Australia wins ICC Cricket World Cup for 5th time

Australia on 29 March 2015 won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 for the record fifth time.

In the final match Australia defeated co-hosts of the tournament, New Zealand by 7 wickets played at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia.

In the final match, New Zealand had won the toss and had chosen to bat first. They had set the target of 183 runs to Australia after losing all wickets in the 45th over.

Australian team easily overhauled the target in the 34th over with 7 wickets in hand.

  • Captain of Australian Team- Michael Clarke.
  • Captain of New Zealand Team- Brendon McCullum.

In the final match, Australian bowlers James Faulkner and Mitchell Johnson had bagged 3 wickets each, while Mitchell Starc had claimed two wickets. Captain Michael Clarke had scored 74 runs and Steve Smith 56 runs.

Previously, Australia had won the Cricket World Cup in 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007.

It was first time of New Zealand to enter final of Cricket World Cup. In the previous world cup’s they were defeated for six times in the semi-finals.

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