Grant Elliott and Tim Southee reflect on what could have been, Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne, March 29, 2015 © ICC

  • Mar 29, 2015

    So near...: Daniel Vettori walks past the World Cup trophy © ICC

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    Brendon McCullum aims for the stumps © Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

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    Brendon McCullum appears downcast at the presentation © Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

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    Brendon McCullum congratulates Michael Clarke after his innings © Getty Images

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    Dejected New Zealand players look on during the presentation ceremony © Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

  • Mar 29, 2015

    The final was played at a packed MCG © Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

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    Trent Boult celebrates after dismissing Aaron Finch for a duck © Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

  • Mar 29, 2015

    Australia give Grant Elliott a sendoff © Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

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    James Faulkner sent Corey Anderson back without scoring © Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

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    Ross Taylor strung together a handy 40 © Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

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    Grant Elliott carves one through point © Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

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    Grant Elliott swats one away © Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

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    Brad Haddin was in a chatty mood at the final © Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

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    The Australians open up communication lines with Ross Taylor and Grant Elliott © Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

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    Mitchell Starc got rid of Brendon McCullum for a duck © Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

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    Mitchell Starc races away after bowling Brendon McCullum © Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

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    Daniel Vettori fans make their voices heard © Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

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    New Zealand fans make their way to the MCG, ahead of the World Cup final © Scott Barbour-IDI/Getty Images