runs||Matthew Hayden (659)|
|Most wickets||Glenn McGrath (26)|
The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was the ninth edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup tournament. It took place in the West Indies from 13 March to 28 April 2007. It used the sport's One Day International format. There were a total of 51 matches played, three fewer than at the 2003 World Cup.
The 16 competing teams were first divided into four groups. The two best-performing teams from each group moved on to a "Super 8" format. From this, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and South Africa went to the semi-finals. Australia beat Sri Lanka in the final to win their third consecutive World Cup.
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A large crowd of over 10,000 fans welcome the Australian team on completing the first World Cup hat-trick – Martin Place, Sydney.
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