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

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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

Michael Clarke was back and he opted to bat

Aus v NZ, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne

Can't spot a weakness in Australia - Ponting

Ricky Ponting believes Australia are overwhelming favourites but added that if New Zealand manage to stick to their script in the World Cup so far, "anything can happen"

Largely empty stands at the MCG at the start of the game

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

Size not the only challenge for NZ at MCG

Clever as New Zealand's fans have been in lampooning questions about the size of the MCG with the tag #MCGsobig, it is difficult to find anyone who does not think the ground's vast dimensions will make a difference to the World Cup final on Sunday

Tim Southee, Daniel Vettori, Trent Boult and Corey Anderson before the start of the game

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

Southee confident of NZ attack's adaptability

The MCG's drop-in pitch might be unfamiliar to some of the New Zealand bowlers and the vast expanses of outfield can be harder to protect, but Tim Southee is confident the attack will be able to transfer their success across the Tasman. up final