Chelsea to tour Australia for first time in 50 years
Chelsea to tour Australia for first time in 50 years

English football club Chelsea will tour Australia for the first time in 50 years after reportedly agreeing to play Sydney FC in June.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia coach Darren Lehmann defends Brad Haddin, aggression
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia coach Darren Lehmann defends Brad Haddin, aggression

Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann has defended wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and the team`s vocal aggression during their World Cup final win over New Zealand.

James Faulkner got his clothes off in World Cup afterparty: Brad Haddin
James Faulkner got his clothes off in World Cup afterparty: Brad Haddin

Giving a peek into the Australian cricketers' celebration after the World Cup triumph, Brad Haddin, who's just announced retirement from One-Day International cricket, said all-rounder James Faulkner got his "clothes off" in the afterparty.

Australian keeper Brad Haddin apologises for radio comments
Australian keeper Brad Haddin apologises for radio comments

Australian wicket keeper Brad Haddin has said it was never his intention to offend anyone during a radio interview after Sunday's World Cup victory.

World Cup 2015: Dynasty beckons for triumphant Australia
World Cup 2015: Dynasty beckons for triumphant Australia

Dark sunglasses were the order of the day for Australia`s triumphant cricket team on Monday as they paraded the World Cup trophy to hundreds of fans at a public reception after a night of heavy partying at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Cricket World Cup: Starc was a bit too good for me, confesses Brendon McCullum
Cricket World Cup: Starc was a bit too good for me, confesses Brendon McCullum

Who could have imagined at the start of the World Cup that in a batsman-dominated game, the player of the tournament would eventually be a fast bowler? Australia's Mitchell Starc showed that a bowler with the right pace and control can make a mark in cricket's biggest stage, even in conditions favouring willowers.

Peeved ICC President Kamal leaves MCG before end of final
Peeved ICC President Kamal leaves MCG before end of final

Peeved at not being given the opportunity to hand out the World Cup trophy to the champions, International Cricket Council (ICC) President Mustafa Kamal left the Melbourne Cricket Ground even before the final between Australia and New Zealand finished.

World Cup 2015: Steve Smith burnishes captaincy credentials with final flourish
World Cup 2015: Steve Smith burnishes captaincy credentials with final flourish

Steve Smith`s pull to the Melbourne Cricket Ground fence to bring up the winning runs for Australia on Sunday was a fitting ending for a player who was instrumental in his team`s campaign for a fifth World Cup triumph.

President, PM congratulate Australia for World Cup win
President, PM congratulate Australia for World Cup win

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the Australia cricket team on winning the 2015 World Cup in Melbourne.

ICC World Cup final: Australia vs New Zealand - As it happened...
ICC World Cup final: Australia vs New Zealand - As it happened...

Welcome to the live coverage of ICC World Cup 2015 Final between co-hosts Australia and New Zealand being played at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Cricket World Cup: Special final between two evenly matched sides, says Graeme Smith
Cricket World Cup: Special final between two evenly matched sides, says Graeme Smith

Ahead of Sunday’s high-voltage cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand, former South Africa captain Graeme Smith on Saturday said both teams have powerful bowling line-ups and a plethora of destructive batsmen.

World Cup final could be last match I watch: Martin Crowe
World Cup final could be last match I watch: Martin Crowe

Not in the best health condition, New Zealand legend and former skipper Martin Crowe on Saturday said that the cricket World Cup final on Sunday could be the last cricket match he watches.

Melbourne Cricket Ground - fascinating history and cricketing folklore
Melbourne Cricket Ground - fascinating history and cricketing folklore

The Melbourne Cricket Ground's (MCG) hallowed surface will add another feather to its cap when it hosts the final of the 11th World Cup between tournament co-hosts Australia and New Zealand on Sunday.

Cricket World Cup: Brendon McCullum asks Indian fans to root for New Zealand in World Cup final
Cricket World Cup: Brendon McCullum asks Indian fans to root for New Zealand in World Cup final

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has beseeched the cricket-mad Indian fans to root for his team in tomorrow's World Cup final against four-time winners Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

2015 edition most followed cricket World Cup: ICC
2015 edition most followed cricket World Cup: ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday said that the 2015 World Cup has been the most followed and attended event in cricketing history.

ICC World Cup: West Indies-bound Phil Simmons backs Associates for next World Cup
ICC World Cup: West Indies-bound Phil Simmons backs Associates for next World Cup

Newly-appointed West Indies coach Phil Simmons encouraged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to keep faith with Associates teams for the next World Cup.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Kiwis descend on MCG to cheer on Black Caps in World Cup final
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Kiwis descend on MCG to cheer on Black Caps in World Cup final

Kiwi fans daubed in black came out in droves on Saturday to support New Zealand on the eve of their team`s first World Cup final, against fierce rivals Australia in Melbourne.

Aussies play their best, they`ll win final, says Michael Clarke
Aussies play their best, they`ll win final, says Michael Clarke

"I believe if we play our best, we can beat New Zealand tomorrow."

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Terminally ill Martin Crowe braced for `last` match
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Terminally ill Martin Crowe braced for `last` match

Terminally ill Martin Crowe admits that Sunday`s World Cup final between his beloved New Zealand and Australia could be the last game he`ll ever see.

Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia v New Zealand -- paths to World Cup final
Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia v New Zealand -- paths to World Cup final

 

Australia v New Zealand -- paths to Sunday`s World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (14:30 local/0330 GMT):
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