7. Adam Gilchrist (Australia) – 149 vs Srilanka, 2007
Ever wondered how difficult it could be batting with a squash ball in your glove? Well, thats why he is a legend – Adam Gilchrist. Gilchrist scintillated with the bat in the 2007 World Cup final with a voracious knock of 149. One of the best performances in a World Cup Final which comes in the league of Clive Lloyd, Richards and Ponting. Adam Gilchrist has never ever played an innings of this sort in the World Cup. In a rain affected final, Gilchrist believed the trueness of the pitch and his batting ability. One of the successful fast bowlers Srilanka has produced – Chaminda Vaas was carted across the ground. That was the beginning of the end Srilanka. Gilchrist threw his bat on literally every bowler, even part timers like Jayasurya and Dilshan weren’t spared. Fast hands and quick feet is one of the major attributes of this immensely talented wicket-keeper batsman and it showed. Gilchrist brought up his well deserved hundred from just 72 balls and he wasn’t even finished. Apart from Gilchrist no one really got going, it would be fare enough to say Srilanka was beaten by this voracious not so sympathetic left handed freak. He is no.7 in the list.