won the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup for the fourth time by defeating Sri Lanka in the final. The 2007 Cricket tournament (officially called Interstate Commerce Commission Cricket tournament 2007) was the ninth edition of the Cricket tournament that passed within the archipelago from thirteen March to
twenty-eight Apr 2007, victimization the sports someday International (ODI) format.
There were a complete of fifty-one matches vie, 3 fewer than at the 2003 tournament (despite a field larger by 2 teams). The sixteen competing groups were first divided into four teams, with the 2 best-performing groups from every cluster moving on to a "Super 8" format.
From this, Australia, New Zeeland, Sri Lanka, and South Africa won through to the semi-finals, with Australia defeating
within the final to win their third consecutive World Cup and their fourth overall.
Australia's unvanquished record within the tournament
magnified their total to twenty-nine consecutive tournament matches while not loss, a streak qualitative analysis back to twenty-three could 1999, throughout the cluster stage of the 1999 World Cup. The tournament conjointly saw upsets within the 1st spherical with tournament favorites Republic of
India and West
Pakistan failing to advance past the cluster stage.