Australia cricket team has become world cricket champions again by defeating New Zealand in the final of 2015 cricket world cup. Australia beat New Zealand by 7 wickets to clinch fifth cricket world cup trophy. James Faulkner was declared man of the match for his three wickets in the final.
Last ODI match playing Australian Captain Michael Clarke made 74 runs in 72 balls in the run chase of 184 target. Steve Smith score the winning runs for Aussies and he remained unbeaten on 52. More than 93,000 cricket fans enjoyed this Australian victory at MCG, Melbourne.
The only thing went into New Zealand favor was the toss. They won toss and chose to bat but failed to score big runs in a crucial final. Australian bowlers bowled really well to restrict Kiwis from scoring. James Faulkner and Mitchell Johnson took 3-3 wickets each to all out New Zealand on 183 runs in 45 overs. Mitchell Starc also took two wickets in the match and becomes the highest wicket taker in the tournament.
Australia chased this 184 runs target in 32nd over of their innings to become world champions 5th time. Previous Aussies have won world cups in 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007.
Blackcaps played good cricket throughout the competition and they didn’t loss any game except final. Captain McCullum also mentioned this in final match presentation. He said, “It’s been one hell of a ride. We played outstanding cricket, we ran into an outstanding Australian side.”