Men of the tourna(mo)ment!

While Glenn McGrath has been rightly declared as the Man of the Series for his consistent performance throughout, the spotlight is on Adam Gilchrist, the wicket-keeper cum opener.

It is no coincidence that both these great Aussies have signed off their International Cricket career in style. What a way to go?

The way Gilchrist batted, one would not think that it is the Finals and also that he is playing against Sri Lanka. To be fair to the Lankans, their bowlers were really accurate with nagging line and length but against a merciless batsman on a rampage, they could not do much.

At one stage of his innings, the number of sixes was more than the number of boundaries and they even kept in pace subsequently also. Adam missed the record of the fastest world cup century (set by his colleague Hayden against South Africa in this world cup) by a whisker but set a new one which is ‘the fastest century in a world cup final’.

And when he departed at 149, he had ensured that Aussies would finish at 7+ runs an over and that was a great place to bowl from.

And although McGrath did not do much with the ball in terms of wickets (he took one and caused a run out), he helped put the brakes on in his second spell when the Lankans were going all out.

That’s the stuff champions are made of!



  1. Cyrus Poncha said,

    April 29, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    what abt flops of the tournament???

  2. badrirag said,

    April 29, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    there would be a series of blog posts to cover this! each team has had many.

  3. badrirag said,

    April 29, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    for a brief on the Indian flops, do check out my earlier post

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