- On this day seven years ago, Australia won their fifth cricket World Cup title.
- They were up against New Zealand who could manage just 183 runs
- Australia chased the target easily in the 34th over
There is no limit to Australia winning cricket World Cups. on 29th March 2015, team Australia went on to win their fifth World Cup the most by any country. And the cherry on top was that the Kangaroos won it in front of a jam-packed Melbourne Stadium. It is estimated that about 93,000 fans took to MCG to watch their team battle it out for the trophy with New Zealand who was playing their first tournament final having qualified for the semi-finals six times before.
The two teams who played some outstanding cricket throughout the tournament met on the morning of the 29th. The white ferns took the pitch first after winning the toss. Things began to crumble for the Kiwis very early into the game when an electric delivery from Starc bowled out New Zealand’s hitter Brendon McCullum. Ross Taylor and Grant Elliot rose to the occasion scoring 40 and 83 which helped the Black Caps score a fragile 183. Four New Zealand players went back to the Pavilion scoring zero runs and the entire team got out in the 45th over.
183 was nothing for the mighty Aussies. With the crowd as their 12th man, the top order did the job for the men in yellow. It took David Warner, Steven Smith and Michael Clarke just 33.1 overs to seal the deal for their team. It was a glorious day and a stunning win for Australia.
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