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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

New Zealand fans make their way to the MCG, ahead of the World Cup final

Aus v NZ, Final, MCG

Gracious McCullum hopes run will leave legacy

If a prize existed for Captain of the Tournament, Brendon McCullum would have been the only possible winner. His aggressive style responsible for dragging the whole of New Zealand on a memorable journey

Steven Smith acknowledges the cheers as he walks back

Australia v New Zealand, final, Melbourne

Ponting endorses Smith as next ODI captain

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes there is "no doubt at all" that Steven Smith should take over from Michael Clarke as the team's next ODI leader

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Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, March 29, 2015

Australia, ruining World Cup finals since 1999

Tweet report from the 2015 World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand