With the help of skipper Michal Clarke’s stunning batting, Australia has achieved the target in 34th over of the match.
According to the detail, Kangaroos secured the title 5th time while playing against New Zealand in an easy-to-win match.
Electing to bat first, Kiwis were dismissed for 183 in 45 overs against Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup finals at MCG on Sunday (March 29, 2015).
The semi-final hero, Grant Elliot was the top scorer with 83. Taylor made 40.
The Australian bowlers were up to the task right from the word go. Mitchell Johnson (3 for 30) and James Faulkner (3 for 36) were the pick of the bowlers. Mitchell Starc took 2 for 20, whle Maxwell took 1 for 37.
Australia captain Michael Clarke becomes another big-name leaving one-day international cricket, ending a 12-year limited-overs career.
“I think it’s the right time for me and the Australian cricket team,” the 33-year-old told the media persons.
He said he made the decision 48 hours ago, having said last week he did not think he would quit.
According to the career records, Clarke has a long-term back problem and has struggled with hamstring injuries.
Clarke has played 244 one-day internationals, scoring 7,907 runs with a highest score of 130.
He intends to prolong his Test career having already played 108 matches with 8,432 runs and a highest score of 329 not out.
“I asked myself if I thought I would be playing in the next World Cup and I don’t think I will be,” he said.
Australia Squad For The Cricket World Cup Final:
AJ Finch, DA Warner, SPD Smith, MJ Clarke, SR Watson, GJ Maxwell, JP Faulkner, BJ Haddin, MG Johnson, MA Starc, JR Hazlewood.
New Zealand Squad For The Cricket World Cup Final:
MJ Guptill, BB McCullum, KS Williamson, LRPL Taylor, GD Elliott, CJ Anderson, L Ronchi, DL Vettori, MJ Henry, TG Southee, TA Boult.
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