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.
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
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 Australian team poses in front of the champions board