• BATSMEN
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    12.2 back of a length and pulled again, another top edge - this time there's a man under it! McCullum sent a man back to deep square and Warner took on the challenge, his fire is doused and New Zealand have their second wicket. The ball was banged in, couldn't control the pull and Grant Elliott took a good, low catch running in 63/2
    1.4 inswinger to Finch, played on to his front pad, it loops back to the bowler... got him! There's the first, New Zealand are amongst them! Finch waits for the umpire's raised finger but he knew what was occurring. Tried to tuck a fullish ball off his legs, bat turned in the hands and it ballooned up for a simple catch 2/1
    not out
    56
    137
    71
    3
    0
    78.87
    74
    84
    72
    10
    1
    102.77
    31.1 bowled him, Clarke has chopped on! He wont get to hit the winning runs but he will get a huge ovation from the MCG as he walks off for the last time in ODIs. He was trying to run one to third man, got an inside edge down on to the woodwork... Was that him wiping away something from his eye as he crossed the boundary rope? 175/3
    not out
    2
    10
    5
    0
    0
    40.00
    Extras
    9 (lb 3, w 6)
    TOTAL
    186/3 (33.1 Overs, RR: 5.60)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TG Southee8.006508.12209030
    TA Boult10.004014.00405000
    DL Vettori5.002505.00140100
    MJ Henry9.104625.01356020
    CJ Anderson1.00707.0030010
    Fall of wickets:1-2 (AJ Finch, 1.4 ov), 2-63 (DA Warner, 12.2 ov), 3-175 (MJ Clarke, 31.1 ov)

Match Notes

A nice round number

5

Number of World Cups won by Australia, by far the most for any team. No other team has won more than two.

Final Blip

1

NZ's opening partnership in the Final, their lowest this World Cup. NZ's opening pair averaged 56.5 in the World Cup prior to the Final.