Glee and glory on a golden evening

Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne
Australia's fifth world title was confirmed the instant Steven Smith pulled Matt Henry to the square-leg boundary. Cue celebrations© Robert Cianflone/Getty Images
© Robert Cianflone/Getty ImagesAustralia's fifth world title was confirmed the instant Steven Smith pulled Matt Henry to the square-leg boundary. Cue celebrations
Michael Clarke guaranteed they would "celebrate hard tonight," and suitably enough liquid was sprayed around with gusto, the preferred targets being coach Darren Lehmann and the captain© Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
© Cameron Spencer/Getty ImagesMichael Clarke guaranteed they would "celebrate hard tonight," and suitably enough liquid was sprayed around with gusto, the preferred targets being coach Darren Lehmann and the captain
That it was Clarke's farewell ODI game wasn't forgotten amid the frenzy, and Australia's leader was given an emotional guard of honour© Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
© Ryan Pierse/Getty ImagesThat it was Clarke's farewell ODI game wasn't forgotten amid the frenzy, and Australia's leader was given an emotional guard of honour
There was some unintended mirth as well, as a cameraman, engrossed in capturing Australia's lap of honour, tripped and fell© Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
© Quinn Rooney/Getty ImagesThere was some unintended mirth as well, as a cameraman, engrossed in capturing Australia's lap of honour, tripped and fell
Not sure if they were singing 'Under the Southern Cross', but the mateship that Australia's cricketers swear by was on ample display© ICC
© ICCNot sure if they were singing 'Under the Southern Cross', but the mateship that Australia's cricketers swear by was on ample display
After a gruelling campaign, it was also time to bond with the family; partners and children were part of the celebrations© Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
© Ryan Pierse/Getty ImagesAfter a gruelling campaign, it was also time to bond with the family; partners and children were part of the celebrations
Clarke dedicated the victory to "our little brother" Phillip Hughes, and said "winning in our own backyard" made it a wonderful achievement© Darrian Traynor/Getty Images
© Darrian Traynor/Getty ImagesClarke dedicated the victory to "our little brother" Phillip Hughes, and said "winning in our own backyard" made it a wonderful achievement

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