Fearsome fast bowling skittled New Zealand for 183, setting the platform for a fairytale end to captain Michael Clarke’s one-day international career as his slick 74 handed Australia a fifth World Cup crown.
Brendon McCullum won the toss and New Zealand will bat first in the 2015 World Cup final. The Melbourne surface is expected to be dry but full of runs
Ignore the stats, remember the stats and, if all else fails, offer a sacrifice to the gods
Richard Kettleborough is proud to follow in the footsteps of the legendary David Shepherd, someone he admired at the start of his umpiring career in the late 1990s, when he stands in the World Cup final on Sunday.
Andrew Strauss gave a huge lift to Turnham Green & Polytechnic, the Chiswick-based club who were chosen as the Middlesex showcase for NatWest CricketForce.
The BCB's tournament committee has introduced a new one-day tournament, as a part of the Bangladesh Cricket League, which will take place before Pakistan tour Bangladesh in April
The PCB chairman, Shaharyar Khan, has decided to appoint Azhar Ali as captain of Pakistan's ODI side, ESPNcricinfo understands
A round-up of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy matches on March 28, 2015
Australia captain Michael Clarke will retire from one-day internationals following Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand.
Tammy Beaumont is relishing the challenge of leading the England Women’s Academy on their tour to Dubai, where they will face their Australian equivalents – the Commonwealth Bank Shooting Stars.
New Zealand are unbeaten in this World Cup, but Australia's record at the MCG is strong: they have won 24 of their last 26 matches there
Jacob Duffy's career-best match haul of 9 for 123 laid the foundation of Otago's four-wicket win against table-toppers Canterbury in Dunedin
Australia captain Michael Clarke has announced that the 2015 World Cup final against New Zealand will be his final ODI
Northamptonshire head coach David Ripley is hoping several changes in personnel this winter will help the club bounce back from a disappointing 2014.
Ricky Ponting believes Australia are overwhelming favourites but added that if New Zealand manage to stick to their script in the World Cup so far, "anything can happen"
Gladstone Dainty has won re-election as USACA president for a fourth term at the USACA general elections held in Texas
England women international Sarah Taylor has won the Andrea McCauley Trophy after she was named South Australian Scorpions player of the year for 2014/15.
They were notably down on confidence at the Champions Trophy in 2013 but the changes in mindset since then have taken them all the way into the World Cup final
New Zealand may be the "little brothers from across the ditch" but they are heading to the MCG and keen to remind their hosts of the local rivalry
India's ODI captain MS Dhoni has issued a stinging criticism of state associations' handling of India's fast-bowling resources