Pace pack gives Australia fifth title

Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne
New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat, but their hopes of a blazing salvo from Brendon McCullum were crushed by Mitchell Starc, who bowled him for a duck off the fifth ball of the match© Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
© Mark Kolbe/Getty ImagesNew Zealand won the toss and opted to bat, but their hopes of a blazing salvo from Brendon McCullum were crushed by Mitchell Starc, who bowled him for a duck off the fifth ball of the match
The Australian pacers would go on to inflict more damage, and Glenn Maxwell chipped in with Martin Guptill's wicket in his first over to reduce New Zealand to 33 for 2© Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
© Ryan Pierse/Getty ImagesThe Australian pacers would go on to inflict more damage, and Glenn Maxwell chipped in with Martin Guptill's wicket in his first over to reduce New Zealand to 33 for 2
Mitchell Johnson made it 39 for 3 after he induced a return catch from Kane Williamson© Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
© Ryan Pierse/Getty ImagesMitchell Johnson made it 39 for 3 after he induced a return catch from Kane Williamson
However, two players - Ross Taylor and the hero from Auckland, Grant Elliott - stood up to the Australian onslaught with a 111-run alliance in 22.5 overs© Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
© Quinn Rooney/Getty ImagesHowever, two players - Ross Taylor and the hero from Auckland, Grant Elliott - stood up to the Australian onslaught with a 111-run alliance in 22.5 overs
Elliott frustrated Australia with his blend of deft steers and punchy drives© Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
© Ryan Pierse/Getty ImagesElliott frustrated Australia with his blend of deft steers and punchy drives
Taylor was scratchy for the most part, but his resilient innings ensured Elliott's wasn't a one-man act. New Zealand went into the batting Powerplay reasonably well-placed at 150 for 3© Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
© Cameron Spencer/Getty ImagesTaylor was scratchy for the most part, but his resilient innings ensured Elliott's wasn't a one-man act. New Zealand went into the batting Powerplay reasonably well-placed at 150 for 3
But it began badly for New Zealand, as Taylor was brilliantly caught by a diving Brad Haddin off the first ball of James Faulkner's over© Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
© Cameron Spencer/Getty ImagesBut it began badly for New Zealand, as Taylor was brilliantly caught by a diving Brad Haddin off the first ball of James Faulkner's over
Two balls later, Faulkner shattered Corey Anderson's stumps, and sent him back for a duck© Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
© Ryan Pierse/Getty ImagesTwo balls later, Faulkner shattered Corey Anderson's stumps, and sent him back for a duck
Australia then dismissed Luke Ronchi, and completed an impressive Powerplay that saw them concede just 15 runs for three wickets. Faulkner's slower balls then accounted for Elliott, who made 83 off 82 balls. New Zealand's tail didn't offer much resistance, and they were bowled out for 183 in 45 overs© Darrian Traynor/Getty Images
© Darrian Traynor/Getty ImagesAustralia then dismissed Luke Ronchi, and completed an impressive Powerplay that saw them concede just 15 runs for three wickets. Faulkner's slower balls then accounted for Elliott, who made 83 off 82 balls. New Zealand's tail didn't offer much resistance, and they were bowled out for 183 in 45 overs
New Zealand got an early breakthrough through Trent Boult, who snaffled a caught-and-bowled chance offered by Aaron Finch in the second over© Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
© Mark Kolbe/Getty ImagesNew Zealand got an early breakthrough through Trent Boult, who snaffled a caught-and-bowled chance offered by Aaron Finch in the second over
David Warner remained unaffected by the setback, and smacked 45 off 46 balls before falling to Matt Henry© Darrian Traynor/Getty Images
© Darrian Traynor/Getty ImagesDavid Warner remained unaffected by the setback, and smacked 45 off 46 balls before falling to Matt Henry
There was a sprinkling of good fortune, too, as Steven Smith watched a ball kiss the stumps but not dislodge the bails© Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
© Cameron Spencer/Getty ImagesThere was a sprinkling of good fortune, too, as Steven Smith watched a ball kiss the stumps but not dislodge the bails
Michael Clarke, playing his last ODI, smashed 74 off 72 balls before being dismissed with nine runs to get. He put on 112 runs along with Smith to quell New Zealand's challenge© Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
© Mark Kolbe/Getty ImagesMichael Clarke, playing his last ODI, smashed 74 off 72 balls before being dismissed with nine runs to get. He put on 112 runs along with Smith to quell New Zealand's challenge
It was only a matter of time before Smith pulled Matt Henry to hit the winning boundary - and let out a victory cheer© Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
© Cameron Spencer/Getty ImagesIt was only a matter of time before Smith pulled Matt Henry to hit the winning boundary - and let out a victory cheer
Australia completed their seven-wicket victory with 101 balls to spare, and clinched their fifth World Cup title© Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
© Mark Kolbe/Getty ImagesAustralia completed their seven-wicket victory with 101 balls to spare, and clinched their fifth World Cup title

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  • Dummy4 on March 29, 2015, 16:50 GMT

    CWC2015 was world cup of its own type.First time two double hundred in ICC Cricket World Cup.Two hat-trick,Two bowler with 22 wickets,Sngakkra 4 hundred in a row a world record for ODI.New Zealand played first final of ICC Cricket World Cup after six semifinal.Steve smith successive 5 innings 50+.38 hundred in asingle Wolrd Cup.Four batsman strike rate of 150+ and 10 batsman SR 120+ 33 players have SR 100 or 100+.Tim Southee 7 wickets .Two best bowling performance in a single match.Game was its height in batting,bowling an fielding ,Sarfraz six dismisal in ainnings a world records for ICC Cricket World Cup.

  • Dummy4 on March 29, 2015, 10:22 GMT

    very nice cover up of the match. In the end it was a one sided match. What a difference some times one man ( Brendon McCullum) can make. Newzeland never recovered.

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