Australia win third successive World Cup

Dilhara Fernando & Andrew Symonds

Dilhara Fernando & Andrew Symonds - The all-rounder just makes his ground  

Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist - The opener gets the 2007 World Cup final going with a boundary © Getty Images  

Matthew Hayden & Adam Gilchrist

Matthew Hayden & Adam Gilchrist - Running between the wickets is an important factor  

Dilhara Fernando

Dilhara Fernando - The seamer feels the pressure as Australia pile on the runs © Getty Images  

Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist - A half-century is reached in double quick time © Getty Images  

Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist - The crowd show their appreciation for a brilliant hundred © Getty Images  

Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga - The 'slinger' finally has Matthew Hayden caught by Mahela Jayawardene © Getty Images  

Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting - The captain plays a few lusty blows on his way to 37 © Getty Images  

Shane Watson

Shane Watson - The all-rounder fails after being sent up the order  

Sanath Jayasuriya

Sanath Jayasuriya - The veteran opener starts as he means to go on © Getty Images  

Kumar Sangakkara & Sanath Jayasuriya

Kumar Sangakkara & Sanath Jayasuriya - The pair run quickly between the wickets  

Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara - The wicket-keeper ensures Sri Lanka keep up with the rate © Getty Images  

Kumar Sangakkara & Sanath Jayasuriya

Kumar Sangakkara & Sanath Jayasuriya - The rain fails to dampen anyone's spirits © Getty Images  

Adam Gilchrist & Brad Hogg

Adam Gilchrist & Brad Hogg - The spinner is congratulated on his wicket © Getty Images  

Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke - The young man gets the prize scalp of Jayasuriya © Getty Images  

Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke - He follows it up with the wicket of Chamara Silva © Getty Images  

Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene - The captain tries his best, but it is too little to late © Getty Images  

Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath - Australia's veteran seamer waves goodbye to the crowd © Getty Images  

Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist & Matthew Hayden

Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist & Matthew Hayden - Three of the Australia team mark the occasion with their country's flag  

Dilhara Fernando & Andrew Symonds Adam Gilchrist Matthew Hayden & Adam Gilchrist Dilhara Fernando Adam Gilchrist Adam Gilchrist Lasith Malinga Ricky Ponting Shane Watson Sanath Jayasuriya Kumar Sangakkara & Sanath Jayasuriya Kumar Sangakkara Kumar Sangakkara & Sanath Jayasuriya Adam Gilchrist & Brad Hogg Michael Clarke Michael Clarke Mahela Jayawardene Glenn McGrath Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist & Matthew Hayden