Michael Clarke was back and he opted to bat

Aus v NZ, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne

Can't spot a weakness in Australia - Ponting

Ricky Ponting believes Australia are overwhelming favourites but added that if New Zealand manage to stick to their script in the World Cup so far, "anything can happen"

Largely empty stands at the MCG at the start of the game

Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne

Size not the only challenge for NZ at MCG

Clever as New Zealand's fans have been in lampooning questions about the size of the MCG with the tag #MCGsobig, it is difficult to find anyone who does not think the ground's vast dimensions will make a difference to the World Cup final on Sunday

Tim Southee, Daniel Vettori, Trent Boult and Corey Anderson before the start of the game

Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne

Southee confident of NZ attack's adaptability

The MCG's drop-in pitch might be unfamiliar to some of the New Zealand bowlers and the vast expanses of outfield can be harder to protect, but Tim Southee is confident the attack will be able to transfer their success across the Tasman. up final

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MS Dhoni clatters a pull

Australia v India, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final, Sydney

Dhoni concedes India done in by pressure of chase

MS Dhoni said failing to capitalise on their early momentum in the chase and the lack of depth in their batting order contributed to India's semi-final exit at the World Cup

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MS Dhoni and India crashed out of the World Cup

Australia v India, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final, Sydney

Dhoni to take stock of future after World T20

MS Dhoni has not ruled out playing another World Cup for India, and has said he might think about his long-term future after next year's World T20