Australia beat New Zealand by 7 wickets to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. This is a record fifth World Cup for the Australian team. New Zealand winning the toss and batting first were bowled out for 183 runs in 45 overs, thanks to Australia's pace power. Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson and James Faulkner shared 8 wickets among them helping Australia bundle out New Zealand, playing their first World Cup final. Chasing 184 for victory, the Aussies had very few hiccups reaching the target. They lost Aaron Finch for a duck in the second over. Nevertheless, David Warner (45) and Steven Smith (56*) held the batting order together and eased nerves in the Australian dugout.New Zealand had a ray of hope when Warner fell in the 13th over leaving Australia two wickets down for 63 runs. However, any chance of a comeback was totally destroyed when captain, Michael Clarke took control of the chase with Smith in the middle. Clarke playing his last ODI helped himself to a wonderful half-century. The Australian Captain who had been out-of-form so far could not have dreamed of a perfect time to find his touch back. The outgoing captain scored 74 runs from 72 balls before an inside edge rattled his woodwork. Australia by then had the World Cup firm in its sight. They needed just 9 runs from 113 balls. Shane Watson (2*), who came after Clarke along with Smith put New Zealand out of their misery with Smith hitting the winning boundary. Australian players who were waiting for the winning run, rushed into the field shouting, hugging and rejoicing. James Faulkner was named the Man of the Match for his impressive bowling figures of 9-1-36-3. His three wickets at a crucial time when New Zealand were 150-3 was instrumental in restricting the Kiwis to 183. Mitchell Starc with 22 wickets in the tournament was named the Player of the Tournament. He chipped in with two wickets in the final. Michael Clarke & co have now lifted the fifth World Cup for Australia probably signalling yet another era of Australian dominance of World Cricket.