Cricket World cup 2015: New Zealand obsessed by World Cup final
Cricket World cup 2015: New Zealand obsessed by World Cup final

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key decided not to attend Lee Kuan Yew`s funeral and left behind a bruising byelection defeat to be in Melbourne Sunday as he led his nation`s obsession with the World Cup final.

 ICC World Cup 2015: New Zealand eye World Cup history against Australia
ICC World Cup 2015: New Zealand eye World Cup history against Australia

New Zealand take the field in their maiden World Cup final on Sunday looking to cap an unbeaten streak by defeating co-hosts Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Australia vs New Zealand LIVE SCORE: ICC cricket World Cup 2015, Final, Melbourne
Australia vs New Zealand LIVE SCORE: ICC cricket World Cup 2015, Final, Melbourne

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.

Michael Hussey heaps praise on retiring skipper Michael Clarke
Michael Hussey heaps praise on retiring skipper Michael Clarke

Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey on Saturday lauded retiring skipper Michael Clarke’s work ethic, saying he has raised the standards of cricket in his country to newer heights.

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.

Cricket World Cup: Team India members arrive home; Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma land in Mumbai
Cricket World Cup: Team India members arrive home; Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma land in Mumbai

The Indian World Cup team members, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and star batsman Virat Kohli, arrived home from Australia in batches and left for their respective destinations, Cricket Board sources said.

Daniel Vettori has given half his life to game: Brendon McCullum
Daniel Vettori has given half his life to game: Brendon McCullum

In awe of "outstanding teammate and close friend" Daniel Vettori's achievements, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said he can only marvel at the all-rounder's contribution to the game in not just New Zealand but world over.

Hope Martin Crowe finds peace in time left for him: Brendon McCullum
Hope Martin Crowe finds peace in time left for him: Brendon McCullum

An emotional New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum today wished terminally ill former skipper Martin Crowe, who is battling lymphoma, to "find peace in the time left for him".

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 World Cup: Battle of wits may decide Australia, New Zealand final at MCG
ICC World Cup: Battle of wits may decide Australia, New Zealand final at MCG

Australia and New Zealand gear up for the 2015 ICC World Cup final and there isn't much to separate between the two sides who have been dominating and destructive in the entire tournament. A severe test of character and handling of pressure could determine the result in Melbourne on Sunday.

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: Team India deserves praise, not stones and criticism

The semi-final loss was heartbreaking. The Indian cricket team had been in superb form right throughout the tournament and they were expected to do the same against the mighty Aussies.

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.

Test cricket the pinnacle, says outgoing Michael Clarke
Test cricket the pinnacle, says outgoing Michael Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke accepted he may be running against the tide of public opinion but insisted he had no regrets about putting Test cricket above one-day and Twenty20 in his list of priorities in order to prolong his playing career.

ICC World Cup: `Ultimate game` excites New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum
ICC World Cup: `Ultimate game` excites New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said he was excited, not intimidated, at the prospect of leading his country in their first World Cup final when they face old foes Australia at the gigantic Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.