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

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ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia were in their seventh World Cup final and New Zealand in their first. The trans-Tasman clash had raised the expectations of fans, given Australia's dominance at home and New Zealand's winning run in the tournament. Yet, it was Australia who surged ahead early as their bowlers, led by Mitchell Starc - who finished as Player of the Tournament - ran through the top order. Australia's chase of a mere 184 was built on fifties by Michael Clarke and Steven Smith and the World Cup win - their fifth overall - was the perfect farewell for Clarke, who was playing his last ODI. (US only)

Full match highlights

Australia get their hands on a fifth World Cup

The shot that sealed the win

Clarke takes a bow with a steady 74

A close shave for Smith

Elliott props up New Zealand again

Faulkner puts the breaks on New Zealand's recovery

New Zealand wrong-footed at the start

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