After over a month and a half of intense battle, Australia have become the new World cricket champions. Australia bagged their fifth World Cup crown after beating rivals New Zealand in the World Cup Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Brief Scores:

New Zealand: 183 all out in 45 overs (Grant Elliott: 83; Mitchell Johnson: 3-30)

Australia: 186/3 in 33.1 overs (Michael Clarke: 74, Steven Smith: 56 not out; Matt Henry: 2-46).

Teams:

Australia: Michael Clarke (c), Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Brad Haddin, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood.

New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (c), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Daniel Vettori, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.

Catch the live updates here:

3:32 PM: Australia win the World Cup for the fifth time, beat New Zealand by 7 wickets

3:30 PM: FOUR! Smith hits four

3:26 PM: Australia need 4 runs to win World Cup

3:25 PM: FIFTY! Smith completes fifty. Total 6 runs scored in this over. Australia at 180/3 after 32 overs.

3:23 PM: Shane Watson comes to the crease

3:22 PM: OUT! Clarke is out at 74 (72), bowled by Matt Henry

3:20 PM: Over 31 ends! Total four boundaries by Clarke in this over…. Australia at 174/2

3:15 PM: FOUR! Smith delivers four

3:10 PM: Over 27 ends! Total 5 runs scored in this over.

Australia at 139/2

3:08 PM: FIFTY! Clarke completes fifty. This is his 58th ODI fifty

3:05 PM: FOUR! Clarke hits four

3:02 PM: End of over 25, Australia at 130/2

Clarke: 43 (48)

Smith: 34 (51)

3:00 PM: SIX! Clarke hits six. It’s a fabulous shot

2:50 PM: FOUR! Clarke delivers boundary

2:45 PM: Over 21 ends! Australia complete 100 runs, need 84 runs to win

2:30 PM: FOUR! Clarke delivers double boundaries in this over. Australia are at 95/2 after 19 overs

2:25 PM: FOUR! Clarke delivers four. Total 7 runs scored in this over. Australia at 83/2 after 18 overs.

2:18 PM: BREAK! Drinks are on the field 

2:15 PM: Over 16 ends! Total 5 runs scored in this over. Australia at 74/2

2:08 PM: After 13 overs, Australia at 63/2

2:06 PM: Michael Clarke comes to the crease

2:05 PM: WICKET! Warner is out at 45(46), caught by Elliott and bowled by Matt Henry

1:52 PM: Over 10 ends! Australia at 56/1

1:50 PM: FOUR! Warner hits four again

1:48 PM: FOUR! Warner delivers four

1:46 PM: Matt Henry comes into attack

1:45 PM: Over 7 ends! Total 3 runs scored in this over

Australia at 41/3

Warner: 28 (24)

Smith: 9 (13)

1:42 PM: AGAIN FOUR! Smith hits boundary

1:38 PM: Total three boundaries by Warner in this over. Australia at 33/1 in 5 overs

1:32 PM: End of over 4, total 9 runs scored in this over. Australia at 18/1

1:30 PM: FOUR! Warner hits four

1:27 PM: Australia at 2/1 in 2 overs

1:26 PM: Steve Smith comes to the crease

1:25 PM: OUT! Aaron Finch is out at 0 (5), caught and bowled by Boult

1:22 PM: Only one run scored in 1 over. Australia at 1/0

1:20 PM: David Warner and Aaron Finch are on the crease and opening the batting for Australia against New Zealand in the World Cup final at the MCG.

1:00 PM: Australia need 184 to win the World Cup

12:55 PM: A brilliant bowling performance from Australia helped them restrict New Zealand innings 183 all out in 44.5 overs in the World Cup Final at the MCG.

12:52 PM: OUT! Southee is out 11(11)

12:48 PM: Trent Boult comes to the crease

12:45 PM: WICKET! Matt Henry is out 0(7)

12:35 PM: SIX! Southee delivers six

12:32 PM: End of 42, Total 4 runs scored in this over

12:30 PM: Matt Henry comes to bat

12:28 PM: OUT! Elliott is out at 83 (82).

12:24 PM: FOUR! Elliott delivers four

12:22 PM: Tim Southee comes to the crease

12:20 PM: OUT! Vettori is out at 9 (21)

12:15 PM: Over 40 ends! Total 6 runs scored in this over

12:12 PM: FOUR! Elliott delivers four

12:05 PM: After 38 overs, New Zealand at 157/6

12:02 PM: FOUR! Vettori hits four. It’s a brilliant shot.

11:58 AM: Over 37 ends! Only one run scored in this over

New Zealand at 151/6

11:56 AM: Daniel Vettori comes to bat

11:55 AM: OUT! Luke Ronchi is out at 0 (4). Starc takes the wicket

11:52 AM: No run scored in this over. New Zealand at 150/5 after 36 overs

11:50 AM: Luke Ronchi comes to the crease

11:48 AM: WICKET! Corey Anderson is out at 0 (2).

11:46 AM: Corey Anderson comes to bat

11:45 AM: OUT! Taylor is out at 40 (72)

11:40 AM: FOUR! Elliott hits four again

11:37 AM: End of 34 overs, total 8 runs scored in this over.

11:35 AM: FOUR! Elliott hits four

11:30 AM: BREAK! Another drinks break.

11:02 AM: Over 28 ends! New Zealand at 115/3

11:00 AM: FIFTY! Elliott completes his fifty against Australia in World Cup final

10:55 AM: End of over 27, New Zealand complete 100 runs. 

New Zealand at 108/3

Elliot: 47 (48)

Taylor: 26 (44)

10:52 AM: AGAIN FOUR! Taylor delivers boundary

10:50 AM: FOUR! Elliott hits four again. 

10:48 AM: Over 25 ends! Total 4 runs scored in this over.

New Zealand at 93/3

10:42 AM: FOUR! Elliott delivers boundary

10:38 AM: Score after 23 overs, New Zealand at 83/3.

10:35 AM: SIX! Elliott delivers six. 

10:30 AM: End of 22 over – Total 7 runs scored in this over. New Zealand at 77/3 

10:25 AM: FOUR! Elliott hits four

10:10 AM: Over 18 ends! New Zealand at 59/3

Elliott: 9 (13)

Taylor:  17 (25)

10:00 AM: DRINKS BREAK!

9:50 AM: No run scored in this over. Good over by Hazlewood.

New Zealand at 41/3 after 14 overs.

9:48 AM: Josh Hazlewood comes into the attack

9:46 AM: After 13 overs, New Zealand at 41/3

Grant Elliott: 1(2)

Ross Taylor: 7(6)

9:45 AM: Grant Elliott comes to the crease

9:44 AM: WICKET! Williamson is out at 12 (33)

9:42 AM: Over 12 ends! Total 5 runs scored in this over

New Zealand at 38/2.

9:40 AM: FOUR! Ross Taylor hits boundary

9:39 AM: Ross Taylor comes to bat

9:38 AM: WICKET! Guptill is out at 15 (34). Maxwell takes his first wicket.

9:33 AM: Total 7 runs scored in this over. New Zealand at 31/1 in 10 overs

9:32 AM: FOUR! Williamson delivers four.

9:25 AM: End of over 6! Total 4 runs scored in this over

9:22 AM: Only one run scored in this over. Good over by Starc. New Zealand are at 18/1 after 5 overs.

9:18 AM: SIX! Guptill hits six. Amazing shot by Guptill

9:16 AM: Over 3 ends! New Zealand at 11/1 against Australia 

9:15 AM: FOUR! Guptill hits boundary

9:12 AM: Score after 2 overs, New Zealand at 6/1

9:10 AM: FOUR! Williamson delivers four.

9:06 AM: Kane Williamson comes to the crease

9:05 AM: OUT! Brendon McCullum is out at 0 (3). Starc takes his first wicket.

New Zealand at 1/1 in 0.5 over.

9:01 AM: Mitchell Starc opens the attack

9:00 AM: Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum come to the crease. Guptill is on strike.

8:30 AM: New Zealand win the toss and elect to bat first against Australia.

First Published | 29 March 2015 8:44 AM
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