Andrew Fidel Fernando

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent. @andrewffernando

Mitchell Starc got rid of Brendon McCullum for a duck

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

Majestic Australia win fifth World Cup

Australia's pace phalanx left nothing to the vagaries of the surface, firing balls full, fast and straight to deliver Australia a seven-wicket win and its fifth World Cup in comprehensive fashion

Michael Clarke shares his thoughts with Brendon McCullum

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

New Zealand in form, but Australia formidable at home

New Zealand are unbeaten in this World Cup, but Australia's record at the MCG is strong: they have won 24 of their last 26 matches there

Not for the faint of heart: Auckland fans were treated to humdinger of a match

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st semi-final, Auckland

Eden Park's moment of catharsis

New Zealand's rise as a cricketing force has generated an upsurge of support, and on the day of their biggest World Cup triumph yet, Eden Park became a living, breathing, 41,000-strong cardiogram

Kane Williamson waits for his turn to bat

World Cup 2015: New Zealand

The cult of Kane

He is small. He is quiet. He is flabbergastingly good. Little in sport is more enchanting than this confluence of raw talent and tireless refinement

Kumar Sangakkara reacts after Sri Lanka's loss

World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka

An underwhelming outing for the knockout kings

Three heavy defeats, a non-threatening bowling attack, the retirement of two legends, and an early exit spelled a vastly disappointing campaign from Sri Lanka

Misbah-ul-Haq and Haris Sohail put on 73 runs for the third wicket

Aus v Pak, 3rd QF, Adelaide

Fitness, fielding, batting substandard - Misbah

Misbah-ul-Haq labelled Pakistan's fitness, fielding and batting substandard, as he bows out of ODI cricket and his team exits the World Cup.

Wahab Riaz tries to get on Shane Watson's nerves

Australia v Pakistan, 3rd Q-F, Adelaide

Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly

For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman

Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi are all smiles after the 29-run win

Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, 3rd Q-F, Adelaide

Still have the bowling to trouble Australia - Misbah

On the cusp of his retirement from ODIs, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said he was going to approach the game against Australia as a normal one

Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc took seven wickets between them

Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, 3rd quarter-final, Adelaide

Surging Pakistan prepare for dominant Australia

Australia are, no doubt, better drilled, better rounded, and better placed to win this match. But as New Zealand have shown, they can be exposed too