James Faulkner sent Corey Anderson back without scoring

Aus v NZ, Final, MCG

New Zealand drown in duck nightmare

Too many ducks spoil the, innings? New Zealand's challenge was hampered by too many of their batsman failing to trouble the scorer. A record they could have done without on the biggest stage

Mitchell Starc races away after bowling Brendon McCullum

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

New Zealand's greatest almost

Led by their fearless captain, New Zealand threw themselves at this World Cup and came as close as they ever have to greatness

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Steven Smith is congratulated after running out Ravindra Jadeja

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

Flawless Australia's World Cup fifer

In their seventh World Cup final, in front of a packed MCG, Australia stamped their dominance against New Zealand, claiming their fifth World Cup title

Australia's players give Michael Clarke a guard of honour

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

Clarke speaks of emotional toll

At the end of a tumultuous summer, Michael Clarke admitted he spoke of a World Cup victory based on skill over emotion as a way of convincing himself that he could endure the toll of this most draining season