WC 2015: A look at past World Cup finals

Melbourne, March 29: Hosts Australia and New Zealand were playing the final of the 2015 cricket World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground here on Sunday.

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It was the seventh World Cup final for Australia while the first for New Zealand. Here is a list of brief results of World Cup finals played so far:


  • West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs at Lord's in London in 1975 [West Indies 291/8 in 60 overs, Aus 274 in 58.4 overs]
    Toss: Australia
    Man of the Match: Clive Lloyd (WI)

  • West Indies beat England by 92 runs at Lord's in London in 1979 [WI 286/9 in 60 overs, Eng 194 in 51 overs] Toss: England
    MoM: Vivian Richards (WI)

  • India beat West Indies by 43 runs at Lord's in London in 1983 [India 183 in 54.4 overs, WI 140 in 52 overs] Toss: WI
    MoM: Mohinder Amarnath (India)

  • Australia beat England by 7 runs at Eden Gardens in Kolkata in 1987 [Aus 253/5 in 50 overs, Eng 246/8 in 50 overs]
    Toss: Aus
    MoM: David Boon (Aus)

  • Pakistan beat England by 22 runs at MCG in Melbourne in 1992 [Pak 249/6 in 50 overs, Eng 227 in 49.2 overs]
    Toss: Pak
    MoM: Wasim Akram (Pak)

  • Sri Lanka beat Australia by 7 wickets at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore in 1996 [Aus 241/7 in 50 overs, SL 245/3 in 46.4 overs]
    Toss: SL
    MoM: Aravinda de Silva (SL)

  • Australia beat Pakistan by 8 wickets at Lord's in England in 1999 [Pak 132 in 39 overs, Aus 133/2 in 20.1 overs]
    Toss: Pak
    MoM: Shane Warne (Aus)

  • Australia beat India by 125 runs at Wanderers in Johannesburg in 2003 [Aus 359/2 in 50 overs, India 234 in 39.1 overs]
    Toss: India
    MoM: Ricky Ponting (Aus)

  • Australia beat Sri Lanka by  runs (D/L) at Kensington Oval in Barbados in 2007 [Aus 281/4 in 38 overs, SL 215/8 in 36 overs]
    Toss: Aus
    MoM: Adam Gilchrist (Aus)

  • India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets at Wankhede in Mumbai in 2011 [SL 274/6 in 50 overs, India 277/4 in 48.2 overs]
    Toss: SL
    MoM: MS Dhoni

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