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.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum kept everyone guessing about his retirement from ODI cricket as he didn't want the spotlight to be drawn away from Australia's convincing victory in the World Cup final.
Echoing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's views on the ODI four-fielder rule, Australian captain Michael Clarke said he would like to have five fielders outside the 30-yard circle as it gives the bowlers more of a chance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.