Statistical highlights of the cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand

Statistical highlights of the cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand at the MCG here.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 29, 2015, 21:01 PM IST
Statistical highlights of the cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand

Melbourne: Statistical highlights of the cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand at the MCG here.

# With 547 runs at an average of 68.37 in nine matches, Martin Guptill has finished as the leading run-getter in this World Cup, surpassing Kumar Sangakkara's tally of 541 (ave.108.20) in seven matches.

# Guptill became the first New Zealand player to amass 500 runs in a single edition of the World Cup. Scott Styris had aggregated 499 (ave.83.16) in ten matches in 2006-07 - the previous best by a New Zealand batsman in a World Cup edition.

# James Faulkner (3/36) has recorded his best figures in the World Cup, eclipsing the three for 48 vs Sri Lanka at Sydney on March 8, 2015.

# Faulkner has deservingly got his first Man of the Match award at the World Cup. His first award against New Zealand is his fourth in ODIs.

# Michael Clarke (74 off 72 balls has posted his seventh World Cup fifty.

# Clarke, during the course of his 8th fifty vs New Zealand, has completed his 1,000 runs against them - his tally being 1018 (ave.40.72) in 31 matches.

# Clarke became the fourth Australian captain to record a fifty-plus in a World Cup final. He has joined Ian Chappell (62 vs West Indies at Lord's in 1975), Mark Taylor (74 vs Sri Lanka at Lahore in 1996) and Ricky Ponting (140 not out vs India at Johannesburg in 2003).

# Clarke is averaging 75.81 in a winning cause in World Cups - his aggregate being 834 in 21 innings, including eight fifties. Amongst the batsmen with 750 runs or more in a winning cause in World Cups, his average is the second highest next only to the 77.54 by AB de Villiers - his tally being 853 in 14 matches, including four hundreds and three fifties (minimum 750 runs).

# Australia's magnificent victory by seven wickets is their fifth World Cup title.

# Australia became the first team to win the World Cup title five times - by 7 runs vs England at Kolkata on November 8, 1987; by 8 wickets vs Pakistan at Lord's on June 20, 1999; by 125 runs vs India at Johannesburg on March 23, 2003, by 53 runs vs Sri Lanka at Bridgetown on April 28, 2007 and by 7 wickets vs New Zealand at Melbourne on March 29, 2015.

# West Indies and India have won two titles each followed by Sri Lanka and Pakistan - one each.

# The Melbourne ODI between Australia and New Zealand was the 400th game in the history of the World Cup. The said triumph is the 50th under Michael Clarke's captaincy.

# Clarke's captaincy record in ODIs is - 50 wins, 21 defeats and three no-result games out of 74 contested - success per centage 70.42.

# Clarke has become the fourth Australian captain to produce 50 or more wins in ODIs, joining Ricky Ponting (164), Allan Border (107) and Steve Waugh (67).

# In New Zealand's innings, four ducks have been recorded - the second most in a World Cup final behind the five in England's innings of 194 vs West Indies vs West Indies at Lord's on June 23, 1979.

# Mitchell Starc, with 22 wickets at 10.18 runs apiece in eight innings, is the top wicket-taker for Australia. Both Trent Boult (22 at 16.86 in nine innings) and Starc are the leading wicket-takers in this World Cup.

# Starc has deservingly got his fourth Player of the Series/tournament award - his first at the World Cup.

# Brendon McCullum became the first captain to post a duck in a World Cup final. With Aaron Finch also getting duck, the first instance of both openers (one each from both the teams) registering ducks in a World Cup final has been recorded.

# Grant Elliott (83 off 82 balls) has recorded his second fifty at the World Cup - his highest is unbeaten 84 vs South Africa at Auckland on March 24, 2015. He is the first batsman to register a 75-plus in the semi-final as well as in the final in the same World Cup tournament.

# Steven Smith became the sixth batsman to post a fifty each in the semi-final and the final of the same World Cup. He has joined England's Mike Brearley (1979), Australia's David Boon (1987), Pakistan's Javed Miandad (1992), Sri Lanka's Aravinda de Silva (1996) and New Zealand's Grant Elliott (2015).

# Brad Haddin, with 16 dismissals in eight innings, is the top wicket-keeper with most dismissals in this World Cup, overtaking Mahendra Singh Dhoni's tally of 15 in eight innings.

# At 37 years 157 days, Haddin became the oldest Australian player to appear in a World Cup final, surpassing Glenn McGrath's record. McGrath was 37 years and 78 days old when he represented in the 2007 Final. West Indian Rohan Kanhai, at 39 years 177 days, was the oldest player when he appeared in the 1975 World Cup final.

# Mitchell Johnson (3/30) took his tally to 25 (ave.22.28) in 15 matches in World Cups, including a four-wicket haul each against Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and New Zealand.

# Kumar Dharmasena has become the first individual to appear in a World Cup Final (1996) apart from umpiring as on-field umpire in this World Cup. In the 1996 final, he had appeared against Australia at Lahore on March 17, 1996.

# Steven Smith became the first batsman to post five successive fifties in this World Cup - his innings being 95, 72, 65, 105 and 56 not out.

# Seven ducks have been recorde for New Zealand in two World Cup games against Australia in this competition. In other games, not even a single duck has been recorded for them.