World Cup 2015, Final: Australia Vs New Zealand, at Melbourne, 29 Mar, 2015
Match scheduled to begin at 14:30 local time (03:30 GMT, 9:00 AM IST)
Teams: Australia Vs New Zealand
Venu: Played at Melbourne
Match Time: 9:00 AM IST, 3:30 GMT
Toss: New Zealand won the toss & bat first
Series Records Most RunsCenturiesFiftiesFoursSixesWicketsCatches
Australia win the World Cup for the fifth time. 1987 - Eden Gardens, 1999 - Lord's, 2003 - Wanderers, 2007 - Kensington Oval, but winning at the MCG at home must be really special.
Mitchell Starc is the Player of the Tournament. He picked up 22 wickets at an average of 10.18 in 8 innings, Tendulkar gives him the award.
James Faulkner is the Man of the Final for his 3/36 and he receives the award from Sachin Tendulkar.
Previous ODI matches results:
New Zealand : W W W W W
Australia: W W W W W
The Melbourne pitch has tended to be bouncy, but batsman-friendly through the tournament, and Sunday's surface is not expected to be any different. With a straw-coloured surface prepared, there is unlikely to be much in the way of swing and seam. There is a reserve day for the match, but no rain is forecast for Sunday.
Match Stats:Australia have won their last six matches at the MCG, going back to 2012. They did however, lose their most recent match against New Zealand there, in 2009.
Clarke needs 93 runs to reach 8000 career ODI runs. He currently sits fourth on Australia's ODI run-scorers' list.
Trent Boult and Mitchell Starc are the tournament's top wicket-takers, with 21 and 20 scalps respectively. Boult has taken his wickets at an average of 15.76. Starc's taken his at 10.20.
Australia v New Zealand - One Day International Records (Since 1974)
Total Match - 125
Australia Won - 84
New Zealand Won - 35
Tied - 0No Result - 6
First Match: Australia won by 7 wickets at Dunedin, Mar 30, 1974
Last Match: 20th match in World Cup - New Zealand won by 1 wicket at Eden Park, Auckland on Feb 28, 2015.
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