Cricket fraternity lauds world champions Australia
Australia dominated the world stage once again as they blew away New Zealand in an one-sided affair in the final of the ICC World Cup 2015 in Melbourne on Sunday. Australia chased down New Zealand's paltry target of 184 runs by seven wickets to bag their fifth World Cup in the history of the game.
New Delhi: Australia dominated the world stage once again as they blew away shabby New Zealand in the final of the ICC World Cup 2015 in Melbourne on Sunday. Australia chased down New Zealand's paltry target of 184 runs by seven wickets to bag their fifth World Cup in the history of the game.
Australia had earlier won the coveted trophy in 1989, 1999, 2003 and 2007. They have been excellent in the whole tournament and were terrific since the knock-out stage began. Michael Clarke who played his last ODI of his career scored a well made 74 runs and was well supported by Steve Smith who made an unbeaten 56.
The crowd of 93,000 witnessed another great effort from their home team.
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James Faulkner bagged the man-of-the-match award for picking up three wickets.
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Australia's Mitchell Starc won the player of the tournament for picking 22 wickets.
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Australia's win ensured a second back to back World Cup victory for a host team after India became champions in 2011. The cricket fraternity lauded world champions Australia for their excellent show.
They expressed their views through social micro-blogging site, Twitter.
Well played Australia you were the best team by far and your wins from the quarterfinals onwards were clinical and showed your superiority!
— Brian Lara (@BrianLara) March 29, 2015
Anyhow Australia you're champion. Hats off to you
— Imran Nazir (@imrancrickter) March 29, 2015
Fittingly Steve Smith hits the winning run. This has been his summer in Australia.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 29, 2015
Australia coped with the pressure very impressively. Deserved to win in front of their own record crowd, congrats!
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) March 29, 2015
Too good Australia.. just too good !! Congratulations !!!
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) March 29, 2015
4 title wins in last 5 world cups is a testimony to the Australian cricket culture. Well done Australia! #ICCCricketWorldCup
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) March 29, 2015
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) March 29, 2015
World Champions ... Well done Australia https://t.co/H5oTxBPOX8
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 29, 2015
Congrats to Australia in the #CWC15Final. They were the favourites before the tournament, best team in it and thoroughly deserved their win.
— Geoffrey Boycott (@GeoffreyBoycott) March 29, 2015
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) March 29, 2015
— Trent Boult (@trent_boult) March 29, 2015