Australia's captain Michael Clarke holds aloft the Cricket World Cup trophy

The Australian team spray champagne as they celebrate their seven wicket win over New Zealand

 

Australia's captain Michael Clarke (C) holds aloft the Cricket World Cup trophy as he celebrates with team mates after they defeated New Zealand in the final match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

 

New Zealand players congratulate the Australian team following their seven wicket win

 

New Zealand players embrace after their seven wicket loss to Australia in the Cricket World Cup final in Melbourne, Australia

 

Australian players celebrate after they defeated New Zealand by seven wickets to win the Cricket World Cup final in Melbourne, Australia

 

Steve Smith completes fifty. Now Australia only need 4 runs to win...only a shot away!And with a 'FOUR', Australia win World Cup 2015 by 7 wickets.

 

Members of the Australian team clap for their captain Australian captain Michael Clarke's performance

 

And Clarke 'OUT' after scoring 74 runs! Unbeatable innings by him..New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, left, congratulates Australian captain Michael Clarke as he leaves the field

 

Australia's batsman Steve Smith plays a shot as New Zealand's wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi tries to catch it.. Australia now need 27 runs from 20 overs to win.

 

Australia's captain Michael Clarke celebrates reaching fifty runs during the Cricket World Cup final match

 

Beautiful innings played by Michael Clarke in his last ODI venture. Clarke slams 50!

 

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, left, talks with his bowler Dan Vettori during the Cricket World Cup final. Australia at 140 after losing two wickets in 28 overs.

 

New Zealand's wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi (L) falls onto Australia's captain Michael Clarke

 

Michael Clarke plays another shot and takes Australia score to 112/2 after 23 overs. 72 more runs required from 27 overs to win.

 

91,000 people enjoy watching Cricket World Cup final match between Australia and New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). And, the number is a record!

 

Australian captain Michael Clarke hits two boundaries in the 19th over

 

Matt Henry reacts after bowling a delivery to Australia's Steven Smith. After end of over 18 Australia at 83/2 witj Smith and Clarke on crease.

 

Australia's David Warner walks from the field as the New Zealand players celebrate his dismissal


Fall of a big wicket.  David Warner OUT after scoring 45 runs.


New Zealand’s Grant Elliott takes a catch to dismiss Australia's David Warner


 

Another great shot by David Warner. Australia at 59/1 after over 12.

 

Australia's David Warner hits the ball to the boundary..

 

New Zealand's Ross Taylor reacts after failing to stop a ball hit by Australia's David Warner

 

New Zealand bowler Tim Southee reacts after being hit for a boundary by Australian batsman David Warner. After end of over 9, Australia at 49/1

 

Australia's David Warner, right, and Steve Smith run between the wickets

 

Australian batsman David Warner playing a shot. Australia now at  41/1 after 7 overs

 

New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult (C) is congratulated after dismissing Australia's Aaron Finch

 

New Zealand bowler Trent Boult takes catch off his own bowling and dismisses Australian batsman Aaron Finch

 

Australia lose its first wicket. Finch OUT adding no run to the team. After end of 2 overs, Australia at 2/1

 

Australian fans cheer up their team as they start batting..

 

Australian fans watch their team play against New Zealand

 

Australian captain Michael Clarke congratulates his players after dismissing the final New Zealand batsman. Needs to chase 184 runs to win.

 

New Zealand’s player's Tim Southee and Trent Boult leave the field after New Zealand was bowled out for 183 runs.

 

What a bad over for New Zealand. Fall of last two wickets.. Johnson takes wickets of Henry and Boult. After end of over 45 New Zealand all out at 183

 

Grant Elliott reacts as he walks off the field after being dismissed for 83 runs

 

Faulkner takes eighth wicket. GD Elliott OUT after making 83 runs. After losing one wicket and gaining 4 runs in 42nd over, NZ at 171/8

 

Dan Vettori walks from the field. NZ now at 167/7 after 41 overs.

 

Mitchell Johnson celebrates the wicket of New Zealand batsman Daniel Vettori

 

40.6 over saw another fall of wicket. DL Vettori OUT after adding 9 more runs to the team.

 

Australia's fast bowler James Faulkner celebrates dismissing New Zealand batsman Luke Ronchi

 

Another fall of wicket! L Ronchi out with no run made. New Zealand now at 151/6


 

Australia's James Faulkner is congratulated by his teammates after taking the wicket of New Zealand’s Corey Anderson

 

James Faulkner takes another big wicket. Anderson OUT in 35.3th over with no run scored.

 

Ross Taylor returns to pavilion after scoring 40 runs. Score-

 

Australian cricketers celebrate after New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor was given out by the third-umpire

 

New Zealand's batsman Ross Taylor waits for the third umpire's decision

 

At 35.1 over, Faulkner bowls to Taylor and New Zealand can lose another wicket.

 

New Zealand's batsmen Ross Taylor (L) and Grant Elliott (R) complete their run as Australia's spin bowler Glenn Maxwell (C) walks back to his bowling mark

 

New Zealand’s Ross Taylor runs while batting against Australia. After end of over 35, New Zealand at 150/3.

 

Australia's wicketkeeper Brad Haddin (L) attempts to stump New Zealand batsman Grant Elliott (R)

 

New Zealand batsman Grant Elliott hooks a ball for six!

 

Australia's Mitchell Starc (L) and David Warner (C) exchange words with New Zealand batsman Grant Elliott (R)

 

New Zealand's Grant Elliott reacts after reaching fifty runs!

 

New Zealand’s Ross Taylor plays a sweep shot. After end of over 30, New Zealand at 121/3

 

New Zealand's batsmen Ross Taylor (C) and Grant Elliott (L) take a drinks break

 

Australia's James Faulkner attempts to field the ball as New Zealand batsman Grant Elliott takes run

 

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor plays a shot during the 2015 Cricket World Cup final. After end of over 26, New Zealand at 99/3.

 

Australia's paceman Mitchell Johnson (R) and New Zealand's batsman Grant Elliott exchange words during the 2015 Cricket World Cup final

 

Australian player Mitchell Johnson is congratulated by teammates after dismissing Williamson. Over 18 fetches five runs. New Zealand now at 59/3

 

A New Zealand supporter with his face painted at the MCG!

 

Australia's Mitchell Johnson is congratulated by teammates after dismissing New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson

 

12.2th over gets another wicket. KS Williamson OUT after scoring 12 runs.

 

New Zealand's Kane Williamson misses hitting a delivery

 

Australian players celebrate after taking the wicket of New Zealand’s Martin Guptill


Bowling change..Maxwell to Guptill and it's an OUT. MJ Guptill scores only 15 runs. After end of over 12,  New Zealand at 38/2

 

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson avoids a bouncer from Australia's Josh Hazlewood

 

Australian bowler Mitchell Starc bowls during the 2015 Cricket World Cup final

 

Australian supporters cheer their team. After end of over 10, New Zealand 31/1 (RR: 3.10)

 

New Zealand fans cheer on their team..

 

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum returns to pavilion after being bowled. End of over 5,  New Zealand score 18 losing a wicket.

 

New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum reacts as he walks off the field

 

Australia's Mitchell Starc celebrates after taking the wicket of New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum for no score.

 

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum bowled by Australia's Mitchell Starc for a duck.

 

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum (C) and Australia captain Michael Clarke (R) lead their team out onto the field for the 2015 Cricket World Cup final in Melbourne.

 

New Zealand cricketers stand as the national anthem is played during the 2015 Cricket World Cup final

 

Australian players stand as the national anthem is played during the 2015 Cricket World Cup final

 

A policeman tackles a protester before the start of the Cricket World Cup final match

 

Australia (R) and New Zealand (L) players line up prior to the start of the the 2015 Cricket World Cup final in Melbourne

 

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key waves to fans ahead of the 2015 Cricket World Cup final.

 

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat against Australia.

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