Photos: Awesome Australia win 5th World Cup at MCG

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Melbourne, March 29: Australia crushed New Zealand to win the ICC World Cup 2015 here today at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in front of 93,000 spectators.

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James Faulkner was named Man-of-the-match for his three crucial wickets while Mitchell Starc took home the Player-of-the-tournament honour for his 22 wickets, joint most in the event.

New Zealand were bundled out for 183 and Australia clinched victory by 7 wickets. Steve Smith hit the winning runs. Captain Michael Clarke bowed out of ODIs with the trophy.

Here are the pictures of Australia's World Cup winning moments

The start of domination

Australian players celebrate a wicket at MCG. The winning journey began here when they bundled out the Kiwis for 183

Captain leads from the front

Michael Clarke (right) is congratulated by his counterpart Brendon McCullum after his final ODI innings where he scored 74 off 72 balls. Clarke retired from ODIs after this match

Respect for Clarke

Team-mates stand at the boundary and applaud Clarke as he returns after scoring 74

The winning moment

Shane Watson (left) and Steve Smith celebrate as they run between the wickets after the latter hit the winning runs

Celebrations begin

All the Australian players rushed on to the ground immediately after Smith's boundary

Clarke holds the trophy

Clarke holds the World Cup trophy aloft in joy

Player of the tournament

Mitchell Starc receives Player-of-the-tournament award from Sachin Tendulkar. Starc took 22 wickets

Acknowledging the crowd

Clarke and his team-mates acknowledge the cheers from the MCG crowd. Over 93,000 were at the stadium. This is a record attendance for any cricket match in Australia

The cup of joy

All the Australian players celebrate with the World Cup trophy

The champoins

The Australian team poses in front of the champions board

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