Watson, who battled poor form going into the tournament, ensured Australia's victory after being put in a tight spot by Riaz during a devastating spell of pace while chasing during the quarter-final.

Australia won the World cup for the fifth time after beating New Zealand in the final in Melbourne on March 29.

"I thought about it as loud as it can get. I had a lot of luck specially to be able to get through that couple of overs in that spell. It worked well for me," Watson, here to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting on April 8, said in a statement on Thursday.

"It is the most important innings that I have played in ODI cricket as I said that I had a lot of luck through that phase because I was able to stay in win the match for my team."

Watson has now been a part of two World Cup teams (2007 and 2015) and said winning the trophy again was like having a second baby.

"Well I don't have a second child yet but may be, it's a feeling close to that. First time in West Indies was special but to win it second time in front of the home crowd is what dreams are made of. I feel very lucky to be born at the right time to play World Cup at home," he said.

He was all praise for the team's fast bowlers, who performed exceptionally throughout the tournament. Left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc was the highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 22 wickets, which made him the "Player of the Tournament".

"Incredible. I mean the fast bowling unit of 2007 was as good as they got but the way this group executed the plans is incredible," he added.

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