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

Russell Domingo at the post-match press conference

World Cup 2015: South Africa

Domingo advises against radical changes

South Africa coach Russell Domingo has advised against too many changes after South Africa's exit from the World Cup and hopes the players will not take an emotional decision

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