As Steven Smith pulled the winning boundary to crush a New Zealand fairytale and clinch a fifth World Cup for...
A look back at the previous Cricket World Cup finals.
The two teams meet fortuitously if drawn together in international events, the players in leagues in third countries.
- Local derby adds spice to World Cup final
- COMMENT : It’s plucky NZ versus affluent Australia
- What other experts think....
- World Cup breaking records, capturing hearts: Richardson
- Clarke to quit one-dayers after final
- COMMENT : When the Australians took World Cup for granted
- Kiwis descend on MCG to cheer on Black Caps
- Ailing Crowe pens emotional tribute
- Aqeel survives Yasir scare to land title
- Outsiders reign supreme in Karachi races
- Underarm incident still resonates before Australia-New Zealand final
- MCG holds no fears for Black Caps, says Southee
- COMMENT: New Zealand face gigantic task at unfamiliar MCG
- Dharmasena, Kettleborough to supervise final
- Poor fitness blamed for Sri Lanka’s World Cup flop
- Finch not worried about form