The cricket festival finally ends. Melbourne going crazy, crowd goes wild. The new champions arrived. Here’s the complete review and result of the match.
New Zealand won the toss and elect to bat first.
New Zealand : Unchanged team.
Australia : Unchanged team.
Playing XI -New Zealand :
Martin Guptil, Brendon McCullum (captain), Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Grant Elliot, Daniel Vettori, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Matt Henry.
Playing XI - Australia :
David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Michael Clarke (captain), Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Jose Hazzlewood.
New Zealand’s Innings:
Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptil open the innings for New Zealand. Mitchell Starc gave a shock to bkackcaps. He removed Brendon McCullum with fast swinging yorker in the very first over of the match. Kane Williamson and Martin Guptil went very early and New Zealand pushed into big trouble by Aussies. They were 39 for 3 at one stage.
Ross Taylor and inform batsman Grant Elliot take the responsibility to rebuilt the innings. Both the batsman put 111 run partnership. Grant Elliot successfully scored his 9th half century. Ross Taylor dismissed at 40 by James Faulkner in the very first ball of the batting power play. Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi gone very soon. The set batsman Elliot falls on 83. Tails doesn’t stay long.
Final Score : New Zealand : 183/10 (45)
Top Scorer: Grant Elliot : 83(82)(4s’-7)(6’s-1)
Batting Card :
Brendon McCullum : 0(3)
Martin Guptil : 15(34)(4’s-1)(6’s-1)
Kane Willamson : 12(33)(4’s-1)
Ross Taylor : 40(72)(4’s-2)
Grant Elliot : 83(82)(4’s-7)(6’s-1)
Corey Anderson : 0(2)
Luke Ronchi : 0(4)
Daniel Vettori : 9(21)(4’s-1)
Tim Southee : 11(11)(6’s-1)
Matt Henry : 0(7)
Trent Boult : 0*(1)
Australia’s Bowling Card:
Mitchell Starc : 2 for 20
Josh Hazzlewood : 0 for 30
Mitchell Johnson : 3 for 30
Glenn Maxwell : 1 for 37
James Faulkner :3 for 36
Shane Watson : 0 for 23
David Warner and Aaron Finch open the innings for Australia. Trent Boult dismiss Aaron Finch in the second over. David Warner fires in the other end. He dismissed at 45. The skipper Michael Clarke who played his last ODI match joints with Steve Smith.
Both the players take the match away form New Zealand. Michael Clarke Scores his 58th ODI half century. Both the players ensure the victory and help the Australia lift the world cup for the 5th time.
Final Score : Australia - 186/3(33.1)
Top Scorer : Michael Clarke - 74(72)(4's-10)(6's-1)
David Warner : 45(46)(4’s-7)
Aaron Finch : 0(5)
Steve Smith : 56*(71)(4's-3)
Michael Clarke : 74(72)(4's-10)(6's-1)
Shane Watson : 2*(5)
New Zealand’s Bowling Card:
Tim Southee : 0 for 63
Trent Boult : 1 for 40
Daniel Vettori : 0 for 25
Matt Henry : 2 for 42
Corey Anderson : 0 for 7
MATCH RESULT : AUSTRALIA WON THE MATCH BY 7 WICKETS AND THEY ARE THE NEW WORLD CHAMPIONS.